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Bear's Lair

Bear Markets always follow Bull markets and a severe stock market correction is long overdue. Bears Lair will spot, monitor and analyze the stock market correction as it develops.


Once upon a time, an entity called the “World Gold Council” was created. It was supposed to be an industry trade-group, which (like all industry trade-groups) promotes the health and growth of their industry.

The Dow making new highs is likely to be very good news for silver investors, because nominal silver peaks tend to come after significant nominal peaks in the Dow.

The Dow making new highs is likely to be very good news for silver investors, because nominal silver peaks tend to come after significant nominal peaks in the Dow.

The investment story of the year to date is the central bank-led financial market recovery.  While everyone is aware of the impact the Fed’s $85 billion-a-month asset purchases is having on stocks, few investors realize that centr

Why does silver move so much further, and faster, than gold...?

“India's wholesale price index, the country's main gauge of inflation, rose just 4.89 percent year on year last month - far below expectations for a rise of 5.4 percent - and slower than 5.96 percent rise in March.” – CNB

How the bear is preparing for a global currency war

The last long-term bull market in gold-mining stocks, which ran from the early-1960s through to 1980, occurred in parallel with a major upward trend in interest rates, a steady undercurrent of "inflation" fear, and the occasional

Since the middle of April everyone and including their grandmother seems to have been building a short position in the equities market and we know picking tops or bottoms fighting the major underlying trend is risky business but m

Here is the silver to gold ratio, or the number of ounces of silver one ounce of gold can purchase.  At the close of Friday’s trading an ounce of gold was worth 61.55 ounces of silver; that is a lot of silver, but not as much silv

As the US stock markets keep on levitating, the bulls continue to rationalize this inexplicable melt-up by claiming stocks are still cheap.  They use this as a justification to buy high.  But is this true?  Not by a long shot!  To

While the precious metals didn’t fare so well this past week, many super moves in stocks did occur making it another just fantastic week for us.  We’re on a huge roll here and I’d like to see it continue but that is up to the mark

The latest fear on Wall Street is that record levels of margin debt may end up toppling the stock market rally. 

Many investors and traders make the same mistakes assuming that one needs a complex trading system to consistently profit from the stock market.

In Part I ( ), we looked at the concepts o

We often hear investors complain of financial markets (and the gold market in particular) being “rigged” or manipulated.  The sad yet somewhat humorous tale of Henry Gribbohm recently brought this accusation to life.  The 30-year-

In Part I (  ), we looked at the concepts of nonlinearity, dynamics, multivariate, state, and contiguity.

The media is jumping for joy over last week’s US jobs numbers. But beneath the veneer of headline numbers lies a truly horrible economic reality.

How to trade Gold and other precious metals related investments is not that complex. But you must be willing to wait for price to provide low risk entry points before getting involved.

Based upon stock market history since 1929, a Stocks Bear Market inevitably looms on the horizon…in the near future.

It was really another amazing week.  We had a great April except the last week while consolidation occurred and we didn’t do much but this past week starting into May has been another great one.

The SP500 remains in a strong uptrend, but the index has posted a sizable gains for 2013 thus far so it’s only logical that a pullback within this bull market takes place sooner than later.

The most puzzling part of the investment business is seeing how the vast and largely economically illiterate masses interpret any given piece of news.

Bull and bear markets don’t just happen – they’re created by the Federal Reserve.  While few investors dispute the power that Fed interest rate policy has on the market, the extent to which it influences the direction of stock pri

The most significant fact about silver, from a charting point of view, is the mega cup pattern formed over a period of more than 30 years.These cup (or cup and handle) patterns are very bullish formations.

Recently, many bullish gold analysts have started questioning their own theory that money printing causes inflation.

I've been pointing out for several months now that the recent rally in the dollar was a mirage, an illusion generated by the yen, euro, pound, and Canadian dollar all dropping into yearly, or intermediate cycle lows together.

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