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How to Buy Gold While Prices Are Still Low


Current prices offer one of the best chances to buy gold we've seen in a decade. And with governments around the world printing money to support their flailing economies and stock market volatility surging, there's no shortage of reasons to own gold.

But not all gold is created equal - and the same applies to gold investments.

Here are the most crucial aspects of investing in the yellow metal and what to consider when buying gold...

Play a Gold Bottom and Bounce with the SPDR Gold ETF (GLD)

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Every portfolio should include a solid gold position as a means of diversification, inflation hedge, and protection against geopolitical risks.

Gold ETFs like the SPDR Gold ETF (NYSE Arca: GLD) are an optimal way to hold and play the precious metal.

Keep reading to find out why we like the SPDR Gold ETF (GLD) and why now's a good time to start buying into gold ETFs...

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.

How to Buy Gold in the 21st Century

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How to buy gold has taken a big leap into the digital age, thanks to something called HayekGold.

The HayekGold token is a digital representation of stored physical gold. And it's linked to the Bitcoin blockchain - the digital ledger that verifies and stores every Bitcoin transaction.

Here's why AnthemVault's tech-based spin on how to buy gold should have every gold bug's attention...

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"If you don't own gold, you don't know history..."

Those words were uttered recently by Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates, the single-largest hedge fund on the planet, with a whopping $170 billion in assets.

Dalio has produced almost 15% annually for over two decades, and now he's warning anyone paying attention that it's time to own some gold. He believes there's just too much risk in not owning gold today.

Let's take that concern for risk and turn it into our profit. Here's how...

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...

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...

New Gold Price Chart, Plus the Latest Gold News

Gold shifted higher today (Monday) following recent record lows – our up-to-date gold price chart shows that in late May, gold tumbled to its lowest level in four months, to $1,243.00.

Gold for August delivery was up 0.1% at $1,253.90 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. London gold was up 0.1% at $1,253.77 an ounce.

Here’s the top news affecting the yellow metal right now…

Why Gold Mutual Funds Are Attractive Investments

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Gold mutual funds are gaining attention as a safe-haven investment to hedge against the market volatility 2014 has brought so far.

These types of investments are managed by professionals who analyze and monitor the movement of gold and invest accordingly in bullions and equities.

Here we examine one method for how to invest in gold, using gold mutual funds.

Plus we’ve highlighted a few to get you started today…

A Gold Price History from Nixon to Obama

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Analysts look to the gold price history as a tool to make predictions about the yellow metal's direction.

A good place to start when examining the gold price history is the 1970s. Up until the early '70s, gold prices hardly fluctuated by more than a dollar or two.

But U.S. President Richard Nixon, who was in office from 1969-1974, decoupled the dollar from gold in 1971 due to various economic pressures.

And this had a major effect on where gold went after that…

Why the Gold Spot Price Is Hovering So Low


Last week, the gold spot price tumbled to its lowest level in four months, to $1,243.00.

Tuesday, the gold spot price hit another four-month low early on, but ended the day hovering around last week's low levels, at $1,245.80. August Comex gold was up $0.90 at $1,245.00 an ounce.

Here’s what’s weighing on the yellow metal – and what to watch that could affect gold prices this week.

New Gold ETF OUNZ Offers Something Different to Investors

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A new gold ETF, Merk Gold Trust ETV (NYSE ARCA: OUNZ), was launched on May 16, 2014. It seeks to corner an often-neglected part of the investment market: goldbugs who like to hold onto tangible gold.

Here’s how this new gold ETF works...

Gold Price Per Ounce at a 16-Week Low – Here's What Is Going On

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Today (Friday), gold price per ounce fell under $1,250 an ounce to a 16-week low. Prior to this five-day losing streak, gold price per ounce has been stuck in a tight trading range for weeks, struggling to consistently trade above the key $1,300 an ounce level.

Gold futures for August delivery fell by 0.8% to $1,246.50 an ounce this morning on the Comex in New York. And earlier, the price touched on $1,244.50, the lowest for a most-active contract since Feb. 3, according to Bloomberg.

Here’s what’s driving gold price per ounce, and how to play the yellow metal in 2014…

Why Today's Gold Price Is Going Down

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Today's gold price was modestly lower Wednesday after Tuesday's rout left the yellow metal at its lowest level in 15 weeks.

In morning trading, the most active contract, August Comex gold, slipped $8.40, or 0.67%, at $1257.10. Spot gold was lower by $6.90, or 0.55%, at $1,256.40.

So why are gold prices going down today?

A Gold Investing "Cheat Sheet" for 2014


With gold prices at roughly $1,300 an ounce, many investors are asking themselves if now is the time to invest in gold.

I think that's the wrong question.

What they should be asking themselves is if they can afford not to buy it right now.

The case for gold investing has never been more clear - just take a look...

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