There is healing power in gold and silver. Both precious metals serve as an investment as well as money. Gold and silver also have technological applications. We recently reported that gold is the new green with a growing number of environmental applications. Today, we focus on some of the amazing developments using gold and silver in healthcare applications.
An important Hindu holiday will take place on Friday, and Indians are expected to celebrate by rushing to buy gold. Akshay Tritiya ranks as one of the four most important days for Hindus. The word Akshay roughly translates to “the never diminishing”. The day is believed to bring good luck and success. It is also considered one of the most auspicious occasions to buy precious metals including gold.
Today the American middle class is caught in a vice: squeezed by debt and facing a devalued currency. Add to that an increasing cost of living, stagnant wages, taxes, and government over-regulation and it’s easy to see why the “bedrock” of the US economy is struggling to keep up. A Pew Research report published in December 2015 declared, “the middle class is losing ground.”
When we talk about the student loan crisis, we tend to focus on millennials. After all, they are the ones impacted most directly by the ever-increasing burden of student loan payments. Student loan debt is one of the biggest factors driving a growing trend of millennials struggling to transition into adulthood. But increasingly, student loan debt is also impacting baby boomers and threatening their retirement.
Hedge funds are betting on gold, boosting gold futures and options to the highest level since last November, as investors scramble for golden life rafts.
Gold has advanced by 11% this year, and investors seem to think the gold bulls will continue to run, according to a Bloomberg report. In addition to betting up futures, investors are also loading up on the yellow metal through exchange-traded funds (ETFs). They poured $487 million into SPIDR Gold Shares last Wednesday. That represented the largest daily inflow into the top gold bullion ETF in seven months. According to Bloomberg, a weakening dollar and rampant uncertainty are driving investors into the safe haven of gold.
Are you worried about money? A lot of Americans are. According to a widely reported survey by CreditCards.com, 65% of Americans say they lose sleep over financial concerns. That comes in at just 4 points lower than in 2009, when, as CBS News put it, “the economy was a hot mess.”
Healthcare costs rank as the top concern, but having enough money to retire also keeps people up at night.
“For 37% of consumers, thinking about saving for retirement prepares you for sleep about as well as an espresso shot and a bucket of cold water in your face.”
“Be afraid!” That’s the message billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones wants to give to Janet Yellen and investors.
According to a Bloomberg report, Tudor is saying publicly what many money and hedge fund managers are privately telling investors: Stocks have risen to unsustainable levels and a crash may well be imminent.
A new census report painted a rather grim picture of millennials as they make their transition into adulthood. You might call it a failure to launch. American 20-something-year-olds face low wages and high debt levels, and many are struggling to make it on their own.