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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, September 30, 2019.

Venezuela reportedly has less than $1 billion in cash, which is less than rapper Jay-Z’s net worth

The South American country has been cash-strapped since facing global sanctions.

Bridgewater sees gold spiking 30% to a record high — ‘There is so much boiling conflict’

"When you look at the geopolitical strife, how many foreign entities really want to hold dollars?" Bridgewater co-chief Greg Jensen told the Financial Times.

Why markets are oddly subdued after Iran’s attack on US bases in Iraq: ‘You call that a knife?’

Gold punched above $1,600 for the first time since 2013, and oil spiked. But the gains fizzled. "They've barely scratched the US," says an analyst.

No, bitcoin is not the new gold

Bitcoin has been touted as a "safe haven" investment, like gold, in times of geopolitical uncertainty. "The evidence isn't there," says one analyst.

Gold soars to highest price since 2013 as Trump and Iran escalate threats

Traders fled to safety as Trump doubled down on Iran threats while Iran abandoned a 2015 nuclear pact. Gold was up 1.7% in Monday trading in London.

Goldman Sachs says ‘gold is a better hedge than oil’ as Trump-Iran tensions heat up

Gold on Monday soared to a six-year high of about $1,588 an ounce, while oil jumped past $70 a barrel.
Burning debris seen on a road near Baghdad International Airport, which Iraqi paramilitary groups say were caused by three rockets, on January 3, 2020.

‘Likely just the beginning’: Here’s what 6 experts are saying about what Trump’s deadly Iran strike means for already-shaken m...

Many analysts are saying Friday's market swings should be ignored, and even present an opportunity to buy stocks while they're low.

Gold approaches 6-year high as US-Iran tensions send traders fleeing to safety

The safe-haven asset typically surges alongside rising geopolitical tension as traders flee volatile markets for hedge investments.

Oil surges and global stocks sink on fears Trump’s Iran strike will be ‘deemed a declaration of war’

Markets swerved Friday after the US killed a top Iran military leader. Futures underlying the S&P 500, Dow, and Nasdaq slumped at least 1%.
Facebook's share prices are seen inside the NASDAQ Marketsite in New York.

The Nasdaq soars past 9,000 for the first time ever, fueled by Amazon’s holiday sales boom

The S&P 500 also notched a record high, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped as much as 1% before falling below its Tuesday highs.