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Precious Metals4Ever since humans realized the intrinsic value of gold, we've constantly searched for - and perfected - ways to find more.
From early methods like panning and trenching, to lode prospectors hunting for rock outcrops and veins, to the invention of drill bits...
In modern times, we use increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques, such as seismic sensors, magnetometry, and gravimetrics to help locate potential gold deposits.
But, after thousands of years of digging for gold, the low-hanging fruit's already been picked. Most remaining deposits are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and increasingly low grade.
Now, a surprising, brand-new gold prospecting tool may be in the offing - one that's far less technologically demanding, and much less invasive.
It seems nature itself has found a way to extract gold from the ground.Take a look at this picture...
Commodities2The Other Forgotten Metal Could Double, Too
We looked at aluminum's profit potential two weeks ago. But the other "forgotten" metal could double, too. It may go up even more.
In fact, this one is already the most-used metal in the world.That's why my favorite play here could double...
Precious Metals16The Other Precious Metal Can Double Your Money Now
At times like this, gold and silver typically grab all the attention... and attract all the "safe" money. But there's another metal that could blast past both of these, virtually overnight.
That's because it has unique physical properties for which there is just no substitute - something its biggest consumers lose quite a bit of sleep over.
It's 15 times more rare than platinum... and 30 times more rare than gold.
And, as you'll see in the chart below, it hasn't been this attractive in 13 years.
We're looking at a 70% gain on this one - perhaps more - no matter how far Washington kicks the "debt can" down the road.At current prices, it could even double...
Precious Metals1Silver Prices Today: CFTC Closes Manipulation Case After Five Years
It was a rather quiet week in the silver market. Silver prices dropped about 50 cents an ounce to trade in the $22 an ounce range.
The only real news - major news, that is - in the marketplace was the decision by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to announce that its probe into silver price manipulation by the large Wall Street banks is closed without any action taken. This is after a five-year probe into the workings of the silver market.
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Precious MetalsInvesting in Silver: Why the White Metal Will Continue to Outperform
Anyone investing in silver last month enjoyed gains as silver exchange-traded funds such as the ETFS Physical Silver Shares Trust (NYSE Arca: SIVR) were among August's top-performing funds. The funds followed the price of silver upward during the month, which surged about 20%.
Silver has now gained 29% from a 34-month low hit on June 28.
Precious Metals1How to Invest in Precious Metals in 2013
Anyone thinking about how to invest in precious metals right now has been watching the plunging prices of gold and silver.
Both metals are firmly in bear market territory. By the end of last week, gold was down about 27% from its 52-week high of $1,803 and silver had cratered by a whopping 43%.
But the recent downward slide in the price of silver and gold has once again revealed to investors the most important fundamental fact about precious metals - they're incredibly volatile. Swings of 50% in value in a single year are not unheard of.
But the fact remains, there are a host of good reasons why you should know how to invest in precious metals and why they are important to a diversified portfolio.
Precious metals offer unique protection against inflation and insurance against financial or political disasters.
Because of their widespread industrial applications, they have intrinsic value.
What's more, precious metals have a low correlation to stocks and bonds -- a small percentage in a portfolio can reduce volatility and risk.
And unlike the greenback, you can't print more of them.
But in-the-know investors also realize that gold and silver aren't the only precious metals on the block. In fact, there are a number of other options.
Here's how to invest in precious metals and where you should be looking for treasure right now.