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Copper/Gold ratio: Let’s monitor it!

Copper/Gold ratio: Let’s monitor it! 1200 800 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo si trova dopo il testo in inglese. English Version This article represents a follow up of: https://alt-returns.com/copper-gold-ratio-are-we-close-to-recession/ In the chart below we observe a positive correlation between Copper/Gold ratio and Treasury Bonds yield. They both increase or decrease according to the global economic cycle. In the last 12 years the ratio…

Gold/Oil Ratio: Winter is Coming?

Gold/Oil Ratio: Winter is Coming? 1280 720 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo è disponibile dopo il testo in inglese. ENGLISH VERSION The gold/oil ratio is obtained by dividing the per-ounce price of gold by the cost of a barrel of crude oil. This ratio tells how many barrels of oil can be bought with an ounce of gold. Over the long run, the ratio oscillated…

Copper/Gold ratio: Are we Close to Recession?

Copper/Gold ratio: Are we Close to Recession? 1200 675 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo si trova dopo il testo in inglese. English Version: Copper is an industrial metal whose price rises when global economy is growing. During economic cycle expansion, firms drive copper price up by increasing their demand. On the other hand, gold industrial applications are less common and its price fluctuations are principally…

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Precious Metals: How to Read the Gold/Silver Ratio

Precious Metals: How to Read the Gold/Silver Ratio 1024 769 AltReturns

La versione italiana è disponibile al termine di quella in inglese ENGLISH VERSION What is the Gold/Silver ratio The gold/silver ratio represents how many silver ounces are needed in order to buy a gold ounce. This ratio allows any trader to understand the right moment for buying one of these precious metals. For example, if…

Hard Commodities 2018: Who’s the Top Performer?

Hard Commodities 2018: Who’s the Top Performer? 1200 1200 AltReturns

La versione italiana è disponibile al termine di quella in inglese. ENGLISH VERSION 2018 has been a difficult year for the most important commodities. As of today (5th December 2018), the best performing one is natural gas, +54,6% YTD, that reached new highs thanks to an extraordinary cold winter in North America. For this reason,…

Oil tumbles: Why OPEC and Trump are wrong?

Oil tumbles: Why OPEC and Trump are wrong? 1200 675 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo è disponibile dopo il testo in inglese. ENGLISH VERSION Investors are starting to ask themselves when oil prices drop will come to an end. In the last 7 weeks the barrel dropped by 30%, closing the last trading week at 50.42 dollars per barrel (WTI). Even the rumors of a possible OPEC’s production…

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Gold/Oil Ratio: how to read it and exploit it?

Gold/Oil Ratio: how to read it and exploit it? 1200 800 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo è disponibile dopo il testo in inglese. ENGLISH VERSION The gold/oil ratio is obtained by dividing the per-ounce price of gold by the cost of a barrel of crude oil. This ratio tells how many barrels of oil can be bought with an ounce of gold. Even though oil and gold are thought…

Copper/Gold ratio: a useful Business Cycle indicator

Copper/Gold ratio: a useful Business Cycle indicator 1200 800 AltReturns

La versione italiana dell’articolo si trova dopo il testo in inglese. English Version: Copper is an industrial metal whose price rises when global economy is growing. During economic cycle expansion, firms drive copper price up by increasing their demand. On the other hand, gold industrial applications are less common and its price fluctuations are principally…

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Oil to hit US$100 per barrel amid growing demand?

Oil to hit US$100 per barrel amid growing demand? 1200 628 AltReturns

This article on oil price has been written by Tee Lin Say published on The Star on the 3rd October 2018. After close to four years of lacklustre prices, investors and market watchers may need to accept that oil at the US$80 to US$85 level may be the new norm, going forward. The last time oil…

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Hedge funds bet on shortage of Brent oil

Hedge funds bet on shortage of Brent oil 1200 897 AltReturns

This article on hedge funds and brent oil has been published on Sweet Crude Reports on the 28th September 2018. Hedge fund managers made only minor adjustments to their overall position in petroleum futures and options in the latest week but continued their rotation out of West Texas Intermediate into Brent. Hedge funds and other money…

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