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Gold Bear Market About To End In 2015?

| February 10, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold Bear Market About To End In 2015?

It is interesting to compare the ongoing bear market with similar downtrends in the past. The ongoing bear market is close to being the second longest in the last 40 years. The end should be rather close. From that point of view, it is acceptable to believe that 2015 will mark a long term bottom.

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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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Gold Price: Experts Underline Importance Of Decoupling From Dollar

| February 5, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold Price: Experts Underline Importance Of Decoupling From Dollar

Earlier this week, we provided a summary of the key investment insights from 6 top fund and money managers, including Jim Rickards and Ronald Stoeferle, during the recent Incrementum Advisory Board. Part of that discussion was the analysis of the recent action in the gold price. This article highlights the key thoughts in that respect.

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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 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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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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Very Strong Indirect Reasons To Buy Precious Metals

| January 10, 2015 | Category: Investing
Very Strong Indirect Reasons To Buy Precious Metals

When the fiat Federal Reserve “dollar” finally loses its status as the world’s reserve currency, gold and silver will have then begun to make an upward price adjustment or will begin to make the upward adjustment, and all who paid much higher prices for gold and silver will stop whining about price. In this article are a few examples of very strong, not so unrelated reasons for actively buying physical gold and silver.

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Steen Jakobsen: Things Are About To Take A Different Turn In 2015

| January 7, 2015 | Category: Economy
Steen Jakobsen: Things Are About To Take A Different Turn In 2015

Jakobsen argues that in the current economic environment that what a metals trader needs to focus on is deflation. When deflation bottoms out, which is something likely to happen during Q1 of 2015, it will be the biggest buy signal for metals. Jakobsen’s base scenario is that Q1 and Q2 will become the worst part of the business cycle with the lowest inflation expectation, the lowest growth, the lowest ability to do anything and increasing volatility at the same time. But he believes that as this low energy, as these low interest rates and as the terms of trade for Europe improve, we will see a better second half than we’ll see a first half.

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Forecast 2015: The Year Ahead in the Money Metals

| January 7, 2015 | Category: Investing
Forecast 2015: The Year Ahead in the Money Metals

Despite price weakness in 2014, which inspired a lot of badmouthing of precious metals in the financial media, silver coin demand hit new records. The U.S. Mint sold more than 44 million Silver Eagles, up from 42.7 million the prior year. At one point last fall, the dysfunctional government mint had to suspend orders because it couldn’t keep up with demand.

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Money, Gold, Liberty In 2015 And Beyond

Money, Gold, Liberty In 2015 And Beyond

If we review the events of 2014, it seems the situation has intensified: governments are still overwhelmed with debt, our fiat money system is unsupported, our central banks insist on accumulating debt and making money valueless. It doesn’t look all too good. Or does it? Will someone realize we have to pull the plug? And when we do, because it will happen whether we want it or not, how can we support ourselves from the damage that we will all have to endure? I am a strong advocate of physical gold and can’t stress enough the importance of owning physical precious metals stored outside the banking system.

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