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Why Gold and Silver Prices Today Are Soaring

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Gold and silver prices today surged following a soft U.S. retail report and tepid economic data out of China.

June gold futures hit a two-week high, eclipsing the key $1,200 level, in early trading. Silver prices today surpassed $17 an ounce to reach a six-week high.

Here's everything investors need to know about the precious metals now...

How to Buy 1 Ounce of Gold at a Discount


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 Buy the GLD ETF in 2015


The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD) ETF is the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund. The GLD ETF is a good way for investors to collect some extra gold profits without the hassle of physical gold buying.

And with gold prices forecast to rise over the long term, the GLD ETF will rise as well.

Here's a look at the benefits of buying the GLD ETF...

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...

Buy a Gold ETF in 2015

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Gold acts like an insurance policy against geopolitical woes, devalued currencies, deflation, and inflation. It's also a good portfolio diversifier.

Gold prices are low right now, so it's a great time to buy. And of the many ways to add the yellow metal to your portfolio, a gold ETF is a convenient option.

Here's a look at why gold ETFs are smart choice for investors - plus five top gold ETFs to get started with today...

Gold Mining Stocks Get a Boost from M&A Activity

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Investors in gold mining stocks have a great catalyst for profits right now: increased deal-making among gold mining companies.

Low gold prices are likely the impetus for increased M&A activity. It's a trend that's likely to heat up in the short and medium term as pressure builds to minimize losses and squeeze out profits.

This all means profits ahead for certain gold mining stocks - here's where to look...

Gold/Silver Ratio Just Another Sign Prices Are Too Low

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The gold/silver ratio is another indication that silver is grossly underpriced.

By 2014 average prices, the gold/silver ratio was 66-to-1. That number has only climbed in 2015. As of yesterday's closing spot gold price and spot silver price, the ratio was about 72-to-1. It's not just that the gold-silver ratio is five times its historical average that indicates that it's underpriced. It's also that its scarcity in relation to gold doesn't justify such a high ratio.

Here's what that says about the price of silver today...

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...

Price of Gold and Silver Climbs as Safe Haven Trade Is Back On

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The price of gold - and silver - rallied Thursday as investors piled into "risk off" trades.

They're both up on the day and the week, where the Dow has been slipping for four sessions.

Find out why and what is next - just continue reading here.

Can the GLD ETF Rally Keep Going?

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Gold is on a tear. It's rallied six straight days and headed for a seventh today. Yesterday (March 25) it closed at a three-week high of $1,197 an ounce.

Shares of the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) ETF have also posted gains lately on gold's rise. GLD ETF is up 3% in the past five days, while the Dow has slipped 0.7%.

But can this gold and GLD ETF rally keep going, so investors can profit?

Apple Stock Debuts on Dow Jones Industrial Average Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, March 19, forecasted a 43-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 227 points Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace for an expected interest rate hike this year. Commodities rallied on the news, with gold prices jumping nearly 2% and silver prices up almost 2.5%.

Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) makes its official debut on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today. It replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). [Here's why Apple - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732.5 billion - just became worthy of joining the DJIA...]

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

How the Apple Watch Will Be the Biggest Gold Price Catalyst of 2015


The biggest gold price catalyst of 2015 will be Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) new Watch.

The high-end version of the Apple Watch launched officially today (Monday). It will have a case made of 18-karat solid gold and cost as much as $10,000.

And Apple thinks it's going to sell a boatload of them.

Gold Price Today Sees Modest Gains – Higher Move on the Horizon

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The gold price today jumped $10, or 0.80% to $1,271 an ounce in morning trading. The gains came despite typical headwinds for the yellow metal: a stronger dollar and slipping oil prices.

The yellow metal gave back some of those gains in the afternoon session. Just before 1 p.m., gold was hanging on to a $2.70 rise at $1,263.80.

Here's a look at the three factors moving gold prices today...

2015 Silver Price Chart: What to Make of Silver Volatility

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The 2015 silver price chart shows silver prices got dinged this week.

After an impressive start to the year where the spot price of silver marched above $18 and hit a four-month high, it fell back down another 7.5% this week. The price of silver per oz. closed yesterday (Thursday) at $16.915.

Don't panic. Now is the perfect time to reiterate the reasons to buy silver...

Gold Forward Rate to End Jan. 30 – and Trigger Change in Market

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The last ever gold forward offered rate (gold forward rate or GOFO for short) will be published on Friday, Jan. 30.

These key benchmark numbers have been published by the London Bullion Marketing Association (LBMA) for 20 years.

To understand what their elimination means for gold investors, it's important to know exactly what gold forward rates.

Find out here, plus get our three investor takeaways on the death of gold forward rate...

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