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Considering Gold Bullion for Future Investments
With the current economy carrying on its rollercoaster of unpredictability, great deals of investors are seriously considering where a safe sector to place their money is. This predicament is especially challenging for novice investors that lack vital knowledge, and who would usually venture down the property route for the best financial gain. Although financial gurus are claiming that the recessions is over, the property market remains as volatile and unpredictable as ever, making investors look to alternatives, one of which is gold bullion.
Is Gold Bullion Right …
Despite being relatively easy to invest into, beginner investors are frequently overwhelmed by the seemingly endless investment options for gold. If you’ve been thinking about investing in gold but aren’t sure exactly where to start, the good news is that gold is one of the easiest investments to make successfully.
Gold prices are inextricably linked to economic health: the value of the U.S. dollar primarily determines the current price of gold. Prices inflate and deflate due to a multitude of factors, and paper money is worth less when more of it is in circulation. When the value of the U.S. dollar decreases, the price of gold increases. The reverse is also true.
For many young people – as in, 20-somethings – the idea of investing money is a relatively new one. Sure, you may have toyed with some minor investments in your younger years, or you may have taken classes that familiarized you with the stock market and general economic system. But to actually consider where to put your money and why to choose certain investments is a whole new ballgame, and it is one that requires a great deal of thought and preparation. Investing money can be an extremely beneficial practice …
Essentially countries want lower currencies priced against other currencies in order to stimulate exports. Of course if your exports are cheaper for other countries, then stuff is also more expensive for your own people, but that’s irrelevant, right? Well, what happens when EVERYONE is devaluing against eachother trying to all stimulate exports? Well, you have all currencies losing value.
The price of gold corrected 10% over the last few days. Here are the reasons why the run is not over.
1. First, a correction like we just got is actually very healthy. I would be more concerned if we didn’t have a correction and continued going up higher and higher. Corrections are needed to shake out weak hands and leverage and help to create a sustained bull run over longer than mere days and weeks.
2. The fundamentals that have supported this run are firmly in place. In fact, they are …
Gold, Politics, Quick Hits »
Markets are getting pretty volatile and many are expecting the Fed to step in. Of course, quantitative easing will do nothing but spike inflation so it’s a lose / lose. I’d hate to be Bernanke right now. How out of control does the price of gold get if they announce QE3? We could get to $2,000 / oz rapidly if so. Uncharted territory indeed.
As gold approaches $1700, it’s safe to say that I’ve made a quality multi-year bet on the price of gold. I first got into gold in the $700 range, added to my position greatly during the 2008 crash and have essentially held on until now. Interestingly, the hard work is essentially just beginning.
Knowing when to exit a big winning position is tougher than buying a position in many cases. Gold is definitely an example of this.
This is much different than dividend stocks that I intend to hold for years and …