gold

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 differ, though.

While I’m not denying there are deflationary pressures building up, this negative … 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 robust. This is the perfect recipe for higher prices.

In Canada, a major gold-producing country, … 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 very core, I am watching three events that will bring uncertainty and … 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, it was common to wake up in the morning to new … 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 purchases made by central banks over the last three years, it appears as … Read More

Basic Supply and Demand Factors Will Drive Gold Prices Higher

By Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Basic Supply and Demand Factors Will Drive Gold PricesRegarding gold, there’s a daunting question going around these days: is the yellow metal worth buying? If you listen to the mainstream, you will hear them say it’s the worst investment possible for your portfolio. According to them, instead of protecting your wealth, this precious metal is doing the opposite. Some are going even further, saying the “gold trade is dead” or “the metal’s going down to $800.00.” They all … Read More

Gold Market Setting Up to Reward Investors

By Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gold Market Setting Up to Reward InvestorsI’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 or $1,000-an-ounce gold, I was writing about what a bargain gold stocks had become. (See “Prices of Gold /Silver Companies to Double … Read More

Prices of Gold/Silver Companies to Double from Here?

By Monday, November 10, 2014

Prices of Gold and Silver Companies to DoubleSilver 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.

As the price of one ounce of silver reaches a four-year low, investors are running to buy the gray precious metal. To … Read More

India Buying 450% More Gold?

By Monday, October 27, 2014

How Can Gold Prices Possibly Go DownThe 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 of 2013. (Source: Government of India, October 14, 2014.) The jump in gold bullion buying in India is related to the easing … Read More

Gold Mining Companies Selling for Pennies on the Dollar

By Monday, October 13, 2014

Gold Stocks The Most Beaten-Up Sector of the Market Finally Bottomed OutThe 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 the precious metal has been quickly declining. Meanwhile, on the demand side of the equation, we see increased demand for gold bullion … Read More