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POSTED ON June 28, 2022  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

Even with rising interest rates and the dollar at multi-year highs, gold has held its ground. Nevertheless, we have yet to see a big spike in gold prices despite persistent inflation. Why not?

The perception is that rising interest rates are always bad for gold. But does perception match up with reality?

If history is any indication, the answer is no.

POSTED ON June 22, 2022  - POSTED IN Original Analysis

As Americans labor under the burden of inflation, the Biden administration keeps telling us the economy is just fine. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre recently said we are “transitioning” to “steady and stable growth.” As a result, she claims the American people are in a place where they can “take on inflation.”

Americans aren’t buying it. In fact, they’re buying less of everything as rising prices squeeze their wallets. Consumer confidence has plunged to historically low levels. But as bad as things are, the worst could still be yet to come because the proposed solutions are worse than the problem.

POSTED ON June 20, 2022  - POSTED IN Guest Commentaries

A 75 basis-point rate hike wasn’t even on the table a month ago. It appears that the central bankers over at the Fed were crawling around under the table because they found a 75-basis point rate hike.

The Fed went big at the June FOMC meeting in response to hotter-than-expected May CPI data just a week earlier. Jerome Powell admitted that Fed members were “surprised” but another big spike in prices.

So, what’s the plan here? Well, by all indications, there isn’t one.

POSTED ON June 8, 2022  - POSTED IN Key Gold Headlines

Consumer debt climbed to a new all-time record in April as Americans continue to cope with rapidly rising prices.

Total outstanding consumer debt rose by $38 billion in April, reaching a new record of $4.57 trillion, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve. Total consumer debt was up 10.1% in April. It was the third straight month that consumer debt increased by $30 billion or more.

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