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Gold and silver prices have been soaring in 2016; so, too, have the top mining stocks. With fears of a recession in the U.S. and continued global economic weakness, gold and silver mining companies continue to be a popular choice for investors looking to diversify their portfolio and…

In the same way that Silicon Valley start-ups look for the next killer app, investors hunt for a company whose share price is about to explode. These “killer stocks” can see enormous price gains in a relatively short period of time, making them the perfect opportunity for growth-driven…

As gold bullion prices declined in the period from April to June of this year, so did silver prices. And just like gold bullion, the bullish case for the white metal’s prices continues to build. Demand for the white precious metal is not just robust; it is rising.…

The spot price of oil keeps taking it on the chin, while gasoline prices remain lofty, padding the pockets of the big integrated oil companies even more. What a great business to be in. Which is why, of course, a stock market portfolio should have some exposure to…

Gold is currently looking somewhat dull on the chart, losing some of its luster following the bearish move of the spot price to below $1,600/ounce on February 15. Gold has since rallied back to above $1,600, but it continues to show extremely weak relative strength. We are hearing…

Here’s the bottom line on the U.S. housing market and why it’s not really a recovery we can bank on: The most important part of the U.S. housing market—first-time homebuyers—is missing from the action! We need first-time homebuyers in the market to see real growth in the U.S.…

Words of wisdom from Robert Appel, BA, BBL, LLB, our in-house gold bullion bug and “money watcher:” “The markets seem quiet and controlled, but they are anything but that. Among the more astute commentators (and we like to believe that this advisory enjoys the privilege of being in…

Gold and silver are currently taking a breather on the charts, but if the global risk holds, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a rally in the precious metals this year. I can see gold breaking to $1,800 an ounce, something that nearly materialized on October 5, 2012,…

Gold flew above the $1,700 level last Thursday to $1,712, marking 15 new highs over the past month but still well down from its 52-week high of $1,790 in February. The breakout around $1,625 is positive. There is some resistance at $1,750 and $1,600. I continue to like…

Gold and silver prices are rising, and this is exactly what mining stocks need. After a well-deserved correction in gold prices, gold stocks were hit pretty hard as institutional investors abandoned the sector. Just like the spot price, speculating in gold stocks isn’t for the weak-stomached; volatility is…

When it comes to getting a feeling of what’s happening in the global economy, starting with the basic commodity firms is a good first step. The global economy depends on mining stocks to extract valuable inputs, such as iron ore, that go into making things, such as steel.…

With the growth of the world population, the impact on the global environment increases as well. As more goods are being made, this in turn means more energy use. With sources like coal having a negative effect on the environment, uranium investing through mining stocks still appears to…

The prices of gold and other precious metals are in correction and therefore gold and other precious metal stocks are in correction. I think it’s particularly important for stock market speculators to be paying attention to this sector as it corrects. There are a lot of very attractive…

The current stock market correction has some legs, so be prepared for more downside. We’ve got gold below $1,600 an ounce and oil solidly below $100.00 a barrel—this is a broad-based market correction in investable assets and it will likely linger for a while. The stock market began…

The spot price of gold really needs to hold above $1,700 an ounce in order to maintain its positive short-term price momentum. There is good underlying strength for gold long-term and, to illustrate it, just pull up a five- and 10-year chart on the spot price. The outlook…

Some of the toughest decisions an investor has to make occur when you are up on a trade. I’ve highlighted some of the merits in investing in precious metals like platinum before, the last being on January 11, 2012, in the article Investors—Should You Consider Platinum? At the…

Copper prices, as well as all precious metals, have bounced strongly off the lows last year and there are many signs that this move up is only the beginning of the move that will push up mining stocks. Precious metals prices are based off supply and demand. Inventories…

I was beginning to get a little worried that this earnings season was going to be a dud. Just like the economy, there is growth out there, but it isn’t uniform. Investor sentiment is still somewhat sideways about the state of things. I still see the main stock…

The best action for stock market speculators continues to be in the mining sector. There have been lots of good momentum trades lately in a diverse number of industries, but, for consistency, mining stocks have been some of the best performers due to high prices for precious metals.…