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GDXJ Sell Off is a Blessing in Disguise

I. The Bond Market Loses Confidence in the Fed After the Fed hiked rates and highlighted their balance sheet unwinding plans last week, bond yields further dropped. This means there is a significant lack of confidence in the economy and doubt in the Fed by bond investors. Why does this matter? Because bond investors are [...]

Week In Review: Gold Bounces on Soft Jobs Report

This week was a decisive time in the markets. It was the first big data month since the Fed's ill-guided interest rate hike. Investors are now considering which way stocks will move next and whether or not the gold pullback is over. On the domestic data front, the nonfarm payroll jobs number missed horribly (posted 160,000; expected 200,000-215,000). [...]

By | 2017-03-23T14:06:13+00:00 May 6th, 2016|ETF Corner, Gold & Silver Commentary, Gold Technicals|

SDS: Summertime Short Play

The market has enjoyed an impressive rally, as the S&P 500 gained nearly 38% in under three months. But the rally is showing signs of strain as investors look to book profits ahead of the seasonally-slow Summer months. The average return for the Dow from the start of May to the end of October over [...]

By | 2017-03-23T14:06:36+00:00 May 14th, 2009|ETF Corner, Gold & Silver Commentary|

Short in May and Go Away

They have a PR campaign trying to maintain this rally. You can use as many CAPS as you want and a 3% gain isn't too newsworthy. JP Morgan will soon have their credit card exposure drag the stock much lower. And another powerful indicator -- foreclosures -- just rose to record levels. Add in General [...]

By | 2017-03-23T14:06:36+00:00 April 16th, 2009|ETF Corner, Gold & Silver Commentary|

Central Fund of Canada (CEF) is Safest Way to Own Gold

I am often asked what is the best or safest way to get exposure to precious metals. To be sure, there is a dizzying array of options from owning and storing the physical metal yourself to buying junior mining stocks. But the current crisis of confidence, brought on by the collapse of institutions that nobody [...]

By | 2017-03-23T14:06:37+00:00 December 16th, 2008|ETF Corner, Gold & Silver Commentary, Gold Stock Picks|

Take Some Profits & Enjoy Ron Paul Drilling Ben Bernanke

It is so refreshing to hear someone speaking the plain truth about the trouble with inflationary policies, artificially low interest rates, federal reserve bailouts and the confiscation of wealth via devaluing the dollar. If you aren't aware of Ron Paul, he is the only Presidential candidate calling for a return to the gold standard, not [...]

By | 2017-03-23T14:06:41+00:00 November 10th, 2007|ETF Corner, Gold & Silver Commentary|

Time to Short Housing and Financials

The gig is up. The Fed's repeated intervention is having a diminishing effect and the media's consistent denial is becoming less and less believable. The economy is in very bad shape and by any honest assessment already in recession. Understating inflation to produce the facade of economic growth only delays and exacerbates the inevitable. The [...]

By | 2017-03-23T14:06:41+00:00 November 7th, 2007|ETF Corner, Gold & Silver Commentary|

Alternative Energy: How to Invest in the Next Booming Industry

Alternative energy is undoubtedly the future and we are just entering the early phases of what will be the next booming industry. Even if the growing consensus over global warming isn’t enough to change human behavior, we really don’t have much choice in the matter. Fossil fuels are becoming more difficult and expensive to find [...]

By | 2017-03-23T14:06:42+00:00 July 17th, 2007|Energy Stock Picks, ETF Corner|