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    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
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    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
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    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
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    How the Physical Gold Demand Translates to Prices

    India and China make up 50.0% of the global demand for physical gold. When gold prices fall, physical gold-buying provides support for gold.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    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
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    The Federal Reserve Minutes Pushed Gold Higher

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

    By Meera Shawn
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    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
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    US Inflation Softens, Gold Still Has Drivers to the Upside

    As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Consumer Price Index (or CPI) rose 0.2% in February, compared to a 0.5% rise in January 2018.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    A Look at Gold as the Fed’s Rate Hike Looms

    The Fed’s interest rate hike On December 14, 2016, the Fed finally raised interest rates by 25 basis points. More concerning from an investor’s point of view was the Fed’s targeted total hike of 75 basis points in 2017. The Fed’s first meeting for 2017 is on March 14 and 15. The market is quite certain that […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    The Aberdeen Latin American Equity Fund: Stocks Fall in 2015

    The Aberdeen Latin American Equity Fund – Class A (ALEAX) fell by 4.2% in December 2015 from a month prior.

    By David Ashworth
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    The Outlook for Asian Gold Demand in 2017

    Physical gold demand India and China constitute ~50% of the global demand for physical gold. These markets are price sensitive, so when gold prices fall, physical gold-buying in these markets provides support for gold. In this article, we’ll see if demand from India and China could accelerate in 2017. Indian gold demand India’s demand for gold […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Staples, Industrials Prevented a Bloodbath for ALEAX

    The financials sector has been primarily responsible for ALEAX’s posting -24.6% returns in the year-to-date period ended November 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    How Interest Rates Played on Gold in 1Q17

    The Fed raised the interest rate in March, which increased pessimism for precious metals. But soon after the rate hike, precious metals started reviving.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Portfolio Composition of JLTAX through November 2015

    JLTAX’s assets were invested across 57 holdings as of November 2015, and it was managing assets worth $62.3 million.

    By David Ashworth
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    Gold Rose despite the Strengthening US Dollar

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

    By Meera Shawn
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    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
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    How Did the US Dollar Impact Precious Metals?

    The correlation between gold and the US Dollar Index is now -0.43, which means that about 43% of the time, gold and the dollar are moving in opposite directions.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Are Monetary Policies Playing on Precious Metals?

    Precious metals have witnessed downward pressure over the past few months due to the expectation that US monetary policy is on a tightening path.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Market Uncertainty Affected Gold

    The continued turmoil in the markets in 2016 was one of the major determinants of precious metal prices.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Did Rate Hike Fears Move Precious Metals?

    Gold futures for February expiration slipped 0.3% and traded at $1,155.2 an ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Precious Metal Miners Are Moving in July 2017

    Alacer Gold and Eldorado Gold are trading below their shorter-term 20-day and longer-term 100-day moving averages.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Why Did Miners Fall on August 24?

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

    By Meera Shawn
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    As Investors’ Cash Positons Remains Strong, Where Does Gold Stand?

    According to the most recent survey by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch (BAC), fund managers were cautious ahead of the US presidential election and concerns regarding the European Union.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Divergent: How Did Gold and Equities Perform in 2016?

    Gold lost most of its sheen as 2016 drew to a close, and its last trading day of the year closed on a sour note. Gold futures for February expiration were down almost $5.20 on December 30, 2016, compared to the previous trading day.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Platinum at 14-Year Low, All Precious Metals Tumble: What’s Next?

    After witnessing a rebound on Friday, precious metals fell again on Monday, July 2. Gold fell 0.88% to close at $1,242 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Looking at the Spread between Gold and Silver

    The gold-silver spread is 77, indicating that it takes ~77 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold. In May, this spread stood at 78.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Reading the Gold-Palladium Ratio

    Whereas palladium has been the strongest among the four precious metals over the last month, it has fallen 7.2% year-to-date, possibly due lower car demand in China.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Is Palladium Losing Strength against Gold?

    Palladium has been the weakest among the four precious metals on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Gold and Dollar Moved Together on Wednesday

    A crucial factor that continues to affect gold is the US dollar.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Precious Metals and Miners Moving in April?

    Precious metals had another up day as gold futures for April expiration rose 0.48% on Friday, April 13, closing at $1,344.80 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    US Inflation Rises: How Will It Impact Gold Prices?

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US consumer price index (or CPI) rose 2.4% year-over-year (or YoY) in March 2018.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Are US-China Jitters Affecting Precious Metals?

