Thursday , 16 August 2018


Tag Archives: gold

NAFTA: The Major Imports & Exports Between the U.S. & Canada Are Surprising

Canada and the United States are the world's largest trading partners. The U.S. accounts for about three-quarters of Canada's exports. Because of geography and the North American Free Trade Agreement, there are a number of products that the countries export to each other while at the same time importing from the other. [Take a look at the list. You might be very surprised.] Words: 712

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Gold Measurements: What Do the Terms “Karat” & “Troy Ounce” Actually Mean?

You have no doubt read countless articles on the price of gold costing "x dollars per ounce", own a gold ring or some other piece of gold jewellery and/or wear or have bought/plan to buy a diamond ring but do you really understand exactly what you are buying? What's the difference between 1 troy ounce of gold and 1 (regular) ounce? What's the difference between 18 and 10 karat gold? What's the difference between a .75 and a 1.0 carat diamond? Let me explain. Words: 1102

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Gold Will Go Parabolic When This Event Happens – But We’re Not There – YET!

One of gold's allures is its use as a hedge against negative economic outcomes: inflation, deflation, general economic collapse and even war [with] investors and speculators enter[ing] the market based on their guesstimate of how bad things might get. [An analysis of] how gold performs during inflation and deflation [suggests, however, that there has to be some another] market force - some secret force - that has driven gold prices by +370% over the last 10 years. Words: 734

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Why, Pray Tell, Would I Want to Own Gold??

Comments I have made that "when this [financial crisis] finally ends the big winners are apt to be the ones who have lost the least purchasing power. Keeping score in nominal dollars is likely to be meaningless. Gold tends to hold its purchasing power regardless of what happens to fiat currency” have prompted questions about a) how to achieve such purchasing power with physical gold when this stage is reached, b) how to go about buying things with gold coins and c) how gold would be utilized under the assumption that a barter system would develop when dollars become worthless. [Let me explain.] Words: 700

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