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  • Can Safe Havens Be Risky?.
    By on September 10, 2011 | 60 Comments60 Comments  Comments
    Safe havens have done really well of late. Owners of the Swiss Franc, TLT and Gold have seen their values move sharply higher. When building a portfolio, are there times that investors should look at these safe havens as riskier than normal? Last week I suggested that the Swiss Franc was facing a re...
  • Why a Gold-Backed Currency Doesn’t Work.
    By on September 9, 2011 | 323 Comments323 Comments  Comments
    The demise of the dollar as the grease of global trade would trigger global depression, political instability and the end of the Status Quo everywhere. No wonder it’s still around.Yesterday I set up the historical context for understanding “currency wars” and the key role of export...
  • Deflation, Gold And The 97% Greek One Year Yield.
    By on September 9, 2011 | No Comments  Comments
    Equity markets are up across the board, but particularly Europe following a German court decision that everyone pretty much knew would happen anyway. Please consider German court reins in Berlin on euro crisis. The Constitutional Court in the southern city of Karlsruhe rejected, as expected, a seri...
  • It’s All About Jobs…And Gold!.
    By on September 6, 2011 | 39 Comments39 Comments  Comments
    This week we briefly look at yesterday morning’s dismal unemployment report, then drop back and survey some other very eye-opening data on employment. Some groups are (surprise) doing better than others. What would it take to get us back to “normal,” whatever that is? I give you a link to some...
  • Gotta Love Those Junior Gold Miners!.
    By on August 22, 2011 | 61 Comments61 Comments  Comments
    Gold and silver have been pretty much the best things to own during the past few years. But the mining stocks…not so much. This is no secret, though why the miners are underperforming is a subject of debate. You hear about high energy prices (though oil is way down lately) and potential nationaliz...
  • Update: Gold, Silver and the U.S. Dollar.
    By on August 18, 2011 | No Comments  Comments
    My last update on the long-term performance of the Dollar, Gold and Silver was posted on April 25th, just four days before the S&P 500 set its interim high (click to view). Here now is a fresh look and the world’s reserve currency and the two metals, starting with a 20-year timeline for th...
  • Gold & The Swiss National Bank.
    By on August 17, 2011 | 64 Comments64 Comments  Comments
    Gold has a nice bid so far today. There are so many reasons to own gold. I think a factor in today’s price action is the Swiss National Bank. This is a slow motion breaking story. There should be a resolution on central issues the SNB is now pondering in the next 24 hours. Depending on the out co...
  • Is Gold A Sure Thing?.
    By on July 30, 2011 | 51 Comments51 Comments  Comments
    With global politicians (and a great many of their constituents) unable to come to grips with impossible levels of debt and spending, it seems that gold is an easy and certain way to hedge against the disaster that seems unavoidable. The logic seems perfect, and it is reinforced many times daily by...
  • Worsening Conditions Could See $1,800 Gold!
    By on July 6, 2011 | 40 Comments40 Comments  Comments
      Gold is higher today and showing particular strength against the euro and the Japanese yen. The relief rally seen in equities since the latest Greek ‘bailout’ is under pressure as S&P have said the debt rollover proposal would be a “selective default”. The ECB may selectively reje...
  • Where Is Global Gold Supply At?.
    By on July 5, 2011 | No Comments  Comments
    Considering gold’s outstanding fundamentals, it’s no surprise that demand has stayed strong a decade into its bull. And with demand only expected to strengthen in the years to come, a lot of weight rests on the shoulders of gold’s suppliers. In order for this yellow metal to find an economic b...
  • The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold And Silver...
    By on July 4, 2011 | 40 Comments40 Comments  Comments
    This report lays out an investment thesis for gold and one for silver.  Various factors lead me to conclude that gold is one investment that you can park for the next ten or twenty years, confident that it will perform well. My timing and logic for both entering and finally exiting gold (and silver...
  • 2008 Echo Suggests Precious Metals Caution
    By on June 18, 2011 | 45 Comments45 Comments  Comments
    This year has been very frustrating for precious metals equity investors with gold having risen 10% from the beginning of the year to its high in May while gold stocks (as measured by the Gold BUGS Index, HUI) have risen only 5% from the start of the year to their April high, underperforming gold by...
  • Silver Tracing Out 1980 Post-Bubble Pattern?
    By on June 12, 2011 | No Comments  Comments
    Chart pattern analogs have long been a popular way to get an insight into future price structures.  When you see a structure in the current market that looks a lot like a structure in a previous period, then you can use the data from that previous period to look ahead to what current prices mi...
  • Copper and the Stock Market
    By on January 18, 2011 | 470 Comments470 Comments  Comments
    One of the more interesting relationships lately has been the strong correlation between copper prices and the SP500.  From January 2009 to date, cash copper prices and the SP500 have a +0.955 correlation coefficient.  Part of that can be explained by the fact that both of them have ...
  • Precious Metals Update
    By on January 13, 2011 | 324 Comments324 Comments  Comments
    With the rise in the USD in the last month gold and precious metal stocks have taken a beating and have become the favored short by the CNBC “Fast Money” and hedge fund community. While precious metals may be the favored short by the momentum crowd, it’s quite likely a short-term low is in, ...
  • Is Gold Overvalued?…
    By on November 23, 2010 | 340 Comments340 Comments  Comments
    The Fed is printing money, and so gold prices are rising.  It’s a simple matter of dollars per ounce, is it not?  If more dollars are printed, but the amount of gold on the planet stays the same, then the price in dollars per ounce should increase, right? It turns out that this relation...

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