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Is The Price Of Gold Still Going Up Publié le Dimanche 20 Février 2011 à 18:16:34

Gold Hits a New High
As everyone knows, the price of gold bullion has been on a tear lately. It seems each day that passes, the price of bullion hits a new high.

I think it was Greenspan who said that you can never recognize that you are in a bubble, until after bubble has burst. Today there are many pundits who are starting to look at the price of bullion as perhaps being a bubble. We also hear of a greater number of вЂ˜experts' (if there is such a thing as an expert) as saying we are headed for much higher highs. A lot of chatter from a lot of so-called experts.

How to Determine Whether The Price of Gold is in a Bubble

One of the criteria that is recognized as determining whether we are in a bubble, is whether taxi drivers, barbers, and other service people are talking about the same subject that the financial people are speaking about. It is an old saying that if your taxi driver talks about a certain class of stocks, it is time to sell and get out.

A recent quote from George Soros: "Nothing is very safe, including gold."
In an exclusive interview on September 15 with Thompson Reuters, Soros says that gold is the "ultimate bubble,' and that "this is a period of great uncertainty so nothing is very safe."

"[In a deflationary environment], Gold is the only actual bull market currently. It just made a new high yesterday. In the present circumstances that may continue. It will be very interesting to see if there is a decline in the next few weeks because practically everything that makes a new high almost immediately afterwards reverses and disappoints."

"I called gold the ultimate bubble which means it may go higher but it's certainly not safe and it's not going to last forever."

Will Gold Go Higher or Collapse

Today pundits were speculating that gold could go much higher quickly if the Fed continues its вЂ˜easing' program and creates more money out of thin air. This is part of the theory that the economic world will collapse from the weight of US dollars being created out of nothing. You might wish to read comments we made in a previous blog on this subject. We pointed out the the current deficits are bad, but have precidents.

The Reality
As the current speculation rages, we refer you to another previous blog on this site discussing the price of gold. I urge you to read it. Without going into the details, suffice to say that the price of gold will fluctuate, as it always has. Just remember that in percentage terms, if the price of gold bullion falls $100, that is a 7% drop. That is not very much at all on a comparative basis. On even a one year chart, in November 2009, gold dropped from over $1,200 to under $1,100. On a percentage basis, that is a greater percentage drop.

From April 2008 to October 2008, gold dropped from $1,000 by almost 25%. Yet here it is, a scant 2 years later and gold is around $1,350. There are numerous similar examples of dramatic changes in the price of gold bullion. One must look at the price of bullion in context. So long as traders exist, the price of bullion will fluctuate and there are more people trading in gold today than ever before. The taxi driver is speculating in gold.

Why Gold Will Increase in Value

Perhaps not tomorrow, perhaps not next month, but gold will increase in value. The basic fundamentals discussed previously make an increase in the price of gold bullion inevitable.

A short list of reasons for this follows, but it is not a comprehensive list. It is only a list of the most obvious.

• The major gold mines are reaching the end of their lifespan.

• The amount of gold being produced worldwide is not increasing. Actually it is falling.

• As more paper currency is being created worldwide, people grow more fearful and want to have a bit of gold as a safety blanket.

• The actual number of people in the world that are able to afford to buy a bit of gold, is increasing dramatically as more of the former second and third world countries improve in prosperity, and the sheer number of more prosperous people is increasing at a phenomenal rate.

• Banks and other institutions are now buying gold, rather than selling gold as they have done for decades.

• There are more funds being created that investors buy shares in, that have as their sole asset gold bullion or precious metals. Every ounce of gold bought by one of these funds is taken off the market and stored away. This reduces the supply while demand is increasing.

• New mines are digging deeper to find the metal. The actual amount of gold in a ton of rock that is profitable to mine continues to drop. In many situations, ½ of 1 gram per ton is now profitable. Yet the overall supply of gold has not increased.

• The inflation adjusted price of gold bullion is now over $2,000 based on its high in the 1980's. We are nowhere close yet.

• The uses of gold in industrial processes are growing. Gold has properties that are unique.
And most important, there is an ever growing number of people that believe in the security of gold/

It is true that the price of gold may fall, but not for long. Feel safe. There is no bubble just yet for gold.

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The Popularity Of Cubic Zirconia Rings Publié le Dimanche 20 Février 2011 à 18:16:28

Rings are almost always used as symbolism for undying love and commitment. Universally, rings are used as tokens to signify admiration and loyalty. Thus, almost all people are aiming to buy and own rings, for their loved ones if not for themselves. Nowadays, it may sound materialistic and superficial but people value rings according to the actual market valuation. When rings are made up of expensive and premium materials or elements, more probably, the items would require a significant amount of investment. Cubic zirconia rings are one of the most popular types or rings that are widely sold across the market.

