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Are Gold ETFs Inflows Competing for Bitcoin Investors?

If you have been watching the financial media of late, chances are high that you have had more than enough about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies shoved into your ear. 444 more words

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A Sky Full of Stars


In the infinite cosmos we live in, there is no exact number to put below the question, ‘how many stars are there in the sky?’ Scientists estimate about 100 octillion of them, which suggests that they are remarkably ubiquitous. 359 more words

The First-Known Interstellar Asteroid is Like a Giant Tumbling Torpedo

Remember that comet-no-wait-asteroid astronomers discovered in October on a high-velocity hyperbolic orbit around the Sun? It has been determined that the object must be of interstellar origin and, based on follow-up observations over the past several weeks, it’s shaped like nothing that’s ever been seen before. 540 more words


"If Pluto Became a Moon of Earth" from YouTube

Think about this, what if there were another small moon in our sky? What if that object was something like the former planet Pluto. Everyone mourns the status of Pluto, but of course if you understand why the IAU changed the definition of the term planet and maybe a look at this video. 10 more words

Pluto's first place names win official blessing

Some of the best-known places on Pluto, including the heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio, have finally gone legit. But lots of other places, such as Cthulhu Regio, are still in the dark. 100 more words


Gold ETFs See Net Inflow of Investment During August

Global gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) saw a net inflow of 1.6% of assets under management in the month of August, led by a 2.6% increase in North America-based ETFs. 352 more words


Even another flash crash can’t keep gold price down for long

This is a lightly edited version of one first posted on the Sharps Pixley news website

2 million ounces of gold were dumped on the gold market in a minute on Friday, just ahead of Janet Yellen’s speech at Jackson Hole – and, after a very brief downwards spike to below $1,280, the gold price rapidly climbed back to unchanged.  495 more words

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