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Why has palladium been a superior investment?

Prices are up 20% this year, didn't falter in 2013, and this year's rally has been inspired by supply disruptions and a rosy outlook for the global automotive industry . . .more...

What is the outlook for gold prices this Summer?

Here are the 30 reasons, 23 new and 7 set in cement, of why the Bear phase in the bull market for gold ends this summer without any new lows.more...

Will increases in auto sales and geopolitical threats to palladium supply bring higher prices?

Ongoing strikes by miners in South Africa and unresolved tension surrounding sanctions on Russia could drive up the prices by triggering supply constraints . . .more...

Will 2014 present bullish conditions for Gold/Silver bullion?

Gold prices have climbed 11% since the start of the year after a series of unforeseen upheavals in emerging markets prompted some investors to stock up on haven assets . . .more...

Is gold undervalued?

It is clear gold is undervalued when 20% of existing mines are non-economical now; many have high costs and are shutting down. Expect production declines, starting in 2015 . . .more...

Why is Asia able to acquire massive tons of physical bullion at such favorable prices?

Through Dec. 27, gold tumbled 28 percent this year and is set for its biggest annual loss in three decades; We're seeing improving economies with little or no inflation . . .more...

Will pent-up demand and overreaction to tapering news lead to higher bullion prices?

Fed taper announcement: knee-jerk reaction first, but this should only be short-lived because the uncertainty is gone and should pave the way for higher prices thereafter . . .more...

Where is gold headed?

There is now a closer relationship between the price behavior in silver and gold. However, a lead of several days is still enough to give gold traders an advantage . . .more...

Is gold technically stronger than silver?

Silver, after months of underperforming gold, has had a nice run lately, taking the ratio from 67 oz. of silver for one oz. of gold, to only 57:1 57 to 1 is anmore...

How does increased prosperity in Asia influence gold market price corrections?

WGC says demand for gold jewelry was so great in 2nd quarter that it far outweighed the decline in the average gold price; demand rose 20 percent, to fourth highest on record . . .more...

Will physical bullion demand ultimately dictate price levels for gold?

The Fed is failing in its battle to keep a lid on gold; the actual gold bullion, the metal, is actually becoming scarcer. Everyone wants actual real gold in their possession!more...

How could gold drop so sharply without an economic explanation?

Rationale hard to find: The usual explanation for sharp price movements, when an economic rationale seems lacking, is that someone is selling off their holdings at any price . . .more...

What factors can fuel the platinum bullion market?

Experts see platinum outperforming gold this year on optimism surrounding the global economic recovery and supply disruptions in Africa . . .more...

Why are palladium prices strong?

Demand is expected to grow in 2013, due to stringent vehicle-emissions control standards and healthy auto markets in U.S. and China, while declining supplies remain tight . . .more...

Has gold peaked or does the real move in gold lie ahead?

Gold has acted bullishly; it had every opportunity to plunge lower. But it never happened. I've just added to my gold position. The real move in gold lies ahead . . .more...

Are global events presenting lower acquisition opportunities for gold?

Gold dropped on concern that gold demand in India, the world's biggest buyer, is slowing and after a report showed Spain's economy entered its second recession since 2009 . . .more...

Is adverse overseas economic data weighing on precious metals?

A potential freeze in Europe's financial system has spurred traders to favor the flexibility of cash instead of precious metals futures; rising concerns about Europe tend to . . .more...

What is behind the latest rally in precious metals prices?

Prices were boosted by a weaker dollar and expectations that central banks will maintain loose monetary policies for some time; Upside targets for gold: $1,800, then $2,000 . . .more...

Where do the ''Barron's Roundtable'' experts see oil and gold in 2012?

Marc Faber: It is not that the gold price will go up; the value of paper money will go down. Diversification is important; people should put 15% to 25% of their assets in gold. . .more...

Could technical consolidation offer trading opportunities in Palladium and other metals?

Gold needs a new story if it's to mount another leg up -- new catalyst likely to be inflation. From a technical standpoint, more consolidation needed in gold, silver prices . . .more...

Is the big picture still positive for gold?

