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China Gold Reserves to Be Revealed After 6 Years of Secrecy

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China gold reserves have been secret for six years.

We know two things: China has been amassing the yellow metal, and that with enough of it, China could take down the U.S. dollar.

According to new Bloomberg Intelligence estimates, China may reveal its figures as soon as next month.

Here's the whole story behind China gold reserves and its hold over the U.S. dollar

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...

China Gold Reserves Rise to Threatening Level

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No one knows exactly how much gold China has. Last disclosed in April 2009, China gold reserves were at 1,054 tonnes. At least, that was the official number given.

You see, China only reports its gold reserves every few years.

While we don't know exactly how much gold China has, we do know one thing: it is accumulating more.

And we also know that with enough gold, China could collapse the U.S. dollar. Here's the story behind China gold reserves and its hold over the U.S. dollar...

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...

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...

2015 Stock Picks: Our Gold Plays Surge Ahead This Week

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Our 2015 stock picks are being flooded with a number of gold investments.

After a rough two years, gold has hit 2015 running. Gold prices are up 7%.

This gold mining stock is up three times that much. Here's what you need to know...

Gold Investing Myths: What Gold's Critics Don't Get

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Gold Investing Myths: Gold prices have fallen for the better part of two years, but that doesn't mean that its detractors have somehow been vindicated.

Gold has often been chided by some who have mischaracterized the allure.

In the right allocations gold is an important part of a healthy portfolio. It can hedge against market crisis and provide returns when other assets underperform.

Here four myths gold's critics harp on - and how they get it wrong.

Gold Stocks Are Bottoming – Here's How to Profit

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The time to invest in gold stocks is fast approaching.

Thanks to a major surge in the U.S. dollar over the last few months, combined with a general market sell-off and a triple bottom in gold, gold stocks have taken it on the chin.

But for die-hard contrarians, it's just the right time to act - here's why...

Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: SGDM) – Quality Holdings for Better Returns

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Bigger isn't always better - and now the best minds at Sprott Asset Management have created a new gold miners ETF based on that principle that could deliver better performance than traditionally structured exchange-traded funds.

The new Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDM) offers a compelling alternative to traditional gold miners ETFs.

Here’s how SGDM is different – and why it promises better results…

Illegal Gold Mining Is Costing Countries Millions

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.