Why geopolitical events are not a good reason to buy gold

2020-01-06

Gold’s haven appeal amid mounting U.S.-Iran tensions and uncertainty in the Middle East could turn sour following the precious metal’s recent price rally to near seven year highs. “The geopolitical instability is adding fuel to the fire,” said Maria Smirnova, senior portfolio manager at Sprott Asset Management, following a sharpRead More →

Who was Qassem Soleimani, and why is his death a major development in U.S.-Middle East relations?

2020-01-02

Qassem Soleimani, leader of the foreign wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, local time, escalating long-brewing animosities between Tehran and Washington. President Donald Trump authorized the airstrike that killed Soleimani, a top Iranian general who is considered oneRead More →