Tag Archive: market dynamics

You Can’t Afford to Wait

Stock markets are sharply higher today as hopes for a U.S./China trade deal appear to be on the rise. The ongoing trade war has been a source of market volatility and significant shifts in sentiment for several months now. Although a deal may boost stocks in the short-term, there are still many major hurdles to an ongoing stock bull market. In fact, given the age of the bull market and the state of the global economy, the market is far more likely to be at... Continue Reading

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Rapid Inflation Could Be Next

There has been no shortage of issues for global financial markets to contend with in recent months. An aging economic expansion and equity bull market, an accelerating global economic slowdown and the ongoing U.S./China trade war have been at the center of attention. At some point, the economic expansion and bull market in stocks will have run its course, as they always do. Likewise, the war on trade may not go on indefinitely, as it is in the best interest of both sides to come... Continue Reading

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Building a New Base

The gold market has seen a bit of a pullback from recent 6-year highs. The metal dipped under the $1500 level yesterday before bargain hunters stepped in today to propel the market back above this key level. Recent price action suggests that the market may be in the process of building a new base which could potentially act as a new, major level of price support.  A series of higher lows also lends credibility to the notion that a firm uptrend is in place. Recent... 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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War on Trade Could Force the Fed’s Hand

Not long ago, the Federal reserve had taken a decidedly hawkish approach towards monetary policy. The Fed seemed confident in the economy and was ready to continue the current cycle of interest rate hikes. Market dynamics have shifted significantly in recent months; however, and thus the Fed may be forced to reverse course and start cutting rates again. The market has already priced in a 25-basis point hike by the end of the year. With the latest Fed meeting minutes looming this afternoon, the question... Continue Reading

Now is the time to buy dips

The gold market was quiet in trading today yet gave up little ground as the metal backs off recent highs. The market is just below key resistance at the October highs in the $1252 area and could be gearing up to punch through that level to the upside. Stocks, on the other hand, continue to see increasing volatility and declines. Recent price action in stocks could simply be a drop in the bucket of further declines that could take place in the weeks and months... Continue Reading