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Gold Prices Today Near 3-Week High on Chinese Yuan Fears

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Gold prices today (Thursday) are down slightly after climbing to a three-week high yesterday amid yuan fears, a softer dollar, and a global equity rout.

The yellow metal finished Wednesday up $15.60, or 1.41%, at $1.123.20 an ounce. That marked the fifth consecutive session in which the gold price ended higher.

Here's what you need to know about gold prices today, and why they're headed higher...

Despite Low Gold Prices, the Yellow Metal Is Outperforming These Investments

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Commodities took it on the chin last month. Crude oil saw its steepest monthly loss since October 2008. Both copper and aluminum touched their lowest levels in six years. And on July 19, gold experienced a mini flash crash, sending the gold price down to five-year lows.

Yet compared to many other asset classes, gold has held up well, even after factoring in its price decline.

Take a look...

How to Buy Gold While Prices Are Still Low

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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...

The Best Way to Buy Gold Today

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At $1,084 per ounce, gold is scraping multiyear lows, down 42% in four years.

And it seems the gold bears dominate the headlines - everywhere you look, each news item seems more negative than the last.

There have been calls for gold to hit $800... and even lower.

Gold on Sale: Investors Buying on Today's Low Gold Prices

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The leveraged gold futures derivatives market is knocking down the precious metal, yet in massive contrast, this drop has ignited a shopping frenzy. American Gold Eagle sales reached 161,500 ounces in July, the highest monthly figure since April 2013.

With so much gloom and doom in the media surrounding gold prices right now, you might wonder why coin sales are soaring at multiyear highs.

Here's what's going on...

How China Plans to Dominate Pricing in the Gold Market

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China is notable for its long-time affinity toward gold. For the past several years, it has consistently been one of the top two gold consumers worldwide. (India holds the title for No. 1 gold consumer - for now.)

China is also the world's largest gold producer. So it stands to reason that China would want to exert more influence over the gold market - and gold prices.

Here's how the Asian nation aims to do just that...

This Overlooked Gold Play Could Bring Us 115%

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I love gold right now, not despite, but because of everything that's happened to it this month...

Now, it's true that the "race to $1,000" triggered by the July 20 Asian bear raid appears to have the yellow metal on the ropes.

Have a look at this...

Gold Price Prediction 2015 After the "Flash Crash"

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Gold price prediction 2015: A gold "flash crash" shook markets July 19, sending the metal down $50 an ounce in a matter of seconds to its lowest level since 2010.

But the tumble didn't stop there. In fact, last week's events were so dramatic they necessitate an updated gold price prediction for 2015.

"Gold's hard-and-fast tumble below $1,100 an ounce last week means some investors may be tuning out the yellow metal or suffering from gold 'burnout,'" Money Morning Technical Trading Specialist D.R. Barton, Jr. told readers July 27. "But ignoring it is a huge mistake. It has been and always will be one of the best stores of value, and it's a crucial hedge against economic upheaval. It's a must-have holding."

Here's exactly what happened to gold last week - and our new gold price forecast to make the yellow metal work for you in coming months...

How to Know When Gold's Bearish Slide Is Over

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Gold's hard-and-fast tumble below $1,100 an ounce last week means some investors may be tuning out the yellow metal, or suffering from gold "burnout."

But ignoring it is a huge mistake. It has been and always will be one of the best stores of value, and it's a crucial hedge against economic upheaval. It's a must-have holding.

Last Monday's "bear raid" in Shanghai brought gold down to 13-year lows before settling at five-and-a-half year lows, and it's absolutely vital that we know when this downward pressure will stop so that we don't "call a bottom" too quickly.

You see, we can buy gold all the way down, but these charts will help us see when it will resume its upward march...

How Have Commodity Prices Performed in 2015?

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The biggest news we hear when we talk about commodity prices is oil prices. That's because they've crashed nearly 50% in the last year.

But oil is nowhere near the biggest loser among the most common commodities.

Here's how the five most traded commodities have performed in 2015...

What's Next for the Price of Gold in 2015

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The gold sell-off has some precious metals investors' nerves rattled. Gold sentiment right now is worse than it has been with other sell-offs.

So what's really causing this gold price plunge, and, more importantly, what should you expect next?

Here's a close look at what's going on with the price of gold...

The Gold "Crash" We've Been Waiting for Is Here

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The official gold crash story is that raw materials are losing their luster in recent weeks amidst signals from the Fed that it's going to raise rates.

The theory is that higher borrowing costs reduce the incentive to buy commodities by making them less attractive versus interest bearing instruments like bonds and equities that pay dividends because of the lost opportunity cost.

That makes sense but, as usual, it’s not the whole story.

Why Today's Gold Price Is Down

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Tuesday morning, August Comex gold in New York was down $2.50 at $1,104.40 an ounce.

Why today's gold price is down is linked to several factors, starting with the aftermath of the gold "flash crash" that occurred late Sunday night. When China's market opened for trading, a seller dumped five tonnes ($2.7 billion worth) of gold on the Chinese market. Gold fell 4.2% to a five-year low of $1,085 an ounce in a matter of seconds.

Here are the other factors weighing into why today's gold price is down, two days after the flash crash, including China's big reserves reveal, Indian demand, and more..

A Gold "Flash Crash" Happened Yesterday – Here's Why

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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...

How This "Overweight" Gold Miner’s 21st Century Approach Will Get Us a 50% Gain

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If you're like most of us, I'm sure that at one point or another you've reached one of those crucial career junctures - you know, a point in time when circumstances forced a really tough job choice... or when you made a gutsy career call on your own.

For Rob McEwen, that critical career juncture came in the late 1990s, and it was accompanied by some tough-to-swallow realizations:

He was about to lose his company...

But before long, those fits and starts would lead him, his company - and us - to some of the best profits in the mining sector...

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