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A Detailed Look at the Increasing Demand for Gold

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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…


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