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Gold And Silver vs Fiat Money: It’s A Confidence Game

| February 9, 2015 | Category: Investing
Gold And Silver vs Fiat Money: It’s A Confidence Game

Don’t believe the lies or trust that unbacked debt based paper currencies will survive (they never do). Learn from the lessons of history – gold and silver have been money for thousands of years. The western world currently has amnesia about the true nature of money. Asia has not forgotten the value of gold and silver. Convert increasingly risky dollars, euros, yen, bonds, and other delusions into gold and silver while you can. The window of opportunity will not remain open much longer.

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Gold Investors Weekly Review – February 6th

Gold Investors Weekly Review – February 6th

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 $1,233.92 down $49.85 per ounce (-3.88%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, rose 3.46%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index was 0.17% lower for the week.

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16 Investment Insights – Money, Markets, And Metals In 2015

16 Investment Insights – Money, Markets, And Metals In 2015

This is a summary of the key investment insights from 6 top fund or money managers, as well as top traders, including Jim Rickards and Ronald Stoeferle (well known in the precious metals community worldwide), during the quarterly Incrementum Advisory Board.

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Gold Gets Safe Haven Bids But COMEX Has Stopping Power

| February 1, 2015 | Category: Investing
Gold Gets Safe Haven Bids But COMEX Has Stopping Power

An important driver of the recent gold rally has been the flight to safety, away from stocks, into “risk off” assets like the US Dollar, US Bonds and gold. Clearly, gold in non-US Dollars has a much more constructive outlook because of the monstrous US Dollar rally of late. In the short run, the gold chart setup suggests a pause. Longer term, towards the second half of this year, depending on how risk on / risk off will play out, gold could be in the position to break through its long term resistance. Even with all the conclusions confirming each other, there is one major divergence, and it deserves a yellow flag in our opinion: COMEX futures positions. It has the potential to cap the rally, and even reverse it, at least in the short run. Going forward, it is key to monitor how futures positions in the COMEX evolve as the price of gold changes. Also, the key trendlines, chart patterns, and technical indicators should be monitored as prices evolve.

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Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 30th

Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 30th

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 $1,284.49 down $9.61 per ounce (-0.74%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, rose 1.71%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index was up 0.03% for the week.

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What Is Driving This Gold Rally?

What Is Driving This Gold Rally?

Gold was down 1.72 percent at the end of 2014, but things are looking up for the yellow metal. Last week I returned from presenting at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, where sentiment for gold was through the roof. And with good reason. Even though gold was down last year, it still ranked as the second-best-performing currency, following the U.S. dollar. The metal has risen about 10 percent year-to-date, and last Tuesday, for the first time since mid-August, it broke through the $1,300 mark.

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Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 23th

Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 23th

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 $1,294.49 up $14.04 per ounce (+1.10%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 1.23%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index rose 2.60% for the week.

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The Beauty of Deflation

| January 21, 2015 | Category: Investing
The Beauty of Deflation

We do not know what the future entails when our existing monetary and financial systems break down, but we are convinced that gold and silver will offer security (at least) in the transition period. If we look at the gold purchases by the East, it also reveals how emerging markets have set their minds on gold. This further supports our conviction that a form of gold standard might regain a prominent status and take over once again. However, the prevailing monetary experiment called “fiat currency” is likely to persist for some time to come.

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Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 16th

Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 16th

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 $1,278.85 up $56.33 per ounce (+4.61%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gained 6.93%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index rose 0.77% for the week.

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Infographic: Watch Out When Buying Morgan Dollar Silver Coins

| January 14, 2015 | Category: Investing
Infographic: Watch Out When Buying Morgan Dollar Silver Coins

As this infographic explains, shady marketers use deception and misinformation to unload Morgan Silver Dollars at prices WAY above their actual melt value or their resale value. It’s extremely important that novice precious metals investors see this information BEFORE they get taken for a ride

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Gold Attracting Safe Haven Buying

Gold Attracting Safe Haven Buying

February Gold has reached the highest price levels since early October, leaving the 100 day moving average further behind. More talk that the sharp decline of oil hits severe global slowing have brought safe havens center stage. Metals are gaining despite strength in the Dollar and modest gains in equities in the last days. Seasonal buying has supported gold, as well as increased interest in mining shares over the last days and precious metals ETFs.

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Seasonality Is Supporting Gold In The Weeks Ahead

Seasonality Is Supporting Gold In The Weeks Ahead

The chart shows the seasonal pattern for gold. Notice that gold gained an average of 2.1% in January and is up 55% of the time. February was also a positive month, but March has been a very negative month for bullion.

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Big Bullish Gold Bet With Call Options On Friday Jan 9th

Big Bullish Gold Bet With Call Options On Friday Jan 9th

Someone with a big pocket, for sure a professional, made a huge Gold bullish option bet during the last trading session. The trader purchased 40,000 Mar 2015 GLD or SPDR Gold Trust ETF gold call options. The strike of the call options was $120, which is not very far from the current price of about $117, so the premium paid was huge. Still due to the limited time until March 2015, it’s obvious that the option trade was a bold, directional bet expressing the view that Gold might appreciate up to $130-$135. The amount committed to the trade was $10+ million. If the price of GLD reaches the range $130-$135 before expiration, this pro trader will make between 300% and 600% of his investment or $20-$50 million net profit.

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Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 9th

Gold Investors Weekly Review – January 9th

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 $1,221.6 up $35.4 per ounce (+2.96%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gained 0.92%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index rose 0.92% for the week.

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