What To Do With Losing Gold Positions

Gold has been one of the most polarizing assets of the past decade as it enjoyed a rare 12-year bull run. Barring a borderline miracle, it looks like gold will snap its winning streak in 2013 as the precious metal has hit a wall and has failed to find any kind of positive momentum. While the yellow commodity has been sputtering for months, a number of investors have been holding onto their positions, growing more frustrated by the day as the metal has shown little signs of turning around [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Q&A With Peter Schiff: Silver Looking Golden

Peter Schiff, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, has long been a major presence in the precious metals industry. We had the chance to sit down with Peter to discuss silver, gold and his new fund that debuted earlier this year.

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India Could Help Gold Rebound

Gold has been steadily declining for the past year, as the precious metal looks like it will finally end its 12-year bull run. Part of its demise stemmed from equities rallying, causing a major increase in risk appetite and an asset class shift for many. Others stipulate that it is simply a natural correction preceding a run higher. Lately, however, gold has been feeling pressure from India as the emerging economy has been frustrating traders around the world [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Banks Face Harsh Commodity Regulations

An event several years in the making could be just days away. For some time now, the Fed has been debating whether or not it should limit big banks and their participation in the commodities markets. The debate stemmed from a number of accusations of market manipulation for profit, though most of the institutions on the chopping block have maintained their innocence. The decision is expected to fall sometime in the next month and could be a welcomed change for traders [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Gold on the Verge of a Major Breakout

Gold has been at the center of investor attention since soaring to historical highs in the latter half of 2011. Since then, however, the metal has taken a tumble, leading many to speculate when it would hit its bottom and when it was time to buy back in. Everyone from Jim Rogers to Peter Schiff had their predictions of where gold was headed and just how low it would go, but the fundamentals for the metal seem to be suggesting it is on the cusp of a healthy breakout [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Aussie Rate Cut Puts Further Pressure On Gold (GLD)

Stock market bulls have eased off the throttle a bit in recent days as last week’s lackluster employment report reminded investors that while the housing market may have turned the corner, the labor market recovery remains anemic. To top it off, Fed Dallas official Fisher reminded investors in a speech on Monday that policymakers will need to scale back on bond repurchases because it is unhealthy for markets to keep rising on the notion that stimulus will always be readily available [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. On the commodity front, with the exception of crude oil, metals and agriculture prices remain largely suppressed across the board thanks to a strong U.S. dollar and lackluster growth in China. The recent rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia plays a major role in the world of precious metals for two reasons.

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Where Does Gold Come From?

Gold is one of history’s most famous and important metals and has been the basis for monetary systems for thousands of years.  This influential metal that has sculpted our history may not even be from our planet. Researchers have recently found new evidence that gold actually comes from the collisions of dead neutron stars. While this discovery may do little as a price mover for this precious metal, it may give us an insight into just how rare gold is [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Jim Rogers: Why Gold Broke Its Bull Run

After 12 long years of being the darling commodity, gold is finally showing signs of mortality, as the precious metal has lost more than 20% in 2013. Though many felt the bull run, which included a dozen consecutive winning years, would continue with the Fed’s easing policy, the metal has finally succumb to the pressures around it. While many continue to try and pinpoint the reason behind gold’s steep drop, commodity legend Jim Rogers points the blame to a popular emerging market [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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GLD Flirting With Key Support Ahead Of FOMC Minutes

Major equity indexes appear to have resumed their uptrend following a brief pullback in late June. U.S. stocks in particular have been charging higher since investors returned from the Independence Day Holiday weekend on hopes that the Federal Reserve will not prematurely scale back on stimulus efforts, which was the original concern that sparked the broad market sell-off on May 22nd  [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Schiff: History Suggests Gold Will Skyrocket Again

The old adage “history repeats itself” has been applied to all facets of the investing world, but it’s especially apparent in the commodity world. With most assets displaying cyclical returns and seasonality, the history of many commodities is bound to repeat itself the following year. When it comes to gold, Peter Schiff believes that the phrase points the path to a major run up in gold that few investors will be counting on [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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