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Metals / Gold

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.…

Gold is the Optimal Portfolio Insurance

Mar 14, 2011 at 08:47 | Ronald Stoeferle

While a popular opinion contends that gold is volatile and thus risky, facts clearly prove the opposite. A look at the past few months as well as the long-term history…

Massive Price Discrepancies between Paper Gold and Physical Gold

Mar 13, 2011 at 10:44 | Ronald Stoeferle

There are massive discrepancies between the contracts based on gold price quotations at the COMEX and the price of physical gold. At the moment physical gold commands a premium of…

In What Phase of the Gold Bull Market Are We?

Mar 11, 2011 at 11:34 | Ronald Stoeferle

A central pillar of the Dow Theory is the description of the phases of a bull market. According to Dow the three phases reflect the confidence of the investors: - 1.…

Why Warren Buffet Hates Gold

Mar 02, 2011 at 21:45 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The “Oracle of Omaha” expounded at length today on why he despises the barbarous relic. The sage doesn’t really care if the yellow metal hit an all-time high today of…

Gold and Silver are Not Exhibiting Anything Remotely Like Bubble Behavior

Feb 16, 2011 at 08:37 | Business Insider

Precious metals have certainly caught a lot of attention in the past year or so.  Whether it has been related to the ongoing Euro crisis, consistent/persistent inflation expectations throughout the…

Beware the Coming Collapse of Gold

Jan 26, 2011 at 07:21 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Last year’s sure thing is rapidly turning into this year’s sure loser. After bringing in a torrid 29% return in 2010, the barbarous relic has only managed a flaccid 7%…

Gold Coins and the $10,000 Bill

Jan 24, 2011 at 08:06 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The conspiracy theorists will love this one. Buried deep in the bowels of the 2,000 page health care bill is a new requirement for gold dealers to file Form 1099’s…

All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

Jan 17, 2011 at 17:56 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

In the wake of gold’s panic inducing $30, one day sell off on Friday, players across the hedge fund universe are reassessing their relationship with the barbarous relic. What started…

Gold Mining Boom Increasing Mercury Pollution Risk

Jan 06, 2011 at 10:34 | Andy Soos

In order to maximize gold extraction, mercury is often used to amalgamate with the metal. The gold is then produced by boiling away the mercury from the amalgam, a process…

Gold Makes Record Run

Dec 13, 2010 at 11:54 | Global Intelligence Report

INCIDENT: On 7 December, gold hit an all-time high above US$1,425 per ounce (London morning fix), after having risen from under $300 per ounce at the beginning of the millennium…

If You Think Gold is Just a Dollar Thing

Nov 18, 2010 at 13:49 | Dave Forest

There's a lot of speculation these days about the gold price. One of the favorite theories is dollar weakness. The rising gold price is caused more by a falling dollar,…

You No Longer Have to Be Crazy to Buy Gold

Nov 09, 2010 at 21:12 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The good news is that you no longer have to be crazy to buy gold. Until recently, certifiable believers chasing the barbaric relic were driven by a host of urban…

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