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Is Gold Money? Dollars, Credit and Gold Explained
“Gold is money. Everything else is credit.” This quote comes up a lot – it’s from the legendary banker James Pierpont Morgan, whose 1912 Congressional testimony contained this gem. What did he mean?
Why Would Your Government Want Your Gold?
Why, really? It has its own bullion reserves. According to officials, gold isn't all that and currencies are vogue. So why would governments ask citizens for their private gold?
Decoding Gold Prices - How Gold Prices Work
Let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of the gold market, and explain the difference between spot price and gold fixing price. Bonus: You’ll learn why LOCO London may in fact be totally nuts…
Platinum: The Other White Metal
Any bullion investor worth his gold dust knows about the gold-to-silver ratio. It measures how many ounces of “the white metal” silver it takes to buy an ounce of gold. But what if we were to tell you that silver isn't the only precious metal that has been going for bargain prices for uncertain rea...
Some Things We Didn't Know About the Gold Market
Don't understand how the gold price reacts to economic news? Well, that's because the gold market is both huge and has very low turnover. That leads to some interesting and unexpected effects...
Gold is "Portfolio Insurance," Says Swiss Bank UBS
Between 2013 and 2015, Goldman Sachs seemed to delight in talking down gold's price while buying large quantities. Now, two of Switzerland's biggest banks, Credit Suisse and UBS, have some interesting takes on gold...
50 Years Off the Gold Standard Has Bought Us This
Few groups like timelines as much as gold investors. And why not? Gold is the one asset that doesn't disappoint over time. The same can't be said of, well, much else…
Dalio Says Buy Gold, Cramer Says Buy Gold Now
When it comes to buying gold, Ray Dalio's definitely been consistent with his message, telling investors there is no such thing as a wrong entry point for gold. CNBC's Jim Cramer, on the other hand, believes some entry points are better than others, and that August is shaping up to be an optimal on...