Bear's Lair

Bear Markets always follow Bull markets and a severe stock market correction is long overdue. Bears Lair will spot, monitor and analyze the stock market correction as it develops.

 

The (common sense) Truth about Inflation...

If you think inflation is good for the economy, then why isn't Zimbabwe the wealthiest nation on earth?






 

Markets were weak this past week and not just for a day or two. Us markets have violated key levels, but are bouncing for now.

In its latest Gold Demand Trends 2010 report, the World Gold Council said gold demand hit a decade high as jewelry buyers returned to the market after the previous year's near-absence and central banks beca

In its latest Gold Demand Trends 2010 report, the World Gold Council said gold demand hit a decade high as jewelry buyers returned to the market after the previous year's near-absence and central banks beca

Most experts agreed on a price target around $1,800 gold and $50 silver by the end of 2011.

In a recent piece I wrote (Suicide Bombers' in the Gold Market?) I strongly asserted that the highly-leveraged spread-trade which 'blew up' - and caused the most recent sell-off in the gold market - was deli






 

The inevitable periodic selloffs in the general stock markets indiscriminately hammer all stocks lower. But they pose a special magnified risk to commodities stocks.

[Our correspondent and occasional guest essayist Erich Simon has been talking up gold for as long as he can remember.

One of the problems with soaking-up the "conventional wisdom" on any particular subject is the risk of mistakenly being misled by a widely-held misconception, instead.

The Federal Reserve's actions in combating the Financial Crisis have had dozens if not hundreds of consequences. However, one of the most profound has largely gone unnoticed by all commentators.

Another week marred by gaining indices whose idea of a correction is a slightly lower close once in every six or eight trading days.






 

Let's take a look at gold, silver and the Dow Jones from their lows of the Credit Crisis, starting with the Bear's Eye View and price charts for silver.

Let's take a look at gold, silver and the Dow Jones from their lows of the Credit Crisis, starting with the Bear's Eye View and price charts for silver.

Red-hot copper hit another new all-time high this week, extending its mighty upleg to a 66.6% gain since June!

The past couple weeks I have been keeping a close eye the price of gold and the gold miners index.

In response to two articles recently by much greater and high profile minds than mine I thought I'd put a little piece out showing how technical analysis does work in the Gold market.

Political as well as economical developments around the globe, especially in the Middle East, have affected the commodity markets during the previous week.

There is really just one question about China, the Western mindset's "enigma wrapped in mystery".

Political as well as economical developments around the globe, especially in the Middle East, have affected the commodity markets during the previous week.

While Ben Bernanke says we are not seeing any inflation, I think most of us know that is a load of BS as other countries like Egypt see food prices surging.






 

Friday was to be a day of departure for Egypt's Mubarak, but it wasn't yet to be.

As most sophisticated investors and traders are aware, the U.S. Federal government has run up significant deficits and the long term debt burden is becoming a drain on Gross Domestic Product.

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