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…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - August 16th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 16th, 2019

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…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - July 5th, 2019.

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

The G-20 meeting appeared to result in a truce between China and the U.S. on the trade front, as was generally expected. Stock analysts eagerly awaited the release of the June Non-Farm Payrolls report on Friday for indications of what the Federal Reserve’s next monetary policy move might be. It was a shortened trading week due to the Independence Day holiday in the U.S.

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.