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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.
Can Trade and Tariff Policies Brighten the Outlook for Gold?
In March this year, President Trump announced a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum.
How Market Unrest Is Affecting Gold
If we look at the historical performance of precious metals compared to markets, we see that gold has been closely tracking market volatility.
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.
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.
How Is the Volatility Index Impacting Gold?
Another critical factor that has been affecting the price movement of precious metals is overall market volatility.
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.
Analyzing Gold’s Market Performance
Besides the impact of interest rates, there are also other global indicators that could play on precious metals—the most important being the US dollar.
Are North Korea Tensions Continuing to Affect Precious Metals?
All the four precious metals saw an up day on Monday, October 9, 2017.
Could North Korea Be Affecting Precious Metal Prices?
North Korean tensions Like the US dollar, global tensions can be responsible for precious metal price fluctuations. North Korea has interpreted US president Donald Trump’s comments as a declaration of war, stating that Pyongyang has the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US bombers outside of its airspace. The ongoing unrest in the Korean peninsula has led to a global […]
How North Korea Has Affected the Precious Metal Market
Precious metals have been buoyed by tension in North Korea. If North Korea does another missile test, it could prompt investors to move to haven assets such as gold, silver, Treasuries, and major currencies.
How Strongly Can North Korea Move the Precious Metals Market?
Gold futures for September expiration have risen ~3.9% over the past one-month period. Silver, platinum, and palladium have followed the same track as gold.
How Unrest in Korea Affected Gold
Gold prices were around their highest level in nearly seven weeks on Monday, July 31.
How Gold Is Reacting to Market Unrest
Gold saw its second straight day of increases on Thursday, July 27, as it hit its six-week high level of $1,266.2 an ounce to close at $1,261.5 per ounce.
How Market Volatility Could Steer Gold
Gold is a famous hedge against inflation. A reduction in volatility could mean a downward swing for gold.
Could Trump’s Plans Boost Inflation, Hurt Precious Metals?
Market uncertainty is the primary reason for optimism in gold. However, Trump’s plans to increase expenditures could provide a boost to inflation.
Big Investors also Fear a Gold Slump
During December’s end 2016 and January 2017, Stanley Druckenmiller once again became keen on gold, maybe due to the rising unrest following the election of President Donald Trump.
Consumer Sentiment Index Surges to 2.9% Following Trump’s Win
In contrast, however, weak data were reported for U.S. employment, the preliminary University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index[2. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index is a consumer confidence index published monthly by the University of Michigan. The index is normalized to have a value of 100 in December 1964. Each month at least 500 […]
Why Now May Be a Good Time to Diversify Broadly
With the Federal Reserve poised to hike rates, the period of low volatility (VXX)(VXZ) is likely to come to an end. Now may be the time to diversify your holdings.