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More Signs of an EU Breakup?

Think right now with rising stocks, rising interest rates, better economic data and a more hawkish Fed that there isn’t good reason to own gold? Think again… Spreads on Credit Default Swaps, or CDS, are rising for some EU countries. This would seemingly indicate that traders and investors may be getting more nervous about a potential breakup of the union, or of a key country deciding to leave as Great Britain did. A rise in these swaps simply means that more insurance is being purchased... Continue Reading