Mixed Signals from the Tightrope: The Fed in 2019

Will they or won’t they? When it comes to raising the federal funds rate, this is always the $64 million question.   The federal funds rate is the interest rate that banks charge each other. While it is generally considered to be the most important rate in the world of finance, it is also a crucial variable in the life of the average American household, the financial markets, and the broader economy.  The…

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Cryptocurrency May Not Be a Safe Haven, But Here’s Why Gold Is

In anything but a cryptic fashion, many market observers are signaling the fall of cryptocurrency and promoting the security of precious metals like gold. A recent CNBC.com article declared that the hot streak that had been enjoyed by bitcoin—the most prominent type of cryptocurrency—is “truly dead.” As a result, people are gravitating toward gold as…

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What Are Gold Prices Trying to Tell Us?

They say everything happens for a reason. This is true in life as well as in the economy. And it’s particularly the case in the commodities market. Gold prices are at a seven-month high. So what is the precious metal trying to tell us?  While gold essentially trades on supply and demand, it is also a store of wealth, a historical safe haven, and a way to diversify risk. It has an inverse relationship with paper assets like…

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