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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.

What the Gold/Silver Ratio Says About Precious Metals Prices Today

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The gold/silver ratio is more than a price comparison of two precious metals.

This calculation helps identify the relative values of these metals to each other. It tells you if gold and silver are cheap or expensive.

And it just might help you get a better deal…

Why gold prices today are at the lowest level since Christmas

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Gold prices today (Friday) fell to fresh new lows below the $1,200-an-ounce threshold for the first time since mid-December.

There are three reasons why gold’s extending its losses…

Why Gold Prices Are Up Today from 9-Month Lows

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Gold prices today (Tuesday) snapped out of a streak of 9-month lows.

Here’s our latest gold chart, current gold prices and gold futures, and what’s causing the yellow metal to finally rebound...

How the Fed Is Moving Gold Prices Today


After being on track for a third-straight session gain, gold prices today (Wednesday) plummeted following afternoon announcements from the U.S. Federal Reserve.

Here's the current gold price, and a summary of Fed news that's moving the yellow metal right now...

Gold Price Forecast: How the Yellow Metal Will Reach $5,000 per Ounce

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A few years ago I issued a gold price forecast of $5,000 an ounce. I still believe that's a realistic price target - and now prominent gold mining experts are following suit.

Rob McEwen, founder and former chair and CEO of GoldCorp, said in a recent interview, "I'm a long-term believer in gold and I see it ultimately getting to $5,000 an ounce."

Here's why gold prices are headed much higher...

Why Gold Prices Today Are Rebounding from an 11-Week Low

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Gold news update: Gold prices today (Wednesday) coming off two and a half months of lows.

Here’s why, plus what gold bugs can expect for gold prices the rest of 2014…

Gold Price Forecast for September Shows Demand – and Prices – Surging

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Gold price forecast, Aug. 29, 2014: Buying gold during the late days of summer has proved to be a winning trade for most of the last two decades, according to Bloomberg.

Indeed, September is historically gold's best month. Over the last 20 years, the yellow metal has seen an average gain of 3% in September.

Find out here why September is so good for gold prices….

Gold ETFs Ready to Head Higher on This Key Driver

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The SPDR Gold Trust Exchange-Traded Fund (NYSE Arca: GLD), one of the two major gold ETFs that trade in the United States, dropped more than 1.2% last week, from $124.77 to $123.18.

But although short-term losses can be unsettling, investors who hold gold-related securities like gold ETFs have good reason for long-term optimism. Here’s why…

Gold Prices Today Rise 0.7% as Fears Reignite in Russia-Ukraine Region

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Gold prices today (Thursday) climbed higher in morning trading, on track for global gains across three consecutive trading sessions.

Here are the current spot gold and futures prices, and exactly how the Russia-Ukraine conflict is driving up the yellow metal…

Two Clashing Themes in Gold News Have Been Flat Lining Prices Since April

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Two themes have dominated gold news the last few months, and both have opposite effects on gold price.

Together, they've flat lined the yellow metal...

Why Gold Prices Today Are Skyrocketing Above $1,300 an Ounce


Gold prices today (Wednesday) were up a whopping $18.70 an ounce (up 1.43%) as of 12:30 p.m. EDT. Spot gold traded at $1,307.30 an ounce after closing at $1,288.60 an ounce in the previous session.

Here’s what’s moving the yellow metal up so much today…

Why Gold Prices Fell 3.3% in July After an Early Climb

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Gold prices are up for the year, but fell 3.3% in July.

Gold started the month off strong as geopolitical conflict rocked parts of Europe.

Here are the two market forces that derailed gold’s climb…

The "Secret" Agreement That's About to Manipulate Gold Prices

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May 19 was a big day for gold prices worldwide - perhaps the biggest this year. On that day the powerful European central banks announced the signing of the fourth Central Bank Gold Agreement. While that may sound harmless, it’s anything but.

Here’s the real story behind the CBGA’s involvement in the direction of gold prices…

How the Gold Spot Price Will React to the Federal Reserve Meeting This Week

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Watch for the gold spot price - the price of gold for immediate delivery - to make dramatic moves as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets this week.

It has already had a volatile morning ahead of the meeting's Tuesday kickoff.

Here’s what the current gold prices did this morning, and the two big policies to watch coming out of the Fed meeting that will move the yellow metal this week….

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