Rising Inflation

The gold market may potentially be benefiting from rising price pressures, among other things. The yellow metal has performed well in recent weeks, and has been on the stronger side of the ledger even in spite of stocks making fresh all-time highs and the dollar index remaining higher. This week saw some key inflation data that showed price pressures are on the rise. On Wednesday, the latest reading on the Consumer Price Index showed a rise of .6 percent last month, well above consensus estimates... Continue Reading

Take Your Pick

The gold market has been trending higher for the last few weeks, and in our view with good reason. Despite some higher equities and fresh all-time highs being made in stocks, a degree of risk aversion still remains in the marketplace. Of note is the fact that gold has been rising along with interest rates-could that potentially spell trouble for stocks? Among a number of potential catalysts for higher gold prices, here are three that may potentially keep a floor under the yellow metal and... Continue Reading

Good Things Come to Those who Wait

The stock market recently forged fresh all-time highs as President Donald Trump promised quick action on tax reforms. Stock markets had been seeing some consolidation in recent trade, as investors appeared to be taking a wait and see approach. Without a doubt, the new administration has hit some stumbling blocks. The recent immigration bad was halted by a federal judge, and thus far appeals on the ruling have not been favorable for the administration. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway may potentially be in some hot water... 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

Steady as She Goes

With little economic data set for release this week, investors will likely focus on the recent FOMC meeting as well as any headlines regarding the Trump administration’s travel ban and other policies. Last week, the FOMC voted to keep rates steady at current levels and did not give much of a time table in terms of hiking rates further. Although markets were not expecting any action from the Fed last week, the lack of further clarity on additional hikes could potentially fuel more buying interest... Continue Reading

Has a Bottom Finally Been Reached?

Gold is powering higher on Thursday as a number of issues are giving the yellow metal a boost. With gold’s recent strong showing, it begs the question of whether or not the metal has finally found a significant bottom. For the time being, it appears (in our opinion) that the answer to that question is a “yes.” Since being hammered in the immediate aftermath of the November Trump Presidential election victory, the gold market has been trending higher, and in fact got off to a... Continue Reading

Uncertainty on the Rise

Stocks got off to a lousy start this week, as investor anxiety over Trump’s immigration ban as well as corporate earnings is on the rise. The recent actions taken by the Trump administration could be just the first of more to come, and could potentially divide the nation further. The Trump administration recently put a ban on immigration from several primarily-Muslim countries and also put a 120 day hold on the U.S. refugee program. The actions drew immediate praise from some, and immediate disgust from... Continue Reading

Don’t Focus on the Short-Term

Right now may be a great time to buy gold or add to existing holdings. After trading at two-month highs recently, gold has backed off slightly as some profit taking is likely seen and as global stock markets continue their ascent. The recent sideways trade in the dollar has also likely given gold a boost, and it remains unclear if the yellow metal will attempt to challenge the highs seen following the Trump election victory. When it comes to investing, we are of the opinion... Continue Reading

The Calm before the Storm?

Five days into the Donald Trump Presidency, the Dow is flirting with the 20,000 level, gold is near two month highs and the dollar remains well off of its post-election highs. Although the “Trump” rally has slowed in recent days, it may simply be a case of investors taking a wait-and-see approach. Thus far, Trump has signed orders to proceed with a major oil pipeline and pulled the U.S. out of a Pacific trade group. It has been reported that Trump will sign executive orders... Continue Reading

Let the Money Printing Continue

Much of the recent talk in the financial media has been centered on Donald Trump taking office and what the new Presidential administration may be able to accomplish. There has been much talk of pro-growth policies, rising inflation and higher interest rates. Although the U.S. is no longer actively engaged in QE, and although the U.S. has begun tightening interest rates, such is not the case in other parts of the world. Ultra-low monetary policies remain in place in several key economies and central banks... Continue Reading