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Gold Bull or Bear? Think of Gold As An Insurance Policy.

Gold Bull or Bear? Think of Gold As An Insurance Policy.

During a recent webinar by TheStreet.com a gold expert panel discussed the question if gold is still in a bull market. The outcome of the discussion was that gold being in a bull or bear market is somehow irrelevant. The gold price does matter, of course; owners of physical gold have a hard time stomaching the recent price decline. But the key point is that gold is a currency. So owners of PHYSICAL gold are holding the metal as an insurance policy against a currency crisis. Obviously that is not the trader’s perspective.

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Another Silver Buy Signal

Another Silver Buy Signal

The stage is set for the large bullion banks to profit from a rally. Expect a rally. The silver and gold markets are deeply oversold and sentiment in both markets is very low. Now is a time to buy gold and silver, not sell them. Silver and gold sentiment and indicators are at multi-year, multi-decade, or all-time lows.

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Why Commercials Are Long Gold – A Reasonable Explanation

| July 1, 2013 | Category: Investing
Why Commercials Are Long Gold – A Reasonable Explanation

Welcome back to the world of risk management and HEDGING for the mining industry. That is what I believe transpired this past week. Many mining companies began to re-examine their swearing off of hedging or forward selling and moved to take steps that would guarantee their survival even if it meant leaving some potential profits on the table.

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State Of The Gold & Silver Market by Rick Rule

State Of The Gold & Silver Market by Rick Rule

In this excellent interview with FutureMoneyTrends Rick Rule looks at the current trend in gold and silver bullion and miners. In particular he answers three important questions (1) is there any relevance in the fact that gold and silver prices are falling through their cost of production (2) is the current bear market (un)usual (3) which fallacies to avoid in order to get significant returns out of mining companies in the years ahead.

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Compare Loss In Capitalization of GLD, Apple, Facebook

Compare Loss In Capitalization of GLD, Apple, Facebook

There seems to be an inherent emotional bias against gold by many in the financial media and among money managers, especially after gold corrects. Billions of dollars lost in gold makes for sensational headlines, yet two darling technology stocks have also taken it on the chin. I find it interesting that the naysayers aren’t talking about the fact that Facebook and Apple have caused more destruction in market capitalization over the past year than the biggest gold ETF. The chart below puts the magnitude of decline in context.

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In Gold We Trust 2013 – Long Term Gold Price Target $2,230

In Gold We Trust 2013 – Long Term Gold Price Target $2,230

The new edition of the “In GOLD We TRUST” report is out. It provides an holistic view on the latest developments in the gold market. This edition of the report is characterized by a focus on the monetary aspect(s) of gold, a subject which remains highly underexposed in almost every other report. The consensus could be convinced that the gold bull market has ended but In GOLD we Trust 2013 points to the fundamental arguments why the gold bull market remains intact. Based on conservative assumptions, the long-term price target is $2,230.

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Silver – An Opportunity Reset by Ted Butler

Silver – An Opportunity Reset by Ted Butler

The extreme price smash, while painful to existing holders, represents something else completely to new silver investors. The fact that there is no legitimate reason for the drop, away from price manipulation, not only does not undermine the opportunity in buying silver, it enhances it.

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2013 – Start of Seismic Shifts in Money, Metals, Markets

2013 – Start of Seismic Shifts in Money, Metals, Markets

Unsustainable trends can survive much longer than most people anticipate, but they do end when their “time is up” – at the culmination of their time cycles. Examples of these trends include deficit spending, exponential debt increases, overpriced bond markets, and unbacked paper currencies, to name a few. In an effort to bring clarity in how and when these trends could change direction we analyzed more than 20 different cycles. They almost unanimously point to tectonic shifts in the months and years ahead … starting now. At this point, we have enough confirmation to accept that the gold and silver crash – starting in April of 2013 – was the first shot across the board of what is to come.

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What’s Next For Gold – Bear Or Bull Market? Infographic

What’s Next For Gold – Bear Or Bull Market? Infographic

This infographic shows important gold price drivers from their bullish and bearish perspective. Interestingly, there are credible bullish and bearish arguments for the gold price in the short and mid term. The infographic presents the bullish and bearish case for the following subjects. Courtesy: American Bullion.

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What Are Reasonable Gold Market Expectations?

What Are Reasonable Gold Market Expectations?

Full market capitulation is underway. Headlines about gold are almost universally negative today, and all about selling. This feeds on itself, and the process may not be over. In this kind of environment, prices will overshoot to the downside. In other words, the bottom may not be in. What if we get more short-term pain?

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Swiss Parliament Pushes Back On U.S. Banks Deal

Swiss Parliament Pushes Back On U.S. Banks Deal

The lower house of Switzerland’s parliament voted against adopting a plan for banks to step around the Alpine nation’s banking secrecy laws and hand information about their dealings with suspected American tax evaders to U.S. authorities in an attempt to reach a sweeping resolution.

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Three Current Themes Precious Metals Investors Need to Consider

Three Current Themes Precious Metals Investors Need to Consider

1. The Expansion of Quantitative Easing in the Developed World. 2. Currency Wars. 3. Precious Metals On Sale.

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What Is The Value Of Forecasts By Economists?

What Is The Value Of Forecasts By Economists?

In this article, John Mauldin looks in a critical way to the positive economic forecasts of mainstream economists. He points to the very low statistical probability that we will not have a recession in the US for the rest of the decade. Presumably, we all agree with that. Yet not one budget projection assumes a slowdown, let alone a recession, which would absolutely devastate any budget as far as deficits are concerned. His research shows how bad economists really are at forecasting.

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The Worst Nightmare For Gold Bugs Only Got Started?

The Worst Nightmare For Gold Bugs Only Got Started?

On January 29, 2013 I wrote in the protected premium area: “While my assessment for the precious metals sector has deteriorated a lot the past months, my outlook now suggests the ultimate nightmare… The ‘trapdoor to hell’ is open & $500-$1,000 is not just realistic but likely… Maybe I am now one of the biggest gold bears on the planet, which is a huge caesura.“ This unprecedented warning was issued just in time, as the plunge started in February.

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