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  • Four Compelling Reasons to Buy Gold Stocks Right Now gold stocks

    Gold prices have rallied 8% so far in 2014. It follows that investors in gold stocks - which are closely linked with gold itself - stand to profit. But the first half of 2014's gains aside, pressures shaping the yellow metal right now demand an allocation of gold stocks in a healthy investment portfolio.

    In fact, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said in May that the case for owning gold has never been stronger.

    "Many investors are asking themselves if now is the time to buy gold. I think that's the wrong question," Fitz-Gerald said. "What they should be asking themselves is if they can afford not to buy gold."

    Here’s why…
  • Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Focuses on Commodities, Small Caps, Dividends stocks to buy

    Best stocks to buy for the week ending July 11, 2014: Last week, we loaded up readers with plenty of commodities picks - two gold mining stocks and six oil plays. But commodities only comprised half of the picks we highlighted...

    We shared a blue chip giant that's beating the broader market by roughly 50%, recommended five small-cap stocks and one generic drug-maker, and provided a full-year outlook on dividend stocks.

    Get these, plus more, in our best stocks to buy right now roundup...
  • Gold Market Shift: Third-Biggest Gold-Producing Country Shocks with New Data why gold prices are up today

    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…
  • 7 Gold and Silver Stocks That George Soros Bought in Q1 Soros

    George Soros, one of the world's best-known and savviest investor, has been bulking up his holdings of gold and silver stocks.

    According to his latest 13F Securities and Exchange Commission filing from May 2014, instead of buying physical gold and silver, Soros has been building positions in precious metal mining companies.

    Following are a look at seven gold and silver stocks that Soros has been buying.
  • Here's Why Gold Stocks Are on the Rise – Plus Three Picks That Will Benefit gold price

    Gold stocks are poised for an upswing.

    Just recently, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a new policy to promote lending and, ultimately, inflation in the Eurozone. The move sent investors flocking to precious metals like gold and silver. And a recent election in April saw the seating of a new government in India. On account of the platforms of these new leaders, the Indian press has indicated to expect a considerable decrease in import duties.

    With the upward pressure on gold prices, here are three gold stocks that can benefit from a potential price spike...
  • New List of the Best Stocks to Buy in Tech, Emerging Markets, Energy, and More stocks to buy

    Best stocks to buy for the week ending June 27, 2014: Each week our experts dish out the latest profit plays and asset-protection moves for our Money Morning Members - all for free.

    Last week, Money Morning's best stocks to buy included two ways to cash in on sub-Saharan Africa's $1 trillion resource rush, a leader-turned-laggard that's about to reverse course and bring tremendous upside to investors, a way to profit from the end of the U.S. oil export ban, a smart silver exchange-traded fund (ETF), and more.

    Here’s the full list of our best stocks to buy now…
  • Seven Ways to Tell If Your Gold Is Real gold

    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 gold-prices-in-2014

    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...
  • 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 gold mutual funds

    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…
  • Why the Gold Spot Price Is Hovering So Low gold-prices-in-2014

    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 new gold ETF

    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...
  • Why Today's Gold Price Is Going Down gold prices are going down

    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?
  • A Gold Investing "Cheat Sheet" for 2014 gold-prices-in-2014

    With gold prices at roughly $1,300 an ounce, many investors are asking themselves if now is the time to invest in gold.

    I think that's the wrong question.

    What they should be asking themselves is if they can afford not to buy it right now.

    The case for gold investing has never been more clear - just take a look...
  • Not All Gold Is Created Equal: What to Know Before You Buy gold

    If you own gold, or are thinking of buying some, here's something you need to consider...

    It's not all the same.

    Some, like fake gold-painted lead ingots, has no value whatsoever.

    Some gold said to be in storage or in the ground may not even be there at all.

    There are a number of aspects of gold's quality, whether it's real or even exists, that every investor needs to know...

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