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December 5, 2002

It has been some time since we last discussed the bond market in some detail. But bonds are an integral part of the market. World wide it is estimated that there are $33 trillion of bonds outstanding.

December 4, 2002

W.D. Gann was one of the brightest, most innovative and most successful trader on Wall Street in the first half of the 20th century. Even today his name and status among the great traders and market technicians of the past is legendary.

A couple of people have taken me to task for my most recent article which drew attention to some technical non-confirmations and, therefore, to the possibility that Gold might not yet break up - as the charts have been apparently pointing to.

December 2, 2002

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As I have mentioned before, the auto craze for zero percent financing is over. New cars, used cars, and every known kind of cars are sitting around waiting for a buyer. Few are showing up.

China May Let Local Investors Trade Gold 1st Half 2003 - China is likely to allow individual investors begin participating in gold trading at its recently launched Shanghai Gold Exchange in the first half of 2003 according to a Chinese exchange official.

Many Technical Analysts have been excited by the fact that the gold chart below has no fewer than 5 "potentially" bullish formations/patterns:

November 29, 2002

Can you trust the markets just before "Turkey Time"? Listen, they're the only markets we have, so we better trust them. The Dow opened with an impressive pop today -- the Dow was up 71 points but my eyes were fixed more on the Transportation Average.

A fellow called me the other day, and expressed surprise about the use of gold as a storage vehicle for wealth. He told me he bought a new Volkswagen in 1966 for $1995, which then was exactly 57 ounce of gold.

November 27, 2002

All conspiracy theories aside, here are some interesting technical facts which flow from the following three monthly charts:

November 26, 2002

Since our last update, and indeed since early June, gold has been in a holding pattern, moving sideways within the $310 to $325 range. Likewise, the trade-weighted U.S.

A popular view advocates that the Fed should manage the economy so as to keep inflation in check, while also being on guard against deflation. In this view, prices must not rise too much or fall too much, but rather stay within some happy median.

The frantic Fed has taken the threat of deflation very seriously. The are seriously afraid that the US might be following the deflationary path of Japan, and they have decided to do what I predicted they would do all along.

Desperate Times Require Desperate Actions

November 25, 2002

I wonder what it would be like to be a middle ages peasant whose entire lifetime of information equals about what I get in a good five hour Internet session. Mind you, our society is heading toward serfdom at a rapid clip. The people are ready.

We all have seen a snowball begin at the top of a hill, and begin its downward trek, picking up speed and snow as it proceeds. The larger it gets, and the faster it rolls, the more destructive it becomes.

November 21, 2002

A lot has happened since we first started writing about the great "Real Estate Bubble" over a year ago. Residential real estate markets nationwide continue to run strong with top prices prevailing.

A lot has happened since we first started writing about the great "Real Estate Bubble" over a year ago. Residential real estate markets nationwide continue to run strong with top prices prevailing.

November 20, 2002

I have chosen to delete the first 17 points as they refer to subjects that might cause the western precious metals researcher to prejudice the rest of this extremely important document.

November 19, 2002

Gold Trashed Gives Birth to the Big Dollar Lie

That the United States is the world's largest consumer of energy is indisputable.

November 18, 2002

First, be sure to read Doug Noland's great and scary piece on the current absolutely astounding state of credit in the US, better known as the Greatest Credit Bubble in recorded history.

In my most recent Gold-Eagle.com article I discussed the theory behind valuing a mine. This article attempts to apply that theory to derive a valuation for Silver Standard Resources Inc. (SSRI)

November 16, 2002

This'll be a pity party probably, because of the intense grief out there in gold futures land. I haven't seen gold take a dump of $6 within a couple of hours in many years.

November 13, 2002

Monetary Realists, knowing not so much what they've been taught, but what they've learned with their eyes open and ears tuned, see things clearly, without peering through a haze of misinformation masquerading as knowledge.

November 12, 2002

I have had numerous ideas floating in terms of another GOLD-EAGLE.com contribution over the past fortnight, however they were not sufficient to get the project over the line in terms of creating an article that may be able to add some value to the readers of th

In fact, that process of a dollar decline may now be in its very early stages, judging by the bearish posture of the dollar in the chart below. At 104.95, the Greenback has fallen below the 20, 50 and 200 day moving averages.

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:

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