Gold Investments

I’ve been singing the same song to my readers all year: look at dips in the price of gold bullion as an opportunity to buy more of the metal. When gold fell below $1,150-an-ounce in early November and so many analysts came out with the prediction of $1,100…

Silver is down 70% from its high of $48.70 an ounce back in April of 2011. And the calls from the mainstream are for silver prices to fall farther, as the Federal Reserve has stopped printing paper money and inflation is nowhere in sight. I beg to differ.…

The demand and supply situation for gold bullion, something I’ve often talked about in these pages, has taken a new course…one very favorable to gold bulls like me. Gold buying in India is up 450% in the first nine months of 2014 compared to the first nine months…

On November 30, Switzerland’s citizens will cast a very critical vote. Through a referendum, they will vote for or against the Swiss National Bank increasing its gold bullion reserves to 20%, the central bank halting the selling of gold, and the storing of gold bullion in the country.…

The fundamentals for higher gold bullion prices continue to impress. The table below illustrates the output from U.S. mines in the first six months of 2014 compared to the first six months of 2013. In the below chart, we quickly see that since March of 2014, production of…

As silver prices started to decline last year, silver mining companies halted projects where costs were too high in relation to the new reality of silver prices. According to a report produced for the Silver Institute and created by Thomson Reuters GFMS, in 2013, the silver supply fell…

The fundamentals that drive gold prices higher are in full force and improving. Central banks are buying more of the precious metal (to add to their reserves), while countries that are known to be big consumers of gold bullion post increased demand. According to the India Bullion &…

The numbers are in… In the second quarter of 2014, world central banks bought 117.8 tonnes of gold bullion compared to 92.1 tonnes a year earlier—a jump of 28%. Central banks have been net purchasers of gold bullion for 14 consecutive quarters! According to the World Gold Council,…

As gold bullion prices declined last year, I said supply would contract as gold miners pulled back on exploration and closed mines that were not profitable at $1,200-an-ounce gold. For the supply of gold bullion to increase, there needs to be more discoveries. Sadly, the opposite is happening.…

The tally as of this morning: The stock market is up 2.4% so far in 2014 as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while gold bullion is up 8.1% for the year. “As an investor, do I get into gold or stocks at this point in the…

Investors who bought gold bullion in early 2014 know it was a great decision. The precious metal has increased 10.2% in price between January and June, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed by just three percent. So far, so good—and as expected. Going forward, it will not…

We are hearing more and more about interest rates getting ready to rise. The Federal Reserve itself has said it expects the federal funds rate to increase to 1.5% by the end of next year and to 2.25% by the end of 2016. Before the Fed came out…

Well surprise, surprise, surprise. Gold bullion rallied just under $50.00 an ounce yesterday…and nobody expected it. (Okay, maybe just me. In a single day yesterday, my portfolio went up by twice the amount the stock market has risen in all of 2014.) Going through all the major financial…

Yesterday was an amazing day for the markets. Gold bullion hit a three-month low despite: 1) inflation rising rapidly in North America; and 2) the Chinese buying half of this year’s world gold production. The stock market was up to a new high despite: 1) corporate insiders selling…

While the Federal Reserve has cut back on its money printing program, the fact of the matter is that the “official” U.S. national debt is closing in on $18.0 trillion. The unofficial national debt (when obligations like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, and now Obamacare are taken into…

The most compelling argument for owning gold bullion I have ever heard… A 63-year-old businessman went to a doctor complaining he had swallowed a bottle cap in anger after he had a fight with his wife. After a three-hour surgery, the doctors found 14 ounces of gold bullion…

From our recent reader survey, I see our readers are not that concerned about what happens in the eurozone. But there’s a phenomenon occurring there that I believe every investor who is interested in gold bullion should be aware of. Let me explain… It’s a known fact that…

Central banks are still adding gold bullion to their reserves and the smaller countries are getting into the act big-time. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in the month of March, Iraq’s central bank added 36 tonnes of gold bullion to its reserves—worth about $1.5 billion. This…

Copper is considered an industrial metal, used in industries across the board. When copper prices fall, it’s usually an indicator of a slowdown in the global economy. On the contrary, gold bullion isn’t much of an industrial metal; rather, it is used as a hedge against uncertainty in…