Tag Archive: rate cuts

No Shortage of Bullish Catalysts

The gold market has shown some significant upside in recent months, and with good reason. There are a variety of issues currently working in gold’s favor, and a strong fundamental and technical backdrop could keep the metal on the offensive. Regardless of whether the Fed cuts rates further or how much, the current state of the global economy and geopolitical landscape could be supportive for the metal and other hard assets. Here are three issues that may make now the ideal time to build a... Continue Reading

A Busy Week Ahead

The gold market is slightly higher in early action Monday as the markets await several key pieces of economic data. Highlights of the week will include the conclusion of the Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday, the latest non-farm payrolls data due for release Friday and any developments from trade talks taking place in Shanghai. The Fed is widely expected to cut its key interest rate by 25-basis points at the conclusion of its two-day meeting on Wednesday. Market expectations for a 50-basis point cut had dwindled... Continue Reading

U.S. Hardline Stance May Cause Dominos To Fall

The current state of geopolitics and the global economy warrant caution. Stocks are moving slightly higher in early action on Monday as the markets seem to be pinning their hopes on the Fed and another series of rate cuts. The Fed will be meeting this week, and although no action is expected on Wednesday, the central bank could lay the groundwork for the first rate cut in over 10 years next month. There are currently several issues at work, however, that could potentially set off... Continue Reading

Get Ready for Blast-Off – The Market’s Technical Posture

After putting together an impressive string of gains recently, the gold market has pulled back a bit as stocks attempt to regain their footing. Weakness in key data points recently has renewed investor hopes for a rate cut from the Fed, and some analysts are now calling for a series of cuts. The stock market appears to have entered a phase in which bad news is good news, and the Federal Reserve may once again have to turn on the easy money spigot to keep... Continue Reading

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Lower Rates Are on the Way

It’s no secret that the U.S. and global economies have hit some major bumps in the road in recent months. The ongoing U.S./China trade war is having a measurable impact on the economies of both nations, and thus far the war on trade appears set to continue for some time. The U.S. also last week announced a five percent tariff on Mexican goods to begin June 10th. Those tariffs are set to increase until Mexico takes action to stop the flow of illegal immigrants along... Continue Reading