Is the stock market bullish or bearish?
(Kitco commentary) - Astute market observers understand that the economic and stock market cycles are related but not the same. The stock market has a cycle that tends to lead or lag the economic cycle.
The losses you are experiencing from your investments in layman's terms
(Kitco commentary) - The past two years have been nothing short of extreme in terms of price swings for all types of investments and our resulting emotions. Traders and investors have been tangled up in the perfect storm to lose a record amount of money in 2023.
Gold starting stage 4 decline and what it means for investors
(Kitco commentary) - It has been an interesting year with stocks down nearly 25% and the bond ETF TLT down over 40% since the 2020 highs. The passive buy and hold investor is becoming panicked and we can see this in the stock market through the mass selling of utility stocks dividend stocks and bonds.
The worst case scenario for retired or nearly retired investors who are 55+
(Kitco commentary) - I just did some research and wrote about it. I should be clear that you may find this article a little unsettling if you are nearing retirement or have already retired. On the other hand, it's an eye-opener because the financial markets and different asset prices paint an interesting picture.
Will inflation data result in more aggressive action by the Fed?
(Kitco commentary) - Recent CPI/Inflation data suggests the current wave of global inflation is far from "transitory" and may persist for many months possibly years.
Natural gas price drives crude-spy trends when USD is appreciating
(Kitco commentary) - When the US Dollar is appreciating in value and trending upward, Natural Gas price trends upward as well to put moderately extreme pressures on the SPY & Crude Oil.
Crude oil prices - will they hold above key support level or begin to unwind?
(Kitco commentary) - Talk of a Global Recession may prompt a broad decline in Crude Oil prices as the excesses of the past 10+ years unwind.
Gold-to-silver ratio heading lower - setup like 1989-03
(Kitco commentary) - Fear is starting to become an issue. Traders are starting to realize inflation, CPI, PPI, and global currencies are reacting to the sudden policy shift by the US Fed and global central banks. This fear is showing up in the Gold-to-Silver ratio as well.
Fundamental vs. Technical analysis - what's your style?
(Kitco commentary) - In investing and trading, we often hear debates on the merits of fundamental vs. technical analysis. Both aim to improve our probability of a profit. Both methods have their usefulness when correctly applied.
Do Fed rate decisions affect the price patterns for gold?
(Kitco commentary) - Many traders are focused on Gold as price has contracted over the past 5+ weeks, and the $1700 level is being retested. This prompted my team and I to do some research related to the US Federal Reserves recent rate increases and how Gold has previously reacted to rising and falling interest rates.
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