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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Wait, What?

The highly anticipated Fed policy meeting has now come and gone, with Fed Chief Jerome Powell set to deliver his press conference. The central bank voted by a margin of 9-1 to hold the Fed Funds rate steady. The central bank did, however, still hint at the potential for rate cuts should conditions warrant such a move. The FOMC removed the word “patient” from its outlook, in a move that could signal a large degree of flexibility by the central bank. Some analysts have suggested... Continue Reading

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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Get Ready for Blast-Off – The Market’s Technical Posture

After putting together an impressive string of gains recently, the gold market has pulled back a bit as stocks attempt to regain their footing. Weakness in key data points recently has renewed investor hopes for a rate cut from the Fed, and some analysts are now calling for a series of cuts. The stock market appears to have entered a phase in which bad news is good news, and the Federal Reserve may once again have to turn on the easy money spigot to keep... 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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Lower Rates Are on the Way

It’s no secret that the U.S. and global economies have hit some major bumps in the road in recent months. The ongoing U.S./China trade war is having a measurable impact on the economies of both nations, and thus far the war on trade appears set to continue for some time. The U.S. also last week announced a five percent tariff on Mexican goods to begin June 10th. Those tariffs are set to increase until Mexico takes action to stop the flow of illegal immigrants along... Continue Reading

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

$5,000 Gold Rally in the Next Few Years?

It’s no secret that numerous billionaires and finance heavy weights have an affinity for gold. According to a recent article from Kitco.com, billionaire Thomas Kaplan can also be added to the list. The chairman and chief investment officer of Electrum Group reportedly said in a recent interview with Bloomberg that the gold market is on the cusp of a new decade long bull market. In the interview, Kaplan reportedly suggested that the price of gold could hit $3000 to $5000 per-ounce in the next decade... Continue Reading

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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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