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Gold “Trumps” Dollar amid geopolitical concerns

Gold is always considered as a safe haven by investors when compared to other investments like stocks, bonds, and currencies. Extending its recent upward trend, Gold prices have gained 6.5% year-to-date with Spot gold price reaching its five-month closing high of $1,288.50 an ounce. Due to the recent geopolitical concerns and uncertainty prevailing in the US economic policy under Trump administration, precious metals are seeing a revival in demand amidst investors. Spot Gold price was expected to reach up to $1300 as it surged intra-day to $1297. Also, the dollar index consolidated losses and fell below its key 101 level to reach 99.499 as of 18th April 2017. Fed Chair […]

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Trading Online Made Easy: Trade Gold After the U.S. Election

| November 15, 2016 | Category: Investing
Trading Online Made Easy: Trade Gold After the U.S. Election

The results of the U.S. election came as a big surprise to most of the world. Economists, politicians, and everyday people expected Hillary Clinton to be the big winner of the election. Yet, Donald Trump pulled away a big upset and beat his opponent with a fairly large and unexpected margin. The results of the election had an immediate impact on world markets as traders reacted to the uncertainty that a Trump presidency brings to the world. Currencies fluctuated up and down in price as doubt spread over the true value of the United States dollar and other bedrock currencies that hold the work economic system in place. This sort […]

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A Short Course on Fear and Greed: Successful Investors Wrote the Book

A Short Course on Fear and Greed: Successful Investors Wrote the Book

Are you a millionaire yet? Me neither. We might have been by now, had we better understood the finer points of “fear” and “greed” during our investing lives. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” said fictional corporate raider Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in 1987’s “Wall Street.” The quote became a rally cry for the 13-year stock market surge following the October ’87 crash. Fear, on the other hand, can be just as influential in charting investments. “I have only two positions right now – cash and fetal,” wailed investor Jeff Mackey, staring wide-eyed into CNBC’s cameras on October 2, 2008. The subprime mortgage crisis was […]

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There Is Only One Right Way to Do a Precious Metals IRA

| September 13, 2016 | Category: Investing
There Is Only One Right Way to Do a Precious Metals IRA

A small handful of outfits in our industry recently sprang up and started heavily promoting a so-called “self-storage” or “LLC” IRA. The pitch is for you to establish an LLC company to store the metals on behalf of your IRA in your home (or nearby). At first glance, it sounds like an attractive option. Investors buy metals to increase privacy and control. Some do not want to rely on third-party vaults and would prefer having personal access to their metals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We totally agree with this sentiment when it comes to precious metals that you personally and directly own. But anyone considering this […]

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David Smith Warns of the Crippling “Amateur Perspective,” Predicts Dramatic Rise in Silver

David Smith Warns of the Crippling “Amateur Perspective,” Predicts Dramatic Rise in Silver

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege to be joined now by David Smith, senior analyst at The Morgan Report, and regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com. David, it’s always great to have you with us. How are you? David Smith: Very good, Mike. I enjoy coming back. Mike Gleason: Well, as we’re talking here on Thursday morning, we’re seeing the metals holding up quite well under the circumstances, and especially given the recent strong advance by the sector. Prices have pulled back some, and maybe we’re seeing a pausing of sorts here after the big run up that we saw immediately following the Brexit decision. […]

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Gold – the Oldest Payment Option

Gold – the Oldest Payment Option

Gold – the oldest payment option for a lot of players, is still something that a lot of players are ultimately going to think about and want to use. People are still going to need to play online casino games electronically, of course. However, when people play table games such as Black Jack at the Royal Vegas Online Casino, it is going to feel as if most of the cash transactions and most of everything that goes on there manages to be indirect. Gold – the oldest payment option may not be exactly what people use today, but in many ways, the currency has really not changed all that much […]

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Should You Be Investing in Safe Haven Assets?

Should You Be Investing in Safe Haven Assets?

