The Precious Metals Week in Review - May 17th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – May 17th, 2019

The collapse of the trade talks between the U.S. and China was the primary driver for stock market moves this week. Ongoing uncertainty over the Brexit negotiations was also a factor in market volatility as well as increased tensions in the Middle East.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - May 10th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – May 10th, 2019

Escalating tensions in the trade talks between the U.S. and China sent markets lower as President Trump threatened to enact a tariff increase on Chinese goods beginning Friday. When the U.S. followed through on its threat at midnight on Friday morning, stocks plunged as equity markets apparently had not been pricing in the fact that the deal could collapse so quickly.

Modern Monetary Theory: Economic absurdism enters the mainstream

Modern Monetary Theory: Economic absurdism enters the mainstream

After the Trump election victory, traditional, conventional politics and politicians have largely fallen out of favor. Middle-of-the-road ideas, proposals crossing party lines and common-ground platforms that once played a prominent role in many campaign playbooks have been replaced with a very different type of strategy.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - April 19th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – April 19th, 2019

This week and next will be shortened holiday weeks due to the timing of religious holidays this year. With the release of the Mueller report, which found no collusion with Russia and no obstruction of justice on the part of President Trump during the 2016 Elections, American politics is likely to explode into chaos in the near term. The Democratic Party is almost certainly going to redouble their efforts to block President Trump’s legislative agenda at every turn now that the basis of their calls for impeachment has been essentially eliminated.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - April 12th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – April 12th, 2019

The U.K. received a reprieve from the constant pressure of coming up with a viable Brexit package this week when the EU gave it until October 31 to come up with a new plan. Conditions on the extension, however, mean that the U.K. must elect members to the European Parliament in May, or it will again be faced with the threat of a disorderly exit come June 1.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - March 29th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – March 29th, 2019

1. The UK parliament voted no on Theresa May’s Brexit package for the third and final time this week, sparking a massive protest march by pro-Brexit supporters who sincerely want the UK to exit the EU in an “orderly fashion”. 2.  The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment dropped by…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - March 15th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – March 15, 2019

1. A catastrophic computer failure has unfortunately made it necessary to keep this week’s memo brief as we work to repair the issue. Below is a short synopsis of news events and the Friday- to-Friday closing prices for this week. 2. Brexit was the primary focus of most major news outlets this week as U.K.…