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19 Nov
tech stocks down

Something’s in the Air – 11/19

Something’s in the Air- 11/19 Another Stock Market Sell-Off. The Drudge Report headline Thursday morning read, “STOCKS ERASE GAINS FOR YEAR; TRILLION WIPED OFF TECH; GOLDMAN: BOOST CASH. Another wave of selling in the stock market was no surprise to our readers. It’s been a rout in Nasdaq stocks.  We have already pointed out the […]

24 Oct
stock market warning signs

Warning Signs Still Flashing!

October 24, 2018:  Investors hit by another DOW tumble as another 608 points are lost. – The stock market has given up all of its 2018 gains.  – The Dow Industrials have already lost 7.1 percent of their value just this month.  – The NASDAQ is currently having its worst month since November of 2008. […]

07 Oct

Is the Fed About to Tank the Stock Market?

Sometimes I like to share the views of others, views that deserve serious consideration.  One of those views is that the Federal Reserve is about ready to tank the stock market. Although there are some, not all of those who believe this think the Fed is about to drive a stake through the heart of […]

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 […]

01 Apr
gold bars

Several Reasons Gold Is Looking More Bullish Right Now to Investors

Gold Is Looking More Bullish As Goldman Sachs Upgrades Gold Expectations to “Outperform” As the stock market teeters on correction mode, gold is looking more bullish. Goldman Sachs even upgraded gold outlook this week. The investment bank expects precious metals to “outperform” over the coming months. This is based partly on empirical data that shows […]

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 […]

29 Jan
Hoover and the Soup Kitchens

History Repeating Itself? Lessons from Hoover on Trade Policy

Lessons from Hoover on Trade Policy: The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act As the Trump administration starts enacting new policy, history can illuminate some valuable lessons from Hoover on trade policy and its implications. These implications could have especially relevant repercussions today. Trade has been an cornerstone of Trump’s campaign. This week he signed an executive order canceling the […]

16 Nov
Trumpflation and Gold

“Trumpflation” and What it Means for Gold

“TRUMPFLATION” AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN FOR GOLD IN THE TRUMP ERA What does a Trump presidency mean for inflation, the markets, and your financial future? From what history tells and the President Elect has promised in his policy outlines, it will be debt, inflation, market collapse, and a potential trade war. While Mr. Trump promises […]

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 […]

07 Aug
Precious Metals Bull Market

More Global Financial Risk; What Is Silver Saying about the Precious Metals Bull Market?

What the Gold Market Is Saying about Global Risk, Bank of England Rate Cuts, Japanese Stimulus Michael Preiss of Taurus Wealth Advisors believes the global economic outlook is recession and stagnation. In his analysis on CNBC he stated that the gold market can reveal much about the state of the economy. He points out that […]

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 […]

20 May
The Brexit

Gold Lifts as “Brexit” Fears Shake the Markets

The “Brexit” Politics and Their Impact on the Markets A few weeks ago we touched on the possibility of Great Britain voting to leave the European Union and what the impact of this move would be on gold and the markets. The referendum for the British exit – known most commonly as the “Brexit” – […]

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 […]