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29 Jul
Trump vs Fed Rate Hikes

Trump Vs the Fed: The President Confronts Federal Reserve on Rising Rates

Trump vs. the Fed It was President Trump vs the Fed and chairman Jerome Powell this week. The President caused a stir when he questioned the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.  It was something of an unprecedented move. Since the Federal Reserve is independent and separate from the federal government, it broke the standard norm of […]

24 Jun
Russia ditching US treasuries

Russia Is Ditching Treasuries for Gold, Re-Thinking Safe Haven. But Gold Prices Remained Stuck This Week.

Russia Is Ditching Treasuries for Gold, and It’s Not the Only One Are the Russians re-thinking safe haven? Russia is ditching treasuries for gold in recent months. In April, Russia slashed its holdings of U.S. debt in half. This was following fresh sanctions slapped on various Russian businesses and individuals. The senior adviser at Danske Bank […]

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 […]

14 May
gold ingots

Gold Posted a Positive Week after Early Struggle

After Battling a Strengthening Dollar This Week, Gold Posted a Positive Week by Friday Metals were down in the early part of the week. However on Thursday it got a slight boost that it held onto through Friday. In the end gold posted a positive week despite the earlier losses. The dollar rallied this week […]

06 May
Bandaged Ben

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged and Inflation Expectations Are Increasing

Gold Battled Headwinds Early in the week gold struggled against a rising dollar index. It managed to hold just above $1,300. Some muted geopolitical fears after North and South Korean peace talks continued to put the brakes on gold as well. There was also some sell-off, which pushed prices down further. On Wednesday though, gold prices […]

30 Apr
dollar and gold correlation

Gold Under Pressure This Week from the Greenback, But Problems in the Bond Market Are Looming

Gold Under Pressure from Rising Greenback This Week Precious metals were rallying early in the week, but faced some push back on Thursday. By Friday gold prices lifted again slightly and were sitting just over $1,320. Silver ended the week around $16.55. The resistance mid-week came from a rising dollar index. As it retreated again […]

25 Feb
BRICS

Gold Buying Goes Up Around the Globe As BRICS Countries Eye More Gold, Venezuela Toys with Gold Backed Cryptocurrency

Russia Passes China in Gold Holdings as Gold Buying Goes Up Around the Globe The Russian central bank passed China last year in increasing gold holdings as gold buying goes up around the globe. Russia has been buying gold every month for almost three years, while China’s accrual has tapered off slightly. This past month, […]

20 Nov
gold bars 50 day moving average

Gold Broke Out Over Its 50-Day Moving Average As Stock Market Fell This Week and Yield Curve Flattened

Gold Broke Out Over Its 50-Day Moving Average This Week Closing out the week just over $1,290, gold broke out over its 50-day moving average this week. With gold making its second weekly gain, it was building on last week’s safe haven rally. It opened the week at $1,277. Silver opened at about $16.95 and […]

05 Nov

October Spending Hit A Quarter of a Trillion Dollars – How Massive Can the Deficit Get?

October Spending Hit a Quarter of a Trillion Dollars The big story right now that no one is talking about is that October spending hit a quarter of a trillion dollars. October is generally considered a better month for the U.S. Treasury Department with the additional revenue of tax extension filers, but even with the […]

08 Oct
complacent stock market

Complacency in the Markets Affecting Gold

Complacency in the Markets Affecting Gold Negatively This Week The stock market continues to set new highs this week. As these records rack up, there is right now a great deal of complacency in the markets affecting gold. Gold fell slightly again this week under pressure from new stock market highs and interest rate talk. It […]

16 Jul
Will Bitcoin be backed by gold?

Gold and Cryptocurrency Forming a New Relationship?

A Cryptocurrency Backed By Gold? Sure Makes Sense, Doesn’t It? Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have experienced massive rallies recently as a possible, alternative safe haven investment.  Are Gold and Cryptocurrency forming a New Relationship? Naturally, a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin brings inherit fears of instability and raises questions from investors. This being mainly because the “currency” […]

18 Jun
interest rates up June 2017

Gold Retreats after Fed Raises Rates, but Gold Still Looks Safe Long Term

Gold Retreats after Fed Raises Rates a Quarter Point This week gold retreated from its rally following the Fed announcement Wednesday that lifted rates a quarter point. Gold still looks safe long term, however, and made back some small gains Friday as the dollar index experienced some weakening. The dollar index strengthened Wednesday following the […]

