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The prices of gold mining shares and gold since our last Update (June 25) continued to consolidate their rapid end-March to mid-May upward moves. They tested their early June lows. During the first half of the year the Financial Times Gold...
The prices of gold mining shares and gold have been consolidating their rapid end-March to mid-May upward moves. They were little changed as of last Friday from our June 11th Update. The Financial Times Gold Mining Index rose 16.2 % since...
Gold mining share prices continued to charge ahead last week. The Philadelphia Gold/Silver Stock Index (XAU) at 55.76 last Friday rose 7.1% from the prior Friday. It was up 20.7 % since early this month and up 33.2 % since the November...
The 50 basis point cut by the FOMC last Wednesday morning in its target for the federal funds rate took short-term nominal U. S. interest rates below German rates for the first time since 1994. Because the U. S. has higher inflation than...
Last week gold mining shares outperformed all other Dow Jones industry groups. Investors apparently may be beginning to recognize the wisdom and value of gold diversification. Gold, of course, is a default-free (counter-party risk-free)...
Happy New Year, my friends! This is John van Eck speaking to you on January 2, 2001. Our next Update will be on January 16, 2001.
The price of gold, in our opinion, seems to be winding up for a further upward move from its November "intermediate bottom". It has been consolidating its 3% advance from $ 266.30 an ounce on November 22nd to $ 274.30 an ounce on December...
The price of gold, in our opinion, has finally successfully completed a fourteen month test of the move from its 1999 "bottom" of $ 254 an ounce to $ 324 an ounce in early October 1999. Last week it fought its way above a four week "...
The dollar price of gold continued to bounce along at an approximate $270. an ounce "bottom" which it has boringly done since last May. Last Friday, it closed at $ 271.20 an ounce, down $1.20 an ounce from the previous week. This apparent...
Continuing strength of the U.S.dollar last week and hesitation before the next British auction on Tuesday led to a 0.4% easing in the dollar gold price to $272.30 an ounce on Friday. However, gold prices rose in terms of the Euro, sterling...

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