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2011 Gold and Silver Predictions

2011 Gold and Silver Predictions

Gold prices are off to an expected pullback for the year. But this short-term dip won’t last long… After forming a triple top pattern at the very end of 2010, the price of gold has fallen nearly 5% to about $1,350 an ounce. Take a look: We may continue to see a bit of downward pressure on gold prices in the near term; but as economic problems continue to drive investors into safe-haven hard assets, the price of gold will be headed higher later this year. That means if you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to make a little money in gold, the market may be carving out a nice little spot to make some bullion purchases at a decent price to prepare for the next leg up. There are many who estimate gold will top the $1,500 level this year. But I think we’ll see gold make a heart-stopping race to $1,700 an ounce by the end of the summer. Silver is also going to be a big winner for us in 2011. The demand for silver as an investment has increased dramatically over the past several years as the retail market has become more accepting of silver as money and a store of wealth. And as gold prices approach $2,000 an ounce, I believe silver will be preferred by many — if not most — retail customers as a cheaper alternative that provides the level of wealth protection investors might be looking for. With that in mind, I think the price of silver will break $50 an ounce this year. Both gold and silver will be highly profitable for investors this year. But the real money will be made from the junior companies that explore for new resources and develop new projects to mine for these precious metals… Shares of junior gold and silver exploration companies can often skyrocket overnight — especially when they make new discoveries. And making new discoveries is their specialty… You’d think that the most talented precious metal prospectors work for the major gold companies like Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) and Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM), but that isn’t the case. You see, the most talented mine finders stand to make a lot more money if they go out on their own. A top geologist with a major that makes a big discovery might get a sizable bonus and bigger …

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Filed in Barrick Gold, Gold, Gold Miners, Indonesian Gold, miners, o, shares by on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

Canadian gold miners tumble after bullion sell-off. Shares of Barrick Gold and other gold-mining majors fell on Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange following a nearly 4% drop in the price of gold bullion on Thursday. …

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Time to Buy Gold Stocks…Again

Filed in Australian Gold, currencies, featured, Gold, Gold Miners, miners, o by on January 26, 2011 0 Comments

Gold stocks are seen as relatively cheap in this essay with reference to the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF and declining fain the the paper monetary system. … Western central banks are trashing their own currencies at unprecedented rates , while Eastern central banks are slowly tightening policy and accumulating gold bullion . If current trends in government spending and central banking continue, gold could soar to multiples of its current price. …

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Gold Stocks, GDX Steady, Sunridge Surges 8.0% – Marketcut …

Filed in African Gold, Gold, Gold Miners, miners, o by on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

GOLD STOCKS NEWS – Gold stocks held firm Wednesday, with the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) rising $0.12 to $55.93 in morning trading. The modest gain in gold stocks and the GDX came as gold bullion rose $3.76 to $1372.08 amid …

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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.14 (JPM, PNC, STT, GS, NEM, MEE, GE, more)

As I progress through my early 40′s, I like to think back to how I approached money in my earlier years. Being an entrepreneur, there is always a constant need to invest in your business and in yourself. That said, I still regret not being more proactive when it came to thinking about long-term wealth and financial security. The beauty of compound interest (which dividend stocks are great at providing when you re-invest those dividends) is something to marvel at when you start tabulating the numbers. You can use our Compounding Interest Calculator to measure your hypothetical rate of return, based on the number of years and amount of money you invest. Of course, getting married, having kids, and buying a home can put quite a dent in your best-laid plans. What was Mike Tyson’s famous line? I believe it was “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Now I’m not trying to liken a boxing match to your family life, but the fact remains that the expenses you incur in adulthood can take quite a toll on your financial goals. Some investors are now in a position of making up for lost time, scrambling to start or build their retirement nest egg at a later stage in their lives than they’d prefer. The way I see it, the solution to this problem is simple: put more money each month to work for you. Some things you learn with age, and when it comes to money, most of us don’t start to really appreciate the power it has in our lives until we look up at the scoreboard and realize we’ve lost some initial ground. The key word I used there is “initial”, because it is NEVER too late to come back and make a difference. My dad had a barber friend who bought his first house at 77 years old! That’s the way you have to look at life. Never stop trying to achieve your goals, no matter how late you are in the game. I don’t care if all you can afford is $25 a month to start investing. Pick an online broker and get an account open if you don’t have one already. If you’re employed, set up an IRA and fund it with the maximum contribution you can make every year. And if you have kids, get a Coverdell Education Savings Account started for each of them and fund those as well. If your employer matches your 401k contributions, then do that too! Do whatever you can to make it happen. In time, you’ll look back …

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Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) Gets PT Boost from Barclays

