A volatile calm – the paradox of 2016 financial markets

Wed Dec 21, 2016 By Jamie McGeever and Vikram Subhedar | LONDON Traditional measures of volatility at historic lows and Wall Street stocks at new record highs went hand-in-hand in 2016 with traders fretting about bouts of wild stock-price swings and currency flash-crashes. The past year has been nothing if not paradoxical for financial markets […]

Runaway dollar sends shiver through world markets

By Sujata Rao and Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar’s renewed surge and signs that it will build on current 14-year highs are leaving a trail of destruction through world currency markets and forcing policymakers to rethink mechanisms to deal with the fallout. Currencies from the Indian rupee to the offshore version of […]

Is Gold Less Precious Now?

By Gary Ashton | November 23, 2016 On a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average touched 19,000 for the first time in history, investors would be forgiven for asking themselves if the shine has come off gold as a safe-haven investment. The price of gold has breached the psychologically important $1,200 per ounce level […]

Why Greenspan Is Wrong About Bonds

By Lisa Abramowicz  Nov 8, 2016 GREENSPAN’S FORECAST FOR POTENTIAL YIELD ON 10-YEAR BONDS  5% The longest-dated U.S. government bonds have fallen out of favor in recent weeks. The debt just posted its biggest monthly loss in more than a year, with one Canadian company selling 90 percent of its longer-maturity Treasuries ahead of the […]

This Is Gold’s Turnaround Year

Gold prices are up more than 19% so far this year, but there may be more to come, this according to two veteran investors Mary-Anne & Pamela Aden — known in the industry as the Aden Sisters. Speaking with Kitco News, the Adens said they think 2017 will be the “turnaround year” for the gold […]