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Gold is a hot commodity these days, with everyone from amateurs to experienced investors looking to grab a piece of the golden pie. Unlike paper currency, gold is not subject to inflation or global uncertainty.
As with any investment, it is a good idea to know all the facts prior to taking the plunge and risking loss on your investment.
The price of gold has fluctuated wildly over the last year, with prices starting at $1,700 at the start of 2012, and spiking as high as $1,800 in October of that year. Despite the unpredictable change in value from one day to the next, it's never too late to invest in gold. While it is true that gold likely has hit its peak and will not climb any higher, it always will have value higher than paper currency.
But there are some things to know prior to investing.
The most important rule in gold investment is to allocate a fixed amount of money toward gold regardless of the current price. By doing so, it helps to spread out the risk over a period of time. It is recommended making an allocation of 3 to 10 percent monthly. More aggressive investors may want to allot 20 percent toward gold investing each month, but that is only recommended if there is an experienced money manager to assist in the monthly transactions.
There are four ways to invest in gold:
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The weekly chart for the gold futures contract is negative, with the precious metal contract below its five-week modified moving average of $1,216.0 and below its 200-week simple moving average of $1, ...
Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:57:00 GMT
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Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:48:00 GMT
Exchange-traded funds backed by gold increased their holdings by $1 billion in October, marking a possibly bullish shift in investor sentiment toward the precious metal. The ETFs hold physical gold as...
Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:45:00 GMT
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Published: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:02:00 GMT
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Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 03:15:00 GMT
NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Weaker gold prices boosted investment demand during the third quarter, but gains were capped by a sell-off in gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the GFMS metals cons...
Published: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:16:00 GMT
There is a new theory that bitcoin has stolen money from gold investors. Unfortunately, investors are not burdened by the facts when they come up with theories about markets. Bitcoin should be ...
Published: Sun, 11 Nov 2018 05:05:00 GMT
Despite the longer-term bearish outlook for gold, today's price action suggests we could be looking at some safe-haven buying, most likely due to the trouble brewing in Italy. Gold futures are trading ...
Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:17:00 GMT
FAIRFIELD - Camp Rainbow Gold has announced an agreement to purchase Soldier Mountain Ranch and Resort for $1.3 million The organization offers camps, retreats and support groups for children ...
Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:09:00 GMT
B2Gold Corp. (BTG) is one of the publicly traded gold producers that I would suggest adding buying for the remainder of 2018 and for 2019, but not at the valuation that it made on Friday.
Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:28:00 GMT
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