Recession Fears Can’t Curb The Commodity Boom

Oil Prices

Earlier this week, Brent crude fell below $100 per barrel for the first time in months. So did West Texas Intermediate. Copper dropped to the lowest in almost two years. It looked like inflation had done its evil deed. A recession was coming, and demand for commodities was about to plunge. And then both oil … Read more

Recession Fears Can’t Curb The Commodity Boom

Oil Prices

Earlier this week, Brent crude fell below $100 per barrel for the first time in months. So did West Texas Intermediate. Copper dropped to the lowest in almost two years. It looked like inflation had done its evil deed. A recession was coming, and demand for commodities was about to plunge. And then both oil … Read more

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

It’s easy to want to duck for cover given the carnage seen this year in stocks and bonds, particularly with the Federal Reserve vowing to wage an unconditional battle against high inflation. While inflation running at a 40-year high still sits near the top of the list of worries for many investors, another potential bugaboo … Read more

What’s gold price outlook as markets shift from inflation to recession fears?

What's gold price outlook as markets shift from inflation to recession fears?

(Kitco News) Gold’s volatility has been relatively low compared to other assets as the precious metal retains its “mild bull market” status and trades comfortably between $1,800-$1,900 an ounce. But don’t expect a gold price rally until some confidence returns to the marketplace, according to MKS PAMP. There is a shift … Read more

US recession this year is more likely than not: Nomura analysts

US recession this year is more likely than not: Nomura analysts

The US economy is more likely than not to sink into a recession this year as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy in its bid to cool decades-high inflation, economists warned Monday. “Disruptions in the energy and food sectors, coupled with declining consumer sentiment, are contributing to a looming economic slowdown in the US and … Read more

Stocks Historically Don’t Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Stocks Historically Don't Bottom Out Until the Fed Eases

Another week of whipsaw stock trading has many investors wondering how much farther markets will fall. Investors have often blamed the Federal Reserve for market routes. It turns out the Fed has often had a hand in market turnsarounds, too. Going back to 1950, the S&P 500 has sold off at least 15% on 17 … Read more