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Mining Your Own Business: How The Cost of Mining Gold Affects Your Retirement Portfolio

There are many reasons to invest in Gold. You’ve probably bought gold because it serves as a great hedge against inflation, powerful retirement investment or volatility dampener in your IRA. Maybe also, because you realize it will be almost impossible for governments to escape the consequences of all the debt they’ve amassed. You may also hold gold because you have little faith that politicians will be able to create a realistic strategy to avoid the myriad of monetary, fiscal or economic crises that may arise.... Continue Reading

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30 Things You Didn't Know About Gold

  Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in a single hour than all of the gold that has ever been poured during recorded history. Gold melts at 1064.43 degrees Centigrade. The metal can conduct both heat and electricity. It is estimated that 80 percent of the planet’s gold is still in the ground. A cubic foot of gold weighs 1000 pounds. Gold never rusts and does not easily become affected by chemicals. This is why gold can remain in the ground... Continue Reading

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Is Now The Time to Buy Gold

Is now the time to buy gold? It seems that everywhere we look these days there is conflict. The world is currently seeing strained U.S. /Russian ties, North Korean tensions, Israel and Hamas at war, and civil war in Iraq to name a few. We are living in very uncertain times, and one has to wonder just how much investors are willing to tolerate before running for the hills. Stocks have been trending higher for years now-years…. Stocks also appear to be very overbought at... Continue Reading

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First Quarter Demand for Gold Remains Robust

The most recent World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends Report has shown that demand for gold is picking up right where it left off in 2013. Q1 demand for gold was 1074 tons, which was nearly unchanged on a year-over-year basis. According to the report, quarterly average demand trends remain intact according to data established over the last five years. Let’s take a closer look at some specific segments of this demand to see what is driving gold: JEWELRY DEMAND Jewelry is the most significant... Continue Reading

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Buying Gold and Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

The gold market has certainly seen some ups and downs in recent years. After topping out near $2000 per ounce back in 2011, the metal has worked lower the last few years and has bounced off of the $1200 area several times. In fact, gold has been trading in a sideways range for some time now-about the last year. We feel that it is extremely important for one to look at the bigger picture when looking at precious metals investments, and we want to try... Continue Reading

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Why Add Gold To An IRA?

Five simple reasons to consider: There are many reasons one could consider adding gold or precious metals to their IRA account or retirement portfolio. Here we will outline what we feel are some of the biggest reasons one should consider an allocation into gold or precious metals, and why we feel such an allocation can potentially play a vital role in safeguarding one’s savings and wealth. 1. Portfolio Diversification-Gold and precious metals can allow an investor to further diversify their portfolio. By adding precious metals... Continue Reading

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