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.


Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop,

When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,

Well, it appears that the Dow Jones is going to take out its last all-time high of October 2007, even as market trading volume is collapsing.   That fact alone should make us wary of the stock mark

Germany is neither independent nor sovereign, prevailing pretences notwithstanding.

The US stock markets have been surging in one heck of a January rally.  The combination of the fiscal-cliff tax deal and generally solid Q4 earnings have propelled stocks to their best levels in 5 years.  B

Dow Theory is one of the oldest forms of Technical Market Analysis.  The theory was originally devised by Charles Dow, founder of the Wall Street Journal, over 100 years ago.  While there are six major tene

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•    General Overview of the Global Economy

Navigating a metals mining company through the treacherous seas of the global economy is no easy task.

It is a reality of life that those investors who favor gold (and silver) as their preferred asset-class need to have ‘thick skins’.

Last three months were sort of a roller coaster for precious metals investors – gold and silver hit a local bottom at the beginning of November and it looked like nothing could stop a strong rally to follow

“Economic stimulation” is now a way of life for our “policy makers.”  They have no other choice today but work hard all day and all night long.  As Richard Russell has said for decades; “the Federal Reserve


GLD – new buy signal.

Before investors can sell high and multiply their wealth, they first have to buy low.  The lower any trade’s entry price, the greater its ultimate profits.  The best time to buy low is when stocks are deepl

In the Weekend Report we looked at some of the US stock markets to see if they may have a chance to move higher over the intermediate to longer term.There were several charts such as the Russel 2000 and the

This piece expounds upon what we covered last week. In that piece, regarding Gold, we concluded:

Some have called it the Age of the Central Bank.  Record monetary stimulus interventions in recent years have propelled the stock market to levels not seen since the 2008 credit crash.  By whatever name you

Gold and gold miner stocks have underperformed in 2012 disappointing most traders.

Gold and gold miner stocks have underperformed in 2012 disappointing most traders.

In an effort to get the emotionalism out of the analysis, let us begin with the  seldom if ever analysed or even remembered Kennedy tax cuts and then follow through with other similar tax cut measures.

Silver bearishness has naturally mushroomed following this metal's rough December.

Recently I was asked a question that I suspect has been on many investors' minds.

The last four or five years have been a nightmare for many investors, especially those of us investors in the natural resource stocks.

When the gold price rises past a certain point, especially new highs, the bond markets start to fear. It's not just because there is inflation out there, because they can price in inflation.

Call it the "shot heard round the world." Its aim was ostensibly to reduce the U.S. budget deficit, its effect was tantamount to a bullet in the chest of the consumer recovery.

This article was published for the benefit of subscribers on January 7th, 2013. The purpose of this article is to discuss what lies ahead in 2013.

Gold functions like an alarm clock. A rising gold price usually indicates that financial uncertainty and volatility are the dominant market themes.

It was a stunning start to 2013 with the fiscal cliff issue being resolved at the last possible moment as expected.

Happy New Year!

Gold and silver come in multiple forms, each with their own unique yet interrelated supply-and-demand profiles.


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