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Articles About Central Banks
February 17, 2015
Top 10 Nations Hoarding Gold
The precious metal has been viewed as a safe haven for over 5,000 years, and several nations hold more than 1,000 tonnes.
August 14, 2014
Gold Demand Is Mediocre, But Central Banks Are Still Heavy Buyers
Gold is perhaps the most controversial asset in the market.
July 16, 2014
Bulgaria Is Letting Bad Banks Fail; Could the U.S. Do the Same?
Last week, the Bulgarian government pulled the plug on its forth largest bank after a financial scandal came to light. Could the U.S. do the same?
July 10, 2014
Top 10 Countries Hoarding Cash
Cash appears to be anything but trash to the majority of the investing world.
June 11, 2014
Is the Great Recession Over for Small Businesses?
Despite the weak economic conditions still facing much of the country, small businesses felt more optimistic last month than they have in more than six years.
May 27, 2014
Gold Manipulation Receives Official Recognition
Several allegations of market manipulation in all sorts of markets have been made against large financial institutions.
May 20, 2014
Should Gold Investors Worry About Global Demand?
Overall gold demand appears to be holding steady as jewelry purchases offset a wait-and-see approach by investors.
April 25, 2014
How Much Did the Federal Reserve Cost Savers?
The Federal Reserve’s actions in recent years have cost American bank customers billions of dollars.
April 22, 2014
Do Americans Trust the Stock Market?
The stock market has suffered two breathtaking crashes over the past decade.
March 25, 2014
Gold Bears Are Pounding the Table Again
The price of gold is struggling in the wake of the central bank’s outlook, and bears are once again pounding the table.
March 23, 2014
Top 10 Nations Stockpiling Gold
The biggest hoarders of gold are some of the most advanced nations in the world.
March 21, 2014
3 Stress-Test Approved Stocks For Your Portfolio
The results suggest the financial system has improved from the credit crisis, but some banks are clearly stronger than others.
March 20, 2014
Will Higher Interest Rates Ruin the Stock Rally?
It appears the day is finally approaching when the Federal Reserve can stop holding Mr. Market’s hand so tightly.
March 19, 2014
Do Investors Fear Another Imminent Market Crash?
The disastrous aftershocks of the financial crisis are still being felt throughout Main Street.
March 13, 2014
3 Underrated Dividend Stocks for Your Portfolio
While dividends have gained popularity in recent years, there are some dividend-paying companies that are often ignored.
March 10, 2014
Is Wealth Creation Skipping Some Generations?
Many Americans have not benefitted from the rebound in stocks and housing.
February 20, 2014
Gold Investors: If We Can’t Hold It, We Don’t Want It
Bargain hunters seeking hard assets pushed jewelry and physical gold investment demand to new all-time highs.
February 18, 2014
Are Hedge Funds Ready for a Rebound in Gold Miners?
Let’s take a look at how popular hedge funds invested in gold names during the fourth quarter of 2014.
February 16, 2014
Is Your Retirement Portfolio Making New Record Highs?
While the nation is left with the weakest economic recovery in history despite years of intervention by central banks, some Americans are witnessing a rebound.
February 13, 2014
Is the Worst Finally Over for Gold Miners?
If the price of gold has been unkind to investors over the past couple years, then gold miners have been nothing short of downright cruel.
February 11, 2014
Is China the World’s Biggest Goldbug?
Taking a cue from bargain hunters, Chinese gold demand did not diminish amid falling prices.
February 09, 2014
Fed Needs New Benchmark as Unemployment Nears 6.5 Percent
With the unemployment rate veering toward the 6.5 percent mark, Janet Yellen has her hands full.
February 09, 2014
Top 5 Most Valuable Banking Brands in the World
American banks are the clear winners in the latest global rankings.
February 08, 2014
Stock Market: Goldilocks Meets the Fragile Five and the Three Bears
The porridge for stock market investors was hot in 2013, while the porridge for bond investors was too cold.
January 31, 2014
Housing Bubble Deja Vu: Home Flippers Are Making a Killing
Home prices have rebounded sharply, but low inventory and massive intervention from the Federal Reserve have distorted the longer-term picture.
January 22, 2014
Is It Time to Trust the Global Financial System Again?
It's been more than five years since the financial system entered meltdown mode and wreaked havoc on asset classes around the world.
January 22, 2014
Housing Market Enjoys Rebound From Lower Interest Rates
Despite expectations, mortgage applications and refinancing activity increased as interest rates fell.
January 15, 2014
3 Vital Steps to Protect Your Investments in Today’s Market
Keeping emotions under control is one of the most difficult aspects of investing.
January 15, 2014
Housing Market Welcomes Lower Interest Rates With Open Arms
Amid a worse-than-expected employment report, mortgage applications and refinancing activity climbed higher as interest rates retreated.
January 13, 2014
Let’s Talk About Gold Leasing
Gold’s primary function is as a store of value -- it is valuable qua its exchangeability. This is why central banks hold gold and not oil or stocks or copper.
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