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Outlook for Precious Metals in 2017

Outlook for Precious Metals in 2017

Precious metals had a wild ride in 2016, launching higher in the first half of the year and then falling much of the way back to earth in the second half. Our outlook for 2017 hinges on some of the drivers that figured prominently in last year’s trading. There are also a couple of new wrinkles. Europe We’ll start with some fundamentals that metals investors have become well acquainted with in recent years. The troubles plaguing Europe seem to be forgotten, but they certainly aren’t gone. The question is whether or not officials in Europe will be able to keep the wheels on in 2017. Several major European banks remain […]

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How gold prices reacted following U.K. Third Quarter GDP

How gold prices reacted following U.K. Third Quarter GDP

The UK Brexit vote and the US presidential election combined to make 2016 a year in which investors are flocking to traditional assets as safe havens. As the global stage is awash with economic uncertainty, gold has been a primary asset trusted as a safe haven, driving prices and interest up for the larger part of 2016. Since the Trump victory, gold has seen something of a downturn and last week the UK announced its second estimate on the third quarter GDP. The first figure to cover the full three month time period since the country elected to leave the EU, the UK confirmed its economy grew 0.5% in the third quarter. This amid […]

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Greenspan, Gold, and the Banality of Evil

Greenspan, Gold, and the Banality of Evil

By Stefan Gleason, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange Under certain circumstances, seemingly decent human beings are capable of horrific things. So it is with Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who parlayed his sound money bona fides into the top post at America’s private banking cartel and current issuer of our un-backed currency. In betrayal of his own stated free-market principles, Greenspan spent his tenure at the Fed pumping up financial markets with easy money and enabling runaway government spending commitments. Today, however, the “maestro” of central banking is playing a very different tune. He’s warning against an inevitable crisis resulting from the very policies he helped implement. Perhaps […]

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Stock Markets Erase Brexit Losses: Is the Fallout Already Behind Us?

Stock Markets Erase Brexit Losses: Is the Fallout Already Behind Us?

It is way too early to sound the “all clear” signal, and the real Brexit fallout may still be ahead. Here are some developments that investors should weigh carefully…

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