Gold Stocks

An opportunity is now being created in precious metals if the current correction continues. Most precious metals have been falling in price, as financial markets continue to reassess the expectations for economic growth. With lower expectations for global economic growth, the demand outlook for raw materials and spot…

I’m so excited this morning; I can hardly control my excitement. Being the type of person who looks at the glass half-full as opposed to half-empty, I see yesterday’s sell-off in most investment categories as presenting investors with huge opportunities for profit. Let’s start with the stock market:…

Again, I want to reiterate how impressive the current strength is in the broader stock market. We continue to get lackluster news on employment, housing and consumer prices, but the stock market seems to be moving beyond the bad news. Institutional investors are focused on stability with the…

You can just tell that the stock market is completely unsure of itself. The price swings up and down are telling. Investors want to be buyers of equities and they have the money to do so. What’s missing is a positive catalyst to keep the trend going for…

The key in this bear market with stocks is to stick with resource stocks if you’re a speculator. I like large, blue-chip companies that pay high dividends for long-term investors. For risk-capital equity traders, the best action remains with gold stocks, and some of the best value now…

There are two schools of thought existing today in respect to where prices for goods are headed. There is the group that believes the U.S. is following the same path as Japan in the 1990s and is headed to a decade of deflation. Then there’s the second group…

Gold miners are reporting their second-quarter earnings right now and, for the most part, they are awesome. If it’s one thing that gold-producing businesses have learned over the last few years, it’s that there’s no need to hedge the price at which they sell their gold. The outlook…

The stock market is facing some strong headwinds over the short term and all the wrangling is a real shame considering that we’re still getting great earnings results from large-caps. It’s no wonder the spot price of gold keeps ticking higher; there’s nothing else for investors to rally…

So, the price of gold is going up, and so are gold stocks. There really isn’t much money to be made in this market except for speculating in gold shares. It’s the industry with the best near- and medium-term fundamentals as far as I’m concerned. The big move…

The big news this morning, at least for me, is the price of gold bullion hitting a new all-time high of $1,574 an ounce. After jumping almost $20.00 yesterday, the price of bullion is rising again this morning. The march to $1,600 an ounce is well underway and…

I have to tell you, I thought it would be Spain. My thinking of the order in which the sovereign debt crisis would engulf Europe was first Greece, then Spain, then Italy. But it looks like I was wrong. Italy, home of my favorite Italian wine, is next.…

“Uncertainty” and “worry” are the words describe the current state of the equity market without corporate earnings and new visibility. Second-quarter earnings season can’t come soon enough—it’s what the market is desperately waiting for. We have a situation where stock prices are bouncing around on the news of…

In a period of slow economic growth, dividends from equity investments are a big deal. In fact, dividends might be the single most important contributor to equity returns over the next several years. Recently in this column, I wrote about PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE/PEP) and its excellent long-term track…

Here’s the story… Gold prices usually travel in the opposite direction of the U.S. dollar trend. If the greenback is rising in value against a basket of other major world currencies, the price of gold has historically declined. The opposite is also true: If the U.S. dollar heads…

If there is one thing, one take-home message, I hope my readers derive from my writings, it is to simply avoid the flock. The flock, often referred to investing terms as the herd, is running again to U.S. Treasuries. And I don’t believe it’s the place to be…

As we all know, the U.S. reached the maximum debt level at which it can borrow (its debt ceiling) earlier this week. The U.S. has borrowed $14.3 trillion and cannot borrow more unless Congress increases the debt ceiling limit. The government says that it has dipped into its…