Ted Cruz Supports a Return to the Gold Standard

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With just one comment during the recent Republican debate, candidate Ted Cruz sent heads across the economic spectrum shaking, some in enthusiastic support, others in a negative disbelief. Cruz expressed the opinion: “I think the Fed should get out of the business of trying to juice our economy, and simply be focused on sound money… Read more »

Price of Gold Weekly Recap: December 28, 2015 – January 1, 2016

Posted filed under Gold Price News.

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Nearing the end of the year, Monday morning opened with gold prices down around $10 to $1,066.30. Crude oil fell more than 3% over the weekend, and gold was therefore under pressure from that influence, as well as a Federal Reserve report from the Dallas branch that revealed rising factory activity in the manufacturing sector…. Read more »

Price of Gold Weekly Recap: December 21 – December 25, 2015

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After the Federal Reserve announced an interest rate hike last week and gold hit a six-year low, the price of gold has been up and down. Monday opened the week slightly supported by a falling dollar after the Chicago Federal Reserve released a statement that suggested the U.S. economy grew at a below average pace… Read more »

Year-End Portfolio Adjustments: Inflation and Gold

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All around the world, shoppers have been scooping up deals, buying for loved ones and fighting mall frenzies. In another sector of the economy, hundreds of thousands of financial planners, advisers and brokers will begin the laborious process of balancing millions of portfolios and contemplating end-of-year transactions. Gold and Modern Portfolio Theory For nearly three… Read more »

The Dollar and Gold After the Federal Reserve Rate Hike

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If you feel like you can get a bit more from each greenback in your wallet these days—more gas, more Christmas presents, more vacation abroad—you’re not wrong.  The U.S. dollar has just hit a 12-year high and, as any gold investors know, when you want a hedge against a poorly-performing dollar, precious metals provide your… Read more »