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Gold Standard – Part II

Gold Standard – Part II

Last week we talked about the Gold Standard, which was when the United States government guaranteed each gold-backed American dollar in circulation. With the current economic contraction that is underway, some people are positing the notion that returning to the gold standard would help.  But the reality is that the gold standard contributed to the […]

March 2, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gold Up; How About a Gold Standard?

Gold Up; How About a Gold Standard?

The price of gold vaults upward, surpassing predictions and hits $1000 per ounce this week.  Not surprising, given consumers and investors concerns about the stability of the American dollar.  The value of gold always flies in the opposite direction of the dollar’s value.  That is, if investors think the dollar is going up, the value […]

February 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gold Surpasses $1,000 on Fears of Inflation

Gold Surpasses $1,000 on Fears of Inflation

Fears fomented by long-term inflationary concerns over President Obama’s huge stimulus package drove investors to gold as a hedge against likely devaluation of the U.S. dollar. Historically, the price of gold has been intimately wed to the value of the U.S. dollar. This was not difficult to predict. As the dollar loses value, gold gains […]

February 20, 2009 | By | Reply More
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