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Gold

Brian Ronaghan Apr 29, 2020

Gold – yes, that gold – has long been considered a safe-haven investment. In fact, as recently as the early 20th century many currencies were tied to a set amount of actual gold.

Now, gold is traded as a precious metal, and prices often rise in times of economic turmoil. And not that you should, but many people tend to try buying gold themselves just in case.

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