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Gold Prices Hold Steady after Last Weeks’s Bear Raid

| July 29, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold Prices Hold Steady after Last Weeks’s Bear Raid

While, I think the current negative sentiment towards gold is unjustified, and set to continue, as far as I am concerned, the investment case for gold remains intact. The long-term investment case for gold is not based on short-term price movements. I believe every investor should own some physical gold and have it stored out of the banking system. And, if you have not yet included gold in your portfolio this is probably a great time to buy. It may go down lower, but you will almost never find the bottom.

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Government Control of Currency A Good Reason To Hold Physical Gold and Silver

Government Control of Currency A Good Reason To Hold Physical Gold and Silver

The Western U.S. Dollar based monetary system is headed for a disaster. It is inevitable and just a matter of time. Investors who are chasing equities and bonds and who have ignored gold and silver due to the low paper price are losing out on the best buying opportunity of a lifetime.

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Felix Zulauf: Global Financial Markets Are More Distorted Than Ever Before

Felix Zulauf: Global Financial Markets Are More Distorted Than Ever Before

Investors started off 2015 with a slow global economy, low oil prices, a strong Dollar, and a deflationary Europe with great uncertainties on the progress of the US economy and the recent launch of Europe’s quantitative easing. The question is, what opportunities lie ahead? This article highlights the main topics covered in an interview between Mr. Frank Suess with the globally renowned Swiss fund manager, Mr. Felix Zulauf.

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Only A Widespread Understanding Of Money And Credit Will Change Our System

Only A Widespread Understanding Of Money And Credit Will Change Our System

We must understand what money actually is… and why Gold is money. As J. P. Morgan famously stated, ‘Gold is money… everything else is credit’. To put it bluntly, bank notes, Dollar bills, all forms of Fiat currency are IOU’s; that is, credit (debt)… and circulating debt notes cannot extinguish debt, they simply shuffle debt around. Money and debt are polar opposites.

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Investors Taking To Equities Again Leading To The Gold Fall

Investors Taking To Equities Again Leading To The Gold Fall

The speculation that’s doing the rounds is obviously more about how the rates of interest have connection to gold. Actually reports point to the fact that the lower interest rates are usually known to favor gold. However, if one goes by what the analysts have to say, then it’d be obvious that they believe more in cyclical assets and that includes equities as well. Analysts believe that it’s these equities that look more attractive at the moment.

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Société Générale Calls The End Of The Gold Bull Market … Again

Société Générale Calls The End Of The Gold Bull Market … Again

In the midst of this gold price drop, Société Générale published a “special report” titled “The End Of The Gold Era.” The bank’s bearish case is extensively documented. The analysis resulted in a gold price prediction of $1500/oz over 2013, and $1375/oz by the end of the year. It is worth reading through the document to understand how a big financial institution looks at gold.

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Gold Has Been Riding The Euro Rollercoaster – Will It Continue?

Gold Has Been Riding The Euro Rollercoaster – Will It Continue?

This article describes Gold’s relationships with other currencies and how things have played out over the past year. Investors are always on the lookout for meaningful correlations that repeat over time. Gold investors have learned to follow closely the ratio between Gold and Silver prices for insights about what the future might bring. Over the past year, however, currencies have been a good “bellwether”, especially the Euro, which has been on a rollercoaster ride for the previous twelve months.

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Gold And A Stable Monetary Base Lead To Economic Prosperity & Peace – Germany’s Case

| October 28, 2012 | Articles: Insights
Gold And A Stable Monetary Base Lead To Economic Prosperity & Peace – Germany’s Case

We recently wrote The Case For A Higher Gold Price Based On Monetary History, which describes the analogy between the end of Bretton Woods and a potential end of the current hegemony of the US dollar as a reserve currency. Today we present another case in monetary history: Germany in the 20th century. This case is particularly interesting because it’s often cited as a prime example of hyperinflation. The key question in this case is what the root cause was of the hyperinflation and which measure(s) brought the situation back under control. Ultimately, here at GoldSilverWorlds, we are interested in understanding if there is any link with Gold. While researching what […]

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The Bottom Line on Gold, the Dollar, and the Euro

| September 15, 2012 | Articles: Insights
The Bottom Line on Gold, the Dollar, and the Euro

By Louis James, Casey Research One of the points we’ve made several times over the last year is that traders stuck in an old paradigm are frequently selling gold for the wrong reasons. The most egregious (or just plain silly) example is that gold often drops when the euro drops. This happens, not because there’s anything wrong with gold at such times, but because gold is priced in dollars. Instead of being thought of as a store of value in many investors’ minds, gold is viewed as a hedge against weakness in the dollar. But what are dollars priced in? Nothing, actually. Purchasing power is the underlying reality any “price” […]

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The Gold Standard Journal of August 2012

This article contains a short summary of the contents of “The Gold Standard Journal” issued on a monthly basis by “The Gold Standard Institute“. Misunderstanding ‘Social’ and ‘Democracy’ and the Abuse of Power (page 2): In this section, the author explains that politicians in Europe and the US are ignoring economic facts only to create an impression that the economy is doing fine. Actually the economy is not at all ok; there are enough facts that prove so. Politicians are (ab)using mass media to keep the focus on wrong facts. Not Orius! (page 5): The author points to the malicious effects of the Keynesian approach. He explains that Keynes his theory did […]

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Currencies Don’t Make Gold Look Good

Currencies Don’t Make Gold Look Good

Let’’s start by stating that the title of this essay refers to the current situation on the gold market – not to the long-term fundamental picture. In fact, up to this day, no paper currency has survived in its original form while gold has been used as money since time immemorial. Every fiat currency since Roman times has ended in devaluation and eventual collapse, of not only the currency, but often of the host economy. The usual course of events is that paper currencies are inflated away until worthless. The purchasing power of the US dollar, for example, has declined by 90% since 1950, also true for most currencies. The […]

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