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Bitcoin Is A Distraction, Focus On Gold - Rick Rule

Even though bitcoin seems like a more exciting option than gold this year, precious metal expert Rick Rule advises investors not to get distracted by things that “don’t matter.”

All the Reasons Cryptocurrencies Will Never Replace Gold as Your Financial Hedge

Having seen the astounding rise in Bitcoin’s value, those who remained on the sidelines are now kicking themselves for not buying it when it was first released. Surely, they’d be millionaires by now.

Mysterious Gold Trades of 4 Million Ounces Spur Price Plunge

Trades that moved about 4 million ounces of gold in a matter of minutes awakened the precious metal from its slumber.

Gold investors hold their nerve as stock markets fly

Gold’s resilience in the face of soaring equities and a dramatic fall in demand this year points to underlying confidence in the metal among investors unconvinced by this autumn’s scorching stock market rally.

In Gold We Trust: Why cryptocurrencies are unlikely to usurp the role of gold

A highlight of 2017 financial markets has been the explosion of interest in cryptocurrencies. The price performance of Bitcoin and its crypto brethren has been nothing short of spectacular. Recently, Bitcoin vaulted 445 percent from its March 25 close of $960 to an intraday high of $5,234 on Oct. 12.

Turkey gold imports surge as central bank boosts reserves

Turkey purchased a record $13.8bn of gold from abroad this year, $9.8bn more than in the same period last year, Bloomberg reported.

Cryptocurrencies: New Gold or Fool's Gold?

Although bitcoin’s strong price performance gained ubiquitous media coverage, there is still some concerns as to whether cryptocurrencies are a long-term investment or a speculative asset. Sprott Asset Management’s Edward Coyne — Executive Vice President, National Sales — and Trey Reik — Senior Portfolio Manager and Precious Metals — explain the differences between gold and bitcoin. They discuss how gold still holds great importance in an investment portfolio, and how bitcoin may not be a safe investment choice.

How Mining Stocks Have Moved in October 2017

Precious metals had a mixed reaction on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, and so did mining stocks.

Bitcoin Has a Long Way to Go to Replace Gold, Says Sprott’s Trey Reik

Sprott Asset Management USA Senior Portfolio Manager talks about the pros and cons of bitcoin and how it compares with gold as an investment.

Top Gold Miner ETF Lagging After Index Change

The index change that affected the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) earlier this year was a huge story.

Palladium Tops $1,000 for First Time Since 2001

Palladium climbed above $1,000 an ounce for the first time since 2001 on hopes for rising demand from the car industry amid a shortage of supply.

Peak Gold Output Is Looming for World’s No. 2 Producer

Gold output in Australia, the world’s second-largest producer, will peak in 2021 and more than halve by the mid-2050s as aging mines close, according to Melbourne-based industry adviser MinEx Consulting Pty.

Gold Gets Its Sparkle Back In Time for India's Diwali

Until early this month, Indian jewelers expected the traditional surge in gold demand from the Hindu Festival of Diwali to be muted.

Where Gold Trade Goes If London Loses Its Grip

London is facing challenges on multiple fronts to its centuries-old status as the place where the world trades gold.

The psychology of gold and why it has that allure

When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind.

Is Gold Really a Good Hedge?

Gold bugs point to a myriad of reasons to own their favorite metal, from fiat currency debasement to gold’s history as a monetary unit.

ETF Topper/Flopper: Gold Makers Shine, Steel Miners Decline

Gold mining stocks got a boost Monday as gold spot futures climbed about 1% to $1,287 per troy ounce.

Gold price: ETF investors remain bullish

On Wednesday, gold was trading up slightly from eight-week lows struck yesterday, exchanging hands for $1,277.10 in early afternoon dealings.

Sprott Resource Holdings Closes US$40 Million Investment in Chilean Producing Copper Mine

Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. ("SRHI" or the "Corporation") (SRHI) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of 70% of the outstanding equity of S.C. Minera Tres Valles ("MTV") from the Vecchiola Group for an aggregate purchase price of US$39.9 million, consisting of US$33.5 million in cash and US$6.4 million in SRHI common shares.

