Global equities are almost in bear market territory. We don’t know what will happen next. But that’s exactly why you should have some gold, says John Stepek.
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Canada’s Barrick Gold and London-based Randgold Resources are tying the knot. Why now, and will the deal prove a success?
The price of gold has fallen by 11.2% since 22 January to just under $1,200 an ounce – that’s more than 35% below its peak of $1,900 in 2011. Now may prove a good time to top up your holdings.
Gold miner Barrick’s buyout of Randgold Resources is good for both companies and the wider mining sector, says Dominic Frisby. But Randgold’s shareholders deserve more out of the deal.
One thing matters more than anything else to the price of gold – the US dollar. Where it goes, gold follows. Dominic Frisby looks at where it may be headed next.
Commodities guru Jim Rogers thinks the current oil price is a floor, not a ceiling – but his favourite picks are gold and silver.
Gold has had a terrible year. But the price is now so low that it could be worth a punt. Here, Dominic Frisby outlines eight reasons to buy gold now.
The gold price has tumbled by more than 10% this year, slipping from a peak of around $1,360 per troy ounce in January to $1,217 last month.
As governments around the world debase their currencies, you need an asset that can ride out the hard times. And nothing fits the bill like gold, says John Stepek.
A solid gold bust of a supermodel will create plenty of headlines, but it would be a poor choice for true fans of the precious metal. Chris Carter reports.
Conventional wisdom has it that summer is the best time to buy gold and silver. Both metals are certainly looking cheap. But is now really the time to buy?
Many factors influence the price of gold. One of the biggest is interest rates. And upcoming elections in the US could determine the future of both, says John Stepek.
Gold has slipped by 5% or so from January’s 17-month high and now costs about $1,300 an ounce.
There are several reasons to believe that we are in the early stages of a new bull market in gold. Here, Dominic Frisby outlines three of the most compelling.
Dominic Frisby looks at the historical relationship between UK house prices and gold, and concludes that your money is better off in the yellow metal than bricks and mortar.
No need to predict the rising price of gold – the market will prove it soon enough.
Will the Federal Reserve slay inflation? Given the mid-term elections in the US this year, it seems unlikely. That’s why you should make sure you own some gold.
Mining stocks are traditionally a leveraged bet on the gold price. But that no longer seems to be true. Dominic Frisby explains why gold itself is now the better buy.
Gold has done little over the last five years – people just haven’t been interested in buying it. But the omens are looking good. Dominic Frisby explains why.
Over the years, silver has been something of a disappointment to investors. But Dominic Frisby is bullish. Here, he explains why you should sell your gold, and buy silver instead.