Some of the economic news coming out of the eurozone lately has been better than expected, but the numbers are still showing contraction in the economy and unemployment is at a record high. The stock market might still be in an upward trend, but I’m not bullish going into 2013. Here’s the thing about the current state of the economy—the Federal Reserve is very much onside in terms of policy… Read More
Gold and silver prices are going up, and it’s a great time to be back in the precious metals sector. Gold and silver stocks corrected significantly, along with spot prices this year, and a lot of value developed among the best stocks in the sector. Both gold and silver prices were due for a correction; gold more so than silver.
Gold and silver stocks corrected significantly more than the percentage… Read More
I previously talked about the run-up in silver, but gold is also sizzling hot on the chart and its ramp-up could continue towards the $1,800 and $2,000 levels in a best-case scenario.
In 2011, the world’s central banks accumulated the most gold in four years. The active buying was largely driven by the weaker greenback along with the perceived higher risk in holding U.S. dollars. The Federal Reserve’s worries and… Read More
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 standard in precious metals. But with volatility comes the opportunity for greater returns—if you buy the right companies at the right time…. Read More
On the stock market, gold stocks recovered from their recent correction, but they are still lagging the recovery in the spot price of gold. The same goes for silver stocks, whose stock market performance is even more behind the spot price action. Institutional investors have lost a lot of their affinity for gold stocks, even though they still might like gold’s long-term prospects. In many ways, speculating in gold stocks… Read More
Silver had a very volatile year in 2011. The big moves up and down might have been so jarring to knock out your silver fillings, but I hope not, as there appears to be a silver lining. After such a move, many investors in silver and mining stocks are asking the question: “What will happen now?” Although no one can predict the future, the most likely scenario is that we… Read More
It’s a crazy trading environment out there. Whether you are in bank stocks, gold stocks, silver stocks, or even cyclical stocks, the stock market risk is high at this time, as we just completed a volatile week of trading. The European debt crisis is keeping buyers on the sidelines and waiting for something magical to happen. The economic recovery is showing improvement here, but, with a high unemployment rate and declining home prices, it will continue to be a difficult path.
The week around Thanksgiving typically has light trading volume, but positive price action in the stock market. Of course, in this kind of environment, anything can happen. Europe’s sovereign debt crisis continues to hold the U.S. equity market hostage, and institutional investors remain unwilling to make any bold moves in the stock market.
Listen up folks, stock markets have had a great run advancing in five straight weeks and breaking away from or near to bear market status. There may be more upside moves ahead of us should the economy continue to improve, but you also need to be careful.