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Meera Shawn

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  • Is Silver More Valuable as a Precious Metal or an Industrial Metal?
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Silver More Valuable as a Precious Metal or an Industrial Metal?

    Silver has been falling over the past few years, despite surging demand for its industrial use. Fundamentally, silver seems to be strong due to rising demand and a year-over-year shortfall in its supply.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///AISC polyus
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Polyus Gold International: A Russian Mining Giant

    Polyus Gold International is the largest gold producer in Russia. It ranks among the top ten gold miners. It produced 1,696,000 ounces of gold in 2014.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Yellen Wants to Keep Negative Rates on the Table, Helping Gold

    When the Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, testified to Congress on February 11, she affirmed the Fed’s consideration of negative interest rates. Under a negative interest rate scenario, investors would pay interest to the bank for holding their money.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus VIX indicator
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Much Could Brexit and Volatility Control Gold?

    Fears in the overall financial market about a Brexit, the possible exit of Britain from the European Union, have abated. This helped gold fall.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Caused the Fall in Precious Metals?

    Gold prices plummeted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, and gave the lowest close in recent weeks.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Much Does the US Interest Rate Influence Gold?

    Gold and interest rates have a close inverse relationship. The higher the rate for Treasuries, the lower the demand for non-yield-bearing assets such as gold and silver.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold Futures Three Day Chart and Pivots
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Continues to Plummet as Brexit Fears Ease

    Gold futures for August expiration fell 0.2% to settle at $1,270 an ounce after touching $1,263.8 on Wednesday, June 22.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chinese, Indian Demand for Gold Is Rising

    India and China, the two largest consumers of gold, make up about 50% of gold’s global demand. Gold is treated more as a commodity in these two countries.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///MINER
    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the Mixed Performance of Miners on June 19

    Goldcorp (GG), Yamana Gold (AUY), and Hecla Mining (HL) have fallen 4.1%, 15.7%, and 1.1% year-to-date, respectively. However, Gold Fields (GFI) has risen 14.6% year-to-date.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///MINER
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Technical Indicators of Mining Stocks in 2016

    Most mining companies are trading below their 100-day moving averages. A few months ago, they were trading at discounts compared to their significant premiums.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///correlation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding Miners’ Correlation to Gold

    Precious metals mining shares that have high correlations with gold include Royal Gold, GoldCorp, New Gold, and Newmont Mining.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///miner
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does Giant Miners’ Performance Indicate?

    For mining companies, 2016 brought a ray of hope. Gold had the best quarterly performance in 30 years and silver climbed to its 11-month high.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Palladium Candlestick Chart
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Palladium Trades at Multiyear Low Owing to Chinese Slump

    Palladium has seen six out of seven down trading days as of January 12. The recent stock market slump in China, which caused global tumult, hurt palladium.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Silver Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Materials

    How Investor Appetite for Risk Impacts Precious Metals

    Gold and silver have seen trailing-five-day losses of 0.9% and 2.7%, respectively. The reason behind the fall in the precious metals is the buoyancy of the equity markets and the gains in the US dollar.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///cdfcdaeddcfdcffdecc
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did the Precious Metals Rally Cause Miners to Run to the Hills?

    Even though precious metals miners have seen a remarkable rally in their prices, many fund managers have begun unloading their holdings in gold equities.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///India and China Gold Demand for
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Demand: India Supersedes China Once Again

    India and China are close competitors for the title of number-one gold buyer. Together, the countries make up about 50% of the total global demand for gold.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Materials

    How Do US Economic Numbers Play on Gold?

    Economic data from the United States on Tuesday, July 21, 2016, on home starts and building permits affected gold and other precious metals to a certain extent.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///miner
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Miners Have Outshined Precious Metals

    Mining stocks are often known to amplify the returns in precious metals. Small losses for metals can bring exponential losses to metal miners, and vice versa.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Gold Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Rebounding Equities Are Affecting Precious Metals

    Compared to the substantial gains in precious metals on Tuesday, the gains yesterday were muted. How come?

