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10 Most Valuable Investment Quotes To Live By

The reality is that we can’t control outcomes; the most we can do is influence the probability of certain outcomes which is why the day to day management of risks and investing based on probabilities, rather than possibilities, is important not only to capital preservation but to investment success over time.

Avoid the Next Global Financial Crisis - Invest in Gold

The ultimate conclusion to the events now unfolding will take the world in one of two directions: an economic meltdown, or a dramatic re-correction. Gold, too, will struggle temporarily, if only because of the shock factor. But just as it did in the last crisis, gold will gather its bearings & prove to be a safe haven for shell-shocked investors & savers.

Why You Need to Own Gold In 2015 and Beyond

Gold’s universal appeal across continents makes the metal extraordinary. But it is gold’s appeal across time that makes it unique. What will happen to the gold price when masses of cynical people tire of holding dishonest money and look for an incorruptible alternative? Smart investors aren’t waiting to find out.

Some Burning Questions For 2015

Most investors go about their job trying to identify ‘winners’. But more often than not, investing is about avoiding losers. The big question confronting investors today is how to avoid the potholes of tomorrow. To succeed, we believe that investors need to answer the following questions. The answers will drive performance for years to come.

10 Investment Rules From Legendary Investors

Strongly rising asset prices, and in this case commodity prices, have driven investor exuberance in the sector leading many to ignore deteriorating fundamentals, excessive leverage, and other financial diseases. However, when prices deteriorate rapidly, investment mistakes are quickly revealed. Here are some legendary “Do’s & Don’ts.”

Beware the Money Illusion Coming to Destroy Your Wealth

The money illusion is a tendency of individuals to confuse real and nominal prices. The impact of money illusion is not limited to wages and prices. Central bankers use money illusion to transfer wealth from you — a saver and investor — to debtors. They do this when the economy isn’t growing because there’s too much debt.

Bizarre Love Triangle – Stocks, Gold And Oil

Using their historical relationship or long-term ranges: U.S. stocks look mildly cheap to oil and gold, but drops in those commodities would erase the difference just as easily as a further rally in stocks. Gold looks cheap relative to oil and should be $170 higher, or oil should trade closer to $71.

The BIS Paves the Way for Silver and Gold

The BIS warned earlier this summer that the world economy is in many respects more vulnerable to a financial crisis than it was in 2007. Debt ratios are now far higher, emerging markets also drawn into the fire over the last 5 years & gold and silver have been hammered. The world as whole has never been more leveraged.

Why ‘New Approach’ to Gold Miners ETF Could Benefit Investors

Traditional gold miners indexes select their holdings in a very simple way: stocks are ‘market-cap weighted. In the mining sector, having the majority of your exposure allocated to the biggest mining companies can be dangerous. Bigger is not always better. Taking a more thoughtful approach to creating an index makes a great deal of sense.

Don't Fear Rising Interest Rates? Really?

There has been much commentary published as of late discussing when the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates. Generally, attached to the heels of that discussion, are comments suggesting that investors have nothing to fear from such an event. However, is that really the case? Let’s take a look.

Diversification and Discipline Are Key to Investing in Gold

When gold prices plunge as they did in 2013, it’s instinctive for our so-called reptilian brains to hijack our better judgment. Our primordial fight-or-flight response kicks in & too often we choose to fly, only to regret our decision later. Like training for a marathon, investing in gold isn’t for the apathetic. It requires strong-willed discipline.

Capital Controls, Confiscation of Savings - What to Expect Further

The Capital Controls evidence is overwhelming and has already alarmed most investors; our greatest risk is not a bad investment but our political exposure. And yet most of these same investors do not see any need to stash bullion outside their home countries. They view international diversification as an extreme move.

This Gold Sell-off is a Normal Event in this Market

Right now, you are seeing gold being crowded out, because the returns from other assets such as stocks look more attractive. But the way I look at this nearly ‘free’ capital is ultimately good for gold. It weakens the medium of exchange, the US dollar, in which gold is denominated.

Inflation, Investment and Savings - Where do we stand now ?

There’s a clear relationship between periods of rising prices (inflation) for essential items & negative real rates, & this undermines the dollar value. Investors then seek alternatives such as gold, oil & agricultural land. Actual income of the low income group varies more when measured against the price of necessities rather than the broad CPI.

Investment Decisions Based On Fundamentals - No Longer A Viable Philosophy

A skeptic would have to be blind not to see bubbles inflating in junk bond issuance, credit quality, and yields, not to mention the nosebleed stock market valuations of fashionable companies like Netflix and Tesla. The overall investment picture is one of growing risk and inadequate potential return almost everywhere one looks.

Could $80 Billion In False Chinese Gold Loans Have Suppressed Gold Price?

China is suffering from a massive credibility hit today as a scam to extract credit from Chinese banks by repeatedly pledging the same collateral of gold, and other commodities, over and over and over again unwinds. China’s Chief Auditor has identified $15.2 billion in loans backed by falsified gold.

If Gold Rises a Little, Gold Stocks Could Go Up a Lot

Gold started 2014 with an upswing off the multi-year low of $1,180 in Dec, 2013. By March, gold was trading at nearly $1,400. Silver too rose from a low of $19 last Dec to a high of $22 by mid-March. Many small gold and silver mining companies saw a bigger improvement in share price during this period too.

Should I Invest In Gold Or Silver, Coins v/s. Rounds?

Silver is just as good of a store of Economic Energy as is gold… it’s just a smaller amount. However, the rush into the precious metals will push the Economic Energy ratio up much higher in silver than gold. What we must remember is that investing in gold and silver is a test of patience.

Have Gold Miners Turned the Corner?

As majors become healthier, merger & acquisition activity also increases. For investors in the sector, recent acquisition activity could be a sign that major gold mining firms are loosening up capital for development, which should benefit the entire sector, especially small exploration firms. How should you invest?

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