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[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...

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...

Gold Price Prediction 2015 After the "Flash Crash"

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Gold price prediction 2015: A gold "flash crash" shook markets July 19, sending the metal down $50 an ounce in a matter of seconds to its lowest level since 2010.

But the tumble didn't stop there. In fact, last week's events were so dramatic they necessitate an updated gold price prediction for 2015.

"Gold's hard-and-fast tumble below $1,100 an ounce last week means some investors may be tuning out the yellow metal or suffering from gold 'burnout,'" Money Morning Technical Trading Specialist D.R. Barton, Jr. told readers July 27. "But ignoring it is a huge mistake. It has been and always will be one of the best stores of value, and it's a crucial hedge against economic upheaval. It's a must-have holding."

Here's exactly what happened to gold last week - and our new gold price forecast to make the yellow metal work for you in coming months...

How to Know When Gold's Bearish Slide Is Over

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Gold's hard-and-fast tumble below $1,100 an ounce last week means some investors may be tuning out the yellow metal, or suffering from gold "burnout."

But ignoring it is a huge mistake. It has been and always will be one of the best stores of value, and it's a crucial hedge against economic upheaval. It's a must-have holding.

Last Monday's "bear raid" in Shanghai brought gold down to 13-year lows before settling at five-and-a-half year lows, and it's absolutely vital that we know when this downward pressure will stop so that we don't "call a bottom" too quickly.

You see, we can buy gold all the way down, but these charts will help us see when it will resume its upward march...

A Failure of Iran Nuclear Deal Could Upset Global Dollar Hegemony

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There's a lot at stake in the recent Iran nuclear deal.

And it's not just about hard feelings or the possibility of Iran attaining nuclear weapons capability.

It has the ability to threaten U.S. dollar supremacy...

How to Tell If Your Gold Is Real

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Gold is one of the best stores of value in history and a proven safe-haven investment.

But physical buyers -- especially first-time buyers - don't always know how to tell if your gold is real. It's a great question (and one that shows savvy investor instincts).

This video is a resource that shows exactly how to tell if your gold is real in seven easy steps...

Why Today's Gold Price Is Down

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Tuesday morning, August Comex gold in New York was down $2.50 at $1,104.40 an ounce.

Why today's gold price is down is linked to several factors, starting with the aftermath of the gold "flash crash" that occurred late Sunday night. When China's market opened for trading, a seller dumped five tonnes ($2.7 billion worth) of gold on the Chinese market. Gold fell 4.2% to a five-year low of $1,085 an ounce in a matter of seconds.

Here are the other factors weighing into why today's gold price is down, two days after the flash crash, including China's big reserves reveal, Indian demand, and more..

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...

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.

Insatiable China Gold Demand Is Ruining Ecuador's Tribal Lands

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China gold demand is insatiable, and its next target is the rainforest of Ecuador. While socialist President Correa sold out to China, the indigenous population is fighting back.

"To get the gold, they will have to kill every one of us first," Shuar chief Domingo Ankwash told Salon journalist Alexander Zaitchik in February.

Can Ecuadorians stop China's march for gold? Here's the full story...

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...

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...

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