- By Michael A. Robinson, Defense + Tech Specialist, Money Morning - August 22, 2014
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
- By Tara Clarke, Associate Editor, Money Morning - August 21, 2014
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
- By Jim Bach, Associate Editor, Money Morning - August 21, 2014
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
- By Jim Bach, Associate Editor, Money Morning - August 19, 2014
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
- By Peter Krauth, Resource Specialist, Money Morning - August 6, 2014
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 StoryRead More...
Price of Gold Today Surges on Malaysian Flight Crash News
- By Tara Clarke, Associate Editor, Money Morning - July 17, 2014
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
- By Frank Holmes, Guest Writer, Money Morning - July 16, 2014
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
- By Tara Clarke, Associate Editor, Money Morning - July 16, 2014
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
- By Tara Clarke, Associate Editor, Money Morning - July 14, 2014
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
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - July 10, 2014
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
- By Money Morning Staff Reports, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - July 3, 2014
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...
Silver Prices May Level Off – but Will Stay Strong in Coming Months
- By Jim Bach, Associate Editor, Money Morning - June 27, 2014
Silver prices got a slight bump this week, as traders continue to feed into the momentum of precious metal investments generated by fear of earlier-than-expected interest rate hikes. Silver prices are up about 1.3% on the week to $21.13 as of 12:17 p.m. today (Friday).This week’s climb is not as dramatic an increase as last week – here’s what has changed, and where the white metal is headed...
What's Moving the Gold Price per Ounce to a Fourth Straight Weekly Gain Today
- By Tara Clarke, Associate Editor, Money Morning - June 27, 2014
Gold price per ounce was on track for a fourth straight weekly gain today (Friday) - our up-to-date gold price chart reflects that the yellow metal is floating around its highest price since mid-April, achieved earlier this week...
Today, gold for August delivery was up $0.50 at $1,317.50 per ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Spot gold price per ounce was nearly flat, down $0.10 at $1,317.25. The London a.m. gold fix is up at $1,315.25 compared to the previous p.m. fixing of $1,311.75.Here’s the top market news affecting gold prices right now…
This Metal Problem Could Ignite China's Smoldering Crisis
- By Peter Krauth, Resource Specialist, Money Morning - June 16, 2014
China is about to step on the gas and boost bank lending once again.
That's despite both the IMF and World Bank thinking it's unnecessary.
But concerns of China's growth moderating and housing prices dropping 5% this year aside, this might be the real reason for renewed easing:
Recent reports indicate that copper and aluminum used as loan collateral may have been rehypothecated or, worse, may never have existed at all...Full Story...
Silver Prices Today Show Long-Term Profit Potential
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - March 14, 2014
Buoyed in early trading by a flight to safety amid simmering turmoil between Ukraine and Russia, silver prices today are showing signs of life.
In morning trading Friday, the price of silver rose $0.62, or 2.44%, at $21.89 an ounce. While the white metal slipped $0.148 Thursday to finish the session at $21.25 an ounce, the dip came on mild profit taking. Silver had a stellar showing Wednesday, ending up 2.66%, or $0.55, at $21.33.Here's why this is an important catalyst for higher silver prices over the week...
Gold Prices Today Soaring on the "Ukraine Effect"
- By Tara Clarke, Associate Editor, Money Morning - March 3, 2014
Gold prices today (Monday) hit a four-month high, surging over 2% on fallout from the Ukraine-Russia conflict; silver prices climbed alongside.
The yellow metal lost 28% in 2013, logging its first annual loss in 13 years. Behind the plunge was the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to scale back its bond-buying program; however, gold has begun to steady since.What investors need to know of the conflict’s market effect, here…