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The Best Market Crash "Insurance" You Can Buy


Now is a very good idea to be buying gold. Right now... before the Super Crash.

Gold is key because it offers protection against both inflation and deflation. It is one of the few assets to do that. It's market crash insurance.

It's surprising how few investors get this, because it's really not complicated. But it'll click for you today in five minutes...

How to Buy Gold While Prices Are Still Low


Current prices offer one of the best chances to buy gold we've seen in a decade. And with governments around the world printing money to support their flailing economies and stock market volatility surging, there's no shortage of reasons to own gold.

But not all gold is created equal - and the same applies to gold investments.

Here are the most crucial aspects of investing in the yellow metal and what to consider when buying gold...

Buying Gold Helps in a Crisis like Greece

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Historic debt defaults are looming in Greece and Puerto Rico.

Investors are piling into safe-haven, money-alternative gold.

Keep reading to find out why buying gold helps in such a situation and how to buy the shiny yellow metal.

How to Buy Gold in the 21st Century

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How to buy gold has taken a big leap into the digital age, thanks to something called HayekGold.

The HayekGold token is a digital representation of stored physical gold. And it's linked to the Bitcoin blockchain - the digital ledger that verifies and stores every Bitcoin transaction.

Here's why AnthemVault's tech-based spin on how to buy gold should have every gold bug's attention...

Investing in Gold and Silver: Interview with an Industry Insider

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It's been a volatile year for those investing in gold and silver.

Gold is down some 20% year to date, and silver has lost more than 30%. The yellow metal tumbled more than 30% in the three quarters to June as fears mounted of an early end to the U.S. Federal Reserve's bond-buying program.

But the stars are aligning for better times ahead...

Has the Great Gold Crash Divorced Bullion from Futures Prices?

The Great Gold Crash in April has likely set in motion one of the biggest shifts in precious metals markets in a lifetime.
While some big players likely stepped in to crush the markets for personal gain, they may have accidentally also made a move that will divorce gold and silver bullion pricing from gold and silver futures.
Forget about gold miners vs gold stocks, we're talking a whole other level of magnitude if this trend takes hold.
Here's a look at the circumstances, the players and what to expect next...

Why Gold Prices Are Up This Week


It's been a good few days for investors holding on to gold, and we've been getting lots of questions as to why gold prices are up this week.

Gold futures had their biggest one-day gain of the year Thursday, up nearly $40 an ounce, and ended the week up 4.2% at $1,453.60.

At one point this week, gold had retraced half the loss it incurred during its April nosedive. In a two-day period, the yellow metal fell $225 an ounce, hitting a two-year low on April 15.

It is natural for any financial asset to enjoy some sort of a rebound after such a steep plunge. But there are some sound fundamental reasons as to why gold is up.

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Gold Buyers Get Physical As Coin and Jewelry Sales Surge

We all have the same question: What's going on with gold? As Frank Holmes explains, investors are now moving out of paper gold and into the physical. Read more...

This Gold Slam is a Massive Wealth Transfer from Our Pockets to the Banks

The gold bear raid is happening at the expense of you - and anyone else trying to protect their wealth from the printing presses. Chris Martenson explains. Read more...

Does Investing in Gold Top Your List of "Best Investments"?


Even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor's 500 Index have hit record highs this year, investing in gold remains the top investment pick in CNBC's latest All-America Economic Survey.

The March poll shows the yellow metal is the favored investment choice among 35% of respondents, beating real estate at 27% and stocks at 21%. This is the second year that investing in gold has topped the list of what those surveyed consider the "best investment" to make now.

While survey participants are more optimistic this year than last about the stock market, 21% are uncertain if now is a good time to dabble in stocks, up from 11% in December 2009.

Those who believe the current environment make it a good time to buy stocks jumped from 31% in November to 40%, the highest amount since December 2009.

Moreover, in spite of the improved outlook for stocks, the overall view of the current state of the economy remains bleak. Currently, 60% of those surveyed are pessimistic about the U.S. economy, up from 56% in November.

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Can Gold Miners Increase Profits Through Spin Offs?

After more than a decade of merger mania, gold miners are now looking to spin off some of their acquisitions.

By doing so, the gold miners hope for better results after abysmal performance recently, as gold prices have fallen. And, as always, gold miners' profits rise and fall much faster than the yellow metal's price.

The underperformance of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDX) compared with that of the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD) bears this out. GDX is down 20.5% since the end of last year, while GLD is down 4.8%.

Investors are starting to get really impatient with the gold miners - so much so that billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is arguing some of the world's biggest gold mining companies, including AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU), spin off some of the mines that they have acquired through M&A over the past 10 years.

Paulson, the largest shareholder of GLD and AU, thinks the sum of the parts is greater than the value of the whole mining company. Paulson certainly can't be pleased with AU's 23.5% decline so far in 2013.

Other gold majors, including Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI) and Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX), have already spun off some of their mines or are in the process of doing so.

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These Gold Stocks Are Poised to Rebound in 2013

They almost HAVE to. Fact is, gold mining companies' stocks specifically have lagged the performance of the precious metal for six years. Here's why investors can expect a reversal in the next nine months.

The Looming Gold Production Cliff That Will Drive Prices Higher

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In recent years, global gold production has been at or near record levels. The plentiful supplies have led gold bears to argue that the yellow metal's decade-long bull run will end.

But gold bears are dead wrong.

In fact, the 'glory days' of gold production may be ending soon.

That's because some industry experts are beginning to point to a gold "production cliff' that is looming not far in the future.

And this coming decline in production can mean only one thing: higher gold prices.

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A Test of Strength for Gold

It's still among the wisest investments you can make right now. As Frank Holmes explains, the gold price could rise more than 16% in the short term. You have to see this chart...

Why Bill Gross Says You Should Be Investing in Gold

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Renowned bond investor Bill Gross, the manager of PIMCO's Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, just shared his top investment picks with Barron's. Leading the savvy investor's short and selective list was gold.

Why is a bond bull keen on investing in gold?

It's because Gross sees gold as a stellar inflationary hedge as global central banks attempt to reflate their economies.

Gross explained that while it looks like loose monetary policies and the deluge of dollars will continue for a while, at some point both will have to stop and "when all this money printing by central banks ends, it won't be pretty."

Gross sees trouble brewing in the artificially-priced U.S. Treasury market.

"The Fed is buying 80% of the Treasury market today. It is remarkable to think that when the Treasury issues debt in the trillion-dollar-plus category, the Fed ends up buying most of it. The Treasury sells it to banks and primary dealers, who sell it back to the Fed at a higher bid," Gross explained.

"This is very different from the free-market capitalism we've come to know. And it will continue until inflation exceeds the upper end of the central bank's target of 2.5% or, by some miracle, we get real economic growth," Gross continued.

The artificially priced bonds leave investors to question if investing in them is worth the slender reward, given the paltry yields from a bevy of bonds except high-risk junk bonds.

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