Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Owning gold – a small downside with a huge upside.

When you invest money there is usually a reasonable upside and a huge downside. Just ask anyone who invested their savings in Enron or with Bernie Madoff. Yes, those are extreme examples. But there are thousands of other cases where honest people invested their savings in the hope of a reasonable growth in their savings, …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Why owners of physical gold think like insurance agents.

If you are a gold trader, you’ll be watching the Comex gold futures contract numbers, and you’ll start fidgeting and worrying every time gold prices go up or down by a dollar or two. If you buy gold mutual funds or ETFs, you won’t be as fidgety as the trader, but you’ll still be watching …

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Ben Bernanke can’t print gold. Thank goodness.

As you know, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, recently outlined his plan for ongoing quantitative easing with QE3. Basically the Fed will keep printing money, pass it down the line to the banks, and then hope it will stimulate some positive economic activity on Main Street. Will it work? Probably not. But we’ll …

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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 …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

Herds of foolish people buy gold when the price is rising fast. Wise individuals buy during corrections.

People behave in curious ways. And human behavior when buying gold is no exception. But before we focus on gold, let’s take a look at when and why people buy just about anything. Look back to the tech bubble of the late 90s. Smart investors jumped in early. Amateur investors kept on buying as technology …