BRIAN MAHER's opinion on FED decisions.
Total consumer credit rose 5.1% in the first quarter, compared to a year earlier.
U.S. dollar index taps highest level since late December
With limited upside for precious metal prices, miners are refocusing on productivity, says Nathan Flesher, who works for McKinsey's mining arm.
The Indian rupee, which hit its lowest in 15 months against the U.S. dollar on Monday, is expected to depreciate even more, analysts said.
Despite misguided economic policies and rising geopolitical tensions, the long market expansion has prevailed. But times may be changing.
Trade turnover between Russia and China grew by 31 percent in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2017, according to the Russian customs data.
The once promising Venezuelan gold industry is in a total mess, despite government efforts.
As the markets and financial system continue to be propped up by an ever-increasing amount of debt and leverage, precious metals investors need to understand the two most important reasons to invest in gold and silver.