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Gold Investments Market Update

Gold Gold was up $7.10 to $965.80 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver surged another 44 cents to $19.64 per ounce (more on silver below). In Asian and early European trading, gold and silver rose to new respective record and 27 year high levels but have fallen from record highs of $975.75 and $19.92.

Gold strengthened in British pounds and euro to new record highs. The London AM Fix at 1030 GMT this morning was at $969.00, £488.88 and €637.58.


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'Helicopter' Ben gets schooled by Ron Paul

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul in his role as member of the House Banking Committee got a chance to question Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the current state of the economy.

'Helicopter' Ben, as he is known in some quarters due to a reference he made in a speech to a statement made by Milton Friedman about using a "helicopter drop" of money into the economy to fight deflation, could be said to be at the opposite end of the monetary spectrum to Ron 'Gold' Paul (interestingly in the same speech Bernanke noted that "people know that inflation erodes the real value of the gove


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Inflation and commodity investment

“Too much money chasing too few goods” – a basic, monetarist definition of inflation.

In the long run, inflation is generally believed to be a monetary phenomenon, i.e. it is attributed to growth in the supply of money. While in the short and medium term it is influenced by the relative elasticity of wages, prices and interest rates. The question of whether the short-term effects last long enough to be important is the central topic of debate between the Monetarist and Keynesian schools.


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Gold Investments Market Update

Gold Gold was up $12.50 to $958.70 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver surged another 54 cents to $19.20 per ounce. In Asian and early European trading, gold and silver remain well bid and have consolidated near these new respective record and 27 year high levels.


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Gold Investments Market Update

Gold Gold was up $8.70 to $946.10 per ounce in trading in New York on Friday and silver surged 58 cents to $18.66 per ounce. Gold particularly continued to surge in Asian and early European trading. Gold also surged in British pounds and euro. The London AM Fix at 1030 GMT this morning was at $958.75 and gold fixed at new record highs in most major currencies - at£481.62 and €636.32.

The latest mooted IMF possible gold sale story was rightly treated with disdain by the markets and gold has rallied on the old reliables of surging oil and a sharply falli


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Gold Investments Market Update

Gold Gold was down $7.30 to $937.40 per ounce in trading in New York on Friday but silver was up 10 cents to $18.08 per ounce. Gold continued to weaken in Asia but has strengthened somewhat in early European trading and is trading at $934.10 per ounce.

Another mooted IMF gold proposal (more below) may have led some weak longs to liquidate positions yesterday. But after recent week’s surge in gold and last week’s sharp (4.5%) increase in the price of gold, the market was overbought in the short term and ripe for a correction. It was interesting that silver h


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Property or Equity? Which is the best investment?

Mark Twain said; “Buy land, they’re not making any more of it”

One question I am repeatedly asked is this: “which is a better investment, Property or the Stockmarket”.

As with so many things in life, the answer is “it depends”. I have to agree with Mark Twain’s observation. Land is a finite resource, and we live on an Island. You don’t need a PHD in stating the obvious to realise that an investment in land or property should, over time, appreciate. Property isn’t a bad investment.


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CNBC Interview Stephen Flood of Gold Investments

CNBC conducted an Interview with Stephen Flood, director of Gold Investments, this morning.

How High Can Gold Go? "Gold is doing exactly what it should do in this market: it is reacting to risk.


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Gold Investments Market Update

Gold Gold was down $1 to $944.70 per ounce in trading in New York on Friday but silver was up 10 cents to $18.00 per ounce. Gold rose close to new nominal record highs in early European trading ($951.90) and silver rose to new 27 year highs ($18.15). Last week gold was up by more than 4.5% (more than $40) as fears regarding burgeoning inflation and indeed stagflation began to permeate financial markets. Silver was even stronger and was up by 5% on the week.

Gold remains near new record nominal highs in British pounds and euro. The London AM Fix at 1030 GMT thi


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Does your Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) offer real choice?

And does it matter?

The foundation of Modern Portfolio Theory was a 1952 paper, “Portfolio Selection” by Dr Harry Markowitz in which he established a theory explaining the best way for an investor to choose a portfolio. Modern Portfolio Theory is of such fundamental importance in investing that the economists that formulated the theory received the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1990. Asset allocation involves dividing an investment portfolio among different asset categories such as equities, commodities, fixed interest, cash, property and the process of establishing which mi


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Gold Investments Market Update

Gold Gold rose $11.10 to $945.70 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver was up 18 cents to $17.90 per ounce. Gold and silver have traded in a narrow range in Asian and early trading in Europe. Gold reached new record nominal highs at $952.75 and silver has surged over $18 per ounce to new 27 year highs at $18.06.

Gold also surged to new record highs in


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Max Keiser: 'Buy Gold!'

Max Keiser, the self-dubbed 'financial activist' and occasional reporter for Al-Jazeera's current affairs program People & Power, is given the youtube treatment with his prescient though irreverrent advice.

'Buy Gold!'


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Gold Investments Market Update

Gold

Gold rose $7.80 to $934.60 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver was up 22 cents to $17.72 per ounce. Gold and silver continued to rise in Asia and early trading in Europe and gold reached new record highs just below $950 at $949.60 per ounce and silver has surged over $18 per ounce.

Gold also surged to new record highs in British pounds and in e


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The Mother of All Meltdowns - Swiss Gold Storage on the Rise

Gold Gold surged $23.55 to $926.80 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver surged 50 cents to $17.50 per ounce. Gold and silver have traded sideways in Asia and early trading in Europe. Gold also surged to new record highs in British pounds and in euro. The London PM Fix at 1500 GMT yesterday afternoon was at $925. Gold fixed at new record highs at £473.


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South African Gold Production Decreasing - Gold Bars in Demand

Gold Markets were closed in New York yesterday and the action centred on London where gold sold off initially and tested support at $900 prior to rallying strongly and this strength has continued in Asian trading with gold rising above $910 per ounce. Silver traded similarly, testing support just below $17 and then bouncing; in Asian trading silver has risen above $17.20 pe


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Stagflation on the Horizon - Rare Gold Coins Valuable

Gold

Gold was down $4.80 to $902.80 per ounce in trading in New York on Friday and silver was down 12 cents to $17.10 per ounce. Gold has traded sideways to slightly up in Asia and early trading in Europe.

Gold rose in British pounds and fell in euro. The London AM Fix at 1030 GMT this morning was at $905 (down from