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Silver seems to be Coiling Back now for a Big Leap-Up soon

In 2016, silver was very strong in the first half of the year and weak in the second half. The first half of 2017 has been something of a wash, setting up something potentially big in the next half of the year. The silver chart shows prices winding up within a huge wedge pattern. A few more weeks of consolidation are still possible before a decisive break out from the pattern.

You know why You need Gold Investment, Here's how You go about Investing in Gold

Not everyone has a demat account to buy gold ETFs, nor are all comfortable of storing physical gold bars and coins. With investing in gold jewellery, besides the cost of gold, consider making charges, charges on stones, if any, purity and buyback offer. If you plan on investing in gold, there are many options. Here are the major gold products so that you can see what suits you best.

The Gold Bull Market Appears to have Much More Room to Run

The gold price turnaround last year, marked the end of the cyclical bear market. The rally in the precious metals sector has probably only just begun. Based on past bull markets, it looks like we’re very much in the early days of our bull market. Also consider the current market drivers for gold and miners. Global debt levels, the erosion of the dollar are also among the serious factors at play here.

I Remain Bullish on Both, but Prefer Physical Gold to Gold Stocks

Gold stocks will also respond to increasing gold prices. But ultimately, a gold stock typically represents a stake in a mining company, not the physical gold it mines. Of course, I remain bullish on both. But a rapid increase in demand from Middle East Muslims could easily ignite the fuse for gold prices, and premiums, to scream higher. Buy physical gold bullion before they do.

A Chart Pattern that Promises of Stunning Movements in Silver Prices

Silver is the only commodity 66% cheaper than 37 years ago. It has sucked the lifeblood out of even the most rigid bulls, but the ones who have slowly accumulated and have created a cash hoard in order to catch the move up once the U.S. equities market contracts will have a story to tell their grandchildren. Clearly, the trend is now reversing & we observe a very interesting long term pattern.

All Signs Point to Higher Gold Prices in the Months Ahead

Is the latest rally in gold prices for real? There’s an important distinction between the 2011-2015 price action and what’s going on now. The rally in gold prices that began on December 15, 2016 looks like the one that will finally break the bear pattern of lower highs and lower lows, and turn it into the bullish pattern of higher highs and higher lows, having posted a “golden cross” last week.

Evidence on Gold Price Manipulation is very Clear - Time to Buy is NOW

The big western banks have a monopoly on gold prices even if they do not have a monopoly on physical gold. But that could be about to change. Russia and China are not only building up physical reserves and exploring for more, they are building trading systems that allow for price discovery and leveraged trading in gold. Soon, the physical gold market will regain the upper hand as a price maker.

Paper Gold Price is not the Real Price of Gold

The paper gold market sets the gold price – the paper price that the false gold market trades at. That has very little to do with the price of gold which is what the physical market would trade at if there was not a manipulated paper market. But buyers & sellers are not concerned about the real price of gold. Because they have no intention of owning the physical since they don’t understand its function.

Long-Term Prospects for Gold and Silver Unchanged, Despite Temporary Weakness

Given the selloff in recent weeks, silver is now up around 1-2% year-to-date, giving up most of its gains for the year, and gold is up around 5-6% – still positive though well off its double-digit gains into mid-April. I think what we’re seeing is not a massive move away from gold or silver, but a very short-term reaction. The long-term bullish outlook based on a lot of fundamental drivers remains unchanged.

Americans Pawn Gold To Go Further Into Debt: US Gold Scrap Market Drying Up

It is quite unfortunate that Americans have pawned off their best asset only to go further into debt. U.S. gold scrap supply in 2016 (58.7 metric tons) is nearly two and a half times less than it was in 2010 (143 metric tons). Americans pawned off a great deal more gold in 2010 when the price was lower at $1,225 compared to $1,267 in 2016. Which means, the U.S. gold scrap supply market is drying up.

Irrefutable Reasons for Gold Price to Rise to Unthinkable Levels

The gold price is primarily a reflection of the change of value of the paper money. If paper money is debased due to money printing or credit extension, the gold price measured in dollars or euro will increase. Thus, gold as a rule doesn’t go up in price but the value of paper money goes down. Here are some factors that will push the gold price to unthinkable levels measured in paper money.

High Uncertainty Makes This Completely Certain: High Gold Prices

Gold prices tend to fare well when there is a lot of uncertainty around. In today’s environment where you have got a lot of uncertainty, taking a bit of money off the table and putting it into something that will protect you, seems to make sense. Gold is a safe haven asset and in times of trouble it does tend to deliver the kind of insurance qualities that people look to it for.

Can't Afford to Miss Buying Physical Gold Now, Soon Most Won't Really Afford It

The conditions that are favorable for gold, will prove fatal for overvalued stocks that are looking for a trigger to tumble. Remember, diversification is crucial to any investment strategy. As a fraught 2017 unfolds, consider re-balancing your portfolio to accommodate the likely economic, business and market volatility ahead. You can hedge your bets, with physical gold.

Gold Prices Could Hit $1,500 in 2017 Amid Imbalances & Weak Supply

Gold and silver are off to a good start in 2017. We’ve talked earlier about negative real rates supporting prices, and some other potential market movers that could drive demand for the yellow metal specifically. Here’s Frank Holmes on more in terms of potential catalysts that may drive things for the rest of the year & about the more upside in the precious metals.

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.

Gold is Good as an Inflation Hedge, but Better as a Crisis Hedge

Whether there is hyperinflation or a banking collapse, Gold has historically been the asset to own in times of turmoil. Given its intrinsic value and safe-haven status, there is no doubt that Gold will remain a wealth preservation tool during financial crises. Crises do not come along often, but when they do, it is better to be safe than sorry. Gold is the perfect crisis insurance.

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.

Opportunities to Buy Gold Cheap Dwindling - Watch-Out for this Indicator

The trend seems to be reversing: gold is up over 20% since its December 2015 low of $1,050/oz. and over 10% since the beginning of 2017. That means opportunities to get gold “on the cheap” may be dwindling, as the most recent price hike to $1,275/oz. this week indicates. One technical indicator has proved extraordinarily reliable in forecasting larger trend changes. Here it is.

Gold Prices Can Test $2,000 in 18 months on Weak Dollar & Geo-political Tensions

Part of the bullish case for gold prices is an emerging distrust towards U.S. geopolitical behavior & accelerating physical gold purchasing in the rest of the world. While some may be discussing the dollar or equities’ impact on gold prices, the driving factor behind the metal’s price will become “the loss in trust of leadership and governments and financial markets.

Analysis - The Macroeconomic Drivers of the Gold Price

There are essentially two types of gold price drivers worth discussing: measurable ones and those that cannot be measured. Most of the “measurable” macroeconomic fundamentals that are considered important drivers of the gold price are either mixed/neutral or bearish at the moment. However, there are good reasons to believe that several of them will turn gold-bullish.

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