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    A gold "flash crash" took the yellow metal down 4.2%, or about $50, in a matter of seconds late Sunday night to its lowest level since March 2010.

    Just before 9:30 p.m. ET -- or just as China's market opened for trading -- someone dumped five tonnes ($2.7 billion worth) of gold on the Chinese market.

    Exactly who is "someone," and why the big sell?

    Let's take a look...

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Why Gold Prices per Ounce Today Are Rising

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Gold prices per ounce pushed higher Wednesday.

There are three big catalysts moving the price of gold today.

Continue reading here for all three...

Why gold prices today are at the lowest level since Christmas

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Gold prices today (Friday) fell to fresh new lows below the $1,200-an-ounce threshold for the first time since mid-December.

There are three reasons why gold’s extending its losses…

Why Gold Prices Are Up Today from 9-Month Lows

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Gold prices today (Tuesday) snapped out of a streak of 9-month lows.

Here’s our latest gold chart, current gold prices and gold futures, and what’s causing the yellow metal to finally rebound...

Why Today's Gold Price Is Going Down

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Today (Thursday), gold fell to its lowest level since January. There are three reasons why today's gold price is going down...

Here they are, plus the current gold price, gold futures data, and more...

Two Clashing Themes in Gold News Have Been Flat Lining Prices Since April

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Two themes have dominated gold news the last few months, and both have opposite effects on gold price.

Together, they've flat lined the yellow metal...

Why Gold Prices Today Are Skyrocketing Above $1,300 an Ounce

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Gold prices today (Wednesday) were up a whopping $18.70 an ounce (up 1.43%) as of 12:30 p.m. EDT. Spot gold traded at $1,307.30 an ounce after closing at $1,288.60 an ounce in the previous session.

Here’s what’s moving the yellow metal up so much today…

The Price of Gold Today and Where It's Headed

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The price of gold fell Thursday after stronger-than-expected jobs data showed that U.S. economy added another 288,000 jobs in June. Also weighing on the precious metal was a drop in the official unemployment rate to 6.1% - its lowest level since September 2008 - and the Dow Jones breaking through 17,000 points to set a new high.

Here are current gold prices, and where the yellow metal is headed in the latter half of 2014…

New Gold Price Chart, Plus the Latest Gold News

Gold shifted higher today (Monday) following recent record lows – our up-to-date gold price chart shows that in late May, gold tumbled to its lowest level in four months, to $1,243.00.

Gold for August delivery was up 0.1% at $1,253.90 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. London gold was up 0.1% at $1,253.77 an ounce.

Here’s the top news affecting the yellow metal right now…

Why Gold Mutual Funds Are Attractive Investments

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Gold mutual funds are gaining attention as a safe-haven investment to hedge against the market volatility 2014 has brought so far.

These types of investments are managed by professionals who analyze and monitor the movement of gold and invest accordingly in bullions and equities.

Here we examine one method for how to invest in gold, using gold mutual funds.

Plus we’ve highlighted a few to get you started today…

A Gold Price History from Nixon to Obama

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Analysts look to the gold price history as a tool to make predictions about the yellow metal's direction.

A good place to start when examining the gold price history is the 1970s. Up until the early '70s, gold prices hardly fluctuated by more than a dollar or two.

But U.S. President Richard Nixon, who was in office from 1969-1974, decoupled the dollar from gold in 1971 due to various economic pressures.

And this had a major effect on where gold went after that…

Why the Gold Spot Price Is Hovering So Low

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Last week, the gold spot price tumbled to its lowest level in four months, to $1,243.00.

Tuesday, the gold spot price hit another four-month low early on, but ended the day hovering around last week's low levels, at $1,245.80. August Comex gold was up $0.90 at $1,245.00 an ounce.

Here’s what’s weighing on the yellow metal – and what to watch that could affect gold prices this week.

New Gold ETF OUNZ Offers Something Different to Investors

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A new gold ETF, Merk Gold Trust ETV (NYSE ARCA: OUNZ), was launched on May 16, 2014. It seeks to corner an often-neglected part of the investment market: goldbugs who like to hold onto tangible gold.

Here’s how this new gold ETF works...

Gold Price Per Ounce at a 16-Week Low – Here's What Is Going On

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Today (Friday), gold price per ounce fell under $1,250 an ounce to a 16-week low. Prior to this five-day losing streak, gold price per ounce has been stuck in a tight trading range for weeks, struggling to consistently trade above the key $1,300 an ounce level.

Gold futures for August delivery fell by 0.8% to $1,246.50 an ounce this morning on the Comex in New York. And earlier, the price touched on $1,244.50, the lowest for a most-active contract since Feb. 3, according to Bloomberg.

Here’s what’s driving gold price per ounce, and how to play the yellow metal in 2014…

Why Today's Gold Price Is Going Down

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Today's gold price was modestly lower Wednesday after Tuesday's rout left the yellow metal at its lowest level in 15 weeks.

In morning trading, the most active contract, August Comex gold, slipped $8.40, or 0.67%, at $1257.10. Spot gold was lower by $6.90, or 0.55%, at $1,256.40.

So why are gold prices going down today?

Barclays Gold Price Fix Scandal Only Hints at Bigger Problem

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Barclays Plc (NYSE ADR: BCS) was fined $43.8 million today (Friday) by a U.K. regulatory agency as part of a gold price fix episode back in 2012 .

A trader abused Barclays' role as one of the big banks that participates in a twice-daily conference call to set gold prices. He manipulated the price of gold lower to avoid taking a big loss to a customer who had (correctly) bet gold prices would rise.

But just because Barclays got caught doesn’t mean they are the only member of the gold price fix group that’s guilty…

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