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Gold Investment Against Volatile Markets

As glittering as it was way back in 800 B.C., gold has owned the throne for its value and rich history among cultures all throughout the world. It has maintained and even increased its value throughout the ages that people tend to pass it on from generation to generation in order to preserve their wealth. Can gold be then as precious as it seems to be a ‘safe haven’ when it comes to a volatile market? Market volatility can come in different shapes and sized and is and will always be a part and parcel of investing. Traditionally speaking, gold has been a refuge for investors seeking shelter from a […]

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Here’s a Smarter Way to Buy Precious Metals in Volatile Times

Here’s a Smarter Way to Buy Precious Metals in Volatile Times

BY HARD ASSETS ALLIANCE Volatility in gold and silver has been on full display the past 24 hours. As the US presidential election approached this week, gold declined $30 to $1275/oz on the prospect of a Clinton victory. However, as initial poll results came in and were favorable for Trump, gold reversed course and rocketed higher through overnight trading. Shortly after 12 AM EST when most polling had closed, gold was up a staggering $60, to $1335/oz. Stock markets around the world were plummeting with circuit breakers triggered on US equity futures markets. As the dust settles and Trump’s victory is being digested, a sense of “normalcy” is returning to […]

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What’s Behind the Recent Surge in Volatility?

What’s Behind the Recent Surge in Volatility?

BY HARD ASSETS ALLIANCE It’s no secret that people don’t like uncertainty. By nature, humans are generally creatures of habit—preferring stability and safe outcomes. This is especially true when it comes to financial matters. However, financial markets are almost always facing some type of uncertainty, be it corporate earnings, interest rates, or geopolitical events. The issues are often benign and the outcomes are non-events, but as we know, there are always surprises causing markets to react. The volatility index, commonly referred to as the VIX, is a measure of investor uncertainty and fear of the unknown. The VIX can go months at a time meandering along without much direction and […]

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The Rise of the Gold Price machines

| June 13, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Rise of the Gold Price machines

Europe might be facing deflation, and Greece might go on firesale after this weekend’s vote. But €1.1 trillion doesn’t buy what it used to, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Last winter, the European Central Bank poured money onto the currency union’s commercial lenders, lending them cash to lend in turn to their domestic governments by buying government bonds. Now Spain’s 10-year bond yields are at a fresh Euro-era high of 6.73%. Italy’s borrowing costs are back where they were before the second chunk of El Tro in February. The cheapest 3-year money in history – lent for just 1% per year – has proven itself worthless in short, and faster than even we expected here at BullionVault. Any wonder […]

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