Skepticism toward central banks’ ability to stimulate the economy through extraordinary monetary policies has helped to inaugurate a new bull market for gold. We highlight one of our favorite mining stocks for aggressive investors.
Although the US economy has gathered steam in the third quarter, gross domestic product still grew at an annualized pace of less than 1 percent in the first half of the year. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 trades at 20.5 times earnings—toward the top of its historical range. Stay hedged, my friends.
Skepticism toward central banks’ ability to stimulate the economy through extraordinary monetary policies has helped to inaugurate a new bull market for gold. We highlight some of our favorite mining stocks for aggressive and conservative investors.
Divided-paying equities of all stripes have rallied hard since the Federal Reserve backed down from its plan to hike interest rates this year, propelling many of our favorite names to frothy valuations. We highlight a strategy for a challenging environment where rates remain low, and valuation multiples and economic uncertainty remain elevated.
After an unprecedented period of accommodative monetary policy, legitimate questions have emerged about this tool’s effectiveness in combating stress in the global economy and credit markets. If the market starts to question the visible, steadying hand of monetary policy, global equity markets could struggle mightily—and gold could outperform.
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