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has given the large cap gold miners a boost on their price targets today, as they see gold prices rising in 2011 and margins and earnings increasing as a result. Barclays said, “Our earnings model now reflects marked-to-market metals prices for 4Q 2010 and updated gold price assumptions for 2011-2014. Based on these assumptions, our new 12-month price target of $50 assumes a

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Barclays (NYSE:BCS) Raises Goldcorp’s (NYSE:GG) PT on Updated Gold Price

The large cap gold miners got a close look from Barclays today, and most of them had their price target increased based on updated gold price assumptions. Barclays said, “Our earnings model now reflects marked-to-market metals prices for 4Q 2010 and updated gold price assumptions for 2011-2014. Based on these assumptions, our new $36 target price assumes a net firm value 7.6x our 2012 EBITDA

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Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) PT Boosted by Barclays on Gold Price Updates

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has been commenting on the gold mining and mining sector today, and for gold miners like Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), they’ve moved their earnings and price target based on updated gold price assumptions. Barclays said, “Our earnings model now reflects marked-to-market gold prices for 4Q 2010 and updated gold price assumptions for 2011-2014. Based on these assumptions, our new 12

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Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY), Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY), Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) Hammered Again on Down Gold Day

Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY), Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) and Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) took another hit Wednesday as gold prices ended in the negative, although much better than the last couple of days.The good news is some gold miners like Novagold (AMEX:NG), Ivanhoe (NYSE:IVN) and Iamgold (NYSE:IAG) all closed in the positive, and Ivanhoe has been positive even on some of

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Barrick Gold (ABX): The Best Bet Among Senior Gold Miners

Barrick Gold (ABX): The Best Bet Among Senior Gold Miners

Filed under: Newsletters , Barrick Gold (ABX) , Commodities , Stocks to Buy “In my view, the best value in gold miners is the senior producers, and the best investment from that class is Barrick Gold ( ABX ),” says Ian Wyatt . The editor of Top Stock Insights explains, “This company will benefit over the next few years from its high quality diversified portfolio of assets which includes around 140 million ounces of gold reserve. “It’s not a particularly fast growing company, but it’s got the bull market in gold going for it. Additionally, it has a number of projects it can build and most importantly the capital to begin construction. Continue reading Barrick Gold (ABX): The Best Bet Among Senior Gold Miners Barrick Gold (ABX): The Best Bet Among Senior Gold Miners originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Ultra-Deepwater Rigs are Back

Ultra-Deepwater Rigs are Back

Ben Bernanke, head of the Federal Reserve, went on 60 Minutes over the weekend and talked about a third round of quantitative easing (QE3). I’m of the opinion that you can’t spend your way out of a debt crisis, but Ben believes in “priming the pump” by spending — or loaning to banks, anyway. And by banks, we mean the massive trading companies that got us into this mess to begin with. Bernanke thinks that by giving money to banks so that they can loan it will spur small business growth and other spending… The problem is that money is like your ex-girlfriend; it goes where it is treated best. And right now, the market believes that the commodity super-cycle spurred by emerging market demand and inflationary fears will continue to push higher. Unintended consequences As I write this, oil is running just shy of $90 a 26-month high. Gold popped up to $1,424 — a near record. Silver is at a 30-year high. According to the Associated Press , Bernanke said he hopes the Fed’s bond buying will lower bond yields and encourage investment in stocks, boosting business activity and economic growth in the country. But what is happening is that — at a time when we need inexpensive commodities to lower costs — we have record prices in coal and gasoline will average more than $3.00 a gallon by Christmas. If you remember the sharp rise in commodity prices (most notably oil to $147 a barrel) crushed the U.S. economy back in 2008. The low price of oil ($33bbl) coincided with the bottom in March of 2009. (Oil is black, SP500 is gold in the chart below): The shakeout in commodities also took out a host of highly-leveraged hedge funds as they got crushed with margin calls. The New York Times reported in March 2009 that more than 200 hedge funds went under with losses of $84 billion. In December 2008, I recommended buying four gold companies that were trading at less than cash at the time. This was back when gold miners were sold off to a negative market value during a severe economic crisis, and when the gold price was moving up as a safe haven. That is the power of speculators in the commodities market. And right now, the speculators are being fed free money from Ben…

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Barrick (NYSE:ABX), Goldcorp (NYSE:GG), Newmont (NYSE:NEM) as China Increased Gold Imports

The broader gold market today was soaring up till about noon, as news China has significantly increased its gold imports over the last year caused most gold miners, including large-caps Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Goldcorp (NYSE:GG), and Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) to make nice upward moves, although as happens many times, speculators moved in and out of the market in that time frame and gold prices

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