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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.

2 Gold Mining Stocks Flashed a "Buy" Signal with Earnings This Week

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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

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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

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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...

Four Compelling Reasons to Buy Gold Stocks Right Now

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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

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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

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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

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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.