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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...

What Is the Gold-to-Silver Ratio?

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Precious metals investors are always fixated on the gold-to-silver ratio.

That's because the gold-to-silver ratio helps determine when to buy and sell the shiny metals. The ratio should be on the radar of every precious metal investor, from the novice to the sophisticated.

So, what is the gold-to-silver ratio? Here's your full explanation...

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...

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.

Jim Rogers: Gold Buying Opportunity Seen in "Next Year or Two"

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A Jim Rogers gold prediction is taken seriously by investors.

Rogers is not only known to like the yellow metal, but his reputation as one of the world's top investors is beyond dispute.

And today (Friday) we received a fresh Jim Rogers gold prediction.

Here's what the legendary investor thinks about gold right now...

New Gold Forecast Shows Bullish News for Prices

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Gold prices finished Thursday's session up 1.52%.

Dovish Fed comments and concerns of a Greek default should support yellow metal prices.

Keep reading for what this means for the rest of the year's gold forecast...

Seize This Golden Opportunity

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The turmoil in Europe over whether Greece will be forced out of the Eurozone has been a growing concern for investors as the crisis has worsened in recent weeks.

Sure, politicians and Greece's creditors might find a short-term solution any day now, but we all know what happens when you "kick the can" of debt down the road... the problem usually gets worse.

And if Greece does implode, the trade will be even more profitable...

Your Gold and Silver Forecast for the Second Half of 2015

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Investors considering gold or silver as an investment or hedge need a good handle on the factors driving their prices.

That's where supply, demand, trend, and sentiment data come in.

With global economic and market factors painting no clear picture about the near-term prospects for a lot of investments, many of you might be considering whether it makes sense to add gold or silver to your portfolios.

To help you decide, here's my take on the direction of gold and silver prices in the second half of 2015...

What to Take Away from This Bold Peter Schiff Gold Prediction  

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You don’t have to live in the world of Peter Schiff gold hysteria to find the yellow metal an attractive investment.

Whereas the Peter Schiff gold price predictions are predicated on gloom-and-doom forecasts of massive hyperinflation and a worldwide financial meltdown, this shouldn’t be why you buy gold.

Economic calamity may not be imminent, but here's why you should still buy gold...

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...

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