Platinum: The Understated Precious Metals Opportunity?

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Platinum has had an ambivalent history as a precious metal. While it has been used sporadically through the centuries, it only came to be seen as a metal with value in the 1800s. Initially considered inferior to silver by the Spaniards (calling it Platina, or “little silver” 1), this special metal has seen an increase… Read more »

Is Gold in a “Dull Market”?

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On the gold market, an old axiom has proven to be quite wise through 2016: never short a dull market. While gold hasn’t been dull—the Fed and Brexit have lifted it from doldrums rather nicely—it’s not been the roller coaster ride that was 2011. Let’s take a look at how gold’s “dull” market might actually… Read more »

Price of Silver Weekly Recap: September 5 – September 9, 2016

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The silver price chart this week looks almost identical to the gold price chart. Both precious metals experienced stagnation during the Labor Day holiday as traders were away from their desks, then jumped up in a two-day rally as investors digested last week’s economic data. A jobs report for August came in lower than expected,… Read more »

Price of Gold Weekly Recap: September 5 – September 9, 2016

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This week opened with the Labor Day holiday, so gold prices were largely unmoved until Tuesday. Crude oil prices shot up to a weekly high after Russia and Saudi Arabia announced they would work together to stabilize energy markets. By Tuesday, the American markets had returned to digesting last week’s jobs report, which showed fewer… Read more »

The Gold Market Today

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At the same time that the world’s best athletes have been chasing gold in the Rio Olympics, investors have been flocking to gold as well. The past five months have been a bonfire. Gold has risen by $200 per ounce since the start of 2016 and a combination of central banking currency decisions and drastic… Read more »