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Gold Prices Today Hit Six-Week High After 1.6% Gain


Gold prices today (Friday) climbed $18.90, or $1.66%, at $1,158.90, which was a six-week high for the precious metal.

Gold prices today climbed after the release of the latest Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes. The minutes were clearly dovish, with many now believing an interest rate hike won't happen until 2016.

Here's where gold prices are headed for the rest of the year...

Gold Stocks Break Out of Slump – and This Rally Looks Stronger

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The Fed did gold stocks a big favor on Sept. 17 in not raising interest rates. This sector has been mired in a correction since late 2011, but signs increasingly suggest that's coming to an end.

The action in recent months has been encouraging, leading savvy investors to examine, or re-examine, gold stocks as one of the few values the market still has to offer.

Here's what we see...

Gold Price Forecast Sees Rise Before 2016 – Check Out the Charts

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Interest rates are an important factor in the gold price forecast, so it's a good time to get an update on the yellow metal since the Sept. 17 Fed meeting pushed a rate hike down the road.

Rates affect gold investing because gold, which offers no yield, competes with interest from bonds and dividends from stocks.

Here's what the yellow metal's behavior leading up to and right after the Fed decision tells us about where gold prices are headed next...

Gold Prices Today Moving Ahead of FOMC Meeting

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Gold prices today (Thursday) were flat as anxious investors sit on the sidelines ahead of the conclusion to this afternoon's FOMC meeting.

In early morning trading Thursday, spot gold prices were off a modest $1.20, or 0.11%, at $1,117.80 an ounce.

Here's what's next for gold prices following today's FOMC meeting...

How Gold Prices Move When Interest Rates Rise

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The chatter surrounding the U.S. Federal Reserve's upcoming decision on interest rates has been constant and deafening.

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has been hinting for close to a year now that the Fed will finally raise rates. Everyone is afraid that will mean a major correction in stocks - and tanking gold prices.

But history tells a different story about how gold moves when rates rise...

Price of Gold Today Flat as Investors Await FOMC Meeting


The price of gold today was flat in early U.S. trading today (Tuesday) as investors remain guarded ahead this week's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.

In Tuesday's morning session, the price of gold was trading lower by $3.60, or 0.32%, at $1,105.80 an ounce. Monday, gold prices added $4.40, or 0.40%, to $1,107.80.

Here's what's next for gold prices in 2015...

Why Are Gold Prices Down for the Third Straight Week?


Gold Prices Down Today: Gold prices were lower in early trading today (Friday) as traders remain guarded ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting.

The spot price of gold hit a low of $1,097.90 in early trading.

Here's what is pushing gold prices lower this month...

Gold Prices Today Remain Flat as Global Markets Rally


Gold prices today were steady in early morning trading amid muted buying as investors piled back into equities.

Precious metal market action overall was spotty Tuesday as a risk-on appetite took center stage.

Here's why gold will trade range bound for the next couple weeks....

Gold Prices Today Climb on Fed Rate Hike Speculation

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Gold prices today (Tuesday) were up 0.5% to $1,141.10 just before 1:00 p.m. as investors continue to wait on any indication of whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this month.

Gold prices hit an intraday high of $1,148.80 earlier in the session Tuesday.

Here's why gold prices today are climbing and where they're heading...

Gold Prices Today Drop as Stocks Surge


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 Today Higher After Global Stock Markets Crash


Gold prices today were modestly higher amid some safe-haven demand as global markets plummeted and U.S. equities had one of their most brutal opens in history.

The yellow metal now sits at a seven-week high.

Here's why the gold price likely has more upside near term...

[WARNING] China, Russia Create Own Gold Market to Take Down U.S. Dollar


China and Russia have finally had enough of Western central bankers' clandestine gold market manipulation to prop up the U.S. dollar.

F. William Engdahl, an American-German economic researcher and best-selling geopolitical author, was quoted by business blog Sputnik on Aug. 16. He said that Russia, China, and other emerging economies are involved in & the genial move & to establish an entirely different gold market.

& They stand to add to the new energy surrounding a renaissance in gold as a support of solid, well-based currencies to replace the diluted and devalued dollar system...&

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Price of Gold Today Rises amid Risk-Off Stance


Following a 1.7% gain last week, the price of gold today tacked on another 0.58% in morning trading.

Jittery markets and global economic woes continue to drive investors to the safe-haven asset.

Here's the best way to play today's jump in the price of gold...

Gold Prices Today Near 3-Week High on Chinese Yuan Fears

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Gold prices today (Thursday) are down slightly after climbing to a three-week high yesterday amid yuan fears, a softer dollar, and a global equity rout.

The yellow metal finished Wednesday up $15.60, or 1.41%, at $1.123.20 an ounce. That marked the fifth consecutive session in which the gold price ended higher.

Here's what you need to know about gold prices today, and why they're headed higher...

Despite Low Gold Prices, the Yellow Metal Is Outperforming These Investments


Commodities took it on the chin last month. Crude oil saw its steepest monthly loss since October 2008. Both copper and aluminum touched their lowest levels in six years. And on July 19, gold experienced a mini flash crash, sending the gold price down to five-year lows.

Yet compared to many other asset classes, gold has held up well, even after factoring in its price decline.

Take a look...