As governments try to boost growth with a weaker currency, low inflation may eventually turn into higher inflation when monetary debasement continues. When a local currency devalues, gold prices in local currencies typically shoot up as local citizens scramble for an alternative currency to protect their wealth.
Gold and silver tumbled the most in six weeks as signs of faster U.S. economic growth fueled bets that the Federal Reserve will keep cutting stimulus. Palladium capped the longest decline in almost five months.
The market has continued to consolidate higher this morning as it searches to test resistance at 1780-82.25. Yesterday's close was 1771.25, the market must hold this level and truly close above the pivot at 1775.75-1776.25 to keep sentiment positive.
The MAR14 E-mini S&P 500 is up 10.75 points to 1782, after recent corporate earnings reports, as well as an excellent reading on GDP, sparked investors to buy equities. 1775 is our key support level. Even with the second taper yesterday, the stocks are showing resilience, and climbing this morning.
Chinese consumers, including those from the Mainland, are snapping up more golden horse accessories and gifts this year compared to last year's golden reptiles — snakes are viewed as both malevolent and divine by the Chinese.
We are among the group that has called for a market correction for some time. The global markets reacted after the Chinese reports of contraction. Other factors governing the activity are the U.S. economy, corporate earnings, the labor situation, and of course the ongoing European debt crisis.