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The Best Reasons to Buy Gold in the Age of Trump

| February 22, 2017 | Articles: Insights
The Best Reasons to Buy Gold in the Age of Trump

Notwithstanding the strong demand for gold and silver globally, buying activity in the U.S. retail market for physical bullion has fallen noticeably in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory. And retail selling in the U.S. has increased. The bullion markets have entered a new phase. The two terms of President Obama included the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, zero interest rate policy from the Federal Reserve, and multiple rounds of Quantitative Easing. Reasons to buy gold and silver were plentiful. Today, the reasons to diversify into gold and silver are as strong as ever, but they’re perhaps less obvious to the average retail buyer in the U.S. Many […]

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Stock Market Highs Make Strong Case for Precious Metal Buys

| February 1, 2017 | Category: Economy
Stock Market Highs Make Strong Case for Precious Metal Buys

Dow 20,000 was ushered in with great fanfare. Traders on the New York Stock Exchange sported “Dow 20,000” hats. Even President Donald Trump joined the celebration. Trump told ABC News he was “very honored” that the stock market gave his presidency a symbolic vote of confidence. “Now we have to go up, up, up. We don’t want it to stay there,” he said. Everyone loves a bull market. Expecting stocks to go up forever, however, is a dangerous mindset to have as an investor. Recent history suggests that major milestones for the Dow should be viewed less as cause for celebration and more as warning signs. What 1999 Can Teach […]

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Gold after Trump: How Gold Performed in 2016 and Price Forecast for 2017

Gold after Trump: How Gold Performed in 2016 and Price Forecast for 2017

We started 2016 with a strong gold price rally. It continued to grow for almost 6 months before the price started to stabilize. As with other trends on the market, gold price quickly entered a stall once everyone started to jump on the wagon. The recent U.S. Presidential Election, as well as other factors, will continue to influence the price of gold in 2017. Before you look at the price forecast, however, let’s take a closer look at some of the most prominent factors that influenced gold prices across 2016. The U.S. Dollar and China’s Economy China is quickly becoming a dominant force on the global market. If you look […]

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Trump’s Trade Policy to Drive Price Inflation and Gold Buying

| January 30, 2017 | Category: Economy
Trump’s Trade Policy to Drive Price Inflation and Gold Buying

Donald Trump’s trade policy is likely to spark higher consumer price inflation, and that has ramifications for gold and silver prices. Regardless of where investors stand regarding the president’s plan to make Mexico “pay” for the border wall, if he is successful in getting Congress to impose a hefty tax on imports it will mean higher prices for things. A tax on goods from China could be even more inflationary. Saying that higher import taxes are inflationary may be a statement of the obvious, but it is worth making given Trump’s recent promotion of a tax on Mexican goods. He implies Mexican exporters will “pay” for the wall by absorbing […]

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Precious Metals Rally Up to Trump Inauguration… Now What?

Precious Metals Rally Up to Trump Inauguration… Now What?

Gold and silver are off to a good start in 2017, advancing again last week into Donald Trump’s inauguration. If recent history is a guide, this year could bring some nice gains in precious metals. Bloomberg reports there have been gains in the gold market in the year following 6 of the past 7 presidents’ first inauguration. The average gain is 15%, dramatically outperforming the S&P 500 which loses, on average, about 1%. Recent gains in metals were driven largely by weakening in the Federal Reserve Note, aka the dollar. The dollar lost ground despite some hawkish remarks from Janet Yellen. Her speech was overshadowed by comments from Donald Trump, […]

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Will Trump Usher In an Era of Sound Money?

| January 24, 2017 | Articles: Insights
Will Trump Usher In an Era of Sound Money?

Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in, Americans will start getting some glimpses of what his presidency actually means. Here are some educated guesses of what to expect when it comes to the dollar and sound money issues, based on what we know before the kick-off of Trump’s administration. The Federal Reserve Donald Trump became very critical of Janet Yellen and the Fed during the final months of the campaign. He accused the Fed of supporting the Obama administration and, by extension, Hillary Clinton by inflating a bubble in the stock markets and keeping interest rates artificially low. That was before the election. Shortly after the election, Trump signaled […]

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