These days the headlines are full of stories and largely meaningless numbers about stock markets, jobs reports or GDP growth ratios. Meanwhile, the most important topic at this point is generally ignored: interest rates.
Stock markets have been in retreat for several months now, despite overall positive global economic indicators. Meanwhile, a number of economists and commentators are forecasting a bear market in the making. Many blame this situation on the prospect of a trade war between the US and China.
As you may realize, BFI Infinity is a subsidiary of BFI Capital Group (www.bficapital.com). What you may not realize is that we have been around for 25 years. On May 21st, our group will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary since the founding of BFI in 1993!
On February 27th, the World Gold Council published their annual review for 2017. The strong performance of gold prices in 2017 is seen as a positive shift in the general market sentiment toward gold, a growing recognition of gold’s role as a wealth preservation and risk mitigation tool.
As usual, while the World Gold Council is not completely objective in their perspectives when it comes to the subject of gold and precious meta...
For the better part of the last decade, a common concern on investors’ minds was that inflation remained too low. Now, however, they worry about signs that the opposite might soon be the case. Since February, inflation returned to the headlines, as reports from the US on wage gains and consumer prices showed higher than expected increases.
Wages rose by 2.9%, beating analysts’ expectations of 2.6%, while consumer prices increas...