Tag Archive: weak growth

Gold Higher as GDP Disappoints

The gold market is moving higher again on Friday, touching a six week high. The latest reading of Q2 GDP was released early this morning, and showed a growth rate of 2.6%. Some estimates were looking for a reading of 2.7% following a very lackluster first quarter growth rate of just 1.4%. This report would seemingly add fuel to the dovish camp regarding monetary policy, and may act as yet another reason for the Fed to keep rates relatively low. The Fed has tried to... Continue Reading

Where Are The Bulls?

Gold and silver came under some serious selling pressure last week and thus far have not mounted a comeback. In our view, this is not a bad thing as it provides investors the opportunity to buy silver at sub-$18 per ounce levels. In our view, gold also represents an excellent long-term value at current levels for the patient investor. For those who might be questioning what could be the next big catalyst for gold, especially since interest rates are set to rise before the end... Continue Reading

Will the Fed Sink the Ship By Hiking?

The debate about the pace and timing of any further interest rate hikes by the Fed has been a primary focus of investors since the historic Brexit vote in late June. Although some data has looked promising, other key pieces of data have been an outright letdown. Due to some of the mixed signals being seen in the data stream, Fed Funds futures have seen frequent changes and markets are currently pricing in only a small chance of a September rate hike. These contracts are,... Continue Reading