Will The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back?

On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB’s assets.

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Invest in the Tech Revolution that Will Save the Power Grid

Time to return to a chilling prospect we first pondered back in April — an 18-month nationwide blackout.

Here’s the good news: The risk of such a disaster will ease over time — not because of better security or surveillance, but because of what the smartest high-tech maven we know calls “the most disruptive technological force on the planet.” This force could also prove one of the most lucrative.

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One Simple Trick to Living a Happy, Stress-Free Life

Brace yourself. A slew of shocking figures coming your way…

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American male works about one month more a year than in 1976. Even more for the average woman.

On top of this, the U.S. is the only country in the Americas without a national paid parental leave benefit. The average is over 12 weeks anywhere outside of Europe… and 20 weeks in Europe.

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3 Terrible Trades You Need to Know About Right Now

If you’re searching for signs of a potential market pullback, here’s a hint:

Don’t trust the Dow…

The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a small gain Monday. According to the blue chip index, nothing interesting transpired. The evening news won’t dedicate 30 seconds to a frantic stock market roundup. Your great-aunt Francine won’t have a mini-stroke if she checks on her retirement account. On the surface, everything is just fine.

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Gold imports soar 176% in India

August gold demand in India surges ahead of the festival season in India and in comparison to low demand last year.



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Yuan-centric gold pricing imminent and important – Phillips

Julian Phillips of the Gold Forecaster looks more closely at the impact of Chinese new gold market and what it says currency wise.



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Gold trading hubs vie for Asian demand

Exchanges at Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Thailand compete in a race to grab the bulk of Asian demand for gold.



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Gold contracts and exchanges vie for Asian attention

Exchanges at Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Thailand compete in a race to grab the bulk of Asian demand for gold.



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Sandvik launches upgraded version of Pantera drill rig

Sandvik chose the recent SteinExpo exhibition to unveil the latest version of its Pantera top hammer surface drill rig.



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Halfway through September and gold still in doldrums

Contrary to the predictions of many gold commentators, this September has not yet seen any annual uptick in the gold price – indeed so far the trend has been downwards.



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