28 May
Shanghai Stock Exchange

China Downgrade Worrying Investors This Week and Gold Looks Resilient

China Downgrade Worrying Investors As the Country’s Financial Strength in Question Gold had another strong week, and looks like it is moving out of its recent sluggishness. With Moody’s China downgrade worrying investors this week, the dollar continuing to show weakness, and a possible rate hike, gold is looking attractive and shows signs that it will […]

19 Feb
inflation chart

Rising Inflation Will Boost Gold Prices Down the Road

Rising Inflation Will Boost Gold and Silver The current economic outlook is anticipating inflation in the not-so-distant future, and rising inflation will boost gold and silver prices. Consumer prices are up 0.6% in January and 2.5% over the last year. Price seem to be rising at the fastest pace in about six years. Rising inflation is to […]

05 Feb
Dodd-Frank Act Repealed

President Trump Repeals Dodd Frank Regulations; Gold Breaks Above $1,200 Again

President Trump Repeals Dodd Frank Regulations Triggering Stock Market Rally The Dow closed 187 points up on Friday settling just over 20,000. Investor confidence got a boost as President Trump repeals Dodd Frank regulations. Goldman Sachs and other banking institutions were once again the big winners (unsurprisingly). The boost came Friday afternoon after President Trump signed […]

04 Dec
Gold Bull Market Coming

Re-thinking Gold Buying Opportunities and the Current Price Dip

RE-THINKING GOLD BUYING OPPORTUNITIES & TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CURRENT PRICE DIP Gold prices have been falling since Donald Trump’s election win, and as price dips, it is an optimal time for strategically re-thinking gold buying opportunities of the wealth preserving asset. Most analysts predicted that a Trump win would be positive for gold due to […]

20 Nov
dollars gauging volatility

Does the VIX Still Accurately Measure Fear?

DOES THE VIX STILL ACCURATELY MEASURE FEAR? OR IS IT NOW THE DOLLAR? The VIX does not seem to accurately measure fear anymore. The VIX – or volatility index – shows the markets’ 30-day forecast for volatility. It describes implied volatilities, is constructed partly from both calls and puts, is forward-looking, and referred to as […]

25 Sep
Janet Yellen and Fed Do Not Raise Rates

Fed Fears Keep Rates Low, Gold and Silver Rally

Gold Has Shining Week After Fed Decision Not to Hike Rates Gold and silver both ended the week on highs after the Fed announced its decision not to raise interest rates. The metals had their greatest weekly advance since July. Stocks and bonds initially rallied after the Thursday announcement as well, before they experienced pull […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 May
Gold Market May Bull

Gold Enters a Bull Market with 30-Year Record High Demand; Rally Likely to Continue, Say Experts

Gold Enters a Bull Market, According to JP Morgan One of Wall Street’s largest institutions, JP Morgan Private Bank, is betting on the gold rally to continue. Solita Marcelli, the bank’s head of fixed incomes, commodities and currencies, holds the view that gold could hit at least $1400 per ounce by the end of the year. […]

08 May
Gold Market May

Gold Price Hits $1,300 – Could it be Moving Towards $1,500? Dollar Slump Continues to Drive Price While Stock Market Reels from Crushing Week

Gold Price Hits $1,300 On Monday, gold spot price passed the $1300 mark for the first time in over a year. Gold is up now 22 percent for the year and is crushing stocks, bonds, and most other asset classes. Gold’s performance this year has been driven by a few different factors. The first was […]

17 Apr
Chinese Market and Gold

What the Chinese Market Could Mean for Gold Price; Silver Price Rallies, Outstrips Gold This Week on Performance for First Time in Four Years

Is China Becoming an Even Bigger Player in the World’s Gold Market? Despite the price dip in gold this week, other market trends point towards future increases in demand that could drive prices up. China, with the world’s second largest economy, is already an important power player in the gold market, and is set to […]

10 Apr
The Brexit and What it Means

The “Brexit” and What it Could Mean for Gold and Silver

  The Brexit, Concern Over EU Stability, and Trade Deals Increases Safe Haven Gold Investing Economic uncertainty in the European Union continues to drive safe haven gold investment in Europe after a failed referendum on EU-Ukraine trade relations. Concern over Great Britain’s upcoming referendum on EU membership (set to take place in June) is also straining […]

03 Apr
Gold in Q1

Q1-2016 Closes as Gold’s Best Gaining Period Since 1986

  Gold’s Best Gaining Period Since 1986- Q1 Closes with Strong Gold Outlook As the stock market and dollar retreated this week, gold prices edged higher, finishing the quarter with a 16 percent rise. Despite some slowing from market correcting through March, we witnessed gold’s best gaining period since 1986. On March 29, The Fed […]