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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 ->

Advantages to Buying Physical Gold Instead of ETFs

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. The US has a new president that nobody can predict. Britain is leaving Europe. Le Pen, who has vowed to do the same with France, looks almost certain to make it to the presidential run-offs. And North Korea – called by Trump the US’s greatest foreign threat – is testing missiles and murdering family of Kim Jung-un on foreign soil.

With this much insecurity about it is only natural to want some kind of financial safety. Gold has long been that safe haven. Even better, when the world is less secure, the price of gold often rises. That’s exactly what’s been happening. From the New Year till the end … 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 recovers to $930 but weak stocks limit gains

TOKYO – Gold clawed back above $930 an ounce on Tuesday, after falling by more than $30 from last week’s peak of $965 on a rally in the dollar, which had led to a shift of funds out of commodities.

While light physical buying has stopped gold’s fall at around $925, investors are cautious about buying aggressively given renewed weakness in global stock markets and after the euro hit its lowest level in almost a month against the dollar.

Gold had risen to $932,10 an ounce by 0542 GMT, up 0.5 percent from New York’s notional close of $927,85. It was down 3,4 percent from last week’s peak of $965,25.

Earlier this month, bullion rose towards $1 000 an ounce … read more ->

Gold Investment Demand – What’s driving Gold Investment demand today?

BACK IN 2001, writes Byron King for the Rude Awakening, gold traded as low as $250 per ounce.

Then, over time, gold rose slowly, but steadily, as investment demand rose, reaching just over $1,000 per ounce early in 2008. Gold pulled back and hovered in the range of $800-900 for much of 2008 and then climbed back up to the $1,000 mark again in February 2009.

Despite a pullback in March, it looks like gold wants to break the $1,000 mark again…and stay there. Indeed, the Gold Price may see $2,000…even $3,000 I believe…in the next two years.

But before we get to that, let’s explore a few of the driving forces behind Gold Investment and its once and future … read more ->