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Lower Prices Not to Be Feared

The gold market has been under pressure in recent days, and prices are trading at their lowest point of the year. Numerous “analysts” have already covered gold’s fall through support in the $1280-$1290 region and have suggested that lower prices may be in store. For the patient, long-term investor, this is a positive that should be welcomed. The notion of buy low, sell high is not new and has served investors well for ages. Are You Considering Lower Prices or Good Value? Long-term investors should... Continue Reading

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Gold and Your Financial Future

It’s no secret that diversification is critical to a long-term investment strategy. And no, we don’t mean buying a few different stocks and then pouring a ton of cash into your company stock. Effective diversification includes different asset classes. These asset classes may include stocks, bonds, real estate, precious metals, and more. Unfortunately, many investors suffer a false sense of security as they are not aware of many of the options available to them and mistakenly believe they are well-diversified. To illustrate this point, the... Continue Reading

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Even Gold Mining Companies Have Problems

So you’ve got a hole in the ground and you’re mining a precious metal and selling it on the open market. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty, actually. The gold mining industry as a whole is nearing a point where they’ll need to reduce output or even shut down some of their operations completely. With the price of gold reaching a four-year low, mines are being forced to slash costs and rethink their strategies. Gold prices have lost ground to the U.S. dollar which has... Continue Reading

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Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan on Gold

Where will gold be in five years? “HIGHER.” How much Higher? “MEASURABLY!” Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan spoke Wednesday to the Council on Foreign Relations. He said QE ultimately fell short of its goals referring to the end of the bond-buying program, which aimed to lower unemployment and spur stronger economic growth. Mr. Greenspan’s comments to the Council came as Fed officials were meeting in Washington, D.C., and expected to announce within hours the end of bond purchases. Mr. Greenspan said the bond-buying program was... Continue Reading

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Fall Markets Get Spooked, Gold Investors Sleep Easy

It appears that Halloween is not the only thing spooking investors during the month of October. Global fear, a weak European Economy and low interest rates have sent markets on a roller coaster ride. For those who invest in physical gold, the ride has been much smoother. A Volatility buffet. Gold has performed as advertised for investors while markets have spiked and plummeted. During times of uncertainty and volatility, gold serves as a safe haven for investors and the last two weeks have certainly been... Continue Reading

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What does the recent gold mining unrest mean for gold investors?

Last Wednesday, AngloGold Ashanti (JSE:ANG) (NYSE:AU) became the latest of  major gold mining companies to announce a major restructuring. Their shares dropped 16% in the wake of the announcing the need to raise $2.1 billion in a rights issue to spin its international assets into a new London-listed company. This move follows mining giant BHP Billiton’s (ASX:BHP) recent decision to split some of its less profitable assets into a new Australian-listed company. Fellow gold miner Gold Fields (NYSE, JSE:GFI) also split its South African assets... Continue Reading

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3 Reasons Now is a Golden Opportunity to Buy Gold

Have you ever purchased something on sale? Have you ever purchased something because you felt you were getting it for cheaper than it was actually worth? If you have ever made such a purchase you may be an investor that understands value. Unfortunately, many retail investors make decisions based on fear and emotion instead of value. They sell when they should buy and they buy when they should sell. Humans are inherently followers. Chasing the herd can get you in trouble. Gold is down 9%... Continue Reading

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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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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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