Investors can gain a keen perspective on long-term trends by stepping back to the yearly time frame.
Gold has chalked up gains every year over the past decade -- a claim few other investments can make.
They're in the sweet spot of important seasonal patterns that could present good buying opportunities despite low-volume trading around the holidays.
Time is running out for a solid rally. Be careful, and watch these key indicators over the next few weeks to see where the wind is blowing.
A seasonal period of strength for the metal is right around the corner.
Even after a strong two-week rally, these standout S&P 500 stocks are likely to outperform the broad market.
Here are 3 main price drivers and 3 great ways to invest in the metal.
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