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The Vote Is In – Brexit Becomes Reality

In a historic vote that shook financial markets on Friday, the people of Great Britain have voted to exit the European Union. While optimism over the nation remaining in the union seemed to be on the rise heading into Thursday’s vote, things changed quickly once the votes starting being tallied. Stock index futures, interest rates and currencies starting seeing massive volatility on Thursday night as the results came in. Brexit was becoming a reality… At one point, S&P 500 futures went “limit down” with a... Continue Reading

What Might A “Brexit” Vote Mean For The U.S.?

As the highly anticipated “Brexit” referendum approaches this Thursday, markets could see ongoing volatility. Now that the latest FOMC meeting is out of the way, this key vote is likely to garner the majority of financial headlines this week. While the two sides in Great Britain have traded time as the front-runner, the election could be very close and markets may be on edge until a clear winner is determined. While a vote to remain in the EU may calm markets in the short-term, the... Continue Reading

Can Gold and Rates Rise Together?

Last week, the release of minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting showed there is growing support for another rate hike to take place in June. This seems to be quite contrary to recent assessments by many analysts, who have cited several reasons that any further hikes would likely wouldn’t be seen until December, if at all in 2016. Perhaps this was another example of investor complacency. According to the minutes: “Some participants were concerned that market participants may not have properly assessed... Continue Reading

Are Stocks Getting Ready To Sell-off?

We have been discussing the five year old rally in stocks for a while now, and the rally is beginning to look a little tired. Markets have seen a bit more volatility in recent weeks due to several issues, and that increase in volatility could potentially indicate that we are nearing a top. Although no one can see the future, one cannot argue the fact that stocks have gone higher without looking back for years now, and that the current state of euphoria likely won’t... Continue Reading

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