December Update: US Steel Regains Favor in the Markets

After a sharp rally in 2016, US steel producers have seen weak trading this year. Thanks to last week’s upward price action, steel stocks have recouped some of their 2017 losses.

Lululemon Outperforms Expectations Once Again in 3Q17

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) reported 3Q17 results on December 6, 2017. The company reported better-than-expected top-line and bottom-line numbers.

General Mills’ Fiscal 2Q18: Why Analysts Don’t Foresee Growth

Analysts expect General Mills to continue to report lower sales and profitability due to increased costs and lower volumes for fiscal 2Q18.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stronger on December 11

On December 11, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.98% and closed the day at 3,322.24. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.9% on December 8.


How Geopolitical Events Have Affected Precious Metals

Gold retreated on June 8, 2017, by almost 1% to $1277.50 an ounce. Silver and platinum followed, falling 1.2% and 1%, respectively.

Behind the Latest Surge in Precious Metals and Miners

Weak US economic indicators appear to be giving some breath to precious metals. Gold rose 1.1% on Tuesday, June 6.

Permania: Why the Permian Is Where the Party's At

Why is everyone talking about the Permian?  The Permian Basin is primarily located in West Texas with a small part spilling into the southeastern corner of New Mexico. This basin measures…

Has Oil Moved Gold and Silver Higher?

Tumbling oil prices led to a rise in precious metals on May 26. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium rose 0.93%, 0.44%, 1.1%, and 2.4%, respectively.

Precious Metals on the Scales: Your May Metal Checkup

Precious metal movements have been slowing over the past couple of days, with gold futures for July expiration ending at $1,255.5 per ounce on Tuesday.

Why Did Gold and Other Precious Metals Fall on May 18?

Gold futures for June expiration fell 0.47% and ended May 18 at $1,252.8 per ounce. The call implied volatility in gold rose to 11.3%.

Gold and Silver Fluctuations
How the Trump Trade Fear Is Moving Precious Metals

Haven bids for gold have increased with concerns over what Trump will do with trade. Gold, silver, and platinum rose 1.8%, 0.95%, and 0.97%, respectively, on May 17.

Gold versus S&P
What Led to a Rebound in Precious Metals on May 11?

On Thursday, precious metals saw yet another day of recovery as the equities market fell.

Precious Metals This Week: Call It a Comeback?

The price of gold witnessed a rebound on Monday, May 8, after touching $1,221 per ounce—the lowest level we’ve seen since the middle of March.

After Gold's Biggest Decline Since November, What Next?

Gold and silver both dumped 1.6% and 1.5%, respectively, on May 4, while platinum and palladium rose 0.37% and 0.17%, respectively.

Dow Jones versus Gold
How the Fed's Meetings Are Slaying Gold

Precious metals saw yet another slump on Wednesday, May 3, with gold, silver platinum, and palladium falling 0.68%, 1.7%, 2.3%, and 1.8%, respectively.

Is Gold Rebounding from a Three-Week Low?

Gold touched a three-week low on Monday, May 1, but it now appears to be rebounding.

Gold and Mining Funds
Gold Witnessed a 1.6% Slump in the Last Week of April

Gold dropped ~1.6% during the last week of April, which was its worst weekly fall since March 10, 2017. Gold futures for July expiration ended the day at $1,268.30 per ounce on April 28.

Gold Outperformed Other Precious Metals on April 18

Gold and other precious metals increased due to geopolitical tensions around the world. Gold rose ~4.9% during the past 30 trading days.

What Fired up Gold before Easter?

On April 13, 2017, gold futures contracts for June expiration were $7.1 higher at $1,285.2 per ounce—the strongest level seen by gold since November 2016.

How Geopolitical Risks Affect Gold and the Dollar

In this series, we’ll study the impact of geopolitical risk on precious metals. We’ll examine their relative movement to volatility, equities, and the US dollar on April 11, 2017.

Equity versus Gold
How Precious Metals Moved on April 10

On Monday, April 10, gold dropped 0.26% and closed at $1,252.3 an ounce.

Could Rising Inflation Be a Stepping Stone for Gold?

Gold is a hedge against inflation. When prices rise, investors can park their money in gold. It isn’t clear how well gold protects investors.

Precious Metal Fluctuations
Reading the Performances of Precious Metals in 1Q17

Precious metals had a bright first quarter, which ended March 31, 2017. Gold rose about 8.4%, marking its best quarter in almost a year.

These Key Factors Are Driving Gold

A rise in interest rates can negatively affect gold and silver funds like the iShares Gold Trust (IAU) and the iShares Silver Trust (SLV).


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