Gold Prices The start of the week saw gold prices reclaim the $1,700 level after hitting support levels late last week.  The precious metal was also aided by crashing crude oil prices and continuing concerns regarding coronavirus-induced damage to the economy. Gold hit its lowest point since April 9 at the end of last week due to reports of new treatments for COVID-19.  The price was back to approaching $1,700 by midday Monday though, hitting $1,692, with futures also climbing to $1,709. That could just be the beginning of a continued upswing for precious metal investors however, with TD Securities… Read More

Written by Amine Rahal Amine is a tech entrepreneur and writer. He is currently the CMO at Regal Assets and CEO at IronMonk Solutions. (Originally posted at Forbes.) If you’re a business owner with a Google My Business (GMB) listing, there are a few steps to take when responding to a crisis. In fact, the search engine giant has listed a few key pieces of advice if your community has been affected by the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. To keep your SEO performance at its best, it’s important that you adopt these recommendations as soon as possible. And if you aren’t optimizing… Read More

You may have heard of the "60/40" rule for retirement accounts.  In the past, conservative brokers have traditionally recommended putting 60% of your assets in stocks and 40% in bonds. Just take a look at how that advice is playing out in today's economic climate.  If you are continuing to follow the 60/40 rule, think again. Bond yields have seen an alarming plunge and stocks are still near all-time highs, even with dips caused by the coronavirus panic.  Volatility levels have been rising and are showing no signs of slowing down as the world braces for an inevitable recession. Not… Read More

The price of gold has been the only asset not in a total freefall of late as a result of the coronavirus, with investors still backing its status as a safe haven and store of value.  After hitting a 7-year high of $1,700 prior to the escalation of the pandemic last week, gold is still staying strong near the $1,600 level. Since late 2018, more and more investors have been flocking to the precious metal as protection from increasing levels of economic volatility.  Fears of a recession have been steadily increasing as more and more warning signs become apparent, and… Read More

(Originally posted at Forbes.) Investing should never be limited to the buying and selling of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, or ETFs. To achieve genuine diversification, investors cannot ignore the fast-rising alternative investment sector. Investors in alternatives deploy trillions of dollars globally, and in the decade ahead, alternatives are poised to take center stage in capital markets thanks to their appeal to sovereign and public pension funds. After analyzing global trends impacting the industry, I believe these five alternative investments are likely to perform particularly well in the coming years amid growing recession talk and high geopolitical tensions.… Read More