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

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...
The above chart had always been interesting. The chart compares the US debt limit with the rise in debt and the rise in the price of gold. As the US debt limit was increased and the US debt grew, gold prices appeared to move in lockstep....
Gold is at a crossroads. No the gold chart is not “that sinking feeling” but gold has reached point where it must either break out or fail. That would turn gold into that “sinking feeling”. The bullhorn pattern is rather interesting. I...
China is the most populous country in the world. It is now the world’s second largest economy and there are many that expect China to become the world’s largest economy surpassing the US by 2030. China has been recording 8-10% growth rates...
One cannot help getting the feeling that no matter where this goes the crisis in the Ukraine that has morphed into the Russian move into the Crimea cannot come to any good end. Frankly, I hope I am wrong but history has often shown that...
With the improvement in gold prices and the gold stocks since the beginning of 2014 there has also been an improvement in sentiment. The above chart illustrates the improvement in the gold sentiment as a ratio chart with the global stock...
2013 was a year of misery for the gold bugs. After 12 consecutive up years, a pause might have been expected but most failed to see the large drop that actually occurred. What happened was the worst down year for gold since 1997 and the...

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