Buying gold is a great way to use part of your portfolio. But it's not always as clear what to do as when you buy stocks.
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The price of gold is climbing more than 1% today, after more additional global monetary easing policies were announced. And we see the price of gold climbing much higher from here in 2016.
One of our top recommendations at Money Morning this year is that investors should buy gold in 2016. While gold prices have climbed already in 2016, there are two “flashing” signals that show the price of gold will climb even higher this year.
There are a number of ways to own gold. The best way is to own physical gold such as coins, which can be purchased from a number of reputable dealers.
And these three firms make buying gold coins as easy as buying a book on Amazon.
Now is a very good idea to be buying gold. Right now... before the Super Crash.
Gold is key because it offers protection against both inflation and deflation. It is one of the few assets to do that. It's market crash insurance.
Current prices offer one of the best chances to buy gold we've seen in a decade. And with governments around the world printing money to support their flailing economies and stock market volatility surging, there's no shortage of reasons to own gold.
But not all gold is created equal - and the same applies to gold investments.
Historic debt defaults are looming in Greece and Puerto Rico.
Investors are piling into safe-haven, money-alternative gold.
How to buy gold has taken a big leap into the digital age, thanks to something called HayekGold.
The HayekGold token is a digital representation of stored physical gold. And it's linked to the Bitcoin blockchain - the digital ledger that verifies and stores every Bitcoin transaction.
It's been a volatile year for those investing in gold and silver.
Gold is down some 20% year to date, and silver has lost more than 30%. The yellow metal tumbled more than 30% in the three quarters to June as fears mounted of an early end to the U.S. Federal Reserve's bond-buying program.
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...
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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Even though the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor's 500 Index have hit record highs this year, investing in gold remains the top investment pick in CNBC's latest All-America Economic Survey.
The March poll shows the yellow metal is the favored investment choice among 35% of respondents, beating real estate at 27% and stocks at 21%. This is the second year that investing in gold has topped the list of what those surveyed consider the "best investment" to make now.
While survey participants are more optimistic this year than last about the stock market, 21% are uncertain if now is a good time to dabble in stocks, up from 11% in December 2009.
Those who believe the current environment make it a good time to buy stocks jumped from 31% in November to 40%, the highest amount since December 2009.
Moreover, in spite of the improved outlook for stocks, the overall view of the current state of the economy remains bleak. Currently, 60% of those surveyed are pessimistic about the U.S. economy, up from 56% in November.
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After more than a decade of merger mania, gold miners are now looking to spin off some of their acquisitions.
By doing so, the gold miners hope for better results after abysmal performance recently, as gold prices have fallen. And, as always, gold miners' profits rise and fall much faster than the yellow metal's price.
The underperformance of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDX) compared with that of the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD) bears this out. GDX is down 20.5% since the end of last year, while GLD is down 4.8%.
Investors are starting to get really impatient with the gold miners - so much so that billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is arguing some of the world's biggest gold mining companies, including AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU), spin off some of the mines that they have acquired through M&A over the past 10 years.
Paulson, the largest shareholder of GLD and AU, thinks the sum of the parts is greater than the value of the whole mining company. Paulson certainly can't be pleased with AU's 23.5% decline so far in 2013.