Gold is Getting Hammered – Maybe You Should Buy

Good Time To Buy Gold

Good Time To Buy Gold

“Speculative selling continues to hammer commodity prices,” wrote James Moore, an analyst at TheBullionDesk.com. Meanwhile, gold was also “under pressure as the dollar rallied.”
Gold is often seen as an investment safe haven whose prices tend to rise when the economy falls into troubles, but its recent slumps have defied conventional wisdom. 
“The fact that gold did not head higher during the current leg of the crisis seems to reflect a combination of the rise in the dollar, deleveraging of commodity positions, sales to meet margin calls, and the unwinding of the long gold, short dollar trade,” wrote Natalie Dempster, an analyst at the World Gold Council.
Price      Change    %
GOLD 100 OZ FUTR (USD/t oz.) 717.400 -17.800 -2.42

Silver (SLV) – iShares Silver Trust

On 10/10/2008 – Bought SLV at $10 per share.

Silver (SLV) ETF

Silver (SLV) ETF

iShares Silver Trust (SLV)

is a grantor trust. The purpose of the trust is to own silver transferred to the trust in exchange for shares issued by the trust. Each iShare represents a fractional undivided beneficial interest in the net assets of the trust. The assets of the trust consist primarily of silver held by the custodian on behalf of the trust. The sponsor of the trust is Barclays Global Investors International, Inc. The activities of the trust are limited to issuing Baskets of iShares in exchange for the silver deposited with the custodian as consideration; selling silver as necessary to cover the sponsor’s fee, trust expenses not assumed by the sponsor and other liabilities, and delivering silver in exchange for Baskets of iShares surrendered for redemption. The objective of the trust is for the value of the iShares to reflect, at any given time, the price of silver owned by the trust at that time less the trust’s expenses and liabilities.