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These Are the Countries That Own the World’s Gold

Most large nations own gold, held by their central banks. The World Gold Council reports that central banks are buying gold at levels not surpassed since 2013, and they bought ...
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Why a Small Drop in Gold Prices Actually Looks Impressive in ETFs and Investments in 2019

It may seem hard for the gold bugs to celebrate that gold was last seen down about 3% in dollar terms so far in 2019, but against the backdrop of ...
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Why Gold Is Absolutely a Must-Own Now for All Investors

Very quietly, gold and the gold miners have consistently pushed higher. Despite the recent downturn, and the fact that naysayers constantly bemoan the fact that the precious metal offers no ...
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Gold Shines Brighter With Inverted Yield Curve and Weakening Global Growth

Gold has recaptured its shine. With the overhang and larger media frenzy around bitcoin and cryptocurrencies having witnessed a death of a thousand cuts, the interest in gold has been ...
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With Federal Reserve Expected to Be on Hold, Positive Trends for Gold in 2019

This week will bring yet another Federal Reserve Open Markets Committee (FOMC) decision on interest rates. The current expectation is for Fed Chair Jerome Powell and the FOMC to keep ...
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Raymond James Sees Mixed View on Barrick and Newmont on JV vs Merger

Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) has announced its special shareholder meeting and filed its proxy materials for the previously announced combination with Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG). This is after Newmont ...
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Newmont Rejects Barrick Acquisition, Proposes Joint Venture Instead

Just a week ago today, Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: GOLD) announced an unsolicited offer to acquire rival miner Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) for $18 billion. The all-stock offer was ...
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Why Merging 2 Top Gold Giants Already Looks Unlikely

Some industries are just ripe for consolidation with more mergers and acquisitions. There may be more consolidation in the world of gold miners and processors in 2019 and beyond. One ...
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The 15 Nations That Control the World’s Gold

As 2018 turned into 2019, the easy reflection would be that it was a wild ride in the global equity markets. The year 2018 turned out to be a pretty ...
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The Reserve Currency Lesson of Gold Versus Bitcoin, and a Blockchain Surprise

It is far from a secret that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been devastated in 2018 and into 2019. The media might say that they have been decimated, but if ...
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As World and Stock Markets Remain Very Dangerous, 4 Top Gold Stocks to Buy Now

Very quietly, gold and the gold miners consistently have pushed higher. Though naysayers constantly bemoan the fact that the precious metal offers no earnings potential, it does offer a safe ...
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Will There Be More Merger Action in the World’s Gold Fields?

Monday's announced merger between Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) and Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) emphasized the quality of the merged company's reserves, the pipeline of projects available and high exploration ...
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Merger Creates World’s Largest Gold Company

Two of the world's largest gold mining companies have agreed to merge. Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) and Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) have signed a definitive merger agreement ...
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World Gold Council Weighs Economic Uncertainties in 2019 Outlook for Gold

After a turbulent 2018, many investors and so-called gold bugs have to wonder what is in store for gold in 2019. The World Gold Council (WGC) released its latest report ...
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Gold Becomes Hugely Attractive as Other Assets Falter

Gold often has its day as an investment when other markets become dangerous. That time has come again. Assets classes from equities to fixed income, from commodities to real estate, ...
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