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Why Rational Investors Are Buying Gold

Gold | December 3, 2019

Gold is up nearly 20% this year as investors pile into the precious metal for safety amid geopolitical uncertainty and trade war woes. Rational investors are buying gold for good reason. Many stock investors may be tripping over a psychological investing pitfall known as the Endowment Effect. This is a proven cognitive bias in which […]

Gold as an Investment in 2020

Gold | November 25, 2019

Investors are starting to think about the start of a new decade. They have reason to question the future. Consider a recent move by Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. The company has placed a $1 billion bet that markets around the world will decline by March of 2020. The bet comes at a […]

The GVXX Index and What it Means in a “Mad” World

Gold | November 18, 2019

Investment analysts often discuss volatility. They examine the frequency of fluctuations in asset prices to determine how fickle the market is at any given time. To measure this fickleness, analysts use the VIX Volatility Index, also known as the “Fear Index”. The analogous to this for gold is the GVXX. The GVXX gives investors a […]

Gold Demand Climbs 3% in Third Quarter

Gold | November 13, 2019

Gold demand continues to climb as overall global purchases rose 3% in the third quarter, the World Gold Council reported. Global central banks still show an insatiable appetite for physical gold and have already bought 547.5 tonnes (t) in 2019, which is 12% more than last year’s record level. A massive surge of investment-related gold […]

This Coin Owes Its Origins to the 3 Cent Stamp

Market News | November 11, 2019

In 1851, a U.S. postage stamp cost 3 cents. America was growing fast at this time and the California Gold Rush prompted the development of new U.S. gold coins. The Mint Act of February 21, 1853 authorized a $3 gold coin. The $3 gold coin matched up with an existing 3 cent silver piece, which […]