Luis Aureliano

Luis Aureliano is a business writer and financial analyst. With over 15 years of experience in global finance and an MBA in economics and management, Luis’s areas of expertise include business, marketing, communications, personal finance, macro economics, stocks and emerging markets.

Articles by Luis Aureliano

The correlation between the price of gold and the US dollar is an interesting one. For starters, gold is inversely correlated with the USD. Simply put, as the dollar appreciates (strengthens) the price of gold rises and demand for it falls...
The World Gold Council (WGC) released important updates regarding gold demand for Q2 2017. The report published August 3, 2017 indicates a spike in gold demand of 953.4 metric tons. Compared to Q2 2016, that figure is still 10% less. Owing...
[A close up of a map Description generated with high confidence] Gold bullion is currently trading at $1,234.77 per ounce, up 0.67% or $8.17 (July 17, 2017). The precious metal slipped from $1,272.80 per ounce on 14 June, on the back of...
Safe-haven assets always have a place in the financial markets. Investors are constantly on the lookout for ways to shore up their financial portfolios. This is particularly true during times of geopolitical uncertainty, and increasing...
Conventional wisdom states the following: When the Fed raises interest rates, the USD will strengthen and demand for dollar-denominated commodities such as gold will decline. This is true (theoretically speaking) because gold is a non-...
The Federal Open Market Committee is set to meet in early May to decide whether it will continue to raise rates. Now, traders are pricing in this event already, and they’re expecting rates to remain unchanged, just a few weeks ahead of the...
SPDR gold (GLD) shares are currently trading at $122.14 per share. On Thursday (13 April 2017), the price of precious metals rose sharply after US President Donald Trump took a swipe at the USD, saying that it was trading too strong. The...
When the Fed wrapped up its 2-day meeting on Wednesday (15 March 2017), the Federal Funds Rate increased by 25-basis points to 1.00%. The lone dissenting voice in the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) was Neel Kashkari of the...
US stocks have been on a massive bullish uptrend in the weeks following the presidential elections. Yet, smart investors are diversifying their portfolios with safe haven investments such as gold. It would not be necessary to go into...
Gold has long been seen as a safe-haven, a place for investors to put their money in times of economic uncertainty and volatility. The year 2016 appears very much to be one of those times…with both prices and demand for gold rising since...
The naturally occurring gold-silver alloy is called electrum.