David Chapman

David Chapman regularly writes articles of interest for the investing public. David has over 40 years of experience as an authority on finance and investments via his range of work experience and in-depth market knowledge.

Articles by David Chapman

Ok, maybe it is not fair to call years ending in seven a curse. But years ending in seven have had a checkered record. Since 1830, the Dow Jones Industrials (DJI) has recorded nine up years and nine down years ending in seven. Years ending...
Hallelujah! Happy days are here again. The jobs report released on Friday August 4, 2017 was a banner one. 209,000 jobs were created in July, well above the expectations of 180,000 jobs. Better still, the June jobs numbers were revised...
One can’t help but wonder if the world is truly coming apart. Then again, maybe it’s all normal. Extreme weather gripped parts of the world with huge fires in France, California, Montana, and the still ongoing fires in BC. Floods were...
It’s the elephant in the room; the guest no one wants to talk to—debt! Total global debt is estimated to be about $217 trillion and some believe it could be as high as $230 trillion. In 2008, when the global financial system almost...
Every time we pick up some article on the stock market of late, all we read is the stock market is on the verge of a devastating wipeout, or that the next collapse is just around the corner. One of the best headlines we saw recently was...
It seems, to almost nobody’s surprise, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates 25 basis points (bp) for the second time in three months. They also hinted at more to come later in 2017. The Fed had “confidence in the path the economy is on...
One has to be amazed at the strength of the US stock markets as they climb relentlessly to new highs on a wave of easy money, stock buy backs and short covering and all despite a lack of major retail participation. The market continues to...
Week one of the Trump Presidency and already it is mired in controversy. From “fake news” to “alternative facts” we are quickly learning there is an “alternative universe” that apparently the leader of the “free world” is occupying....
The US economy may be approaching its 28th consecutive quarter of growth from the end of the 2008-2009 recession, but all is not as it seems. Shadow Stats www.shadowstats.com shows that, because of changes to the way GDP is calculated...
Both gold and silver were down last week, particularly following the September 26, 2016 debate, as gold and silver would prefer a Trump presidency. Odd, as both candidates would be positive for gold and silver.

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The 1849 Gold Rush sped up California's admission to the Union as the 31st state in that year.