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Precious Metals

Precious metals, most notably gold, silver, and platinum, have always held monumental value in economies, partly because of their grandiose glimmer and partly because of their practical use. These metals are usually seen as safe bets, as they keep their value and are limited in quantity. Today, these metals are traded as commodities, though many investors opt to invest in precious metal funds like Vanguard Precious Metals And Mining Fund Investor Shares (MUTF:VGPMX) and USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund (MUTF:USAGX) instead.

Recent Articles

Trade of the Day: SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD)

The big reason gold is rising is the uncertainty of the U.S. election, which is causing investors to move into defensive assets. More 

SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (GLD) Is a Better Buy Than Stocks

Gold and the SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (GLD) are still a buy thanks to central banks. Here are the price targets investors and traders should focus on. More 

Trade of the Day: SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD)

Gold could continue to rise further in the short term, as it appears to be in the process of breaking out. More 

No Fed Rate Hike Good for Gold, Bad Sign for Economy

The Fed's move to leave interest rates unchanged has unleashed a slew questions concerning the direction of gold and other precious metals. Here are the views of a number of experts. More 

Trade of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)

A strong dollar generally means weak commodity prices, and that is the case now. To help you take advantage, today’s trade recommendation is a bearish option play on a Canada-based gold miner. More 

Trade of the Day: iShares Silver Trust (SLV)

The silver market has lost more than 10% since July 2013; I don’t see any reason for this trend to reverse in the coming weeks. More 

Trade of the Day: Silver Standard Resources

Whenever a silver correction like this has happened before in the last few years, SSRI has lifted substantially within a matter of weeks. More 

Gold and Silver Report – NovaGold Resources Gains as Gold Prices Rise

Gold prices rose fractionally in Tuesday trading for the second consecutive session. NovaGold Resources added more than 2% during the day. More 

Gold and Silver Report: NEM Stock Sinks as Gold Prices Edge Higher

Gold prices gained 40 cents in Monday trading, the metal's first gain in three sessions. NEM stock fell harder than other miners, closing down almost 3%. More 

Gold and Silver Report: ABX, SSRI Sink as Gold Prices Retreat

Two positive reports on the U.S. economy sent gold and silver prices down Thursday. Miners also fell lower, but ABX and SSRI dropped harder than most. More