Metals

Gold may steal the spotlight when it comes to investing in metals, but there is also silver. And let's not forget "Dr. Copper" -- so named because of its uncanny ability to predict the broad economy. And then -- there are gold stocks, platinum, palladium and aluminum (or aluminum, if you live across the pond). All of these are biggies, and here are some free resources to help you navigate them.

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Gold: It's Not Just About Supply and Demand

You may think that investing in gold differs from investing in stocks -- after all, gold is a commodity. Yet, the same investor psychology that moves stocks also moves gold.

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Silver Prices: "Smoking Gun" May Not Be What Some Think

In December, a "smoking gun" of price manipulation was allegedly uncovered in the silver market. A month later, our analysis showed a different "smoking gun" on silver's price chart: a bullish Elliott wave pattern. (Result: On February 28, silver touched a 3-month high.) See two charts that tell the story.

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Gold's Fate is NOT in the Hands of the Federal Reserve

According to mainstream financial wisdom, the Federal Reserve is to gold prices what Gepetto is to Pinocchio: If the Fed raises rates, gold prices fall. But one look at recent events proves the “nose” on this story is getting longer and longer!

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See the Gold Forecast Many Have Missed

On Dec. 16, gold traders were more bearish on a longer-term basis than they were in July 1999, when the precious metal was at $252.15. That day, our Short Term Update said, "It's tough to lean against the crowd ... but that's exactly what our analysis suggests is proper at the current juncture." On Jan. 17, gold hit a 2-month high.

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Silver: What Happens When Most Traders Are "All-in"?

No trader wants to be "left behind" when a financial market takes off. But many traders jump aboard a trend just when it's on the cusp of a reversal. Silver is a case in point, for bull and bears.

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Is Gold Setting Up For A Rally?

Check out this sentiment index average: It's a contrary indicator, which reflects an all-time record in the 29-year history of the index.

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Gold: How to Time the Next MAJOR Bottom

If you live in the U.S., maybe you've noticed lately that "We Buy Gold!" signs are disappearing from sidewalks in front of pawn shops. The signs really began popping up in 2010-2011, when gold prices were climbing to their all-time high of $1900 an ounce. And even after gold tumbled...

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Gold Investors: Who You Callin' Crazy?

Gold has been mired in a four-year long bear market, with prices still sitting 30%-plus below their 2011 high. And, some people are saying it's crazy to own gold.

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How to Set and Manage Stops with the Wave Principle

EWI's Jim Martens and Jeffrey Kennedy show you how to use the Wave Principle to set and manage your protective stops to control risk, protect your gains and trade with confidence.