Why Aren’t These Investors Worried About The Gold Price?

  Why Aren’t These Investors Worried About The Gold Price? By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst Have you noticed that some gold investors don’t seem very concerned about the current behavior of gold? While the price remains weak and range-bound, some gold investors don’t seem worried about it at all. The natural reaction to an asset you own losing a third of its value, with seemingly little motivation to move higher, is cheerless and maybe even depressing. So why aren’t they? Are they out of touch? Perhaps have nothing at stake? Are they the kind of investors that would go down with the ship? Or do they know something we don’t? Gold’s Cycles The resource markets are well known for moving in cycles, probably more than most other markets. Raging bull market, crippling bear market, repeat. This includes gold and silver. Yes, catalysts can impact the price along the … Continue reading

Reality Always Wins… But Never on Schedule

Reality Always Wins… But Never on Schedule By Louis James, Chief Metals & Mining Investment Strategist “Expect the worst and you won’t be disappointed” is true enough, but it’s a miserable way to go through life. For investors, expecting the worst is paralyzing, a reason to do nothing. But when a market gets beaten up the way the natural-resource sector has been over the last few years, pessimism comes to dominate the chatter in boardrooms, blogs, and cocktail parties the way mold takes over a shower. It’s a blight. “There are no buyers left in the market; it will take years to recover.” “There’s no financing available, so everything will grind to a halt for years to come.” “Don’t step on that black spot.” Recent experience in the resource sector has been so bruising that the wounded have turned to pessimism as a psychological defense, to feel wise and experienced, … Continue reading

Trading the parabolic dollar

Adam Hamilton – Zeal Intelligence | March 14, 2015 The mighty US dollar has been red-hot in March, rocketing higher on the incredible divergence of major central-bank policies.  While the Federal Reserve’s first rate-hike cycle in 9 years looms, the European Central Bank has started aggressively monetizing sovereign debt for the first time ever.  The resulting yield differential has catapulted the dollar parabolic, portending a major reversal and fantastic trading opportunity. Currency trading is the biggest financial market in the world, with trillions of dollars changing hands every day.  Yet since major currency price levels generally meander slowly, this massive market lurks beneath the surface with scant limelight.  But this month the soaring US dollar and plummeting euro have utterly dominated mainstream financial news.  These warring currencies’ huge price moves have been epic. The dollar and euro are opposite sides of the same coin.  When one rallies the other necessarily falls, and vice … Continue reading

How To Invest With $5,000 to $10,000

How To Invest With $5,000 to $10,000 Thursday March 12, 2015 14:43 By Dudley Pierce Baker Investing with limited funds can present many challenges. Let’s face it, if you had $1,000,000 to work with the number of opportunities and a reasonable dollar allocation would be much easier. Who would not like to have this problem? Reality is that many, especially younger investors, are eager to participate in the markets but are at a loss as to how to proceed with $5,000 or $10,000. Timing Your Entrance However, before one invests there needs to be an expectation of success. The timing of the investment is of major importance. I realize this seems very simple but don’t forget that most investors love to buy at the highs of the markets or individual shares and are doomed from the start and of course they are scared to death to buy (like now) when … Continue reading

How to Get Struck by Lightning

How to Get Struck by Lightning By Louis James, Chief Metals & Mining Investment Strategist Two M&A deals have already delivered paydays for investors in junior mining stocks this year: Goldcorp’s half-billion-dollar purchase of Probe Mines in Canada, and Tahoe Resources’ billion-dollar acquisition of Rio Alto Mining, a Peruvian gold producer. Now the arrival of a new, well-capitalized bidder for mining properties—X2 Resources—has raised prospects for more blockbuster deals like last year’s $3-billion takeover of Osisko Mining by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold. X2—a still-private UK company headed by Mick Davis, former CEO of mining giant Xstrata—has raised $5.6 billion to buy up “blue chip” assets in the mining sector. Given Xstrata’s pedigree as a base metals company, I don’t expect X2 to go stalking any of our favorite gold exploration juniors—or even base metals juniors, for that matter. The company is more likely to buy deposits and operations from … Continue reading