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold ETFs and Miners Taking Cues from Rate Hike Conundrum

    Investments in the precious metals sector—including mining—substantially depend on the rate hike conundrum.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus VIX indicator
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Recovered as Markets Took a Breather following the Election

    After surging to multimonth highs, gold slowly retreated to its original level. Gold fell from its overnight high, and equity markets rebounded from their fall.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///ABX vs GC
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Falling Gold Prices Lead to More Carnage for Miners?

    Gold continues to trade at its five-year low. It’s hovering in the range of $1,100–$1,150 per ounce. Gold futures on COMEX lost 5.90% on a YTD basis.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Closely Are Equities Tracking Gold?

    Precious metals often run in the opposite direction of stocks. Whenever the risk appetite of investors is high, stocks tend to perform well.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold Platinum Spread versus Gold Palladium Spread
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Dollar’s High Jump Pushes Precious Metals Down

    The US dollar rose sharply on November 4. Precious metals have overall seen a volatile past month, but on November 4, palladium dropped the most by 12.10%.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///MINER
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Mining Company Stocks Are Rising Year-to-Date

    Mining companies saw massive YTD rises in 2016 despite their poor performances in the last quarter. GDX saw a YTD rise of 21.4%.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///india gold imports
    Materials

    How Indian Demand Could Influence Gold Prices

    India and China remain the top two consumers of gold (IAU) and silver (SLV).

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold price versus DXY Currency
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did the Fall in the Dollar Boost Precious Metals?

    Precious metals saw an upward swing on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The rise in precious metals was most likely due to the slight fall of the US dollar.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Mining Stocks: How’s the Correlation Trending?

    Mining stocks with a higher correlation to precious metals will likely be impacted more by global indicators that influence precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus VIX indicator
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Gold and Volatility Moving Together?

    The rise in precious metals over the last few months has been due to insecurity among investors, given the political climate.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold price versus US Ten year Treasury yield
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Federal Reserve Minutes Pushed Gold Higher

    As the Federal Reserve released minutes from its December meeting, gold prices jumped higher.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold Price versus US  year Breakeven
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Gold Still Dependent on the Inflation Numbers?

    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, noted that the Fed is planning to change the annual stress tests it gives to US banks. The test results would reveal whether the banks can withstand a massive financial crisis.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Miscellaneous

    How Economic Numbers Played on Gold on April 7

    Besides the attack on Syria, the latest rise in gold was also backed by dampened expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates soon.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold price versus DXY Currency
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Surging US Dollar Has Kept Precious Metals in Its Grip

    Gold prices once again retreated on Friday, November 25, by $10.3 to close at $1,179 an ounce—the lowest level that gold has seen since February.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///MINER
    Miscellaneous

    The Brightest Day for Mining This Week—So Far

    Randgold Resources, AngloGold Ashanti, Hecla Mining, and IAMGOLD have risen 30.7%, 17.9%, 13%, and 31.4% YTD, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fed Meeting Is Over: What’s Next for Precious Metals?

    The Fed kept interest rates unchanged at its July 27, 2016, meeting. Precious metals took guidance from it and most likely began looking forward to the Bank of Japan’s meeting.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus US Two and Ten year Rate of Interest
    Materials

    Will Interest Rates Have a Substantial Impact on Gold?

    The Federal Reserve is expected to raise the interest rate in its March 2018 meeting for what would be the sixth time since late 2015.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Fell as US Interest Rates Soared

    Investors were somewhat pessimistic about gold during the last quarter of 2016. Most of the fluctuations were due to the news of the interest rate hike.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Gold Keep Clinging to US Interest Rates?

    Investors are cautious about investing in gold after the sudden surge over the past three months. The Market sentiment in gold seems to be far from bearish.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold and SP  Performance
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strong Equity Markets Pinned Gold Lower

    As gold rose initially, the revival in the equity markets shadowed the precious metal. Silver maintained its gains. It’s used as an industrial metal.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Gold Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Gold Have the Best Month in Almost 4 Years?

    Despite the losses on February 26, the precious metals maintained substantial gains for February. Gold had the best month in almost four years.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Miscellaneous

    Implications of Fed Decisions on Precious Metals and the Dollar

    A rate hike and the dollar are closely tied to each other since a higher interest rate would mean more money flowing into the United States.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold Silver Spread
    Miscellaneous

    How Is the Gold-Silver Ratio Moving in April 2017?

