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Gold Gets Its Own Flash Crash

Did a “fat finger” trigger the plunge? Or was it a dying bank?

The gold market has been quiet lately. Maybe too quiet. Investors traditionally flock to gold in times of global turmoil, and with tensions flaring between the U.S. and Syria, Russia, and North Korea, you’d expect to see prices jumping and falling. But that hasn’t happened. In fact, gold—along with stocks and bonds—has been in

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