1. The battle over the U.S. debt ceiling has once again become a Congressional showdown, as was widely expected. The U.S.-China trade war also continues to remain largely unresolved and these two items alone are likely to trigger a significant increase in market volatility in the coming weeks. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans…
Trade and speculation about the moves of the Federal Reserve moved back to the forefront of factors affecting market volatility this week. Continued escalation of tensions in the Middle East region also remains a factor.
This brief report will highlight what’s taken place with precious metals this past quarter and year-to-date, along with how they compared to other assets. We’ll also briefly look at what potential catalysts lie ahead.
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Trade disputes continue to be of primary concern to markets and to the global economy as a whole.
The Federal Reserve chart above only goes back to 1970, but its message is clear, nevertheless. The velocity of money has dropped below that which was necessary to maintain a productive economy in 2009 and has never recovered.
The U.S. Federal Reserve was the primary driver for market movements this week as analysts awaited the release of the Non-Farm Payrolls report for April on Friday.
An outbreak of violence in Sri Lanka rattled markets this week as terror attacks during the Easter Weekend ripped through three churches and four luxury hotels, killing at least 290 and wounding nearly 500 more.
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues to be a top news item to watch, particularly as signs increase that a global recession may be building up steam.
The Precious Metals Week in Review – November 3, 2017.
Precious Metals International.