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Can Gold Rise Higher?

March 22, 2013

Gold’s been a puzzle to many observers lately. It’s been in a trading range despite global central banks heavily engaging in money printing. Easy money should lead to higher gold prices. Instead, most recently gold has stayed near the bottom of the trading range. Is the gold bull market over? Most likely, I think it […]

Manipulating the Gold Market

March 19, 2013

I’ve long advised investors that gold is a thinly–traded market and is prone to sharp moves by a relatively small amount of money. But I haven’t considered how easy it might be for the market to manipulated on a regular basis. And gold isn’t the only asset that can be manipulated by governments, banks, or […]

A Few Words Against Investing in Gold

February 8, 2013

Gold investors generally give several reasons why they like the yellow metal. A new research report by a couple of serious researchers casts doubt on those reasons. Claude Erb, formerly of TCW, and Campbell Harvey, professor at Duke, took the five reasons people generally give for owning gold and tested gold’s historic performance against them. […]

Why to Own Gold

August 10, 2012

Gold doesn’t receive much thorough, academic attention as an investment. It’s generally the province of gold bugs, gold haters, and technical traders. That’s why I’m interested in this paper from Claude Erb of TCW and Campbell Harvey of Duke University. There’s a lot of detail in the paper, covering both the demand and supply for […]

Today’s Best Investment – Gold?

May 4, 2012

A plurality of Americans believe gold is today’s safest investment, and by a surprisingly wide margin, according to a Gallup poll. This is the second consecutive year the poll had this result, though the number in favor of gold declined from 34% to 28%. The poll leaves a lot of questions unanswered. How do Americans […]

Stocks vs. Gold

February 14, 2012

There’s been a lively debate in some sectors of the financial media over the relative merits of stocks and gold. Warren Buffett, Jeremy Siegel and Larry Fink not surprisingly came down on the side of stocks. Others point out the dreary returns from stocks over the last 10 or 12 years, the significant increases in […]

How You Buy Gold Matters

August 19, 2011

It’s no secret that gold’s been rising rapidly. But not all investors who saw this coming and sought to profit from it are doing well. Some investors bought shares of gold mining companies or mutual funds that do the same. Normally, that’s a good move. The mining companies usually rise more than the price of […]

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