At one time, California was the beacon of hope, prosperity, opportunity and lifestyle for the whole world. To this day, as I travel the world, California is the place that Arabs, Africans, Europeans, Latins, and Asians all want to visit and really want to move there. Alas, California is sliding
Central Banks have been big buyers of gold over the last several years. The chart above shows the buying recently. Russia leads the list. They have been trying to get out of the dollar bloc for decades and increasing their gold reserves accomplishes that. At the same time, they are
The Hang Seng index rose 4% in trading today on news that the Chinese government is considering easing or eliminating their Zero Covid policy. This policy, which has been in place since the beginning of the pandemic, has been credited with helping to keep infections and deaths low in China.