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Recent Rally Unlikely to End Gold Downtrend

Gold has rallied to $1254 an ounce (on the spot market) from $1218 on December 2. The December 2 closing low was the lowest close for gold since it closed at $1201 on June 27, 2013. But I don’t think the recent rally is likely to run very far. It’s based on what is likely… Read More

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About the Book

Making investment decisions today is incredibly difficult. With interest rates at historic lows, and the Fed about to unwind quantitative easing, bonds carry a lot of risk for little reward. At the same time, stocks look fully valued (or overvalued) by nearly every traditional measure… and if the Fed does tighten, history indicates big problems ahead for equities.

Most investors face a problem they’ve never seen before. At these levels, bonds simply cannot serve their traditional functions of downside protection and income production. Read More

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About Bob Rice

Bob is the Alternative Investments Editor for Bloomberg TV, and appears daily on “MoneyMoves with Deirdre Bolton.” He is the Managing Partner of merchant bank Tangent Capital, and serves on boards of investment management firms with over

$2 billion of assets under management, as well as Gust, the leading platform for seed stage companies and investors. Bob has been involved in Alternatives world for 30 years. After starting his career at the U.S. Justice Department… Read more