Tag: EU

17 Jun
Trade War with China

Gold Hammered by Strong Dollar Friday And Trade War with China Remains in Focus

Gold Hammered by Strong Dollar Friday As Trade War Remains in Focus Precious metals struggled Friday. Though gold hit a two week high earlier in the week climbing to $1,313, Friday saw gold hammered by strong dollar index. Trade war and tariffs dominated headlines. President Trump levied 25% tariffs on 800 Chinese imported goods, and […]

03 Jun
Italian Bond Market Worries

Gold Fluctuated with the Dollar This Week While Italian Bond Drama Continued

Italian Bond Drama Continued This Week European geopolitics continued to cause volatility in the markets this week. Last week, Italy in particular triggered concern, and this week the Italian bond drama continued. This week, the Italian 10-year bond yield was at a 4 year high while the Italian 2-year yield had its biggest jump in […]

02 Apr
gold bar on grains

3 Things That Will Fuel Gold Rally Are Here

3 Things That Will Fuel Gold Rally There are 3 things that will fuel gold rally that are abundantly transparent in the markets already. This week, gold continued its upward climb touching above $1,250.  Take a look at what’s driving this rally. 1. Inflation Some analysts are predicting gold to soar to $1,500 soon as […]

13 Feb
the EU

Increasing European Political Uncertainty Will Be a Driver for Gold

Increasing European Political Uncertainty and Populism Will Fuel Safe Haven Demand Plummeting levels of confidence in national governments (and even more so in the EU) is leading to increasing European political uncertainty. This is true in the U.S. as well. Donald Trump’s election and the Brexit vote are indicators of rising populism and uncertainty. Other […]

22 Jan
Ray Dialo Fund Manager

How Populism Will Be Biggest Driver of Markets in the Future

Why Populism Will Be Biggest Driver of Markets According to the Largest Hedge Fund’s Manager Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates (considered the world’s largest hedge fund), believes that populism will be biggest driver of markets and money in the future. Populism will be even more influential than monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and […]

02 Oct
Deutsche Bank Failing

Deutsche Bank’s Instability Revives Fears of 2008

Deutsche Bank Strikes Fears of Lehman Brothers Repeat Deutsche Bank sent liquidity fears through the markets on Thursday reminiscent of the lead-up to the 2008 crash. The bank’s stock fell to all-time lows on Thursday on liquidity concerns as large funds began to withdraw excess cash and positions at Deutsche Bank. The bank, which is […]

18 Sep
Boris Johnson Brexit

Boris Johnson Says Britain Will Begin Brexit Talks Soon

Boris Johnson: Brexit Negotiations Could Begin Early 2017 Boris Johnson says Britain will begin Brexit talks soon. Johnson, the British Foreign Secretary and staunch “Leave” vote advocate told the Italian prime minister this week that Brexit talks could begin as soon as early 2017. Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, campaigned heavily for Great […]

27 Aug
Economic Indicators About Trump vs. Clinton

What Economic Indicators Are Saying About Trump vs. Clinton

The Markets’ Take on a Trump Presidency Presidential elections in the U.S. have significant impact on market movements. Even the anticipation of (before the candidate is even elected) what a candidate might do is impactful. According to some hedge fund managers, there is a correlation right now happening between investors wanting to hedge against a […]

21 Aug
Nixon Closes the Gold Standard

45-Year Anniversary of Fiat Currency Replacing Gold

Just Over 45 Years Ago the U.S. Left the Gold Standard – What Has Happened Since? We just passed the 45-year anniversary of fiat currency replacing gold. 45 years ago – August 15, 1971 – President Nixon declared the end of the United States’s decades long, gold backed monetary system and replaced it with the current […]

26 Jun
The Brexit Aftermath

The Brexit Aftermath

What the Brexit Vote Means for Gold, Stocks, Currencies, and Banks On Thursday, Britain voted by 51.9% majority to leave the European Union. By Friday morning, the global markets – mostly poised for a “Remain” vote – were in chaos as the Brexit spurred a massive sell-off. This is a monumental event of which the […]

22 Jun

What Today’s Brexit Vote Means to Investors

What the Brexit Vote Means for the European Union and the Future Britain holds a historic vote this Thursday – June 23rd – to determine whether they will remain in or leave the European Union. The question will be determined by referendum – a yes or no question decided by popular vote. What does it […]

19 Jun

3 Reasons Why Gold Prices Have Bright Outlook

3 Reasons Why Gold Prices Have Bright Outlook The “Brexit” The Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates German and Japanese negative interest rates Right now, the potential Brexit and the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision (see next section below) are two of the key drivers for gold’s rising price. A third, more long-term driver continues […]

12 Jun
Golden Bull Market fights the bear

Gold Prices Rise and Stocks Fall with Increased Concern Over Global Economy

Gold and Silver Prices Strong This Week, Stocks Vulnerable Gold and silver prices continued rise this week following its strong close the previous Friday. Ominous signs about the stability of the U.S. economy started to become apparent after a much weaker than expected jobs data report last week. A few days prior, Janet Yellen, chair […]