Gold & Precious Metals

Why buy gold?

Isn’t it just a shiny rock that sits there? What purpose does gold have? Couldn’t you better spend that money on and investment that actually pays a yield?

Gold is the ultimate fear investment. When the market panics, gold rises. When inflation looks to be rising, gold tends to increase with it.

Gold is the ultimate form of wealth protection. Here’s why.

The yellow metal acts as a hedge for your portfolio. Gold tends to hold its value through periods of uncertainty.

We are 40 years into a fiat monetary experiment. Yet gold has had a place in people’s homes for over five thousand years. Furthermore, the price of gold continues to be revalued as the total value of money in circulation grows.

The yellow stuff protects your wealth during periods of inflation. And maintains its purchasing power during deflationary periods.

Each economic crisis sees gold push to a new high.

Here, you’ll find all our articles about gold, and how the metal can help you protect and grow your portfolio over the years to come.

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A Gold Bull Market Lurks in the Shadows
Gold will surge to the highest level in five years if a global trade war breaks out, according to Rick Rule, chief executive officer of Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. Rick Rule is a smart businessman and successful investor. He’s been around for decades in the resources sector. When he talks, you listen carefully.
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This is Why the Gold Price Could Rally
The global economies may be growing in sync for the first time in 10 years, but it may not last long. Gold is used as a hedge in times of turbulence and uncertainty. And as a hedge against inflation and risk. Moreover, gold could rally if trade tensions between the US and China keep up.
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Italy to Spark the Coming Gold Bull Market
To be honest, most people are downplaying the vote. There’s a serious risk that we’ll see a referendum by year’s end. I believe Italy will hold a referendum to leave the Eurozone this year. You can’t ignore the majority of Italians voted for Eurosceptic parties.
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What the Italian Election Could Mean for Gold
Thanks to Merkel’s hard-line policies, multiple countries could leave the European Union within the next five years. Will Italy be next following the Italian election? It’s clear that people aren’t happy and want something different. That’s why we’re seeing old governments thrown out and extreme politicians, whether left or right, elected around the world.
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The New Golden Rule
Repeated international economic sanctions continue to encourage Russian President Vladimir Putin to look for new ways to avoid the US dollar. Russia’s increasing gold reserves shouldn’t be ignored. Even though the precious metal isn’t at the centre of the financial system today, gold still equals power. Late last year, however, Russia added a new twist to the story. 
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Forget Cryptocurrencies, Buy Gold
Is another cryptocurrency bear market starting? No one knows for sure. But, at the very least, I believe more government regulation is on the way. This could destroy cryptocurrency prices. Others might disagree. They are a terrible investment. So, while crypto punters ignore the risks, we suggest checking out the gold sector.
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Get Ready for the Next Gold Bull Market
With 2017 behind us, gold is clearly in a bull market. In fact, I believe it’s primed to climb to new levels over this year and next. If my analysis is correct, in a couple of years’ time we might never again see gold below US$1,400 (AU$1,759) an ounce.
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Gold… Anyone? Nobody Needs a Safety Net Until They Fall
The gold price often spikes higher during market turbulence. And many people assume the price of gold only rises in times of economic uncertainty. But steady periods of calm can also cause the price to rise. Remember, nobody notices the price of gold when it is climbing steadily.
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Is Gold Losing Its Shine to Bitcoin?
Gold has barely reacted to any of the global tensions of late. Bitcoin, on the other hand, has stolen the spotlight. Perhaps it’s become the ‘new’ gold? I doubt it. I’m not concerned about gold’s future. I still believe it will go higher when the time is right. That could happen sooner rather than later.
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Why You Should Become an Electrician
You may have heard it referred to as ‘Dr Copper’. That’s because the base metal is so widely utilised that some pundits use it to measure the pulse of the world economy. The copper price has surged to its highest level in six weeks.
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Gold to Take Off When the Missiles Fly
Of course, if geopolitical tensions keep climbing, gold could surge higher. But the yellow metal needs to close above the upper black horizontal line. That’s major resistance level at US$1,297 per ounce. If it clears that, gold could revisit this year’s high. That should be good news for gold stocks.
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The High Stakes in Copper’s Future
Copper prices have retreated once again. Currently, it’s down 0.8% to US$6,810 per tonne. But traders are looking to the future and in turn, the futures market. And some of the stakes are growing to extremes.