Gold prices have notched a 7% rise year to date as of late July, but the yellow metal has had its fair share of ups and downs in 2014.
Gold mining stocks, on the other hand, have risen higher, and posted some eye-popping returns for investors.
Money Morning Global Resource Specialist Peter Krauth explains what's going on...
Current Gold Prices Move Lower Tuesday as They Follow This Familiar Pattern
Current gold prices shifted lower on Tuesday morning due to profit taking.Here’s the current gold price, what’s moving the yellow metal in a similar pattern to what we saw last week, plus our latest gold price chart...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average Plummets 161 Points After Malaysian Plane Crash
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was hammered on Thursday and the S&P Volatility Index soared after a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed in a Ukrainian war zone on suspicions it was struck by a missile. In addition, multiple big name brands slumped heavily after failing to meet second-quarter earnings expectations.
Commodity prices in gold, oil, and agriculture saw strong gains as investors fled to hard assets.Here is where U.S. markets closed on Thursday, plus the top stories that affected the stock market today...
What the Gold Price Did Today
Gold for August delivery, the most actively traded contract, rose $4.50, or 0.3%, to $1,310.60 an ounce in morning trading. Spot gold gained $2.70 to $1,310.Find out what moved the gold price today - and this week - here...
Gold Market Shift: Third-Biggest Gold-Producing Country Shocks with New Data
The landscape of the gold market has been changing dramatically in the last decade in terms of the dominant gold-producing nations. For example, for nearly a century, South Africa held the top spot for gold production. But in 2008, China took over, and since then, South Africa has sunk down to the fifth spot.This week marked another surprise for the top five…
Why Gold Prices Are Up Today
Gold prices spiked today (Thursday), hitting a near four-month high in early trading. In the morning session, August Comex gold soared $20.20 to $1,355.50 an ounce, its highest level since March 19. Spot gold jumped $17.10 at $1,344.25.There are a few factors contributing to why gold prices are up today...
New Gold Price Chart: Fed Minutes and Middle East Solidify Gold Above $1,320
Gold prices today (Wednesday) finished back over $1,320 an ounce after the release of the latest U.S. Federal Reserve minutes, and amidst turmoil in the Middle East.Take a look at our new gold price chart that reflects the current June-July rally, and get the latest on gold futures, spot gold price per ounce, and news driving up the price of gold...
The Price of Gold Today and Where It's Headed
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…
Current Gold Price at a Three-Month High – Hits Second Quarterly Gain
The current gold price as of July 1 represents a three-month high amid a weaker dollar and ongoing geopolitical tensions.Here’s everything you need to know on if this rise can continue, and how to profit from gold in 2014...
Seven Ways to Tell If Your Gold Is Real
Gold counterfeiting is nothing new. But rest assured there are a number of methods you can use to mitigate the risks of ending up with counterfeit gold. Some are simple, quick, and inexpensive. Others are more elaborate, detailed, and not so readily accessible.Here are seven tests you can use to tell if your gold is real...
The Best Types of Gold to Buy Now
Investing in gold is a great way to diversify investment portfolios, hedge against a financial crisis, and even protect against inflation. But with so many different types of gold to buy, finding the right gold investment can be a difficult task for retail investors.
Money Morning's Resource Specialist Peter Krauth is a 20-year veteran with special expertise in precious metals.He recently gave our readers a snapshot at the best ways to invest in gold...