Everything the independent investor needs to know to effectively invest in gold
With today's increasing economic uncertainties, a strong investment strategy is to put a portion of your net worth in gold. However, given investors' overall lack of knowledge about gold as an investment, as wealth insurance, or as a store of value, many are hesitant to enter this arena.
That's why Jim Gibbons has created The Golden Rule. This book answers many questions, including: How do you purchase gold and in what form? Why gold now? When should you buy? And, most importantly, from whom? Throughout the book, Gibbons puts gold in perspective and shows you why it belongs in every investor's portfolio.
- Provides practical gold investment insights from New York Times bestsellers Peter Schiff, William Bonner, Doug Casey, Addison Wiggin, and James Turk as well as from leading experts in this field including: Congressman Ron Paul, Rick Rule, Adrian Day, and many others
- Demystifies gold by putting it in the context of twenty-first century economic realities
- Highlights a variety of ways to invest in gold-from mining stocks to buying gold coins and bullion
With the financial markets more erratic than ever, gold appeals to investors looking for a safe haven for their assets. With The Golden Rule as your guide, you'll quickly learn how to make the best decisions possible with regards to this precious commodity.
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About the Author
JIM GIBBONS has been studying and learning from sage investors regarding gold's role in the world economy for over thirty years. For the last twelve years, he's also been raising geoduck clams for export to China. Prior to becoming a shellfish farmer, he built and developed his own country inn (The Heron in La Conner), wrote screenplays for ten years, and, much earlier in his life, worked for the National Bank of Alaska, IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Control Data.
Table of Contents
Preface: It's Time to Own Gold ix
Introduction: The Tie That Binds Jon Nadler 1
Part I Brokers/Money Managers 11
Chapter 1 Gold Remains the Standard Eric Sprott 15
Chapter 2 Long-Term Fundamentals Still Good for Gold Adrian Day 21
Chapter 3 A Good Investment Strategy, Buy Gold Peter D. Schiff 31
Chapter 4 The Bear Market Is Your Friend—Four Ways to Win Rick Rule 37
Chapter 5 The Tale of Taels—A Hard Lesson in Hard Money Michael Checkan 47
Part II Investment Newsletter Writers 53
Chapter 6 The Greater Depression Doug Casey 57
Chapter 7 Bet Against a False Premise Bill Bonner 75
Chapter 8 Undervalued Companies and Gold John Pugsley 85
Chapter 9 Gold Déjà Vu Richard Maybury 93
Chapter 10 The Trial of Gold David Galland 97
Chapter 11 Bullion and Beyond Addison Wiggin 113
Chapter 12 Gold Is Truly Precious Pam Mary Anne Aden 131
Part III Coin and Bullion Brokers/Dealers
Chapter 13 Rare Coins and Gold Bullion Van Simmons 143
Chapter 14 Rare Coin Canards Dana Samuelson Dr. Bill Musgrave 151
Chapter 15 The Internet Gold and Currency Provider James Turk 159
Chapter 16 Gold, Fiat Currency, and Integrity Franklin Sanders 167
Part IV The Miners 179
Chapter 17 Silver—“Poor Man's Gold” Bob Quartermain 181
Chapter 18 Analyzing a Gold Mining Stock Louis James 191
Chapter 19 Let's Talk a Bit about Gold and Gold Exploration Brent Cook 199
Chapter 20 Money Is Gold, and Gold Is a Noble Metal Morgan Poliquin 205
Part V Game-Changing Educators 213
Chapter 21 What the Price of Gold Is Telling Us Ron Paul 215
Chapter 22 The Gold Price Paul van Eeden 229
Chapter 23 Becoming a Twenty-First-Century Gold Guerrilla Kenneth W. Royce 247
Conclusion: Indian Peasants 255
Author's Note 259
About the Author 261
About the Contributors 263
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As this book has been recommended by the likes of Marc Faber, John Mauldin, and Lew Rockwell, I'm not sure how much my review will add. Still, a friend of a friend of a friend of Jim Gibbons, the person who put the book together, has said he is looking for reviews of his book. I decided to oblige, although this is my first formal review of any book. The book seems well put together and informative. It also has several other strengths. First, as it is a collection of two dozen essays, it presents a variety of ways to invest in gold. My knowledge about the practical aspects of gold investing was limited and the various essays filled in many gaps for me. Although Gibbons' point of view is that the primary reason to hold gold is as a form of wealth insurance, the investment aspects of owning gold also receives wide play from the various contributors. Despite gold being at record prices, I guess it's not surprising that virtually all the contributors think the price of gold is going much, much higher. Additionally, Gibbons also asks the reader to believe that the contributors he has gathered together are much more trustworthy than your average Wall Street brokers or financial planners. He does a good job of conveying to the reader why we this might be so. If one can believe Gibbons, the referrals alone are worth the price of the book. The list of referrals includes stock brokers, coin and bullion dealers, and investment newsletter publishers among others. A few names I recognized, but the majority were new to me. Again, I am no expert on gold, but the combined effect of the essays makes the book feel more like a primer on gold investing than it does a detailed analysis. Although a few of the contributors go in to great detail about certain aspects of gold investing, it is readily apparent that each one of them could have written their own book on investing. Some of them have. This is both a strength and a weakness of the book depending on what you hope to get from it. If there is one true weakness in the book, it is that a couple of the essays already seem a bit dated. It's for this reason that I only gave the book a 4 star rating, although if just one of the contributors I plan on contacting pans out, it would be 5 stars.
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Why is this book included in a listing of Chemistry books? It should be in finance or commerce, Chemistry!