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The Relationship of Oil and Precious Metals

The Relationship of Oil and Precious Metals

Precious Metals and Oil have a History Precious metals, especially gold, have long been known for their incredible value and powerful purchasing power all over the globe. They are considered the standard of value for any currency that is used anywhere in the world. They are often referred to as crisis commodity as people flock into them especially in times of economic and geopolitical turmoil as they serve as inflationary and deflationary protection. Over the years, studies between the correlation of precious metals and other commodities such as oil have been a hot topic, which has been further ignited with recent global developments. Currently, the financial markets have become extremely […]

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Effects of the U.S. Pulling out on the Iran Nuclear deal on Oil and Precious Metals

Effects of the U.S. Pulling out on the Iran Nuclear deal on Oil and Precious Metals

The Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, offered Tehran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for agreeing to stop its nuclear program. The deal laid out a lengthy process spanning over 15-25 years that would be supervised by an eight-member committee, including Iran, the United States of America, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union. The agreed-upon nuclear deal aimed at limiting Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon, in exchange for the removal of various sanctions imposed on it internationally. This agreement signed in Geneva states that the P5+1 namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United […]

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Commodity Cycle Upturn to Lift Precious Metals Prices

Commodity Cycle Upturn to Lift Precious Metals Prices

Safe-haven demand for physical precious metals came in soft through the first half of the year as a rising stock market reinforced investor optimism toward the economy. U.S. stocks are expensive by just about every valuation measure you can think of – price/earnings, price/sales, dividend yield, total market capitalization as a percentage of GDP, etc. Even Fed chair Janet Yellen remarked recently that equity valuations appeared “rich.” The inverse of the extreme overvaluation in equities is the extreme relative cheapness of hard assets. Commodity indexes entered the summer at generational lows in real terms. The perception has been that the world is awash in plentiful, cheap oil. Just a few […]

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Long-Term Correlations Between The Dollar And Oil, Stocks, Bonds, Gold

| March 13, 2015 | Category: Price
Long-Term Correlations Between The Dollar And Oil, Stocks, Bonds, Gold

The correlations between Dollar-Oil and Dollar-Gold are much stronger, and negative. The 12-month Correlation Coefficients fluctuate above and below the zero line, but the 60-month moving average is mostly negative. Oil and the dollar were positively correlated from 2000 to 2004, but this did not last long as the negative correlation returned. The relationship between gold and the Dollar is by far the strongest, and a strong Dollar is clearly hurting gold.

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