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How to Invest in Gold Using Stocks and ETFs

In a recent article, I said that you shouldn’t invest in gold ETFs but bullion instead. Here I’d like to qualify that statement. Gold stocks and ETFs aren’t always a bad idea. They can be a great investment, but only if you’re planning to hold them in the short term.

Gold ETFs are usually a bet against the market or – more specifically – the dollar. Of course, this is true of gold in general. If the dollar goes down then gold (usually) goes up and vice versa. ETFs are sometimes better than gold, though, because they’re easier to buy and sell.

This is because:
* High liquidity: Nowadays you can trade ETFs with a few clicks. That means … read more ->

The Dow vs. Gold – A technical reading of the Dow Jones vs. Gold Prices as “Sell in May”

A technical reading of the Dow Jones vs. Gold Prices as “Sell in May” applies again…

USING THE nom de plume “Traderrog”, Roger Wiegand writes the popular Trader Tracks newsletter, giving investors short-term buy-and-sell recommendations and insights into the political and economic factors that drive major markets.

For more than 17 years, Roger has devoted intensive research time to the precious metals, currency, energy and financial markets. Now the ‘Sell in May’ situation could arrive right on time this year, Roger Wiegand tells the Gold Report in this interview, anticipating the next larger, extended rally in gold this fall.

The Gold Report: Roger, last week in your newsletter you talked about seeing two “flying wedges” in the Dow in … read more ->

Gold vs. Euros: The Non-Dollar Choice

Gold has now doubled since the Euro first got where it stands against the Dollar today…

SINCE THIS decade’s Dollar Decline first pushed the Euro above $1.35 in late 2004 – a level it reclaimed this week – the price of gold has gone on to double for both US and Eurozone citizens.

American investors and savers would have been much better off Buying Gold instead of Euros, in other words, as would everyone else. And looking ahead, “These days, currency weakness, relative to other currencies, matters less for gold,” reckons Standard Bank’s Walter de Wet.

“All major currencies are being devalued, and as a result – and on a relative basis – currencies are trading in the same ranges … read more ->