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Gold price jumps following Trump’s legislative failure

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The gold price has risen by more than a percentage point after Trump’s healthcare reform bill failed to pass the American legislative. Reuters reported that spot gold rose 1.1 percent to $1,258 per ounce by 07:04 GMT after hitting $1,259.14, its highest since February 27, while U.S. gold futures were up 0.8 percent at $1,258. […]

March 27th, 2017 | Posted in Analysis,Gold News,Markets | Read More »

No dip for gold despite rate rise and Dutch election results

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Despite a tumultuous week, the gold price looked sprightly as the Fed confirmed an interest rate hike of 0.25% yesterday, reaching a seven-session high of $1,224.96. Moreover, controversial Dutch frontrunner Geert Wilders did not gain as much ground as he had hoped, although made significant strides forward in the Dutch parliament. The Federal Reserve exhibited […]

March 16th, 2017 | Posted in Gold News,Markets | Read More »

Rate hike prediction keeps gold price down, little impact from UK Budget

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The Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Spring budget yesterday, the first in his role after taking over from George Osborne upon the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister. We have surmised the key points below. What was notable was that there was no immediate impact on the price of gold. Gold news seems to […]

March 9th, 2017 | Posted in Gold News,Markets | Read More »

Gold price dips due to rate rise bets, ECB expected to tighten rates and Russia strengthens gold reserves  

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The gold price, which has waned this month, has dropped slightly lower today, with spot gold at $1,225.99/oz at 3:22am GMT. US gold futures edged up 0.1% to $1,226.1. Key economic data, notably a U.S. monthly jobs report, is due to come out later this week, which will have a more significant impact on the […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Gold News,Markets | Read More »

Bitcoin price at highest ever, gold price rises as Trump impact downplayed

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The Gold price rose at the close of this week as the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated Donald Trump’s policies will have little economic impact in 2017. The change in gold prices occurred after Mnuchin said the new policies of the Trump administration will probably have limited impact in 2017. DailyFX reported the announcement […]

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in Gold News,Markets | Read More »

Gold trading ‘as a stock’ following likely deferral of interest rate hike

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The gold price received a significant boost on Thursday following the release of Fed minutes suggesting a US interest rate hike was likely in summer (June or August) rather than spring (March). This pushed US bond yields down and stalled the upward momentum of the US Dollar. CNBC reported the gold price at a three […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Gold News,Markets,Silver News | Read More »

There’s a big seller out there

I showed these charts in a recent edition of AtlasPulse.com. I’m showing them again because they help you to understand why precious metals aren’t rallying as hard as they should. This chart shows the link between the total speculative flows and the price of gold. Normally they follow closely but recently, the speculators have gone nuts […]

April 25th, 2016 | Posted in Analysis,Gold and Silver Media,Gold News,Markets,Silver News | Read More »

The Benefits of Alternative Assets

Financial planning during the current low interest rate environment is a difficult task for many investors as historically low interest rates have made certificates of deposits; cash and short term bonds an unattractive proposition.  Although the safety of a money market account is attractive to many investors, the yields investors are receiving relative to inflation […]

October 18th, 2013 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

Italian 5 year CDS… Stand back because she’s about to blow

Paul Wiggins over a Market Securities has sent over an interesting chart on Italian 5 year credit default swaps. In its simplest terms a CDS is a type of insurance you can take out on default on a bond – in this case Italian government bonds. A falling CDS price means that the market is […]

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

Why and Why Now is Germany Repatriating its Gold?

Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, is moving its gold back home over the next seven years.  As the second largest owner of gold in the world, there will be 54,000 bars of The Yellow Metal heading back towards the fatherland from New York City and Paris.   While questions naturally abound, there are two seminal […]

March 21st, 2013 | Posted in Markets | Read More »

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