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Gold Once Again Proving Its Mettle After April Price Plunge
Widely expected to make record highs in 2013, gold instead was largely rangebound between $1,550 and $1,650 in the first quarter before declining by more than $200 in mid-April. Understandably, many market watchers are asking: What's going on with gold?
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Gold exchange-traded funds became widely available about 10 years ago. How has this securitized investment option affected the gold market over the past decade?
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April 1, 2013
Money is at the root of all inflations. Whenever there are no effective brakes on the creation of money, the creation of too much money and credit eventually follows. Government would always like to see interest rates a little lower and the economic environment more supportive in financing its deficits so it can spend more money. Certainly, this is the case with the Obama administration. [ Read more… ]
March 1, 2013
Before the presidential election, Blanchard and Company, Inc., predicted gold would reach $3,000 within the next four years regardless of who was elected, but that it would do so even faster under President Obama, whose principal appeal to the electorate is based on the concept of redistributing wealth from rich to poor, creditor to debtor. Obama can accomplish that redistribution in three ways: 1) higher income taxes, 2) expansion of entitlement programs, and 3) monetary devaluation and inflation. So far we have seen higher income taxes and expansion of entitlement programs. However, how will that devaluation and inflation take place? [ Read more… ]
February 1, 2013
The “fiscal cliff” is dominating the news right now. Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke coined the term to describe the potential recession-inducing scenario the U.S. is facing on Jan. 1, 2013, when the Budget Control Act of 2011 is scheduled to go into effect. [ Read more… ]
November 30, 2012
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas: "Do you think gold is money?"
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke: "No. It's a precious metal." [ Read more… ]
November 1, 2012
Whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama is elected in November, the price of gold will hit $3,000 during the next presidential administration. Seismic shifts in the demographic and socioeconomic composition of the electorate have made it impossible for either Democrats or Republicans to confront the growing national debt, which has now passed $16 trillion, or 102% of GDP. [ Read more… ]
October 1, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 12, 2012) - With the Fed pledging to do everything possible to prevent the economy from falling into another recession, analysts at Blanchard and Company, Inc., see gold attaining the $1,800-per-ounce level in the next 30 to 60 days, with higher prices possible by the end of the year. [ Read more… ]
September 12, 2012
After becoming a media darling in 2008 as Wall Street imploded and the global economy screeched to a halt, gold largely has been out of the headlines despite the fact that it's nearly doubled in price since its breakout four years ago. Now, as gold enters its strongest season of traditional growth, analysts at Blanchard and Company, Inc. think factors are in place for gold to hit new record highs into 2013 and beyond. [ Read more… ]
August 31, 2012
Despite the current economic environment, the rare coin market remains one of the strongest investment sectors and a star of the collectibles market. Inventories across the board are relatively low, and it's not easy to find the right coins in the right quality, so savvy investors should buy the ideal coins as they come available. Lower inventory and high demand ultimately will result in much higher prices, making the rare coin market a great place to be in the long term. The market projection looks very healthy, and the outside influences (i.e., central-bank money printing, inflation, bailouts, low interest rates, etc.) remain very bullish for coins, to say the least. [ Read more… ]
August 1, 2012
With Europe on the edge of a colossal financial meltdown and much of the rest of the world in deep economic doldrums, the G20 met in Mexico and recommitted itself to increasing the global monetary supply as the primary tactic to prevent a double-dip recession. But analysts at Blanchard and Company, Inc. say that until the increased money supply makes its way to everyday consumers, the global economy will continue to struggle. [ Read more… ]
June 28, 2012
With 2012 starting to look a lot like 2008 all over again, every portfolio should have a prudent allocation to physical gold. On June 2 billionaire George Soros declared that the eurozone has just three months to halt the monetary union's breakup, while outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick warned such a catastrophe could spawn unpredictable contagion akin to the Lehman Bros. collapse. Meanwhile, the abysmal June 1 nonfarm-payrolls report from the U.S. Labor Department has both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley renewing their predictions of imminent, more aggressive stimulus measures from the Federal Reserve to avert the slowdown on American shores. [ Read more… ]
June 5, 2012