How Will Gold Perform During the Euro’s Make or Break Week

This week marks one of the biggest in recent memory for the entire euro-zone, as a number of key decisions and announcements will be made regarding the future of the indebted currency bloc. Last week saw ECB President Mario Draghi announce a major bond-buying program that lifted stocks around the world as it was a sign that the central bank will do everything in its power to ensure that no single country fails. One of the most active assets after the statement was gold, as people use this precious metal as both a speculative trading tool as well as a way to ride out current trends, both of which will make it a very active asset this week [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Top 10 Most Valuable Numismatic Coins of All Time

Coin collecting may not be the most popular form of investing, but it certainly has been a mainstay of niche investors for many years. Anything from a misprinted penny to an experimental coin that was never circulated can be highly sought after by some of the most savvy collectors around the world. The term “numismatic” refers to one who either studies or collects physical currency, and is often used to refer to coins themselves. Some of these collectibles are so rare that they are considered priceless, but there are others that come with a hefty price tag. Below, we outline the top 10 most valuable numismatic coins of all time (or at least the ones that can be valued) [for more numismatic news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Gold Coins and Bullion

Investing in physical gold has been a mainstay for a number of years, as many people have found the value in holding on to this precious metal and watching it appreciate in price. But for those who are looking to start a gold collection of their own, there are a number of factors that come in to play. Below, we have assembled an all-encompassing guide of articles and resources from around the web to educate you on every facet of the physical gold industry [see also Three Reasons Why Gold Is Overvalued].

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Complete List Of New 2011 Commodity ETFs

This year saw a surge in popularity for commodity investing. As the years have passed, investors have seen the benefits of investing in the risky, but lucrative asset class. Commodities provide a protection against inflation as well as a low correlation to equities. One of the biggest problems within the industry was the lack of options available to investors just a few years ago. It used to be that only those with a complex futures account were able to add these securities to their portfolios. Now, there are hundreds of products to help even the smallest investor gain access to their favorite commodity investment. Below, we outline all of the commodity exchange traded products that hit the market this year [see also 12 High-Yielding Commodities For 2012].

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The Ultimate Guide To Gold Investing

Gold is one of the rarest metals in the world, and has a long history as a valuable and intensely sought-after element. Gold has served as the basis for physical currency for thousands of years, and many monetary systems throughout human history have utilized a gold standard that focused on the precious metal. Exploration and production of gold has become a major industry in regions that maintain significant deposits of the metal, and quests for gold have been the impetus of countless expeditions and discoveries. The price of the metal is widely followed by many investors, both sophisticated and simplistic. There are a number of different options for investing in gold, including buying up coins and bars of the product, exchange-traded futures contracts, stocks of companies engaged in the extraction and sale of the metal, and both physically-backed and futures-based exchange-traded products [see also The Guide To The Biggest Companies … See the full story here

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