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Check Out How Much Gold China Is Hiding… and How You Can Profit from It All

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China really loves gold - and it understands gold better than any Western nation.

It's no secret that the People's Bank of China has been buying the yellow metal for years, shoring up its reserves. And the country's central bank may have been buying for decades before it became at least a little more transparent.

Recently, however, the Chinese central bank has been among the world's most aggressive buyers of gold.

In fact, there are some clues that point to the fact that their actual gold holdings are a multiple of what's actually being reported in the financial press, which in turn points to a shocking long-term strategy: a move to link or back the yuan with gold.

The implications of this would send shockwaves through the world economy, so it makes sense to start getting ready to profit right now...

Get Protection and Profits in 2016 with This Easy ETF Strategy

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There's no doubt 2015 was one of the most volatile years in recent history.

But here's the thing... I believe 2016 could be even rougher.

We haven't even seen the sell-off I'm predicting yet; it's likely to make the plunge we saw on Aug. 24, 2015, look like a kiddie ride.

Just as there's nothing solid or healthy underpinning the stock market gains we're seeing now, there will be nothing to catch investors who aren't prepared to trade this volatility - just a long, deep drop.

There's no bottom in sight, but the good news is there's one easy way to trade just about everything the market is likely to throw at you this year.

Here's what we should do...

What's Next for Gold Prices Following the December Fed Meeting

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Gold prices are in focus this week as the U.S. central bank prepares for its December meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates this week for the first in nearly a decade, and the move will have a big impact on gold prices. The market-implied odds of the first interest rate increase since June 2006 are roughly 81%.

Here's what to expect from gold prices after the Fed's meeting this week...

The Best Market Crash "Insurance" You Can Buy

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Now is a very good idea to be buying gold. Right now... before the Super Crash.

Gold is key because it offers protection against both inflation and deflation. It is one of the few assets to do that. It's market crash insurance.

It's surprising how few investors get this, because it's really not complicated. But it'll click for you today in five minutes...

Gold Price Today Climbing Following Paris Attacks

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The gold price today rose more than 1.4% in early trading to a 10-day high of $1,097.90.

Investors piled into the safe-haven asset Monday following the weekend attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people.

Here's what you need to know about gold prices now...

Gold Prices Today Moving After Hawkish FOMC Statements

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Gold prices today (Friday) were down a modest $1.70 at $1,145 in early trading as precious metal traders continue to tread cautiously after a hawkish FOMC statement pressured the yellow metal.

The Fed has made it clear a December interest rate hike is still quite possible.

But easy monetary measures from other global central banks should provide catalysts that will cushion the yellow metal....

The Biggest Thing to Happen to Gold Mining Since the Shovel

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Many of the planet's gold miners are eking out in survival mode, breaking even or losing money on every ounce they produce. They're leaving tens of millions of ounces of hard-to-reach gold underground, too.

Now there's a small Canadian company with the technology to get that gold out of the ground and cut mining costs by 50%. And the company's stock is on sale right now...

Why the Price of Gold Hit a 7-Week High Today

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The price of gold hit a seven-week high today (Monday) as investors believe the U.S. Federal Reserve will delay its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade until sometime in 2016.

The price of gold was up $10.40 at $1,166.20 an ounce in New York trading Monday morning. It hit an intraday high of $1,169.00 earlier in the session.

Here's why gold prices continue to rise, and where they're headed for the rest of 2015...

Gold Prices Today Hit Six-Week High After 1.6% Gain

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Gold prices today (Friday) climbed $18.90, or $1.66%, at $1,158.90, which was a six-week high for the precious metal.

Gold prices today climbed after the release of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes. The minutes were clearly dovish, with many now believing an interest rate hike won't happen until 2016.

Here's where gold prices are headed for the rest of the year...

Price of Gold Today Flat as Investors Await FOMC Meeting

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The price of gold today was flat in early U.S. trading today (Tuesday) as investors remain guarded ahead this week's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.

In Tuesday's morning session, the price of gold was trading lower by $3.60, or 0.32%, at $1,105.80 an ounce. Monday, gold prices added $4.40, or 0.40%, to $1,107.80.

Here's what's next for gold prices in 2015...

Gold Prices Today Remain Flat as Global Markets Rally

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Gold prices today were steady in early morning trading amid muted buying as investors piled back into equities.

Precious metal market action overall was spotty Tuesday as a risk-on appetite took center stage.

Here's why gold will trade range bound for the next couple weeks....

Gold Prices Now Rise to 6-Week High as Global Markets Fall

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Gold prices now sit at a six-week high as the safe-haven trade is back in focus.

Thanks to strong gains Thursday and a follow through Friday, the gold price has trimmed its year to date loss to a slight 2.31%.

Here's what precious metal investors need to know....

[WARNING] China, Russia Create Own Gold Market to Take Down U.S. Dollar

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China and Russia have finally had enough of Western central bankers' clandestine gold market manipulation to prop up the U.S. dollar.

F. William Engdahl, an American-German economic researcher and best-selling geopolitical author, was quoted by business blog Sputnik on Aug. 16. He said that Russia, China, and other emerging economies are involved in & the genial move & to establish an entirely different gold market.

& They stand to add to the new energy surrounding a renaissance in gold as a support of solid, well-based currencies to replace the diluted and devalued dollar system...&

Get the full story here...

SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD)

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Gold prices climbed to a three-week high this week, showing why a gold ETF like the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD) is a strong investment now.

The price of gold surged $15.60, or 1.41%, to $1,123.20 an ounce on Wednesday. Concerns of a currency war, a rout in global equities markets, and a slipping U.S. dollar all drove investors to the safe-haven money alterative.

Here's why we see gold prices and the SPDR Gold Trust climbing higher from here...

Gold Prices Today Near 3-Week High on Chinese Yuan Fears

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Gold prices today (Thursday) are down slightly after climbing to a three-week high yesterday amid yuan fears, a softer dollar, and a global equity rout.

The yellow metal finished Wednesday up $15.60, or 1.41%, at $1.123.20 an ounce. That marked the fifth consecutive session in which the gold price ended higher.

Here's what you need to know about gold prices today, and why they're headed higher...