    Gold futures for April expiration were trading at $1,336.3 an ounce on Monday, April 9.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Finger on the Pulse: Miners’ Correlation in April so Far

    In this part of our series, we’ll analyze the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: Hecla Mining (HL), Kinross Gold (KGC), Eldorado Gold, (KGC), and Alacer Gold (ASR).

    By Meera Shawn
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    How the Dollar’s Movement Is Impacting Precious Metals

    A crucial factor that continues to affect gold is the US dollar.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Will Gold Keep Reacting to US-China Trade War Jitters?

    The rise in gold on Wednesday was most likely due to the ongoing unrest in markets due to concerns about the US-China trade war.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Is an Uptick in Inflation on the Way, Supporting Gold?

    The most recent data for the US Consumer Price Index (or CPI) was weaker than expected.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Can Gold Keep Shining with Trade War Fears?

    On March 22, US president Trump signed a memorandum that could impose tariffs on $60 billion of imports from China.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    What Drove Gold and Silver Upward?

    The two most critical precious metals, gold and silver, rose on March 23, rising 1.4% and 1% in spot markets.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Analyzing the Volatility in Precious Metals Mining Companies

    With more interest rate hikes likely to come in 2018, analysts expect precious metals and miners to underperform.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Trade War Fears Could Move Precious Metals

    All four precious metals saw a down day on Monday, March 5. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium were down 0.23%, 0.33%, 0.31%, and 0.81%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Is Gold Moving in Relation to the US Dollar?

    All four precious metals witnessed an up day on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Analyzing Miners’ Performance in February 2018

    Among the four miners that we’re discussing, New Gold and Sibanye Gold have a YTD loss of 13.7% and 7.7%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Will Gold’s Inflation Hedge See It through 2018?

    The Fed has long been expecting inflation to pick up. Its targeted 2% inflation rate has been eluding it for more than five years, but the latest US jobs report indicates that inflation could finally get a boost.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Did the Dollar Rebound Affect Precious Metals and Miners?

    Monday, January 29, 2018, was a down day for all four precious metals. Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium fell 0.73%, 1.5%, 0.35%, and 0.42%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Could Inflationary Pressure Drive Gold Higher?

    Global world equities, tracked by the MSCI ACWI ETF (ACWI), increased ~7.6% since the beginning of 2018.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Could Bitcoin Be the New Gold?

    Many analysts assume that the rise in gold’s price last week may have been supported by the tailwinds that caused the cryptocurrency market (ARKW) to slump, with Bitcoin correcting almost 30%.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Is Gold Keeping Tabs on the US Interest Rate?

    As we know, precious metals are closely tied to movements in US interest rates. Bonds and equities are both yield-bearing assets, so a rise in yields often causes a slump in demand for assets such as gold and silver.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Interest Rate versus Gold: Interest Rate Wins Again

    Gold is a non-yield bearing asset that reacts negatively to rises in the interest rate.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How the Gold-Palladium Spread Is Moving Lately

    Palladium has been the winner among the four precious metals, having skyrocketed a whopping 57% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis in 2017 as of December 27.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How the Dollar and Gold Moved in December

    Gold and the US dollar are mostly inversely related to each other.

    By Meera Shawn
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    All 4 Precious Metals Rose on December 20, 2017

    All four precious metals had an up day on December 20, 2017. Gold increased 0.43% on the day and closed at $1,267.80 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Fed Hikes Interest Rate, Precious Metals Rebound: What’s Ahead?

    Precious metals rebounded after the Fed increased the interest rate on December 13.

    By Meera Shawn
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    The US Dollar Fell 0.71% on December 13 as Gold Rose 0.57%

    The US dollar (UUP) fell 0.71% on December 13—the day the Federal Reserve raised interest rates a quarter point to 1.25%–1.50%.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Waiting for the Fed’s Decision: The Reaction of Precious Metals

    Although the US dollar has been the most important element contributing to changes in precious metals, the upcoming December meeting of the Federal Reserve has taken all of investors’ attention.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Reading the Reaction of Gold in Terms of the Dollar

    If we look at the performances of precious metals in relation to the dollar over the past few weeks, we see a visible inverse relationship.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Correlation and Mining Stocks this Month

    We’ll briefly analyze mining stocks’ correlation with gold. Gold is the most crucial of the precious metals, and mining stocks tend to increasingly take their price changes from gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    A Correlation Study of Miners in December 2017

    If we look at the YTD (year-to-date) correlations of the select mining shares to gold, there has been a reasonable fall.

