The U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting decision, followed by uncertainty over the geopolitical climate in the Middle East were the two primary factors that drove market moves this week. The ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China also remains unresolved and can be expected to trigger further market volatility ahead of the G-20 meeting in Japan next week.
Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East erupted again this week as Iran was accused of attacking two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as well as supporting an attack against an airport in Saudi Arabia.
The gold/silver ratio keeps climbing. And climbing and climbing. When is this darn thing going to reverse and see silver finally outperform gold?
Our resident precious metals guru, SWP General Manager Mark Yaxley, answers the question “What should I look for when considering storing precious metals offshore?”
As precious metals investors know all too well, gold and silver prices haven’t moved much for the past 5+ years. And along with that stagnant price environment has come low volatility.
Trade disputes continue to be of primary concern to markets and to the global economy as a whole.
Precious Metals International, Ltd. (PMI) today announces the birth of a new partnership with Netcoins in the bullion-cryptocurrency-sphere.
Escalating trade disputes between the U.S. and other nations of the world remain the primary driver for market volatility.
The rapidly deteriorating trade relationship between the U.S. and China was of primary focus this week, followed by further deterioration in the Brexit negotiation process in Europe.
As we outlined in our silver supply/demand crunch article, the silver market has entered a structural imbalance. It is not temporary. Global supply is locked into a decline, leaving the industry ill-equipped to respond meaningfully to any spike in demand of physical metal for the foreseeable future.