Knowing What You Have

It may seem fairly straightforward to know how much money you have. Open your wallet, look at your bank accounts, and add it all up, right? However, when you start looking at assets beyond that, things can get fairly murky. Many people often have extremely valuable things, as well as complex financial assets, and don’t…

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Where Does Gold Come From?

A rare and precious material crashes onto our planet from the far reaches of space. Its beauty inspires artists and leaders of nations alike, and millions of people hold on to it for generations. It sounds like the plot of a summer blockbuster, right? But it isn’t. What we’re talking about here is physical gold.…

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How Bullish Does the Gold Production Forecast Look for 2020?

Resolute Mining Ltd. anticipates 30% higher gold production in 2020. Other mines predict production upticks, thanks to improved technologies and efficiencies. Where might gold production and, in turn, gold prices go in 2020? Read on to find out. Australia Anticipates “Milestone” Increases Australia-based Resolute Mining predicts it will produce 500,000 ounces of gold in 2020,…

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Can Gold Be Used as Money?

Some people think of gold as treasure. For others, it’s a financial haven. But is gold money? Yes and no. The answer is complicated. Follow along as we revisit the history of gold as currency and weigh the characteristics of gold that make it similar to money (and those that make it different). Is Gold…

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How Do Gold and Bonds Compare?

In an environment of ultra-low interest rates, people should consider gold as a replacement for bonds, the World Gold Council advises. In fact, the Council recommends looking at increasing exposure to gold as part of a diversified portfolio. In October 2019, the World Gold Council noted that as central banks have shifted to an “easy”…

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What a Gold Buyer Is Like

There is a common image in many people’s minds about what a person who owns or buys gold is like. They often picture a gold buyer as someone who is immensely rich—a member of the upper crust dressed to the nines, perhaps even adorned with a monocle and top hat. Popular culture reinforces this idea.…

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If You Own Gold, Pay Attention to These 6 Major Events in 2020

To help plan for your long-term financial well-being, you need to know what’s ahead, economically, politically, and otherwise. Some market analysts believe the U.S. is in for a recession. Others dismiss that belief as nonsense. Still others predict 2020 will be the most volatile year in history, with or without a recession. What major political…

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