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


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...

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.

Why Goldcorp Stock (NYSE: GG) Is a Buy Today

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Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) has managed to survive and rise above other gold miners, avoiding the pitfalls of its competitors.

This means Goldcorp stock is well-positioned to get a nice boost once gold prices move higher again.

Take a look...

Why SPDR Gold Trust Is a Great Way to Start Gold Investing Today (GLD)

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Gold investing is a must.

But if you're wary about investing in gold, the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD) is a good place to start.

Here's what the SPDR Gold Trust offers a rookie gold investor...

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...

Gold and Silver Prices in 2015

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Precious metals haven't grabbed dramatic headlines like oil and gas have.

But the story is no less exiting. And the metals remain a fundamentally critical part of the global economic and strategic landscape.

Indeed, gold and silver took roller coaster-like rides throughout the year, both screeching towards their respective price lows before bouncing, albeit cautiously, ahead.

With the benefit of hindsight and the value of foresight, it's time to look at how gold and silver acted in 2014, and what we can do to profit in 2015.

Let's start with the yellow metal...

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.

My Secret Gold Investing Strategy

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Gold has taken a beating in recent weeks and is now tumbling along at four-year lows of $1,160/ounce.

Frankly, I think that's fantastic news. Today I want to show you my gold investing strategy that's perfect for moments like this. You'll get the two tactics you need as a gold investor, a simple test to determine if you own enough gold, and a look at how to buy it.

Let's get started...

Two Charts That Show Why Gold Prices Are Headed to $2,500

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Gold prices must go up, and for the most basic of reasons - supply and demand.

Yet that isn't something you hear much about in the financial media. When most pundits talk about what moves gold prices, they usually focus on things like international turmoil, the direction of the global economy, and the bad habits of central banks.

So most of them have completely missed this irresistible force that will push gold prices higher.

These two charts explain why gold prices will reach $2,500 within the next several years...

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…