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SIMPLE GUIDE Gold as a hedge against financial calamity

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Investopedia says a hedge is “an investment to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in an asset”.

In other words, a hedge is an investment that is more likely to move up in value when other assets in a portfolio decline in price.

It has often been observed ...

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Gold leaps on world tensions

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Gold prices have begun 2020 on a very strong footing, with the yellow metal rallying beyond USD 1,600 and AUD 2,300 per troy ounce.

The proximate cause of the latest rally is the sharp escalation in tensions between the United States and Iran, with the drone strike that killed Iranian ...

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What is gold to silver ratio trading?

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The gold to silver price ratio is a measure of how many ounces of silver are required to buy an ounce of gold.

For a long period of human history both were monetary metals and the ratio was generally fixed. Today, however, the ratio floats – reflecting market forces that ...

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Investment coin demand stronger in 2018 as central bank buying boosts global gold demand

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Research by the World Gold Council (WGC) shows retail gold investors regained their appetite for official coins in 2018. While demand for gold bars remained stable at 781.6 tonnes for the year, annual coin demand surged 26% to 236 tonnes, its highest since 2013.

The WGC said demand was boosted ...

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Optimism high for 2019 gold price recovery

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Goldman Sachs is leading “a pack of bullish voices cheering for gold”, according a report by Bloomberg news agency.

Analysts at the bank have raised their forecast for gold, which they expected to climb to US$1,425 an ounce by the end of 2019, it said.

The Perth Mint Treasury ...

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