New inflation measure: UIG

On Friday, gold prices shot up to $1,340 per ounce, posting a four-month high with its fifth-straight weekly gain. The U.S. dollar plunged on Friday, falling against the euro in response to an agreement for a new political coalition in Germany. Analyst forecasts for...

Gold vs. bitcoin

After breaking through $1,300 an ounce on the last trading day of 2017, gold started the new year hovering between $1,310 and $1,320 an ounce (see chart). Meanwhile, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies continue to burst on the financial scene, presenting a potential...

Go for the real thing

Gold is up 13% for the year and on target for its best year since 2010. Inflation worries are coming into play with the prospect of significant infrastructure spending up next for the Trump agenda. Gold’s hedge against inflation is now joining its safe-haven...

Get ready for higher gold prices

Gold prices broke above $1,270 an ounce at the end of last week. This represented a technical breakout to the upside on the daily charts, posting the first weekly gain in four weeks for gold prices. This comes as we head into January and February, which have been the...