As Brexit Vote Approaches, Are We Nearing the End of the EU Experiment? | ETF Trends

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By Frank Holmes

If you’re a serious investor—and because you’re reading this, I have to assume that you are—gold is looking more and more like a crucial trade.

Fewer than two weeks remain before United Kingdom voters decide on June 23 whether the country will continue to be a member of the European Union (EU) or become the first-ever to leave it. The “Brexit,” as it’s come to be known, is arguably the most consequential political event of 2016—perhaps even more so than the U.S. presidential election in November—with far-reaching implications.

Should the U.K. leave, it will certainly underline the question many people have about the EU’s viability. And remember, this is a group of countries that collectively has the world’s second-largest gross national product (GDP), followed by China.