Mark J Lundeen

Mark J Lundeen Articles

Everyone's been asking what's wrong with the mining shares? Well, since Doctor Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Geithner no longer return my calls, I can only offer you my opinion. I think the "policy makers" are sitting on the miners via...
From the crash of October 2008 until August 2010, I wrote a weekly report comparing the crash of 1929-32 with our current bear market. I stopped my "Bear Market Race to the Bottom Report" because the Great Depression Bear from start to...
Dennis Gartman exemplifies the gold punditry all too frequently seen on television financial programming. I'm sure Mr. Gartman is a decent guy. I'm not questioning his integrity. It's obvious he takes pleasure in sharing his knowledge with...
Futures contracts are a market solution designed to hedge tomorrow's uncertainties; the risk of unforeseen future events ruining the best laid plans of today. But decades ago futures markets were hedging risks that were primarily...
Last week, Barron's reported record earnings for the Dow Jones: $850.91. But just 2.5 years ago in August 2008, Barron's reported record low earnings for the Dow: -$109.43. The question is, how can large blue-chip stocks report such...
I like this chart of the Dow Jones. BEV points to the left, Dow points to the right. Note how both views of the Dow, one in percentage points from the Dow's Terminal Zero (last all-time high), the other in dollars, exactly overlay each...
Exactly what is money? Looking at Wikipedia's definition of what money is, it's obvious that money is more a dynamic economic catalyst than just an asset to be spent.
I have an important announcement to make. In Barron's 21 March 2011 issue, the Federal Reserve announced that for the first time in history, the sum total of all US paper dollars and base-metal coins in circulation (CinC) has exceeded $1...
This is the first of at three part series on the growth in US Currency in Circulation (CinC)for people interested in investing in gold, silver and mining stocks. There is certainly no better subject than the expansion in CinC since the...
The snow in my backyard stopped melting as Arctic air once again dominates Minnesota. So my tribulations with melting snow seeping into my basement have been postponed. Don't worry, before April 15th I'll be swabbing decks again. There is...
With gold stolen by Conquistador Francisco Pizarro from the Inca Empire in 1532, Spain financed its conquest of Europe.

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