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November 11, 2002

Frank Shostak is an economist at Man Financial, Australia. He was interviewed following the announcement of the Fed's latest policy move.

The Fed threw a party and nobody came. They surprised the market with a full 50 basis point cut rather than the consensus 25 basis points. To ease fears that the economy might be really bad the important bias was changed to neutral.

This article attempts to explain the difference in valuation methodologies when applied to industrial companies as opposed to mining companies:

November 9, 2002

January Platinum futures have been under considerable pressure lately and are at a pivotal point along its 4-month uptrend line.

The old game of tossing a hot potato from one to another, because if you held it too long, you'd get burned, applies now. Think about it, and once again compare it to 1924 in Germany, writ much slower.

November 8, 2002

To warm you up for today's editorial, I'd like to share three of the most powerful quotes I've had the pleasure of reading on the subject of gold and money:

"An aristocratic body is composed of a certain number of citizens who,

without being elevated very far above the mass of the citizens,

are nevertheless permanently stationed above them-a body which
November 7, 2002

During September we said that gold stocks were likely to experience a sharp correction and nominated the 200-day moving-average for the Amex Gold Bugs Index (HUI) as a reasonable objective for the correction [the HUI was trading at aroun

November 5, 2002

Question -- What's behind this market advance, Russell? I thought this was a bear market.

The Dollar Decline May be Very Significant

November 4, 2002

We wrote last week (Oct.

The following two Point and Figure Charts demonstrate just how difficult it is to make a definitive call in today's market.

November 2, 2002

Most investors, and this includes most analysts, just don't know how bear markets work. Either that or they don't want to know.

To Quote Clinton, It depends on what the meaning of…" It really does!

October 31, 2002

A June 1996 high standard deviation preemptive selling episode brought about a downward directional change in the 200-day moving average of gold prices.

The prices of gold and gold mining shares since our last Update continued to consolidate their rapid January to May upward moves.

Two years have passed since the above essay was written and much has happened in the interim; therefore it is time to revisit the essay and update the statistics it contained.

October 30, 2002

December gold has arrived at another one of the tell-tale crossroads and will be forced to make a decision early this week as to whether to continue onward with its 2-day rally or reverse sharply beneath the combined weight of a 4-week l

An investment allocation to gold and gold shares makes sense only if one does not expect an imminent return to the investment world of the 1990's.

October 29, 2002

In short, the economy seems unlikely to grow strongly from this point.

On Tuesday October 29th, 1929, Wall Street witnessed a 13% decline in the Dow Jones, an episode that became known in financial mythology as “Black Tuesday.” But what caused Black Tuesday and the Great Depression?  Two accounts of the events are explored.

October 28, 2002

The Euro has been essentially range-bound versus the dollar for the past four months, with the Euro's upside capped at the parity level and its downside checked around the U.S.$/E 0.96 level.

My contribution rate at has slowed up considerably of late as a result of being somewhat exhausted in terms of gold and silver content.

Wouldn't it be nice if you were able to spend the amount of money you HOPED to make in the stock market, rather than the amount you actually make? Well, almost all of America's largest corporations get to do something very similar.

Corruption of the Gold Standard
October 25, 2002

I live in, and love…Colorado. Colorado depends on tourism for a lot of its income, and in fall and early winter, hunters arrive with their orange jackets, so that other hunters don't get shot, instead of an elk or deer.

October 24, 2002

"There is no remedy for a people who desire to be rich", said the wise man. Surely these words will be the epitaph for the lunatic American stock market.

Did the gold charts betray us? The short term trend was supposed to be up. All the technical signals were bullish. What happened?

October 23, 2002

Currency traders are betting a report expected early this week from a task

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