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February 25, 2000

We're not on the edge of instability . . . and "there's no reason to slam on the brakes"; so said a beleaguered Fed Chairman, to the Phase II Humphrey Hawkins testimony in the U.S. Senate. This the Fed Chairman just blink?

February 19, 2000

The rapid pace of developments in the gold market prompts this summary of key milestones and their status:

February 17, 2000

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan didn't think there was need to worry about bank safety during the Y2K event.

This market may be frustrating and plenty difficult to trade, but it's easy enough to hate. The rallies look like hell, breadth has been shrieking "disaster!!!!" for months, and key bellwethers like Microsoft and Dell look like they've just about had it.

February 14, 2000

A question that I was asked quite often recently is why rational people should purchase stocks that are vastly overpriced by all conventional measures of value and probably with more than just an inkling that the market is in a bubble.

February 11, 2000

Inversion strategies. .

It was a particularly unsettled and ominous week for the financial markets.

February 8, 2000

The price of gold exploded on Friday (02/04/00) when Placer Dome announced that it was planning to stop its hedging program.

February 7, 2000

The final market top we have all been waiting for has arrived. The great millennial bear market, which remained elusive in scope and timing, is about to ravage investors with gut-wrenching violence. Is this a certainty?

February 5, 2000

[Note: The following is of a multi-part installment examining the debt phenomenon, based on the book,"A World in Debt," by Freeman Tilden.]

February 4, 2000

Upward price behavior ahead of the FOMC decision . .

February 2, 2000

“ [It] has helped to create a vast new audience of a magnitude which was never dreamed of… This audience, invisible but attentive, differs not only in size but in kind from any audience the world has ever known.

January 31, 2000

Gold is poised to make its second significant move to the upside in less than a year.

January 30, 2000

It was a bearish week on Wall Street as dislocations developed in the credit market and the stock market faltered. For the week, the Dow and S&P500 dropped 3%.

We turn our attention now to an examination of the long-term outlook for gold prices. This is a subject of great importance since it concerns not only many of our favored investments, but more importantly, the state of health of the world economy itself.

January 29, 2000

Background



Four features that can be used to distinguish a bubble, were discussed in Parts 1 and Part 2. These are:

January 28, 2000

A defensive market was the call . . . again for Wednesday action, and we weren't disappointed in the outcome.

January 24, 2000

Stock market action has been particularly choppy and disjointed, not atypical for option expiration week.

January 21, 2000

A little break in the Dow Industrials . .

January 18, 2000

At no other time in history has the supposedly almighty dollar been easier to come by.

Overview



Bonds – nearing an intermediate-term low.



Stocks – nearing a major top. A severe correction is likely to commence very soon.

January 17, 2000

The gold market has just completed the trough phase of its latest cycle and is due for a rise in the coming days, based on our cycle analysis.

January 14, 2000

A "Coming of Age" . . by the Internet, likely summarizes much of what the Street is fearing now, as suggested immediately here in the wake of the largest "new & old media" merger Monday.


The purpose of this report is to correlate the inter-relationship between Gold, Interest Rates and Commodities.

January 12, 2000

Look out, gold bugs! The attack upon the precious metal is going to escalate. Your metal mettle will be tested.

January 11, 2000

The headline in my January 2000 issue, which is scheduled to go to press this coming Monday is " Enjoying the Party and Getting Home Safely".

1999 was a successful year for the Tocqueville Gold Fund, which produced a return of 20.6% compared to a negative 7.8% for the benchmark Philadelphia Stock Exchange Gold/Silver Index, an outperformance of 28.4%.

January 7, 2000

Snapback behavior could not be sustained . .

The extraordinary two-tiered market we have witnessed for the past three months continues to astound market neophytes and long-time observers alike. We ourselves must confess we've never seen anything quite like this.

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