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Why the 0.1% don’t want you to own gold.

By the 0.1% I mean, of course, the ultra-wealthy. This is not the same group as the 1%. The 0.1% play at an entirely different level. These are the folks who are worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and sometimes billions. They use their money to buy influence at every level of government. Their financial …

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How to buy gold, and where to store it.

There is no mystery behind buying gold. No secret to how you should buy it. Yes, gold has an air of mystery about it. It is purchased and hoarded by central banks, third-world dictators and the super-wealthy. It is also worn by the rich and famous. It’s easy to imagine that, like fancy cars or …

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Why are the world’s Central Banks buying more gold?

Action on the gold market has been a little flat over recent months, to say the least. The price has moved up and down on a regular basis since the beginning of the year, but not dramatically up or dramatically down. So what is going on? Well a number of factors have contributed to gold’s …

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James Turk predicts gold prices will rise as high as $8,000 an ounce.

As I write this post, gold prices are jumping up and down like a scared rabbit. This morning it looked like prices were in free-fall for a while. Well, that may bring gold investors out in a sweat, but for those of us who have purchased gold as a safe haven for some of our …

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Why your investment advisor will BULLY you NOT to buy gold.

When was the last time your investment advisor recommended you buy physical gold in the form of gold bullion coins or bars? I’m pretty sure he or she never has. How come? The quick and simple answer is that your investment advisor won’t make a penny on the transaction. They won’t get a commission. Nor …

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The intrinsic value of gold depends on who you are, and what you want.

Gold has a spot price value, measured in dollars. We can look at that each day and, recently, we can watch it rise and rise, seemingly with no end in sight.   But gold’s value isn`t always measured just in dollars. And that’s what makes it such an interesting, complex and sometimes confusing asset. For …

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Will gold prices continue to rise? Or are we ready for a big correction?

Generally speaking, I’m bullish on gold. I see prices continuing to rise over the long term.   But right now, as I write this, I would feel very cautious about buying a lot more gold at current prices. I’m not saying I know what’s coming down the pike, nobody does. But I do know that …

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Even Ben Bernanke understands value of gold as a means to protect one’s wealth.

It’s as if everyone is holding their breath. This is the week we’ll find out whether or not there will be a default on the U.S. dollar. Chances are, there won’t. It most likely that some kind of compromise will be made. The debt ceiling will rise. There will be some cuts in spending. Maybe …

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Handing over your money to banks and investment companies is a HUGE mistake.

In countries like China, India and Turkey – and throughout the Middle East – they trust in gold. Here in the West we trust in our banks and investment companies. Who do you think is smarter? I wrote about this in my last post, but it is worth digging a little deeper. Here in the …