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

What is one to make of a balance sheet that has exploded from roughly $870 billion in 2007 to almost $4 trillion today. That is the balance sheet of the US Federal Reserve Board as the financial crisis of 2008 saw one of the largest...
In case anyone is wondering, the long-term bull for gold remains intact. However, it sure doesn’t feel like it. The daily trend is down, the weekly trend is down and the monthly trend is down. So how can the long-term bull remain intact?...
What is one to make of the fact that in the US the Ten-year Treasury note has gone from 1.40% in July 2012 to 2.76% today? That is an increase of just under 100% in a little over a year. The Government of Canada 10 year benchmark bond has...
Note: on the chart above, the listing of Trajan Decius between the emperors Titus (79-81 AD) and Hadrian (117-138 AD) looks to be a mistake. That period saw the reign of Trajan (98-117 AD). Trajan Decius (249-251 AD) followed Phillip the...
The US debt is estimated to be approaching $17 trillion. In theory, this should already be over the debt ceiling of $16.7 trillion. With a debt to GDP ratio in excess of 90% economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have estimated that...
It was only recently that I looked at the Dow Jones Industrials/Gold ratio (DJI/Gold ratio). I wanted now to add another ratio that is often overlooked but is equally important. The Gold/Bonds ratio. The ratio in this case is the price of...
Since the beginning of the year, the US monetary base (MB) has increased $912 billion or just over 34%. The monetary base is the basest form of money. MB includes currency that is circulating in a country plus commercial bank reserves (...
The Gold/Silver ratio is currently just under 58:1. Many have cited that the Gold/Silver ratio should be roughly 16:1. This was an historic level that existed largely prior to 1900 during periods when both gold and silver were routinely...
I confess. This was a new one on me. I had never heard of a “Bullhorn” pattern. I saw it mentioned first in a weekly article from a gentleman who writes under the moniker of “Thirdeyeopentrades”. “Thirdeyeopentrades” appears to be someone...
Gold in relation to the Dow Jones Industrials (DJI) has taken a bit of a beating over the past few months. The DJI/Gold ratio rose from 7.82 as at December 31, 2012 to a close of 12.18 as at June 30, 2013 an increase of almost 56%. Gold...

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