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Gold Outshines the Market in Q1 2016

Gold returned to favor with investors in the first quarter of 2016, rising 17% for its best performance in nearly 30 years. The yellow metal outperformed most other asset classes ...
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What Gold’s Best Quarter in 30 Years Really Looks Like for Key Stocks and ETFs

Coming into 2016, gold seem to be losing its luster, even further than in prior years. That was then, this is now. It turns out that the perfect storm leading into the ...
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15 Reasons That US Recession Risks Have Almost Vanished for 2016

This year has by and large been a rather nerve-racking one all around. The presidential election has taken an unprecedented and zany path, the stock market went from steady in 2015 ...
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10 Things to Consider About the Recent Market Panic

Everyone seems to be guessing about the future and near-term expectations after the recent market panic. The first thing that needs to be considered is that trying to call a ...
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Are Lower Gold ETF Outflows Helping to Mark a Bottom in Gold?

Each quarterly report on demand trends from the World Gold Council (WGC) shines a different light on aspects of gold. While the overall report shows lower demand and lower supplies ...
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Energy, Metals Drag Commodities Lower

The commodities markets are having a tough day. Index futures are down; energy futures are mostly down; metals, precious and otherwise, are down; grains are mostly down; and only lean ...
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Can Gold’s Shine Catch Up to Gold Mining Stocks?

Since posting a recent low of around $1,148 an ounce in mid-March, gold prices have increased by more than 6%, returning to the yellow metal’s price at the end of ...
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How to View and Value Gold in a Rising Dollar Environment

It is almost impossible to argue against the notion that gold has lost much of its luster for investors and speculators. Gold may not have fallen out of favor as badly ...
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Will Gold Follow Oil and Fall Back Under $1,000?

The drop in the price of oil has been monumental, and the oil and gas sector is starting to prepare for some much leaner times ahead. The question to ask ...
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A True Surprise in Global Gold Demand Trends for 2014, 2015 and Beyond

The World Gold Council (WGC) has released its annual Global Demand Trends for the year 2014, and there are frankly some real surprises here. You would probably expect that an ...
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Equity ETFs See Massive Inflows, but Not Gold and Bond ETFs

2014 is turning out to be another great year for equities, and that has translated into new assets piling into exchange traded funds (ETFs). Before getting universally excited across all ...
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Gold, Silver Skid on Japanese Easing

Gold prices have lost nearly 3% Friday morning to trade at around $1,163, following the surprise announcement of an increase in the Bank of Japan’s planned asset purchases. The bank ...
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What to Think When Platinum Prices Go Lower Than Gold

Platinum is generally supposed to be worth more than gold per ounce. After all, it is more rare, considered more precious and harder to work with. That basic assumption changes ...
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Oppenheimer Has Gold Miners as a Top Trade Idea

If any asset class has disappointed investors over the last three years, it has been gold. Many on Wall Street are just now starting to reexamine gold for investors' portfolios. ...
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World Gold Council Sees Gold Staging a Comeback

The World Gold Council is out with its first half of 2014 review of gold. Readers will want to at least consider that the council will of course look on ...
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