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.

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 - April 5th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – April 5th, 2019

Brexit continues to be the top news story affecting volatility in all markets, followed by further apparent progress in the U.S.-China trade talks. President Trump now appears to be taking aim on Mexico as the next target of his tariffs, despite an economic agreement between the two countries earlier this year that has yet to be ratified.

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 8, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – March 8, 2019

1. Economic data out of the U.S., China and Europe were primary factors for market volatility this week. The Non-Farm Payrolls report for February will be closely watched when it is released on Friday for further indication that the U.S. economy might be slowing. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for…