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Gold Price Today Sees Modest Gains – Higher Move on the Horizon

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The gold price today jumped $10, or 0.80% to $1,271 an ounce in morning trading. The gains came despite typical headwinds for the yellow metal: a stronger dollar and slipping oil prices.

The yellow metal gave back some of those gains in the afternoon session. Just before 1 p.m., gold was hanging on to a $2.70 rise at $1,263.80.

Here's a look at the three factors moving gold prices today...

2015 Silver Price Chart: What to Make of Silver Volatility

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The 2015 silver price chart shows silver prices got dinged this week.

After an impressive start to the year where the spot price of silver marched above $18 and hit a four-month high, it fell back down another 7.5% this week. The price of silver per oz. closed yesterday (Thursday) at $16.915.

Don't panic. Now is the perfect time to reiterate the reasons to buy silver...

How to Track Gold Price Trends with the Kitco Gold Index

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While gold price trends mostly stem from changes in supply and demand, that's not the full story. Sometimes the value of the U.S. dollar changes the gold price - and this can cause a misleading view of the true value of gold...

Determining how much a change in the gold price is caused by U.S. dollar fluctuations helps to measure the true value of gold. And there's a tool that does just that.

Here's how it works...

Gold Price Forecast 2015 Driven by These Two Key Factors 

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Now that the gold price looks like it will end 2014 down, rounding out three years of weakness for the metal, the outlook for gold in 2015 is even more anticipated...

The biggest questions around gold's direction in 2015 include: Is gold finally done consolidating? When will it regain its bullish trend? Is gold a good buy today?

Let's take a look at all the factors to consider in our Gold Price Forecast 2015...

Price of Gold Will Get Boost from this Scrapped India Import Law

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On Nov. 28, the Indian government nixed the nation's stringent gold import law called the 80:20 rule - and the price of gold is about to benefit.
"This is a very significant development. I don't think it's gotten anywhere near the press it deserves, and the Swiss vote overshadowed it," Anthem Vault founder and CEO Anthem Blanchard told Money Morning Dec. 5. "This is the story the markets themselves are picking up on."

Here's everything you need to know about how the removal of the 80:20 rule - plus why we're certain this news is already affecting gold prices...

How We'll Profit from Europe's Secret "Plan B"

currencies As the European Union debates yet a third bailout for Greece, revelations about secret plans by some Eurozone members tell an even more intriguing story. During the depths of the European sovereign crisis, when Greece was inches from exiting the zone, others chose to not sit idly by. Instead, two member nations were surreptitiously preparing […]

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Five Reasons Gold Is Higher After Swiss Vote

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On Sunday, Switzerland asked citizens if the central bank should hold a minimum 20% of its assets in gold, not be allowed to sell it off, and store it all at home. The initiative failed, with 78% voting against.

A "yes" vote would have been particularly bullish for gold. But despite the "no" vote, gold prices rose anyway.

Here's a look at the reasons gold is higher after the Swiss vote - and why we are bullish on gold into 2015...

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...

Gold/Silver Ratio Points to Higher Silver Prices Ahead

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Last week I introduced the gold/silver ratio, which is a tool used to identify the relative values of these metals to each other. And I said I expect it to trend downward over time.

In fact, I expect this ratio to head much lower, which means big opportunities for silver.

Let's take a look at the reasons why the gold/silver ratio will drop - and what it means for silver prices in particular.

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