Cubic zirconia rings are beautiful. Too many people would assert the beauty and aesthetic appeal of cubic zirconia rings. To begin with, cubic zirconia is a synthesized form of mineral that is used as an alternative and replacement for diamonds. Thus, there is much confusion about the distinction of diamonds and cubic zirconia. The synthetic mineral is principally and purposely developed and manufactured to serve as a replacement to the expensive diamond. Thus, instead of having diamond rings, more people are settling at having cubic zirconia rings instead.

The advantage of buying cubic zirconia rings

As mentioned, cubic zirconia rings are used as replacements and alternatives to diamond rings. For sure, almost all women and fiancГ©s would love diamond rings. But it is a common fact that buying such can never be practical. During these times that there is a prevailing economic crunch, it is not surprising that more and more people are taking initiatives to generate savings as possible.

While it would be utmost romantic and truly memorable to give and receive diamond rings, the tag prices involved would almost always provide a setback that prevent people from buying such rings. Thus, sales of cubic zirconia rings are on the rise. People who love diamond rings are starting to accept the fact that cubic zirconia rings are the new diamond rings.

There is not much difference between diamond rings and cubic zirconia rings. Be reminded of several striking similarities between the two. First, in terms if beauty and aesthetic appeal, cubic zirconia rings are as beautiful and as breath-taking as actual diamond rings. While it is an inferior fact, it is an accepted notion that cubic zirconia rings are actually manufactured and designed to imitate diamond rings. People who dream of having diamond rings can easily purchase cubic zirconia rings instead. The beauty is as fascinating but the price tag is not as astronomical.

Popularity of cubic zirconia rings

Through the years, societies all around the world have learned to accept the popularity and wide use of cubic zirconia rings. Now, wearing cubic zirconia rings is not to be ashamed of. As a matter of fact, several high-profile figures and personalities are proud and very much confident to admit that they are fond of wearing cubic zirconia rings. There are fashion icons who wear cubic zirconia rings that are almost always mistaken for diamond rings.

Almost all jewelry stores are having sets of cubic zirconia rings that are exclusively or widely put to sale. If you aim to buy such products, all you have to do is to check out the displays at reliable and nearest jewelry stores. There are also variations and unique types of cubic zirconia rings. You would find that there are simple cubic zirconia rings as well as there are also sophisticated looking ones.

People, rich and poor, are easily taking access and purchasing cubic zirconia rings. You would almost always infer that the opulent members of the society would not resort to owning and wearing cubic zirconia rings. Well, if you do, think again. Now, more wealthy people are proudly disclosing that they have collections of cubic zirconia rings that they love to wear during important and high-profile public events and occasions.

Where and how to buy cubic zirconia rings

Purchasing cubic zirconia rings can be a really simple task. Buying sun an item entails no difference from traditional purchases of other types of rings. Buying cubic zirconia rings is easily facilitated in conventional jewelry stores. The next time you eye a diamond ring at the jewelry shop, ask and confirm because the item might actually be a cubic zirconia ring.

There are also online purchases that you could do. Log on to your favorite online jewelry shop or other shopping Websites and view brochures for cubic zirconia rings. Choose the product you like and start the online transaction.

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Key Elements When Purchasing Gold Pendants Publié le Dimanche 20 Février 2011 à 18:16:16

Gold pendants have been popular and trendy since the ancient civilizations such as the Roman Empire that focused much attention on the fine art of crafting jewelry. Gold pendants have always been thought to bring one power, societies of old believed that different symbols would bring one different powers such as the power of healing, wealth or luck.

When getting ready to purchase gold pendants or any other piece of gold jewelry, one should understand the basics of gold. Gold that is sold as jewelry is ranked by karat; the karat will tell you how much pure gold is in a piece of jewelry. Pure gold is 24 karats but is not the most popular to use when crafting jewelry because it is extremely soft and does not make for very durable jewelry. Most likely, gold pendants will be made out of 18, 14, 12 or 10 karat gold. As the number of karats goes down, so does the amount of pure gold. One important element to note is that many people who think that they are allergic to gold are in fact allergic to other metals that are added to the gold. For instance, a person who finds their skin becomes discolored may be experiencing a reaction to a piece of 12 karat gold in which there are a high amount of other metals. If they then purchased a piece of 18 karat gold, most likely the reaction would not happen.

Since 24 karat gold is pure gold and very soft, 18 karat gold would be the logical choice to purchase if one is looking for a very good gold piece, such as gold pendants. It will contain 18 parts of gold and 6 parts of one or more metals. This will make the piece 75% pure gold. 14 karat gold is considered fairly good quality gold; it will have 14 parts of gold and 10 parts of other metals; this will equal to exactly 58.3 percent of pure gold. Going any lower will bring the gold down significantly. 12 karat gold is only 50 percent pure gold and 10 karat gold is only 41.7 percent gold which obviously is less than half of pure gold and is the absolute lowest amount that can be blended into jewelry and still be called gold, at least in the United States.

