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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...

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Add More Dividend Yield to Your Portfolio with These 30 Stocks

"If you don't own gold, you don't know history..."

Those words were uttered recently by Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates, the single-largest hedge fund on the planet, with a whopping $170 billion in assets.

Dalio has produced almost 15% annually for over two decades, and now he's warning anyone paying attention that it's time to own some gold. He believes there's just too much risk in not owning gold today.

Let's take that concern for risk and turn it into our profit. Here's how...

How to Buy 1 Ounce of Gold at a Discount

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It may yet be underpriced, but just 1 ounce of gold is still rather expensive. Such costs could keep you from allocating capital to this very necessary hedging investment.

Buying shares in gold ETFs can help limit those costs, as it doesn't require you to buy the equivalent of 1 ounce of gold at about $1,185.

But here's a way to get it even cheaper than that...

Why SPDR Gold Trust Is a Great Way to Start Gold Investing Today (GLD)

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Gold investing is a must.

But if you're wary about investing in gold, the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD) is a good place to start.

Here's what the SPDR Gold Trust offers a rookie gold investor...

Two Gold "Stocks" to Buy Now

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Finding gold stocks to buy can be tricky.

You see, to invest in gold, you don't need to buy physical gold bullion or coins. In fact, in many cases your best bet is to buy shares in gold exchange-traded funds.

And here are the best funds you can buy right now that are currently flying under precious metal investors' radars...

My Secret Gold Investing Strategy

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Gold has taken a beating in recent weeks and is now tumbling along at four-year lows of $1,160/ounce.

Frankly, I think that's fantastic news. Today I want to show you my gold investing strategy that's perfect for moments like this. You'll get the two tactics you need as a gold investor, a simple test to determine if you own enough gold, and a look at how to buy it.

Let's get started...

Gold Investing 2014: Gold Will Continue to Outperform Major Assets

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Gold investing 2014 update: Gold prices have had a strong first half in 2014. At the midpoint in July, the yellow metal had gone up 9.2% in value.

Investors in physical gold have benefited from the rise. Throughout the year, gold has consistently outperformed other major asset classes like U.S. treasuries and equities.

Gold’s outperformance isn’t ending anytime soon. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth sees more gains on the horizon, and that is good news for gold investing…

A Gold Investing "Cheat Sheet" for 2014

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With gold prices at roughly $1,300 an ounce, many investors are asking themselves if now is the time to invest in gold.

I think that's the wrong question.

What they should be asking themselves is if they can afford not to buy it right now.

The case for gold investing has never been more clear - just take a look...

Gold News: China Poised to Overtake India as Biggest Gold Consumer

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Demand for gold in China is skyrocketing. Thanks to an enriched and growing middle class, China's gold consumption will reach a record 1,000 tons this year - up a whopping 29% year over year. At this pace, China will soon surpass India as the world's biggest buyer of the yellow metal.

Imagine what this will do to the price of gold over the next few years...

The Best Reasons to Own Gold NOW

Whether you own gold or have been sitting on the sidelines, you must be wondering whether now is the time to buy more or to finally get in the game.

The answer is one of refreshing clarity in these uncertain times.

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Stay the Course with Gold as Mixed Signals Move Markets

Gold has become extremely oversold as it falls below $1,200 an ounce. But based on simple math, it’s due for a reversal… Read more...

The Silver and Gold Prices 'Super Cycle' is Far From Over

Looking at a 10-year gold prices or silver prices chart and seeing respective gains of 423% and 650% can get investors pretty excited, and for good reasons.


Whether you enjoyed the previous commodities bull run and are currently adding to your positions, or just initiating one, now is the time to buy gold and silver, as both are expected to continue climbing in value.

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The Ultimate Gift for Your Gold Lover and 5 Other Amazing Consumer Trends

Package gift small Last weekend marked the official start of the holiday shopping season in the U.S., so for the next month, consumers will be enticed with daily deals on the latest fads, such as one-cup coffee makers, tablets, flat screens and cashmere sweaters.

According to the latest survey from the Consumer Electronic Association, about 60 percent of adults plan to shop in stores or online during the holiday weekend, with the average person indicating they'll fork over $218 for gifts and merchandise from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

This is a sharp increase from 2011, where shoppers said they'd spend $159.



For the ultimate gold lover on your shopping list, one amazing purchase you can nab is a Christmas tree complete with Disney characters and gold leaf ribbons made of 88 pounds of pure gold from a jewelry store in Tokyo, according to Reuters.

The ornamental tree will set you back $4.2 million, but there's also a smaller version available for $243,000.

But that's not the only thing that has grabbed my attention this holiday season. Here are 5 other amazing consumer trends that are happening around the world.

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The "Two Outlooks" for Gold Prices

One of the best parts of my job is when I hear back from you.

And two recent columns in particular on gold generated a larger-than-normal response.

The comments were related to the two-parter on gold prices that we published on Nov. 5 ("The Secret Gold Standard") and Nov. 13 ("Why Obama's Victory Means Higher Gold Prices").

Let's take a look at what you had to say.

The comments related to the "Secret Gold Standard" column were especially intriguing because a number of you thought I was advocating a literal return to the "gold standard."

I wasn't, of course. I employed the term as a convenient metaphor to try and help folks understand how the world's central banks were adding gold reserves for the first time in nearly a quarter century.

In fact, a global return to the gold standard isn't possible - there literally isn't enough gold to allow that to happen. It would crimp money-supply growth in such a way that global economic growth would be stymied.

A number of you wrote in to make that same point - including one reader who actually performed all the necessary calculations to make his case.

Al K. wrote in to ask: "Some analysts believe gold will drop further & others believe gold has bottomed out now. What do the experts of Money Morning believe?"

Since Al requested an "expert" opinion - a fair request - I put in a call to Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald.

The Outlook For Gold Prices

Right now, Keith explained, there are two separate outlooks for gold - one for the near-term and another for the longer-term.

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As Gold Prices Climb, This Options Trading Strategy Tells You When to Buy

While most experts agree the long-term outlook for gold prices is still bullish, the yellow metal's pattern this summer can only be described as one of fits and starts.

In all, gold has made 11 short-term bottoms since May 29, the lowest being a close at $1,552.40 an ounce on June 28. Meanwhile, subsequent rally attempts have all quickly run into resistance, stalling out at near $1,620.

This start-and-stop action makes it extremely difficult for investors to avoid being "whipsawed."

Fortunately, there's a way around this dilemma: Just use an options trading strategy that lets the market itself tell you exactly when to buy gold.

And, here's the best part: This clever options trading strategy will cost you only a few dollars.

It can be used on gold futures - e.g., the standard 100-ounce CME Group contract, on any of the gold mining stocks or on the much more affordable gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on which options trade.

Taking the Guesswork Out of Gold Prices

For ease of explanation, I'll base our example on the most popular and actively traded of the gold ETFs - the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca: GLD).

Recently quoted at $155.75, the price of a single GLD share usually tracks the price of one-tenth of an ounce of gold (discounted by 2.5%-3.0% for fund expenses and storage costs for the metal that backs the shares).

Here's how you would initiate the strategy, based on actual prices available last Friday:

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