Russia's rush for gold sees record reserves for Putin era

Vladimir Putin is doing his part to keep the upswing in gold alive.

China proven gold reserves at 12,100 tonnes at end-2016 - Xinhua

China’s proven gold reserves reached 12,100 tonnes at the end of 2016, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday quoting an official with the national gold association.

Jim Rogers: Buy Gold; Being “fearless” is good… sometimes

Earlier this week, we shared some of Jim Rogers’ insights from his recent interview with Real Vision Television.

India Continues to Play a Significant Role in the Global Silver Market

India’s cultural affinity for silver underscores the country’s importance as a leading source of demand in the global silver marketplace.

Gold ends below $1,300 for first time in September after Fed’s rate-hike hint

Gold prices dropped on Thursday, settling below $1,300 for the first time in September after the U.S. Federal Reserve hinted that interest rates will go up in December.

It's the Debt Stupid!
Breaking: “All” Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges Must Close By September 30

“All” Chinese virtual currency exchanges must stop trading to remain compliant, regulators have announced. Information slowly appearing from China appears to confirm that trading will no longer be legal for Bitcoin-to-fiat platforms.

Ex-UBS Trader Accused by U.S. of Manipulating Metals Prices

A former trader at UBS Group AG was charged with conspiracy and fraud over his suspected role in manipulating the price of precious metals.

How China Just 'Reset' the Global Monetary System With Gold

China is taking the next big step towards dethroning the dollar’s place as the number one reserve currency around the world. But the strategy behind this big move could send gold soaring.

Gold Rallies to a One-Year High and Spurs Record Trading Volume

Gold has pulled in traders like never before on its way to the highest price in a year.

Twelve Reasons Why Gold is Better Than Bitcoin

The world has gone wild for the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin. One Bitcoin would set you back $4,425 at the time of writing.

Twelve Reasons Why Gold is Better Than Bitcoin

The world has gone wild for the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin. One Bitcoin would set you back $4,425 at the time of writing.

Mobius Foresees Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparking a Rush to Gold

Mark Mobius is sensing danger in the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies.

Mobius Foresees Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparking a Rush to Gold

Mark Mobius is sensing danger in the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies.

Gold Is Winning New Fans

After nosing above $1,300, gold is winning new fans as tepid U.S. inflation anchors Federal Reserve policy and President Donald Trump’s growth agenda risks running into the sand.

Why Gold Is Less of a Haven These Days

But this is not to say that gold’s traditional role will not be re-established down the road. After all, central banks are in the later stages of reliance on unconventional monetary measures and, given this year’s spectacular price appreciation, cryptocurrencies are more vulnerable to unsettling air pockets.

Palladium Rally Is About More Than Just Autos

Palladium has been on a tear this year. Its spot price increased 45 percent year on year in the first half of 2017, and it now trades at a 16-year high.

Weird Things Are Happening With Gold

Last week featured two unusual stories on gold — one strange and the other truly weird.

The Battle for India's $45 Billion Gold Industry Has Begun

India’s past and future are colliding in Anand Ghugre’s family jewelry shop in Mumbai.

Gold Closes Above $1,300 for First Time This Year

Gold futures closed above $1,300 an ounce for the first time since November as the dollar dropped and speculation mounted that policy makers will be slow to raise U.S. interest rates.

Bull Market in Uncertainty Propels Gold Rush

Gold is on track to outperform stocks for the first time since 2011, highlighting the uncertainty that has accompanied this year’s stock market gains.

Germany repatriates gold reserves ahead of schedule

Germany's central bank has completed an initiative to bring half of the country's gold reserves home three years ahead of schedule, as it repatriated all of its gold kept in Paris and a third of its reserves in the US.

