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Here's How to Invest – and Thrive – Should Nouriel Roubini's 'Perfect Storm' Engulf Us

Back in May of 2012 Nouriel Roubini (aka Dr. Doom) predicted that slowing growth in the United States, growing debt troubles in Europe, a slowdown in China, and intensifying political gridlock with Iran would come together to create a “Perfect Storm” for the world economy. Below we outline three ETFs that could thrive as global economic growth expectations deteriorate, keeping in mind that virtually no asset class will be safe if the “Perfect Storm” actually strikes. Words: 606

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Gold & Silver: THE Answers to Escalating Financial Doom

Every fiat currency known to man has failed at one time or another - every one - and ours will be no exception! What factors are contributing to this eventuality and what can be done to protect ourselves from this impending event? [Let me explain and provide you with links to 37 supportive articles to give you a complete picture of what is unfolding and why.] Words: 2700

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What the H – – – is Going On With Gold These Days?

What’s going on with the price of gold? It would be nice if gold always went up in a crisis but short term it can get just as burnt as everything else. [It begs the question, however,] if gold is the great anti-asset, the thing to hold when everything else is in collapse, why is it now trading…[below $1,700 and] not $2,000? What is next for gold? Words: 765

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Why Is Gold Falling? Should I Buy, Hold or Sell?

Gold falls when a financial crisis worsens for 2 basic reasons which make total sense when looked at objectively. Resultant government intervention then creates the environment for a future rise in the price of gold. This article explains the causes of the downs and ups in the price of gold and offers suggestions on how and when to act. Words: 868

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Do Recent Gold & Silver Correlation/Return Comparisons With S&P 500 Refute Their Safe Haven Status?

The past few years have seen the development of the notion that GLD and SLV represent uncorrelated plays on the market, making them safe haven bets for your portfolio. Looking at historical trends (aside from 2011), [however,] one would have to go back to 2007 to find a year where these two metals weren’t highly correlated to the S&P 500. For all of 2011, both ETFs have featured low correlation, but as recent trading weeks have shown, old habits die hard, as the two ETFs have fallen back into a highly correlated trend. Let's take a look at the particulars.] Words: 672

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"Gold is Useless!" and 6 Other Reasons To Hate Gold As An Investment

Over the past few years, pretty much every investor has become familiar with gold. The shiny precious metal has surged in price and has managed to hold strong while broad indexes have slipped, highlighting its appeal as a diversification agent and safe haven investment. This has prompted many investors to ramp up their allocations to the space in order to take advantage of these favorable trends and lead their portfolios to broad gains...[but] there are a number of other issues that investors need to be aware of when considering allocating capital to the space, as there are several reasons to avoid the precious metal from an investment perspective. Below, we highlight seven reasons for why investors may want to temper their expectations for the metal and consider a more diversified approach that doesn’t include such a large allocation to the ‘barbaric relic’. Words: 2030

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Before Buying a Gold-related ETF Check Out These Alternatives

There are many legitimate reasons to trade in gold and its derivatives. Gold has been proven time and time again to be an excellent “safe haven” investment, a holding that will appreciate in value during times of economic uncertainty. As such, gold may offer some valuable hedging and diversification benefits for a long-term portfolio. A number of exchange-traded products offering exposure to gold prices but not all gold ETFs are created equal. Here’s a quick rundown of factors to consider when making an investment in a gold ETF. Words: 1268

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Gold as a Safe Haven is Worthless!

If there is one thing we’ve learned about gold in recent years - and recent days - it is this: gold is not a haven investment... There are many theories about gold's correction. [Let's take a look.] Words: 781

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