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

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...
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...

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