Gold Surging to $1,400 for BofA as Long-Term Rates Stay Low

Gold’s on track to climb to a four-year high of $1,400 an ounce by early next year, buoyed by lower long-term U.S. interest rates and lack of progress by President Donald Trump in delivering economic reforms, according to the global head of commodities research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Gold and yen jump after Trump threatens to 'close down our government'

The safe-haven Japanese yen and gold gained ground after President Donald Trump threatened a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding for a proposed border wall with Mexico.

Gold ETFs Now Outweigh Almost Every Central Bank in Gold Holdings — More Than China!

Is there really gold in them thar hills? If those hills are exchange traded funds (ETFs), then the answer is a resounding yes.

Speculators haven’t been this bullish on gold since October

Gold remained a hot commodity last week, with speculative investors such as hedge funds and money managers increasing their holdings in the haven metal for a fifth straight week.

Gold's Rally Against Oil Is Just Beginning

Even as some analysts decry that gold is looking expensive, the rally may be just getting going.

Gold shines as geopolitical worries weigh on riskier assets

Gold was on track for a second consecutive weekly gain on Friday as political uncertainty in the United States and a suspected Islamist attack in Spain boosted bullion's safe-haven appeal.

Gold imports jump over two-fold to $13.35 billion in April-July

Surge in gold imports in July contributed to the widening of trade deficit to $11.44 billion as against $7.76 billion in July 2016.

India's gold imports to rebound in 2017 on restocking, good monsoon - top refiner

India's gold imports are likely to jump by a third in 2017 to 750 tonnes on restocking by jewellers and as good monsoon rainfall is expected to boost demand in rural areas during the upcoming festive season, a leading refiner told Reuters.

The Investment Bank Tipping Gold to Hit $1,400

Gold prices are set to jump to a four-year high of $1,400 an ounce by the end of the year over mounting tensions between North Korea and the U.S., and surging demand in the world’s biggest consumers, according to the head of precious metals at a Russian investment bank.

The Fed Has 6,200 Tons of Gold in a Manhattan Basement -- Or Does it?

Eighty feet below the streets of lower Manhattan, a Federal Reserve vault protected by armed guards contains about 6,200 tons of gold.

China's Gold Demand Takes Australia By Storm, Breaching $11 Billion Annually

Chinese gold demand is not letting up, as the country bought 230 metric tons of Australian gold last year, which exceeded $11 billion on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, according to recent data released by The Perth Mint.

Ray Dalio, manager of the world's largest hedge fund, says buy gold on rising North Korea risk
Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio says in a LinkedIn blog post "risks are now rising" in the market and recommends gold as a hedge.
Blockchain Technology Will Be Applied to Gold, Says Sprott Inc. CEO

Several groups, including Sprott, are working on developing a digital gold-type currency based on blockchain technology.

Q2 and H1 gold demand down on slower ETF inflows

Q2 gold demand of 953.4t was 10% lower than 2016, while H1 demand slowed 14% to 2,003.8t. Y-o-y comparisons are affected by record ETF inflows in 2016: demand from this sector slowed dramatically after last year’s H1 surge.

Revealed for the first time: just how much gold is in London's vaults

London has long been acknowledged as the biggest gold trading centre in the world, but no one has ever been able to say for sure how much gold is stored in the capital – until now.

A hidden driver could send gold soaring

The price of gold could see substantial upside as the U.S. dollar index continues sliding in value, some strategists are forecasting.

Gold Is Getting Really Bored With the World

As political leaders find ways to shock like never before, the world’s favorite haven investment hasn’t been calmer in years.

Mining Giants Post Red-Hot Results in Lukewarm Gold Market

Four of the world’s top gold companies were in full “beats” mode in the second quarter, wringing more value out of their mines amid tepid gold prices.

Gold bulls keep the faith as equity rally pares metal’s gain

Gold bulls whose faith in the metal was rewarded earlier this year are being put to the test as a resilient rally in equities chips away at 2017’s gains.

Is the COMEX Rigged?

The COMEX gold futures market and the London OTC gold market have a joint monopoly on setting the international gold price.

Investors Are Pouring Money Into Silver ETFs

Silver, known for being a market of extremes, is living up to its reputation this year.

