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Federal Reserve Struggling to Prevent US Economy from Slumping Like European Economy!

By Glenford S. Robinson The United States Federal Reserve recently took steps to jump-start the …

The Federal Reserve Cut Interest Rate by 25-Basis Points, Wednesday! But Why?

Is the Feds cutting rate because of pressures from President Trump? Or, is the Federal Reserve cutting rate as a result of uncertainties presented by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China?

Pre-recession Could be Current State of U.S. Economy, Emotionally!

Defining a recession as two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth doesn’t tell the whole story of the effect human emotions has on the financial markets. Before there are any consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, there is the impact of human emotions on the financial markets, which should be taken into consideration. So, by the time two quarters of consecutive GDP growth hits the headlines, investors’ emotions would’ve already nose-dived into depression, dragging down the economy with it. That scenario could be the vampire plaguing the current U.S. economy.

Fed Chairman Powell Signaled US Economy Could Be on Verge of Economic Collapse

Could the US economy be on the verge of an all-out economic collapse? Well, the urgency with which the Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has acted says exactly that. The Chairman hinted on Friday that the central bank would continue its rate cutting plans started last month (rate cut of 25-basis points).

US Treasury 30-Year Bond Yield Hits Record Low, Economy Heading for Recession?

The infamous inverted yield curve is used to forecast economic recession and it too has shown itself a few times recently, flip flopping its way into the hearts of paranoid investors. The take-away from this is that for a true economic recession to occur, the inverted yield curve must remain inverted for many months to qualify as a true predictor of economic recession.

US Federal Rate cut has come and gone, Now What?

The price of gold has certainly benefitted from the US-China trade war, hitting a six-year high of $1,510. When there are uncertainties in the US dollar and global economy, investors look for safe-haven asset classes to stash their cash. Gold is one of those safe-haven asset classes that investors turn to during times of trouble. In addition, the price of gold is inversely proportional to the price of the US dollar. This means that whenever the price of gold goes up, the price and value of the US dollar goes down. So, as currency traders who trade the USD against other currencies, we should all understand the relationship between the USD and AUX (Gold).

EUR-USD Most Watched Currency Pair Leading Up to Federal Reserve Rate Cut Decision

The USD is very strong right now, beating most of the currencies in the basket of six major currencies. Therefore, it will take a negative decision such as the advent of a US interest rate cut to cause the demise of the US dollar.

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