Reasons to Invest in Gold

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Reasons to invest in goldGold prices are inversely correlated with the USD. When investors lose confidence in the currency, gold prices go up and vice versa. This is exactly the reason why gold remains an important investment commodity. When the stock market goes sour, people can always liquidate physical gold to cover their assets. The world has long left the gold standard but there are plenty of reasons why people should still invest in the precious yellow metal. Here are some reasons to consider gold as part of your investment portfolio.
  • A commodity that holds its value. Unlike fiat money, gold has maintained some form...

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    Actively Managed ETFs

    Thursday, August 27th, 2009

    With so many investors questioning traditional market thinking about index-based investing, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are starting to move beyond their traditional passive, index territory into more active management. To some, it’s a fad. To others, it’s a serious threat to the territory traditionally held by mutual funds. Yet one thing so far is clear. Many of the biggest names in the mutual fund world are now seeking permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer actively managed ETFs. ETFs are baskets of securities that trade like stocks and until recently have almost always tracked market indexes like...

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