An important change has unfolded in the global gold market. The East has been driving up the gold price, predominantly in late 2022 and the first months of 2023, breaking the West’s long-standing pricing power.
As businesses prepare for the eventuality of new restrictions and shutdowns, many investors continue purchasing physical precious metals to shield their portfolios from inflation.
Los inversionistas han renovado su interés en los metales preciosos, en particular el oro y la plata, por ser considerarse «activos refugio» en tiempos de volatilidad e incertidumbre como los actuales.
En China, el virus repuntó en un mercado local de Pekín y, supuestamente, el salmón importado que allí se vende es el foco del virus, lo que despertó preocupación sobre la posibilidad de que los alimentos sean vectores del Coronavirus.
Conforme más países comienzan a relajar las restricciones y hacen seguimiento a una posible segunda ola del brote, la incertidumbre alrededor de la COVID-19 continúa.
COVID-19 continues to generate uncertainty however as more countries begin easing their lockdowns and undertake monitoring for a potential wave of secondary outbreaks.
Throughout the world, the media televise weekly reports on the protests in Hong Kong. Developments have remained highly visible, courtesy of regular demonstrations that take place like clockwork, every weekend in the business district of the city.
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,…
1. Volatility remained extreme this week as the trade battle between the U.S. and China continued unabated. Global bond yields extended their plunge this week as well, increasing the downward pressure on equity markets. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment surged by 9,000 claims from the previous week’s…