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The Fed’s Towel-Throw Could Spell Trouble for Stocks

At its most recent meeting on monetary policy, the Fed outdid many of even the most dovish expectations. The central bank essentially came out and said – without actually saying it – that trouble for stocks is ahead, and the next recession is approaching. All the Fed’s previous talk about further rate hikes in 2019 and the balance sheet run-off continuing on autopilot were completely wrong. Although the central bank could potentially hike once more in 2020, such a move could be more of a... Continue Reading

Get Ready

The gold market is showing some significant strength today as the metal has once again moved back over the psychologically important $1200 level. It’s no secret that the dollar index has weighed heavily on gold in recent months, but there seems to be increasing concerns that the greenback is not likely to maintain its recent strength. With the recent Fed rate hike having come and gone, and with expectations of another hike before the end of the year already factored into prices, the gold market... Continue Reading