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

Over the past few weeks a number of Fed officials, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen, have mused about an interest rate hike at the September FOMC that takes place next week, on September 20-21, 2016. The interest rate decision comes out...
The June nonfarm payrolls came in at a stunning up 287,000, following a revised downward May nonfarm payrolls of 11,000. The surprise number gave way to a ‘wow’ moment, and the stock market soon rallied to new all-time highs.
India has had a long-standing love affair with gold. At Indian weddings, some of the brides get so much gold jewellery that it weighs them down. There are upwards of 15 million weddings every year in India.
Canada, bucking an international trend that has seen central banks become net buyers of gold since 2010, has sold off all its official gold holdings. Canada’s official international reserves last released by the Bank of Canada (BofC) on...
The world it seems can no longer escape Greece. The newspapers and the internet are abuzz with comments and analysis about Greece. Greece appears poised to continue to dominate the headlines for at least the foreseeable future.
It is not often one looks at a yearly chart. Monthly charts are quite common. Time dimensions for charts normally range from monthly right down to tick charts. A tick chart is one that prints a bar at the close of any specified data...
Watch out! That is what the headline said on the cover of the latest edition of The Economist (June 13-19, 2015). The world is not ready for the next recession. The Economist went on to declare “the fight against financial chaos and...
OK pardon the play on a 1986 Kurt Russell action adventure flick entitled “Big Trouble in Little China”. China isn’t little but the bubble is potentially big. Apparently, the Chinese stock market has boomed to a value of $6.5 trillion in...
I couldn’t help but be struck by an article about gold in the Economist in early May entitled “Buried” – The Economist, May 2, 2015. Okay, I know it is three weeks later and I am only now getting around to it.
Money velocity in its simplest terms is a measurement of how fast money is moving through the economy. Another way of looking it is that money velocity is simply a comparison between GDP and money supply. If money velocity is falling then...

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One cubic foot of gold weighs more than half a ton (1,306 pounds).