Russia's Central Bank Chief: Love Of Gold Stems From Need To Diversify

Russia's Central Bank Chief: Love Of Gold Stems From Need To Diversify

In 2018, Russia overtook China as the world’s fifth largest official sector gold holder, preceded only by France, Italy, Germany and the U.S.

Analysts have suggested that Russia is buying up gold to diversify against the U.S. dollar.
April 29, 2019 0 Comments
Trump to pull U.S. out of U.N. arms treaty, heeding NRA

Trump to pull U.S. out of U.N. arms treaty, heeding NRA

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday announced at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting that the United States will drop out of an international arms treaty signed in 2013 by then-President Barack Obama but opposed by the NRA and other conservative groups.
April 26, 2019 0 Comments
Gold Q1 Recap, and What to Watch Ahead

Gold Q1 Recap, and What to Watch Ahead

The gold price ended 2018 at $1,279 per ounce, after surging 5.3% the last two months of the year. Gold was flat the first three weeks of 2019, then jumped to $1,343.75 by February 20, a 5% increase. It gave most of the gains back in response to the rise in equity prices and progress on trade talks with China, ending the quarter up 1%.
April 25, 2019 0 Comments
Is The Global Bond Bubble About To Burst?

Is The Global Bond Bubble About To Burst?

Historically speaking, a normal Fed tightening cycles consist of raising the Fed Funds Rate (FFR) by 350-425bps. It is at that point that the yield curve usually inverts--thus, disincentivizing future lending and closing down the credit conduit. At that point the Fed backs off from future rate hikes. Then, about a year later, a stock market meltdown begins; and six months...
April 24, 2019 0 Comments

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