5 alternatives for frustrated gold fans

Does the yellow metal's downward path have you worried? Consider other hard-to-find metals, or another way to play gold.

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Feb 10, 2014 8:39PM
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No matter which precious metal you choose to "invest" in,make sure you get the real deal,as in METAL you can hold. Take delivery of your bullion. Otherwise,it is nothing but worthless paper. 

Gold is true money and has been for 5 thousand years...and will always remain REAL money and have honest value. 
No currency ever printed has stood the test of time. None. Not one. Zip!  The dollar is on the rocks...thanks the the Federal Reserve and those boobs in DC that dole it out like popcorn.  Fools...
Feb 10, 2014 8:02PM
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How about  5 alternatives to lame MSN articles?


Feb 10, 2014 8:43PM
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If you don't hold it, you don't own it. If God forbid there was another economic collapse and a bank holiday, how are you going to liquidate your shares? How will you convert it to money? The fact is Gold ETFs are a scam, a ponzi scheme. There is so much paper ETFs floating out there for the same ounce of Gold there isn't enough physical metal to cover the leverage, it's usury. Do not listen to what the so called experts, say. They only want your hard earned money. You're better off buying the physical metal at the price you can afford. Gold is long term. Over time it is always victorious.

" Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value.....zero"
                                                                                        -Voltaire
Feb 10, 2014 9:19PM
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I've never held gold with the idea of making a million bucks - I've always held it as a hedge against events such as the Obama Dollar which has destroyed so much wealth and opportunity.

Feb 10, 2014 9:03PM
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Its hilarious how these wall streeters always try to downplay the value of gold! Its been around since all forms of worthless paper have been circulated. They fall to the wayside but gold keeps on ticking! They now have 5 alternatives to buying gold...pleasssss. The only reason they bash gold is because they want people to keep investing in this FAKE stockmarket that is going to crumble worse than the last time when the fed stops tapering totally...which they must do soon. No money to be made anywhere because there are fews profitable businesses operating at this time and the ones that are the rich robbers already have and costs too much for the working man to afford! STOP LISTENING TO THESE RICH ROBBERS before its too late and invest In GOLD before it also gets too expensive from all the rich crooks buying it up because of the fed failure!! Gold is doing very well this year and is outperforming stocks BIGTIME!! So according to the robbers from wall street it was suppose to be the opposite this year...haha!! Stop being brainwashed and use any brains you have and go to the Gold!! Its always been here through everything and will be everybodys choice very soon!!!
Feb 10, 2014 10:15PM
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In a true financial collapse lead and beans may be a better investment than gold, or its proxies.
Feb 10, 2014 10:36PM
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Do not be deceived. If you want to survive this coming crash, buy the real physical gold or silver, stay away from the ETF paper junk, this is Wall Street propaganda. Research "The Global Currency Reset" coming soon, the dollar will be slaughtered.  The new currency will be backed by gold.
Feb 10, 2014 11:53PM
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Why is this lame network always worried that people are going to buy gold?...Its gone up 12 years in a row and had 1 semi bad year...Why wouldn't people want gold in a dying keynsian economy?
Feb 10, 2014 8:46PM
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 Ever see a article about actual work producing wealth? Way to go baby boomers you are wonderful.
Feb 11, 2014 4:31AM
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If it's written on a piece of paper it could end up what the piece of paper is worth. If I got the Real Deal in my hand; protected by the .357 then I have a whole lot less to worry about. 
Feb 19, 2014 2:05PM
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invest in guns and ammo, you will always be-able to put dinner on the table. they never depreciate either
Feb 11, 2014 1:04AM
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I'm not frustrated 'bro. Gold will rise to the top. Regardless of what you and your bought and paid for lackeys have to say....I'm there! FU darlin'!
Feb 10, 2014 11:16PM
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YES!!!  I AM EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED since my investment in the gold-mining 3x ETF NUGT is only up .......  53% YTD

 

 what a dog ... i am so glad you have come to save us before we become even more rich and frustrated investing in this gold position ....

Feb 19, 2014 5:13PM
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Why is everyone always talking about gold ;  if the world market ever does collapse , silver will be much more easily used as currency . For the average person walking into any store , try using a $1300 1 ounce gold coin to buy anything , and even smaller weights will be hard to use .  But a $25-50 silver ounce will be in widespread use if the world economy collapses , no matter what the country of issue is . Always has been and always will be . Paper has no value if the backing is worthless , but having physical silver (or gold) will always be useful . As has been said many times ; historically , gold and silver have never been worth zero.
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Rare Earth Metals?

I didnt know they got that award but I still have one of their 45's from the 70's

Feb 19, 2014 3:33PM
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I'll hedge on the side of Historical data. The average silver to gold ratio over 5,000 years story is often quoted at 15:1, although at times throughout History China has had it at 4:1, and Ancient Egyptians at 1:1.

Today it is intentionally being suppressed at approximately 65:1. That will end!

If your home is in a 100 year flood zone, wouldn't it be kind of smart to own a boat?
Feb 19, 2014 3:14PM
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ALSO MAY I SUGGEST COPPER FOR I THINK IT WILL DO GREAT IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

MAKE SURE YOU GET THIS IN HAND AND NOT ON A PAPER NOTE FOR AS YOU KNOW PAPER IS NO GOOD.  ( TAKE THE AMERICAN DOLLAR FOR EXAMPLE.)

Feb 19, 2014 11:19PM
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Gold in s safe deposit box is secure, but if all hell breaks loose, access to it may be difficult. As many have said, get the real deal and not paper. If you are convinced that the worst scenario is at hand, buy a case of good liquor and brandy and any item you can barter.
Feb 19, 2014 4:08PM
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where do you all buy your silver from at the best prices and quality product?
Feb 19, 2014 5:29PM
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useless article 1. wtf was rhodium. 2. it only goes to etf's useless paper.


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