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  • GLD Holdings Set to Surge!
    By on August 12, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The mighty GLD gold ETF’s bullion holdings have remained stable in 2014, an impressive feat.  Last year they suffered an epic outlying record plummet as the Fed’s stock-market levitation sucked capital out of alternative investments.  This year’s resiliency in the face of the ongoing stock-m...
  • Canadian Junior Gold Thriving
    By on August 5, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Canada’s prolific Abitibi greenstone belt is one of the world’s top jurisdictions for gold mining.  And by far its most productive district is the famous Timmins district.  Timmins has produced in the neighborhood of 70m ounces of gold over the course of its storied history.  And with Lake ...
  • Gold’s Strong Season Starts
    By on July 30, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold’s strong season is just getting underway, with this metal’s summer-doldrums seasonal low in place.  The past couple months’ stiff headwinds are starting to shift to fierce tailwinds, thanks to Asian demand ramping up heading into autumn.  Gold’s pronounced seasonality is very importan...
  • They’re Lying To Us, Part IV: Fake Pensions
    By on July 22, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Most people learn by the age of 10 or so that making promises is easier than keeping them. That’s why really big promises like corporate pensions and national retirement/health care programs are so easy to screw up. Offering someone a cushy retirement or a lifetime of healthcare feels great and ge...
  • Massive PM-Futures Buying
    By on July 12, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Both gold and silver have enjoyed massive buying by American futures speculators in recent weeks.  It all started with Fed chair Janet Yellen’s cavalier dismissal of inflation, but the buying momentum persisted well after that.  Happening in the midst of the summer doldrums when global precious-...
  • Top Junior Gold Producer
    By on July 10, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The Timmins gold district is by far the most productive within Canada’s prolific Abitibi greenstone belt.  It has produced in the neighborhood of 70m ounces of gold, and operations are still going strong.  Namesake mining company Timmins Gold is forecasting 2014 output of 120k ounces, making i...
  • Record Gold-Stock Summer?
    By on July 4, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold stocks have defied the odds to blast higher in the early summer doldrums.  Investors have flocked back in recent weeks, their heavy buying driving record June-to-date gains.  If this newfound momentum continues, gold stocks have the potential to achieve a record summer.  With their exception...
  • Gold Bugs’ Hearts Are Beating Faster
    By on June 27, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Last Thursday was the kind of day that precious metals investors have been waiting (and waiting and waiting) for. Gold and silver popped 3.5% and 4.8% respectively and the junior miners, which have been universally unloved lately, took off. Some more-or-less random examples: One day does not of cou...
  • Cheap Gold Stocks Breaking Out!
    By on June 25, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold stocks have surged dramatically in recent weeks, defying the odds to catch a serious bid.  Extreme bearishness still plagues this sector, which is certainly the most despised in all the stock markets.  So why are investors returning?  The universally-hated gold stocks are absurdly cheap, eas...
  • Stock-Bull Topping 2
    By on June 17, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The US stock markets’ Fed-driven melt-up has accelerated again in recent weeks, with a string of new nominal record highs.  This has reignited truly extraordinary levels of greed, euphoria, and complacency.  But for traders who have witnessed past bull toppings, there is an ominous sense of deja...
  • The Bubble Is Back
    By on June 11, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    For all those analysts (including this one) who thought the debt binge of the previous decade marked end of the Age of Leverage, well, not so fast. It turns out that memories are short and government printing presses are powerful, and this combination has turned the “Great Deleveraging” into a m...
  • Bullish Record Precious Metals Shorting
    By on June 7, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The precious metals plunged last week, knifing through key support zones to unleash an explosion of bearish sentiment.  This troubling heavy selling wasn’t news-driven, it emerged out of the blue.  Who was dumping gold and why?  Later data confirmed it was American futures speculators short sel...

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