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  • Market Outlook: Physical Commodity Prices, Junior Mining Equities, And The Renewable Energy Boom  [View article]
    Sorry, that should have been 6.86%.
    Feb 3, 2016. 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Outlook: Physical Commodity Prices, Junior Mining Equities, And The Renewable Energy Boom  [View article]
    PVG up 6.68%. For the year? No, that was today! (See above.)
    Feb 3, 2016. 04:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Outlook: Physical Commodity Prices, Junior Mining Equities, And The Renewable Energy Boom  [View article]
    Small cap mining: consider PVG. They just hit a vein reading 20,000 gm/tonne of gold (and 13,000 gm/tonne of silver). Production set to begin in 2017. It's a real gold mine!
    Feb 3, 2016. 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Investors Get More Stimulus, Will They Take More Risk?  [View article]
    At the moment, I'm praying that the bass player in the Yellen Dance Band hides her QE4 red panic button.
    Feb 2, 2016. 04:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: Time To Get On Board?  [View article]
    Except for a little issue with the Canadian tax man which needs straightening out, SLW is as good as gold, except it pays off in silver. It's a great bet in the long term.
    Feb 2, 2016. 09:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold: Time To Get On Board?  [View article]
    Time to pan for gold.

    I owned GDX gold miners index, but switched to MGPMX. I much prefer ETFs to mutual funds, but MGPMX is cheaper and, in this instance, I believe it's good to have some degree of professional management when a sector has suffered so much that some players (miners) might be close to going out of business. Both have performed very well lately. I view this as a long term investment.
    Feb 1, 2016. 11:09 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Remains On Track: Buy Stocks And Sell Gold  [View article]
    There will be no rate hike in March, or through the summer for that matter. Buy gold and stay out of stocks, except for SH. Pray Yellen can't find the QE4 panic button.
    Jan 28, 2016. 08:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Weekly: How To Play The FOMC Meeting  [View article]
    Nobody knows what the Fed is doing. That is particularly true of most of the voting members.
    Jan 26, 2016. 04:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Election 2016: The Year Of The Fourth Party Candidate?  [View article]
    gh1616, should Clinton remove herself, Biden will be the president's man. Time to convention is the biggest problem at that point.
    Jan 25, 2016. 11:04 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Election 2016: The Year Of The Fourth Party Candidate?  [View article]
    As Eric has done, I will also state that this comment is not political, only factual as I see what's apparently happening.

    First, let me say that I believe I know something about the protection of classified national security information. During my Air Force career, as a young major I was the JAG and then became the vice commander of a security service base in Turkey (now closed); as a colonel, I worked directly for the DOD general counsel in the Pentagon, and I subsequently was the JAG for the stealth fighter wing when it was classified and still "in the black."

    Classified information above top secret and in the "need to know" category is a VERY big deal. I cannot imagine anyone who has clearly violated the law involving this type of information not being prosecuted - assuming there is sufficient evidence. An actual trial could be delayed for a very long time. But I believe a referral to a prosecuting US Attorney could have a devastating effect upon events, including the reaction of the market. And this could conceivably happen before November.

    It all boils down to the evidence and, in this case, a political decision. Just be aware that anything can happen, including this.
    Jan 25, 2016. 09:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: A Dovish Tilt From The Fed?  [View article]
    And nobody seems to give a damn!
    Jan 24, 2016. 05:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: A Dovish Tilt From The Fed?  [View article]
    bdarken, the question for me isn't who are the Fed's biggest clients, but instead, who are their biggest potential victims? And the answer for me are senior retirees who have always planned on living on their dividends and interest investments, and have been forced into ever more risky equities these past years.

    They are the ones now most at risk. And I say that not because I am one. I'm not.
    Jan 24, 2016. 01:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: A Dovish Tilt From The Fed?  [View article]
    David, I agree, too much emphasis on the Fed. Let's ignore them, maybe they'll go away.
    Jan 24, 2016. 10:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Weighing The Week Ahead: A Dovish Tilt From The Fed?  [View article]
    The Fed will either keep raising rates, lower them, or leave them where they are. Hell, they don't have a clue, so why should anybody else?
    Jan 24, 2016. 09:35 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold Stocks At Fundamentally-Absurd Levels Have Amazing Upside In 2016  [View article]
    And as I read the report, that strike also contained over 13,000 grams/tonne of silver. But again, I'd like to know TDune75 if you have anything to add.
    Jan 23, 2016. 03:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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