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

One of the best ways to gain some perspective on stock markets and gold is to look at the Dow Jones Industrials (DJI)/Gold ratio. The Dow/Gold ratio has a long history as the 200-year chart above attests to. The ratio has had considerable...
Ok that is not a picture of a gold bull market. It is anything but. But I will get to the bull market. Some analysts have in the past compared the current gold market decline (2011-2015) to the gold market decline of the 1970’s (1974-1976...
After peaking at just over $1,300, back on January 22, 2015 gold has been on a bit of a slide. The prime reason appears to be the fear that the Fed is about to hike interest rates. Is the fear rational? Probably not. Memories are no doubt...
Despite some improvement from their November/December 2014 lows, gold stocks remain depressed. I use the word depressed because that is the only way one can describe it even though the gold stocks as represented by the Gold Bugs Index (HUI...
For those looking for a possible major bottom in gold and the beginning of a new bull market in 2015 they might be disappointed. For those looking for at least a temporary bottom in gold followed by a recovery rally in 2015 they might be...
If one loves to ride a roller coaster, then owning gold stocks may be for you. The above chart of the Philadelphia Gold & Silver Exchange (XAU) is enough to give anyone that sinking feeling one gets while riding a roller coaster. On a...
It was only a week ago that gold appeared to be staring into a deep abyss (Chart of the Week – Gold and Oil – Into the Abyss? – November 6, 2014). The dreaded “vomiting camel” pattern appeared poised to “hurl” gold down to $700/$800. While...
Gold bugs will be pardoned if they are having thoughts of “hari-kari”. Gold bugs woke up on November 5, 2014 to another $25 plus drop in the price of gold. Seems that someone found it convenient to dump $1.5 billion of naked gold futures (...
It has not been easy being a believer in gold over the past two years. Gold is down about 37% from its 2011 top. The biggest portion of the drop took place over two days in April 2013 when gold plunged roughly $200 from $1,564 to $1,360...
The US$ has been soaring. Since making a low in May 2014 just under 79 the US$ Index has jumped almost 9% to over 86. If the US$ is rising other currencies must be falling. The Euro has lost almost 10%, the Japanese Yen has fallen 7%, and...

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