Diane Alter

Why Gold Rallied After Swiss Vote

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The gold price today (Monday) rose as much as $50 per ounce after Switzerland voted Sunday to reject a referendum that would force the Swiss National Bank to hold some 20% (about $540 billion) of its reserves in gold.
Now with a firm “nay” vote in …

Where September’s Job Gains Came From

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The unemployment rate dipped below 6% for the first time in six years, as the U.S. Department of Labor reported today (Friday) that employers added 248,000 new jobs in September. The gains took the unemployment rate down to 5.9% from August’s 6.1% and beat consensus estimates of 215,000.