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Trailing Stops?

For the third of my mining share market tips, I want to flesh out how this volatility can impact your approach to trading. Once upon a time, I was cranked to have discovered the trailing stop, so I could trim my losses and let my winners fly high. Frankly, trailing

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Mining Share Market Tips – Market Order Mistake

The last of my mining share market tips has to do with market orders. When you are trading these stocks on the pink sheets in America, you really don’t want to use market orders. There is usually a wide spread in the bid-ask figures and you will end up overpaying.

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Gold Funds For Smaller Investments

“Gold Funds For Smaller Investments”   Admittedly, not everyone will have $5,000 to start in a typical gold fund. Or they otherwise may not want to allocate that much to gold funds. For this reason I want to revisit ETFs, such as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, which trades

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Gold Funds With Quality Management

“Gold Funds With Quality Management”   I want to initially discuss one of my favorite funds, the U.S. Global Investors Gold and Precious Metals Fund. This trades under USERX.  USERX carries an annual expense ratio of 1.5%. There is a $5,000 initial investment, but I have some other ideas if

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Gold ETF Funds Galore

“Gold ETF Funds Galore”   Gold ETF funds are a widely used method for the standard investor to invest in gold without every touching a single gold coin. I’ve written before about the SPDR Gold Trust. The SPDR Gold Trust is among the biggest, trading on the NYSE under GLD.

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Gold ETF Funds Based On Stocks

“Gold ETF Funds Based On Stocks”   I think a better alternative in the gold fund arena is the Market Vectors Junior Miners ETF (GDXJ). It’s also traded like a stock on the NYSE, but follows mining companies rather than the bullion metal itself. It’s the smaller cap relative to

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ETF Gold Investing And The Paper Proxy Predicament

“ETF Gold Investing And The Paper Proxy Predicament”   There are a couple of important issues you should note when it comes to investing in ETF Gold products. First, it would apparently take two law degrees to decode their auditing methods. I have one law degree, and that’s obviously not enough,

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ETF Gold Investing 101 – Should You Skip This Class?

“ETF Gold Investing 101 – Should You Skip This Class?”   ETF gold investing, using an “exchange traded fund,” is a way for investors to invest in the upside potential of gold without actually owning any. In short, you bypass locating a bullion dealer, skip the premiums, and never think

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ETF Gold Investing Convenience

“ETF Gold Investing Convenience”   The aspect of ETF gold investing that gives it teeth, and separates it from a mere digital entry on a computer screen, is the notion of the gold ETF actually buying, and storing, physical gold to back the “paper” you are issued in exchange. This

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Gold ETF Benefits

“Gold ETF Benefits”   A gold ETF has a number of benefits over a mutual fund. First, since it trades like a stock, you can buy and sell throughout the trading session, rather than having to wait until the end. Second, real-time quotes are available and you can use limit

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