Commodities Investing

Gold ETFs Getting Hotter

Gold ETFs Getting Hotter

Gold prices are starting to climb. A funny thing happened on November 7. After hitting a low of $1,130.40 per ounce, the spot price of gold rebounded, ending the day at $1,178.70. On the previous day, November 6, spot gold closed at $1,141.30. Had gold finally “bottomed”? Between November 7, 2012 and the closing bell […]

Is Gold Making a Comeback?

Is Gold Making a Comeback?

After spending several months in decline, gold is showing signs of life. Back in 2011, the spot price of gold hit a record high of $1,895 per ounce, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program.  Once the Fed initiated the taper of its monthly bond purchases, there was plenty of commentary about how gold […]

ETFs to Trade the Euro

ETFs to Trade the Euro

Europe is in trouble and the Euro offers potential opportunities as turbulence on the continent continues. On September 4, the European Central Bank took another step in addressing the ongoing problem of “disinflation” as the region’s economy continued to deteriorate.  On August 29, Eurostat reported that the inflation rate for the Eurozone continued to sink […]

How to Short Gold and Oil

How to Short Gold and Oil

Recent geopolitical events have focused investors’ attention on gold and oil and both have recently taken substantial hits in price. Many investors were lured into gold on July 2, when a “golden cross” appeared on the chart for the spot price of the yellow metal.  A golden cross is formed when the 50-day moving average […]

3 Gold Miner Stocks to Buy – And 3 to Avoid

3 Gold Miner Stocks to Buy – And 3 to Avoid

As of the end of last week, gold prices are down 46% from their September, 2011 peak. The share prices of gold miners, which normally trade in tandem with gold, are also down 46% from their highs – but they’re up 39% year-to-date, in a rare instance in which gold-miner stocks have significantly outperformed gold. […]

2 Stocks Set To Rebound on Strong Technicals

2 Stocks Set To Rebound on Strong Technicals

With the stock market regularly hitting new all-time highs, now is not the time to go hunting for value. Instead, you should be looking for momentum stocks – the stocks that are hitting new highs themselves and taking the broad-market averages along for the ride. But why not try to identify bullish stocks that have […]

Buy These 3 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks

Buy These 3 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks

While gold provides a hedge against economic financial disruptions and higher inflation, any money you put into gold based investments can be viewed as dead money – i.e. producing no income — while you wait for the price of gold to soar. As a result, buying gold as a long term investment could take a […]