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Weekly Outlook: Rate Hike Indicators

  Once again, the week opens with eyes toward rate hikes, or lack thereof. FOMC minutes are due Thursday, providing…

Gold Standard

How Central Bank Policy is Impacting Gold

One can’t talk about the gold market without examining the unprecedented role that central banks are playing on a global scale…


Weekly Outlook: Lots of Fed Speeches

  You might have heard the Fed decided not to raise rates at its September meeting last week. That might…

Silver Price Mechanism

Q&A: A New Price for Silver Markets

Silver markets have changed substantially from a year ago. In August 2014, spot prices hovered around $20 and were in…

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Market Update: Anticipating the Week Ahead

  Last week saw more price action than normal for the late summer months, and Jack expects further waves of…


Weekly Outlook: Labor Market and the Fed

  Recent happenings abroad and in stock markets have created even greater uncertainty about when the Fed may raise rates….


Market Update: Why so much volatility?

  While the late summer months are historically quiet, this past week saw high levels of volatility. Jack discusses how the…


Colin Powell Talks Domestic Politics and Global Leadership

  These videos are part of a series of interviews we conducted with former Secretary of State Colin Powell regarding…


What is an Internet of Value?

Just as information moves instantaneously between individuals and across networks, could the same be done with money? Ripple Labs aims…

China Outlook

Weekly Outlook: The Yuan and GDP

  The Chinese government’s devaluation of the yuan coupled with weak PMI data recently brought on concerns regarding the country’s…


Is Oil Volatility Changing Trading?

  Oil prices have been on the downswing for more than a year now.  As U.S. crude futures fell to…


Market Update: Data and Vacation Season

  It’s an important week for data with the release of housing starts, inflation numbers and weekly jobless claims, which…