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Do current geopolitical and economic conditions suggest gold and silver as diversification for bond investments?

*Reuters, by Pedro Nicolaci da Costa, June 7, 2007

“U.S. government bonds prices dived on Thursday as fears of tighter monetary policy globally fueled a break above 5 percent, unleashing another round of heavy selling.

Momentarily, yields across all maturities stood at or above 5 percent, the first such occurrence since July of last year.

The latest downturn was driven in part by a surprise interest rate hike in New Zealand overnight, and talk that Australia could follow suit.

While events in far-flung countries do not normally affect the benchmark U.S. bond market, the shift in global sentiment toward a concern with inflation was undeniable, and taking a visible toll.”

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