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

If anyone thought that the US’s standard of living was all about how hard they worked, productivity gains and technology innovations to make modern life easier,  then they may not be blamed for living under the illusion that has not come...
With gold headed to hopefully its first good up month in the past 10 months (setting aside a small gain in March 2013) it might be time to look at what happened at previous gold lows since the major double bottom lows seen in August 1999...
When it comes to the market indices, everyone focuses on the nominal level. The nominal price is the most visible and the one that analysts, investors and the media mention in their reports. But it is also important to look at the markets...
The FOMC released its June 2013 minutes on July 10, 2013. The FOMC is roughly split with about half believing that a reduction in QE3 would likely be warranted but the other half looking for an improvement in the labour market before it...
Much has been made about the drop in COMEX gold stocks. COMEX gold stocks have fallen from 11.1 million ounces in the end of 2012 to just under 8 million ounces today. The bulk of the decline has occurred at the JP Morgan Chase Depository...
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It has been a painful few days for those who believe that gold (and silver) are a safe haven from government money-printing machines and the mountain of debt of the Western economies. In the space of two days, gold prices fell just over $...
I guess it would not be an understatement to say that this has been a dramatic week. In the space of a couple of days, gold prices have fallen $42. It would not be a further understatement to say that it has probably shaken quite a number...

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The world’s largest gold nugget is 61 lbs, 11 oz and is on display in Las Vegas.