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 Prices: Now or Next Year?

Gold Prices: Now or Next Year?

Gold prices are not setting new records, but they are not going downward, are they?  The precious metal closed the week at $1049.20.   It is obviously a difficult time in the economy; the recession may be over and signs of recovery being seen (at least according to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Read More

October 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Jittery Gold Market Effecting Gold Jewelry Prices?

Jittery Gold Market Effecting Gold Jewelry Prices?

It’s a jittery time in the gold market.  Prices go up.  Prices go down.   And what does that really mean for lovers of fine gold jewelry? Two weeks ago, the price was at a peak: $1011 per ounce.  It was a heady time as one analyst predicted that the price “could go as high as $5000 per ounce” Read More

September 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gold Predictions and Expectations

Gold Predictions and Expectations

The price of gold shot up to the $1000 per ounce mark last week and I hope that rocketing upward was as exciting for you as it was for me.  I loved it.   Fun, fun, fun to watch and talk about and consider in reviewing the markets overall. And then it fell today.  That’s kind of what precious Read More

September 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gold Prices Hit $1000 mark… AGAIN!

Gold Prices Hit $1000 mark… AGAIN!

The price of gold shot up on markets around the world as American markets reopened and people went back to work following a holiday weekend.   The news suggests that investors are still very skeptical of the market, skeptical of the dollar, and skeptical of investments retaining their value in a shaky Read More

September 8, 2009 | By | Reply More
An Exciting Time for Gold Investors

An Exciting Time for Gold Investors

Gold futures are up again.  Like a yo-yo that never fails to go, always on a string, they are moving again.  Investors are still rushing to gold, seeing it as the safest place to store their wealth. The summer has seen a rise in the price of gold, traded on international markets.  With the U.S. Read More

September 1, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gold & Silver Prices… Forever Linked?

Gold & Silver Prices… Forever Linked?

The price of gold has been inching up again.  It hit $953 per ounce this past week.  And then just as glibly, it floated back down to $940.  It’s been doing that little “up-down-dance” for the past several months and shows no sign of making major climbs, or declines for that matter, anytime soon.  Read More

August 25, 2009 | By | Reply More
Gold Prices Up over Weak Dollar

Gold Prices Up over Weak Dollar

Gold prices are hopping, once again.   Amid months of downturn in the economy and worries over weakness in the dollar, the price of gold has turned and gone upward, increasing the metal’s appeal as an alternative investment.   But there’s more to it than that. Analysts say that gold mining companies Read More

August 17, 2009 | By | Reply More
Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend… or Soon Could Be!

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend… or Soon Could Be!

It’s a good time of year to talk about ice, isn’t it?  August is, for people living in the Northern Hemisphere, the hottest month of the year, and there is nothing cooler to think about than ice.  Or for this discussion, diamonds. Just like the rest of us, diamond vendors have been suffering through Read More

August 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Economy Up?  Gold Prices Down!

Economy Up? Gold Prices Down!

If you’ve been watching the markets and the news reports just lately, you know what this blog is about: the economy may be stabilizing, the dollar is also seeing some brightness, and the price of gold is edging downward.  It’s a delicate dance that our financial markets and system honor. “The yellow Read More

August 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Is the Economy “Back?”

Is the Economy “Back?”

The New York Stock Exchange had wonderful news for the world last week as it closed above the 9000 mark for the first time since January.  The numbers were driven up by a third straight month of increases in home sales.  Since the real estate and mortgage meltdown led the economic downturn, it seems fitting Read More

July 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
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