As we come to the end of 2013, it’s a good time to reflect on some of the biggest resources stories of the year. One that immediately comes to mind is the U.S. energy resurgence and its tremendous effect on oil and gas.
The Federal Reserve announced it will begin tapering it's $85 billion a month quantitative easing program beginning in January as the labor market has shown improvements.
According to the technicals that I like to use, the long-term trend in gold is still in play. Fundamentally, COMEX gold futures fell to $1,210/ounce on Dec. 6, 2014 and since then we have seen somewhat of a bounce higher.
The Canadian dollar weakened for a third day before a Federal Reserve rate decision that may see the central bank slow the monetary stimulus that is thought to depress the value of the U.S. currency.