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The founder of one of the nation’s top hedge funds, Bridgewater Associates, spent much of 2019 urging Americans to diversify their savings with precious metals. Now, another member of the leadership team is urging the same, this time citing two specific reasons to do so in 2020. Find out what they are here.

The top 1% of the companies in the S&P 500 hold a commanding presence in the United States; as they go, so often does the rest of the nation. Now, one indicator based on these companies is revealing something not seen since right before the tech bubble burst. Could it be a predictor of another downturn? Here’s what we know so far.

After the yellow metal briefly surpassed $1,600 last week, it has since retreated to the $1,550 range. However, many analysts believe that this pullback will be short-lived. Here’s why they expect gold to sit above $1,600 for most of 2020.

In the wake of the killing of an Iranian general, and a week of posturing from both the U.S. and Iranian governments, the markets have calmed for the moment. But bigger picture, could the real turmoil just be getting started? Here’s what you need to know.

As foreign central banks and governments buy gold at levels not seen since 2010, Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com asks, “Why are they keeping the masses out of the loop?” Whatever they’re preparing for, here’s why he believes that it’s going to happen very soon (as early as in 2020).

As we move into 2020, do you know that it’s been a staggering 11 years since the last recession started in the U.S.? Given that the economy generally operates in cycles, here are three “big picture” economic trends that you should keep an eye on in the coming year.