How should you use gold in your portfolio?

The most important portfolio factor for many investors is diversification. Lowering portfolio risk while generating yield is something that every investor should strive for.

India's June gold imports spike as buyers tried to beat higher sales tax

MUMBAI, July 11 (Reuters) - India's gold imports in June more than tripled from a year ago as retail demand jumped ahead of the start of a new sales tax that prompted jewellers and bullion dealers to replenish stocks, provisional data from consultancy GFMS showed.

ETF Flyer: Gold Miners Sparkle

Front month Comex gold prices rose 0.29% to $1,212.10 per troy ounce, giving gold-mining stocks and the exchange-traded stocks that track them, a lift.

How London’s Gold Market, the World’s Largest, Evolved: Timeline

After a three-decade hiatus, gold-futures trading is returning to London. It’s the latest change for the city’s bullion market, the world’s biggest for over-the-counter trading, and which until fairly recently had remained largely unchanged for about a century.

June News - The Solver Institute

Global Silver Mine Production Drops in 2016 for First Time in 14 Years: World Silver Survey 2017

How much gold do Americans own?

How many Americans own gold? Certainly a notable portion of the country believes that gold makes a good investment. Gallup annually surveys American adults on their perceptions about investments; in 2011, when gold prices were relatively high, gold was deemed the best long-term investment by 34% of respondents (real estate was next at 19%).

Are the World’s Billionaire Investors Actually Buying Gold?

Overall, four very famous investors, and four names that should at least be vaguely familiar to almost anyone who has a passing interest in financial markets and investing.

Profit With Mining Stocks - Rick Rule Interview in Resource World Magazine

Contrarian investor and Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. CEO Rick Rule shares his winning strategies

Gold imports surge 236% to $5 billion in May ahead of GST

Apprehension of higher goods and services tax (GST) rate and increase in demand leads to surge in India’s gold imports by 236.7% to $5 billion in May

Sprott's Ed Coyne And Trey Reik Discuss the Current State of Gold
The Next Leg of the Great Gold Rally

Even with gold’s recent pullback from $1,290 last Thursday to $1,269 today, gold prices are up almost 20% since the beginning of 2016.

This Year's Best Commodity Is One of the Smallest Metals Markets

In the main commodity markets, nothing is doing better than palladium this year. The metal is up 30 percent, beating 33 other raw materials, including lean hogs and aluminum, tracked by Bloomberg. On Friday, prices surged as much as 7.9 percent to a 16-year high of $928.36 an ounce as some traders were said to scramble to get hold of physical supplies.

Gold Imports by India Jump Fourfold as Tax Fear Spurred Stocking

India, which vies with China as the world’s top gold consumer, saw a fourfold increase in imports of the precious metal in May as traders stocked up fearing that the government would fix a higher rate for jewelry under a new national goods tax to be implemented from next month.

The New Gold Rush Is All About Vaults

From safety-deposit boxes in leafy west London to high-security facilities housing gold and silver in Frankfurt, companies that store valuables are expanding to meet demand.

China's Gold Imports Seen Jumping 50% as Haven Demand Booms

China, the world’s biggest gold market, may boost imports through Hong Kong by about half this year as local investors seek to protect their wealth from currency risks, a slowing property market and volatile stocks, according to the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society.

Commodity Rebound Evaporates as Slowing Demand Spells More Gluts

After a 2016 rally that ended five straight years of declines, prices of everything from crude oil and zinc to sugar and soybeans are once again mired in slumps.

Deutsche Bank Trader Admits To Rigging Precious Metals Markets

After months of "smoking guns" and conspiracy theory dismissals, a Singapore-based Deutsche Bank trader (at the center of fraud allegations) finally confirmed (by admitting guilt) what many have suspected - the biggest banks in the world have conspired to rig precious metals markets.

India’s Hunger for Gold is Legendary – But who are these Gold Buyers?

