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Metals / Gold

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…

Where to Buy the Next Dip in Gold

Oct 11, 2010 at 10:47 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After the violent moves in the gold market last week which took it to another all time high of $1,363, and then a wrenching $25 pull back in a matter…

The Big Gold Era Arrives

Oct 07, 2010 at 11:19 | Dave Forest

Five years ago, a big investment house like Merrill Lynch would have scarcely thought to mention gold. But in 2010, the yellow metal is a hot topic. A September report…

Gold is Now At the Deep End of the Pool

Oct 01, 2010 at 08:52 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

For me, the best case scenario which I have been predicting for nearly two years has arrived. But as much as I love gold for the long term, I have…

What's Next for Gold?

Sep 26, 2010 at 19:38 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Now that gold has hit my target for the year of $1,300, it is time to pause and reassess. A nice reversal may take place after the November election, especially…

Increasing Demand for Gold and Platinum as Catastrophe Insurance

Sep 24, 2010 at 11:24 | Dave Forest

A precious metals note today, in honor of gold breaking $1,300/oz (briefly) this morning. Some of the buying that's propelled gold lately is from investors who want to hold metal…

Peak Gold Is Upon Us

Sep 23, 2010 at 17:00 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you had any doubt about what the driver has been for gold's meteoric rise to $1,300, take a look at the chart below showing the spike right at the…

More Reasons to Buy Gold

Sep 17, 2010 at 08:46 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

As a four decade observer of the global financial markets, I often see a situation where the higher a price goes, the more reasons for it to rise come out…

The Gold Bulls Are Vindicated

Sep 15, 2010 at 13:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

For the faithful who have crossed the desert and suffered the slings and arrows of critics and the ridicule of non believers, gold's move today to an all time high…

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