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  • 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...
  • Safe Havens Trouncing Stocks So Far This Year!
    By on March 11, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Investors are going crazy for stocks, piling into individual stocks and equity mutual funds at a near record pace. Investor sentiment polls confirm the high level of bullishness. Margin debt is at record highs. Brokerage firms and polls of investor groups show individual investors have unusually hig...
  • Gold-ETF Inflows Return
    By on March 9, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Stock-market capital finally started flowing back into the flagship GLD gold ETF for the first time in 14 months in February!  Though this buying was small, this is truly a momentous event.  Extreme gold-ETF outflows were the dominant culprit behind last year’s epic gold selloff.  Without that ...
  • New Silver Major Is Born
    By on March 1, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments
    Just last month Tahoe Resources announced the achievement of commercial production at its Escobal mine.  And sounding the trumpets on such an exploit most certainly deserves investors’ attention.  When 2014 comes to a close, Tahoe will be flexing its muscles as a global top-10 silver producer! ...
  • China Gold Imports Surge – Or Fall. You Decide.
    By on February 27, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
    Chinese gold imports are becoming a case study in the power of journalists to control the slant of a story by deciding which facts to highlight. The following chart contains the relevant data. Here’s how the mainstream press, in this case Bloomberg, handled it:   China’s Gold Shipments Fro...

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