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"If you don't own gold, you don't know history..."

Those words were uttered recently by Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates, the single-largest hedge fund on the planet, with a whopping $170 billion in assets.

Dalio has produced almost 15% annually for over two decades, and now he's warning anyone paying attention that it's time to own some gold. He believes there's just too much risk in not owning gold today.

Let's take that concern for risk and turn it into our profit. Here's how...

Catalyst #3: China Gold Reserves Threaten the U.S. Dollar

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China gold reserves have been kept secret – but we know China is stockpiling faster than ever. And with enough of the yellow metal, China gold reserves could actually harm the U.S. dollar.

Watch the video to see how analysts know China is secretively stockpiling gold - and exactly why that poses a threat…

Price of Gold Today Punches Through Three-Month High

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The price of gold today continued a rally that started last week. In afternoon trading, spot gold was up $3.90, or 0.32%, at $1,228.40 an ounce.

In early overseas trading, the yellow metal pushed through $1,233.50 to mark a three-month high.

Here are six catalysts driving the price of gold today:

Why Buy the GLD ETF in 2015

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The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: GLD) ETF is the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund. The GLD ETF is a good way for investors to collect some extra gold profits without the hassle of physical gold buying.

And with gold prices forecast to rise over the long term, the GLD ETF will rise as well.

Here's a look at the benefits of buying the GLD ETF...

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...

Buy a Gold ETF in 2015

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Gold acts like an insurance policy against geopolitical woes, devalued currencies, deflation, and inflation. It's also a good portfolio diversifier.

Gold prices are low right now, so it's a great time to buy. And of the many ways to add the yellow metal to your portfolio, a gold ETF is a convenient option.

Here's a look at why gold ETFs are smart choice for investors - plus five top gold ETFs to get started with today...

Gold Mining Stocks Get a Boost from M&A Activity

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Investors in gold mining stocks have a great catalyst for profits right now: increased deal-making among gold mining companies.

Low gold prices are likely the impetus for increased M&A activity. It's a trend that's likely to heat up in the short and medium term as pressure builds to minimize losses and squeeze out profits.

This all means profits ahead for certain gold mining stocks - here's where to look...

Gold/Silver Ratio Just Another Sign Prices Are Too Low

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The gold/silver ratio is another indication that silver is grossly underpriced.

By 2014 average prices, the gold/silver ratio was 66-to-1. That number has only climbed in 2015. As of yesterday's closing spot gold price and spot silver price, the ratio was about 72-to-1. It's not just that the gold-silver ratio is five times its historical average that indicates that it's underpriced. It's also that its scarcity in relation to gold doesn't justify such a high ratio.

Here's what that says about the price of silver today...

Price of Gold and Silver Climbs as Safe Haven Trade Is Back On

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The price of gold - and silver - rallied Thursday as investors piled into "risk off" trades.

They're both up on the day and the week, where the Dow has been slipping for four sessions.

Find out why and what is next - just continue reading here.

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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