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Investing in Gold and Silver

Silver: Little Brother, Big Potential

When we think of gold, we think of the solid, safe-haven, value-holding, inflation-hedging, shiny, yellow metal that lets us sleep at night knowing the governments of the world cannot print it out of existence. Gold is the big cheese in the precious-metals investing community. There’s no doubt that gold should be a part of everyone’s investment portfolio, but it’s important not to forget gold’s little brother: silver.  Click to read more…

Gold Is Money: Central Bank Actions Send Investors a Clear Message

After a couple decades of shunning gold as a useless relic, banks are refixing their sights on the yellow metal for many reasons. Central to these is the reality that gold represents the world’s true money. Whether we’re attempting to diversify our portfolios or hedge against inflationary fiscal policy, true money is one of the few tangible monetary investments backed up by its own intrinsic value.  Click to read more…

Profit from Post-Election Blues

After Obama won the US election, investor sentiment was immediately evident. The markets reacted strongly to the election, clearly showing that most investors think another Obama term is bad for the economy. Click to read more…

A Smart Resolution for 2013

As 2012 slips into memory, many have now embraced the tradition of setting resolutions for the new year. Part of this practice often includes examining the past year or two in an effort to assess where we are today and how that fits in our overall goals.  Click to read more…

Time to Sell Your Gold?

Precious-metals investors have had quite a scare in recent weeks. Since late November, gold has lost nearly $100 an ounce – a decline of almost 6%! During the same time frame, silver has slipped by nearly 12%.  Click to read more…

Rock Beats Paper: Why the Volatility Can’t Beat a Solid Foundation

It’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of the gold market. When prices are skyrocketing to new highs, everyone is scrambling to buy. When prices are falling, it’s as if they’ve run out of lifeboats on the Titanic. Like lemmings, many investors walk off their own personal fiscal cliff by buying high and selling low. To avoid flocking with the herd, it’s key to remember that gold is not an investment at all. It is a rock-solid savings account that beats any fiat paper governments can dish out. Click to read more…