Oil Takes Center Stage: Commodities Halftime Report 2018

Near the beginning of the year, Goldman Sachs analyst Jeffrey Currie made the case that the macro backdrop right now favored commodities in 2018. With inflation pushing prices up and world economies borrowing record amounts of capital, it was the best time "in decades," he said, for investors to have exposure to base metals, energy and other materials.
NYSE:DBC July 17, 2018 6:18am

From Mobile Games to Smart Cities: A.I. Leads Innovation

Last week I had the privilege of meeting a young tech superstar in Palo Alto, California--Gabe Leydon, cofounder and now-former CEO of mobile game producer MZ.
NYSE:SPY July 10, 2018 7:39am

Top 10 Countries with Largest Gold Reserves

Beginning in 2010, central banks around the world turned from being net sellers of gold to net buyers of gold. Last year official sector activity rose 36 percent to 366 tonnes - a substantial increase from 2016.
NYSE:GOAU July 6, 2018 8:35am

China’s Tech Giants Just Got A Big Boost

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Stop buying Iranian oil or face the music. That's the message the U.S. government shared with the world last week, giving importers until November 4 to cut their consumption of Iran's crude to zero--or expect sanctions. 
NASDAQ:MCHI July 3, 2018 6:18am

Basic Materials On Sound Footing Amid Home Construction Boom

Thirty-year mortgage rates might have ticked up in the past 12 months, but for now that doesn't seem to be weighing on new home demand.
BATS:WOOD June 22, 2018 6:28am

Airline Passenger Satisfaction Just Improved for the Seventh Straight Year

North American airline customers have spoken, and for the seventh straight year, passenger satisfaction has risen to a new all-time high. That's according to the J.D. Power 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction Study, now in its 14th year. 
NYSE:JETS June 20, 2018 5:53am

Take The Long-Term View In A Late-Cycle Market

The U.S. inflation story made further inroads this month, with year-over-year price growth for consumers and producers alike hitting multiyear highs.
NYSE:SPY June 19, 2018 6:23am

The Top 10 Gold Producing Countries On Earth

Gold is one of the rarest elements in the world, making up roughly 0.003 parts per million of the earth's crust. But how much gold is the world digging up each year and what countries produce the most?
NYSE:GOAU June 13, 2018 7:02am

Texas Gold Investors Just Got Their Own Fort Knox (GOAU)

If you live in Texas and have any extra gold bars, coins and/or jewelry lying around that need safekeeping, you're in luck. The Texas Bullion Depository, the first of its kind in the U.S., officially opened to the public in Austin last week, putting a cap on three years of planning and construction. 
NYSE:GOAU June 12, 2018 5:52am

Gold, World War II, And Operation Fish

I recently had the opportunity to see the excellent 2017 film Darkest Hour, about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's struggle to keep the United Kingdom in the fight against the Nazis, even as members of his own government pressured him to capitulate. Gary Oldman's portrayal of the tough-as-nails leader is at turns tender and rousing--and very well deserving of the Best Actor Oscar.
NYSE:GOAU June 7, 2018 6:31am

Inflationary Tariffs Could Supercharge Gold (GOAU)

Ready for inflation? Just days after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reassured markets that a trade war between the U.S. and China was "on hold," the Trump administration announced that it would be moving forward with plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on as much as $50 billion worth of Chinese exports to the U.S. Beijing has already suggested that it will retaliate in kind.
NYSE:GOAU June 5, 2018 6:24am

Spinning Italy’s Distressed Debt into Gold

Serious gold investors know that May has historically been a weak month for the price of the yellow metal.
NYSE:GLD June 1, 2018 6:32am

Building a Better U.S. Economy

This shouldn't surprise anyone, but public trust in the federal government is eroding. Sixty years ago, 75 percent of Americans expressed faith in the government to do the right thing "most of the time" or "just about always." 
NYSE:SPY May 30, 2018 6:23am

Treasury Yields Look Overextended Now

The 10-year Treasury yield has been the topic of conversation lately among fixed-income investors. Earlier this month, the T-note closed above 3 percent for the first time since July 2011, prompting some market watchers to call time on the three-decade Treasury bull market. 
NYSE:IEF May 24, 2018 6:29am

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