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Own Gold to Protect your Wealth against Financial and Geopolitical Risk

| September 17, 2013 | Category: Investing
Own Gold to Protect your Wealth against Financial and Geopolitical Risk

Despite recent disappointing economic data from the US, it is generally expected that the Federal Reserve will begin to taper its asset purchases. No matter what the Fed decides, any tapering or even lack thereof, its size, and what the FOMC implies for future tapering will almost certainly spark sharp price reactions in the bond markets, currency markets, stock markets, and precious metals. Your portfolio should include physical gold that is held out of the banking system. And, this physical gold does not include gold exchange traded funds, or limited edition medallions. Gold is not like other commodities, it’s the only honest currency and an alternative currency to all paper currencies.

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Rationale For Owning Gold In The Coming Deflationary Bust

| September 14, 2013 | Category: Investing
Rationale For Owning Gold In The Coming Deflationary Bust

As all central banks are printing money, their value all go down simultaneously. In such an environment, gold is a good solution. This is the rationale to hold some money in the form of [physical] gold. Cash is not necessary the best investment.

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Take-Away From The Correlation Silver vs US Military Spending

| September 11, 2013 | Category: Investing
Take-Away From The Correlation Silver vs US Military Spending

Both silver and military spending increased very rapidly following 9/11/2001. An analysis of increases in the total money in circulation, as measured by M2, and for the prices of gold and cigarettes produces similar results over long periods. Increases in the money supply, deficit spending, and debt clearly drive increasing consumer prices and increases in gold and silver prices.

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Marc Faber: The Bond Market Would Like A High Level Of Tapering

| September 10, 2013 | Category: Investing
Marc Faber: The Bond Market Would Like A High Level Of Tapering

Marc Faber explains in this interview the consequences of tapering and the potential motives of the US Fed. First, however, he expresses his concerns about the stock market. He compares the situation in Asia with the one in the US. The Asian markets were up some 20% between the beginning of the year and May but came down sharply since. On the other hand, the S&P500 reached its peak on August 2nd. Meantime many emerging markets are down 50% since their 2009 highs. Where would asset allocators put their money in: the S&P (which is in the sky) or the emerging markets (which are in the dumps)? If a decision is made […]

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Ted Butler: I Own Silver Because Of The Coming Silver Shortage

| September 5, 2013 | Category: Investing
Ted Butler: I Own Silver Because Of The Coming Silver Shortage

It is one thing to say that silver will be the best investment over the next several years, but yet another to back that up and explain why I expect that to be the case. The simple reason is because I think silver will go into an extreme physical shortage on a wholesale level. If there is anything that can drive the price of a commodity to the stratosphere it is surely a physical shortage.

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Should I Invest in Gold at Current Levels

Should I Invest in Gold at Current Levels

Investing in gold at the current levels can help investors in building up a solid portfolio. Considering the fact that the levels that we saw in the beginning of this year are a long way ahead, there is a good reason to be bullish on the yellow metal. While gold has in it to provide significant gains to investors in the coming time, those who wish to use it as a hedge against investment can also benefit from it in the long run. Despite our positive outlook on gold, we will still advise you to exercise discretion before investing in gold.

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Gold & Silver – Antidote Against The Status Quo Of The Establishment

Gold & Silver – Antidote Against The Status Quo Of The Establishment

In this article, author GE Christenson compares the timely character of gold and silver. They have served humanity as a store of value and wealth for over 3,000 years. This is in sharp contrast to the values an habits associated with the (economic and political) establishment. In that respect, think of paper money, unfunded liabilities, pension plans, exponentially increasing debt, massive budget deficits, “too-big-to-fail” banks.

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GLD Exodus Is Reversing

| August 16, 2013 | Category: Investing
GLD Exodus Is Reversing

Both last Friday and this Wednesday, GLD experienced enough differential buying pressure to necessitate builds of 0.2% each day. These are modest, but they are still noteworthy. It is actually the first time in all of 2013 that GLD has enjoyed two builds in less than a single week. The GLD exodus reversal looks to be starting!

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Gold In Swiss Vaults – The Ultimate Form Of Wealth Protection

Gold In Swiss Vaults – The Ultimate Form Of Wealth Protection

In a confession released by Bloomberg, Swiss gold and silver trader Pro Aurum explains how demand for gold bars has boomed right after the financial crisis in Cyprus in March of this year. The article unsurprisingly points to the increasing value amid declining precious metals prices.

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Marc Faber: Gold And Miners Most Attractive Relative To Other Assets

Marc Faber: Gold And Miners Most Attractive Relative To Other Assets

Given the negative sentiment, Marc Faber likes investing in gold. Why? Because it is a buy RELATIVE TO other assets. Investors should not look at it necessarily in absolute terms, but in comparison to paintings, colletibles, the Dow Jones, S&P 500, the Russell 2000, ea. He adds to it that the S&P 500 was trading at 1554 in March 2000 which is only 10% higher today. Gold has been an ecellent investment because it is 5 times higher right now. The investment has worked on a long term basis, not for investors who joined the hype in 2011.

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A Monetary Master Explains Inflation

| August 9, 2013 | Category: Investing
A Monetary Master Explains Inflation

Mr. Bernanke will get to visit his ideal world of 2% price inflation, but it will only be a whistle stop. The price inflation that lies ahead will be at least as bad as what happened in the 1970s episode, when the annual inflation rate approached 15%. The money that’s already been printed so far may be enough to produce such a 1970s-size problem.

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Advice on Buying Gold

Advice on Buying Gold

Gold has an intrinsic value, and it is free from any external liabilities unlike the stock market, therefore, being patient and looking at it as a long-term investment can prove to be extremely beneficial for investors. After reaching high levels of $1,900 per ounce in 2011, gold prices are hovering at around $1,278 per ounce currently. Experts are of the belief that this is good time to enter the gold market on a long-term basis.

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Global Gold’s Quarterly Outlook – Has Gold Exited The Bull Market?

Global Gold’s Quarterly Outlook – Has Gold Exited The Bull Market?

Though gold has started to pick up, it may take time to recover from the slump it faced this year. Gold is not in the bear market yet, but rather in a mid-cycle correction similar to the mid-cycle correction of 1974-1976, mainly caused by great pessimism over the gold price. According to Incrementum Advisors, the market has not yet witnessed the ‘euphoria’ usually seen at the end of the bull market, therefore expecting a final stage the form of a trend acceleration and hike in the gold price.

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4 Reasons Why Hedge Funds Will Continue To Dislike Gold

4 Reasons Why Hedge Funds Will Continue To Dislike Gold

For gold bulls it is enriching to analyze the arguments of the ones at the other side of the trade. In the case of gold one should simply turn on a mainstream media channel to get this information. In that respect, a CNBC interview highlighted four reasons why hedge funds will continue to dominate the gold price down. When analyzing these arguments, however, one can quickly conclude that it is a trader’s point of view. Moreover, for each argument there is a valid counter-argument.

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