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More Proof That Geopolitical Uncertainty Is Good for Gold

People buy gold for many reasons. While hedging against inflation or the value of a single currency can be powerful influences on gold demand, it seems that geopolitical uncertainty can ...
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These Are the Countries That Control the World’s Gold

The World Gold Council issues a quarterly report on gold trends. In the second quarter, the report shows that a small number of nations control the gold held by central ...
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Coal’s Demise Gets Messier and Speedier

That coal is losing its place as a fuel for electricity production in the United States, the Trump administration and the country's leading producers are trying to shore up coal's ...
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Will Vale Face Manslaughter Charges After Brazilian Dam Disaster?

Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) shares were down handily on Tuesday after a Brazilian Senate committee announced that it recommends indicting Vale in a deadly dam collapse that occurred in late ...
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Gold Is Breaking Out To 5-Year Highs and Could Be Going Much Higher

Almost quietly gold and the gold miners have consistently pushed higher, and despite the fact that naysayers constantly bemoan the fact that the precious metal offers no earnings potential, it ...
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US Wants to Stop Being So Dependent on China for Rare Earth Metals

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on a strategy to ensure the nation's access to supplies of what it calls "critical minerals." Among those minerals ...
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Will the Last Analyst to Downgrade Steel Turn Out the Lights?

The U.S. steel industry was poised to recover in April. The world was still awash in steel producing capacity, but the overall business climate was setting up to support steel ...
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Tariffs and Uncertainty Act as Gift for Gold and Other Precious Metals

Gold bugs love global uncertainty. After all, gold has been history's go-to ultimate safe haven asset. So what if you can barely afford much of it, or if you can't ...
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Tariffs and Uncertainty Act as Gift for Gold and Other Precious Metals

Gold bugs love global uncertainty. After all, gold has been history's go-to ultimate safe haven asset. So what if you can barely afford much of it, or if you can't ...
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Why Deutsche Bank Sees More Pain Coming for Major Steel Stocks

There is more pain coming for the steel industry. At least that is the take from Deutsche Bank. If investors were only looking at the price of steel stocks, they ...
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Rare Earth Elements ETF Finds Itself in Middle of China Trade War Plays

Investors are having to go dust off old trading and investing books from before the 1980s (and perhaps even toward the start of the 20th century) to get solid ideas ...
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China Threatens to Kill Exports of Rare Earth Supply

In the Peoples Daily, a medium controlled by the Chinese government, editors warned that the export of "rare earth elements" could be interrupted. The move was anticipated as part of ...
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Credit Suisse Sees Major Price Risks for Steel Companies, and a Silver Lining

With a trade war with China, and with an infrastructure package now looking dead, the steel industry has a lot to deal with, though the tariff issues have been worked ...
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3 Steel Stocks to Buy as Major Tariff Deal Is Approved With Canada and Mexico

Despite that the media continuing to hound the president over the U.S. stance on trade with other nations, the fact of the matter is the country has been mauled by other ...
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Another Gold Mining Merger Rumor Goes Soft, Sort Of

Iamgold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) is a relatively small gold mining outfit that recently joined in the buyout rumor mill. A report from Bloomberg on Thursday had indicated that Iamgold was ...
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