Gold hits record amid investor skepticism of economy, stocks, bonds

Jul 27, 2020
When there’s no other good answer, people buy gold.
A woman sells gold jewelry to a shop in Bangkok. The price of the precious metal has climbed.
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Why we see gold prices jump during times of uncertainty

Feb 24, 2020
Gold hit its highest mark in more than seven years on Monday due to spikes in coronavirus cases outside of China.
Once upon a time, gold was the currency of the United States.
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How to be a jewelry designer

Nov 19, 2018
Polly Wales talks about how she made a career out of her art.
Polly Wales, center, at her studio in Los Angeles.
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Bitcoin's very happy 2016

Dec 28, 2016
The digital currency outperformed nearly every other investment asset.
Behold a pile of bitcoins.
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Central banks rush to gold

Oct 4, 2016
Central banks' purchases of the precious metal worry some onlookers.
Central banks are going on a gold-purchasing spree.
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Gold's popularity in India

Jul 14, 2016
Thousands of tons may be stashed away in places like businesses and vaults.

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After Brexit, some investors seek safe havens

Jun 27, 2016
But most remain on the sidelines, sitting out the turmoil in the markets
The Canary Wharf finance district of London, encompassing the offices of HSBC, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, and other global banking corporations, is pictured from Greenwich park in south-east London on June 26, 2016. 
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Gold prices are starting to rebound, but why?

May 12, 2016
Demand for gold is up 21 percent over the same time last year.
Gold prices are rising again.
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There are hidden treasures in our sewage sludge

Apr 8, 2016
Millions of dollars worth of valuable metals end up being flushed down the drain, some coming from our own bodies.
Gold bars.
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