With gold prices up some 360% over the last decade, the lure of easy profits has created a whole new industry - illegal gold mining.
But the practice is hurting legitimate gold miners and costing countries millions in taxes and export revenue.
This problem is only now starting to get the attention it deserves...
Gold ETFs Ready to Head Higher on This Key Driver
The SPDR Gold Trust Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE Arca: GLD), one of the two major gold ETFs that trade in the United States, dropped more than 1.2% last week, from $124.77 to $123.18.But although short-term losses can be unsettling, investors who hold gold-related securities like gold ETFs have good reason for long-term optimism. Here’s why…
Gold Investing 2014: Gold Will Continue to Outperform Major Assets
Gold investing 2014 update: Gold prices have had a strong first half in 2014. At the midpoint in July, the yellow metal had gone up 9.2% in value.
Investors in physical gold have benefited from the rise. Throughout the year, gold has consistently outperformed other major asset classes like U.S. treasuries and equities.Gold’s outperformance isn’t ending anytime soon. Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth sees more gains on the horizon, and that is good news for gold investing…
Two Clashing Themes in Gold News Have Been Flat Lining Prices Since April
Two themes have dominated gold news the last few months, and both have opposite effects on gold price.Together, they've flat lined the yellow metal...
5 Surging Stocks to Buy Now with Plenty of Upside
Gold has outperformed other asset classes so far in 2014. And with geopolitical tensions raging in Eastern Europe and in the Middle East, inflation on the rise, and Asian demand soaring through the roof, the yellow metal's run won't be over anytime soon.
But it's not the only way to invest today...You can find all of last week’s tips and recommendations here in our newest list of the best stocks to buy now.
2 Gold Mining Stocks Flashed a "Buy" Signal with Earnings This Week
Gold mining stocks have benefitted from gold prices' 6.24% rise in 2014 - with some rising as much as 13 times the gain in physical gold.
This week, Money Morning Resource Specialist Peter Krauth had his eye on two gold mining stocks that were due to release earnings: Franco-Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) and Royal Gold Inc. USA (Nasdaq: RGLD).Here's how they did - and why both are "Buys" for investors in gold mining stocks...
Strangest Gold Market News of 2014: Top Refinery Loses 2.7 Tons of Gold
Gold market news, July 30, 2014: On July 25, South Africa's Rand Refinery - the biggest processing facility for gold in Africa and one of the biggest worldwide - announced it will receive a shareholder loan to make up for "lost" 87,000 ounces (2.7 tons) of physical gold in its inventory. The press release describes what amounts to a $112 million loss at current gold prices, making this one of the strangest stories to hit the gold market in 2014.This is incredibly embarrassing...
Why Gold Mining Stocks Are Soaring in 2014
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...
Our New Best Stocks to Buy List Focuses on Commodities, Small Caps, Dividends
While commodities have been dominating our best stocks to buy lists lately, that's not the only asset hitting our radar...
Our new best stocks list includes a blue chip giant that's beating the broader market by roughly 50%, five small-cap stocks on the rise, and one generic drug-maker to buy now.Get these, plus a full-year outlook on dividend stocks, in this roundup...
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…
New List of the Best Stocks to Buy in Tech, Emerging Markets, Energy, and More
Each week our experts dish out the latest profit plays for our Money Morning Members - all for free.
Last week our picks 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, and a way to profit from the end of the U.S. oil export ban.Get the full list of our best stocks to buy now and start profiting today…
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...