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Were market reactions to U.S. tensions with Iran a flash in the pan?

When news hit that the U.S. military had carried out an attack that killed Qasem Soleimani, the major general of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, institutional investors watched as markets saw something of a flight to safety. Gold is currently hovering near a five-year high. Brent crude spiked to close to US$71 off the back of the […]

Global stock markets took another hit Monday while oil and gold prices surged in response to the escalating tensions in the Middle East following the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general. The death of Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike has heightened geopolitical risks for financial markets, including concerns about potential disruptions to the […]

In a negative yield world, is gold ready for a comeback?

During the past decade’s bull market, gold has been largely off the radar for institutional investors. But as key bond yields turn negative, among other recessionary signals, chatter about the commodity is heating up. “All precious metals have no correlation to the rest of the marketplace so that tends to be why gold and precious […]

Institutional Investors Warm to Gold

Investors eyeing gold as inflation concerns rise

Pension plans eyeing gold as inflation concerns rise

As inflation is back on institutional investors’ minds, some are eyeing an allocation to gold, both directly and through companies with exposure to the metal, according to one investment manager. “We’re actively having a lot of conversations right now with institutions,” says John Ciampaglia, chief executive officer of Sprott Inc. “What we’re finding is a lot more reception […]

41% of Canadian large-cap managers beat benchmark in Q1

Surge in gold stocks brings active managers down in Q1: Russell.

Three Things to Know About Gold ETFs

Gold ETFs, lose their predictive power, leveraged gold ETFs under perform.

  • September 3, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 14:27
What Should You Do About Gold?

A guide for volatile times.

  • March 5, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 18:24
Good as Gold?

Our blogger asks whether gold equities are a good proxy for gold.

  • January 28, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 06:22
The Worst Investment Ever

Why gold isn't the least bit good.

  • January 22, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 18:11