Thursday, June 25, 2009

“Do you know the stock market?” Find out with the Investor Ideas Investor Contest- ‘A Buck an Idea’

Investor Ideas asks- “Do you know the stock market?” Find out with the Investor Ideas Investor Contest- ‘A Buck an Idea’

Highest gainer each week wins Investor Ideas Premium Offers and Half of each week's proceeds donated to winner’s charity of choice

POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta B.C., June 25, 2009 -, a leading investor research portal specialized in sector investing announces its new investor contest, ‘ A Buck an Idea’.

Investor Ideas asks- “Do you know the stock market? Think you have an IDEA of who will be this week’s movers and shaker? Then participate in the A BUCK AN IDEA contest and win some great prizes. If you win – you get published and your dollar turns into $99 automatically in value – which could turn into a lot more…”

Investors get the chance to win prizes and help donate to their favorite registered charity. Half of the proceeds each week will be donated to the winner’s choice and announced with the winner’s info. (Chosen charities must have an online Paypal account for donations)

For only one dollar (A BUCK) you can send us your favorite stock pick within one of our currently listed specific sectors that we cover (Cleantech, Environment, China-Asia, India, Technology, Digital Media, Homebuilder, Natural Gas, Coal, Mining, Defense, Water, Oil and Gas, etc).

The contest deadline is Thursday at the market close each week. Stocks submitted after the close on Thursday of each week will be applied to the following week.

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Prizes: Win a $99 value prize that can help you turn that into more Bucks…

Investor Ideas Membership (Value $99.00) - Trade Stocks
Green Funding Directory (Value $99.00) - Get Funded
Company Profile (Public company or private company – promote your business) (Value: $99)

Investor Ideas Membership- Value $99 membership gives full login access to the Water Stocks Directory, Renewable Energy Stocks Directory , Environment Stocks, Fuel cell Stocks, Natural Gas Stocks, Biotech Stocks Directory , Defense Stocks Directory and the Insiders Corner Investing Stock Newsletter.
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About creates a meeting place for investing ideas to take form and come to life in an entrepreneurial environment, servicing the needs of small investors and start- up companies to large conglomerates! We cover multiple industry sectors but specialize in environmental and water.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

When is the Best Time to Buy Gold?

submiited article to Investor Ideas Mining/gold stocks portal
When is the Best Time to Buy Gold?

By Jeff Clark, Editor, BIG GOLD

I bet you don’t own enough gold. Before you tell me I’m wrong, let me ask it this way...
If inflation returns, or even hyperinflation...
If the economic crisis persists and gets worse...
If uncertainty and fear continue, and chaos and rioting begin...
If stock markets languish or suffer another meltdown...
If the recovery spending of the world’s governments proves futile...
If government interference in the economy continues to increase...
If the value of the U.S. dollar takes a major fall...
If world recovery from the current recession/depression takes years...
If you’re still wondering whether you have enough “safe” money...
...would you feel you own enough gold? If all those things come to pass, I suspect many of us, including myself, would wish we had a few extra gold coins or bars stashed away. So let’s assume you answered “No” to my question and need to add some ounces to your collection... is now a good time to buy?The Best Time to Buy Gold?Before glancing at the chart below, if you had to pick the month with the weakest average gold price, which would you select?
In our current 8-year bull market, June has seen the lowest return for gold. In other words, it’s been, on average, one of the best times to buy. How does this compare to the bull market of the 1970s?
In the last great bull market, summer also was a good time to buy gold (although April was even better.) What about gold stocks?
Since 2001, July and October have been the weakest months for gold stocks, as measured by the AMEX Gold Bugs Index, and the best times to buy. However, keep in mind that these are price tendencies and not certainties. There were Junes when gold was up, and some Julys when gold stocks were up. Meaning, avoid using this chart for trading purposes or in anticipation of an immediate gain. Instead, use it to prepare for possible gold price weakness ahead. And if the weakness shows up, treat it as a buying opportunity and add to your holdings to position yourself for the next leg up in the bull market. Consider that this summer could be the last chance to buy gold for three figures.Don’t lose sight of where we are at this point in the recession – in an intermission in the bad economic news. When it becomes apparent that the good ole days aren’t coming back, sentiment – and markets – could move rapidly. And gold is one of the best forms of capital that can protect you in a financial Armageddon. That gold was up in 2008 is a reminder of its protective power. How much gold should you have? Continue to accumulate physical gold until you can honestly say you don’t care how many dollars Ben Bernanke prints.
Having physical gold in your possession is always a good idea in times of economic turmoil – there is no “uncertainty hedge” like it. But to actually make money, you should also look at premium gold stocks. Our current favorite has been so consistently successful that we call it “48 Karat Gold.” Click here to learn more