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Imagine if your bank began to charge you for the “privilege” of depositing your money with them. Would you still keep your cash in your account? This may sound like a surprising question to pose (and a no-brainer to answer) but the reality is that we may soon need to consider just that scenario. Find out the advice that big banks are starting to offer to some of their largest clients, and the changes that could soon be in store for all of us.

Paper gold refers to certificates that may or may not be backed by the real thing, while physical gold is gold that you physically posses in the form of coins and bars. In this edition of the Market Report, Gold Specialists Will Hart and Jake Kennedy answer common questions about physical versus paper gold: Why own physical gold and not paper gold? Isn’t it a hassle to store and sell physical precious metals? And what are the advantages of owning physical gold? Listen to the entire report here.

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.

With the Dow crossing 14,000 and investors seemingly infatuated with the stock market’s latest rally in the last few weeks, gold closed sideways last week and finished at 1,668.25. But before anyone falls too hard for stocks, some perspective may be in order. First, red flags and “sucker alerts” abound as reports surface that insiders have been nine times more likely these past few weeks to sell shares of their companies than to buy new ones. This doesn’t bode well for the long term, not when insider selling usually foretells a drop in the markets. Second, put the value of the Dow today against the price of gold – despite this rally – and the Dow is down since 2009. The moral of the story? An abrupt end to this “sucker” rally could be near. But even if stocks continue to grow, history suggests that gold is likely to continue to outpace them. Keep your eyes wide open.

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