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Why You MUST Add Platinum and Palladium to Your Hard Assets Alliance Account
Why You MUST Add Platinum and Palladium to Your Hard Assets Alliance Account

If I asked you why I’m bullish on platinum and palladium, you’d likely point to the strikes in South Africa, the world’s largest producer of platinum. Or maybe the geopolitical conflicts with Russia, the largest supplier of palladium. These are valid points—but they’re reasons why a trader might be bullish. When the strikes end, or Russia ends its aggression, or short-term price momentum eases, they’ll sell. And that will be a mistake.

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Gold Price Outlook Showing Positive Signs
Gold Price Outlook Showing Positive Signs

Like most of our readers, we are holding gold for the long haul. Still, even patient and disciplined investors like to know if a correction is looming or if a buying window is about to close. With this in mind, we shift our attention away from the big picture for a moment to consider two other indicators that also happen to hint at an improving price outlook for gold.

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Gold Has Already Inflation-Adjusted to Its 1980 Peak
Gold Has Already Inflation-Adjusted to Its 1980 Peak

"It was a nice ride, but it's time to pack it in. Sell your gold." Based on a chart that's been circulated recently, on an inflation-adjusted basis, the gold price has already matched its 1980 peak. Does this signal the gold bull market is over? This information suggests it is, but based on research much more sound than a casual observation, I can tell you that conclusion is wrong.

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One Way or Another…I’m Gonna Getcha, Getcha, Getcha
One Way or Another…I’m Gonna Getcha, Getcha, Getcha

I bring up the drug trade to showcase the parallels between the transport of illicit substances and gold. Yes, you heard that right. Ever since India’s government intensified sanctions last August to curb gold imports, the amount of gold being smuggled into the subcontinent has skyrocketed.

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Staying the Course For Now…What This Means For Gold
Staying the Course For Now…What This Means For Gold

In her first hearing as Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen touched upon economic growth, the labor market, inflation, and, what most people tuned in for, the charted path of the Fed’s asset purchasing program. Her address packed few new insights, as she essentially plans to pick up where Bernanke left off.

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This Is Exactly How Much Gold You Need
This Is Exactly How Much Gold You Need

We don’t yet know the exact details of the fallout from the historic levels of currency dilution our leaders have pursued, so how can we determine how much gold we’ll need? It would be a cold slap in the face to see the big picture consequences headed our way and actively prepare for them—only to find out our stash came up short.

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Bulls On Parade
Bulls On Parade

Financial markets rarely mirror their underlying economies. Nonetheless, today’s soaring stock market and the sluggish recovery of the “real recovery” makes this connection seem looser than ever. Of course, the Federal Reserve’s massive stimulus program is the reason asset prices have shot through the roof while economic growth has largely limped along.

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If Gold Could Talk
If Gold Could Talk

Do you have some doubts about gold? Are you puzzled by its recent price weakness? Are you worried about how it might perform in the future? Do you wonder about its true purchasing power? I decided to take these concerns directly to the source: Gold himself. He put his arm around me and asked me to tell you a few things.

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Foreign Holdings Of U.S. Treasuries Have Fallen
Foreign Holdings Of U.S. Treasuries Have Fallen

While it is no secret that the US is severely addicted to debt, what some may find surprising is that over half of all privately held US public debt is held by foreigners. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United States accounted for 37.4% of the world's imported foreign capital in 2012.

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