SOURCE:[National Investor] - For much of 2010 and 2011, I was an advocate of what I came to call "The Odd Couple" trade: being long both gold and longer-term U.S. Treasury securities. At first blush this would seem an oxymoron. After all, doesn't gold go up for reasons -- fears of rising inflation, debt levels, currency debauching, etc. -- that normally would cause Treasury bonds to go down?
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SOURCE:[The Mining Report] - Jeb Handwerger It may seem like a confusing time to be a mining investor, but Jeb Handwerger, of Gold Stock Trades, insists it doesn't take a rocket scientist. "Stick to the fundamentals," he says. "The technicals will eventually reflect the fundamentals." In this interview with The Mining Report, Handwerger talks about what companies have the right foundation to shine... [Read more...]
SOURCE:[Hard Assets Investor] - Gold and silver rebounded notably this week amid a combination of short covering and physical buying. Last week, gold and silver reached as low as $1,211 and $18.90, respectively—just above the cycle lows of $1,180 and $18 put in during July.
When prices failed to move any lower on Monday, shorts began covering their positions and buyers who had been waiting on the... [Read more...]
SOURCE:[Hard Asset Investor] - Despite dismal performance, money is still flowing into gold miner funds.
The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX | A-55) has now slid more than 55 percent year-to-date, bleeding essentially half of its sticker price to drop to a five-year low. And yet, the fund has nearly doubled in size as investors continue to pour assets into it.
Since Jan. 1, GDX has seen net inflows... [Read more...]
SOURCE:[James West] - Economic metrics in the United States are starting to take their own unaided steps upward in a widening variety of segments as the effects of quantitative easing begin to radiate outward from the banking center. Its to be expected. It’s the equivalent of oxygen being pumped into the atmosphere in Las Vegas casinos; its just a matter of time before everyone gets a lung full.
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SOURCE:[Forbes] - Gold and silver are no longer on most investors’ minds after falling for much of the past year, having been replaced by “hot” tech stocks, Tesla, Bitcoin and other investment fads du jour. As a contrarian investor, my interest in gold and silver is increasing as mainstream interest wanes, but I am actively watching their charts and other macroeconomic information to determine... [Read more...]