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Key Bullish Factors

The gold market has seen significant buying interest in recent weeks and appears poised for further upside. The market has seen an improving technical posture that, combined with current fundamentals, could see prices challenge previous all-time highs around $2000 per-ounce in the months ahead. Not only could the market retest those previous highs, but it could potentially move well beyond into uncharted territory. $3000, $5000, even $10,000 per-ounce or more are all distinct possibilities. In the near-term, there are three primary factors that may fuel... Continue Reading

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3 Reasons Gold May be Useful During a Recession – Urgent Economic Indicators

In case you missed it, numerous economic indicators are now flashing red. The latest indicator to show weakness was today’s non-farm payrolls report. The U.S. added just 75,000 jobs last month, while consensus estimates were looking for a gain of about 177,000 jobs. The figures for March and April were also revised lower, and wage pressures were muted with average hourly earnings rising less than expected. The risk of recession is clearly on the rise, and now is the time to diversify with asset classes... Continue Reading

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3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to NOT Have an Allocation in Gold

Throughout its history, gold has been considered a reliable store of wealth and protector of value. In fact, even today some refer to the yellow metal as the only true form of money there is. Although gold certainly has tremendous upside price potential, there are other reasons – arguably even more important reasons – to build a significant allocation in gold. Here are three of the simplest, yet biggest, reasons to own physical gold: Fiat Currencies Fail History has shown time and time again that... Continue Reading

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What's Next From Central Banks?

Although the Federal Reserve has recently abandoned its policy of zero interest rates and has put an end to (at least for now) its quantitative easing program, the era of QE and ultralow interest rates around the globe may be far from over. This past week, the Fed announced it would hold interest rates at current levels although a hike or two still remains on the table for June and possibly December. In a surprising move, the Bank of Japan elected this week to do... Continue Reading

Today’s Jobs Report Another Sign of Underlying Weakness

It’s the first Friday of the month and today has brought one of the most key pieces of economic data released each month in the employment situation report. The U.S. Department of Labor reported the country added just 160,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate ticked up to five percent. This jobs number was significantly less than the consensus estimate of 200,000 jobs created. What might this data tell us? Despite much of the positive talk and rhetoric currently being circulated, the economy may... Continue Reading

Why Silver Prices Could Double From Current Levels

The decline in silver prices in recent years has been widely publicized, and silver critics have used it as an example of why you shouldn’t buy silver. While silver’s decline from record highs was, in fact, steep and swift, the market appears to have found equilibrium at current levels. Now ask yourself this question: Would you rather buy something at all-time-highs or would you rather buy it at a substantial discount from those highs? Assuming you answered “buy at a substantial discount” then right now... Continue Reading

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3 Possible Catalysts for a Significant Rally in Gold This Year

The gold market has gotten 2016 off to a good start. Investors have been buying the yellow metal as uncertainty over global economies and equities intensified. The interest seen in gold at the beginning of the year could potentially be just a glimpse of things to come. Gold appears to have found a meaningful bottom, and the market may be poised to resume its longer-term uptrend. While the possible reasons for a rally in gold are numerous, here are three potential issues that could potentially... Continue Reading

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What Might the Gold/Silver Ratio Be Telling Us?

The gold/silver ratio is a simple equation that gauges the price of gold relative to the price of silver, and vice-versa. The equation goes like this: How many ounces of silver does it take to buy one ounce of gold? In other words, take the current gold price and divide by the current silver price. The answer is the current gold/silver ratio. For example, today’s gold price of $1193 per ounce divided by today’s silver price of $15.40 gives us a gold/silver ratio of 77.46.... Continue Reading

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Sleep Well at Night With a Gold IRA

Let’s face it…Investors today are inundated with choices. You can invest in stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, real estate, collector cars and more. While some of these investment choices can potentially offer high returns, they all come with their own sets of risks as well. Stocks can drop 10, 20, even 50 percent or more in the blink of an eye. Missed earnings, corporate theft, regulatory troubles… You name it… Stocks come with some considerable risks. Bonds can lose significant value with changes in interest... Continue Reading

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3 Easy Ways to Diversify a Precious Metals Portfolio

Diversification is an extremely important concept in modern investing. A portfolio that is well-diversified may potentially exhibit lower volatility while also potentially delivering higher returns. A diversified portfolio may make it easier to weather storms in financial markets and stay on track towards long-term investment goals. While we believe that gold, silver and other precious metals are an invaluable tool when  it comes to portfolio diversification, we believe that good diversification goes beyond simply including physical gold or silver in your holdings. In fact, we... Continue Reading

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