Gold

Gold is a precious metal that serves many purposes. In the world of investing, it is used to hedge against inflation, uncertainty, and currency devaluation. This is mainly because the yellow metal has been known as a currency for much longer than the fiat (paper-based) currencies and it increases in value as these factors come into play.

Gold is also used in the fashion industry, mainly for jewellery purposes, and in other industries such as aerospace, electronics, and medical.

Over the past 12 years, gold prices have soared—from around $280.00 an ounce to about $1,250 now. This represents an increase of about 250% in total or a bit more than 28% each year. Going forward, the fundamentals for the prices to move higher look promising as well. Demand is increasing and supply is shrinking.

Back in 2002, the editors of Profit Confidential started telling their readers it was time to jump into gold-related investments. This gold investing guidance and analysis proved to be extremely timely. Yes, back in 2002 we started offering gold analysis to our readers and we still do it today. We have been recognized as one of the first investment letters to tell its audience to jump into gold stocks, very early in the gold bull market. The gold guidance and analysis we provided resulted in investors seeing many stocks we follow rising in price 100% or more in short periods of time. Today, you can regularly find gold market analysis in Profit Confidential. Each time gold prices have moved higher, we’ve told our readers to buy more gold-related investments. See what we have to say about gold’s future daily in Profit Confidential.

Currency Fluctuations and Troubled Global Economy to Drive Gold Higher

By Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gold Investors’ Insurance in 2015There are too many analysts who are concerned about deflation, a period during which the price of general goods declines. Because of this, analysts are not too keen on gold. They say the yellow metal is only good for one’s portfolio when there’s inflation. When prices are declining, it’s not really worth anything. I beg to diffe… Read More

Silver Prices to Outperform Gold in 2015

By Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Five Reasons Why Silver Looks So AttractiveI know it’s a bold prediction: silver prices are going to surprise investors and provide them with better returns than gold bullion. I say this because both the fundamental and the technical pictures for silver continue to improve.

Demand and Supply

The supply of silver produced continues to dwindle, while demand for the metal is r… Read More

Three Events Driving Gold Prices Higher in 2015

By Thursday, December 11, 2014

Three Events Driving Gold Prices Higher in 2015Federal Reserve, ECB, China to Drive Gold Prices Upward in 2015

Uncertainty and fear are two of the biggest factors that move gold prices. If they increase, investors buy the yellow metal to hedge and protect their wealth. Going into 2015, I see these two factors coming into play and taking the precious metal’s prices higher.

At the v… Read More

Gold Prices Manipulated for Past Two Years?

By Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gold PricesSince the beginning of 2013, gold’s price action has been irrational. The fundamentals are getting better for gold in respect to demand and supply, but we see sudden, wild swings, often to the downside, on no news and for no apparent reason.

Those who closely follow precious metal prices will agree with me on this: many times in 2014, … Read More

Top 10 Countries with the Highest Gold Reserves

By Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Highest Gold Reserves

Top Countries with the Largest Gold Reserves

Is Gold Bullion at a Crossroads?

Gold has had a remarkable run since it started its nascent rise in early 2001, climbing more than 650% between April 2001 and September 2011. Since then, gold prices have either taken a breather or are preparing for another upswing. Based on the gold purchase… Read More