More signs suggest that gold has reached a turning point. But putting a fair value on the yellow metal is harder than assessing what a business is worth.
The market is still spooked by the prospect of Fed tapering, despite signs of a global recovery.
The long-awaited move in precious metals is underway as Wall Street banks and speculators are forced to buy.
In case you're stumped for what to buy the 1-percenter who has everything, prices run from $1,500 to $6,000.
A surge in global manufacturing activity sends the S&P 500 above 1,700 for the first time.
With commodity prices falling and mining project costs adding up, is this the time for investors to cash out?
The central bank will describe its plans for the next few months on Wednesday. The odds favor a bland announcement, which should cheer investors.
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