The Precious Metals Week in Review - November 1st, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – November 1st, 2019

It was a heavy news week as the Federal Reserve took further action on interest rates, the October Non-Farm Payrolls report was released, and the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump gained traction in the House of Representatives.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - October 25th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – October 25th, 2019

1. As fears of further trade war escalations between the U.S. and China seem to be fading, eyes are turning to next week’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting by the Federal Reserve. Analysts will be parsing every word of Fed Chair Powell’s statements at the conclusion of next week’s meeting for indications on the near-term…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - October 4th, 2019.

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

1. The political pressure against President Trump continued to escalate as the impeachment inquiry got underway this week. The entire inquiry appears to be based around whether Trump pressured Ukraine’s president to conduct an investigation into the Biden family and Trump doubled down this week when he said, during a televised interview with reporters as…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - September 27th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – September 27th, 2019

The trade dispute between the U.S. and China took a new turn this week as the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives announced this week that it was opening a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump over alleged abuse of power surrounding a phone call he made to the President of Ukraine back in July.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - September 20th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – September 20th, 2019

The ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China, uncertainty over the direction of U.S. monetary policy and continued uncertainty over the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union all remain the primary drivers for market moves in the near term. A clearly sophisticated strike on Saudi Arabian oil facilities over the weekend also acted to send uncertainty and fear into markets.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - September 6th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – September 6th, 2019

1. It was a shortened week with the celebration of the Labor Day holiday in the U.S. The primary market drivers remained the U.S.-China trade war and the escalating political crisis in the United Kingdom as they continue to struggle with meeting the upcoming Brexit deadline in October. 2. Hurricane Dorian turned into a complete…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - August 30th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 30th, 2019

1. The U.S.-China trade war continued to be the primary driver for market volatility this week. The Hong Kong protests remain a thorn in the side of Beijing as the pro-democracy demonstrations expand. Chinese troops have moved closer to the region, ostensibly in a previously planned maneuver that has nothing to do with the protests,…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - August 23rd, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 23rd, 2019

1. Escalations in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war continued to trigger wild swings in equity markets this week. Volatility should be expected to remain elevated for the coming weeks as the trade dispute escalates further. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment dropped by 12,000 claims from the previous…