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Gold Hits Inflection Point

Even though the start of this year is trending awfully close to the beginning of 2016 for gold prices and USD, there are a variety of factors working to shift the narrative for the two assets. Although the boost provided

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What Factors Could Keep Stocks Down in 2017?

Equity markets in the US have been riding high ever since November’s presidential election, feeling the boost of the “Trump rally”. While stocks had an incredibly volatile year, the second half of 2016 ended with most indices reaching record highs

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What Will Markets Look Like in 2017?

After November’s US presidential election, many analysts forecast doom and gloom for the US economy. Several predicted that the dollar would collapse and equities would remain under pressure as businesses entered a panic. Almost two months since the election, most

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Why Higher Oil Prices May Not Last

Despite the resounding optimism from financial markets last week after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed on an output reduction deal, the subsequent rally in oil prices may burn bullish traders.  Although it is easy to see why removing

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Gold’s Shine Diminished Amid Economic and Political Backdrop

Although the financial market reaction to the election results was volatile, the subsequent rally in risk assets and the US dollar spells increased confidence in the US economic outlook.  The impact has been a rapid reversal in safe haven flows,

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S&P 500 Vulnerable Ahead of Yellen Speech

With not a peep uttered from the US Federal Reserve Chair since she last spoke in June, financial markets are acting slightly spooked ahead of her remarks set to be delivered on Friday to the Jackson Hole Symposium of central

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EURUSD Climbs As US Rate Hike Speculation Dampened By Inflation Figures

Following a lower than anticipated inflation reading yesterday from the United States, the dollar is once again stumbling as the time frame for raising interest rates is pushed back further into the future.  Although the Euro Area is not looking

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Gold Double Top Signaling More Room to Fall?

Even though numerous mounting risks to the outlook have been effective at pushing gold prices higher over the last few months, the sharp retreat on Friday may signal a pause after a significant period of upside momentum.  Stronger payroll data

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USDJPY Losses Signaling New Crisis Ahead?

The resounding disappointment echoed by financial markets after Japan’s latest stimulus announcements reflects a growing sense of uncertainty amongst traders and analysts as accommodative policies fall short of moving the needle higher on growth. Now that the USDJPY pair rapidly

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Elon Musk Unveils Ambitious “Master Plan Part 2” for Tesla

Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk revealed the long-teased second part of his company’s “Master Plan” on Wednesday, outlining ambitious goals for the automaker and inviting criticism from analysts and investors alike. Musk, who first outlined his plans for Tesla

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