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  • Silver-Junior Struggles
    By on February 3, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    It’s been an incredibly tough last couple years for the miners.  Not only have they had to endure sharply falling metals prices, they’ve had to battle continually rising operating costs.  For the producer companies this combination has been a margin killer.  And for the non-producers it’s b...
  • Gold Bottoming
    By on January 25, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold is bottoming, showing incredible resilience over the past 7 months.  After suffering an epic plunge in last year’s second quarter, gold has held its ground ever since.  This is despite still facing the same howling headwinds that forced that extraordinary selloff.  Gold has found strong su...
  • Last Time This Happened SPX Fell 50%, XAU Rose 200%!
    By on January 24, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
      S&P 500 and Gold Bugs index had pretty much a -1 correlation from 1997 to 2000. Then what?  The -1 correlation continued as SPY fell 50% and Gold Bugs index rallied over 200% in the next couple of years. From 2003 to 2011, SPY & Gold Bugs correlated to a high degree. Since 2011, SPY &...
  • Gold Drives Silver
    By on January 18, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Investors’ interest in silver is starting to rebound after last year’s carnage.  As capital prepares to return to this beaten-down asset, many investors are wondering how to game silver price action.  Gold is the key.  The white metal closely mirrors and amplifies the price action in the yell...
  • Next Big Move Inflation or Deflation?
    By on January 14, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    On a day the the job report was much lower than expected and has caused a few to ponder if the economy is slowing down or if growth will remain strong. The CRB index has formed a multi-year pennant pattern which is about to end.   CLICK ON CHART TO ENLARGE The trillion dollar question remains, wil...
  • SLV Bullish Divergence 2
    By on January 11, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Despite its miserable 2013, latent investor interest in silver remains strong.  This manifested in robust worldwide demand for physical silver driven by its lower prices.  The hidden strength in silver was also evident in the holdings of its flagship ETF, which held steady in defiance of plummetin...
  • Silver Short Squeeze 2
    By on January 4, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Silver is poised for a massive recovery upleg in 2014, a mean reversion from last year’s dismal action.  The main driver of silver’s initial strength will be American futures speculators covering shorts.  These bearish bets on silver soared to a bull-record high last month, which will require ...
  • Time Of Year Investors Make Biggest Mistake
    By on December 29, 2013 | No Comments  Comments
    We are coming to the time of year when studies show investors make one of their most costly mistakes – chasing performance. At the end of each year the most common activity of investors is to flock to screening tools on the Internet, and review ‘Top 25 Mutual Funds’ lists in magazines, and ...
  • Silver Stocks 5
    By on December 28, 2013 | No Comments  Comments
    2013 has been a brutal year for silver.  And a brutal year for a metal obviously doesn’t bode well for its mining stocks.  Companies that have been exploring for deposits, developing mines, and producing silver have sadly become the pariahs of the markets.  But if silver’s fortunes change in ...
  • Gold Is At Last Ditch Support
    By on December 22, 2013 | No Comments  Comments
    Gold has been a big loser this year, its loss of 28% for the year earning it headlines. But the bigger picture is its severe two-year bear market since 2011, its loss of 37% since its top in 2011. With its latest rally attempt having failed at its 30-day m.a., gold is now sitting just a fraction ab...
  • Silver Launchpad 2
    By on December 21, 2013 | No Comments  Comments
    Silver has cratered in 2013, spawning a sentiment wasteland of extreme bearishness.  Yet peak despair is the very best time to buy low.  Silver prices have converged on multiple major secular support zones, an exceedingly bullish technical launchpad.  The white metal is also very cheap relative t...
  • Contrarian Gold Stocks 3
    By on December 16, 2013 | No Comments  Comments
    The gold-mining stocks have suffered a disastrous year, plummeting while the rest of the stock markets soared.  This vast performance gap has catapulted bearishness on this sector to epic extremes.  Few own gold stocks anymore, and everyone aware of them loathes them.  This has crushed their stoc...

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