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.

A Rational Look at Gold

By Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rational Look at GoldThe 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 & Jewellers’ Association, India’s monthly g… Read More

Should You Buy Into the U.S. Dollar Rally?

By Wednesday, September 17, 2014

U.S. Dollar: The Best of the WorstSince May, when it was near an all-time low, the U.S. dollar has rallied. Compared to other major currencies of the world, the greenback is up five percent since July, as the chart below illustrates.

The question: should investors get into this U.S. dollar rally?

Dear reader, the U.S. dollar is not moving higher because the fundamenta… Read More

Why Aren’t Gold Prices Rising?

By Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guess Who Just Bought Gold for the 14th Consecutive QuarterThe 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, “Economic and geopolitical events throughout … Read More

Having Trouble Coming Up With Four Hundred Bucks

By Friday, August 15, 2014

Economic Growth in 2014The burning question that’s facing economists like me today and that will only be answered in the future: did creating $3.0 trillion in new money out of thin air really make things better or worse for America?

My personal view, as expressed in these pages, is that the rich (the big banks and Wall Street) got richer from the “printing … Read More

The Question Everyone Is Asking This Morning

By Friday, August 1, 2014

Stocks Turn Negative for 2014; Likely to Get WorseYesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 317 points, while the NASDAQ Composite Index fell 93 points—respective losses of about two percent per index. This morning, stock market futures are down again.

As a reader of Profit Confidential, this “rout” we are now in should come as no surprise. I have been writing for mont… Read More