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Gold Is Becoming Cool Again

The sentiment shift is still subtle, but it’s both real and widespread. After a few years of being ignored and/or dismissed as basically useless, gold is cool again, attracting ... Read More

The biggest of big pictures

  I have had a request from Mrs Macleod to write down in simple terms what on earth is going on in the world, and why is it that ... Read More
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When Will Gold’s “Summer Doldrums” End? History Says Pretty Soon

This has been a uniquely boring stretch for gold and silver – especially considering all the things going on in the world that ought to light a fire under ... Read More
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Gold, Goldmoney and Menē

Gold, ornamentation and money: that was the sequence of events. Man discovered gold, found it malleable, durable and attractive. It was first used for ornamentation, then as social economics ... Read More
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Yen and Kiwi fell, the Euro was down; Key events coming up this week

A landslide election victory for Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent the yen down and stocks in Tokyo higher, with the path paved for a continuation of loose monetary ... Read More
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Swiss franc, gold advance as risk-off stance is back on

Asian stocks fell as investors turned to haven assets after North Korea’s dictatorship tested a nuclear bomb on Sunday, sending the yen, gold and Treasury futures higher. The MSCI ... Read More
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Gold – crossing the Rubicon

  Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it could be an important event, ... Read More
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Yen and British pound were flat, Gold little changed; Japan stocks climb

Japan Stocks Climb on Yen Losses; Brazil ETF Rises Oil holds gains while trader triggers sharp drop in gold price Investors await Yellen remarks before further data this week ... Read More
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How gold can rescue pensions

The World Economic Forum, in conjunction with Mercers (the actuaries) recently estimated that the combined pension deficit currently stands at $66.9tr for eight countries, rising to $427.8tr in 2050. ... Read More
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Asia Stocks Rally as Nikkei Tops 20,000; Yen Slips: Markets Wrap

Japan leads Asian equities after fresh record for S&P 500 All eyes now turn to monthly U.S. jobs report on Friday Asian stocks rallied, with the Nikkei 225 Stock ... Read More
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