Ben Cross is a 30-year financial industry veteran and, most notably, helped to build the commodities group at Morgan Stanley during his 20 years with the firm.Expand

As Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Cross led both commodity hedge fund sales as well as the firm's global metals business. Previously, he had been in financial services in various trading roles since 1983. He is a graduate of Cornell University.Collapse

The weakening dollar is filtering down to commodities, and metals prices are rising.
Italy is the fourth largest holder of gold in reserves.

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D.C. discourse is worsening, but gold is not cooperating.

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Bonds and yen are also catching a bid thanks to uncertainty from Trump administration.

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How to play precious metals in these uncertain geopolitical times.

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Waiting for the $1245-to-$1250 area before adding.
Even without North Korea, there's plenty of uncertainty coming from U.S. allies.
As Trump has his best week so far, equities remain resilient to negative news.
A businessman who answered to stockholders would've been better choice as president.
Washington kerfuffles should bode well for gold and other 'portfolio protection' assets.

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