The Most Likely Stocks to Give You Vertical Profits

The Most Likely Stocks to Give You Vertical Profits By Casey Research “This is a historical opportunity,” says Pierre Lassonde, co-founder and chairman of gold royalty company Franco-Nevada. Right now, gold stocks are so beaten down and undervalued that they have nowhere to go but up. And once the gold market rallies again, the best of the best mining companies—those with proven management teams and high-grade ounces in the ground—will simply go vertical.   Find out how to prepare your portfolio to get a shot at the jackpot. In GOING VERTICAL, Casey Research’s timely online event, on Tuesday, March 10, at 2 p.m. EST, eight of the world’s top industry experts tell you everything you need to know—including some of their favorite stocks to own now. Register here to watch—it’s free.   The article The Most Likely Stocks to Give You Vertical Profits was originally published at caseyresearch.com. Advertisement: Join … Continue reading

What Top Hedge Fund Managers Really Think About Gold

What Top Hedge Fund Managers Really Think About Gold By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst In the January BIG GOLD, I interviewed a plethora of experts on their views about gold for this year. The issue was so popular that we decided to republish a portion of the edition here. Given their level of success, these fund managers are worth listening to: James Rickards, Chris Martenson, Steve Henningsen, Grant Williams, and Brent Johnson. Some questions are the same, while others were tailored to their particular expertise. I hope you find their comments as insightful and useful as I did… James Rickards is chief global strategist at the West Shore Funds, editor of Strategic Intelligence, a monthly newsletter, and director of the James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex dynamics of geopolitics and global capital. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Death of Money … Continue reading

Could Apple Buy a Third of the World’s Gold?

February 27, 2015 By Frank Holmes CEO and Chief Investment Officer U.S. Global Investors Is there anything Apple can’t do? First it revolutionized the personal computing business. Then, with the launch of the iPod in 2001, it forced the music industry to change its tune. Against initial market reservations, the company succeeded at making Star Trek-like tablets hip when it released the iPad in 2010. And in Q1 2015, a record 75 million units of its now-ubiquitous iPhone were sold around the globe. The smartphone’s operating system, iOS, currently controls a jaw-dropping 89-percent share of all systems worldwide, pushing the second-place OS, Google’s Android, down to 11 percent from 30 percent just a year ago. As you might already know, the company that Steve Jobs built—which we own in our All American Equity Fund (GBTFX) and Holmes Macro Trends Fund (MEGAX)—is history’s largest by net capitalization. In its last quarterly report, Apple posted a record … Continue reading

Foreign Real Estate Is the New Swiss Bank Account

Foreign Real Estate Is the New Swiss Bank Account By Nick Giambruno Financial privacy is essentially dead. I think it’s only prudent to assume that sooner or later all the details of your financial life will come to rest in a government computer—if they haven’t done so already—and to plan accordingly. We live in a world where pretty much every penny you earn, save, and spend is stored in a permanent record somewhere and can be retrieved for scrutiny one day if needed. It’s not a comfortable or happy thing. But no matter how unpleasant it is, I believe it’s a reality we have to face. Knowing that you are financially naked and exposed to an insolvent government hungry for revenue might make you feel like you just ate rat poison for lunch. That said, don’t be tempted to try to illegally hide your income and skirt reporting requirements. It’s … Continue reading

Dear Harry Dent: Wanna Bet?

By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst Some of you may be aware that investment guru Harry Dent has publicly stated that gold will fall to $250-$400. He specifically predicted: Around $700/ounce is a certainty in gold by 2015 to 2016, and $250 is a possibility well down the line by 2020–2023. His forecast is largely based on his belief that deflation will prevail. Governments are fighting deflation. If government stimulus fails, we will have deflation, not inflation. And he claims that gold bugs are wrong about gold’s future price because they don’t understand how markets work. Central bank stimulus has created a whole new set of financial asset bubbles that will have to burst. That is its consequences, not rising inflation that most gold bugs (who do understand the financial and debt crisis) warn about. As a gold analyst who’s spent every day of the last seven-plus years watching this … Continue reading