The latest report from the World Gold Council says that gold demand from India was what supported global gold demand in the first quarter of 2017. Indian purchases of gold jewellery in the first quarter of 2017 accounted for a little over a fifth of world jewellery demand. That is completely out of proportion to India’s share of world gross domestic product (GDP), which is around 3% or so, in current US dollars.

The Sprott approach to mining investment

In mining investment you are either a contrarian or will be a victim, according to Rick Rule, CEO of Sprott US Holdings. This cardinal rule underpins Sprott's strategy of seeking opportunities in industries which are effectively in liquidation, with production costs exceeding prices.

The Gold Standard for Defense: The rationale for stocking portfolios with the yellow metal has expanded to include hedging against deflation

It is a bit of a mystery that gold’s role as productive portfolio-diversifying asset is still questioned by so many. During the past 16 years, gold has posted the most consistently positive performance of any global asset, yet is still scorned by consensus.

Bitcoin is more akin to the Nasdaq than gold and is not a safe haven asset

Buying the Nasdaq represents a risk-on move and I'd argue so does buying bitcoin, a currency that can see swings of over $100 in a few hours.

How Much Gold Would Buy You a Home in Toronto?

Toronto homes aren’t that expensive, if you pay in gold.

Exclusive: London's gold benchmark hit by volatility after banks exit

London's gold benchmark experienced large, unpredictable fluctuations after some banks left the auction that sets the price relied upon by the $5 trillion-a-year bullion market, according to a Reuters analysis of trading data.

Upheaval in junior mining as leading ETF GDXJ set to rebalance portfolio in June

Leading junior gold mining ETF the GDXJ is expanding its investing universe in what's known as a "re-balancing", and the effects aren't all positive

Gold's Haven Status Refreshed as Trump's Turmoil Wounds Stocks

Gold traded near a two-week high as the disarray engulfing Donald Trump’s White House boosted the commodity’s allure as a haven, with equities in retreat and investors scaling back the odds of the Federal Reserve tightening policy next month. Other precious metals fell.

From Yukon to Patagonia, Gold Explorers Stir After Sleep

From Canada’s Yukon to southern Patagonia, outbreaks of gold-rush fever are popping up as bullion markets stage a tentative recovery.

3 years of Modi govt: Why gold schemes have failed to glitter

To be fair there is nothing wrong with the idea of seeking gold hoarded at homes or in bank lockers to be brought into the economy. It was an innovative idea which the government dared to test. Being the second largest buyers of gold, which accounts for more than 25 percent of India’s trade deficit, Indians have persisted in investing in an unproductive asset.

Gold firms, platinum surges on China’s renewed infrastructure pledge, North Korean test

Gold gained Monday, trying for its fourth-straight winning session, and platinum, copper and silver advanced sharply, finding traction after weekend comments from the Chinese leadership about a boost in infrastructure projects and more show of nuclear strength from North Korea.

Platinum to see first market surplus in six years in 2017: JM

The platinum market is set to record its first surplus in six years in 2017, Johnson Matthey said on Monday, as a drop in demand from the vehicle industry, jewelers and investors outstrips a smaller fall in supply.

India's Working With World Gold Council to Create a Spot Exchange

The World Gold Council is working with the Indian government on plans to create a local physical spot-gold exchange that may start up as soon as next year.

Silver News, Press Releases & Events Global Silver Mine Production Drops in 2016 for First Time in 14 Years

(New York City – May 11, 2017) Global silver mine production in 2016 recorded its first decline since 2002, largely the result of lower by-product output from the lead/zinc and gold sectors.

Palladium set to overtake platinum – GFMS

The palladium price is poised to exceed the platinum price for the first time since 2001, Thomson Reuters said on Tuesday with the publication of its GFMS Platinum Group Metals Survey 2017.

Golden review: How the gold industry has changed over 50 years

The GFMS Gold Survey is recognized as the authoritative source of information on the fundamental developments in the gold market. As we celebrate the Gold Survey’s 50th anniversary, here’s a high-level look at what’s been happening in the gold market for the past half century.

