The US dollar, Chinese Yuan, and various gold bars grouped together

The IMF Elevates China’s Yuan: 4 Things to Know

On October 1, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) added the Chinese yuan to its special drawing rights (SDR) basket of currencies. If you’ve read these headlines, you likely have a few questions. What’s the yuan? What does the IMF do? What does this mean for the U.S. economy, if anything at all? Read on to…

One large gold bar and one small gold bar atop crisp United States dollar bills

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,…