Factors will lead to gold being increasingly used as line of defense against negative market outcomes; physical demand is robust and there is good support below this market . . .more...

Is gold in bubbly territory?

Gold is a desirable asset for people who wish to avoid the fire of financial repression; it's the reciprocal of the world's faith in the institution of managed currencies . . .more...

Is commodity market consolidation offering a strategic accumulation opportunity?

Today, in spite of economic worries in almost every part of the world, consumption of most commodities continues to grow -- in some cases, strongly . . .more...

Where will the gold market go when the perception of low inflation cracks?

As interest rates start to rise, and fighting inflation becomes the main task of central bankers rather than warding off another depression, the price of the gold will soar . . .more...

Will spectacular monetary expansion cause spectacular rotating advances in the metals sector?

With silver's reversal, traders were forced to ''unwind'' -- sell silver and buy back gold, putting further pressure on silver while pushing up the price of gold . . .more...

Are poor economic conditions causing dollar weakness and strong precious metals markets?

The dollar has slid to its lowest level in three years against major currencies; meanwhile, gold hits new nominal high and silver is within sight of multi-decade highs . . .more...

Is gold out of the control of the Fed and Wall Street?

Gold is traded internationally across the face of the planet 24 hours a day, out of the hands of the Fed and Goldman Sachs, and trades everywhere and where it wants . . .more...

What will strategists project for the metals market after gold exceeds its historical high?

The yellow metal is at a record high; gold, even at the absurdly high sounding price of nearly $1,440 an ounce, might even be considered a tad undervalued when compared to . . .more...

Could the New Year bring profit-taking in the metals markets?

Gold retreated below the $1,400 mark Tuesday; it had rallied 29.7% over 2010, but slipped in the first two days of 2011 as investors moved to realize those gains . . .more...

Is gold a ''logical hedge'' against paper currencies and other economic risks?

The buck's downward slide: $1000 bought you nearly 50 ounces of gold in 1930 and less than an ounce today; the dollar has slipped nearly 99% over that stretch . . .more...

Would gold in the $2,000 price range slow its advances?

There no longer is a haven among the major currencies; a gold price of $2,000 an ounce or more, versus the current $1,345.90, looks quite plausible . . .more...

Will the gold market make advances to higher prices?

A striking rally today; Investors are concerned about the state of the world's economic recovery and bought gold as a refuge and investment-portfolio diversifier . . .more...

Are fundamental factors positive for precious metals this year?

Goldman Sachs report: Commodities demand from emerging markets and limited growth in supply will help to support prices toward the end of the year . . .more...

Is this technical correction in metals prices offering a fundamental acquisition opportunity?

Gold held near $1,160 an ounce, steadying after hitting three-month lows the day before, helped by investor nervousness over the U.S. economy and strong demand from India . . .more...

Do the Wall Street media like to argue an anti-gold stance?

I think it's pure baloney -- Gold has been in a sensational but secret and subtle bull market for the last ten years, and (not yet) into its speculative third phase . . .more...

Why does a billionaire investment expert believe gold will do fine if the world does well or not?

Confidence in gold: If the world does well, gold will be fine. If not, gold will also do fine . . . but a lot of other things could collapse. Greater gains for gold coming . . .more...

Are hard assets becoming recognized as a unique and important asset class?

Gold's status as a legitimate monetary asset is increasingly being accepted, as evidenced by the observation last week that global investors continued to flee risk assets . . .more...

When will Americans get on board having their own personal gold standard?

The great bull market in gold is in its tenth year but ignored by the media and by the public; today, only a tiny fraction of Americans own so much as one single gold coin . . .more...

What will ASIA use to replace devaluing currencies?

BofA/Merrill Lynch expects China, now world's biggest gold producer, to support gold prices going forward; their medium-term gold price target: $1,500 an ounce . . .more...

Will gold test the January highs of around $1,150?

Investors have poured money into gold as a hedge against currencies' volatility due to fears about debt defaults in the euro zone; metal's rebound ignited technical buying . . .more...

In the past difficult decade, what investment was up nine straight years?

Gold rallied for a ninth straight year in 2009 as the Federal Reserve kept interest rates near zero percent to revive growth, driving the dollar lower . . .more...

