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Dips are the Best Time to Buy

The best time to buy an asset is when it is on sale. Given the recent 2% decline in the price of gold, current levels could fall into that category. Short-term dips in the price of gold should not be feared, but should be welcomed. This is a great opportunity buy gold at a lower price point. There are those that will argue that an asset should not be bought on weakness, but should rather be purchased when it is showing strength. This is a... Continue Reading

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3 Important Questions to Ask

There is without question a very strong case to be made about why you need to have physical gold as part of your portfolio. This asset class can not only potentially see significant appreciation in value, but may also provide an important hedge against numerous economic and geopolitical issues such as inflation, deflation, a weaker dollar and more. Perhaps the more important question to be asking is not if you should incorporate gold into your investment strategy, but rather how much gold should you buy... Continue Reading

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Another Reason to Diversify Away From Stocks

This week has certainly been one for the books. Massive swings in stocks, coupled with the largest spike in volatility ever recorded have likely put more than a few investors out of business over the last several sessions. It may get worse. The fear of inflation and rising bond yields have definitely weighed on stocks. There are other forces at work as well, however, that may be adding fuel to the fire. It’s no secret that some investors may have been making money off of... Continue Reading

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A Different Perspective on Risk

Risk and control of it is perhaps the single most important theme for investment success. Without risk, there can be no reward. On the other hand, too much risk can easily wipe out any gains-and more-sending the investor back to square or worse. Like any other issue, risk should also be kept in the proper perspective. Given all of the recent coverage of rising interest rates, it seemed like a prudent time to talk a bit about rate risk as it pertains to gold. It... Continue Reading

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Current Signals

The gold market is off to a great start in 2018, and the current rally in price could have room to run. Aside from watching the market move sharply higher in recent trade, there was another development that could be worth noting: The gold ETF, SPDR GLD, climbed for 11 consecutive sessions before finally seeing a down day last Wednesday. GLD is the largest gold-backed ETF. Why is this worth paying attention to? This would seemingly be indicative of significant inflows finding their way into... Continue Reading

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Gold and Bitcoin?

The current Bitcoin and cryptocurrency craze has taken markets by storm. While gold remained relatively range-bound, Bitcoin was moving higher-a lot higher-until hitting the $20,000 market this week. The currency has since pulled back a bit, but it is likely not the end of the run higher. Without offering a guess as to just how high Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies could potentially go, perhaps the bigger question and issue at hand is why these instruments are garnering so much interest. The monetary system has been run... Continue Reading

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Be Ready for the Rebound

Gold has been on its heels in recent trade, as a number of factors have been working against the metal. Higher stocks, the possibility of a tax deal being made and a lack of any fresh bullish news have all likely played a role in the metal’s lackluster performance. The upcoming Fed meeting is also possibly taking a bite out of the market as well, as investors get ready for another 25 basis point hike from the central bank. A rate hike seems like a... Continue Reading

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Isn’t the Whole Idea to Buy Low and Sell High?

When it comes to the gold market, perhaps the old saying should be changed to “buy low and sell high-if ever.” That is likely the mentality behind gold investors at this point, as the yellow metal remains stuck in a trading range. The gold market has some issues working against it currently. Higher stocks, a stronger economy and overall robust appetite for risk are all playing a role in the market’s current lack of upside follow through. In the absence of any fresh, bullish catalyst,... Continue Reading

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Don’t Be Fooled

It seems that everywhere you look these days, people are talking about how well the economy is doing. In fact, recent GDP data does point to further economic strength, and the Fed has even stated that it still plans on moving forward with additional rate hikes. Stocks continue to reach fresh all-time highs, and investor appetite for risk remains quite robust. There comes a time in every bull market, however, when investor complacency reaches levels that warrant a significant correction or even reversal in the... Continue Reading

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Watch Rates for Higher Gold

When it comes to the notion of higher interest rates, most investors automatically, and mistakenly, assume that higher rates equates to lower gold prices. Given the past decade of ultra-low rates and QE, however, such a correlation could actually have the direct, opposite effect of what many assume. The benchmark 10 year note could possibly hold the keys to substantially higher gold prices in the months and years ahead. That’s right: A higher 10 year yield could actually boost gold rather than drag it down.... Continue Reading

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