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Is Gold Still A Hedge Against Political Risk?

Written by John O'Donnell, Online Trading Academy

The Chart of the Week

Gold has always been a flight to safety in times of economic uncertainty, but is that changing? What is going on with yellow metal? That is the topic this week.

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Gold Shakeout

Written by William Kurtz

The Large Speculators' aggregate near-record-high Net Long position was not reduced by much last week. Accordingly, prices declined today and probably will continue to decline until this gross imbalance will have been further reduced.


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Silver Outlook Is Extremely Bullish

Written by Peter Krauth, Money Morning

Article of the Week from Money Morning

The price of silver has been looking extremely bullish the past two weeks. But patience in buying may provide larger returns than jumping in now.

After hovering near the $17 level from Aug. 17 to Aug. 25, silver prices pushed all the way to a five-month high a week ago. Between Friday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 8, the metal climbed 1.7% to $18.12 - the highest settlement since April 19.

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Gold's Latest Milestone

Written by Rick Ackerman, Rick's Picks

Today's rally was the most important in gold since it entered a bull market in December 2015. Actually, the rally has significantly raised the odds that the entire bull move since then has been impulsive rather than merely corrective of the bear market begun from above $1900 in 2011.


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How To Get Income From Gold

by Peter Krauth, Money Morning

Money Morning Article of the Week

This Strong Income Play Trumps a Weakening Dollar

To call Venezuela "troubled" is a huge understatement. The oil-rich South American country is beset, really, by shortages of all kinds: spiraling inflation, a government that appears to grow more despotic and dysfunctional by the day, and of course, the raging civil unrest that comes along with these problems.

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When To Buy Gold

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

Here's the Secret to Timing Gold Perfectly (and Playing It Profitably)

Article of the Week from Money Morning

The U.S. government holds 261.5 million ounces of gold. Now, a government holding gold is not all that unusual. Lots of them do, all over the world.

This is: Uncle Sam doesn't mark to market! It just carries the stuff at the nominal value of $42 an ounce, which is about 3% of its market value.


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Gold's Tedious Shenanigans

Written by Rick Ackerman, Rick's Picks

Gold's tedious shenanigans should not cause us to take our eyes off the little sonofabitch for too long, since we might miss something interesting. Like now, for instance.


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Why The Price Of Gold Was Up 2.2% Last Week - Where It's Headed Now

by Peter Krauth, Money Morning

Special Reprt from Money Morning

Precious metals were doing their job last week, as global security tensions are on the rise.

The short-term peak and then consolidation for the price of gold that I expected last week seems to have come and already gone.

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Median Weekly Earnings Vs. Gold

by Brad Parkes

I think finance people do not understand the monetary system including the experts. When Bretton Woods ended a new system started. A new system needs new models. I find it hard to believe that models created for a gold standard or gold exchange standard are used for a floating rate exchange system. The relationships may still exist, but the models need adjusting as the transmission mechanisms have changed.


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