Will awareness of fiat currency devaluation soon initiate a major rally in bullion?

When gold rises, it tells us that the world distrusts fiat money, and that people are turning in their central-bank created 'junk money' for time-honored true wealth -- gold . . .more...

Will central banks become increasingly inclined to invest reserves in gold rather than dollars?

Gold jumped to a record after India’s central bank bought 200 metric tons of the metal from the IMF, heightening speculation about more official purchases . . .more...

How much did gold bullion appreciate when the dollar was devalued in the 1970s?

Gold has benefited from the dollar's decline, technical buying momentum and inflation worries as central banks struggle to emerge from unprecedented fiscal stimulus measures . . .more...

Why does a silver investment have a better profit opportunity?

Thanks to its widespread industrial use, silver benefits, even more than gold, from current economic hopes; investors continue to show strong interest in silver . . .more...

Are markets indicating further strength in gold prices?

Gains in equities are a sign of “falling risk aversion” which may reduce demand for the dollar, pushing gold higher . . .more...

How long will investors have an opportunity to acquire gold bullion for under $1,000/oz?

Unless we see some kind of negative fallout again from the financial sector, the hopes are good for a continued recovery in metal prices and gold to benefit further . . .more...

Why have gold bullion prices been strong?

All the ingredients in place for a bull run in gold; the dollar is beginning to wobble, US Treasuries are under pressure and inflation is set to rise . . .more...

Is now a good time to accumulate gold?

The important thing to know about gold is that it is in a long-term primary bull market; gold has held above its 50-month MA ever since May 2005 . . .more...

Are stocks still suspect, and what is the outlook for gold?

Gold is increasingly accepted as its own asset class and as a separate currency; We see gold hitting new highs, over the next year or two, of around $1,500 an ounce . . .more...

Will gold see support at $900?

Gold extended its push above the $900-an-ounce level on Thursday while oil prices staged a modest rebound after a sharp fall in the previous session . . .more...

Why are technicians expecting $2,000 to $4,000 gold?

Gold has recently outperformed nearly every asset, and if history is any guide, its upward trajectory is nowhere near finished . . .more...

Will global demand for gold bullion make prices breach all-time highs?

Investors seeking the safety of physical bullion as other asset prices see fresh volatility; on Monday gold exceeded $900, to its highest level in more than three months . .more...

Will increased demand for gold as a safe haven prove to drive up prices?

Gold soared today to its highest level since Jan. 1 on heavy safe-haven demand as sentiment deteriorated across global equity markets . . .more...

Could gold rally to a new record price high above its prior 2008 peak?

If W.D. Gann's thesis is correct, gold should now be on its way to complete its primary bull market . . .more...

Why have short-dollar/long-commodity trades punished gold?

Margin-call selling and scrambling into cash; nontraditional buyers who previously helped to boost all commodity prices have headed for the exits to avoid further risk . . .more...

Why are commodity prices low in the face of unparalleled government intervention?

Hedge funds in grip of vicious selling cycle; selling holdings, returning money to worried investors, triggering further price declines and prompting more withdrawals . . .more...

Will the turmoil in the financial markets lead investors to gold?

Following the rejection of the bail-out package for Wall Street, investor interest in gold has strengthened amid the turmoil elsewhere in financial markets . . .more...

Why add to precious metals positions after the recent price corrections?

There has been no fundamental decrease in the value of gold as a hedge against both inflation and strong deflation; Historically, gold has fared well in both periods . . .more...

What does the rising price of gold tell us about the health of the U.S. Dollar?

Gold is now on the move, telling us that both the US economy and the dollar are in trouble, and it’s a red flag for the health of the United States . . .more...

Could gold prices actually double or triple from current levels?

Citigroup: Would not be surprised to see gold increase as the global policy prescriptions for the credit crunch remain powerfully and uniformly re-flationary . . .more...

Will the Fed spin words to try to fool the markets into believing something has changed?

All the spin and stabilization cannot prevent the imminent consequences -- a substantially lower dollar, Gold at $1650 and trashing what is left of the financials . . .more...

