The Case for Gold in 4 Minutes

Written by Gary North on February 24, 2012

So, your loud-mouth brother-in-law says gold is a bubble, and that what you should buy now is a no-load mutual fund of the S&P 500. The S&P 500 is lower today than it was in March 2000, and the dollar purchases 30% less. But that doesn’t convince him. Gold was at $270 in 2000. He […]

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Gold Profits in the 1970s vs. Today: Big Difference

Written by Gary North on February 9, 2012

In 1976, you could buy gold legally at $106. In January 1980, it hit $850 for one day. Then it fell for the next 21 years. What abiut today? Are we facing that kind of roller-coaster ride? The self-proclaimed experts who told you NOT to buy gold in 2001 at $257 tell you not to buy […]

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As Gold Climbs Higher, Procrastinators Agonize, but Owners Sleep Better.

Written by Gary North on February 3, 2012

Gold is over $1750 per ounce. To track gold’s price, 24×7, go here: The volatility of gold over the past two months has been high. It was as low as $1530 in late December. It has risen by over  $200. This scares off procrastinators. I wrote this on January 30. ________________________________________________ Across the nation, […]

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Your Retirement Fund’s Future Explained in 7 Seconds

Written by Gary North on January 10, 2012

You have hopes for your IRA or your 401(k) tax-deferred retirement plan. You are not worried about government confiscation. To explain what’s likely, watch this 7-second cartoon. Lucy is the government. Charlie Brown is an investor in a tax-deferred retirement program.   Do you want the IRS to know what you own? How many bullion […]

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Gold in Retirement Accounts: A Bad Idea

Written by Gary North on December 14, 2011

The likelihood of direct gold confiscation is low, says this bullion coin dealer. But that is not the only threat. There is a threat of an emergency decree controlling access to government-approved retirement assets. Firs, on direct confiscation. Last week I discussed how some coin marketers are trying to scare customers into purchasing more profitable […]

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