Economy


U.S. Dollar Reigns as World’s Reserve Currency May Be in Question
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Author: Michael Stern

This summer has seen a dramatic rise in the price of gold. According to Nick Piquard, portfolio manager at Horizon EFT, the upwards movement in the price of gold may be an indication that the market is beginning to lose confidence in the United States dollar, which at the moment is the world’s reserve currency. […]

5 Aug 2020
The Rally in Gold Prices Indicate the Global Economy Is in Trouble
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Author: Maria Andretti

With the current confusion in markets, it is easy to forget that early in the coronavirus pandemic, the price of gold was in freefall. It was strange, to say the least; the virus sparked a collapse in the global economy, but at the same time, the 2020 pandemic soon showed itself to be the driving […]

4 Aug 2020
Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Inflation
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Author: Maria Andretti

In times of need, governments have taken on debt and then printed money. By printing money, two things happen. The value of the currency falls, and as a result of inflation, so is the debt. Printing money creates inflation. Inflation, in turn, decreases the value of your dollars, be it investments, savings, or just the […]

27 Jul 2020
Gold Has Surged, and It Could Just Keep Going
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Author: Maria Andretti

While stock markets in the United States, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere continue to tick into uncharted territory, another asset class has come to the attention of investors; gold. The price of the precious metal has been inching up steadily, breaking the psychological barrier of $1,800 an ounce earlier in July. Gold has not seen these […]

23 Jul 2020
Is Silver Playing Catch-up with Gold?
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Author: Michael Stern

At the beginning of the July 13 trading week, silver futures enjoyed a new high-water mark, the highest in nearly four years. The hike in settlement price is down to a sharp increase in demand as the metal continues to play catch up with gold. Adrian Ash, research director art BullionVault, suggests the reason may […]

15 Jul 2020
Gold Leaps above $1,800 as Traders Move into a Safe Haven
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Author: Maria Andretti

Fears of an economic hit from COVID 19 have driven the price of the safe haven asset to a nine-year high. The price of gold rose to more than $1,800 an ounce this week for the first time in nine years. Available data shows that investors have stashed a record amount of cash into funds […]

10 Jul 2020
Although There Is Chaos on the Streets, the Stock Market Is Up
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Author: Maria Andretti

The world is trying to deal with the effects of a pandemic. As well as the pandemic, the US is also facing racial strife and political upheaval. Nevertheless, even with all this chaos, the stock market continues to rise. Although this is 2020, the year somewhat echoes the events of 1968. Both years, 1968 and […]

5 Jun 2020
Will China’s Digital Currency Challenge Bitcoin, and Perhaps the USD?
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Author: Michael Stern

Digital payment systems are not new to Chinese shoppers. They find moving from shop to shop in Beijing or Shanghai with a smartphone app such as Alipay a lot easier than carrying a purse or wallet filled with Yuan notes. The Chinese government has recently embarked on a pilot program for a digital version of […]

4 Jun 2020
S&P 500 Closes Above 3000, Highest Since Early March
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Author: Michael Stern

Better than expected economic data, optimism over the reopening of the country, and hopes for a coronavirus vaccine all combined to drive stocks up earlier in the week. Although the S&P 500 closed at 2991.77, it represents an increase of 1.23 percent. The index did break 3000 earlier in the day. New COVID-19 Developments  Companies […]

28 May 2020