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All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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…

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