    By Meera Shawn
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    The Tax Reform Bill’s Impact on Precious Metals

    All four precious metals saw a down day on Monday, December 4, 2017, after the US dollar, in which the four metals are priced, rose $0.39%, propelled by the Senate passing its tax reform bill.

    By Meera Shawn
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    An Update on the Precious Metals as November Comes to an End

    The US stock markets were closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017, for Thanksgiving, and the next day (Black Friday) was quite slow for precious metals. Gold played in a narrow range that day.

    By Meera Shawn
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    If There’s an Interest Rate Hike, How Could Gold Be Affected?

    The dollar and interest rates As December approaches, discussion of a potential interest rate hike is growing. A hike is of particular concern to market participants because it could affect equities, currencies, and commodities. A higher interest rate for US Treasuries usually causes investors to move their money to the United States, raising demand for the dollar and […]

    By Meera Shawn
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    A Look at Mining Stocks’ Price Movement

    Mining stocks’ reaction On Tuesday, October 31, precious metal mining stocks fell, following precious metals. In this part of our series, we’ll look at the moving averages and returns of four key mining stocks: Silver Wheaton (SLW), Hecla Mining (HL), Alacer Gold (ASR), and IAMGOLD (IAG). Hecla Mining and Alacer Gold have fallen 9.9% and 10.3%, respectively, YTD […]

    By Meera Shawn
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    These Factors Are Affecting Gold

    Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium have a five-day trailing loss of 0.67%, 0.44%, 1.1%, and 1.5%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    All Eyes on Inflation—And Gold and Mining Stock Movements

    Much of the discussion surrounding another interest rate hike in December has been about how inflation numbers have remained low.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Global Indicators Are Affecting Precious Metals

    Gold reached its two-week high price of $1,294.5 an ounce on Tuesday, October 10, and ended the day at $1292.1 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Mining Shares Moved on October 2

    The US dollar and global tensions have been crucial in determining the prices of precious metals and mining shares. On Monday, October 2, mining shares saw mixed movement against precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How North Korea Is Acting on Gold

    North Korea’s first missile launch over Japan pushed gold prices to a near one-year high, prompting investors to move to safe-haven assets.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    How Market Volatility Could Steer Gold

    Gold is a famous hedge against inflation. A reduction in volatility could mean a downward swing for gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Gold-Platinum Ratio: Is Platinum a Long-Term ‘Buy’?

    When reading the platinum market, it’s important to analyze the comparative performance of platinum and gold by using the gold-platinum ratio or spread.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Chart in Focus: Gold–Silver Ratio Analysis

    On July 12, the gold–silver spread was 76.4. This ratio indicates that it takes almost 76 ounces of silver to buy a single ounce of gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    What Global Scenarios Could Give Impetus to Gold?

    The more optimistic investors are about the economy, the less they need haven assets like gold and silver.

    By Meera Shawn
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    A Look at the Gold-Silver Ratio in June 2017

    The gold-silver spread touched a peak of 85 in late 2008. The RSI level of the gold-silver ratio is 80.8, suggesting a possible pullback in the spread.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Comparing the Two Brothers of Precious Metals: Gold and Silver

    Gold and silver had been negatively impacted over the past few days as speculations concerning the Fed’s June decision hang heavily in the air.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How the Fed Is Playing on Gold and Related Assets at the End of May

    Much of the attention on precious metals is focused on the US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep hiking the interest rate in 2017.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Could Physical Gold Demand Rescue Gold Prices?

    Physical demand fell in 1Q17 Physical gold demand fell 18% in 1Q17, according to the WGC (World Gold Council). Investors most likely dumped the metal to bet on riskier assets after the US presidential election. The demand in 1Q17 was 1,034 tons, the lowest in 11 years. ETF inflows suffered greatly compared with last year, […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    The Gold-Silver Ratio, an Important Indicator for Silver

    Silver’s slump In addition to being a precious metal, silver has several industrial uses. Silver, primarily used for the production of electronic items, serves as a good indicator of how the economy is performing. Among precious metals, silver has been the most heavily impacted over the past month. On a trailing-30-day basis, silver has dropped ~9.4%, gold […]

    By Meera Shawn
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    Global Tremors, the Dollar, and Gold in Early May

    Geopolitical risks had been playing on haven bids for precious metals, but now, we may be seeing to be a temporary respite—however brief—from global worries.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Will Interest Rates Continue to Dominate Fluctuations in Gold?

