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Investors in precious metals are aware that the price of gold is greatly affected by world events. The last few years have seen the major effects of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic on gold, with the most recent ‘black swan’ event being the recent developments in Afghanistan, possibly leading to further global economic instability.

2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the American eagle coins, some of the most popular bullion coins worldwide with both investors and collectors. The coins have recently begun a new chapter in their history, with the release of the Type 2 eagle coins featuring new reverse designs for the first time ever. But what do you know about these fascinating gold and silver coins? Read on to find out more.

Fifty years ago, almost to the day, President Richard Nixon severed the USA’s ties to gold, ending the Bretton Woods gold standard system that had been set up 27 years earlier. The shockwaves from Nixon’s decision to break the link with gold have continued to ripple through the years since and can still be heavily felt today.

Stronger-than-expected US job creation data was reported on Friday, prompting fears that this may soon lead to a hike in interest rates. As gold reacted and suffered a sharp drop in price, this prompted some heavy buying activity from investors looking to take advantage.

Gold investors in the UK may feel that they have had a slightly disappointing year so far. However, if we look at the GBP to USD exchange rate and compare the price of gold in pounds against dollars you may be surprised to find that all is not as it seems… Is gold stronger than it appears?

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