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Cash vs. Gold: Which Asset Could Prove Better?

Currency devaluations. Negative interest rates. Minimal economic growth. During such turbulent times, how can diligent wealth-holders safeguard their earnings? Learn more about the benefits and disadvantages to holding cash over gold to make the best decision for your portfolio. Benefits to Holding Cash In uncertain times, increasing cash reserves and reducing exposure to volatile financial…

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China to Buy $90 Billion Gold Vault in London

China is buying one of London’s biggest gold vaults. The Chinese state-owned ICBC Standard Bank (IDCBF), the world’s biggest bank by assets, has agreed to buy Barclays precious metals storage business, including its state-of-the-art storage facility in London. The deal will boost China’s access to London’s gold market, and expand the country’s role in the…

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China to Buy $90 Billion Gold Vault in London

China is buying one of London’s biggest gold vaults. The Chinese state-owned ICBC Standard Bank (IDCBF), the world’s biggest bank by assets, has agreed to buy Barclays precious metals storage business, including its state-of-the-art storage facility in London. The deal will boost China’s access to London’s gold market, and expand the country’s role in the…

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Gold is 2016’s Most Beloved Asset

Gold bugs are among the only smiling investors these days. Prices have jumped 6% this year to $1,127 an ounce. That makes gold the best performing commodity and one of the only major assets to post a sizable gain in 2016. By comparison, stocks have had a dismal start to the year: The Dowis down…

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Investors Dump Stocks at Record Pace

The word of the week for investors was “sell.” Mom and pop investors are dumping their investments and moving to cash at levels not seen since the financial crisis of 2008. It’s an “investor revolt,” is how Credit Suisse characterized it. Normally when investors panic about stocks falling, they sell stocks and buy bonds, which…