    Among the four precious metals, silver has been the worst-performing metal over the past month.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Geopolitical Tensions Could Make Gold Shine Brighter

    After President Donald Trump ordered the launch of nearly 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles on a Syrian air base, precious metals and oil took off.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    How VIX and Gold Could Walk Hand-in-Hand

    On a 30-day trailing basis, gold, silver, platinum, and palladium have risen 6.8%, 1.7%, 3.3%, and 5.5%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Is Surging Volatility Giving Gold a Backbone?

    As the markets experienced unrest on Tuesday, April 11, gold touched its five-month high of $1,275.10 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    These Global Factors Are Affecting Gold

    Silver was also lower by 0.3%, ending at $18.20 an ounce after having touched a one-month high of $18.40 on the previous trading day.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Could Brexit and French Elections Move Precious Metals?

    Overall sentiment in precious metals seems to be optimistic as global concerns keep piling up. There was unrest on Monday following the failure of the AHCA.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Reading the Performances of Mining Stocks in February 2017

    On a year-to-date basis, AngloGold Ashanti, Hecla Mining, Eldorado Gold, and Alacer Gold have seen reasonable rises of 25.8%, 23.1%, 14.3%, and 31.7%, respectively.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Gauging Mining Sentiment Now: What We Can Know

    Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential election initially shook fear into precious metal investors.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Will a Gradual Hike in Rates Lead to Gradual Fall in Gold?

    The uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration has led to a rise of almost 10% for gold since its ten-month lows in December 2016.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Is Gold-Palladium Becoming Stagnant?

    Among the four precious metals, palladium has shown the strongest performance, and its market fundamentals are upward scaling.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miners and Their Correlations to Gold

    Agnico-Eagle Mines has the closest correlation to gold on a YTD basis among the four miners under review. Alacer Gold is the least correlated with gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    What the Latest Volatility and RSI Numbers Indicate

    It’s important to monitor the implied volatilities of large mining stocks as well as their RSI levels, particularly after changes in precious metal prices.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How the Correlations of Mining Stocks Move

    Agnico-Eagle Mines has the closest correlation to gold on a YTD basis among the four miners under review. Alacer Gold is the least correlated with gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How GDP Numbers Impacted Gold and the Dollar

    The reason behind the fall of the dollar on Friday, January 27, 2017, was lower-than-expected GDP numbers. The DXY ended the day 0.10% higher.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How’s the Correlation of Mining Stocks Moving?

    Agnico-Eagle Mines has the closest correlation with gold on a YTD basis among the four miners under review. Alacer Gold is the least correlated with gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    What Could Lie ahead for Gold and Gold Funds?

    In the shorter run, physical supply and demand figures do not do much to affect the price of precious metals like gold. But in the long run, they can.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Reading the Upward and Downward Correlation of Mining Stocks

    Agnico-Eagle Mines has the closest correlation with gold on a YTD basis among the four miners under review. Alacer Gold is the least correlated with gold, mainly due to its YTD losses.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Reading the Movement in the Gold-Palladium Spread

    The gold-platinum spread was approximately 1.6 on January 11, 2017. Its RSI (relative strength index) was as low as 40.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Why Mining Stocks Are Seeing Rising RSI Levels

    In this part, we’ll look at the implied volatilities of large mining stocks and their RSI levels in the wake of precious metal prices.

    By Meera Shawn
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    What’s the Correlation between Mining Stocks and Gold?

    Mining companies that have high correlations with gold include Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), Alacer Gold (ASR), Alamos Gold (AGI), and AngloGold Ashanti (AU).

    By Meera Shawn
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    Analyzing Silver’s January Technicals

    Among the other precious metals trading on the COMEX, silver shares for March expiration maintained an almost flat end to the day on January 11, 2017.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Gold Might React to Trump’s Upcoming Inauguration

    The markets are uncertain ahead of the January 20, 2017, inauguration of Donald Trump. The uncertainty may give more breathing room to precious metals.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Gold Reacted to the Instability of the Markets in 2016

    Hedge funds and money managers cut their net long positions in gold to a nearly 11-month low and trimmed bullish bets in silver contracts in the week ended December 27, 2016.

    By Meera Shawn
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