Daan Joubert

Daan Joubert Articles

To say that President Trump is a new breeze blowing out of the White House might seem as something everybody knows. The difference though, it would be an insult to liken him to a ‘breeze’; perhaps a tame tornado would be more apt. Although...
They say that experts can discover much insight into someone’s personality and his or her emotional state from observing and analysing the clues provided by their so-called ‘body-language’ Similar clues about the underlying beliefs and...
For many years, now, perhaps the main theme in my writing has been the inequity visited on working US households by the newfangled CPI introduced during the first Clinton administration. This change meant wage and salary increases would...
When two opponents are locked in a quite evenly balanced bitter and struggle, the balance tends to sway first one way and then the other as either side manages to find and exploit an opportunity until the other counters it then pulls out...
Life has kept changing at an ever faster pace since the early folks changed from hunting and digging for their food to growing it and thus able to establish settled communities. What has helped speeding up the rate of change was the...
The month of May still has a few days to go before, as is generally assumed, action will return to the markets when the calendar turns to June. It is not known whether the widely held view that the month of May is a time of lackadaisical...
Last week was ‘A waiting game’ – now ‘Sell in May and go away’ - the annual ritual of the markets going quiet as summer begins to set in is in control again, with two weeks still to go before June brings the early heat of summer to most US...
Much has been written in many places about the long-term suppression of the price of gold that had probably been going on with no interruption since the time of the London Gold Pool in the 1960s except, perhaps, with a break after the...
During the run-up to the 2016 US presidential elections, there was speculation that if Trump were to be elected it would prove beneficial to gold and silver. Their reasons were not very specific and might have been merely hope that any...
. . . And a season for every activity under the heavens. So too, a time for the bull and a time for the bear and it would seem we are in for a change of the seasons. A change of that nature is not a one day affair, but is spread over time...

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Gold is the official state mineral of Alaska.