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Gold to Remain Well Supported

This week, investors have gotten the latest FOMC meeting minutes and have also been hearing Congressional testimony from Fed Chief Jerome Powell. Stocks are making record highs as Powell’s commentary has been deemed to be dovish. Markets are now expecting a rate cut this month and even additional rate cuts in the months ahead. The gold market is likely to remain on the offensive with or without higher stocks. An environment of falling interest rates and lower yields could force an increasing number of investors... Continue Reading

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Key Bullish Factors

The gold market has seen significant buying interest in recent weeks and appears poised for further upside. The market has seen an improving technical posture that, combined with current fundamentals, could see prices challenge previous all-time highs around $2000 per-ounce in the months ahead. Not only could the market retest those previous highs, but it could potentially move well beyond into uncharted territory. $3000, $5000, even $10,000 per-ounce or more are all distinct possibilities. In the near-term, there are three primary factors that may fuel... Continue Reading

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Gold Hits 6 Year High

The gold market exploded this week, as numerous economic and geopolitical issues fueled a buying frenzy that has seen prices hit the highest levels in six years. The upside seen this week could simply be the tip of the iceberg and the opening rally of a multiyear bull market. The U.S. Federal Reserve this week left interest rates unchanged. The central bank did appear to be very divided, however, over the course of policy going forward. The Fed left itself a lot of wiggle room... Continue Reading

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A Prime Example- Volatility Spike

Over the weekend: President Trump alluded to a breakdown in ongoing U.S./China trade negotiations. The U.S. is now set to impose further tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, taking the current rate of 10 percent up to 25 percent. Talks were scheduled to continue this week in Washington, although it is now unclear if scheduled meetings will take place. Markets are on edge over the news, as stocks had seemingly priced in a deal being done in the coming weeks. Volatility Spike: Today, the... Continue Reading

Who to Believe: Stocks or Bonds?

As the benchmark S&P 500 stock index flirts with recent all-time highs once again, another market is making a run higher as well-the bond market. Although stocks have a tendency to dominate the headlines and financial media, the bond market dwarfs the equities market in size. While stock investors have been able to shrug off numerous potential geopolitical issues and some weakness in economic data, bond investors appear to be of a different opinion. In fact, the bond market appears to be signaling potential trouble... Continue Reading