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.