Golden period

Funny things are going on in financial markets. Equities, bonds, commodities and gold all made decent gains in June. Markets are anticipating interest rate cuts and further monetary stimulus. For now, central banks and governments fear slowing growth and deflation. President Trump’s tweet of 18 June neatly summed up what’s going on: “Mario Draghi just announced more stimulus could come, which immediately dropped the Euro against the Dollar, making it unfairly easier for them to compete against the USA. They have been getting away with it for years, along with China and others.”

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