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If gold isn’t money, why do Central Banks hold so much of it?

bank of England, the British central bank.

Investors hear the same narrative time and time again: Gold isn’t money. We’re told that in today’s global, digital marketplace, gold no longer has a place or a role to play. This narrative sounds reasonable. After all, we live in an age where we do our banking online and can even pay for our groceries …

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Owning gold isn’t about making investment profits, it’s about mitigating risk.

risk of hurricane

In my last post I talked about how the price of gold could very well go up significantly this year. Goodness knows, there is a ton of uncertainty out there. Here’s just a partial list of the things that give investors and risk assessment managers the shivers… – The market meltdown in China – The …

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Why geopolitical change is a strong buying signal for gold.

gold-bar-charts

If you just glance at the headlines, the world seems much as it was last year and the year before. A few wars, some trade disputes, ups and downs in the economies of various countries. Same old same old. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see the first cracks appearing in what will …

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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!

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 …

Bullion, the oldest reliable investment!

If gold prices are meant to be going up, how come they are going down?

This third week of September has been nothing short of tumultuous. Gold prices have taken a huge beating. On the face of it, the decline in gold prices appears to make little sense. It’s not as if the economic outlook in North America or Europe is getting any better. Greece is in a mess, several …