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Gold Stocks Break Out of Slump – and This Rally Looks Stronger

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The Fed did gold stocks a big favor on Sept. 17 in not raising interest rates. This sector has been mired in a correction since late 2011, but signs increasingly suggest that's coming to an end.

The action in recent months has been encouraging, leading savvy investors to examine, or re-examine, gold stocks as one of the few values the market still has to offer.

Here's what we see...

Gold Price Forecast Sees Rise Before 2016 – Check Out the Charts

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Interest rates are an important factor in the gold price forecast, so it's a good time to get an update on the yellow metal since the Sept. 17 Fed meeting pushed a rate hike down the road.

Rates affect gold investing because gold, which offers no yield, competes with interest from bonds and dividends from stocks.

Here's what the yellow metal's behavior leading up to and right after the Fed decision tells us about where gold prices are headed next...

How to Buy Gold While Prices Are Still Low


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.

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...

Play a Gold Bottom and Bounce with the SPDR Gold ETF (GLD)

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Every portfolio should include a solid gold position as a means of diversification, inflation hedge, and protection against geopolitical risks.

Gold ETFs like the SPDR Gold ETF (NYSE Arca: GLD) are an optimal way to hold and play the precious metal.

Keep reading to find out why we like the SPDR Gold ETF (GLD) and why now's a good time to start buying into gold ETFs...

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.

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...

Why Goldcorp Stock (NYSE: GG) Is a Buy Today

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Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) has managed to survive and rise above other gold miners, avoiding the pitfalls of its competitors.

This means Goldcorp stock is well-positioned to get a nice boost once gold prices move higher again.

Take a look...

Is GDX Stock a Buy?

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Many gold-mining stocks have enjoyed healthy year-to-date gains. GDX stock - also known as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: GDX) is up 5.4% in 2015, compared to the Dow's 1.3% gain.

Driving gold miners' advances this year are the same drivers of the precious metal. They include Middle East tensions, devalued currencies, loose global central bank monetary policies, and hopes of a later-rather-than-sooner interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

So will GDX stock keep rising? Here's a look...

This New Junior Gold Miners ETF Will Outpace Its Competitors

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A new gold miners ETF launched by Sprott Asset Management focuses on junior miners - and it's garnering considerable attention.

This new gold miners ETF is perfect for precious metals investors. Selective stock picking is more relevant than ever in this space, as the cyclical bear has pummeled precious metals.

This deliberate approach to designing the new Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF is likely to make it a clear cut above its competition.

Here's a look at the APLS ETF Trust Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDJ).

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...