S&P 500 Levels, Bank Projections

S&P 500 Levels, Bank Projections Morgan Stanley is a bear, but Wall Street expects gains for the S&P 500 in 2020 Image: Financial Times

Central Bank Gold Purchases

Central Bank Gold Purchases This year, central banks are purchasing gold at record highs, due to geopolitical tensions. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

Net Global Central Bank Hikes/Cuts

Net Global Central Bank Hikes/Cuts Global central banks haven’t cut this much since the Great Financial Crisis. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Investment Strategy

Net Percentage of Central Banks Tightening

Net Percentage of Central Banks Tightening Global central banks battle the slowdown by cutting at fastest rate since the Great Financial Crisis. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Investment Strategy

Reserve Bank Credit, Treasury Securities and MBS

Reserve Bank Credit, Treasury Securities and MBS This chart shows how Reserve Bank credit has increased, as the Fed has continued to add treasury securities to its balance sheet. Image: Wells Fargo Investment Institute

Gold Price and Central Bank Gold Sales & Purchases

Gold Price and Central Bank Gold Sales & Purchases Chart suggesting that gold purchases from central banks have contributed to the rise in gold prices. An R² of 0.85 (since 2004) is quite high and significant. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research