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A Review of the Gold Fundamentals

May 12, 2011 at 20:04 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

With gold crashing through to $1,500 this morning, I thought that I would once against re-examine the fundamentals for the barbarous relic. That is most easily done by reading the…

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The Worst Trade of All Time

Apr 27, 2011 at 08:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of the great asset management blunders of all time has to be the EC’s decision to sell its gold reserves in the wake of the launch of the Euro…

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What Impact Will the Ivory Coast Unrest Have on Gold Prices

Apr 07, 2011 at 06:49 | Taras Berezowsky

Much has been speculated and written about the Egyptian and Libyan crises as they relate to the gold market, but another, perhaps even more volatile situation, has been brewing in…

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A Big Pot of Gold in Libya Could Finance Gadhafi's Long War

Mar 24, 2011 at 14:30 | Dian L. Chu

As the international military forces are descending upon Libya as we speak, some people have dismissed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's vow of a 'long war to victory' delivered via…

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Guess Whos Buying Gold

Mar 24, 2011 at 14:06 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

With gold threatening to break out to a new all-time high, and silver having already done so, some interesting facts are coming out about the precious metals market. It turns…

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Gold Report: Manipulation vs. Intervention

Mar 23, 2011 at 06:12 | Ronald Stoeferle

There is a thin line between intervention (normally by the government, government-related institutions, or more generally, politicians) and manipulation (negative connotation – as in “influence”). The (sometimes massive) interventions on…

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Arguments For and Against Gold Ownership

Mar 21, 2011 at 16:53 | Taras Berezowsky

Stories and opinions on whether to buy or sell gold seem to be a dime a dozen these days (more likely, it has always been this way), and there’s no…

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A Detailed Look at the Increasing Demand for Gold

Mar 18, 2011 at 10:50 | Ronald Stoeferle

For the first time in many years investor demand might exceed jewellery demand in 2010. In 2000, investment demand accounted for only about 4.8% of total demand, in 2009 for…

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Gold in the Context of the Financial Crisis

Mar 17, 2011 at 09:56 | Ronald Stoeferle

The paradox is the trigger of the crisis, i.e. too cheap money, is now being treated as its medicine. This could be regarded as an absurdity of historical proportions. Three…

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Gold is Money, Nothing Else

Mar 15, 2011 at 08:28 | Ronald Stoeferle

Money is usually credited with three essential functions : - Means of exchange- Value storage- Value measure Gold fulfils these three central functions without a problem. Gold is universally accepted money.…

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