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Entries in Gold, Silver, & other Metals (37)

Tuesday
Apr222014

The Very Brief Phenomenon Of The Gold Standard

By Dr. Bryan Taylor: Europe was on a bimetallic standard, not a Gold Standard, from the Middle Ages until World War I. Gold triumphed in the 19th century because bimetallism had failed. This should have been taken as a sign that the gold standard too would inevitably fail.

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Thursday
Mar132014

The One Question Investors Must Ask Themselves Right Now 

By Jeff Clark, The GrowthStock Wire: Just about every commodity on the planet has exploded higher this year. But copper has become the ugliest chart in the market, and it raises a larger concern about the state of our global economy.

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Monday
Feb242014

Why the Resource Supercycle Is Still Intact

By Rick Rule, Chairman, Sprott Global Resource Investments: Natural-resource-based industries are capital intensive, and hence extremely cyclical. As a natural-resource investor, you are either contrarian or you'll be a victim. These markets are risky and volatile!

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Friday
Feb142014

Paper Gold Ain’t as Good as the Real Thing

By Doug French, Contributing Editor, Casey Research: Gold has retraced nearly $700 from its $1,895 high, yet every central banker on earth has sworn an oath to Keynesian money creation, the only limit being their imagination.

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Friday
Jan312014

A Turning Point in Junior Gold Stocks?

By Doug Hornig, Casey Research: Gold mining stocks have been in a slump for over two years. They're the most volatile securities in the world. They’re “burning matches.” I'll give you several reasons not to touch them with a 10-foot pole. And one why you maybe should.

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Saturday
Nov022013

What NOT to Do When Investing in Miners

By Eric Angeli, Investment Executive, Sprott Global Resource Investments: Precious metals miners are the most volatile stocks on earth. They're so volatile that investors often forget that underneath those whipsawing stock prices lie real businesses.

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Sunday
Oct202013

Dollar Destruction And Gold Over 47 Years – A Personal Story

By johnnygeneric: In a human life, 47 years isn’t all that long. So this is a personal data point of how the Fed has managed, or rather mismanaged, or rather utterly and willfully destroyed, the dollar since his mom sold their trailer in 1966 – and what that would mean in gold today.

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Thursday
Aug292013

Write-Downs: Death Sentence or Opportunity?

By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst, Casey Research: For many primary gold producers, Q2 2013 was a breathtakingly bad quarter. It wasn't so much the massive drop in earnings many reported—those had been, for the most part, expected—but the so-called "impairment charges" announced.

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Thursday
Aug222013

Goldman Sachs Got Us on Gold; Why They Won’t Get Us on Stocks

By Michael Lombardi for Profit Confidential: This is a story of how the big banks pulled gold prices from under our feet, but why their plan for the stock market won’t pan out…

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Wednesday
Aug212013

Peak Gold

By Andrey Dashkov, Casey Research: In the mining business, it is said that grade is king. A high-grade project attracts money. High-grade drill intercepts can multiply an exploration company's stock price. The higher the grade, the more technical sins and price fluctuations a mine can survive. But gold grades of the top mines have plunged, and it’s complicated....

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Sunday
Aug182013

“Don’t Try to Time the Market” With Gold Miners

By The Gold Report: Don't ask Louis James if the gold price has reached bottom. He doesn't care. He is too busy trying to ferret out those gold miners with a bird in the hand. He travels the world, looking for companies with an overlooked story, an undervalued mine, an underappreciated grade. And he is quite certain he has found some good values.

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Wednesday
Aug142013

Of Thousands Of Mineral Exploration Companies, MOST Will Never Discover Anything – But Those That Do...

By Louis James, Chief Metals & Mining Investment Strategist, Casey Research: Finding minerals involves science. And some geologists have an intuition about how mineralization twists, plunges, thickens, pinches out, and reappears. But we can't underestimate luck in every discovery. That's what makes it so difficult and (if successful) profitable.

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Friday
Jul052013

How Gold Lost Its Luster, How the All-Weather Fund Got Wet, and Other Just-So Stories

Contributed by John Mauldin, of Mauldin Economics: The Narrative of Gold is still significant, but mostly in contrast to the narrative that has assumed primacy today: the Narrative of Central Banker Omnipotence. Like all effective narratives, this one is simple: central bank policy will determine market outcomes.

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Friday
Jun212013

The Hidden Costs of Precious-Metals Miners’ Optimism

Contributed by Andrey Dashkov, Casey Research: The junior resource sector is struggling financially: as gold prices rose year after year, the price assumptions in their economic studies went higher and higher. But they were optimistic. Now that trend is coming back to bite them – as well as any investor who buys into those assumptions.

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Thursday
Feb212013

By Midyear, Europe 'Can No Longer Live With This Euro'

“I’m sitting on cash,” Felix Zulauf said when he was asked in an interview where he was putting his money. With decades of asset management experience under his belt, he’d founded Zulauf Asset Management in Switzerland in 1990. But now he was worried—and has turned negative on just about everything.

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Wednesday
Dec122012

Is Mongolia's Resource Boom On The Brink Of Collapse?

Contributed by Charles Kennedy of Oilprice.com. Mongolia was the world’s fastest growing economy last year, driven by foreign investment and rapid developments in its coal, copper, and gold mining sectors. Now all that development could fall apart and the nation’s economy could collapse, due to an ill thought-out law.

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Wednesday
Oct102012

Gold, Molotov Cocktails, Rubber Bullets, And Teargas: A Rift In Greece

A Greek economist’s terse sarcasm: “GDP has decreased by €47 billion in the last five years. Economy is expected to contract by 3.8% in 2013, the 6th straight year of recession! Unemployment has reached 24.7%. Youth unemployment... 55.4%! No worries though—we have the sun, the sea, our cultural background.” And GOLD.

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Wednesday
Oct102012

The Solar Silver Thrust

Contributed by Jeff Clark, BIG GOLD. In July, Japan set a premium price for solar energy that was three times the rate of conventional power. This meant utility companies would be paid three times more for electricity sourced from solar. That premium will ignite the use of solar power – and solar uses a lot of silver.

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Friday
Sep282012

The Bottom Line on Gold, the Dollar, and the Euro

Contributed by Louis James, Casey Research. Traders who are stuck in an old paradigm are frequently selling gold for the wrong reasons. The most egregious example is that gold often drops when the euro drops. Examining price relationships among the US dollar, the euro, and gold reveals an important pattern for investors.

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Sunday
Sep232012

John Mauldin's Prescription for Avoiding Economic Catastrophe

Contributed by Casey Research. Best-selling author John Mauldin of Mauldin Economics says the EU is only left with choices that range from bad to disastrous. Meanwhile, Republicans and Democrats will have to hold hands and walk off the cliff together to solve U.S. economic problems. Read more about the consequences of those choices and necessary compromises. Exclusive Gold Report interview.

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