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    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.

    By VanEck
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Miscellaneous

    What the Rise in the CBOE Volatility Index Has to Do with Gold

    Another crucial element that could have a strong influence on gold and other precious metal prices is the overall volatility of the markets.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    How Is the Volatility Index Impacting Gold?

    Another critical factor that has been affecting the price movement of precious metals is overall market volatility.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Will South Korea’s Attitude toward Cryptocurrencies Spread?

    Bitcoin has steadily fallen in price since the holidays began, but it looks stationary from yesterday. Bitcoin prices have been almost flat over the past 24 hours.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    Are North Korea Tensions Continuing to Affect Precious Metals?

    All the four precious metals saw an up day on Monday, October 9, 2017.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    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 […]

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    What Caused Gold to Rise to Its 1-Year High?

    Friday, September 8, 2017, was an up day for gold when it touched its one-year high of $1,358.50 per ounce.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    How Unrest in Korea Affected Gold

    Gold prices were around their highest level in nearly seven weeks on Monday, July 31.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Miscellaneous

    What Effect Has Trump Had on Gold?

    The market has been gripped by fears surrounding the implementation of promises that President Donald Trump made during his election campaign.

    By Meera Shawn
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    How Silver Has Reacted to Market Volatility

    Market volatility World market volatility is one of the most significant contributors to the variations seen in precious metals, including silver. Silver is also sometimes closely associated with equity markets, as it used as an industrial metal. Although the volatility index was stagnant early this year, it moved upward after the failure of President Trump’s healthcare […]

    By Meera Shawn
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    Did the French Elections Help or Hurt Precious Metals?

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inside the Recent Role of Volatility in Gold

    The volatility index may finally stop being stagnant and move upward, now that the fiasco of the GOP’s healthcare bill attempt failed to launch on March 24.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Volatility Affects Silver

    Precious metals are known to perform better in a volatile atmosphere.

    By Meera Shawn
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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which Direction Could Gold Take with Duality in the Markets?

    A reduction in volatility could mean a downward swing for gold, and an increase in inflation could mean more demand for gold.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Meera Shawn
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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 […]

    By VanEck
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Dennis Stattman
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