Market Trends and Gold Movers
Mining Journal chief editor Richard Roberts welcomes Frank Holmes to a new weekly audio feature, exclusive to Mining Journal Americas, called Americas Mining Agenda. Frank starts the discussion by recapping some of his recent travels, including a trip to Argentina where he met with President Mauricio Macri. He reiterates that government policy is a precursor to change, not only in the U.S., but across the global marketplace.
Richard asks Frank his thoughts on the commodities market and what could be next for gold. Frank explains that purchasing managers’ index (PMI) data has turned positive across the board, and that this is one indicator that keeps him bullish on commodities as well as the yellow metal. Tune in to the podcast below for the full conversation!
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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most widely recognized price measures for tracking the price of a market basket of goods and services purchased by individuals. The weights of components are based on consumer spending patterns.
Standard deviation, or sigma, is a measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean. The more spread apart the data, the higher the deviation. Standard deviation is also known as historical volatility.
The S&P 500 Stock Index is a widely recognized capitalization-weighted index of 500 common stock prices in U.S. companies.
The Purchasing Manager’s Index is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector. The PMI index is based on five major indicators: new orders, inventory levels, production, supplier deliveries and the employment environment.
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