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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…

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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…