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  • The Love Trade for Gold is Still On! Frank Holmes explains why traditions in China and India will continue to boost the demand for gold. It’s called the “Love Trade”. To continue reading, please click here... Read More...
  • Are Gold Prices Near a Bottom?

    It's been a tumultuous couple of months for the yellow metal, which has investors asking: Are gold prices near a bottom?

    There's hope this price plunge is ending.

    Year-to-date, gold is lower by 17%. But after seven trading sessions where gold prices slumped, on Monday June gold futures gained 1.4%, or $19.40, to $1,384.10. Contract prices bounced as much as 2.4% after sliding 2.1%.

    Now technical analysis points to a rebound in the yellow metal to $1,500 in June, following the "double bottom" hit Monday.

    A double bottom involves three moves: a drop, a rebound, and another drop to the previous low. Chart watchers deem the pattern as bullish. A classic double bottom reversal typically marks an intermediate or long term change in trend.

    "This shows that gold is probably ready to climb," Matthew Schilling, a commodity broker at Chicago based R.J. O'Brien told Bloomberg News. "The reversal was proof that we have found a bottom."

    In just 10 minutes Monday, in the wake of gold's rally, holdings in exchange-traded products backed by gold soared by $1.7 billion.

    Fueling the buying were comments from Moody's that a downgrade of U.S. debt is likely if the government fails to get its finances in order in 2013.

    To get more info, we asked Morning Morning Global Resource Specialist Peter Krauth if he thought a gold-price bottom was near.

    "I thing gold is somewhat oversold," Krauth said. "Yesterday's price action, when gold shot up by about $40 within four hours seems to reflect the thinking that it's due for a bounce."

    Krauth said this year's gold price correction was expected.

    "After a 12-year bull market with no true correction like that in 1974-1976 time frame, one more is due. I would not be surprised to see gold eventually correct a bit further before making a final bottom.

    "That being said, if it were to turn up and stay above $1,550, then it's likely this correction would be over," he continued.

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  • Why Silver and Gold Prices Are Falling video-shah-gold-silver-prices-falling-2

    Metals started the week in the red, leading investors to ask why silver and gold prices are falling today. Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to answer that question.

    He told host Stuart Varney about the big trading move that pushed metals down today. He also explained why he would keep buying gold.

    Shah also recommended a stock that pays a 10% dividend yield and says the stock will be "safe" as long as the housing market remains stable.

    Hear Shah's recommendation and his thoughts on why silver and gold prices are falling in the following video.

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  • Why Gold Prices Are Going Down Gold bars small

    Gold investors are just not feeling the love, once again left to wonder why gold prices are going down.

    The yellow metal dipped again Thursday, with gold for June delivery ending down $10 at $1,386.10 an ounce. It was the sixth consecutive trading day of declines and marked a four-week low for the metal.

    With equity markets continuing to log record highs, and economic data showing some signs of improvement, safe haven gold looks nothing like its moniker.

    Fueling gold's recent rout is not one thing; it's a combination of things.

    Here's why gold prices are going down this week.

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  • Three Reasons to Buy Gold Stocks Today If you can handle the ups and the downs, Frank Holmes explains why the drivers for higher gold stocks remain intact. Read more... Read More...
  • Has the Great Gold Crash Divorced Bullion from Futures Prices? The Great Gold Crash in April has likely set in motion one of the biggest shifts in precious metals markets in a lifetime.
    While some big players likely stepped in to crush the markets for personal gain, they may have accidentally also made a move that will divorce gold and silver bullion pricing from gold and silver futures.
    Forget about gold miners vs gold stocks, we're talking a whole other level of magnitude if this trend takes hold.
    Here's a look at the circumstances, the players and what to expect next... Read More...
  • This Gold Prices Chart Answers a Classic Question This gold prices chart compares the yellow metal to two other measures to find out if indeed gold is in a bubble. You must see the answer… Read more... Read More...
  • Jim Rogers on Investing in Gold 2013 Gold bar isolated with clipping path

    Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III recently had a chance to catch up with famed investor Jim Rogers on investing in gold, U.S. stocks, and the best commodities for 2013.

    Renowned commodities investor Rogers is concerned about the worldwide economy, but he's not worried about the recent sell off in gold.

    In fact, he stands poised to pounce on the yellow metal should it fall further.

