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Gold Mining Industry Becomes Attractive To Capital Markets

Gold Mining Industry Becomes Attractive To Capital Markets

September 20, 2012

By Vin Maru Over the past summer we suggested that we would see more money become available to quality mining projects from banks sitting on tons of cash ready to loan out on credit worthy projects in their ever increasing need for higher

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Platinum To Gold Ratio Plunges – Is This A Buy Signal Or A New Metric?

Platinum To Gold Ratio Plunges – Is This A Buy Signal Or A New Metric?

February 7, 2012

Platinum is one of the rarest earth elements with the vast majority of deposits found in only one place on earth.  Annual platinum production is only

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Societe Generale Favors Gold and Silver Against Farm Commodities

Societe Generale Favors Gold and Silver Against Farm Commodities

November 23, 2010

At a recent media briefing, Societe Generale made their predictions for the next year’s commodities prices. Though gold has been in record territory and some are concerned

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Gold Currency Status, GATA Interview, Gold and Silver Prices

Gold Currency Status, GATA Interview, Gold and Silver Prices

June 23, 2010

A selection of recent articles on gold and silver from across the internet: Gold reclaims its currency status as the global system unravels

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Perth Mint “Mini Roo” Half Gram Gold Coin

Perth Mint “Mini Roo” Half Gram Gold Coin

June 1, 2010

I suppose it's natural that escalating gold prices would lead to smaller sized gold coin offerings. As the price has increased, standard sized gold bullion offerings grow more expensive, and perhaps out of reach for some smaller scale investments. The Perth Mint recently introduced a half gram gold coin

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US Mint Still Moving 2009 Gold Eagle Bullion Coins

US Mint Still Moving 2009 Gold Eagle Bullion Coins

February 25, 2010

It's nearly the end of February, and the United States Mint is still trying to push the remaining inventory of 2009-dated gold bullion coins out the door. Sales of this year's 2010 American Gold Eagles began on

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Precious Metals Investment Tax Rates

Precious Metals Investment Tax Rates

July 1, 2009

Gains from the sale of investments in precious metals are currently subject to a tax rate of 28%. This compares to the current long term capital gains rate of 15%, which applies to other investment classes such as stocks and bonds. A bill has been introduced which seeks to tax precious metals investors

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Coming Soon: Rhodium Bullion Coins

Coming Soon: Rhodium Bullion Coins

May 20, 2009

Rhodium is a member of the platinum metals group. It is silvery white in appearance and highly reflective. It has been used as a finish for jewelry and mirrors, electric connections in aircraft turbine engines, in catalytic converters of automobiles, and in alloys with platinum and palladium. Rhodium

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Gold and Silver Paper and Physical Markets Realign

Gold and Silver Paper and Physical Markets Realign

May 13, 2009

Late last year and early this year, a continual observation of the gold and silver markets was the disconnect between the prices quoted on paper markets and the prices that you would actually need to pay to buy physical precious metals. In the past few weeks premiums for physical gold and silver have

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Gold, Silver, and Platinum Year To Date Performance

Gold, Silver, and Platinum Year To Date Performance

February 17, 2009

Gold, silver, and platinum have all been strong performance so far this year, but which has done the best? The table below presents the price of gold, silver, and platinum at the start of the year, today's price, and the change. The performance of the S&P 500 is thrown in for good measure. 31

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