The Top 10 Gold Producing Countries in 2019: Chart

The Top 10 Gold Producing Countries in 2019 are shown in the chart below. China was the top producer of gold followed by Russia and Australia. It is surprising that China is a big gold producer. Though one would expect South Africa to be the top producer the country was the eighth producer behind Ghana. …

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Annual Returns of Gold vs. Other Assets 1980 To 2019: Chart

Gold is an important asset class that is good to own during bull and bear markets although a small portion of a well-diversified portfolio should suffice. During bull markets in equities gold may not earn high returns. However during bear markets or when uncertainty plagues the market such as now then gold is a great …

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Gold Prices Are Soaring This Year

Gold prices are climbing to record highs this year. Prices reached $1,900 yesterday in the futures market. This is the highest levels since 2011. Gold prices are in a tear this year due to coronavirus-induced recession. The yellow metal may continue to rise as investors seek safe-heaven assets in uncertain times such as now. Though …

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Gold Offers Portfolio Protection During Drawdowns

Gold offers excellent protection to a well diversified portfolio during market crashes. Gold, as an asset class is not a great tool for generating income. However when markets head south most investors dump stocks and try to seek refuge in assets like gold. In general, gold tends to perform well during crises. For example, during …

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