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The Impact of Rising Interest Rates

There are two key points to understand about yesterday's Federal Reserve decision to boost interest rates another 0.25%: The decision to raise rates was made primarily in response to positive economic news The markets'
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Why GLD Isn’t In The Fund Performance Rankings

Some have noticed that GLD, the vehicle for investing in gold that's a prominent piece of our DAA strategy, isn't included in the FPR. Here's an explanation, as well as a workaround for those who want to track its
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Gold-Mining Funds Have Been Hot in 2016, But Are They Right For DAA?

In our August SMI cover article, we provided a primer on when and why to own gold. That article explained why we believe a tactical approach to owning gold is best for most people, and how our Dynamic Asset Allocation
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A Primer on When and Why to Own Gold

SMI’s last cover article on gold was more than five years ago. Since then much has changed in the economic outlook, and gold has endured a prolonged, bruising bear market that knocked its price down 44%. SMI has changed
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A Primer on Buying Gold Bullion

Gold has a centuries-long history of serving as money due to several factors—it is durable, scarce, divisible into smaller units, easily transported, and readily hidden or stored. As you consider the many ways to profit
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What Does the BitGold Acquistion of GoldMoney Mean for GoldMoney Customers?

When I wrote about gold two weeks ago, one of our members asked my opinion as to whether the recent takeover of GoldMoney by a Canadian company, BitGold, should be a concern to GoldMoney customers. I was on vacation when
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Whatever Happened to Gold?

In the early 1970s I came across a small book with a seemingly big message that made a great impact on my impressionable young mind. It was called Fiat Money Inflation in France, and recounted the experience of the French
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Checking In On SMI’s Optional Inflation Hedges

Many people have been extremely concerned about inflation since 2008, when the Federal Reserve started rapidly increasing the money supply. I'm not going to go into a ton of detail on this today, but suffice it to say the
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Whither Gold?

Saw this catchy headline at MarketWatch this morning: "Gold Crashes and Is Now Tarnished for Good." Wow. "For good"? That's a long time. Let's dive a little deeper. First, a little history. Gold bullion mounted an
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How SMI Readers Can Reduce the Risk of Investing in Gold

When we last checked in on gold nearly a year ago, it had recently suffered a two-day decline of more than 13%, dropping in price from $1,560/oz. to $1,350/oz. While gold prices would continue to decline all the way to the
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