Thursday , 19 May 2022

Investing

Eagles, Buffaloes & Maple Leafs: Gold Bullion Coins of U.S. & Canada (+3K Views)

I think we all would agree that owning a 10 kg bar of gold would be nice but that it is probably out of the question at the current cost of over $500,000! I had the pleasure of caressing such a bar recently and being surprised at just how heavy (22.045855 lbs.) it was for such a small object. Below I describe the gold coins of Canada and the United States. Words: 870

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With U.S. Facing Default Where Should You Put Your Money?

With the United States quickly approaching the deadline for raising the limit on its debt load, squeamish investors are thinking about how they can preserve their hard-earned money. [Let's discuss the alternatives: gold and silver, cash, currencies other than the USD and the VIX.] Words: 683

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Gold Will be the Crutch to Lean On for a While – Here’s Why (+2K Views)

Regardless of what certain pundits and investors say, I believe gold will have a great run into the end of 2011. [Why?] Because I think a currency crisis is brewing worldwide, and gold will be a safe place to store value. The Euro and USD are fundamentally weak, and inflation is nearly out of control due to huge stimulus packages and low interest rates that aren't helping struggling economies. Gold should be the crutch to lean on for a while. [Let me expand on the aforementioned reasons.] Words: 675

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All This Gold Bullion Bull Market Hype is Just That – Bull….! (+2K Views)

I just Googled ”gold to hit” – and I got HUNDREDS of pages for ‘Gold to hit $5,000′. Almost every expert in the world is positive that the “value” of gold – and silver – is about to skyrocket. I don’t think so...You may think you are going to get rich investing in silver and gold – or you may think you can protect your wealth by owning it – or you may think that people will stop accepting paper money and no one will be able to buy anything without it. All of that is nonsense. [Let me explain.] Words: 1739

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Why You Should Invest in Silver and What Your Options Are (+2K Views)

Silver is a popular investable asset, attracting investors from around the world thanks to its numerous industrial applications as well as its traditional role as a store of value and an inflation hedge. There are a number of different options for investing in silver, including exchange-traded futures contracts, stocks of companies engaged in the extraction and sale of the metal, and both physically-backed and futures-based ETFs and ETNs. Investors also have the option of buying coins or bars of the metal in order to obtain physical exposure. Let's discuss the merits of investing in silver and review what the options are. Words: 2319

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Why the Dow Could Hit 20,000 by 2014 (+2K Views)

To move up from the current 12,600 level to 20,000 by the summer of 2014, the Dow would need to rise about 16.5% each year or about 58% in a three-year period and in the past 25 years the Dow has risen by this much on at least 13 occasions. During those times, there was only one period of sustained annual gains, when the Dow rose an average of 26% from 1995 through 1999. The key question: what would it take to justify a three-year, steady, robust gain? It all comes down to corporate profits [and the extent to which] multiple investors are willing to assign [dollars] to these profits. [Let me explain.] Words: 761

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Why are Central Banks Buying Gold?

Central banks have pulled 635 tonnes of gold - the largest withdrawal in more than a decade - from the Bank for International Settlements in the past year and, as such, begs the question: If central banks [supposedly] believe in the value of paper money and their ability to create wealth by printing it then why are they loading up on Gold? The answer is simple: they see the writing on the wall [and that begs an even more important question: Shouldn't you?]...Words: 600

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Check Out THE Number to Watch for Market Direction

Many investors believe the market will rise if the economy is growing and sink if it's shrinking but that is the wrong way to think about it. Instead, the real focus should be on whether the economy is growing at a slow pace or a moderate pace. Indeed, with 2% growth, the stock market could steadily fall. Yet with 3% Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, the market could surge. The difference between 2% and 3% may not seem like much, but it is. [Let me explain.] Words: 730

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Any Way You Look At It the S&P 500 is Overvalued In Excess of 40%!

The S&P 500 is considerably overvalued - somewhere in the range of 34% to 61% - depending on which of 4 market valuation indicators are used and whether the valuation is based on the arithmetric or geometric mean of each. While these findings are not useful as short-term signals of market direction...they play a role in framing longer-term expectations of investment returns and suggest a cautious outlook and guarded expectations. [Here are the details.] Words: 676

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New Series of Canadian & American Silver Coins Coming to Market (+5K Views)

The United States Mint has taken the demand for more mass production silver bullion coins seriously of late with the expansion of their offering to a planned total of 57 new coins by 2021 with the introduction of their America the Beautiful Bullion Coin Series . Canada's Royal Canadian Mint has followed suit expanding its offering of mass production silver bullion coins to 8 by 2013 with the launch of their Canadian Wildlife Silver Bullion Coin Series Program. Below are the details. Words: 958

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