Economist Perspective: Debt Ceiling Back in Play

Economist Perspective: Debt Ceiling Back in Play

U.S. debt ceiling and a potential government shutdown could be back in play later this year.

Why Central Bank Gold Demand Is Reaching New Highs

Why Central Bank Gold Demand Is Reaching New Highs

A reticence to increase U.S. dollar exposure in 2018 resulted in highest central bank gold demand since the end of Bretton Woods.

Market Movers: U.S. GDP

Market Movers: U.S. GDP

The yield curve has inverted. Are U.S. stocks fixated?

Palladium's Spectacular Rally Isn't Over Yet

Palladium's Spectacular Rally Isn't Over Yet

The recent Russian export ban for the metal is something of a red herring, but prices for palladium could still rally 14% to hit $1,800 an ounce soon.

Market Movers: March Prospective Plantings

Market Movers: March Prospective Plantings

U.S. farmers are waiting on weather and trade policy outcomes.

How Much Does the Fed Influence Equity Volatility?

How Much Does the Fed Influence Equity Volatility?

In 11 Fed easing cycles since 1972, equity volatility rose in the three months prior to the first rate cut.

How to Buy Gold: Six Tips and Reasons to Buy in 2019

How to Buy Gold: Six Tips and Reasons to Buy in 2019

Buying gold is easier than you may think - but you have to do your homework first.

Market Movers: Brexit Deadline

Market Movers: Brexit Deadline

A Brexit Extension?

US Oil Prices Top $60 After EIA Posts Surprise Crude Drawdown

US Oil Prices Top $60 After EIA Posts Surprise Crude Drawdown

Global oil prices jumped higher Wednesday after the U.S. Energy and Information Administration posted a bigger-than-expected decline in domestic stockpiles for a second consecutive week.

Think the Trade War Is Influencing Gold? Think Again

Think the Trade War Is Influencing Gold? Think Again

Four factors are moving the precious metal far more than China/U.S. tensions.