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With Fundamentals in Place, a Breakout & Compelling Technicals - Watch Gold Take-Off

We think the breakout in gold is here, the fundamentals are in place, and the technicals are compelling. The technical situation, in the dollar, flips off to the technical situation with the gold extremely well right here. If you get above $1,300 here, then you’ve got $1,377, and beyond that, this is a new gigantic structure type of bull market going on where gold will be going to new all-time highs.

Oil Market Tightening Puts a Firm Floor Beneath Oil Prices

The shift into backwardation in the futures market suggests that the supply balance is heading in the right direction, and it probably puts a floor beneath oil prices for the time being. EIA reported a hefty draw in U.S. commercial oil inventories but oil prices did not rally on the hefty draw, because the EIA also reported that U.S. crude oil production rose last week.

Blockchain Revolution is Gunning for the $27 Billion Gold Market Trading

About $27 billion of gold changes hands every day in over-the-counter markets where settlements can sometimes take days, leaving price risk for buyers & sellers. Using blockchain promises more transparency, security & speedier deals. It also could attract new participants at a time when investors are souring on gold-backed ETFs, a key source of growth in physical demand over the past decade.

Fed Minutes on Inflation, Debt Limit, Balance Sheet & the Effect on Gold

If the Fed minutes indicate that more Fed policymakers see the weak inflation as long-lasting, it could reduce the chances of an anticipated hike, thus the USD would drop. On the other hand, the corrective move in the US Dollar would gather pace if the policymakers blame low inflation on transitory factors. The Fed minutes due today would shed light on the future movements in gold.

Gold Prices Poised for an Upside Explosion after Paper Gold Bear Raids Failed

Gold seems poised to resume its march to $1,300 after the paper gold bear raids of late June. Fundamentals are stronger than ever for gold prices. A weak dollar is the Fed’s only chance for more inflation. And that means a higher dollar price for gold. Geopolitical risks are piling up from North Korea, to Syria, to the South China Sea. Get ready for an explosion to the upside in gold prices.

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What are You going to put Greater Faith in Now - Stocks or Gold?

The world currently seems to believe more in companies and all the enterprise that comes with them than it does in gold. Have we reached a turning point here, with the S&P 500 at two times the price of an ounce of gold? That’s a question we all need to think about. What are you going to put greater faith in from current levels given the current state of the world – stocks or gold?

The Shine of Silver Or the Glitter of Gold - Brightest of the two in Years Ahead

Gold is the preeminent monetary metal & throughout history, has projected the most enduring images of wealth. Silver is in its shadows, but as an asset, it contains similar wealth-protecting qualities, perhaps with even greater return potential. Here’s why, silver, a quasi-industrial metal with a rich monetary history, may be about to step out of gold’s shadow & shine brightest in the years ahead.

Gold Prices have Beaten the Stock Market so far this Century

The price of gold has outperformed the S&P 500 Index so far this century, returning 86 percent more than the market if we index both asset classes at 100 on December 31, 1999. Over the past 17 years, the S&P 500 has undergone two major contractions, both of them resulting in a loss of around 40 percent. Gold, meanwhile, has held its value well, boosting its appeal as a portfolio diversifier.

Silver seems ready for Take-Off - Do have Enough Stacked-Up?

Unlike its big brother, gold, physical silver is coveted for both investment purposes and industrial usage. Right now, silver prices seem poised to really take-off sharply after being in a bit of a slump lately, in other words, it’s the perfect time to load up on this precious metal while it’s down. Here are some good reasons why silver should be on every investor’s radar.

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