Tuesday , 21 September 2021

Investing

Will Gold Drop as Low as $1,200 Before Spurting to $2,000?

In the long run developments in the financial markets and around the world seem to conspire to whip up a perfect storm for the gold price, taking it up towards $2,000 and further. That new upleg, however, could very well start from a much lower level than now. There are quite a few developments that could easily send the gold price lower in the coming months. Is $1,200 gold in the cards? Words: 739

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Market & Economic Cycles Suggest We’re in the Fall Season in More Ways than One – Here’s Why (+2K Views)

The key to long term success in investing is understanding the difference between the "seasons" in the markets and the economy. [Let me explain the four "seasons" and why we might very well be in the "fall" season and, if that is indeed correct, why] it is time to pack away the summer allocations and break out the winter coats to hunker down for what may be a chilly 2012. Words: 1016

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Do Recent Gold & Silver Correlation/Return Comparisons With S&P 500 Refute Their Safe Haven Status?

The past few years have seen the development of the notion that GLD and SLV represent uncorrelated plays on the market, making them safe haven bets for your portfolio. Looking at historical trends (aside from 2011), [however,] one would have to go back to 2007 to find a year where these two metals weren’t highly correlated to the S&P 500. For all of 2011, both ETFs have featured low correlation, but as recent trading weeks have shown, old habits die hard, as the two ETFs have fallen back into a highly correlated trend. Let's take a look at the particulars.] Words: 672

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Options Are a Gold Bull’s Better Play Than Owning High Beta Miners – Here’s Why (2K Views)

Whilst it is true, more often than not, that mining stocks move in the same direction as gold [and historically outperform that of the physical metal based on their better beta statistics] there are periods where this relationship does not hold. That is one of the reasons we currently have no interest in trading or investing in mining stocks. Why form a bullish view on gold and buy mining stocks based on this view, only to see gold rise and mining stocks fall? [Instead,]... our preferred strategy to optimize and maximize potential profits... is using options that are directed based on the price of gold with no other factors influencing their performance. [Let us explain why.] Words: 1235

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China Flooding Market With Counterfeit Gold & Silver Coins! Here’s How to Protect Yourself (+3K Views)

Whether it’s pirated software, poison-infused baby formula, cancer-causing drywall, luxury purses, or fake medicines, if you need a knock-off, China has traditionally been the go-to country, with a counterfeiter always willing to oblige. Now, with precious metals prices on the cusp of possibly the biggest price explosion in centuries, fake gold and silver products are becoming a booming industry. Here are some safeguards to protect yourself from getting duped. Words: 1124

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It’s Silver’s Time: Sales of Silver Coins Soaring; Price of Silver About to Soar! (+2K Views)

If sales for November and December match the levels of 2010, total sales of American Silver Eagle coins for 2011 should... [be] more than 20% above the record breaking sales level of 2010. [Not only that but] with physical demand remaining robust and investors seeking safe-haven investments in the face of the Eurozone debt crisis, I believe we could still see silver break above $50 by year-end or during Q1 of 2012 at the very latest. [Let me explain.] Words: 402

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