Mark J Lundeen

Mark J Lundeen Articles

I'm having difficulty dealing with current market sentiment for gold and silver. The idiot-box keeps pounding into my head that gold and silver are sensitive to downturns in the global economy, and precious metals are not a safe harbor...
I said I wasn't going to write any more articles until mid-January, but Dennis Gartman and the media got my goat one more time with their bearish bias on the gold and silver market. So it seems that once again, it falls to me to refute him...
Everyone but me seemed to be happy about how the stock market ended the week. Well, I'm a bear, and bears are more realistic about things like the approaching end of the world as we now know it. How's that? I don't have data for European...
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...
One cubic foot of gold weighs more than half a ton (1,306 pounds).

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