Gold     1245.02   0.94Silver     17.77   0.19Platinum     963   2

If You Like Gold, It’s Time To Buy It

We had a heavy event calendar last week for markets, with the Fed, BOJ and BOE meetings. And then we had the anticipation of the G-20 Finance Minister’s meeting as we headed into the weekend. As I said to open … Continue reading

Currencies from a Central European’s Perspective (1917-2017)

Who is a Central European? It’s someone who’s got a German name, Hungarian heritage, was born in Czechoslovakia (dissolved in 1993), lives in Bratislava (Slovakia), but loves to spend time in Vienna (Austria). It’s a person who appreciates the constant … Continue reading

Wells Fargo Rolling out Smartphone ATM Withdrawals from next Week

Wells Fargo customers will be able to withdraw cash from any of the bank’s 13,000 ATMs using only their Android phone or iPhone from next week, with no card required. There are, however, a couple of catches. First, you won’t … Continue reading

Quantitative Deflation

As the euphoria generated by the election of Donald Trump subsides, ebbing away like a strange and fantastic dream, the financial markets are coming to realize that the promises of tax cuts, spending hikes and deregulation are empty.  One very … Continue reading