The Precious Metals Week in Review - January 11th, 2019

The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 11th, 2019

Markets remained volatile this week as the U.S. government shutdown continued, tying the record for the longest such shutdown in U.S. history. Contentious meetings between members of Congress and President Trump failed to make any headway in attempts to resolve the standoff over funding for his wall along the Mexican border.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - January 4th, 2019

The Precious Metals Week in Review – January 4th, 2019

It was a shortened week due to the timing of New Year but 2019 got under way with a clear picture of just how dysfunctional and gridlocked the U.S. government is going to be over the remainder of President Trump’s term, now that the Democrats have control of the House of Representatives.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - December 28th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – December 28th, 2018

The partial government shutdown in the U.S. continued throughout the week, and the situation only added to what was one of the most chaotic weeks of the year in the equities markets. This week closed out the final trading week of 2018 and the massive volatility in the final quarter of 2018 ensured that stocks ultimately underperformed on a year-on-year basis.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - December 21st, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – December 21st, 2018

1. The ongoing chaos and gridlock in the U.S. government continued to foster an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty this week, keeping volatility in the equity markets alive and well. Stocks were on track for their worst December since the Great Depression in the 1930s. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims…

The Precious Metals Week in Review - December 7th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – December 7th, 2018

Stocks continued to be extraordinarily volatile this week despite what appeared to be a relatively successful meeting between US President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 conference in Buenos Aires over the weekend. The trading week was shortened in the U.S. due to a national day of mourning that was declared to honor former US President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30.

The Precious Metals Week in Review - November 16th, 2018

The Precious Metals Week in Review – November 16th, 2018

Devastating wildfires in California were the latest disaster to strike the United States. The raging fires followed almost directly on the heels of two major hurricanes that had devastating impacts on Florida as well as much of the eastern seaboard. The scale of the economic impact due to the damage of this year’s natural disasters won’t be known for months, if not years. In the markets, volatility remained elevated amid indications of slowing global growth.