Gold has turned, apparently. Leveraged speculators in the futures market said so...
"To hoarders and speculators," says Time magazine, "gold lately has had about as much luster as a rusty tin can."
Rings true here in Feb. 2013. But this clanging bell - entitled The Great Gold Bust, and drowned out as a signal to fill your boots only by the New York Times' infamous Who Needs Gold When We Have Greenspan? of May 1999 - was rung back in Aug. 1976, right at the bottom of a 50% pullback in the 1970s' long bull market in gold.
by Miguel Perez-Santalla, Bullion Vault
The price someone is willing to sell to you is not necessarily the value that you'd get for selling the same thing back...
It is interesting how people become accustomed to pricing.
When we go to a retail store here in the United States of America, we accept the price which is posted for the product as the final price in most cases. And because of this retail phenomenon, we have come to accept in many cases the price quoted as the final price. So it is that many are not accustomed to thinking about where the price comes from.
To get over this hurdle we need only to look at what is common in our society when we're shopping for cars. We find out as much as we can about the cars, about what we need the car to be able to do, and the options we want included with it. We look at comparable cars and see the prices. We look to see the resale value of the car and how it holds compared to the full retail value when we go to buy it. Then we determine if we want to buy that car. Is it worth the money they're asking? Finally we determine what's the most were willing to pay for that vehicle.
Written by Adrian Ash, Bullion Vault
The patchwork quilt of diversification looks awful smart. It's more than pretty with gold in it, too...
Investment experts keep telling us two things.
One, you must diversify your savings. Nothing works for ever. Two, your annual returns are set to be miserable, because there's no return to the out-sized gains of the 1980s and '90s. The last 10 years prove that.
Now, we don't doubt Point 1. Not even people buying gold in 2001 could in fact see the future (though we might tell you different tomorrow). That second claim needs a closer look, however.
by EconMatters, EconMatters.com
A Rough Start for 2013
Well Gold hasn't had a particularly good start to the year, in fact, a good pairs trade would be going long the S&P 500 and short the Gold market for a nice 12% return in two months. But many Gold Investors are not yet ready to throw in the towel for 2013, and some even have targets in the 2000 an ounce area, and think this pullback, although significant, represents an excellent buying opportunity.
by Poly, Zentrader
Updated: Market close Friday, 22 February 2013
The market for the two gold ETFs was mixed Friday: NYSE:GLD closed up 0.2% for the day but the miners ETF (NYSE:GDX) continued its decline, losing 0.5%. The silver ETF (NYSE:SLV) mirrored GLD with a rise of 0.2%.
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Ever since the Cycle broke down 2 weeks ago we’ve known that lower prices were ahead. Some say the Cycles are not as affective these days, but I say the Feb 11th Cycle (failure) warning saved many, allowing them to side step the worse of it.