Steve Best | |

With the second quarter of 2020 now behind us — a quarter, with no hyperbole, that was unlike any in my lifetime, investors should be closely assessing the single greatest threat to their portfolio, the coronavirus pandemic.

The US is either in the throes of a second wave of COVID-19 — an infection that has claimed the lives of over 500,000 people already — or is still suffering from the devastation of a stubborn first wave.

Frank Holmes | |

“I think there is a strong likelihood we will need another bill.” That’s according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who supports additional fiscal stimulus to combat the economic impact of the novel coronavirus—within reason.The secretary’s statement comes after the House passed a record-shattering $3 trillion relief package, though leaders in the Senate have said they will not put it up for a vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that the next coronavirus ...

Reuters | |

(Reuters) - Barrick Gold expects a 8.5% drop in first-quarter gold production, it said on Thursday, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced miners to scale back operations and shutdown mines. The mining industry has been bracing for a prolonged drop in commodity prices and has been worried that the coronavirus outbreak could fuel a rare simultaneous drop in both supply and demand for metals used to power the global economy. Barrick said it expects gold output of 1.25 million ounces for the first qu...

Frank Holmes | |

This could be an opportunity for bargain hunters.

Ivan Martchev | |

There is a record amount of dollar borrowing, primarily by emerging market economies.

Jared Dillian | |

This is the benchmark we should be using for the next 10 years and beyond.

Frank Holmes | |

If we can substantially slow the rate of infection and flatten the curve, I believe the economy will recover strongly, and stocks will follow.

Frank Holmes | |

There's a sector that Warren Buffet likes, but no one knows the full economic ramifications of this virus yet.

Marin Katusa | |

Ultra low-interest rates and ever depreciating currencies are the new normal. It’s a race to the bottom.

Avi Gilburt | |

When the market is in a negative sentiment trend, the Fed will not likely be able to stem the tide of negative sentiment.