gold investment, silver investment

Metals Market

Aug. 22 ($ / troy oz.)
  • SPDR Gold Shares (GLD ETF)

    -0.24 decrease 116.83
  • IShares Silver Trust (SLV ETF)

    0.00 no change 15.57

Free Analysis: Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, Bitcoin, Stocks & Forex

Below you will find some of our daily trading alerts and our other free analyses on the following markets: gold and silver, forex, stocks, bitcoin, crude oil, and on the economy in general. If you'd like to be notified about new free articles, please take a few seconds to sign up for our free mailing list today.

  • China and the West: Opposite Approach to Inflation

    February 22, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Inflation will play a larger role in determining China and the United State’s approach to monetary policy in the near future. Chinese policymakers are implementing measures that are designed to cool down its overheating economy. The US Federal Reserve is not concerned now, but will it need to follow suit?

  • Growing Industrial Demand Buoys Silver Outlook

    February 21, 2011, 12:00 PM

    The rebound in industrial demand, especially from the electronics and electrical sector, appears supportive for silver in the long term. Surging industrial demand from China and India is also bullish for the silver market, pulling up prices. Positive economic outlook coupled with current market fundamentals indicates improved returns on silver investments.

  • The Rally in Gold and Silver is Not Over Yet

    February 18, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Currency indices provide bullish implications for gold, silver and mining stocks. The outlook is bearish for the euro and bullish for the dollar. The precious metals have been trading in tune with the dollar and the outlook for both is therefore bullish at this time.

  • Timing Gold - Bond Yields' Ratio Doesn't Matter Much, But Gold:Bonds Ratio Does

    February 11, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Inflationary pressures as well as currency market fluctuations are expected to supports gold market from the current levels. The current situation in gold:bonds ratio also appear to reflect a positive change in the yellow metal and the medium-term outlook appears more bullish now than it has been for the past few weeks.

  • Which Currency Will Crash First?

    February 8, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Several weaker members of the Eurozone would have defaulted already if they weren’t helped out by stronger members. Japan has the third largest economy and the country are swamped with debt. The US has the largest national debt of all. Meanwhile, a number of analysts predict that the Chinese yuan might overtake the US dollar as the global currency in a few years and last year and Chinese officials have announced that they will increase reserves to the tune of 10,000 tons over the next decade. Chinese central bank adviser Xia Bin has confirmed that China must increase its gold and silver reserves. With such enormous purchases most likely still ahead of us, correctly positioned Gold Investors are likely to reap massive profits over the next several years.

  • Gold May Outshine Silver in the Medium Term

    February 8, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Strong market fundamentals support speculative long positions in precious metals at this moment. However a strong correlation with the general stock market makes medium-term silver investments riskier in comparison with gold since silver is historically more correlated with stocks.

  • Short-Term Buying Spree in Gold

    February 4, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Fundamentals remain positive for the gold market and technicals indicate a short-term rally in gold market. While political unrest in Egypt influences the market, an increment in demand is expected during Chinese New Year celebrations. On the technical front, the Euro – USD indices and the SP Gold Bottom Indicator suggest a ’buy‘.

  • Big Gains Are to be Made in Platinum and Palladium

    February 2, 2011, 12:00 PM

    With rallying stocks, it might be the right time to consider diverting some funds to platinum and palladium. Gold’s and silver’s sister metals are expected to do well aided by a growing automotive market in the developing world, stricter emission norms and slower penetration of hybrids. While the time to entry may not be perfect today, the long-term picture appears bullish.

  • Short-Term Rally?

    January 28, 2011, 12:00 PM

    With the dollar approaching a cyclical turning point and likely to rally, gold, silver and mining stocks will likely follow. This week, this indirect relationship is visible also through our traditional measures above. Meanwhile, silver is also approaching its own turning point.

  • If Metals Decline Even With Rising Stocks, What Would Happen If Stocks Declined?

    January 26, 2011, 12:00 PM

    The most important influence upon precious metals this week seems to be the general stock market and the outlook for stocks appears bearish for the following weeks, even though it’s not visible on a day to day basis. Will stocks drag silver lower?

  • China Allows Renminbi Trading in the US

    January 26, 2011, 12:00 PM

    While China still practices strict capital controls, its permission to allow the renminbi to be traded by a Chinese-controlled bank in the United States is seen as being a step closer towards currency liberalization. There will be risks along the way, one of which is
    currency speculation.

  • Favorable Interest Rates and Inflationary Concerns to Support Gold

    January 22, 2011, 12:00 PM

    The relationship between gold prices, inflation and interest rates are not straightforward – investor sentiment always takes the front seat. However, as Fed rates remain down, bullion appetite will remain strong and the dollar will continue to be fundamentally weak. With currencies not getting any stronger and inflationary pressures continuing to build, gold is likely to be well supported in 2011.

  • Gold Moves Lower as Stocks Reach Their Key Resistance Level - What's Next?

    January 21, 2011, 12:00 PM

    In our previous free essay we’ve mentioned that mining stocks are at a particularly important crossroad, and whichever they decide to move is likely to determine the way for the underlying metals as well. In the following article we will put another factor into the equation – the general stock market.

  • Mining Stocks Decline to Their 2008 Highs - Should You Sell?

    January 18, 2011, 12:00 PM

    The situation of mining stocks is tense because they are very close to their 2008 highs (XAU Index is slightly below the 2008 high and HUI is right at it), and this is the most important technical development that we see right now. Will we have a bigger decline or another huge rally from here? Which of the above outcomes is more probable?

  • Precious Metals Enter a Higher Risk, Higher Return Potential Zone

    January 11, 2011, 12:00 PM

    Recent declines in precious metals prices have been clearly seen from a short-term point of view. This may appear scary to some. Note, however, that if price declines are short lived, this means little to speculative long positions. Also, please keep in mind that in the past none of the major upswings ended in a consolidation pattern, which makes it less likely that the rally is completely over now.

Feb Market Overview

Gold Market Overview

In this edition of the Market Overview, we will examine what the Great Unwind implies for the U.S. dollar and gold. The tightening of monetary policy and higher interest rates could be negative for gold, but more hawkish BoJ and ECB would mean narrower divergence in monetary policies between the Fed and other major central banks.
We will answer the question of why the American currency has been falling like a stone recently, despite the Fed’s tightening cycle. We will also explore the historical bull and bear cycles in both gold and the U.S. dollar, as trend in this currency is likely to be the vital driver in the gold market in 2018.

Read more in the latest Market Overview report.

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