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2014 Set To Be A Strange Year For Gold Investment

We last touched on gold investment back in 2011 and presented the precious metal as a generally appealing and generally positive means of "alternative" investment. Often presented as one of the lowest risk options for investors, gold investment remains a popular choice for those looking to diversify and/or stabilize their portfolios. Just to recap, here are a few specifics on why gold is a highly regarded investment among so many. The most important factor is that gold is seen as a financial "hedge," in that it is not susceptible to sudden drops in value in the same way that currency (and...

Gold Soiree

It's with boundless joy that we introduce the latest addition to the Soirée family of investment websites, Gold Soirée. Weighing in at 7 pounds 8 ounces - or $153,600 at today's rate of $1,280 per ounce - it arrived early on Tuesday morning. Okay, enough of the silly birth metaphor. Gold Soirée's a cheeky one-pager but don't let the lack of page numbers put you off. We've scoured the web for the finest gold-related news, articles and commentary from some of the most reputable sources online and we update their updates as they happen. We've got up-to-minute gold prices and gold charts and even...

Is it Time to Hold Gold?

Since peaking at near $1,800 an ounce in late 2012, gold has given back most of the gains it has put on since 2009. Whilst long-term gold bulls may be keeping their opinions to themselves for the moment, I'd bet my hat they're also planning an entry back into the market when things level out. I'm not going to proffer an opinion on the short-term direction of gold, it's certainly not something I've had too much luck with of late. Although using the one year chart below as guidance it don't take Buffet to figure the current short to mid-term trend. [caption...

Archipelago Resources

We've been bullish on gold since Buffet was, well, pretty old actually, and whilst our spectacularly speculative buy into Norseman Gold (123,211 shares at 3.26 pence) hasn't exactly paid off - Norseman is down, but not yet out - we still have faith in the sector, as gold continues its holding pattern in the $1,600 to $1,800 an ounce band. Archipelago Resources (AR..L) is a far less speculative investment prospect than Norseman. Based out of Singapore, Archipelago is a growing mid-cap gold producer. Their key asset is the Toka Tindung Gold Mine, located in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, which currently has a nine-year mine life...

Norseman Gold

So we've been trawling the depths of AIM for months now adding distressed companies to a dossier of potential turnarounds. It's a bulging bundle, but I am an optimist by nature. Our latest investment, Norseman Gold - like many companies we've bought into over the years - has certainly seen better days (we added 41,768 shares of Norseman to our portfolio at 3.92 pence a share on 20th March 2012). When looking to add a holding to our portfolio, better days usually equates to higher prices so provided a few criterion are met, I'm happy to trade recent bad performance for...