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What’s up with silver?

Gold has been in the news for quite awhile now with it skyrocketing upwards to who knows where.  My prediction of $1000/oz was off by 30% but the real story winner is apparently silver.

The precious metal over the past year has increase from about $15 to $23 per oz.  This is about 50 percent gain and I’m sure it will continue to go up if both gold and silver act as money.  But you may want to consider

that gold and silver are historically stable investments.  Even in times of economic crisis like the Great Depression, precious metals retain their value.  This is especially attractive to an investor in the current economic climate. — wbay

The past week gold and to a lesser extent silver have simmered down a bit.  Does this mean that the value will go up for ever?  Of course not, prices will fluctuate over time, but during a currency crisis and Governments are debasing the value of their dollar, the odds are that prices will climb.

Gerald Celente from Trends Research has been advocating $2000/oz gold in the near future:

On the upside, should gold move smartly passed the $1350 level and settle above it over the next two days, it will signal strength.

If silver maintains a historic 50 to 1 ratio with gold, surly silver will increase to $40 if gold pushes the $2000 mark if Celente is correct.  But who knows if Celente is correct or if the Great Great Depression will continue for years to come.

For me, I continue to buy on dips and unfortunately my $115 GLD covered calls forced me out of the ETF many months ago and I didn’t get a chance to get back in.  But I feel safer with gold in my pocket and I’m afraid that silver is too bulky to carry around even though it may continue upward.

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Gold Off Recent High

Gold has been dropping like a “gold brick” in the past week and is retracting from a recent high of $1000 per ounce.  This perhaps is a good buying opportunity before it shoots up again.

The only problem is that gold is scarce but I keep calling all the local dealers to see if someone is selling.  Usually on dips, the dips sell and the smart people buy.  Hopefully a few dips will sell their gold tomorrow.

One dealer just got in a 1000 oz. bar of silver.  It was hard to believe that this silver brick was nearly 63 lbs.  He wanted about 14k for it.  Now if it was gold and I had a spare $939,000, I would have bought it.

Gold Closed Today at $1,001.80

My prediction that gold would hit $1,000 per ounce by the end of March came a little early when gold closed today at $1,001.80.

It took nearly 6 months after the 2008 financial panic that gold is finally is starting to glitter.  I was surprised that the price was held so low since the demand for the precious metal is so high.

I still find it hard to purchase gold sovergns, eagles or any other types of coins and must result to carrying large sums of money in the chance the I can find any dealer in town that has a supply I can buy.

How high will go is anyone’s guess. But with this unrelentless printing of fiat money, it will only go higher.  My guess is that once Congress decides on another trillion dollar deficit 2009 budget — which is 6 months late — gold is going way up.

When Will Gold Hit $1000? Soon.

I predict that gold will hit $1000 mark by the end of March 2009.  I’m so confident that the dollar is dying with all this deficit and reckless spending by our Government, that Gold may be our last resort to preserving our wealth.

There may be some resistence to pass the $1000 mark, but 2T in bailout money — that does nothing to solve the bankrupt banking system — will serve nothing more as a catalyst for higher prices.

Gold $900 Oz

Gold pushed upward to $899.10/oz today!  I’m sure it’s heading much higher once everyone figures out that paper money isn’t back by anything but a bunch of politicians full of hot air…

IMO, gold is heading upwards.  How high nobody knows but some gold prognosticators think it’s heading to $5000 an ounce.  Perhaps this will happen when start calling this economic collapse the “Great Great Depression.”

I bought two Krugerrands this week at $858/oz so I’m a little ahead for this week.  Now I’m not really looking at gold as an investment, but as a hedge to preserve wealth when the USD dies with a loud hissing sound.  But it’s good to know that the gold I got for $800/oz last November is worth more than I paid for.

Price of Gold Shoots Up Over $800

The price of gold did a jump shot and hit $800 today.  With a price increase of over $50, gold is becoming … well gold again…  He shoots … Gooooold, Goooooold, Gooooold, Gooooold … I guess you have to watch a soccer match announced in Spanish.

I wanted to buy gold earlier this week when it was hovering around $700.  Doh, sometimes you want to kick yourself.

I wasn’t able to make it to the bank until today to withdraw the money for the purchase and I hate carry a couple of grand around with me.  The money is still safer in the bank for now…

It’s really hard to get gold on the street since none of the coin dealers have it in stock.  But with last dip, people got scared and started to sell.  I was only able to get a few ozs:

  • 2 oz of the California Gold Coin
  • 1/2 oz gold eagle
  • 1/4 oz Canadian dollar

Forget Diamonds, Gold is a Girls Best Friend

No, the biggest bank bailout robbery in history won’t help us.

Gold is up $40 in early trading today (10/5).

Interesting point of view on where Gold and Silver are heading:

Argentum et aurum comparenda sunt — — Gold and silver must be bought.

Disclosure: I’m either in cash, the yellow metal or gold (NYSE:GLD) and I’m still buying gold on dips. Like my girlfriend says: “Gold is a Girls Best Friend.”

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