Central Banks: What Aren’t They Telling Us?

The amount of gold bought by central banks in the first five months of 2019 is up more than 73% than the previous year. With continuing signs of slowing economic growth and rising geopolitical tensions, central banks around the world are looking to diversify away from the U.S. dollar. Could this be a sign you…

Gold’s Rise in Geopolitical Tensions

We’ve now seen gold not only move over a hundred dollars since May 6th but an additional $43 just yesterday. Tensions with Iran and looming financial uncertainty threaten possible economic decline for the U.S. economy, meaning that gold could rise even more. Join Coy Wells and Patrick Brunson as they discuss these issues and their…

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Why Do Central Banks Buy Gold?

Central banks around the world have been quietly buying gold for nearly a decade, reports the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF), and have been net buyers every year since 2008. Their demand for gold jumped from less than two percent of total world demand in 2010, to 14 percent in 2014, adds the…

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The Many Uses of Gold

Gold’s many qualities make it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, the yellow metal also conducts electricity, doesn’t tarnish and is biocompatible (meaning it’s not harmful to our tissue). These qualities make it the metal of choice in a wide variety of industries,…