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  • Why Gold Prices Are Up This Week gold

    It's been a good few days for investors holding on to gold, and we've been getting lots of questions as to why gold prices are up this week.

    Gold futures had their biggest one-day gain of the year Thursday, up nearly $40 an ounce, and ended the week up 4.2% at $1,453.60.

    At one point this week, gold had retraced half the loss it incurred during its April nosedive. In a two-day period, the yellow metal fell $225 an ounce, hitting a two-year low on April 15.

    It is natural for any financial asset to enjoy some sort of a rebound after such a steep plunge. But there are some sound fundamental reasons as to why gold is up.

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  • Jim Rogers on Gold Prices 2013

    With the yellow metal down about 14% this year, wouldn't it be great to get the scoop from famed investor Jim Rogers on gold prices in 2013- specifically, why they're down, and if investors should still bet on a long-term gold bull market?

    We had a chance to ask Rogers those very questions last weekend.

    Sunday evening, Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III spoke on the phone with Rogers - who was at his home in Singapore - in a wide-ranging discussion about gold, U.S. stocks, commodities and global central banks' "race to the bottom" - or, as Rogers calls it, "race to insanity."

    In this exclusive interview, the legendary investment guru took us on a tour of the gold market, taking a close look at what's driven the past 12 years of gold price gains - and what will move the yellow metal going forward.

    He also pointed out the one fundamental reason why gold prices fell recently...

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  • Gold Price Drop Drives Global Buying Frenzy April’s gold price drop led many investors to cash out, but physical gold buyers can’t buy fast enough. And this global gold rush isn’t slowing down... Read more... Read More...
  • Gold Buyers Get Physical As Coin and Jewelry Sales Surge We all have the same question: What's going on with gold? As Frank Holmes explains, investors are now moving out of paper gold and into the physical. Read more... Read More...
  • Jim Rogers Exclusive: Once Gold Bottoms, We're Looking at "A Multi-Year Bull Market" jimrogers_headshot Gold soared 650% from August 1999 to August 2011.
    But it's down 24% from the $1,885 peak and in recent days has whipsawed gold investors in a way they haven't experienced in 30 years.
    The bear market has gold bugs reaching for the Dramamine. But we reached for the telephone instead and dialed Singapore - and legendary investment guru Jim Rogers.
    In his usual contrarian manner, Rogers said he sees the current correction as a buying opportunity.
    Here's his take on where gold goes from here...
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  • Gold Prices Rise as Traders Cut Short Bets Squeeze

    Gold regained some of its luster Monday with June Comex gold ending up $30.50 at $1,425.80, and spot gold prices finishing up $19.80 at $1,426.75.

    The gains came from short covering, bargain hunting, and strong demand for physical gold.

    According to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Commitments of Traders report released April 19, managed money traders (i.e. hedge funds and commodity trading advisors) boosted bullish positions on gold by 21,675 contacts to 68,662 contracts, while paring bearish bets to 54,025.

    The CFTC's summary of trading positions showed bullish investors returned to the gold market last Tuesday, when the data was compiled. The increased long positions came on the heels of gold's largest one-day sell off in 30 years.

    The report showed managed money traders covered 12,411 shorts, as gold prices finally bounced last Tuesday.

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  • Is Now the Time to Buy Gold and Silver? Gold protect

    Wondering if now's the time to buy gold and silver? Wonder no more. Let me explain.

    As a collector of both precious metals, like many, I planned on loading up in the wake of recent price declines. But guess what? My usual dealers were out of gold and silver.

    Thanks to the selloff, a buying frenzy for bullion has crashed websites, jammed phone lines and depleted inventory.

    "Our website was overloaded for the first time ever Friday and Monday. Every phone line was lit up. We did seven times our normal volume," Jake Haugen, VP of sales for Texas-based  Provident Metals, told Money Morning.

    You see, with gold on track to log its fourth weekly decline and silver headed for the worst week in about 19 months, bargain hunting abounded.

    Declines in gold and silver prices began last Thursday and accelerated Monday when gold plunged $140.40, or 9.4%, to $1,360.90 an ounce, marking its biggest one-day decline in 30 years. Since its 2011 high of nearly $1,900 an ounce, gold has tumbled 28%.

    Silver slumped $2.97, or 11.3%, Monday to $23.36 an ounce, well off its 1980 record high of $49.45.

    As recently as last year, investors like me were paying more than $1,700 per ounce for gold and $35 per ounce for silver.

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