Author Archive: Martha Rooks

I'm a professional journalist with several media outlets both in Los Angeles and in Washington, DC. I have covered politics, major disasters, the markets and the economy for several years. I'm interested in covering gold prices because of what it indicates about the economy and the money supply. I try to stay positive, but right now, we are in a difficult situation financially and I'll try to bring the economy and the price of gold into focus in this blog.

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Gold Up But Stabilizing

Gold Up But Stabilizing

Gold is climbing in the markets once again.   Our favorite precious metal was at $1173.40 per ounce earlier this week and, although it has since slid to $1168.10 by mid-week, the trend seems obvious that people are both concerned about the economy, markets and their investment dollar AND feeling they Read More

April 28, 2010 | By | Reply More
What About Gold?

What About Gold?

What about gold, now that we are all caught up in worrying about the economy, gas prices, food prices, unemployment and world financial dominance?  Will gold provide a hedge against inflation and keep us from the brink of ruin if we hang on to a few assets and somehow manage to add a few as we go? The Read More

March 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
Gold: Yes or No?

Gold: Yes or No?

If you are looking at gold prices with a mind to purchase, you see this is a good time to buy.  The price is inching downward, but is it headed down permanently?  Is gold “down for the count” or taking a breather before trending upwards again?  It closed the week at $1092.60 per ounce, which is Read More

January 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Of Prices, Peoples and Hope

Of Prices, Peoples and Hope

I can’t always comment on gold prices, you know. Sometimes, I have to sit back and scratch my head in wonder.   And this is one of those moments. We’ve all read the reports and seen the heart-rending pictures out of Haiti.  The world’s poorest nation has been hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, Read More

January 15, 2010 | By | Reply More
2010 Resolution: Invest for the Future

2010 Resolution: Invest for the Future

It’s that time of year when we all take a minute to look back at the year ending now and ponder what might have been.   And a minute later, we look forward to our hopes and dreams for what might be.  It’s time to consider New Year’s Resolutions. Americans have a lot to think about financially.  Read More

December 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
Just in time for the Holidays: Gold Slips!

Just in time for the Holidays: Gold Slips!

As we discussed in our last post about gold prices, gold did indeed, for a time, hit the $1200 mark.  But now it is falling and just in time for the favored “Gold and Silver” season of the year: holiday gift giving with parties and occasions to wear such gifts and show them off.  Everyone loves this Read More

December 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gold $1200 per ounce?  In Our Sights!

Gold $1200 per ounce? In Our Sights!

Gold closes the day going into Thanksgiving at just short of the next milepost above: $1192.40.   Experts say we are at the start of what might be termed a “gold bull market” that can be expected to last several years.   Here at applesofgold.com, we certainly expect it will hit the $1200 mark within Read More

November 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gold Prices Up Again!

Gold Prices Up Again!

Gold prices have jumped to new records in the past week, closing Friday at $1116.70 per ounce after wobbling all the way down t0 $1105.00 earlier in the same session.   That may sound great, but this was down from a new record high on Thursday of $1123.40 before settling at the weekend’s mark. This Read More

November 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Is It Time to Buy Or Sell?

Is It Time to Buy Or Sell?

I was talking with a friend this past week when I mentioned that I had a gold necklace that I wouldn’t mind selling.  “Why haven’t you sold it now?  The price of gold is pretty good.  What are you waiting for?” Well, it’s exactly that. I am waiting.   Last week, we compared gold prices now, tottering between Read More

October 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Over $1000, But Is That “High?”

Over $1000, But Is That “High?”

After a 19% increase, gold hit $1072 per ounce last week.   It’s down just a little as the week opens ($1052.92). Remember when the recession was closing in on us and prices began to go up fast, so many people rushed off to trade in their gold?   It was interesting to watch and certainly, more interesting Read More

October 19, 2009 | By | Reply More
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