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Metals / Gold

Gold Bugs - Keep An Eye On The Canadian Dollar To Keep Confidence

Apr 08, 2012 at 09:42 | Simit Patel

It hasn't been the best of days for the gold bug community (of which I am proud to be a member). While we did open 2012 at $1564 -- and…

Gold Producers on the Edge as Touareg Rebellion Forces Coup in Mali

Mar 25, 2012 at 10:27 | Charles Kennedy

Overrun by a Touareg separatist rebellion and an increasing threat from Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the government of Mali has been overthrown in a coup d’état by mutinous…

Have Gold Prices Finally Peaked?

Sep 21, 2011 at 14:39 | Stuart Burns

Gold slipped below $1,800 per ounce last week as equities rallied in a burst of risk on investor enthusiasm. Does this spell the end of the bull run? The gold…

Don’t Count on Gold in a Downturn

Aug 25, 2011 at 08:18 | Gail Tverberg

The way the price of gold keeps rising, a person might think that no matter what the downturn, gold would prove to be a good investment. I think that if…

Can we Expect a Sharp Correction in the Gold Price Before Year end?

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:18 | Stuart Burns

A review of the gold price written by Robin Bew, chief economist at HSBC Bank, proposes that the gold price is in danger of entering bubble territory and predicts a…

Negative Real Interest Rates Continue to Provide Gold With a Perfect Environment

Jul 08, 2011 at 07:53 | Ronald Stoeferle

Inflation has never been the primary driver of the gold sector on its own. Given that gold, as is well known, does not pay interest, the real interest rates equal…

Excessive Structural Debt Suggests Further Appreciation of Gold

Jul 06, 2011 at 07:45 | Ronald Stoeferle

“Jesting is the third-best disguise. The second-best: sentimentality. But weirdly, the best and safest disguise is still the blatant, naked truth. Nobody will believe that.“ The debt of the USA…

Gold Experiencing a Renaissance as an Investment Class

Jul 05, 2011 at 09:18 | Ronald Stoeferle

The (financial) world is at the moment long in questions but short in answers. We believe that gold is one of the right answers in times of chronic uncertainty. It…

Recoverable Gold Resources to Run Out in 20 Years

Jun 16, 2011 at 07:50 | Energy Digital

It seems we have been so caught up in the decline of oil reserves that another commodity—one that the mining industry has thrived on for centuries—is apparently even in more…

Move Over Fort Knox: China’s Golden Ambition

May 22, 2011 at 22:27 | Angel Publishing

If you think the recent, highly-publicized gold-buying mania is merely the result of a handful of panicking investors, urged along by a couple contrarian billionaire types... think again.Today, it's…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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