The US 10-year yield – which had declined to 2.697% on the Brexit vote – recovered to 2.717%. The DX hovered around 95.95, and gold slid to $1,289 for a $2 loss.
Venezuela’s minister of industries and national production will finalise the deal during a visit to Turkey on Wednesday.
Venezuela and Turkey are working on a deal to ship tonnes of gold to refine and certify in the Turkish city of Corum this year.
Facing sanctions and international pressure, Venezuela is increasingly turning to Turkey as a partner in the Middle East. Ankara will provide a host of services to Caracas, including building hospital and schools and providing humanitarian aid as a part of the gold refining deal.
The global debt-to-GDP ratio exceeded 318 percent in the third quarter of last year, despite a stronger pace of economic growth.
Tocqueville Management Corp. chairman John Hathaway says the growing US government debt to GDP ratio poses “the most viable threat” to the US economy. In his fourth-quarter investment letter, Hathaway said the ballooning US debt, coupled with a bear market and a recession, will likely weaken the dollar and send gold much higher in the near future.
Mike Maloney, founder of GoldSilver.com, recently completed a marathon, 81-minute interview with Nicholas Merten of the DataDash YouTube channel. The conversation was far reaching, covering Mike’s entry into the world of precious metals, his alliance with Robert Kiyosaki, and how Mike thinks the next financial crisis may play out.