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British Assets play second Fiddle to Gold on Geopolitical Fears

The British bank’s investor sentiment index climbed to 6.1% in Feb, its highest level since April 2016, as UK investors continued to ride the sentiment wave. However, of all the assets, gold proved the most popular, rising 5.59% between Jan & Feb to a 46.37% approval rating. This is further evidence that “investor optimism is tempered by the need to shield against persistent geopolitical uncertainty.

Will Deflation, Recession Concerns make ECB Buy Gold Bullion?

Over the last couple of months, ECB has launched several measures to revive the lackluster Eurozone economy. Mersch said ECB should let these steps take effect first before considering more action. If more action was needed, ECB could theoretically purchase government bonds or other assets such as gold, shares, or ETFs.

The Elusive Economic Recovery. The “Tide of Cheap Money”

What is remarkable is that this setback to recovery has occurred even in the midst of a period when the “tide of cheap money,” to use an expression of the Financial Times in the context of “quantitative easing,” “is lifting all boats.”

Eurozone Recovery Fades - Will The U.S. Follow?

It just seems the U.S. and Eurozone economies have decoupled – With the U.S. more dependent today on exports than the past, the ongoing and deepening, recession in Eurozone will continue to exert a greater drag on the U.S. economy.

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