Mark J Lundeen

Mark J Lundeen Articles

It’s fair saying that since 1920, the only Dow Jones bull market that actually proved profitable to the average retail investor was the Roaring 1920s bull market, if they sold before the bottom fell out from under them. And without a...
Historically tax-free municipal bonds (Blue Plot below) have yielded less than taxable best-grade corporate bonds (Red Plot). This has been true for two reasons: Their owners receive tax free income. State and local governments service...
As of the first week of September gold investors have good reason to feel depressed; gold is down $50 since August 07th with no sign of the long expected turnaround. Still, for all the depressing market psychology we gold bulls must...
One issue the financial media is willing to ignore, but has been foremost in my mind for many years is the utter recklessness of the Federal Reserve’s “monetary policy.” Below is a chart the public will never see on CNBC, or anywhere else...
Here are a few charts I hope everyone will find interesting. First is a short term step sum chart for gold. We see gold’s last upsurge (Blue Plot) was terminated three years ago in August 2011. Back then market sentiment (Red Step Sum...
The step sum is a single item Advance – Decline Line. In other words; if gold, silver or the Dow Jones is down from the previous day’s close, we give it a value of (-1), if they end the day up from the previous day’s close, we give it a...
The silver to gold ratio (SGR) is the number of ounces of silver a single ounce of gold can be exchanged for at current prices. For reasons I’ve never understood some people call this the gold to silver ratio, which it certainly is not....
I first learned the significance of electrical power demand (EP) just after the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the western intelligentsia was thrown into disarray with the discovery that...
I have some good news and some bad news this week; first the bad news. The “policy makers” dictating “monetary policy” at the Federal Reserve have decided that in order to save the banking system from its scandalous behavior over the past...
Since August 1971 when the US unilaterally abandoned the Bretton Woods’ $35 an ounce gold peg, the financial markets have changed in fundamental ways; for instance in market volatility as seen in the frequency of Dow Jones daily moves of 2...

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