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A man found a gold nugget worth $68,000 with a metal detector while wandering in Australia

Using a metal detector, the man who has not been identified, found a piece of gold worth $68,760. It was about 18 inches below ground.
Employees push a trolley laden with crates of one kilogram gold bars at the YLG Bullion International Co. headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 10 countries with the biggest piles of gold

The volume of gold bought by central banks in 2018 rose to its highest level since the end of the Gold Standard nearly a half a century ago.

China’s gold-buying spree continues as central-bank market booms

China's central bank increased its gold reserves in March for the fourth consecutive month, continuing a major spree in buying of the precious metal.

An ‘Achilles’ heel’ in credit markets means fund managers are bracing for a recession — here’s how they’re adjusti...

Fund managers at a Moody's conference are growing wary that a US recession might happen in the next year and are tweaking their portfolios to prepare.

Stocks are up as traders shift focus to see just how ‘patient’ the Fed will be

"The prospect of low rates for longer is music to the ears of equities, as firms benefit from lower borrowing costs," said Jasper Lawler at London Capital Group.
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Warren Buffett bashes gold, says the ‘magical metal was no match for the American mettle’

In his annual letter out Saturday Warren Buffett gave an example showing why stocks are a better investment than gold over the long run.
Venezuela really wants its gold back.

Central banks are buying the most gold since the end of World War II — here’s why

Central banks are buying gold at a rate not seen since the end of World War II as geopolitical concerns see a shift in appreciation for the asset.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with ministers in Caracas

The Bank of England has refused to give back $1.56 billion in Venezuelan gold after countries around the world say the regime is illegitimate

The Bank of England is said to have frozen Venezuelan gold assets worth $1.56 billion in another blow to the regime of Nicolas Maduro.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell is due to hold a news conference after the FOMC decision on Wednesday.

US stocks set to gain as investors await the first Fed meeting of 2019 and a tech earnings bonanza

Chinese stocks slipped, Europe was mixed, and US futures gained before the Fed decision. Investors are navigating a minefield of market catalysts.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) holds a gold bar

Venezuela opposition leader begs the Bank of England not to send $1.2 billion in gold to Maduro’s ‘illegitimate and kleptocratic regime...

Maduro wants to sell the gold, and the money would be used "to repress and brutalize the Venezuelan people," Juan Guaidó wrote in the letter.