Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton, CPA, is a principal of Zeal LLC, which he co-founded in early 2000 as a pro-free market, pro-capitalism, and pro-laissez faire contrarian investing and speculating Information Age financial-services company. Hamilton is a lifelong contrarian student of the markets who lives for studying and trading them.

Articles by Adam Hamilton

Silver has endured a rather tough June so far. After peaking just under $16 on the 2nd, this white precious metal plunged 12% to just over $14 by the 15th. This is certainly a significant decline for less than 2 weeks, so silver traders...
Earlier this week, a friend asked me if I thought this stock bear was over. My first thought was "which bear?", for there isn't just one. The stock-market action over the last couple years has been a tale of two bears. Investors who've...
At the height of the stock panic in late November, the flagship S&P 500 stock index had plunged 49% year-to-date. Fully 2/3rds of this decline happened in the 9 weeks leading into the panic lows! Naturally the psychological impact of...
On any day that commodities prices move materially, the financial media is quick to ascribe their action to the US dollar. And this oft-discussed causal relationship is certainly logical. With commodities priced in dollars, a stronger...
Late last month I was researching the new gold exchange-traded fund in preparation for discussing its ramifications in the new December issue of our Zeal Intelligence newsletter. As I gathered information on the gold ETF, I was appalled to...
While the echo bubble in general equities booms, fueled by the blundering fools who must have slept through the hard valuation lessons of NASDAQ 2000, the stealth bull market in gold stocks continues unabated. The HUI unhedged gold-stock...
In the six years since the Internet has really taken off and begun to grow popular amongst the general populace, there has been a mighty explosion in the amount of information available. Humanity has barely taken its first collective...
As this essay has grown almost as bloated as the United States M3 money supply, it has been rent asunder and split in two for your own protection. The thrilling finale will be published next week. "Abandon all hope ye who enter here." –...
In what has turned out to be an intriguing week for gold, interest continues to grow in several of the major South African gold mining companies. Among the hardcore gold zealots, the three South African names that engender the most...
Our local hometown hero, Durban Roodepoort Deep, released it's Q1 2000 operating results on 3 May 2000. In order to test the oft-mentioned hypothesis that DROOY's leverage relative to the gold price is extraordinary, I ran some price...

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