Gold Bull Market

A gold bull market is one in which prices move up over a long period of time. The reasons for a gold bull market vary, but they generally include the lack of faith in fiat or paper money. This usually stems from inflation. As the rise in prices decreases the value of paper money, investors can move into commodities to preserve their wealth, and thus create a gold bull market. A gold bull market has the characteristic of higher price expectations for the commodity by many investors.


Since Monday of this week, the price of gold bullion has dropped $91.00 an ounce. If we look at gold for the year, gold bullion is off 17% from its price high of $1,895 an ounce reached on September 5,…

Gold prices are currently under some pressure following a decline below $1,700, but I view weakness in the precious metal not as a sign to sell, but as an opportunity to buy. The fact that gold is losing momentum at…

The market chaos continues to grip the stock markets. We have the European debt crisis and a concerted effort to fix it, albeit it will be extremely difficult and take years. The European Central Bank (ECB) cut the eurozone’s interest…

Debt fears in the eurozone resulted in demand for gold coins in Europe, more than doubling in the third quarter of 2011 compared to same period of 2010, according to data from the World Gold Council. But there’s more… Last…

Most investors likely fall into one of these three categories: They likely haven’t bought gold investments yet and they are thinking it may be too late to get in. Or they have bought gold investments and they are wondering if…

Metals are under selling pressure, but I feel that the selling has been overdone. Use the current weakness to buy, but be careful, as metals are extremely volatile at this time. The reality is that the global climate continues to…

The precious yellow metal continues to hold up well on the price chart, as traders shift capital from the higher-risk equities to the safe-haven sanctuary of gold. In this country, there are crippling debt levels and deficits. Some cities across…

I know this is a financial e-letter. But I can’t pass on the opportunity to comment on President Obama’s speech to Congress and the nation this past Thursday night. Maybe I’m the only one who doesn’t get it. Maybe these…

I’ve learned many things about investing over a career that has spanned 30 years. One of the biggest lessons is that not a single investment goes either straight up or straight down. When an investment is rising in price (bull…

There’s an organization that’s been around for about 235 years. It’s more like a business today, taking in money and paying its bills. After World War II, this business really got into high gear. It started exporting its goods all…

You’ve got to love this guy, Hugo Chavez. The President of Venezuela had already nationalized the banks and the oil industry. Now he’s going after the gold. Chavez took to state television yesterday to tell his people that the gold…

I still feel that the most important news investors should be listening to is from corporations themselves. They are the enterprises, not government, and therefore they are the drivers of earnings growth. The fact of the matter is that we…

It was about 12 years ago that I invested $20,000 with a stockbroker friend of mine with the instructions: "Invest the money where you feel best." This stockbroker was no "slouch." He's been a stockbroker for about 30 years and…