Zachary Scheidt

Analyst Articles

Precious metals have become much more interesting trading vehicles since the Federal Reserve started sending mixed messages about plans for interest rates and the curtailment of its bond-buying program.  Until recently, Janet Yellen has been viewed as a dovish Fed chair, leading investors to believe that while the central bank… Read More

Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) is in the business of insuring bond offerings for corporations and municipalities. Not the most exciting stuff, but the bond insurance industry is relatively small with only a few key players. Essentially, these insurers put their stamp of approval on new bonds sold by… Read More

Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) is in the business of insuring bond offerings for corporations and municipalities. Not the most exciting stuff, but the bond insurance industry is relatively small with only a few key players. Essentially, these insurers put their stamp of approval on new bonds sold by… Read More

The most recent Federal Reserve meeting stirred up a good bit of speculation among precious metal investors. While the understanding was that the central bank was on a trajectory of curtailing its bond-buying program and eventually allowing interest rates to rise, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s comments caused some… Read More

The most recent Federal Reserve meeting stirred up a good bit of speculation among precious metal investors. While the understanding was that the central bank was on a trajectory of curtailing its bond-buying program and eventually allowing interest rates to rise, Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s comments caused some… Read More

The Federal Reserve’s recent dovish statements regarding long-term interest rates have lit a fire under dividend-paying stocks. Low interest rates naturally support stock prices for companies that pay dividends because investors who need to generate income from their capital have little choice but to buy equities that have generous payouts. Read More

The Federal Reserve’s recent dovish statements regarding long-term interest rates have lit a fire under dividend-paying stocks. Low interest rates naturally support stock prices for companies that pay dividends because investors who need to generate income from their capital have little choice but to buy equities that have generous payouts. Read More

Precious metals traded lower this spring as investors worried about the potential for interest rates to rise later in the year. After an unprecedented period in which the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates near zero and spent billions of dollars per month buying Treasury bonds, it is now making… Read More

Precious metals traded lower this spring as investors worried about the potential for interest rates to rise later in the year. After an unprecedented period in which the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates near zero and spent billions of dollars per month buying Treasury bonds, it is now making… Read More