The Precious Metals Week in Review - January 17th, 2020.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 17th, 2020

It was another news-filled week, particularly with regards to the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. The Senate impeachment trial for President Donald J. Trump also began its initial stages this week and will likely eclipse news from mainstream media outlets over the coming weeks.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - December 13th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – December 13th, 2019

1. The status of the U.S.-China trade negotiation continues to be in flux and remains the top factor affecting market volatility. The House of Representatives moved forward on their plan to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump for his actions towards Ukraine. 2. In a surprise move, the seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - November 29th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – November 29th, 2019

Despite the shortened trading week due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., and seemingly positive progress in the trade talks between the U.S. and China earlier in the week, uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China relationship continues to be the primary driver for market volatility.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - November 15th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – November 15th, 2019

The ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China continues to spark volatility in all markets. The first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s July 25 phone call with the President of Ukraine got underway this week but equity markets seemed to largely ignore the spectacle and the political uncertainty it could cause, choosing instead to simply shoot higher on nothing more than the tenuous hope that the U.S. and China were “close” to reaching a trade deal.

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 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 - August 9th, 2019.

The Precious Metals Week in Review – August 9th, 2019

1. Volatility was extreme this week as U.S.-China trade tensions boiled over and global central banks began a “race to the bottom”, cutting their own interest rates right on the heels of last week’s rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for state unemployment dropped…