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Throughout history precious metals have had an important role in the global economy. While the global landscape has drastically changed since the inception of the Gold Standard, precious metals still...

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has been trying to be transparent by holding press conferences after each policy-making meeting of the central bank to explain the thinking of the Fed governors...

As gold shot higher in early August, investment strategists around the globe jumped on the precious metal bandwagon, recommending investors seek shelter from the stock market storm. Swiss-based...

Gold decisively broke through the $1,500 a troy ounce level on August 7 as investors flocked to the precious metal amid a stock market plunge. It was the first time in six years gold had topped...

The classic investment advice for retirees is to increase their portfolio allocation to fixed income assets while reducing exposure to the risk inherent in stocks. The rationale is retirees have a...

The year is 1848. In the land that just recently became known as the state of California, a man named James Marshall is building a sawmill for another man named John A. Sutter. It’s a hot day, and...

Gold decisively broke out of a six-year trading range and closed above the $1,400-an-ounce level in June, triggering buy signals from some analysts.  “We believe there is a very good chance...

If you're interested in purchasing gold in jewelry or bullion, it’s important to understand how gold is measured so you can get exactly what you’re looking for. Gold is measured in different ways...

The gold-silver ratio, the price of gold relative to silver, hit 90 in early June, its highest level in 26 years. That means one ounce of gold was worth 90 ounces of silver, far above the historical...

With Venezuela’s economy a shambles and its currency devastated by hyperinflation, President Nicolas Maduro is clinging to power by selling off the country’s one asset that retains substantial...

South Africa, once the undisputed global leader in gold production, the source of half the bullion ever mined, has now fallen behind Ghana in African gold output.  It’s the latest sign that...

If you’re looking to diversify your investment portfolio, you might be considering gold. If that’s the case, there are many reasons gold could be exactly what you are looking for. From ETF stocks...

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