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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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La Nina effect not priced into thermal coal companies

Filed in BP, Capex, Gold, Gold Investing, miners, o by on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
La Nina effect not priced into thermal coal companies

A protracted, La Nina-related wet season cut Indonesia’s thermal coal exports (the country is the world’s largest exporter) by 15 percent in 2010 (though the overall industry’s capex was up 18% yoy, suggesting the potential for increased volume capacity) and also hurt output in other key producing regions such as Queensland, South Africa and Colombia will give miners “the upper hand

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Uranium’s Bull Market Pushes Forward

Filed in BP, Gold, GOld juniors, Gold Market, lead, Lear, miners, mongolia, o, shares, target, ubs by on January 28, 2011 0 Comments
Uranium’s Bull Market Pushes Forward

Uranium prices are breaking out. A pound of U3O8 hit $70 yesterday, up 12% already for the year. And thanks to increasing demand and tight supply, prices could be headed even higher. When uranium prices bottomed out last summer, Wealth Daily took notice and started telling you about it… Back in August, Ian Cooper told readers: “Uranium just became the hottest story of the year — and quite possibly the ‘supply-demand’ buying opportunity of a lifetime.” Why we’re investing in uranium: increasing global demand production shortfalls mine closings diminishing secondary supplies significant price increase growing speculation He hit the nail on the head. Since that time, the price of uranium has increased some 60%. Ian told subscribers, “One company set to benefit significantly is Cameco (NYSE: CCJ), the co-owner of the world’s biggest uranium mine.” Wealth Daily members who bought CCJ on Ian’s recommendation have returned a 52% gain so far. But Ian wasn’t the only Wealth Daily editor telling you about uranium… A few weeks later, Chris DeHaemer wrote: “The downtrend [in uranium prices] has been broken and we’ll start to see higher highs as well as higher lows.” In his article, Chris talked about Uranium One (TSX: UUU) and Denison Mines (AMEX: DNN), which have returned 70% and 119% gains respectively since he wrote the article. Even Angel Publisher Brian Hicks wrote to you a few months back, calling Uranerz Energy (AMEX: URZ) “the single uranium stock you need to own right now.” At the time, he urged Wealth Daily subscribers to buy shares of Uranerz Energy at $1.50: “Buy URZ at current levels for triple-digit gains in the coming months.” Since that time, shares of URZ have more than tripled, paying investors a 267% gain . Shares of uranium miners like Uranerz and the others have been reacting positively to surging commodity prices. Uranium prices spike 67% in six months Since bottoming out at $42 in June, the price of uranium-oxide (U3O8) jumped to $70 per pound this week for the first time since April 2008 as demand…

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Mythbusting Gold's Volatility | www.bullfax.com

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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Junior Gold Stocks to Shine in 2011

Junior Gold Stocks to Shine in 2011

Last Friday, I urged Wealth Daily subscribers like yourself to buy gold and silver ahead of major buying that needed to take place this week to satisfy contractual COMEX obligations before the end of the trading day today… Gold and silver prices have remained volatile in both directions since October. But indications from the COMEX show suggest we may see a spike in these precious metals prices next week… Contracts for gold and silver December futures that demand physical metal must be met by then. But there appears to be a significant shortfall in the actual physical metal required to meet these demands — especially in silver. If these contractual obligations are not met by the 12/31/10 deadline, then we could see a default scenario, which would drive the metals prices even higher and cause great instability for other markets as well. This is exactly what happened. Advertisement This Play Just Keeps Making Money – 155%… 323%… 900%… ???% A few months ago, I released a special video on a tiny Mongolian oil company. I predicted this little-known company would go absolutely ballistic once drilling results came in. And boy was I right. Early investors had a shot at 900% gains. And the way I see it, we’ll see a repeat very soon. So check out this video on the matter and make sure you’re one of the early birds this time around.  Significant buying of physical gold and silver to meet COMEX futures drove bullion prices much higher this week. Take a look: While the physical bullion market is rising, junior mining shares are starting to get some attention once again. Junior mining stocks are even more speculative— but their risk/reward tradeoff amplifies potential gains even further. And when junior gold stocks are in favor, they can quickly return legendary gains. There’s just one little problem… There are over 1,000 junior mining companies listed on the TSX Venture exchange alone. And it’s very difficult to sort through all the promotions and scams to find solid junior gold stocks. Going through all those companies was a very time-consuming and nerve-racking ordeal… So, if you don’t …

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