Finance forum: Stable value 20 articles - 2.181 readings


Securities of stable value are “safe havens” for investments. These are goods that actually have an intrinsic value, such as precious metals or works of art. They’re therefore less exposed to, if not completely protected from, market volatility. This label can also be given to government bonds or currency-based funds from countries that are considered very stable.


Gold, a disappointing safe haven asset?

Posted on 16.06.2022

Since the beginning of the year, many investment classes are under pressure due to a variety of economic, financial and geopolitical circumstances. The crisis is affecting sectors that were booming at least until the end of 2021. One only has to think of stock indices, but even more so of the world of cryptocurrencies (the value of which seems to be in free fall).  Many investors are therefore wondering how they can withstand this difficult situation, perhaps by betting on safe haven asset ...

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Why ‘stagflation’ could polarise gold and silver

Posted on 01.06.2022

With the Federal Reserve maintaining a hawkish tone, bond yields have risen, and the US Dollar remains strong. As a result, we have edged down our gold forecasts, but the risk of central banks overdoing it could send gold soaring, especially if inflation remains high while economic growth is hurt. In a base case of inflation moderating without a recession, silver should largely keep up with gold. However, an industrial downturn could hurt silver disproportionately.

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Gold resists rising interest rates and is aiming for $2,000

Posted on 12.04.2022

In these days a strange phenomenon is taking place on the markets: gold is pointing towards new records of value, just while the bond market is growing again, thanks to the increase in interest rates. Giuseppe Timpone writes about it on the portal "Investireoggi.it". Central banks tighten monetary policies, but gold continues to grow Central banks are proceeding with monetary tightening. The Federal Reserve and the Bank of England have already begun the series of key interest rate hi ...

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The rise of gold despite the Fed

Posted on 18.03.2022

As long expected, the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday. Gold immediately saw its price fall, but in the last few hours it has risen again. Fed curbs gold price only momentarily The Fed's key rate hike from 0-0.25% to 0.25-0.50% on Wednesday was somewhat expected news. In the run-up to the hike, gold had begun to slow down its rise, which had instead started rapidly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But after the brief shock of the rate hike, the ...

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What's Hot: Has war awoken gold?

Posted on 28.02.2022

The European Union says it is one of the darkest hours for Europe since World War Two, with reports of Russia mounting a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday 24th February 2022. At the time of writing, many commodity prices are rallying on the news. Oil, natural gas, wheat, corn, palladium, aluminium and nickel are all trading higher on Thursday 24th February 2022 as we indicated they would in What's Hot: Do commodities offer an avenue to hedge against Russia-NATO tensions?

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Gold held and bitcoin collapsed: what happens now?

Posted on 07.02.2022

As 2022 begins, physical gold has shown more resilience than what many consider its digital counterpart, namely Bitcoins. But what are the prospects for the yellow metal and cryptocurrency as we face the year ahead? Ellion Smith wrote about it on CNBC. Gold has held - two possible scenarios for 2022 The stars of the financial markets during the beginning of this year have been the Federal Reserve and the US dollar. This is evidenced by the fact that the stock market has lost ground, while 10-y ...

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What to expect from gold?

Posted on 28.01.2022

For some time now, it seems that gold has not been experiencing great fortune among financial investors. But how do things really stand? And what are the reasons for the price stagnation in recent months? The stagnation of the gold price After its summer peak in 2020, when an ounce of gold was worth more than $2,000, the precious metal began a slow descent. Today it is worth just under $1,800 an ounce. There have been times when gold has run again, exceeding $1,900, and times when it has falle ...

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Why does gold no longer protect against inflation?

Posted on 07.01.2022

Inflation seems to be at the top of the list of problems facing the financial markets in recent months. A typical solution, in times of currency devaluation, could be to buy gold. But this is a solution that immediately becomes less convincing if you look at the development of the gold price in recent months. Angela Göpfert writes about it comprehensively (and with the interesting opinion of some experts) on "tagesschau.de". Gold: the best tool to fight inflation? In recent mont ...

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Pound, euro, yen weaken against dollar as Fed taper fears kick in

Posted on 29.11.2021

The pound declined against the dollar last Thursday to its lowest level this year. The move came as the US Federal Reserve’s prospect to tighten policy faster than forecasts boosted the greenback.   US central bank hints that it might wrap up its stimulus programme and raise interest rates earlier weighed in on the pound, which touched December 2020 lows of $1.3304. Uncertainty over when the Bank of England (BoE) will follow in the Fed’s footsteps to counteract rising infl ...

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16.08.2022 posted by WisdomTree

Navigating the shortening odds of a recession: Bear markets don't last as long as Bull markets

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