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Cool Video: Sketch of Bullish Case for Gold

June 25, 2019
I know some people who are always bullish gold.  I am not.  In fact, I often think I can find higher returning assets.  However, I have recently have turned bullish gold, and while in Toronto on business, I was invited to the set of Bloomberg to discuss my change of heart.
Many of the reasons the gold bugs cite would seem to justify owning gold b…
Cool Video: Sketch of Bullish Case for Gold Cool Video:  Sketch of Bullish Case for Gold Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 25, 2019 Rating: 5
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Heightened Political Risks Weigh on Sentiment

June 25, 2019
Overview:  It is far from clear that the US sanctions against nine Iranian officials, with the foreign minister to be added later brings negotiations any closer.  At the same time, US officials trying to keep expectations low for the weekend meeting between Trump and Xi.  The heightened political anxiety will have to make room for Fed Chairman Pow…
Heightened Political Risks Weigh on Sentiment Heightened Political Risks Weigh on Sentiment Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 25, 2019 Rating: 5
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Slow Start to Important Week

June 24, 2019
Overview:  The Trump-Xi meeting at the G20 this coming weekend and heightened tensions in the Gulf, with the US set to impose new sanctions on Iran's crippled economy are keeping investors on edge.  News the opposition won the re-do of the Istanbul mayoral election has lifted the Turkish lira.  Most of the major Asia Pacific equity markets, in…
Slow Start to Important Week Slow Start to Important Week Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 24, 2019 Rating: 5
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Greenback Breaks Down

June 23, 2019
The US dollar fell against all the world's currencies last week. Although most of the G10 central banks have what can be considered easing biases, the dollar is most vulnerable because there is so much more scope to ease and its strength had been in no small measure predicated on monetary divergence.  
It is striking that the dollar did not ral…
Greenback Breaks Down Greenback Breaks Down Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 23, 2019 Rating: 5
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The Week Ahead: Cutting to the Quick

June 22, 2019
Central banks are prepared to take fresh measures to strengthen and extend the business cycle primarily because price pressures are below what their predecessors thought would be acceptable levels. Draghi, speaking for the ECB, the Federal Reserve, and the Bank of Japan ratcheted up their concerns, which, even without new initiatives, were suffic…
The Week Ahead: Cutting to the Quick The Week Ahead: Cutting to the Quick Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 22, 2019 Rating: 5
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