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This might be the time to think about gold

This might be the time to think about gold

Posted on June 12, 2016
In the last 4-5 years the price bubble, that has started to grow on the gold market after 2008, ended. Luckily, not with a burst but with a slow and long correction. As a sign, the news about gold are started to lessen, followed by the correction, but at the beginning of 2016 an important turnaround came: gold started to rise from its $1050 low. The rise was significant, topping at 25%, with a $1300 high. Behind all this might be two reasons.

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Savings in cash are good for the US, not for the investor

Savings in cash are good for the US, not for the investor

Posted on June 05, 2016
Some interesting news started to surface on the internet lately: the FED says that there’s $1.4 trillion in circulation, but they only know the whereabouts of 15% of it. So most of the US currency is missing, but that’s not a problem for them: keeping savings in cash is basically free money for the government.

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The Trap of Negative Interest Rates

The Trap of Negative Interest Rates

Posted on May 29, 2016
Negative interest rates are becoming a common thing among federal banks, and this may change the world of economy and investment. The reason is simple: if interest rates are close to zero (or below that) people with long-term bank savings will realize that their accounts are not growing with time, they may even shrink.

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China is fighting for better regulations

China is fighting for better regulations

Posted on May 22, 2016
This year started rather alarmingly for the Chinese stock market: the indices fell more than 20% in weeks and the government was unable to regulate the market, even with serious steps. Now they reportedly asked for British help in creating a proper regulatory system.

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Apple’s best years may be over

Apple’s best years may be over

Posted on May 06, 2016
After publishing a disappointing quarterly report last week, Apple’s stocks started to fall. This is not surprising, since this is the first time in 13 years that the IT giant’s incomes shrank. In the meantime, the competition at the very important smartphone market is fiercer and fiercer and China may not be as big of a market as Apple had expected.

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