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Gold Prices Likely to Stay Elevated on Safe Haven Demand

According to the Bloomberg Intelligence team, the Fed could be “one and done” in 2017 when it comes to rate hikes. Gold’s top forecaster for the last quarter, Intesa Sanpaola SpA, says that the metal’s price could hit $1,350 by year end, citing faster inflation and geopolitical tensions. “Gold will likely stay elevated given safe haven demand,” Barnabas Gan, economist at OCBC, said.

Can Base Metals like Lead be Turned into Gold? Well! Actually YES

Can base metals such as lead actually be transmuted into gold? Surprisingly the answer is yes. Does this have any impact in the market price for gold? While gold can be created by artificial transmutation, precious metal owners have no need to fear. The price of precious metals has not and will not be affected by alchemy in the foreseeable future. Science still has a long way to go.

A Bullish Breakout for Silver Prices more Probable than Rally Reversal

Interestingly, silver prices look stronger than gold at this point. The silver bullish traders continued to boost their bullish net positions in silver futures & want to see a strong breakout above $19. Seasonality in silver prices could play an important role in the weeks to come. The coming weeks will be extremely interesting and also important for the silver market.

Secure Wealth with Gold as Brexit moves from a Concept to a Reality

The Brexit process may now be irreversible, but the actual terms of the withdrawal & of any trade agreements that follow are not yet known. They will determine the impact on stocks in the U.K. & elsewhere. There is one market that could benefit as negotiations get underway & that is gold. The focus will also turn from Brexit to a potential Frexit with upcoming French elections in April.

The Major Distinctions & Implications of Gold v/s Silver Investing

Gold and Silver – Both are “precious” metals, meaning their occurrence in the earth’s crust is rare. But when it comes to investing in gold vs. silver, there are 5 important distinctions to be aware of. These differences can supercharge your portfolio—or make it a victim. Here are the five differences to know about gold vs. silver, with special emphasis on investment implications.

Individuals likely to opt for Gold or Silver if Free to choose what to use as Money

History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver. Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. Its because linking a currency to a precious metal limits the ability of central banks to finance the growth of the welfare-warfare state via the inflation tax.

Gold and Silver - Honest, Sound Money Rising at the State Level

Supporters of sound money are working hard to reestablish gold and silver as money according to state law and to make sure it is treated as such in the tax code. Trading one form of money for another should not trigger any tax. There is no sales tax when customers swap their precious metals for dollars, so switching dollars to bullion should also be tax exempt.

Will Silver Prices Continue Outpacing Gold Prices In 2017?

Precious metals are off to the races in the first six weeks of 2017, as returns in both gold and silver are beating the S&P 500. The current technical chart pattern for silver prices is stronger than gold. The silver market is trading above its 50-day & 100-day moving averages, which are bullish signals for trend following traders. Why are silver prices outperforming gold? Here are some solid reasons.

Gold and Silver - The Coiled Springs Looking to Breakout

According to the fundamentals, gold and silver are severely compressed coiled springs looking for an opportunity to release their tremendous power. Yes, it is true, the precious metals still hold a great deal of power. Which is why their prices are constantly controlled by market intervention. However, the value of gold and silver are going to skyrocket in the near future.

Trump’s Stock Market Report Card Says - Buy Gold

Judging by the huge post-election rally we’ve witnessed, it’s no surprise the Trump administration is patting itself on the back. But if early morning market action is any indication, the streak ends today. It’s safe to say investors are feeling giddy as the stock market blasts into uncharted territory. As the stock rally loses steam to finish the trading week, gold looks stronger than ever.

Gold and Silver Markets have Entered a New Phase

Even the most optimistic Trump supporters should be planning for a bumpy ride on the way to reform. The bull run in the S&P 500 has lasted almost 8 years. Do Trump’s plans for economic revitalization mean the run can persist for years longer? For those not supremely confident in Trump’s ability to shepherd the tax cuts & a big infrastructure program through congress, gold and silver is the better bet.

Investment Secret of the Century: Incremental Returns by Investing in Gold and Silver

For investors who hold physical gold and silver, 2017 should be a very interesting year. And for the ones who don’t, $1,200 gold and silver at $17 is an absolute bargain compared to what we will see in the next few years. But the most important reason for holding physical gold and silver is not the potential capital appreciation but as a hedge against a bankrupt financial system.

Hyperinflation In The US — A Real Or Imagined Threat?

After seeing the latest string of events unfold right before our eyes, many are pondering whether we may see hyperinflation hit the US shores. When monetary supply goes unchecked, the price of basic goods goes up & the currency loses its value. Rather than ponder Trump’s latest executive orders or over the top pronouncements, let us first look at what hyperinflation is & how it works.

EU Escalates War on Cash: Will Gold and Silver Be in Crosshairs Next?

In Germany, 79% of transactions are done in cash. Many there aren’t going to take restrictions lying down. Some see the war on cash for what it is – bureaucrats using the lever of fear to once again ratchet up controls and restrict privacy. Attempts to regulate the trade of physical gold and silver will not be far behind any restrictions on cash.

Will Silver Prices Continue Bull Run or is a Correction Close-by?

Silver prices gained by a good margin last month with gains of around 10% in the international markets. The run-up in base metals also contributed to the rise in silver prices. The net longs in silver increased by 62,964 contracts as on 31 January 2017. However, there is a possibility of these longs getting liquidated in the weeks ahead which will pressurize silver prices.

Why Uncertain Times in the US & UK Have Made Precious Metals Surge

Hard Brexit talks by Theresa May & recent actions by Donald Trump in the US may have had a significant impact on precious metal prices. The events on both sides of the Atlantic have seen investments in things that are not tied to stocks or currencies like precious metals & even Bitcoin surge, and these are going to be watched very closely by anyone concerned with the markets in the coming weeks.

With Gold and Gold Stocks Rallying - Is It Too Late to Buy Now?

People thinking about investing in gold and silver today are asking themselves the same questions I was asking myself in 2006. “Is it too late?” My answer is no. I understand that it’s hard to put money into stocks that have risen sharply in recent months. But that’s got more to do with how oversold they were than what is likely to happen next.

Gold Trapped Between $1220 - $1180; India's Gold Demand Key

The up-move in gold, has been gradual as investors brace this week’s slew of important US macro releases. This week’s FOMC meeting, and the keenly watched US monthly jobs report, would be looked upon for fresh clues over the central bank’s near-term monetary policy outlook and eventually determine the next leg of directional move for the non-yielding yellow metal.

Future Physical Silver Supply More Vulnerable Than Other Metals...Even Gold

Once the oil industry disintegrates under the weight of falling prices as costs continue to rise, the decline of base metal & gold production will impact silver the greatest. Not only will silver reserves plummet to a greater degree versus other metal reserves, so will its annual production rate. These 2 factors will make future supply of silver more vulnerable than most other metals… even gold.

Precious Metals v/s Mining Stocks - What is Right for You

One should strongly consider holding physical precious metals for “investment first, profit potential second.” Mining stocks are an entirely different investment animal. You’re buying shares in companies who explore for and/or produce precious metals. Miners have many inherent risks to overcome, which the metal held in your hand, by virtue of having being refined, has already put behind it.

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