Adding metals to gold is rather a must; pure gold is just too soft for most jewelry, including gold pendants. The colors that are added can also turn the color of gold into what we know as white gold and pink gold. Palladium or nickel creates white gold and copper creates pink gold. Gold plated jewelry is very popular, but keep in mind that it is simply a metal that is has a layer of gold on top and may eventually wear off.

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Care For Your Canines Ear Infections Publié le Dimanche 20 Février 2011 à 18:14:45

Ear infections in dogs ears can be very painful and serious, and should be treated immediately by a veterinarian, not ourselves.

How do we know if our dog has an ear infection?

By doing a regular inspection of our dogs ears will be the first step. Be familiar with his ears; know the typical smell, as that may be the first sign of something wrong. If there is an infection or ear mites, the smell may change, a foul odor is very typical of mites or infection. And if you see a dark, waxy type discharge, then this is another symptom of mites or infection. Either way, your dog needs to be checked and treated.

Even if you suspect, it may be something as simple as allergies, it would be better to be safe than sorry and let your loving dog suffer. They depend on you for their care and they have total trust in you. So when you think of it that way, you want to do everything in your power to make sure they stay healthy and happy.

The breeds with the longer floppy ears are going to be more prone to ear infections to those that have the upright ears. I have a black lab and a Chihuahua, ears of each kind. And I always watch for their behavior when it comes to their ears. When they are healthy, they leave them alone, but if there is pain, or discharge, they will paw at them or try to scratch. Dogs will also shake their head back and forth as if trying to shake something out of their ears.

How can you prevent ear infections?

Between normal checkups check your dogs ears on a regular basis. When you are playing with him or her, just casually look in the ears; it doesn't need to be a form of trauma for them. Another good time is when you are bathing your dog. Never, ever stick anything in your dog's ear. It is always a better idea to see your vet when it comes to anything to do with this very fragile part of your pet's body. Their ears are not like ours, they are very sensitive and have parts that can easily be touched and damaged.

There is one method that a vet will recommend for the owner to do. If you sense a foul smell, or something has changed, you may want to flush your dog's ear with warm water. There are ear washes for dogs that contain Tea Tree Oil; this is very gentle and very effective in cleaning the ears. It is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial and fungicidal, which will help to keep your dog's ears clear and infection free.

Make your dogs ears a part of your routine, whether bathing or when sitting quietly with him. Give your dog the care that he or she needs and can't do for him or herself. They can't tell when something is wrong; it is our job to make sure they are well and carefree.

Just as a dogs life should be!

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Superior Gold Group Gold Prices And Gold Investment Publié le Dimanche 20 Février 2011 à 18:14:18

The gold market is considered to be one of the most promising investment options available today. Realizing this lucrative opportunity, many companies have come up with attractive investment schemes for customers. They possess extensive experience in this field and are among the top players in precious metals IRA rollovers.

Gold has been considered as a very versatile commodity right through the human history. Its various unique features have ascertained its supremacy over other commodities. The huge reserves of gold were often considered to be a status of power and authority among the kings and nobles. It is also being used as a currency for international trade. It has maintained its value all these years and therefore considering it as an investment is definitely a wise choice.

As with every investment plan, one should be aware of all the pros and cons of the same before investing in it. Investment in the gold market should only be done after gaining adequate information about the gold prices and the market. It won't be easy for a beginner to obtain all the information at first. In such cases, he can make use of various websites and companies which offer help in gold investment. One would find a large number of companies which offers various investment schemes, but it is extremely important to select your company carefully.

Even amidst these tough times of recession, the gold investment sector has stood out as an excellent investment option. This has made people all the more attracted to this safe investment sector. Transparency is a major factor that drives people to this field. The fluctuating gold prices are made available to the customers in a timely manner.

There are various factors which accounts for fluctuating gold prices. Since it is used as an international currency, these fluctuations have far reaching effects. Therefore it becomes essential for an investor to be up-to-date with these gold prices regularly. Yet, gold investments are considered to be more stable than stock market investments and other similar ventures. The gold price has witnessed a whopping rise of more than 40% in the last few years. This is a clear indication of the growth in this sector.

There are various gold investment schemes available. An expert will be able to help you choose the best scheme for you. Since this is a very sensitive sector, it is always recommended to utilize the services of an expert company before investing in this market. Such companies will also be able to help you with purchasing gold from the market. There are many metals which resembles gold but are inferior in value, therefore such companies can make sure that you do not make a mistake while making the purchase. With proper guidance and information, one would be able to lead a very successful career in the gold investment business.