Are We Headed for an All-Out Currency War?

Last week, China pushed down the value of its yuan to its lowest level in 11 years, and the U.S. Treasury designated China a “currency manipulator” in response. Meanwhile, gold soared to fresh six-year highs after breaking through the key $1,500/oz. level. Many worry this could spark an all-out currency war between the two powerhouses…

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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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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,…