More on gold and sentiment: Another measure is the CFTC's Commitment of Traders report. By that...

More on gold and sentiment: Another measure is the CFTC's Commitment of Traders report. By that gauge, traders are clearly huddled on the long side of the boat, but not to an extreme level. (Previous: Hulbert's index)

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  • alan.greenscam
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    Gold, is fools gold today, has no intrinsic value, is based on nothing but old tradition when there was a gold standard, I'll load up on bread and water before I'll ever buy gold...... it's a joke, you don't think, then go ask one of the best investment guru's of all time, Charlie Munger....... he's right and has more investment knowledge then most of this inane corrupt world..... a fact Jack !!
    11 Sep 2012, 05:27 PM Reply Like
  • Roberto9
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    I`m a gold bug and I believe the GLD and SLV markets are manipulated shamelessly
    11 Sep 2012, 05:55 PM Reply Like
  • jbassbia
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    You won't make money by sticking out your tongue at the market or crying that it is all " fixed " or fraudulent . If you are an investor - invest - build a gold portfolio
    11 Sep 2012, 06:56 PM Reply Like
  • Anacorider
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    In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell


    More relevant now than ever.
    11 Sep 2012, 07:32 PM Reply Like
  • rladow
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    Trading UGLD is fraught with perils. The stock is thinly traded and the technicians are crooks. I've learned my lesson to never use stops as they will take you out $.50 or more under your stop when ETF price has not even changed. If anyone else has had bad sales and executions with these jerks, I'd like to hear from you. Bob
    12 Sep 2012, 04:15 AM Reply Like
  • peteraloha
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    I recently saw a graph that showed how much the USD has depreciated over the past 20 years, and how much gold has appreciated. When you look at it, and consider the intrinsic value of a piece of paper (USD), it doesn't take much brainpower to assess what holds more value :-).
    12 Sep 2012, 04:17 AM Reply Like
  • mg6116
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    I do not agree with you alan.greenscam. You should learn the difference between money and gold. Money is only worth the paper it is printed on. It is a promise that you MIGHT be able to buy some bread and butter with it. But if the issuer of that money breaks its promise and tells you it is only worth half, than you can only buy half a bread and half the amount of butter with it. You have the risk of the counterpart. So, right, money is to spent and to live on. You need it, but do not save it. Gold has value. 1 ounce of gold, will always be 1 ounce of gold. No counterpart can change that, ever. You don't pay bread and butter with gold for as long as you got money to do so. When the money issuer breaks his promise on money (cuts it in half) and you are running out of it, you can exchange your gold for money and will receive twice the amount you paid for it (in this example), because the gold price will have doubled. You are as rich as you were when you bought it, no more no less. Gold does not make you rich, it protects you from money depreciation. Gold is value, money is promise.
    12 Sep 2012, 04:58 AM Reply Like
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