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Posted December 28, 2020

Byron King

By Byron King

Gold (and Silver) Rush 2021

After hedging for several days, we learn this morning the president will sign Congresss next stimulus bill. However, begrudgingly.

The presidents bone of contention is with the scope of the stimulus package. While Congresss bill includes $600 checks for individuals (with a few caveats), the president sided with Democrats, saying the bill doesnt go far enough

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Parsing the next round of economic stimulus has made for strange bedfellows. Democrats were quick to back Mr Trumps demand for more generous stimulus checks, which would boost the overall size of the package substantially, says the Financial Times.

As if thats not strange enough, Sen. Elizabeth Warren agrees with Trump 100 per cent on $2,000 pandemic relief checks.

Could 2020 get any weirder? Where do our readers fall on the stimulus bill? Do you side with the president -- and Democrats -- or with Sen. Mitch McConnell and company?

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Your Rundown for Monday, Dec. 28, 2020

(Silver) and Gold Rush

Over 2020 as a whole, Bloomberg reports, gold has benefited from a steady weakening of the U.S. currency since it peaked in March, as well as from unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus.

So on news that Trump will sign the 5,000-plus page stimulus bill, the dollars weakened and -- you got it -- golds rallied. The price of gold has risen to as much at $1,900.31 per ounce. Gold, in fact, is heading back into heady territory not seen in six weeks.

Furthermore, bullion is set to post the first monthly gain since July after a run of losses prompted by the development of effective coronavirus vaccines.

And gold is poised for its biggest yearly gain since 2010Whats the forecast for gold in 2021?

Sentiment in the gold market is extremely bullish with many analysts expecting prices to retest Augusts all-time highs above $2,000 an ounce, Kitco reports after surveying over 1,000 respondents.

Gold is expected to perform well as interest rates are expected to remain low through 2023, Kitco continues. At the same time, inflation is expected to pick up as the economic recovery picks up.

Per Kitcos survey, however, golds pegged as the third best-performing precious metal -- behind (1) silver and (2) copper.

Kitco says: A total of 56% [of those surveyed] said they expect silver to fare better than other metals in the year ahead.

The bullish outlook for silver comes as the precious metal has seen a historic rally since falling to $12 an ounce due to financial market turmoil due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its lows, silver prices have rallied more 115%.

Anticipate an extended gold -- and silver -- rush in 2021.

Market Rundown for Monday, Dec. 28, 2020

S&P 500 futures are up 28 points to 3,720.

Oils barely in the red at $48.11 for a barrel of WTI.

Golds rallying hard -- up $12.10 to $1,895.30 per ounce.

Bitcoin is bonkers; this morning its up $504.25 to $27,200.

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Hope you enjoyed a meaningful -- albeit different -- Christmas holiday. Looking forward to next year

For the Rundown,

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