Gold’s 12 Year Run May Finally Be Over

It is no secret that gold is one of the most talked about assets of the last few years, as this metal’s historic run has put it in the limelight. The price of gold has gone up for 12 straight years, and is on pace to make it 13 when this year comes to a close. But it seems that despite all of the gold bugs calling for the metal to surge to unbelievable highs, major financial institutions are calling for the gold bubble to finally burst in the coming months [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Jim Rogers: There’s Too Much Speculation In Gold

Gold has been a major talking point in the commodity world for the last few weeks. Though it seems that the metal has been grabbing headlines for the better part of a year, the anticipation of the fiscal cliff and the future of the U.S. dollar has gold investors on the edge of their seats. Famed investor Jim Rogers recently chimed in on his views on the precious metal, as he has been an owner for quite some time, but investors may not like what he has to say [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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China Market Welcomes Gold ETFs

The ETF world is set for another historic jump as the Chinese are eyeing gold funds on their local exchanges. As its gold market continues to grow, China is set to surpass India’s gold consumption this year, opening the opportunity for gold ETFs that have dominated U.S. exchanges. The Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) also has plans to launch an interbank market in the next few weeks as demand for this precious metal continues to surge [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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How Much Money Your Favorite Commodity ETFs Make

ETF investing turned the commodity world from a difficult-to-reach asset class to exposure that any retail investor could quickly add to their portfolio. The years have seen a number of innovative products come and go, but through thick and thin a select group of funds have broken away from the rest, as they have maintained their popularity. And just like any other business, these funds need to make money to stay open (and to hopefully make you money), as they have plenty of operating costs to take care of [for more commodity ETF analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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The Dangerous Sign Jim Rogers Sees For Gold

Jim Rogers has long been a commodities bull who is not afraid to share his opinions with the rest of the world. While he admits that he is not one to endorse “top picks”, he does have specific asset classes and commodities that he likes to keep an eye on, one of which is the precious metals sector. Earlier this year, Rogers stated that he thinks gold will suffer a correction before heading back up, which prompted his statement that he owns gold, but is not currently buying or selling. But recently, Rogers pointed out a dangerous sign he sees developing for the precious metal [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Overseas Gold ETFs: Safer or Gimmick?

The reasons for general bullishness in the gold market have been nearly exhausted at this point. But just in cased you have missed the reasoning behind the rush to gold, rampant money printing from the Fed, the threat of inflation, and uncertain markets among many other factors have lifted interest in the precious metal. As investors have become more and more infatuated with the commodity and the economy has continued to be sluggish, new fears of a gold confiscation have been resurfacing [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Physical Gold ETF Inflows: GLD Takes Commanding Lead

The physical gold ETF space has been on the rise for several years now, as investors and issuers alike have been hopping in on the surging precious metal. There are currently four funds that offer exposure to physical gold: SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), iShares COMEX Gold Trust (IAU), Physical Swiss Gold Shares (SGOL), and the Physical Asian Gold Shares (AGOL). The latter two products store their gold overseas while GLD and IAU store the majority of their bullion in U.S. vaults [for more gold ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Beyond GLD: 5 Golden ETF Alternatives

The introduction of the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) in 2004 forever changed the world of gold investing. The physically-backed ETF cracked the precious metals world wide open, as it now became possible for the average Joe to add gold exposure to their basket of holdings. Since debuting, GLD has amassed nearly $75 billion in total assets and is by far the most popular commodity ETF in the world. But for all of the attention this juggernaut attracts, investors often forget to look for alternative ways to gain the same exposure, especially given the controversy surrounding this product [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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What Will a President Romney Mean for Gold?

Though it seemed like a long shot at first, recent weeks have seen Governor Mitt Romney claw his way back into the Presidential race versus incumbent Barack Obama. Some feel that Romney still won’t be able to win, but if you believe the polls all around the nation, like Gallup and Rasmussen who both have the governor edging out Obama by 7% and 2% respectively, Mr. Romney has a legitimate shot. A number of investors already favor Romney as they feel that his “free market” policies and background as a successful investor make him the ideal choice for anyone wishing to play the stock market. But many will have their eyes on how his potential Presidency would impact another commodity, gold [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Get Ready For the Gold Bull Run

The gold bull run has been talked about for years and years, as industry experts continue to raise the ceiling for this commodity, even suggesting that it has no peak. But a short term run could be just weeks away if historical patterns reveal anything. The potential run up in gold will have nothing to do with the rampant money printing by the Fed, inflationary scares, the fact that central banks are buying up the precious metal, or even threats of a collapsing economy. Instead, the momentum for gold for the last two months of the year could boil down to a few lines on a graph [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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