central banks

Central Banks and governments are hedging their bets with the yellow metal.
The subject of investors' worries for a long time, European banks finally are looking better based on their first-quarter earnings.
French election outcome calms some fears, but there are other reasons why rates have fallen.
European earnings season is only beginning, but financials so far have delivered positive surprises.
Gold has produced a better return than equities, despite all the stock market hoopla.
The European Central Bank probably will not announce any fresh measures until the French presidential election is out of the way.
Uncertainty and turmoil still abound around the world, and the safe-haven trade is an easy call: buy U.S. Treasuries.
Trimming the Fed's balance sheet raises questions about what FOMC members know about the economy.
Don't forget, the Fed calls the tune.
Snap elections in UK are good news for sterling.

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