By Jeff Clark, Senior Analyst, GoldSilver and Adviser for Strategic Wealth Preservation. If you didn’t catch it, gold has passed the S&P 500 in year-to-date performance. Through August 12, gold is up 18.1%, while the S&P has risen 13.8%. Silver is nipping its heels, now up 10.2% YTD. But what is perhaps more significant is…
Gold and silver prices continue to push higher. They’re starting to get some attention from the mainstream, too.
1. Volatility remained extreme this week as the trade battle between the U.S. and China continued unabated. Global bond yields extended their plunge this week as well, increasing the downward pressure on equity markets. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment surged by 9,000 claims from the previous week’s…
1. Volatility was extreme this week as U.S.-China trade tensions boiled over and global central banks began a “race to the bottom”, cutting their own interest rates right on the heels of last week’s rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment dropped…
Many readers liked the tables we presented of possible gold/S&P 500 ratios and what that would mean to prices of each asset. If you didn’t catch it, check out what the future could look like for gold vs. the stock market.
Dear Main Street and Wall Street Investor, I’m a pretty nice guy. But you may not think so if what I outline below comes to pass.
The Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision was set up to be the primary driver for market moves this week until President Trump announced further tariffs on China on Thursday. Friday’s Non-Farm Payrolls report also added to market jitters as it seemed to reinforce the idea that the Fed could place further rate cuts in a holding pattern.
Why not? It’s not yours. Most people assume that, if they have money on deposit in a bank, they own that money. That’s not necessarily the case.
If you haven’t noticed, silver’s on the move. The price reached a new 52-week high yesterday. And the gold/silver ratio—an indicator many analysts, including me, track to determine if one or the other metal is lagging its historical performance—has fallen 8% over the past eight trading days.
The U.S. appears set to kick the proverbial can down the road once more as the House passed a two-year deal to increase the debt ceiling yet again, sending it to the Senate for a vote.