Gold Prices

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...

Two Gold "Stocks" to Buy Now

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Finding gold stocks to buy can be tricky.

You see, to invest in gold, you don't need to buy physical gold bullion or coins. In fact, in many cases your best bet is to buy shares in gold exchange-traded funds.

And here are the best funds you can buy right now that are currently flying under precious metal investors' radars...

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.

Can the GLD ETF Rally Keep Going?

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Gold is on a tear. It's rallied six straight days and headed for a seventh today. Yesterday (March 25) it closed at a three-week high of $1,197 an ounce.

Shares of the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) ETF have also posted gains lately on gold's rise. GLD ETF is up 3% in the past five days, while the Dow has slipped 0.7%.

But can this gold and GLD ETF rally keep going, so investors can profit?

Apple Stock Debuts on Dow Jones Industrial Average Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, March 19, forecasted a 43-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA surged 227 points Wednesday after the Federal Reserve indicated a slower pace for an expected interest rate hike this year. Commodities rallied on the news, with gold prices jumping nearly 2% and silver prices up almost 2.5%.

Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) makes its official debut on the Dow Jones Industrial Average today. It replaces AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T). [Here's why Apple - the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of $732.5 billion - just became worthy of joining the DJIA...]

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Thursday...

How the Apple Watch Will Be the Biggest Gold Price Catalyst of 2015

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The biggest gold price catalyst of 2015 will be Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) new Watch.

The high-end version of the Apple Watch launched officially today (Monday). It will have a case made of 18-karat solid gold and cost as much as $10,000.

And Apple thinks it's going to sell a boatload of them.

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...

Gold Forward Rate to End Jan. 30 – and Trigger Change in Market

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The last ever gold forward offered rate (gold forward rate or GOFO for short) will be published on Friday, Jan. 30.

These key benchmark numbers have been published by the London Bullion Marketing Association (LBMA) for 20 years.

To understand what their elimination means for gold investors, it's important to know exactly what gold forward rates.

Find out here, plus get our three investor takeaways on the death of gold forward rate...

2015 Stock Picks: Our Gold Plays Surge Ahead This Week

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Our 2015 stock picks are being flooded with a number of gold investments.

After a rough two years, gold has hit 2015 running. Gold prices are up 7%.

This gold mining stock is up three times that much. Here's what you need to know...

Stock Market Futures Dip on Swiss Fallout, FXCM Down 91%

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Good morning! Stock market futures for Friday, Jan. 16, forecasted an 86-point decline from yesterday's close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 both declined for the fifth consecutive trading session Thursday, while one of the most shocking currency decisions in recent history hammered global equity markets: the Swiss National Bank abandoned its current economic policy that prevents the euro/Swiss franc exchange rate from falling below 1.20.

Today, fallout continues as news of the Swiss currency policy reversal reverberates across the markets. The Swiss franc surged as much as 39% against the euro and U.S. dollar on Thursday, and pushed gold prices to a four-month high. The decision could have a profound impact on investment banks and hedge funds that held puts on the nation's currency.

Here's what else you should know about the stock market today - including your "Money Morning Tip of the Day" - to make it a profitable Friday...

Here's Why Silver Prices Today Are Near Five-Month Highs

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Silver prices today are soaring.

Investors are wondering: why are silver prices up today? And why now?

There are a couple of factors buoying the price of silver this week that explain why silver is up 7.3% this week. Here's why...

Gold Price Today $1,264: What Caused the 2.5% Rise

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A shocking move Thursday from the Swiss National Bank sent the gold price today soaring to $1,264.80 - a four-month high.

Spot gold was up $33.60, or 2.76%, to 1,264.60 an ounce just before noon. It closed up $30.30, or 2.5%. That was the yellow metal's highest price since Sept. 8.

The Swiss franc also enjoyed a robust rally.

Here's what happened to goose gold...

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...

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