David H. Smith

David H. SmithDavid Smith is senior analyst for TheMorganReport.com and a regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com. For the last 15 years, he's investigated precious metals mines and exploration sites all over Argentina, Chile, Mexico, China, Canada, and the U.S. and shared his findings and investment wisdom with readers, radio listeners, and audiences at North American investment conferences.

Articles by David H. Smith

I'd like to share a personal investment tale with you, the origins of which go back a ways. I became involved in physical precious metals/futures trading in 1972 after reading Harry Browne's book, How to Profit from the Coming Devaluation.
Money Metals readers may remember my November 2014 report in which I discussed how gold flowed into China in "tributary fashion" like small streams flowing into a giant one. In this case, the gold has been streaming into China's...
The Bigger the Base, the Greater the Upside Case. This saying among technical analysts/chartists helps define where we are today in the precious metals – and where we'll soon be headed. It means that when prices "base" in a relatively...
An asymmetric trade is a situation where investing a relatively small amount of money holds the potential of yielding a profit many times the amount of the original sum at risk. In other words, where the risk to reward is skewed massively...
It can be difficult, even for dyed-in-the-wool perma-bulls to hold onto precious metals, let alone buy more. We see the Dow trading above 20,000 (placing this into perspective, is that since 2000, the Dow is up around 65% versus gold's 300...
Whether you surf the Internet for information about the precious metals and mining stocks or receive newsletters by snail mail, you're exposed to predictions by all and sundry: How high will prices go? How long will it take? Will they...
On December 7, 1941, Kermit Tyler, an untrained watch officer, was on duty when a radar operator reported to him that he was seeing a large "blip" on the radar screen headed towards Pearl Harbor. Thinking it was a flight of returning US B-...
As we move through 2016, the Horsemen of the geopolitical, economic and social apocalypse are on the march. China burns through its currency reserves as billions in yuan flee the mainland for safe harbor. Japan prints mountains of yen debt...
At the close of market on the Wednesday this essay was written, the price of one troy ounce of gold was US$1,229. A troy ounce of silver was trading at US$15.25. Around the world, the price of gold and silver is most commonly quoted in U.S...
For personal computer users who by choice or circumstance, find themselves using a version of the Microsoft Windows operating software family, a dreaded condition known as the “Blue Screen of Death” (BSoD) is a seldom occurring, yet ever-...

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One cubic foot of gold weighs more than half a ton (1,306 pounds).