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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.


We have written over the past three months of our surprise at the many positive patterns in the charts of Canadian gold mining stocks.

Climbing a "wall of worry". . . might be a typical reaction to Thursday's action by investors, and no doubt that's true, but only to an extent.

Over the past year or so, I have observed a marked increase in the references made about leasing in regards to the precious metals markets.

If you're a stock market bull, you might be interested in the fact that a growing number of investors are ignoring worsening fundamental events and simply buying stock. Already knew that, you say?

This January marked the 150th anniversary of a major event in American history: the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, California.

For many younger investors, the potential for political and economic events to lead to a demise in our national economic well being seems unlikely because they have never experienced such events.

To briefly review where we left off in part III of Gold In A Deflationary Economy, wholesale prices are used to measure Commodity Prices (the Index is called "CP") since there are consistently well-recognized wholesale price indice

Our headline says it all as far as the current state of the gold market. Gold has idled in a net sideways pattern now for nearly an entire year.

Bobbing around like a corked bottle adrift at sea. .the stock market, at least as defined by the Senior Averages, wasn't able to resolve the rangebound activity of the past couple of sessions.

At the outset today, I want to say - absolutely unreservedly - I am optimistic about the prospects for gold in the new millennium. That I represent the world's largest producer is almost incidental.

I confess upfront this is not an analysis de rigueur. Nonetheless, it really does not require a doctoral thesis to compare the relative investment merits of 'Dreams' vs 'Reality' at the current market levels of each.

Icebergs floating around a sea of lust . .

After spending most of October and November in a relentless runup, the Dow Jones Industrials may finally be losing steam.

Although our own database goes back 200 years, the Jastram study is the best to use not only because it contains data back to the year 1560, but because Jastram was able to keep the basket of commodities he used consistent from 156

Contemplate the enormity of the following. There are 1.2 billion Chinese, 1.0 billion Indians and 1.1 billion Arabs in the world. That represents nearly 60% of the world's population.

Although fear and greed usually drive the stock market, they took a back seat to investors' third deadly sin in mid-October, when brash certitude reared its ugly head among the bears.

Summary: The global equities markets have enjoyed and extremely bullish rise from early October to the present, with many market indexes retracing 100% of their previous losses or more.

In his 1841 book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Charles MacKay describes several investment schemes gone awry, including Tulipmania, the Dutch flower frenzy that redefined European garden styles while m

A short-term market top? That's the most obvious interpretation of this week's push against a rising-tops continuation channel, simply as both a straight-line shot above previous highs argued, and as the most-likel

Our currency, the beloved Federal Reserve Note, is printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on 15th Street in Washington, D.C., and in Pyongyang.

There is no common definition of the terms "inflation" and "deflation" and certainly not much agreement even generically as to what they are.

Joining the "shooting stars". . .light parade in the skies, a number of high-flying Internet stocks are at risk of suffering the same fate as the meteor particles, at least in the fullness of time.

The last two months in the U.S. equities market have been nothing short of nerve wracking, especially for investors of a bearish mindset (as we have maintained throughout).

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