The Fed Speaks, The Market Ignores

The U.S. Federal Reserve completed its latest Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday. The Fed’s objective coming out of the meeting was seemingly clear – they wanted to kick the door open for the possibility of another quarter-point interest rate increase in September. Notably, the market decided to hear an entirely different story.

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‘BLeave’ It! The U.K. Is Out – Now What?

In a stunning development on Thursday night into Friday morning, it appears almost certain as of this writing at Midnight EDT that voters in the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum have opted to ‘Leave’ the European Union. Now what?

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Gold And Silver Arches

The precious metals market appears to be falling back to its old ways. After an impressive rally to start the New Year, both gold and silver have been trending lower over the past month. Is it time to abandon the precious metals trade once again, or is patience warranted at the present time?

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The Lovable Losers

The U.S. stock market has staged an impressive recovery since plunging at the start of the year. Since February 11, the S&P 500 Index has rebounded by nearly +15%. But not all sectors have participated equally in the rebound. And these same underperformers have taken it on the chin in recent trading days. For those that may be skeptical about the long-term sustainability of the recent rally over the past two months, these trailing sectors may now offer potential opportunities.

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Gold: Tipping The Scales

It is worthwhile to begin by stating the following: I am meaningfully bullish on the long-term outlook for gold, and I have been for some time. Gold offers protection against price instability, whether it is inflation or deflation, and also provides a hard asset alternative global reserve currency versus the various paper fiat currencies that are backed by nothing more than the full faith and credit of their issuing governments and have been relentlessly distorted by unprecedentedly aggressive monetary policy by global central bankers during the post crisis period. In short, gold offers an ideal portfolio hedge and a lot of long-term appeal.

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