Tag Archive: draghi

Will Central Bankers Ignite the Next Leg Up?

Gold has been trading around the $1300 mark for several sessions now, and the yellow metal may simply be biding its time until there is enough buying “tinder” to stage a clean upside breakout above the recent highs. Fortunately for the gold bulls, there are numerous issues that could potentially fuel a significant break higher in prices, and one of them could be this week’s Fed symposium taking place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This symposium is hosted by the Kansas City Federal Reserve and essentially... Continue Reading

Let the Money Printing Continue

Much of the recent talk in the financial media has been centered on Donald Trump taking office and what the new Presidential administration may be able to accomplish. There has been much talk of pro-growth policies, rising inflation and higher interest rates. Although the U.S. is no longer actively engaged in QE, and although the U.S. has begun tightening interest rates, such is not the case in other parts of the world. Ultra-low monetary policies remain in place in several key economies and central banks... Continue Reading

No End in Sight for QE

With or without a December interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve, global easing measures thus far show no signs of slowing. The European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England could all potentially engage in further quantitative easing measures in an attempt to boost economic activity and spur inflation. Concerns appeared to be on the rise recently about the possibility of the ECB stepping back from its QE, although ECB President Mario Draghi put such concerns to bed this past... Continue Reading