Stocks and bonds view Trump through different filters

By Caroline Baum  Published: Mar 3, 2017 8:33 a.m. ET The U.S. stock market has been positively giddy over the prospect of lower taxes, reduced regulation and increased government spending under a Donald J. Trump administration. The bond market, which sold off initially on expectations for the same, is taking a more measured approach. Which one […]

Asia Gold: Higher prices keep buyers at bay

Reuters   Friday February 24, 2017  By Rajendra Jadhav and Sethuraman N R * Indian prices back to premium * Chinese premiums quoted at $7-$8 * Buyers hesitate to chase higher prices MUMBAI/BENGALURU, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Gold demand in Asia remained sluggish this week as a price rally on political concerns and dollar weakness […]

DEUTSCHE BANK: These 2 risks could derail the US economy

Akin Oyedele   Feb. 17, 2017, With the US economic recovery entering its eighth year, there continue to be questions about how much longer it can go on. Torsten Sløk, Deutsche Bank’s chief international economist who has been staunchly bullish on the economy for a while, wrote on two things that could derail the expansion in a client […]

The US dollar is becoming a problem

Tina Wadhwa  Feb. 16, 2017, 08:34 AM The US dollar has been getting stronger, but at what point is it just too much for the market to bear? In short, there’s no simple answer. The dollar on a global trade-weighted basis has strengthened by about 20-25% over the course of the last year. In the weeks […]

Something that ‘usually only happens in recessions’ is popping up in the US economy

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa  Feb. 7, 2017 The Federal Reserve’s latest quarterly survey of lending conditions showed a tightening of standards in some sectors that suggests banks are already retrenching, even as the central bank considers additional interest-rate increases. Banks also reported weaker demand for most types of mortgage loans over the fourth quarter, the Fed […]

Manufacturing Accelerates in U.S. for a Fifth Straight Month

by  Sho Chandra   February 1, 2017   Manufacturing growth accelerated in January for a fifth consecutive month on stronger orders and production that signal America’s factories are rebounding.The Institute for Supply Management’s index rose to 56, the highest since November 2014, from 54.5 the prior month, data from the Tempe, Arizona-based group showed Wednesday. The […]

6 Gold Statistics That Will Blow You Away

Matthew DiLallo  Jan 31, 2017 The gold market is both massive and minuscule, depending on one’s perspective. Gold is an incredibly rare element, which is what makes it so valuable. In fact, it’s rarer to find a 1-ounce gold nugget than it is to find a 5-carat diamond. That rarity certainly shines through in the […]