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Gold Bull Market

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, 2011. This is enough of a correction in…

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 this time despite what I feel will be…

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 rate by 25 basis points to one percent—the…

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 week, investors (mostly hedge funds) increased their gold…

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 they should by more at these prices. Or,…

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 be favorable for metals given the U.S. deficit…

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 the nation are shutting down to save money.…

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 politicians are all smarter than me. I see…

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 market), there are usually dips and corrections on…

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 over the world. It actually lent money to…

Perusing the stock market for opportunities, I’m discovering some very good values in the marketplace. Economic conditions aren’t the rosiest, as you know, but there are a lot of quality businesses out there that just went on sale. Also useful, dividend yields have gone up with the market’s…

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 industry is “run by the mafia,” so “We’re…

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 are in the age of austerity, and we…

The latecomers to the gold bull market have been feeling the heat the last couple of days. After reaching a record high of $1,540 an ounce only seven business days ago (on May 3), the price of gold bullion has fallen $55.00 to $1,485. But it’s not the…

In my lifetime, I believe I will wake up one morning to the news headline, “Gold up $100 Today as U.S. Dollar Crashes.” The popular media is slowly starting to pick up the gold bull market story. Investors are getting interested in it, and the smart money is…

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 is a branch manager at his office. He…

“It’s too late, the easy money has been made,” is the most common response I get from investors when I ask them why they do not have exposure to the gold bull market. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, gold’s had a phenomenal run-up in price,…

The economic news out there still isn’t great, but the stock market doesn’t seem to care. Equity investors seem only worried about first-quarter earnings and the outlook for the numbers remains very bright. Also looking good in this market are precious metal stocks, as spot prices remain very…