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Gold Bugs on Watch for Buy Signal & How Gold Prices React to Fed's Rate Hike

Despite gold being under pressure leading up to the next rate hike, Bank of America still sees prices rallying by around $200 by the end of the year. UBS and Goldman Sachs are also seeing opportunity for higher gold prices. Though sentiment conditions in the gold market have improved markedly & we are a lot closer to a contrarian gold buy signal than we were a couple of weeks ago, we’re not there yet.

Would You Invest in Gold And Silver Bullion or Bitcoin?

From $412, one year ago, to $1290 on Friday, bitcoin has gained over 200%. Compared to the price action in bitcoin, gold seems boring. While this is a virtue for gold to be used as money (and a vice for bitcoin), it does tend to attract those who just want to get into the hottest casino du jure. There’s more than enough irony to go around.

Inflation, US Dollar, Gold & the Interest Rate Action by the Fed

The evidence of inflation is starting to emerge. When will the markets begin to see that the Fed is not serious about nipping inflation in the bud? We don’t know the answer but any rate increase could be the one that looks too timid and too late compared to the inflation data. As the markets begin to take note, the dollar will weaken and gold will once again behave like an inflation hedge.

A Mega Sell-Off in U.S. Government Debt is Underway... 1 more Reason to Buy Gold

Foreign creditors are selling U.S. government debt like never before. Last year, China alone sold $188 billion worth of U.S. Treasurys while Japan sold about $21 billion worth of U.S. debt in December. Japan & China are America’s biggest creditors. But they’re not the only ones pulling out either. Saudi Arabia, Belgium & Switzerland have recently become net sellers, too.

I Buy Gold as it’s Cheap & Central Bankers are Weakening Paper Currencies

Central bankers have printed more than $12 trillion since 2008. It was never a question of if we’d get inflation. It was a question of when. Now that inflation has finally arrived, the price of gold should rise as inflation picks up. Druckenmiller didn’t say he bought gold because the stock market is about to crash, but because 1) it’s cheap and 2) central bankers are weakening paper currencies.

Reasons why Gold Prices are Rising & the Dollar is Falling

Shortly after the election, the dollar index spiked as gold prices began a quick decline; however, recently the trend has reversed. The factors shown here for upward movement in gold prices suggest more people are beginning to feel less optimistic about the future, given the current political climate and rightful mistrust of institutions like the Federal Reserve.

Are Rate Hike Cycles Good for the US Dollar & Bad for Gold?

Gold does not necessarily rise and fall with interest rates, jewelry demand in India, or any other widely believed nonsense. Rather, gold has moved in conjunction with perceptions as to whether or not the Fed and central banks have everything under control. If you believe as I do, that everything is not under control, or if you want some insurance, then take a position in gold.

U.S. Favors Debt over Equity, Speculation over Investment, Buy Gold while You can

While the animal spirits may have taken over the equity markets and have ignored the gold market, we should recall that there is a reason why Keynes called them animal and not human spirits. Americans have ransomed the US economy because their policies have favored debt over equity and speculation over productive investment, placing gold in a more envious position.

Gold Prices Setting Bullish Chart Pattern - Gold Stocks Set To Soar in 2017

If you look at gold prices from a technical analysis perspective, it’s projecting a bullish outlook. Also from a fundamental perspective; there are bullish developments that shouldn’t go unnoticed. As it stands, odds are in favor of higher gold prices ahead. As the precious metal soars in price, gold stocks could skyrocket and provide leveraged returns.

China, Price Inflation & Weak US Dollar - A Perfect Storm for Higher Gold Prices

We can see two roads higher for gold prices from here, the first would be a return of significant price inflation and weakness in the U.S. dollar. The second route to higher gold prices would be the return of safe haven buying, driven by serious geopolitical turmoil, China obviously would be at the forefront of that, and perhaps a shock to the global financial system.

Gold Investment is now Insurance for Long-Term Protection against Inflation

Inflation just got another jolt, rising as much as 2.5% YoY in Jan. Significant increases in inflation will ultimately increase the price of gold. Investment in gold now is insurance for long-term protection. Major stock indices continued to hit fresh all-time highs & it’s important to temper the exuberance with a little prudence, making gold’s investment case even more attractive.

Gold Preparing for a Healthy Rally into Higher Territory

Hedge funds and institutional speculators have been calling the tune for gold, trading the recent range, buying on dips, selling on rallies, and gradually adding to their physical holdings – a behavioral pattern we expect will continue within a rising trading range – at least until a price above the $1300 an ounce level is well established.

Gold Price Movements Indicate Levels of Fear & Uncertainty in Global Markets

At the top of the list of what the stock market hates is uncertainty, while gold typically rises when there is fear and uncertainty in stock markets. The price of gold (see above chart) has been rising & its volume spiking. Our advice would be to keep an eye on the gold market to measure just how much fear and uncertainty there is in global markets about our new President.

Rising Gold and Silver Prices Indicate a Wall Street Correction

The recent upsurge in gold and silver does point to a possible correction on Wall Street. Share prices have been hitting new all-time highs repeatedly in recent times without any further fundamental support. With US stock indices near record high levels, we are hesitant to turn bearish yet & its impossible to predict the timing of the upcoming crash. But the stage looks set, so be prepared.

Gold Is on Fire - Here's When & How to Trade or Buy Gold

Gold futures closed Thursday at 1,219.4, up 5.9% year to date and 8.5% above the post-election low of 1,124.3, set on Dec. 15. The price of gold has traded up and down since the election. Comex gold has been less volatile than gold mining stocks and the gold stock exchange-traded fund. Here’s how to trade gold stocks using weekly charts and key trading levels.

Gold Prices Target $1,500 - How to Get in on the Gold Rush

Traditionally, gold has been a so-called safe haven for investors worldwide. The intrinsic value of physical gold will remain even as stocks come & go. As market uncertainty sends gold prices rocketing higher, what are the best ways for investors to profit? With the potential for four more years of market tumult, here’s how savvy investors should take advantage of the coming gold rush.

Gold Market Seems Ready to Breakout Higher

Gold bottomed on the 15th of Dec 2016, but the dollar continued to trend higher for several more days and Gold reacted in a positive way to this development. The dollar has been on a tear since Trump won, so Gold should have continued trending lower, but it did not. Gold has now given the first signal that it is getting ready to test the $1360 ranges with a possible overshoot to the $1380 ranges.

Gold Price Movements may not be Exciting in 2017 – But I just can’t be Bearish on Gold

Across the developed world, is civil tension, unrest and division going to bubble over, or is it going to simmer down in the coming years? There is every chance that the narrative of civil discontent, division and unrest continues to fester and worsen in the coming years, even if there are no big, catalytic votes coming up in the US and UK. That’s why I’m not particularly bearish about gold.

Gold Prices Rally Against Market Expectations. Will Bullish Run Continue?

Gold prices have started 2017 with a strong performance. This out performance so far has shocked the market as Gold prices had been under performing the market since Trump won the election in November. One question that gold investors are asking now is, will 2017 be as spectacular for the yellow metal as it was in 2016? The short and sweet answer is yes.

Gold ETF Investors Skeptical Of Gold Prices Despite Rally

The price of gold is up 6.1% year-to-date, making it one of the outperforming assets in the first three weeks of the year. Unlike last year, it’s not ETF investors that are driving gold prices higher in 2017. In the year-to-date period ending Jan. 18, the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) & iShares Gold Trust (IAU) the two largest physically backed gold ETFs have had combined net outflows of $440 million.

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