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Gold: If Not Now … When?

Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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You can be a specialist in reading investment fundamentals and technicals, or you can be a fortune teller.   Here’s the difference. The specialist works very hard, consults a variety of sources, talks with other specialists, and makes very careful determinations about where he thinksthe market is going.  The fortune teller consults no other sources, talks with no other fortune tellers and makes a very certain prediction about the market.The specialist… Read more...
“Quantitative Easing.”   It’s a very lofty-sounding phrase, isn’t it?  You may have heard it uttered by a news anchor in a special report or by Ben Bernanke in one of his most recent speeches.  Or maybe you hit upon QE while surfing the net, and made up your mind to look into what the phrase means when you had a few minutes.  The busy person that you are though, it… Read more...

The October Price Dip

Thursday, 11 October 2012
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Taking its cue from the euro, Gold backed off its important $1,800 psychological level.  The yellow metal wasn’t helped at all by hedge fund selling.  As we’ve stressed a number of times here at The Investor’s Corner, hedge funds like to take short-term profits.  Hedge fund managers are highly opportunistic, and accumulation for the long term is ordinarily not part of their game.  Rather than be deterred by the price… Read more...

Gold and U.S. Unemployment

Sunday, 07 October 2012
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On Friday, October 5th, gold took a step back a few notches on a surprising announcement from The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The September rate of unemployment in the U.S., decreased to 7.8 per cent, and the country added 114,000 nonfarm jobs.  For the first 8 months of 2012, the unemployment rate held to a narrow range between 8.1 and 8.3 percent.  The actual number of unemployed persons, at… Read more...

When Gold and the Euro Part Company

Sunday, 22 July 2012
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The official debut of the euro took place on January 1, 1999.  But the new currency became actual legal tender in 2002.  Gold, at this time, would continue its safe-haven status as an alternative to the US dollar.  For the most part though, the values of gold and its new sidekick began fluctuating together.  Read more...

The Fiscal Cliff

Monday, 22 October 2012
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In the first two days of next year, we will see large tax cuts expire which were passed in 2001 and 2003.  As a result, the nation will undergo cuts to both defense and nondefense programs.  Taxpayers will notice a cut in pay during the first two weeks in January.  The lowest income tax rate is slated to rise from 10 percent to 15 percent. And the highest tax rate… Read more...

Paper Promises: A Review

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
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It should be clear to even the most casual observer of international affairs that ours is a world plagued by debt.  The 2008 financial crisis was brought on by too easy access to mortgages that people couldn’t afford.  The economic crises in Spain and Greece occurred largely over debts these nations could not afford to pay back.  And guess which nation is the largest debtor nation in the world?  You… Read more...

The View from Abroad

Friday, 12 October 2012
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Here at The Investor’s Corner, we try to tap the views of experts from around the world, not simply from those here in the United States.  After all, gold represents real money to the entire world, not just to the U.S.  Still, it’s all too easy to get caught up in our own point of view, particularly since the United States is the world’s third largest consumer of gold (India… Read more...

A Timeout for Gold

Friday, 19 October 2012
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In our last column, we mentioned that the market has already factored in the news about QE3.  Gold bugs need not feel discouraged though.  Quantitative easing is still the single biggest factor driving the market.  Just now though, the gold market is weighing the effects of other news -- counting all the other chips on the table, so to speak. During this recount, the yellow metal needs additional news to… Read more...

Why Procrastination is Harmful to Your Wealth

Monday, 29 October 2012
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If you’re hanging in for the perfect gold price, you’ll never find it.  Better to stop thinking of yourself as an investor and find something else to do.  And what is aperfect price anyway?  If gold goes up, you’ll be unhappy because you’ll think you missed a good thing on the way up.  If gold goes down, you’ll be unhappy because you’ll think the yellow metal has now turned bearish… Read more...