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Trump Bump Deflates Under Political Pressure

Markets inhaled a giant gulp of fresh air when Donald Trump was elected in November 2017, a gulp that buoyed them to new heights. Equities rallied and bond yields climbed to match forecasters’ hopes for tax cuts, health care reform, infrastructure spending, and deregulation. The S&P 500 rose about 5 percent in President Trump’s first…

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Understanding the Gold-to-Silver Ratio

What is the gold-to-silver ratio and why does it matter? This question is fundamental to understanding the relationship between silver and gold. What’s more, this ratio is one of the many key indicators used by seasoned precious metals holders to help determine the right time for them to buy silver or gold, in light of…

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Gold Pushes through $1,300 as Dollar Suffers Anew

Gold gained for a sixth straight session on Monday, pushing through the psychologically significant $1,300-an-ounce line, as the dollar remained depressed against chief rivals. Precious metals on Friday posted their highest settlements since January 2015, as a slump in the greenback to its lowest level in about 11 months coaxed investors toward dollar-denominated commodities, including…

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Gold Price Rises in London

Gold strongly reversed its fortunes in London Thursday, buoyed by safe-haven demand following the outcome of an EU referendum in the Netherlands and a weaker dollar. Spot gold was up 1.3% at $1,238.20 a troy ounce in midmorning European trade, having hit a five-day high earlier in the session at $1,239.65 an ounce. Dutch voters…