Shares in just about anything related to the precious metal have plunged over the last year. But rising inflation may revive the sector.
Prices of the precious metal tumbled as low as $1,280 an ounce following news of the government shutdown earlier this week.
The number of shares sold short in this South African gold and copper producer surged almost 90%.
These precious metals are strongly correlated, but they serve different purposes. Here's what investors need to know.
The yellow metal is on the rebound, but investing in miners -- whose shares have been punished -- could be the most lucrative way to play this trend.
US Treasury yields rise along with prices of gold and crude oil.
The Nasdaq's loss is its largest in more than a year. Stocks are suffering biggest monthly losses since May 2012 on concerns about possible U.S. response to nerve-gas use in Syria.
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