A 'Great Depression 2.0' would see investors stockpile safe-haven assets.
Gold has been held back by a stronger U.S. dollar but the yellow metal could get a boost if the Federal Reserve reigns in on rate hikes, this according to Chris Mancini, research analyst at Gabelli Funds.
Let's take a look at a number of charts and indicators that tend to be forward looking.
The precious metal typically falls sharply after triggering a death cross, but it can snap back quickly.
If widespread selling of U.S. Treasuries was to occur, there would be two likely side effects.
Stocks haven't moved much over the past 10 days, but breadth has held up well.
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There is currently a wave of populism riding in Italy that is sure to bring more volatility to the markets, and with financial unrest comes a surge in gold, this according to Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors.
A debt-crisis similar to what Europe saw in 2010-2012 looms on the horizon, and investors should position their portfolio with risk-off assets, this according to Will Rhind, CEO of GraniteShares.
At some point gold will once again react to both rising inflation and huge federal government deficits.