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Why Own Bonds or Fiat With Negative Yield When You Can Buy Gold?

Either way (hike or no hike), there is no place for the gold bull to hide. It took gold approximately 7 months to advance $250 and overcome major resistance at $1,300/oz from a bottom of $1,050. A reasonable target could be $1,550/oz ($1,300 + $250) by March 2017 – 7 months from now. Silver could follow a similar pattern with a near-term target of $26/oz.

What Drives the Price of Gold? Myths About Gold That Just Won’t Die

A number of gold’s fundamental price drivers are currently gold bullish or in the process of turning bullish, and others are not, or at least not yet. However, the great monetary experiment that central bankers have launched is certainly a very good reason not only to hold gold, but to actually overweight it relative to other assets – especially after it has already corrected quite a bit from its 2011 peak.

Gold Once Again Proves To Be The Best Defence Strategy

We need to redirect the mindset of our culture which has been brainwashed into thinking there is no such thing as “perfect money”. History, society and markets alike have tested gold and pushed it to its limits, and the verdict is clear and resounding: Gold has passed the test of time, as the only reliable option to protect, to preserve and to secure wealth.

Silly Myths about Gold during Rising Interest Rates

The myth of rising rates being bad for hard assets persists in spite of data that show the exact opposite is true. Meanwhile, spot gold prices have traded below mining production costs for much of the year – presaging supply destruction in the months ahead. That is a far more important development in the outlook for precious metals markets than anything the Fed did or said this week.

Have Commodities Reached an Inflection Point?

Most commodities, including crude oil, metals and grains, are priced in U.S. dollars. They therefore share an inverse relationship. When the dollar weakens, prices tend to rise. And when it strengthens, prices fall, among other past ramifications. We might very well have reached an inflection point for commodities, which opens up investment opportunities.

Gold Prices and the Fed's Interest Rate Hikes

The sharp early-year surge in gold prices has fizzled in recent weeks Are higher rates really bearish for gold? Gold can’t drift lower forever any more than stock markets can rally forever. So instead of just blindly accepting the belief that Fed’s rate hikes are bearish for gold, why not check the historical record which proves just the opposite?

Federal Reserve Policies Cause Booms and Busts

Federal Reserve monetary expansion & artificially low interest rates generated wide imbalances between investment & housing borrowing on the one hand & low levels of real savings in the economy on the other. It was inevitable that reality of scarcity would finally catch up with all these mismatches between market supplies & demands.

FOMC Minutes Confirms "Forecasts Overstate Rate Rise Pace"

The FOMC Minutes confirm, “SEVERAL FED OFFICIALS SAID FORECASTS OVERSTATED RATE RISE PACE” – In other words, we are way more dovish than you thought we were… Anyway, stocks love it as the Fed has just given the go ahead to reflate the bubble some more.

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