As tensions escalate between North Korea and the United States following President Trump’s threat to unleash “fire and fury” in response to Pyongyang’s remarks on “carefully examining” a strike on Guam, global stock markets reacted in a predictable safe-haven fashion.
The majority of global markets took a dive as anxiety swept across the newswires. Simultaneously, investors took cover and turned to traditional safe-haven investments such as Gold (GC), Japanese Yen (6J), and Swiss Franc (6S) and the U.S. Dollar.
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The geopolitical anxiety pushed gold futures higher on Wednesday reaffirming its long-held stance as the go-to save haven investment.
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