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Why Gold Stocks Were Soaring Today

Why Gold Stocks Were Soaring Today

Gold stocks were on the march today, riding a broad relief rally as stock prices rose and Treasury yields crashed with the yield on the 10-Year Treasury Note down 5.6% in afternoon trading. There was no obvious trigger for the movement, though the most likely reason seems to be the Bank of England's decision to buy long-dated U.K. government bonds in order to stabilize the pound after the currency had fallen sharply against the dollar in recent weeks. Gold is seen by some investors as a safe haven from money-printing in fiat currencies, especially during high-inflation times, while others believe that higher interest rates are bearish for gold because they make fixed income like bonds more attractive.