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    The market-leading FANG stocks - Facebook, Amazon.com, Netflix, and the former Google, now Alphabet - haven't had a great 2016, with returns in the neighborhood of -15% to just under 5% for the year.

    Don't get me wrong - they're still good "holds" for investors wise enough to take the long view and accumulate big, steady gains over a period of years.

    Those anemic gains aren't surprising, given that we're all but "officially" in the depths of a bear market.

    But... like the old adage goes, "there's always a bull market somewhere," and I believe that's especially true of the basket of stocks I'm about to show you. As uncertainty and volatility rule the markets, these shares have already delivered bona fide breakout gains that most investors would kill for right now.

    But you haven't missed out; there's a new technology just hitting its stride right now that could multiply these players' profits exponentially.

    And the best part is they're all still available at real bargain prices.

    They won't stay that way, though...

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This Metals Play Will Reward Investors for a Long View

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Most of the time, platinum costs about 30% more than gold. That's been the average for the past 40 years.

But every once in a while, that relationship gets distorted. When that happens, platinum surges powerfully, producing huge returns for investors who get in at the right time and stay the course through any volatility that comes our way over the next few months.

But... that distortion is unfolding now, so it's time to make a move to play platinum.

We won't get another chance like this for years...

Why This Gold Stock Is Doing Even Better Than the Metal

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There's no doubt the world is in a profound bear market these days.

But there's always a bull market somewhere, and right now, utilities, cash, and treasuries are doing very well.

Gold, too, has had some time in the sun lately, but gold stocks are the absolute best of them all. Here's why...

Gold Prices Today Drop as Stocks Surge

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Gold prices today (Wednesday) fell as U.S. equities climbed following a two-day rout. In mid-morning trading today, the gold price dipped $16, or 1.4%, to 1,125.40.

A stronger dollar and a positive U.S. durable goods order report also drew investors away from gold and into stocks today.

Even dovish comments from Fed President William Dudley failed to raise the gold price...

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....

Investing in Silver with This One Stock Can Yield 70% Gains – or More

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Silver is so vital in consumer electronics, solar power, and even healthcare now that it has become one of those "Miracle Materials" that are changing our lives.

And Keith Neumeyer, one of the top CEOs in the silver industry, tells me that he sees good times ahead for the white metal.

Today, I'm sharing Neumeyer's observations about silver and technology, as well as how to score gains of 70% or more by investing in silver with an intriguing play...

Today's Gold Prices Hit 64-Day Low Following Hawkish Fed Minutes

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Today's gold prices fell to levels not seen since mid-June. By market close Thursday, the yellow metal will have fallen for a fifth-straight session - its longest slump since June 2.

Here are the current spot gold and futures prices, and exactly how the Fed is weighing down the yellow metal...

How the Fed Has Moved Silver Prices in 2014

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For all the discussions of inflation and labor market conditions going on at the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meetings this year, it would be expected that the Fed's words would be felt in silver prices in 2014.

But this year, that hasn't been the case...

BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BBL) Demerges in Midst of Busy M&A Activity

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The global metals and mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BBL) is looking to simplify its portfolio of mining assets by spinning off a portion of its business into a separate entity.

BBL stock was down 5.4% when markets opened this morning.

Here's what the company plans to do with this demerger...

This Northern Metals Boom Will Give Us More Than 10 Times the Returns of the S&P 500

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Junior miners can be among the most speculative, most volatile stocks on earth.

They boom, bust, and repeat. Only they do this with more extreme swings than most any other market.

The Nasdaq Composite for example, home to tech and biotech stocks alike, is up by nearly 120% over the past five years, while junior miners doubled... but then gave it all back.

In the last three years, junior miners have, as a group, lost about 58%, while the S&P 500 is up 52%.

But it's looking increasingly like we're entering a brand new boom phase, with junior gold miners up as much as 45.8% this year - with a lot more in store... Full Story

Price of Gold Today Surges on Malaysian Flight Crash News

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The price of gold today skyrocketed when news of more geopolitical tension hit headlines. The safe-haven investment tends to enjoy gains when fear is in the air.

Here's the latest on this geopolitical turmoil, and where it sent today's gold prices...

Commodities Prices 2014: The Halftime Report

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After a disappointing 2013, commodities prices came roaring back, with returns for the first half of 2014 outperforming the S&P 500 by more than 4% and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than 6%.

With money flowing back into commodities, the market is finally trying to reverse the downtrend that we've been up against since 2011.

Now let’s take a look at how individual commodities – including gold, oil, and more – have fared during the first half of 2014...

Four Compelling Reasons to Buy Gold Stocks Right Now

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Gold prices have rallied 8% so far in 2014. It follows that investors in gold stocks - which are closely linked with gold itself - stand to profit. But the first half of 2014's gains aside, pressures shaping the yellow metal right now demand an allocation of gold stocks in a healthy investment portfolio.

In fact, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said in May that the case for owning gold has never been stronger.

"Many investors are asking themselves if now is the time to buy gold. I think that's the wrong question," Fitz-Gerald said. "What they should be asking themselves is if they can afford not to buy gold."

Here’s why…

What's Behind Gold Prices' Biggest Daily Drop of 2014

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Gold prices today (Monday) fell sharply by 2.3% for the biggest one-day drop of 2014.

U.S. gold futures for August delivery were down $30.70 at $1,306.70 an ounce - their biggest one-day drop since December. Spot gold fell $33.50 at $1,305.50 an ounce. The sell-off happened quickly following the Comex futures market open in early U.S. trading according to Kitco, suggesting a big sell order hit the futures market at that time.

Read the article to view our new gold price chart that reflects the sell-off, and watch our Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald breakdown what was behind today's drop...

7 Gold and Silver Stocks That George Soros Bought in Q1

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George Soros, one of the world's best-known and savviest investor, has been bulking up his holdings of gold and silver stocks.

According to his latest 13F Securities and Exchange Commission filing from May 2014, instead of buying physical gold and silver, Soros has been building positions in precious metal mining companies.

Following are a look at seven gold and silver stocks that Soros has been buying.

Here's Why Gold Stocks Are on the Rise – Plus Three Picks That Will Benefit

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Gold stocks are poised for an upswing.

Just recently, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a new policy to promote lending and, ultimately, inflation in the Eurozone. The move sent investors flocking to precious metals like gold and silver. And a recent election in April saw the seating of a new government in India. On account of the platforms of these new leaders, the Indian press has indicated to expect a considerable decrease in import duties.

With the upward pressure on gold prices, here are three gold stocks that can benefit from a potential price spike...