Vladimir Putin is almost as popular as Kim Jong Un

Jordan Eliseo

The Perth Mint

Vladimir Putin is almost as popular as Kim Jong Un. The impressive bounce in precious metals continued into the end of last week, with gold prices trading above USD $1380 an ounce. The situation in Crimea, more questionable US economic data, more bullish futures positioning and a positive technical set up all indicate that the path of least resistance is up for gold right now, with many thinking that a test of USD $1400 per ounce could be seen this week. Crimea situation may actually calm down now that the referendum is done, as i can't see any major desire on anyone's part for it to degenerate further. Bigger news was US Treasury data, showing over $100bn worth of bonds divested by foreigners. Whilst Fed will taper this week, they'll be watching that closely. Someone needs to fund Washington in their absence Full details here (VIEW LINK)


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Gold bull since early 2000. Have spent +20yrs working in investment analytics, research & portfolio construction. Author of two books on investing in gold and the causes of the GFC. Lover of markets, competition & technology

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