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Don’t Count on the Fed to Protect Your Wealth

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The Federal Reserve met today and delivered once again – a whole bunch of nothing. The Fed did not raise interest rates from zero percent and indicated it would keep on buying $120 billion in U.S. government bonds each month. The Fed said the U.S. economy continues to strengthen and that the recent burst of inflation is transitory. Really? After the Fed meeting, gold traded $11.00 higher at $1809.70 an ounce. In fact, many economists ... >> Read More        
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Gold and Climate Change

Gold, Market News |
The issue of climate change has long been politicized and the effects will be experienced by those on both sides of the political spectrum. In response, countries like China have committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2060. The U.S. has targeted a goal of attaining 100% carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035. These dramatic measures have left some gold investors questioning how the energy intensive nature of mining will keep pace with a changing world. A ... >> Read More        
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Lessons from the Japanese Stock Market Crash

Gold, Investment, Market News |
On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 1.72%, marking its biggest one-day drop since October. While the market bounced back Tuesday, stock market breadth has been declining, which is a warning signal that a correction may be near. Wall Street defines a stock market "pullback" as a retreat of 5-10% and is a short-term dip. A "correction" phase is more serious and is defined as a 10-20% retreat from the recent high and can ... >> Read More        
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Why Do Central Banks Intend to Increase Gold Reserves in the Next 12 Months?

Gold, Investment, Market News |
A 2021 Central Bank Gold Reserves survey concluded that 21% of central banks plan to increase their gold reserves over the next 12 months. The question is why. The one-word answer: uncertainty. The same body of research found that 84% of the respondents cited uncertainty arising from the post-COVID recovery as a major influence over their decision to bolster their gold holdings. Interestingly, 52% of the survey participants indicated that they think global central banks ... >> Read More        
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The Gold – U.S. Dollar Connection

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Investing in gold may have felt like a roller coaster ride this year. Gold began 2021 just above the $1,900 an ounce level. Then, gold retreated to around $1,680 in late March. By late May, gold prices surged back above $1,900 an ounce. Recently, gold dipped to about $1,800 an ounce. The price of gold is influenced by many factors. Key drivers of gold include interest rates, inflation, the amount of U.S. dollars in circulation ... >> Read More        
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Untangling the Connection Between Interest Rates and Gold

Gold, Market News |
In recent days, the Federal Reserve projected that they might make two interest rate increases by 2023. The equities market reacted decisively as the Dow fell more than 500 points, resulting in the worst week for the index since the fourth quarter of last year. The possibility of interest rate hikes has many investors reconsidering their near-term plans, including those holding gold. The challenge, however, is untangling the connection between interest rates and gold because ... >> Read More        
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Gold retreats on Fed news

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Don't Expect Lower Gold Prices to Last Long Gold prices tumbled $50 an ounce this afternoon (at the time of writing) after the Federal Reserve announced earlier than expected interest rate hikes. In March, no Fed officials expected interest rate hikes in 2023. Today? The new Fed projections point to two interest rate hikes in 2023. The Fed pointed to hotter inflation and faster economic growth as the reason for the change. The Fed slashed ... >> Read More        
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Inflation Is Back

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Inflation sped up in April. The stock market is rattled. Gold is climbing. Investors are turning to gold as a hedge against the ever-rising inflation risk. Buyers drove gold to its highest level since early February this week. Gold now trades above $1,880 an ounce. Consumer prices jumped 4.2% last month. That marks the fastest pace since 2008. The recipe for classic inflation exists: too many dollars chasing too few goods. People have money to ... >> Read More        
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Is there an “Optimal” Gold Allocation?

Gold, Investment, Market News |
It is common for investors to ask, “what is the right amount” when considering how to portion their investible cash across numerous assets. This question is especially common among gold investors because there has been an ongoing debate about what percentage of the total should be held in gold to generate the strongest possible return. The problem with this question is that it ignores the possibility that there can, in fact, be several “optimal” allocations ... >> Read More        
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Gold Jumps to 7-Week High as Inflation Rears its Ugly Head

Gold, Investment, Market News |
Gold climbed to a seven-week high this week – boosted by weakness in the stock market, signs that inflation is emerging in the U.S. and amid strong demand from India and China for physical bullion. The short-term trend turned positive for gold last week as the yellow metal climbed above its 50-day moving average – a bullish investing signal that confirms the end of the recent pullback in gold prices. Short-term gold target Looking higher, ... >> Read More