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.

First, Secure The Borders

First, Secure the Borders

As Ludwig von Mises correctly stated, in a free state, no one is forced to remain within the state. Anyone who seeks to emigrate is free to do so. This is, in fact, one of the primary tenets of liberty – if you don’t like it, you can leave.

And so, it follows that, if the right to exit is curtailed in any way, the state has ceased to be free.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - October 26th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – October 26th, 2018

Stocks remained volatile this week, continuing their selloff from last week and moving further into correction territory. As earnings season continues on, more and more companies are commenting during their earnings conference calls that the ongoing tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China are finally beginning to cut into their profit margins.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - October 19th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – October 18th, 2018

Stocks continued to sell off this week as the trade dispute between China and the U.S. remains unresolved. Rapidly rising interest rates in the U.S., due to the Federal Reserve steadfastly continuing along its path of interest rate hikes, is also a concern since analysts are beginning to suspect that the Fed could very well overshoot its inflation target and lose control just as it did during the 1970s.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - October 5th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – October 5th, 2018

The release of the Non-Farm Payrolls report for September was eagerly awaited this week after the Federal Reserve’s latest rate hike last week. Italy’s continued budgetary problems triggered multiple rounds of uncertainty for markets this week in addition to the ongoing global trade frictions.