By Cash could become a relic of the past if credit-card companies have their way. Visa announced Wednesday that it will grant up to $10,000 to 50 restaurants and food vendors who stop accepting cash in favor of credit cards, debit cards and mobile payments.Read More
via Wall St. Whisperer and Marketslant.com What's going on with silver? If you've been bullish silver, you might feel the same angst some investors have felt over the past two months. But, according to one anonymous analyst from Simple Digressions, it may be time to look at the grey metal again.
In early 2016, physical gold hit $1,050 an ounce, which marked a level that gold investors hadn't seen since the latter half of 2009. After hitting $1,900 an ounce in 2011, gold shed 45% of its value as the U.S. economy improved, the U.S. dollar strengthened, and the Federal Reserve teased at, and finally began, raising its benchmark federal funds rate.Read More
Gold price to 2 month high as fiery Trump declares New American Order - 'Trumponomics': Politics and economic policy in 140 characters - The 'intelligence' according to Trump - Trump, Putin and Russia - the great bromance - Trump - Bull in a China shop - Trade and currency wars with China and other nations - Trump - Fan of gold and golden tweets - Conclusion - Trump may be the 'Golden Ticket' "The market is now worrying about what would come out from the new administration," Bob Takai, chief executive officer and president of Sumitomo Corp.Read More
Half a world away at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz made remarks earlier this week that the US should "get rid of currency." Physical cash means there is no one else standing between you and your savings. But Professor Stiglitz and his colleagues don't want that.Read More
Perhaps one of the clearest indications that a rally inspired by President-elect Donald Trump is starting to stall is shiny and yellow and is outperforming other assets by a healthy margin. Gold is up 4.1% in the early part of 2017 as Trump stock-market rally deflates; Silver is off to an even better start to the year, up 5.3%Read More
Sterling fell, equities slid, Chinese markets got a helping government intervention hand again, and gold climbed over concerns U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is prepared to lead Britain out of the European Union's single market and as the U.S. President-elect suggested other countries could break from the bloc.Read More
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