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

The James Turk Fear Index has always been interesting www.fgmr.com. It is an easy concept. The Turk Fear Index is a measurement of gold’s relative value in relation to currency. The Turk Fear Index centres on the US by comparing gold’s...
When one thinks of gold, it is usually always in terms of US$. Everyone has been conditioned to think that way. But if you live in Canada you most likely pay for your gold in Cdn$ not US$. For the most part one would make their gold...
It was a jarring wakeup call this past Monday July 14, 2014 when everyone discovered that gold had plummeted some $30 overnight. It was the largest one-day drop for gold in 2014 and it almost was as large a down as the up day on June 19,...
The chart of the S&P500 is one everyone who is long the market should be worried about. In terms of bull markets, while the current one may not be the most powerful one following a 50% or more collapse in the market it is one of the...
In the previous week’s Chart of the Week, (Is there a Bear Case for Gold? – June 5, 2014) I mused as to whether there was the potential for another drop for gold in the works. The thought that gold could once again put in another scary...
With gold prices down over $130 from its most recent high in March 2014 and only a little over $60 above the lows of June and December 2013 one has to wonder if there is another major bear drop to come. Gold remains down over $600 from its...
In one of the biggest deals of the century, China and Russia have signed a $400 billion natural gas (NG) deal that will deliver roughly 38 billion cubic meters of NG to China over the next 30 years. The deal also includes a $10 billion...
Hands up if you are amongst the gold believers who are frustrated with the long bear in gold. Hands up if you are a part of the group that could care less about gold and may even believe that it is a barbarous relic. And finally hands up...
This is a picture of the “Velocity of Money” (US M2). In many respects, this is not a pretty picture. I suppose nothing that has been falling for upwards of 16 years can be considered a sound investment. The velocity of money has broken...
So what is money? Money they say has three purposes – a medium of exchange, a store of value and a unit of account. Money is used to purchase goods and services, to pay debts and to pay taxes. At one time all people did was barter. They...

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