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Trump, Gold and the Cognac Effect

Luxury Goods and Safe Haven Assets May Experience Greater Demand Under a Trump Presidency The election of Donald Trump this past November promises to bring changes to Washington and the […]

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Gold and Silver Rise in 2016

Precious Metals Gain in 2016. Gold and silver rose in 2016, gaining 8.5% and 14.8%, respectively. The charts of the two metals for the year (see below) look like bell […]

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The Fed Raised Interest Rates, Now What?

The Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates A Quarter of a Percentage Point The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee concluded their meeting last week with an announcement that they were raising […]

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India’s Cash Crunch Means Lower Gold Sales

India Suspends Rupee Exchange Program The Indian government has flip-flopped and reversed its announced Rupee exchange policy. When Prime Minister Modi announced the demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupee notes […]

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Foreign Holdings of US Treasury Bonds Sink

Major Foreign Holders of U.S. Treasury Bonds Cut Their Holdings United States Treasury Bonds are the most liquid security in the world. Central banks hold U.S. Treasuries as reserves. In […]