India's April gold imports more than double from year ago - GFMS

India's gold imports in April more than doubled from a year ago to 75 tonnes on strong demand during a festival that prompts purchases and as jewellers stocked up ahead of a new national sales tax, provisional data from consultancy GFMS showed.

Gold Miners See Super-Sized Stock Moves on Earning Surprises

As the earnings season wraps up for North American gold miners, the biggest surprise has been out-sized market reactions, with Kinross Gold Corp. surging the most in almost a year and Barrick Gold Corp. tumbling.

China’s Gold Imports Surge 65% As Production Falls 9% In Q1

Chinese gold imports jumped 64.5% on an annual basis in Q1 2017, while the production of the yellow metal tumbled 9.3%, as the world’s top gold producer and consumer phased out older production facilities and miners faced lower gold prices, this according to a statement released by the China Gold Association (CGA).

World Gold Council 2017 Gold Trends
Buying Gold Versus Buying Well-Managed Gold Companies: Rule, Rickards And Reik

Sprott US Media recently hosted a discussion titled, "Will Gold Trump Politics in 2017?" with Rick Rule, Trey Reik and me, Albert Lu, from Sprott, along with James Rickards, a New York Times bestselling author. One of the key topics discussed was the importance of reviewing a management team when investing in gold miners.

What Will it Take to Get This Gold CEF’s Discount to Par

There's reason to believe that the Central Fund of Canada will trade closer to its NAV.

Fund Manager Rides The Precious Metals Roller Coaster

For Maria Smirnova, the dozen years she has worked at Sprott Asset Management have been eventful indeed. The price of gold soared and dipped, the financial system nearly collapsed, the global economy slumped, the firm changed and then changed again.

China's net-gold imports via Hong Kong more than doubles in March

Net-gold imports by the world's top gold consumer through the port of Hong Kong rose to 111.647 tonnes in March from 47.931 tonnes in February, according to data emailed to Reuters by the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department.

Alternatives To Changing Gold Miner ETFs

Less than two months from now, the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) will witness a dramatic transformation in which more than half of its portfolio will comprise stocks that aren't currently in the fund.

This Levered Gold Mining ETF Looks Super Scary

The Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF is trading at a significant premium to its net asset value, possibly the largest in its history. That's likely a direct result of Direxion suspending its creation units for the ETF on April 13. "The suspension is due to the limited availability of certain investments or financial instruments used to provide requisite exposure to the MVIS Global Junior Gold Miners index," said Direxion in a press release.

Gold's Top Forecaster Says Prices May Hit $1,350 by Year-End

Gold will end the year higher, spurred by faster inflation and political tensions in Russia, Syria and North Korea, according to Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, the best forecaster for the metal last quarter.

Gold imports up since demonetisation: Black money turned white, then yellow

January-March 2017 has been the best fourth quarter in terms of gold imports since early 2013. Gold imports in the last quarter stood at 230 tonnes, and more than 100 tonnes is estimated to have been imported in March alone.

3 Ways Donald Trump Is Making Gold Great Again

Earlier this week, the lustrous yellow metal hit a five-month high, closing above $1,270 an ounce for the first time since early November. A quick review of the 27 gold-mining stocks with market caps of $300 million or more as of April 11 shows that 23 are up year-to-date, with 20 of those gold stocks up by a minimum of 10%.

Gold Rally Gets Feverish as Trader Survey Flashes Extreme Level

In a Bloomberg survey this week, traders and analysts were the most positive on gold since December 2015. Another bullish sign, prices have climbed above the 200-day moving average and Britain’s Royal Mint said bullion purchases jumped 20 percent in the first quarter.

India Gold Imports Said to Jump 582% on Festival, Wedding Demand

Gold imports by India are said to have jumped almost seven-fold in March from a year earlier as jewelers stocked up anticipating a demand recovery during the wedding season that began this month and the auspicious Hindu gold-buying day of Akshaya Tritiya.


U.K. Royal Mint's Gold Sales Jump 20% Amid Political Turmoil

The U.K. Royal Mint’s gold sales jumped by a fifth in the first three months of the year, according to figures obtained under freedom of information legislation.

