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

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...
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...

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USA has the world’s largest holdings of gold: 8,134 - representing 77% of its Total Foreign Reserves.