    As of April 18, 2017, gold and silver have risen 12% and 14.8%, respectively, year-to-date.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///RSI
    Miscellaneous

    Inside Mining Stocks at the End of May: Implied Volatility and RSI

    The iShares Silver Trust and the iShares Gold Trust have gained 2.9% and 0.91%, respectively, in the past five days, likely due to the precious metal rebound.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eldorado Gold: The Worst-Performing Gold Miner in January

    Eldorado Gold (EGO) is Canada’s second-largest gold mining company, whose price is trading at $2.22 per share as of January 28, 2016.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Was Gold the Best Performer?

    Among the 24 commodities listed on the S&P GSCI (Goldman Sachs Commodity Index), gold has been the best performer. It topped the chart among commodities.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Ripple Price and Market Capitalization
    Miscellaneous

    Ripple Crosses $1 for the First Time on December 21

    For the first time in history, the price of ripple has surpassed $1.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///RSI
    Miscellaneous

    How Mining Stock Volatility Numbers Are Moving Now

    First Majestic, New Gold, Agnico, and Silver Wheaton now have RSI scores of 60.5, 56.2, 57.6, 59.6, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Weekly bitcoin price and Volatility
    Financials

    Bitcoin Retreats from Its 3-Week High of $17,712.40

    Bitcoin prices touched a three-week high of $17,712.40 on January 6, 2018, and then fell. As of Monday, January 8, 2018, at 5:00 AM EST, it had a 24-hour fall of 5.4%.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///NCM vs GDX
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Newcrest Mining’s Rising Costs and Falling Gold Prices

    Newcrest Mining is based in Australia. It’s engaged in the exploration, mining, and sale of gold and copper. It produced about 2,396,000 ounces of gold in 2014.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///CORRELATION
    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing the Correlation Trends of Miners in May 2017

    Over the past three years, Yamana has seen a rising correlation with gold, while AngloGold has seen a falling correlation to gold.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Silver Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Silver Futures Show a Silver Lining

    Recent global unrest and the equity market slump have weighed on silver while the haven appeal that has lifted up gold has also helped silver.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///RSI
    Miscellaneous

    What Falling Miner RSI Levels Suggest

    The RSI levels of our four select mining giants have all increased lately due to their higher stock prices.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Silver versus Silver Mining Stocks
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Silver Prices Are Influencing Major Silver Miners

    Mining companies like First Majestic Silver (AG), Silver Wheaton (SLW), Pan American Silver (PASS), Coeur Mining (CDE), and Hecla Mining (HL) are primarily into silver exploration.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Price Trend Analysis Riot Blockchain LongFin Long BlockchainCorp
    Healthcare

    How Are Blockchain Stocks Performing in December?

    Between December 18 and December 22, Longfin and Riot Blockchain fell 76% and 49%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s the World Gold Council Advising on Gold?

    Some investors seem to prefer putting their money in gold lately. The World Gold Council is optimistic on gold due to negative interest rate policies of major economies.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Stocks Are Uptrending in Their Correlations to Gold?

    It’s expected that precious metal mining stocks will follow precious metals. So it’s crucial to know which stocks are closely associated with precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Gold Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Speculators Pour Money into Gold?

    Large money managers and speculators were bearish on gold in 2015. Gold declined for three consecutive years. However, 2016 started with a bang.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Platinum Price
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Platinum Touched Its Six-and-a-Half-Year Low in 2015

    As automobile catalysts comprise ~44% of the demand for platinum, the Volkswagen scandal curbed the demand for diesel-fueled cars that use platinum as a catalyst. This pulled down the already depressed platinum and comparatively strengthened palladium.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///cffabaccecbadfef
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Would You Buy a Silver or Gold Nest?

