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Negative Interest-Rate Policy (NIRP)

A negative interest-rate policy (NIRP) is a monetary policy maintaining nominal short-term interest rates below zero. The global financial crisis that began in 2007 prompted major central banks to take unconventional policy measures. One of them was the reduction of short-term interest rates to about zero. However, as ZIRP was found to be ineffective, some central banks introduced NIRP. By January 2016, negative interest rates were set by the Bank of Japan, the Central Bank of Denmark, the European Central Bank (see the chart below), the Swedish Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank.

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Newmont Mining Corporation

Newmont Mining Corporation (ticker symbol: NEM) is a U.S. based gold mining company, one of the largest gold producers in the world. It is the only gold sector company represented in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

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Nonfarm Payrolls

Nonfarm payroll employment represents the total number of paid U.S. workers, excluding proprietors, private household employees, unpaid volunteers, farm workers, and the unincorporated self-employed.

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Normal Distribution

Normal distribution is the most popular way of describing random events. Some believe that assets’ prices move more or less randomly, so they use the normal distribution to make detailed estimations of future prices and risk.

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Numismatic coins

Numismatic coins typically have a higher value for collectors than the face value on the coin or the value of the metal content due to the coin’s rarity or its age. Their usefulness to gold/silver investors is usually limited.

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