David Chapman

David Chapman regularly writes articles of interest for the investing public. David has over 40 years of experience as an authority on finance and investments via his range of work experience and in-depth market knowledge.

David Chapman Articles

History has a funny way of sneaking up on you and biting you in the behind. The philosopher, George Santayana said, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” There are many paraphrases of the same statement.
Welcome to 2018. So far it looks the same as 2017. The President of the United States ended the old year and began the one with a barrage of tweets, including one threatening nuclear annihilation with the “Little Rocket Man” of North Korea...
Yikes! $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night at Christie’s auction, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. It far surpassed Picasso’s “Women of Algiers” which fetched $179.4...
November traditionally marks the start of the best six months of the year for stock markets. At least, that is what the record shows. The Dow Jones Industrials (DJI) has since 1950 had an average gain of 0.6% from May to October vs. an...
Ok, maybe it is not fair to call years ending in seven a curse. But years ending in seven have had a checkered record. Since 1830, the Dow Jones Industrials (DJI) has recorded nine up years and nine down years ending in seven. Years ending...
Hallelujah! Happy days are here again. The jobs report released on Friday August 4, 2017 was a banner one. 209,000 jobs were created in July, well above the expectations of 180,000 jobs. Better still, the June jobs numbers were revised...
One can’t help but wonder if the world is truly coming apart. Then again, maybe it’s all normal. Extreme weather gripped parts of the world with huge fires in France, California, Montana, and the still ongoing fires in BC. Floods were...
It’s the elephant in the room; the guest no one wants to talk to—debt! Total global debt is estimated to be about $217 trillion and some believe it could be as high as $230 trillion. In 2008, when the global financial system almost...
Every time we pick up some article on the stock market of late, all we read is the stock market is on the verge of a devastating wipeout, or that the next collapse is just around the corner. One of the best headlines we saw recently was...
It seems, to almost nobody’s surprise, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates 25 basis points (bp) for the second time in three months. They also hinted at more to come later in 2017. The Fed had “confidence in the path the economy is on...

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China is the world’s biggest gold producer with more than 355 tons annually. Australia is second.