Mark J Lundeen

Mark J Lundeen Articles

Last week, the media celebrated the Dow's best October ever! But Monday was Halloween, and the first week of November more trick than treat for investors with the Dow down 248 points by Friday's close. Well, good and bad weeks come and go...
Bad habits are just that; repeating patterns of behavior that ultimately lead to some undesirable outcome. I like my tobacco and whiskey. A cloud of smoke hangs over me whenever I'm charting or writing, though I'm drinking coffee or tea...
Much has been made of the volatility investors endure in the gold market. No doubt about it, the golden bull has a way of throwing off the faint hearted investor who hasn't studied how things are done in his rodeo. But in fact, since 2001,...
I want to correct a mistake I made on my table for the foreign central bank holdings of US Treasury debt in my last article. Peggy, a reader of mine, pointed out that my numbers were correct, but I had the polarities reversed because I...
The US dollar is becoming less attractive to central banks as a reserve asset. From July 2010 to July 2011, central banks as a group have reduced their holdings of US Treasury Debt by $352.7 billion (-7.88%), as the Fed increased their...
This week ended with the Mr Bear tipping over the portfolio valuation of professional money managers, and individual investors, alike. He's after garbage, and there is no shortage of that in the world's financial markets. But don't blame...
Looking at Gold and Silver's post-credit crisis Bear's Eye View (BEV) Charts; Monday's decline wasn't much of a Bear mauling on the metals. Though panic in the gold market was heavily covered all day on CNBC, gold close down only 3.91%...
There are many different industry groups in which investors can risk their investment capital. At the NYSE, people can make (or lose) money investing in consumer goods, high-tech, financial services, basic materials and many other...
The current strength in the gold market is remarkable. Let's look at gold's Bear's Eye View (BEV) from its credit crisis low of 23 October 2008. In a BEV chart, each 0% is a new high of the series, all data points not new highs are...

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The volume of all the gold ever mined can occupy a cube 63 feet on each side.