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6-Year Highs Just the Beginning

The gold market recently powered to a 6-year high as the notion of a dovish Fed and easy money policies gained further steam. The market saw a buying frenzy take prices straight to the $1450 region, a level which, if breached, could signal a much more significant upside rally. The market may simply be getting started in the early stages of the next great bull market which could take prices back to all-time highs near $2000 per-ounce and well beyond. There are numerous factors that... Continue Reading

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

Big Week

The week ahead could potentially see some market volatility as there are numerous key issues that could fuel price action. The ongoing trade talks with China, the Fed meeting and of course the midterm elections could all impact market sentiment. The highly anticipated midterm elections are quickly approaching, and recent reports suggest that the democrats have a significant lead. The election is of significant importance, as a flipping of the House from republicans to democrats could have a huge effect on the Trump administration’s agenda... Continue Reading

Take Advantage Now

The gold market continues to remain on the defensive, as prices have not been able to distance themselves from 12-month lows. Weaker crude oil, a stronger dollar, rising yields and higher stocks have all taken a decidedly bearish toll in recent weeks. Selling pressure has seen the metal drop to 12-month lows, while also potentially threatening to take it down even further. Sentiment in the sector is bearish, and could arguably be seeing an extreme level that may not be sustainable. In other words, right... Continue Reading

Will Added Debt Finally Become Too Much?

Regardless of what you may think about the Trump administration’s tax reforms, the current levels of U.S. debt are not sustainable. With over $20 trillion in debt already, the nation could potentially add to the deficit as it lowers tax revenues. The argument for such a move is that increased economic activity and production will pave the way for that deficit to be brought back under control. Even if that proves to be the case, the problem with debt is that not only does the... Continue Reading

U.S. Crosses $20 Trillion in Debt Threshold

The United States was reportedly in debt as of Friday to the tune of $20.16 trillion. Yes-that’s trillion. To put this figure into context, well, let’s just say that you could stack $100 bills in massive piles all around the Statue of Liberty, and literally box her completely in. How did the U.S. get here you may be thinking…Well, the massive debt is a combination of things including previous tax cuts, fighting in wars and economic stimulus. Think about that for a moment. The Iraq... Continue Reading

Is Silver in a Can’t Lose Situation?

The Trump administration has been in office for just about three weeks, and things have certainly gotten interesting. Although the recent immigration ban and halt to the U.S. refugee program have dominated headlines in the last week or so, investors are still anxiously awaiting the new administration’s plans for tax cuts and infrastructure spending. Stocks and risk assets saw a nice ride higher in the aftermath of the Trump election victory, and have since cooled a bit. The dollar too, saw a nice move higher... Continue Reading

Are Investors Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

The year is quickly winding down, and gold may end 2016 on a bit of a sour note. The recent decline in gold prices, with a strong rise in stocks, interest rates and the dollar goes to show just how quickly things can and do change in modern financial markets. Although gold could potentially remain on the defensive for the next several weeks or even months, we believe it is important to keep the recent sell off in perspective. Equity markets have been moving sharply... Continue Reading