Investigating the Real Relationship between Interest Rates and Gold Prices

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The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System makes it clear that they understand their role as an organization supposedly free from political influence. According to their website, “The Federal Reserve, like many other central banks, is an independent government agency but also one that is ultimately accountable to the public and the Congress.”… Read more »

Price of Gold Weekly Recap: April 4 – April 8, 2016

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Monday’s gold prices opened the week slightly lower since Friday, influenced by continuing mixed signals from the Federal Reserve. Despite Janet Yellen’s statement last week not to increase interest rates, some members of the Fed are outspoken about pushing this agenda forward, citing an improved economy even amid global tumult. This week it was Eric… Read more »

Price of Silver Weekly Recap: April 4 – April 8, 2016

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Silver opened only slightly lower Monday, down from a positive U.S. jobs report Friday. Tuesday, however, showed silver price gains, snapping a two-day losing streak, as safe haven energy reentered the market. Equity and oil was down, lending strength to precious metals. Negative interest rates in Japan, a “Grexit” and a “Brexit,” as well as… Read more »

China on a Gold Binge: What Do They Know That We Don’t?

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In markets determined by supply and demand, it is always vital to know what factors are driving demand. For gold buyers, it is increasingly of interest that China is aggressively adding to its gold holdings. How Much Gold Does China Really Have? A recent analysis by CNN Money indicates that gold imported to China has… Read more »

Supply and Demand at Work in the Gold Market

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While economists like to make the principles behind free markets appear exceedingly obtuse and complex, there are several straightforward basics that drive every situation. At the top of any list of such market rules is that of supply and demand. While it is easy to get lost in numbers and analysis, it is quite useful… Read more »

Price of Gold Weekly Recap: March 28 – April 1, 2016

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The yellow metal opened this week slightly lower, having clocked in a five-week low over the weekend. European markets were closed for Easter, and both U.S. and Asian markets were relatively quiet. However, the recent attitude in the market has been more tolerant of risk, so the safe haven of gold is less attractive. Even… Read more »