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U.S. Labels China “Currency Manipulator,” Gold Soars

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By John McDonald In the wake of breaking news that the United States had formally labeled China a “currency manipulator” and China had retaliated by dropping the price of its currency to a near-historic low, gold prices skyrocketed the night of August 5, 2019.  Even after the upward momentum stabilized the next morning, gold bulls gleefully noted the yellow metal had hit another six-year high overnight. With Asian and European markets volatile and the U.S. stock indexes positioned to open higher the next morning, gold buyers had eased up on activity somewhat as the trading day began.  However, gold and...

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“Strong Undercurrent” for Gold Could Mean $2,000 an Ounce in the Near Future

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By John McDonald Thanks to a vast array of long- and short-term geopolitical factors and economic trends, many precious-metals analysts believe gold could hit $2,000 an ounce in the near future. While most are unwilling to predict exactly when that might happen, the most bullish believe even a relatively short-term extension of trade tensions between China and the United States could send gold through the $2,000 ceiling as U.S. fears over a national recession continue to mount. Some cite momentum that has been building since 2003 for this expectation. “In the last eight to 10 years, we’ve seen a bull...

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Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager: “Gold Has Everything Going For It”

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By John McDonald Paul Tudor Jones, billionaire founder and manager of hedge fund Tudor Investment Corp., said in mid-June that gold is his “favorite trade” right now and will likely remain so for the next 1-2 years.  “[Gold] has everything going for it,” he told Bloomberg, adding that if the precious metal reached $1,400, it would “push to $1,700 rather quickly.” That particular insight is likely extremely exciting to gold investors looking to buy the metal in July, given gold prices have been hovering right around $1,400 since the beginning of July.  Thanks to easing tensions on the world geopolitical...

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