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From Greece’s potential default to the global currency wars to Russia’s unpredictable ways, the financial markets are beginning to show their anxiety. Here’s why you may want to take a second look at the assets in your savings.

U.S. economic data was mixed last week, with a number of reports and figures offering conflicting information. And if we take a look at much of the rest of the world, that trend of uncertainty holds. From Russia and Ukraine, to Iraq and Syria, and even back to the mixed messages about inflation here at home, it’s clear this world is becoming increasingly unpredictable. What does it all mean for the future of gold? We try to help you make sense of it all here.

Every week we bring you relevant news concerning the precious metals market and the overall economy. For this week’s news, gold defies financial forecasts and continues to rise in price. Gold experts from across the globe are convening to reform the gold-pricing benchmark to achieve transparency. Finally, gold expert Jeff Nichols projects a positive future for gold. Here are this week’s headlines.

What “official” figures are we supposed to believe from the government anymore? After a THIRD revision to the GDP figures from this year’s first quarter, now we’re told the economy shrank nearly 3%. But despite the grim news, many officials are preaching patience and confidence. Should you follow their lead? In this post, we present the facts and let you decide.

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