BlackRock Geopolitical Risk Indicator for Global Trade Tensions

BlackRock Geopolitical Risk Indicator for Global Trade Tensions The recent decline of the indicator suggests that investors may be more complacent about the risk and impact of trade conflicts. Source: BlackRock Investment Institute – Global Investment Outlook Q2 2019

Annual Purchases of Gold by Central Banks

Annual Purchases of Gold by Central Banks The first three quarters of 2019 were the largest central banks purchase of gold in recent history, due to geopolitical tensions. Image: J.P. Morgan

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

Why Is the Dollar So Strong?

Why Is the Dollar So Strong? There are several reasons for this: – Interest rates differential – Strong American economy and no immediate recession– American geopolitical dominance– Market shadow over Donald Trump’s re-election Image: The Daily Shot – The Wall Street Journal