In the wake of recent world events, the markets have been rife with uncertainty. The Middle East has been riven by conflict, the European Union has been struck by crisis after crisis, and America is facing one of the most controversial presidential election contests in history. To add insult to injury, the existing tumult has been stirred to fever pitch in recent weeks by Britain’s vote in favour of Brexit. This has left many investors in a quandary, wondering whether they should stick with their existing strategies, or retreat to safer ground and implement a more conservative approach to trading. For many, the latter has won out, and as a […]

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Should You Invest in Gold or Silver?

Should You Invest in Gold or Silver? The prices of bullion coins have increased in recent years. High inflation rates, slow economic growth, loss of global value of currency, and social and political uncertainty leads to increment in prices of precious metals. While gold has never lost its value over the centuries, it is not the only precious metal worth the investment. Other metals, like silver and platinum have been aggressively competing with it. 2016 is a predictable year for metal investors. If you are considering to buy gold or silver, then have a look at the factors below to choose one that suits your needs. Long-term and Short-Term Gains […]

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Gold or Silver—Which is Better for the Investor?

Gold or Silver—Which is Better for the Investor?

Precious metal investments skyrocketed following the 2008 recession. Less than a decade later, there’s still a high demand for precious metal investments. Gold and silver hedges against economic downturns, so it’s natural that when the dollar is devalued, people would seek to invest more in precious metals. Now, the big question is, which is more lucrative: gold or silver? Gold has centuries old association with wealth while silver is considered the “poor man’s gold.” As amusing as popular perceptions might be, they do not necessarily affect the business of investment. In the past several years, both gold and silver prices have gone up. If you are a savvy investor who wants […]

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Zika, ZIRP, and NIRP Viruses

Zika, ZIRP, and NIRP Viruses

The Zika virus is the newest threat to humanity, especially pregnant women, so they say. Big Pharma is working feverishly to create a vaccine. Chances are the vaccine will be created, highly profitable, and Big Pharma will be “held harmless” for injuries to those who were vaccinated. Add GM mosquitoes, birth defects, Brazilian Olympics, big profits, and the story becomes a huge distraction. John Rappoport has suggested there is more to the story.   There is money to be made on vaccines and GM mosquitos, and money to be lost if sales of pesticides and other chemicals are reduced. It is clear in which direction the politics will lean. The Zika virus should remind us of other […]

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Why Austrian Investing Is Important In The Era Of State Imposed Fiat Money

| December 30, 2015 | Category: Investing
Why Austrian Investing Is Important In The Era Of State Imposed Fiat Money

In sum, this book is to date the most comprehensive attempt at a critical examination of today’s investment universe from the perspective of the Austrian School and deriving conclusions for investors from it. To this end, we frequently move back and forth between theory and current practice. The difficulty of connecting these two worlds will become clear to the reader as the book progresses: the relationship between taking the time for slow and deliberate reflection and the pressure and urgency that characterize investing in financial markets under distorted and volatile circumstances.

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Global Uprising, Refugees and Gold

| December 3, 2015 | Category: Investing
Global Uprising, Refugees and Gold

This interview is based on an interview with Claudio Grass, Managing Director, Global Gold, who lives in Switzerland and has a birds eye view of the events unfolding in Europe, the Middle East, and beyond. Courtesy of The Daily Coin.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For November 27

| November 28, 2015 | Category: Investing
Weekly Gold Market Review For November 27

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,057.98 down $19.90 per ounce (-1.85%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 0.03%. Junior miners outperformed seniors for the week as the S&P/TSX Venture Index climbed 0.14 percent. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index gained 0.47 percent for the week.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For November 6

Weekly Gold Market Review For November 6

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,088.94 down $53.22 per ounce (-4.6%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 9.68%. Junior miners outperformed seniors for the week as the S&P/TSX Venture Index lost 1.43 percent. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index soared 2.29 percent for the week.

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