    Often, haven bids for gold outnumber bids for silver. But the recent surge of silver has proved differently.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///US dollar index vs Australian dollar
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Australian Miners Hit by Declining Gold Prices, Rising US Dollar

    Slumping commodity markets are prompting miners to respond to lower asset prices. Major North American miners including Barrick Gold (ABX) have already put a few mines up for sale.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Platinum and Palladium Prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Higher Auto Sales in the US Fail to Boost Platinum and Palladium

    Platinum futures for April expiry fell by almost 5.4% over the first five trading days of 2016. Palladium futures for March expiry fell by 12.5% YTD.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///ETF holdings
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Are Gold ETFs Losing Their Allure?

    With declining gold prices, the most famous gold ETF, the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD), has also lost its allure. It’s trading at lower volume.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold to Silver Ratio
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Gold-Silver Ratio Headed South?

    The gold-silver ratio was trading at 78.7 on Monday, April 11, 2016. The gold-silver ratio is trading close to its 100-day moving average.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold vs Real Int Rate
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold: A Macro Influenced Currency

    A few of the macro indicators that affect gold and precious metals prices are the interest rate, inflation rate, trade balance, and the US dollar.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///SPDR Gold Shares GLD Fund Flow
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Fund Flows and Bullish Sentiment in Gold Surged

    Gold saw such a surge in its price that the money flowing into funds like the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) and the iShares Gold Trust (IAU) increased exponentially.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Untitled
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Biggest Gold Buyer: India Is Back!

    Indian jewelers have called off their 43-day strike, which began as a reaction to a 1% excise duty on gold jewelry.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus VIX indicator
    Materials

    How the Economic Sentiment Is Playing on Gold

    During the past week, average hourly earnings, excluding the farming industry, were below analysts’ expectation of 0.10%.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Newmont vs
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Newmont Mining Taking the Lead?

    Newmont Mining (NEM) is one of the leading gold miners. It contributes about 5.43% to the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX).

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold, the Emergent Hero in 2016: Is It All Just a Sentiment Play?

    The most important phenomenon impacting gold has been the hike in the US interest rate. Now, constant speculation regarding the timing of the next rate hike is driving gold returns.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold Platinum Spread versus Gold Palladium Spread
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Tracking Precious Metals’ Cross-Commodity Rates

    The turbulence in worldwide markets has helped precious metals, especially gold and silver, to reach new highs that we haven’t seen in the last few months.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///RSI
    Miscellaneous

    Mining Stocks Are Recovering from Their Slump

    The Direxion Daily Gold Miners (NUGT) and the ProShares Ultra Silver (AGQ), both leveraged mining funds, both have recovered and jumped 19.4% and 24.9%, respectively, on a five-day trailing basis.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Gold Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Are Precious Metal Analysts Saying About Gold?

    Sputtering gains in gold have lured investors and many Market analysts. Optimism for gold is remaining strong due to a probable delay in another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold and Silver Prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold: What Goes Up Must Come Down

    Gold had seen a prolonged bull run from the 2008 meltdown to the beginning of 2013 as fear, the expectation of inflation, and QE drove prices higher.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///CBOE bitcoin Futures Price and Volume
    Miscellaneous

    Will Bitcoin Futures Be the Next Big Thing?

    Bitcoin futures are now traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (or CBOE). Bitcoin initially traded at a $1,000 premium on the CBOE.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///gold silver spread
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do the Decreasing Bullion Prices Have an Increasing Spread?

    With a positive outlook for the US economy, there is little hope that precious metals will see a remarkable upward move. The strengthening US dollar is making gold investors jittery.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Settles Lower: Are Investors Losing Hope for a Rebound?

    Gold prices (GC) for COMEX futures August delivery were down by 0.38% after a period that was characterized by rising negative trading sessions.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///gold vs dollar
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Surges on Non-Farm Employment Data: Will Gains Be Sustainable?

    In the wake of the stabilizing economy, we have seen a downfall in precious metals that has been especially painful for gold investors.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///gold  and
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Global Economic Unrest Has Buoyed Gold in 2016

    Gold rallied in the new year and quickly touched the $1,200 mark on February 8, 2016. Gold lost almost 10.3% in 2015.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Led to the Revival of Precious Metals in January 2017?

