Buying Gold: Physical Vs ETFs

Buying Gold: Physical Vs ETFs

$XAU $GLD Gold has been valued as a currency, commodity and investment for thousands of years, and is popular among today’s investors because it can be used as a hedge against currency devaluation, inflation, or deflation, and due to its ability to provide a “safe haven” during times of economic uncertainty. The gold market is highly liquid and there […]

Gold is More Than a Safe Haven Asset

Gold is More Than a Safe Haven Asset

$XAU, $GLD, $USD Despite its strong ties to geopolitical events, gold is driven by supply and demand. Gold, known as the safe haven asset, historically becomes more valuable during times of geopolitical turmoil. Approximately 20% of the above-ground stock of gold reserves is held by central banks and international monetary organizations.  In addition, gold and the USD […]

Gold Behaves More as a Currency Than a Commodity

Gold Behaves More as a Currency Than a Commodity

$XAU $GLD Gold is often included into commodities, as gold is a metal. And just like other raw materials, it is used in the production of manufactured goods. But gold is much more than that. According to the recent report published by World Gold Council (WGC) there are 6 features which differentiate gold from other […]

Cannabis Stocks May/Will Never Recover

Cannabis Stocks May/Will Never Recover

$CGC, $TLRY The Cannabis Industry is Dead in the Water For much of the past century marijuana has been a “Schedule 1 drug.” It was put alongside dangerous drugs like heroin. The business of growing, processing, and selling marijuana was conducted in the shadows, illegally. But as you probably know, the laws are changing. Now […]

The Market is Calling for $2,000 oz Gold

The Market is Calling for $2,000 oz Gold

$XAU $GLD The gold price market technicals and fundamentals are aligned in here. The precious Yellow metal is up about 17% YTD, and that is up nearly 28% from this time last year. With prices back at $1,513 oz, some investors and market watchers are back to looking for Northside marks at $1,800 – 2,000 […]

Commodities Outlook

Commodities Outlook

Commodities Outlook Commodities increased in November due to higher economic growth expectations and announced crude production cuts, according to Credit Suisse Asset Management. The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return performance was positive for the month, with 13 out of 22 Index constituents posting gains. Credit Suisse Asset Management observed the following: Industrial Metals increased the […]

  Australia’s Economy Showing Resilience to Commodity Slump, Risk Lingers

  Australia’s Economy Showing Resilience to Commodity Slump, Risk Lingers

Australia’s Economy Showing Resilience to Commodity Slump, Risk Lingers $MCO Australia’s economy is continuing to display resilience to commodity price declines, however external financing risks do linger, global ratings agency Moody’s Investor Services said Wednesday. Australia’s growth should continue to outpace its commodity exporting triple-A (stable) rated peers New Zealand, Canada and Norway over the […]

The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity

The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity

The Federal Government Subsidizes and Promotes Obesity $MON, $CAG, $KO, $PEP, $MCD Junk food is directly tied to the nation’s growing obesity crisis, it is heavily subsidized by the federal government, which makes sure it is cheap and plentiful, according to a new study. Junk foods (processed), including high-carb breads, cookies, donuts, sugary drinks, pizza, […]