Festival drives Indian gold demand; higher prices curb buying elsewhere

Gold demand in India rose this week due to a festival and as local prices adjusted to an appreciating rupee, while higher prices kept a check on demand elsewhere in Asia.

Gold: 46 Trillion Reasons to Buy

"We maintain high confidence that the eroding quality of U.S. economic growth guarantees that U.S. financial asset prices will eventually reflect their true eroding intrinsic value, to gold’s significant benefit.?

Massive Canadian gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

A group of Berlin thieves pulled off an improbable heist early Monday morning, breaking into a German museum with a ladder and carting away a 100-kilogram gold coin named the “Big Maple Leaf” in a wheelbarrow.

Investors Are Turning Bearish on the Dollar

Dollar bears are back from the wilderness. The currency slid to the lowest since November on Wednesday, and options show investors are becoming more pessimistic on the greenback versus the euro and yen.

How Gold Prices Have Reacted to the Anticipated Fed Rate Hike

Gold prices rose 8.5% in 2016 to close the year at $1,150 per ounce. This annual rise came after a break of three years. Gold prices slipped in the last two months of 2016 following Donald Trump’s presidential win.

The Only Way to Stop Indians Buying Gold? Take Away Their Cash

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government spent 16 months trying to persuade Indians to deposit their jewelry in the bank to earn interest, in an effort to curb soaring imports of the precious metal. But the program has only lured a tiny fraction of the $900 billion of gold that families and temples are estimated to have stashed away.

Gold slips on prospect of imminent U.S. rate rises

Gold prices slipped on Monday as the prospect of imminent interest rate rises kept them near the five-week lows touched last week. However, losses were limited by elections in Europe creating uncertainty and fueling investor buying.

Bullion battle sequel as Sprott targets second Central entity

The nearest parallel might be the heavyweight fights between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, which for those who aren’t old enough took place in the early 1970s.

Sprott launches $3.1-billion hostile takeover of rival bullion fund

Money manager Sprott Inc. launched a hostile $3.1-billion (U.S.) takeover offer Wednesday for Central Fund of Canada Ltd. (CFCL), the latest battle in Sprott’s two-year campaign to unite rival gold and silver bullion funds.

Gold, U.S. Dollar Strong; Good Sign For Gold? - Rick Rule

Kitco News kicks off coverage of the world’s largest mining conference – the PDAC – with Rick Rule, CEO of Sprott U.S. Holdings, who says he remains bullish on gold. “The U.S. dollar is strong and gold is strong simultaneously. That’s only happened twice before in my career and in both cases, the dollar ultimately rolled over and gold went into a sort of sling shot move,” he told Daniela Cambone at the event in Toronto.

Opinion: Money managers no longer hate gold, saying it’s undervalued

The world’s biggest and most powerful money managers usually hate gold. But not today. The latest survey of nearly 200 money managers worldwide, controlling more than half a trillion dollars in investment assets, shows a sudden and rare burst of bullishness about the yellow metal.

This Country Wants Everyone to Have 100 Grams of Gold

A landlocked nation perched between China and Kazakhstan is embarking on an experiment with little parallel worldwide: shifting savings from cattle to gold.

China stocked up on Swiss gold as turbulent year came to a close

China’s gold imports from Switzerland soared at the end of last year when Beijing was struggling to defend the yuan and incoming US President Donald Trump was casting grave doubts about Sino-US economic ties.

2017 Alternative Investing Strategies for Advisors

ETF Trends publisher/editor Tom Lydon spoke with Ed Coyne, Sprott Asset Management Executive VP, National Sales, at the Schwab Impact Conference in San Diego that ran Oct. 24-27, 2016.

Smart Beta Gold Miner ETF Options

With gold prices back to one-month highs, investors may consider alternative index-based gold miner ETFs to capitalize on the strengthening bullion.

Sprott ETFs 

In partnership with ALPS Advisors, Inc. and ALPS Distributors, Inc. Sprott offers two gold mining ETFs. The Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDM) and the Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDJ). 

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