Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton, CPA, is a principal of Zeal LLC, which he co-founded in early 2000 as a pro-free market, pro-capitalism, and pro-laissez faire contrarian investing and speculating Information Age financial-services company. Hamilton is a lifelong contrarian student of the markets who lives for studying and trading them.

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Launched 4 years ago this week, the SLV silver ETF has proven very successful. With $5.1b in net assets, it already ranks among the top 20 largest ETFs in the US. And the 287m ounces of physical silver bullion it holds in trust for its...
Silver's recent rallying action is starting to catch traders' attention. Since the end of its latest correction in early February, this white metal has surged 23% higher. It has well outperformed gold, which only climbed 9% over this same...
In less than 8 weeks, the flagship S&P 500 stock index (SPX) has relentlessly powered 12.6% higher. This big run has been very unbalanced too, utterly dominated by long up-day streaks. And for the most part, the occasional down days...
Among all commodities stocks, no group is as alluring and dangerous as junior gold stocks. The vast majority of these small companies are explorers, having never made a single dollar in sales. Yet investors and speculators still flock to...
Gold stocks continue to face a stiff psychological headwind. As measured by their flagship HUI index, they were ripped to shreds in late 2008's brutal stock panic. In only 13 trading days, the HUI plummeted 49%! Many gold-stock investors...
The US Mint's popular American Eagle gold and silver coins remain in high demand by US investors. Working to overcome production bottlenecks, the Mint radically stepped up operations last year to the highest levels by far of this entire...
After spending our entire lives in a dollar-dominated world, we Americans naturally view gold through a dollar-centric lens. We assume the gold charts we're seeing are universal. But this isn't the case, as investors around the globe view...
After surging 11.9% higher in just 7 trading days, the flagship HUI gold-stock index is starting to recapture traders' attention. Right as this rally launched a couple weeks ago, I pointed out this sector's exceedingly bullish technicals....
In recent months, the US dollar has been surging higher. This impressive strength is a radical change from last year's relentless grind lower. Across the globe, the majority of analysts expect this run higher to persist for a variety of...
Over the last couple weeks, gold and silver stocks have been clobbered. The flagship index that tracks this sector, the HUI, hemorrhaged nearly a sixth of its value in just 8 trading days! Frightened traders have been scrambling for the...

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The total world's holdings of gold could be transported by a single solitary oil tanker.