Posts by Adam Baratta

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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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

$1700 Gold to Be Seen Soon?

There is no question that bullish momentum has been building in the gold market in recent weeks. A variety of factors including the ongoing trade war, the current economic slowdown and the potential for lower rates are just a few of the issues driving the yellow metal higher. It seems that an increasing amount of investors have been sounding the alarm bells about the U.S. and global economies, and according to a recent article from Kitco, billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones is one of them.... Continue Reading

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3 Reasons Gold May be Useful During a Recession – Urgent Economic Indicators

In case you missed it, numerous economic indicators are now flashing red. The latest indicator to show weakness was today’s non-farm payrolls report. The U.S. added just 75,000 jobs last month, while consensus estimates were looking for a gain of about 177,000 jobs. The figures for March and April were also revised lower, and wage pressures were muted with average hourly earnings rising less than expected. The risk of recession is clearly on the rise, and now is the time to diversify with asset classes... Continue Reading

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Risk Aversion Accelerates – This Could Be It

The gold market is finally seeing some significant upside as risk aversion accelerates. The metal has now broken out of its recent trading range and could potentially set its sights on a new high for the year in the weeks ahead. There are numerous issues behind the recent ascent, and many of these issues could potentially fuel the next major global recession. The ongoing U.S./China trade war appears poised to continue. After a deal was reported to be close in recent weeks, both sides have... Continue Reading

So Many Catalysts to Choose From

The gold market has been range-bound in recent weeks. Dips into recent support from $1275-$1290 have been aggressively bought thus far, and the market appears to be quite comfortable in its recent range. The bears have not been able to carve out a fresh leg lower, suggesting that prices may be at a near-term or perhaps even long-term bottom. Since gold does not appear to want to go lower, it may simply be a matter of time before its starts moving higher again. Perhaps the... 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

3 Reasons a Gold-IRA is the Best Way to Buy Gold

It has been clearly established that building a significant allocation in gold can have a dramatic impact on portfolio performance. This asset class not only has tremendous upside price potential but can also add much-needed diversification while also providing a hedge against inflation and a weaker dollar. There are numerous ways to invest in gold but when it comes to buying the metal itself, investors really have two avenues: Pay with cash and store the metal yourself of purchase the metal within an IRA account.... Continue Reading

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Gold Sustainability- What Won’t Go Down Often Goes Up

The gold market has not seen any substantial upside rallies in recent weeks. In fact, after recently coming under pressure, the metal has simply been treading water around its 200-day moving average and the $1280-$1290 region. The longer it sits in this region, however, the better. Although the long-term bullish case for gold sustainability remains intact, There have been no shortage of reasons for the metal to see some selling pressure in recent months. Rising interest rates, a stronger dollar and fresh all-time highs for... Continue Reading

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A Prime Example- Volatility Spike

Over the weekend: President Trump alluded to a breakdown in ongoing U.S./China trade negotiations. The U.S. is now set to impose further tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, taking the current rate of 10 percent up to 25 percent. Talks were scheduled to continue this week in Washington, although it is now unclear if scheduled meetings will take place. Markets are on edge over the news, as stocks had seemingly priced in a deal being done in the coming weeks. Volatility Spike: Today, the... Continue Reading