Why is the Monex price of Euro Silver Philharmonics less than U.S. coins?

Unable to meet increasing demand, the U.S. Mint late last month began limiting how many coins its 13 authorized buyers world-wide are allowed to purchase . . .more...

Can gold consolidate in the face of higher inflation reports and lower interest rates?

U.S. inflation data showed rising price pressures; lower interest rates tend to boost gold's appeal as an alternative investment to stocks and bonds . . .more...

Should a bank writing down $5 Billion be thought of as GOOD news?

Talking heads cheer Citicorp’s earnings because they lost less than predicted, declaring now that the OTC derivative problem is over. Talk about world class BS! . . .more...

Does the current gold market present an opportunity?

Downward economic spiral gains momentum faster than expected; present action in gold is excellent in building a base for a run into the middle $1000s . . .more...

Could central bank intervention make gold go to many thousands of dollars?

Anyone who last week assumed the bailout problem was over and we would be improving from there on out is simply nuts; it leaves the average man victimized by economic rape . . .more...

If there was a gold guru, what is he saying now?

The credit system is totally decimated, ruined and broken. Stimulation must continue. Nothing can stop the march of gold up or the march of the dollar down . . .more...

What is up with platinum?

Even at this record level platinum is a good opportunity as strong fundamentals and a power crisis in top producer South Africa will rule for months to come . . .more...

What do difficulties in South Africa mean to platinum prices?

Platinum hit a record $1,789 a troy ounce amid ongoing concerns about . . .more...

Will 2008 further the seven straight years of appreciation for gold, silver and platinum?

Gold and platinum sailed to record highs on Monday, boosted by dollar weakness . . .more...

Will commodity prices be strong in 2008?

Gold, oil, platinum set records during the first trading session of the new year . . .more...

What is the outlook for gold and platinum?

Yesterday platinum broke above 1500 -- I look for $2000 an ounce in 2008 . . .more...

Is gold outperforming currencies and stocks?

Russell comment -- all fiat currencies are losing value against gold . . .more...

What does $90 oil mean for gold?

If the relationship was to go to the average gold would be nearer to . . .more...

How much has gold appreciated so far this year?

Has jumped 16 percent or about $100 an ounce so far this year . . .more...

Can savvy investors position into silver at low prices now before silver soars?

Factors may drive the price of silver to new highs this year . . .more...

Is the cost of mining gold increasing?

The industry is being forced to mine at ever greater depths and higher temperatures . . .more...

What are the reasons for gold's apparent price resilience?

Industrial and dental demand hit a record 458 tonnes last year, rising 5 percent . . .more...

Is the present value of palladium relatively cheap?

JPMorgan says that palladium "appears too cheap relative to platinum" . . .more...

Can gold hold over $600 in the face of lower oil prices?

The weakness in oil prices put gold under pressure with bullion retreating . . .more...

Why should investors seek to diversify from stocks and bonds?

A weak U.S. dollar might boost the appeal of gold as an alternative investment . . .more...

When will gold return to its 1980 price?

Gold may rise to a record next year as U.S. interest rate cuts weaken the dollar . . .more...

What will help gold get to $682?

I am convinced the US dollar is headed much lower albeit not without a battle royal . . .more...

What can be expected for silver?

UBS: We believe that the potential upside from current levels is attractive . . .more...

Why is silver gravitating to higher price levels?

The problem is this -- there's an increasing demand for silver, but the once-huge supply . . .more...

Where are we in the gold/silver generational bull market?

It will move above $600 with a probable overrun of our magnet at . . .more...

Will the global investment market see that silver offers an exceptional oppportunity?

The silver/gold ratio seems to be breaking out of a choppy, two-year pattern . . .more...

Does the Monex "$10 Silver Report," released last August, contain insightful information?

Silver again edged closer to the $10 an ounce level when it reached . . .more...

Why do Sinclair and others now expect $600 to $682 gold price levels?

Apart from China, other factors are contributing to gold's recent rally . . .more...

Where does Sinclair see gold in 2006 due to the derivitive crisis?

All of this represents economic madness, meaning that gold is going to . . .more...

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