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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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Gold Prices Jump after Weak U.S. Jobs Data

Gold prices jumped Friday after U.S. jobs data came in far lower than expected, signaling continued sluggish economic growth and easing expectations of an interest-rate increase this year—adding up to a bullish backdrop for safe-haven assets such as precious metals. Gold prices were down nearly 1% earlier in Friday’s trading session but reversed losses after…