Are Gold Prices & Jobless Claims Related?

The Relationship Between Gold & Jobless Claims Explained

Gold and interest rates. Gold and oil prices. Gold and jobless claims? Gold prices can respond to many economic indicators. The rate of jobless claims might be one of those indicators, too. We examine historical examples and recent news to help explain the relationship between gold and jobless claims. Are Unemployment Claims and Gold Prices…

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Even After the FOMC Decision We’re Still in Suspense

In the wake of the FOMC’s decision, some analysts are lurching to the extreme, speculating that a majority of the FOMC sees the economy as weakening. We won’t know what individual members think about the state of the recovery until the minutes of this week’s meeting are released. But the Fed’s announcement makes it clear a majority of the FOMC believe the economy continues to expand. We also know the FOMC decided to wait for more data before making a decision. There are probably three primary factors that influenced this decision…