As Public Pensions Pile on More Risk, Returns Fail to Keep Pace

As Public Pensions Pile on More Risk, Returns Fail to Keep Pace

Riskier assets like private equity, real estate and hedge funds haven’t provided a magic bullet for state and local government pensions seeking to cover trillions in retirement benefits for aging workers.
May 7, 2019 0 Comments
Bullish Gold Wave Is Coming; Be Patient And Watch Inflation Data, Say Analysts

Bullish Gold Wave Is Coming; Be Patient And Watch Inflation Data, Say Analysts

(Kitco News) - There is a bullish gold trend developing in the background as markets focus on U.S. inflation data next week following Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s comments dismissing low inflation as “transitory.”
May 3, 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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