    Gold prices edged higher once again on Friday, February 3, 2017. On February 2, gold touched $1,219.40 per ounce, its best price since November 2016.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///dollar n gold
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Rose despite the Strengthening US Dollar

    The US dollar and precious metals are usually inversely related to each other.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///CORRELATION
    Miscellaneous

    Precious Metals and Mining Stock: What the Correlation Looks Like

    As the price of gold rebounded on July 5, 2017, so did the stocks of many miners.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///CORRELATION
    Miscellaneous

    How Are Miners Tracking Their Correlation to Gold?

    Precious metals mining stocks are tied to metals. In order to understand precious metals’ performance, it’s crucial to analyze precious metal companies.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///gold silver ratio
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Assessing Silver and Gold in 2015

    Silver was the second best-performing precious metal in September, advancing by 11.40% on a 30-day trailing basis. But October has seen negative returns.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Silver Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s Driving Silver’s Growth?

    Silver has successively risen in the current year and is now the best-performing precious metal.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///RSI
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Do the Volatilities of Mining Stocks Point?

    Many of the recent fluctuations in precious metals have been the result of speculation about the Federal Reserve’s interest rate stance.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Gold Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Are Gold Charts Pointing?

    Gold has been falling since touching its one-and-a-half month peak last week after Republican representative Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus VIX indicator
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s the Trump Impact on Precious Metals?

    While Trump has continued to avoid giving specifics on his future economic policies, gold has begun to rise again. Gold hit a seven-week high on January 12.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///correlation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding Mining Companies’ Correlation to Gold

    Precious metal mining shares that have a high correlation with gold include Agnico-Eagle Mines, Alamos Gold, Hecla Mining, and Randgold Resources.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Materials

    How Closely Are Miners Tracking the Precious Metals?

    As the precious metals retreated on Friday after seeing gains over the past one week, the negative sentiment also affected the mining equities.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold versus Two and Ten Year Interest Rates
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Janet Yellen Shares Views on Rate Hike, Gold Falls to 15-Week Low

    Gold and other precious metals plummeted on Friday. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium fell by 0.54%, 0.42%, 1.4%, and 0.7%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Gold to Silver Ratio
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Is the Gold-Silver Ratio Headed?

    The rise in the haven bids in 2016 has caused a jump in the price of gold by close to 17%. However, silver has increased only 8.3%—almost half the rise in gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold Rises as the Dollar and Employment Cost Index Fall

    After the renowned bearish sentiment for gold, we saw a little hope on July 31, 2015. Physical gold and silver sales accelerated.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///gold an crude oil
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will a Rate Hike Pull the Lid off Gold?

    Though an increase in rates may initially dim the luster of the metal, after the hike, gold may soar, uninterrupted by looming fears.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///Front Month Silver Futures  Month Price Evolution
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Precious Metals Slow Down: What Technicals Are Pointing To

    Palladium has a greater industrial use, so it may closely associate with industrial sentiment rather than the sentiment for precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///miners data
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Miners Traded Significantly above Their 100-day Moving Averages

    With the rally in precious metals, precious metal mining stocks benefited the most. Among the miners, the South African miners outperformed.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///silver mining companies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Silver Mining Companies Are Performing

    The current turmoil in the stock markets has hurt most market participants. Investors are thus opting for safer investments like gold and silver.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///gold vs dollar
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar Rises, Gold Falls on Bullish Data

    Gold and the US dollar have witnessed an almost inverse relationship over the past few years. The other precious metals have a similar inverse relationship to the US dollar.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///gold price and volume
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Yuan Devaluation Raises Concerns of Currency Wars

    China’s recent devaluation of the yuan by ~1.9% sent ripples through global equity markets. The yuan’s devaluation could have an adverse effect on the Fed’s possible interest rate hike.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Materials

    Gold Fell as Economic Data Posted a Little Strength

    US economic data that came out on Friday, July 8, 2016, had a significant impact on gold.

    By Meera Shawn
  • uploads///MINER
    Materials

    Reading the Performance of the Giant Miners

    Most mining companies reversed their 2015 losses during the first few months of 2016 and had posted substantial gains. There is a high correlation between mining stocks and precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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