Outlook

27Jul 2014
gold prices find a floor

A series of strong economic indicators last week sent the stock market higher and gold lower, right to the $1,300 level it has seen a few times in recent months. Is this a new floor for gold? We look at the good reasons that suggest just this, and why right now could be your best last chance to buy gold.

05Mar 2014

On Sunday, as Cate Blanchett gracefully accepted her Oscar for Best Actress in Hollywood, life was imitating art in Russia and Ukraine. Blanchett’s award-winning role was for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, a riches to rags story of a glamorous socialite who loses everything. Meanwhile in Russia, the nation’s top eight billionaires saw $13 billion disappear […]

14Feb 2014

This week we went up against the arcane debt ceiling once again. However, in a stunning display of maturity (?), our representatives in Washington have bypassed the usual opportunity for political brinksmanship and passed a clean debt limit increase bill. This means they are not, as usual, attaching other unrelated political footballs to the bill […]

03Jan 2014

We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep saying it as long as there are people who need the benefit of gold in their savings portfolios and retirement accounts: Gold is historically one of the best hedges against inflation and currency mishaps. Gold serves as an insurance policy against the crashes and collapses that the world […]

06Dec 2013

Rarely does our Chart of the Week (featured in each week’s Market Update email) provoke such strong reaction from you, our readers. But this one did it: This chart shows that since 2009, every single penny of the stock market’s gains have come during rounds of Quantitative Easing. As the Fed has bought more assets, […]