Gold & Silver

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Get Paid While Owning Gold Exposure

Throughout history, gold has been the asset to which investors flocked in times of economic uncertainty. Although gold’s direct impact on currencies has diminished over the last century, the precious metal is still a very important asset. Undoubtedly, gold remains relevant as a safe-haven asset. Gold has served as a hedge against just about every […]

How to Invest in Gold’s Recent Volatility

How to Invest in Gold’s Recent Volatility

Given the ongoing talk about rising inflation, some investors are turning to gold as a way to possibly diversify their portfolio. There are many ways to invest in the yellow metal, whether through exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or by buying physical gold. Gold ETFs offer exposure to gold in your investment account without holding the physical […]

Are You A Believer?

Are You A Believer?

It’s amazing how many childhood lessons apply in today’s complicated world. In grade school, the older boys told us only babies believe in Santa Claus. I told them my mother said, “As long as you believe, there is a Santa Claus.” They made fun of me. I sought the counsel of our neighbor, Sherwin. He […]

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Protecting Your Wealth In Tough Times

Since 2008, pundits are screaming – “Inflation is coming!” They are getting louder; do we scoff at the warnings, or take heed? What if they are right? If we take precautions, what harm can we do to our life savings if it doesn’t happen? Baby boomers worked hard and played by the rules. Most are […]

Is 2021 The Year To Buy More Gold?

Is 2021 The Year To Buy More Gold?

As popular as gold is as an investment, it’s not necessarily easy to pinpoint what type of investment gold is. Is it a safe-haven asset? A hedge against inflation? A currency? A store of value? Maybe it’s all of the above… The thing is, the type of investment gold is depends on the market environment […]

Staying On Track for Silver’s Huge Run

Staying On Track for Silver’s Huge Run

We wanted to start off the year 2021 with one of the trends that we think will have a huge upside year. Today we’re going to go through three different ways that anyone from a retail investor to an options investor, even to an institutional investor could take advantage of a huge run with silver. […]

Trade of the Week: GDX

Trade of the Week: GDX

Gold miners have been popular this year among investors, but they can be even more interesting when covered calls or cash secured puts are involved. This past week, some sold January 2023 puts on VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), a $16 billion gold miners fund. GDX doesn’t pay much of a dividend, so using […]

This Trade Gives You “Dividends” With GLD

This Trade Gives You “Dividends” With GLD

There are a few asset types that typically serve as safe-haven investments—assets commonly used by investors when they are concerned about the market. Whether the concerns are economic or political in nature doesn’t really matter. The most common safe-haven investments are gold and bonds. A third category that isn’t quite as popular is utility stocks. […]

Get Paid a 10% Dividend Buying Gold

Get Paid a 10% Dividend Buying Gold

My title at Investors Alley is Lead Investment Research Analyst for Income and Dividend Investing. My focus is on helping investors build sustainable, high-yield income streams from their portfolios. I don’t have much use for stocks that don’t pay dividends or bond funds with near-zero yields. However, I do see value in owning precious metals, […]

AAPL, AMZN Hitting All-Time Highs With Gold and GDX Following

Is Now the Time to Buy More Gold?

Gold has been around since the beginning of time. It sits in a lump, doesn’t pay interest; yet governments around the world hoard it, and investment pundits recommend we own some. As kids, we watched movies about pirates stealing it, governments fighting over it and women swooning when they receive it as a gift. Warren […]