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February 8, 1999

Bullish euphoria was severely dampened this week as the yield on the 30-year US government bond surged to 5.35% from last Friday's 5.09%.

February 5, 1999

Waiting for Godot . . . characterized much of Wednesday's price behavior ahead of Fedspeak.

February 4, 1999


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A number of market observers have noted that the current excitement in the silver market is occurring exactly one year after Warren Buffett's announcement of his big silver purchase.

February 3, 1999

One of the worst things an analyst or investor can do is try to call a market top, especially if an all-out mania is underway, as is presently the case.

February 2, 1999

The stock market action over the last month was typical for the season. We started off with the usual sharp January rally, it fizzled a bit and then finished on a positive note.

The purpose of this article is somewhat technical in nature, and is designed to provide a mathematical and theoretical understanding of world economics.

February 1, 1999

Yesterday on CNBC, Bill Murphy, President of Le Metropole Café, discuss the efforts of an organization known as GATA (Gold Anti-Trust Action) to study and perhaps seek legal remedies against the control of the price of gold by some of Wall Street's major invest

It is an attempt to make sense of the announced 900+ ton daily turnover in gold on the London Bullion Marketing Association (LBMA), as recounted in the archive series of discussions that was triggered by the LBMA announcement of their turnover figures in mid 19

January 28, 1999

Dramamine. . . after hours of midday see-saw action, was the most requested elixir Wednesday.

January 26, 1999

The leasing of gold is simply gold being used as money.

The American Experience

Period 4:Deflation of 1920-1933

Duration: 13 years

Commodity Prices: -69%

Purchasing Power of Gold: +251%

Monetary System: Gold Exchange Standard

January 21, 1999

Fed recognition of real "Wealth Effect" impacts. .

January 20, 1999

The concept of a "managed economy" pleases most people. After all, we wouldn't want an unmanaged economy, would we? You just can't let things like the economy flounder around untended, so let's hear it for a managed economy.

Brazilian Devaluation Seen As A Death Knell for the American Farmer

January 18, 1999

"Creative destruction" is a term economists use to describe the way in which dynamic new industries overtake then replace old industries.

The American Experience

Period 3: Inflation of 1897-1920

Duration: 23 years

Commodity Prices: +232%

Purchasing Power of Gold: -70%

Monetary System: Classic Gold Standard

We began last week with a near-term bullish view of the markets. However action late last week has forced us to sweep our bullishness aside, for now at least, and concentrate on what we believe to be a bearish scenario developing.

January 17, 1999

The fabulous momentum in the Canadian gold mining sector that we saw in late 1998 has all but dissipated now and only a few Canadian golds are in bullish positions at the moment.

January 15, 1999

Financial markets around the world . .

January 13, 1999

The gold market continued its long, arduous sideways trend in the remaining weeks of 1998 and in the first two weeks of 1999. In the last one year absolutely nothing has changed as gold moves within a narrow trading range between $285-$300/oz.

January 12, 1999

When our November 1996 issue of our monthly market letter and our daily research first published our Dow projection of 9654 +/- 1 1/2%, the time frame that this level would be reached -- if it were even to be reached at all -- was perhaps more difficult to fore

Equities markets both at home and abroad took a surprising turn for the better in the final weeks of 1998.

January 8, 1999

Basic economics teaches that manipulating a commodity price must lead to distortions in supply and demand. Price supports create oversupply; price ceilings create shortages.

January 7, 1999

More optimistic than most strategists .

Ask the bank, the hospital or the power company about their respective Y2K problems and each will tell you they've got the problem licked.

But ask each about the others and doubts begin to thicken like tule fog.

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