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Gold Sparkles Most when Dark Clouds Loom over the Economy

After disappointing US economic growth data was released, gold jumped 1.2%. Weak data is good for gold because it decreases the chances of a rate hike soon. If US economy continues to struggle, the Fed could delay its next rate hike. If the dollar index breaks below 93, it could be a strong indication that a new downtrend in the dollar has started. And this could give a big boost to gold prices.

Gold Prices Boom Coming Due To Worldwide Inflation

Deflation is a central banker’s worst nightmare. Bankers desperately need inflation to avoid deflation. The banks can only inflate their way out of their crushing debt loads. And higher inflation means higher interest rates, both of which are very positive for the gold markets. People buy gold as a safe haven against inflation.

Moody's: Russia Downgrade Review On Event Risk, Investor Sentiment & Economy

Hot on the heels of what S&P said was not a “politically motivated” shift to rating watch, Moody’s has decided to put Russia on rating downgrade watch. Decision was triggered by 3 key factors: Weakening of Russia’s economic strength, Potential shifts in investor sentiment & susceptibility to event risk.

Copper Surplus ‘Underplayed’; But More Capacity Needed

Copper supply always seem to be an issue at the top of the agenda in metals markets, and 2014 is set to be no different, says Macquarie Commodities Research. 2016-2018 look like a strong recovery period for the copper market and copper price, with moves back towards, $8,000/t likely.

Top Ten Market Themes For 2014 By Goldman Sachs

These Top Ten Market Themes represent the broad list of macro themes from Goldman Sachs’ economic outlook that they think will dominate markets in 2014, which also summarize their positive growth expectations. In short – It’s all about the Fed.

Gold Market

Gold Market traders are awaiting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony about monetary policy to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday morning. Gold […]

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