The party was good while it lasted or at least that is what we thought.
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.
On Wednesday, March 18, another handsome gift was delivered by the Fed to the bond bulls.
You may have heard the old saying that "the Market is the news", and it is true.
As of the close yesterday (and actually before then), the 50 year returns for holding physical gold are much higher than the 50 year returns for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
I've heard more than a few pundits question an investment in gold or gold stocks in the current environment.
Market analysts, investment newsletter writers and financial planners are always commenting on how well, or poorly, the precious metals (read gold) mining sector is doing based on how a particular gold/silve
The week finally saw a bounce from the past many weeks of declines. It wasn't so much that good news rallied markets, rather a lack of bad news for a change.
This analyst has been watching the markets in the past couple of weeks with a fascination akin to that associated with watching a snake charmer in action.
This is the second part of a conversation I was privileged enough to have with the great Mr. Jim Rogers.
Gold bullion and Crude Oil are both setting up for a rally higher if they continue to complete the breakouts.
I had the pleasure to talk with the famed investor and world traveler Mr. Jim Rogers on February 2nd, 2009 and I have finally gotten to transcribing the conversation.
"We are spending more money than we have ever spent before, and it does not work.
A speculator is a trader who approaches the financial markets with the intention to make a profit by buying low and selling high (or higher), not necessarily in that order.
This was one of the most news filled and busiest weeks I have ever had. Bailouts, lies and deception ruled the week.
In my previous article I was calling for a trend acceleration in gold. My recommendation was to build and maintain a core position in physical bullion held in your own possession.
Gold and gold stocks have had a nice controlled correction over the past 9 days. We look to be nearing the bottom of the bull trend channel, which could be a great buy point.
A couple of bright friends reported to me some overriding themes at the PDAC gathering in Toronto last weekend. Apparently, some surprise came to them.
In my article Growth and Debt: Is There a Trade-off? (www.gold-eagle.com , February 12, 2009) I have stated the "Iron Law of the Burden of Debt": The liquidat
In summary, the following analysis/argument concludes that Depression is a far more likely outcome than Hyperinflation.
The past 6 months have been every interesting, as the financial markets try to find a bottom while banks go bankrupt and more and more investment scandals continue to pop up on the radar destroying investor'
Gold ran at its highs of last March, before reacting back heavily, as expected and predicted in the last update. The 1-year chart makes very clear why it has reacted back so.