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  • An Amazing Story From Japan
    By on April 19, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Here’s something you don’t see very often: For a day and a half this week, the Japanese government’s benchmark 10-year bonds attracted not a single successful private sector bid. At today’s artificially-depressed yields, no one wants this paper — except of course the Bank of Japan, which i...
  • GDX Gold-Stock Benchmark
    By on April 12, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The American GDX Gold Miners ETF is slowly becoming the de-facto standard for measuring gold-stock performance.  Nearing its eighth birthday, GDX has even usurped the venerable HUI gold-stock index as this sector’s metric of choice in many circles.  While GDX has advantages and disadvantages com...
  • Contrarian Gold-Stocks 4
    By on April 9, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold stocks have lapsed back to despised status after late March’s sharp selloff.  Thanks to their strong 2014 rally before that, traders were slightly warming to this abandoned sector.  But despite the rekindled extreme bearishness, gold stocks remain the greatest bargain in all the stock marke...
  • The Screaming Fundamentals For Owning Gold
    By on April 7, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    This report lays out the investment thesis for gold. Silver is mentioned only where necessary, as a separate report of equal scope will be forthcoming on that topic. 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 ...
  • Contrarian Gold Stocks 4
    By on April 5, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold stocks have lapsed back to despised status after late March’s sharp selloff.  Thanks to their strong 2014 rally before that, traders were slightly warming to this abandoned sector.  But despite the rekindled extreme bearishness, gold stocks remain the greatest bargain in all the stock marke...
  • Gold and the National Debt
    By on April 3, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Via this item at GoldSilverWorlds comes the graphic below where it’s not difficult to spot the time period that is the clear outlier in a world where debt, seemingly, doesn’t matter. Of course, at some point, debt will matter, but the perception that it doesn’t (or won’t) goes a long way in...
  • Debt Makes You Dumb, Japanese Edition
    By on April 3, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
      Debt works the same way for countries as for families and individuals. That is, if you borrow too much, your life begins to suck. And actions that in normal times might have seemed unwise, contradictory or downright stupid begin to look better than the (even more disturbing) alternatives. Pre...
  • Gold Mid-Tier Set For Growth
    By on April 1, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    In 2014 B2Gold is targeting gold production of 410k ounces from three different mines.  This would be record output for this new mid-tier, a whopping 159% increase in volume over just a couple years ago.  And with its fourth mine on schedule to pour its first gold in Q4, B2Gold is looking at an an...
  • Gold Reserves: Top 20 Countries
    By on March 24, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
     My friend Nick at Sharelynx Gold has an interesting chart on world gold reserves that I would like to share. World Gold Reserves  click on chart for sharper image For those who think the US is going to enter hyperinflation with the US dollar becoming completely worthless, I reply that it will...
  • Gold-Stock Golden Cross
    By on March 22, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The gold-mining sector is on the verge of flashing the fabled Golden Cross buy signal.  This is one of the most powerful and revered indicators in all of technical analysis.  When it arrives after the right conditions, it flags the critical transition from bear to bull markets.  And today’s gol...
  • Tangible Versus Financial Assets: The Great Migration
    By on March 19, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Wealth comes in many forms, but only two general categories: tangible and financial. Tangible wealth is made up of real, physical things like buildings, farmland, oil wells, commodities, etc. These things can be seen and touched, and – crucially – they don’t have counterparty risk. That is, no...
  • Big Gold-Futures Buying!
    By on March 15, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold’s strong rebound upleg this year has been driven by big gold-futures buying.  After abandoning gold last year, American futures speculators are returning to the yellow metal in droves.  These capital inflows are a very bullish harbinger, as major futures buying is the primary fuel for young...

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