The Precious Metals Week in Review - January 11th, 2019

The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 11th, 2019

Markets remained volatile this week as the U.S. government shutdown continued, tying the record for the longest such shutdown in U.S. history. Contentious meetings between members of Congress and President Trump failed to make any headway in attempts to resolve the standoff over funding for his wall along the Mexican border.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - January 4th, 2019

The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 4th, 2019

It was a shortened week due to the timing of New Year but 2019 got under way with a clear picture of just how dysfunctional and gridlocked the U.S. government is going to be over the remainder of President Trump’s term, now that the Democrats have control of the House of Representatives.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - December 21st, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – December 21st, 2018

1. The ongoing chaos and gridlock in the U.S. government continued to foster an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty this week, keeping volatility in the equity markets alive and well. Stocks were on track for their worst December since the Great Depression in the 1930s. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - November 16th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – November 16th, 2018

Devastating wildfires in California were the latest disaster to strike the United States. The raging fires followed almost directly on the heels of two major hurricanes that had devastating impacts on Florida as well as much of the eastern seaboard. The scale of the economic impact due to the damage of this year’s natural disasters won’t be known for months, if not years. In the markets, volatility remained elevated amid indications of slowing global growth.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - November 2nd, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – November 2nd, 2018

Trade and tariff impacts combined with ongoing tensions in the Middle East to continue rattling markets this week. Technology stocks in particular struggled as earnings season begins to wind down. Several big tech names, like Apple, and Alphabet (formerly Google) either missed on their earnings expectations or announced things during their conference calls that spooked investors.