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September 20, 2018 | 3 Red-Hot Charts on Gold and Silver

I called a bottom in gold and silver about a month ago. The problem is that miners didn’t listen — they kept going lower. Well, that’s changed. Miners are now leading the metals higher. Is that bullish for metals? You can bet your silver buttons it is. I’ll show you why in three charts. Here’s […]

September 18, 2018 | An American State Becomes the Newest “Member” of OPEC

We have met the newest “member” of OPEC — and it is one of America’s 50 states. That’s just one of the wild forces pushing the oil markets around. It’s going to make oil prices more volatile … but could also put more profits in your pocket. Here’s the scoop: North Dakota pumped 1.27 million […]

September 13, 2018 | Trump’s Secret Order Could Send Gold Soaring

Did President Donald Trump give his economic advisers an order that could smash the value of the U.S. dollar? And send the price of gold soaring? You bet he did, according to a new book by legendary Washington reporter Bob Woodward. In his new book on the Trump White House, Woodward reports that, early in […]

September 8, 2018 | Gold Miners as You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Everyone hates gold miners now. I don’t blame them. After all, gold miners just hit a 52-week low. They have been down so long, they don’t know which way is up. But there’s something about gold miners that is up. Something that should interest a select breed of investors. I’m talking about dividends. Specifically, the forward dividend […]

September 1, 2018 | This Superhero of Commodities is an Unstoppable Force

If you’re a fan of Marvel comics — or your kids or grandkids are — then you know about Juggernaut. A nemesis of the X-Men, he’s featured in a couple of movies as a huge guy in an improbably large helmet. Image Credit: Wikipedia/Marvel Juggernaut’s superpower is that he is an unstoppable force. Once he […]

August 26, 2018 | This is What a Gold Market Cliff Dive Looks Like

The guy who is managing your money … what’s he doing in the gold market right now? Because I’ll tell ya — way, way too many money managers are making a one-sided bet that gold will go down. Here’s a chart I snagged off my Bloomberg terminal. You’ll see the price of gold (in orange, […]

August 21, 2018 | Gold: What Would Patton Do?

There are many words investors might use to describe the current gold market. Most of them are unprintable here. But I have one word that should describe gold investors now. At least, those investors who want to make money. And that word is “audacious.” Be bold! Dare to go where others fear to tread. It […]

August 12, 2018 | A Camel is Going to Eat Your Walle

The Bedouins have an old saying that goes: “Once the camel’s nose is in your tent, the rest of the camel can’t be far behind.” Folks, the camel’s nose is in your tent. Maybe you didn’t even know you were camping. But I’m speaking metaphorically. That camel is inflation. His nose is in your tent. […]

July 29, 2018 | Run from Homebuilders Like the House is on Fire!

I have nothing against homebuilders per se. I wish them well. But the chart is painting a forbidding picture. If you own them, you might consider exiting or at least hedging those investments. Just look at the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (NYSE: XHB). The babbling heads on CNBC have pounded the table on this one recently, […]

July 26, 2018 | The Next Oil Crisis Looms — What You Need to Know in One Chart

There is a crisis moving toward the oil markets now, like a crocodile hunting a bunch of swimmers at the beach. It barely makes ripple on the surface of the water. But man, can it bite. I’ll explain. You know that President Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are in a war of words. First, […]

July 24, 2018 | Gold Extremes Scream Bullish Reversal

The market hates gold right now. Hates it! I’m OK with that, though. That’s because gold and gold miners are going to pull off a massive rally when you least expect it. Let me show you two reasons why. This shows that short positions in gold are at a record high. That’s according to the […]

July 15, 2018 | Where to Find Potential Trade War Profits

The trade war is on. Oh, it’s on like Donkey Kong! And while President Trump is handing out heaping helpings of tariff tough talk to Mexico, Canada and Europe, he’s saved his special ire for China. This could affect your investments a lot. I’ll explain. President Trump just announced another 10% hike on $200 billion […]

July 8, 2018 | A Giant is Waking, With Humongous Profits Ahead

Man, I love catching a big move early. And there’s a metal that is just making a turn out of a long, brutal bear market right now. It’s not gold. It’s not platinum. Nope, this metal glows in the dark. It is still moving slowly, like a giant rousing from a deep slumber. Investors who […]

July 3, 2018 | Will Gasoline Prices Drive You Crazy This Summer?

When it comes to gas prices, you can’t blame consumers for not knowing whether they’re coming or going, due to all the geopolitical problems bubbling to the surface. But there IS good news, at least here in the short term, for the 31 million Americans hitting the road this holiday week. And for the rest […]

June 27, 2018 | Why ‘Boring’ is a Good Setup for Gold

Gold prices traded sideways for the first part of the year, and have been rolling downhill slowly since May. It’s very disappointing for gold bulls. Worse than that, it’s boring. But this also may be a setup for some extraordinary gains. Why? Because gold’s snooze-walk to lower prices not seen since late last year is […]

June 20, 2018 | Psst! Hey, Buddy! Buy Oil Stocks! 3 Ways to Play the Coming Surge

Oil markets have seen a bull market in bearishness recently, with one market wag after another coming out to call a top. The prices of oil-leveraged companies didn’t wait, falling hard and fast. And now, you have a great opportunity … to go long those very same stocks. Here’s the scoop … Russia and Saudi […]

June 16, 2018 | How a Wild Fox Helped Make One of the Greatest Silver Discoveries in History

The histories of North America’s rushes for gold and silver are filled with outrageous stories and larger-than-life characters. And here’s one you haven’t heard before: A massive silver rush, one that was started by a wild fox. It’s an incredible tale ripped from the pages from history. But it holds lessons for today’s investors. Let […]

June 12, 2018 | Invest Like a Pirate. Arrrgh!

My family loves the Pirate of the Caribbean movies, and pirates in general. We live in Florida, which doesn’t have areas named “The Gold Coast” and “The Treasure Coast” for nothing. Ye deadly lass bears a little likeness to a real pirate. What I really find interesting is the economics of piracy, I’m talking about […]

June 10, 2018 | Dust in the Wind

A huge bull market in commodities suddenly takes a downturn. Equities are getting clobbered. The nation is groaning under insurmountable debts after the banks throw caution to the wind. Some people say the market is over-regulated — others that it’s not regulated enough. And weird weather is making headlines — in fact, some people think […]

June 5, 2018 | The First ‘Amazing Race’ for the REAL City of Gold

El Dorado … Cibola … Quivira … these are all fabled “lost cities of gold” that fired up the imaginations of explorers who pursued their dreams to the four corners of the Earth. These cities only existed in the fevered imaginations of storytellers. But there was a real city of gold … or at least, […]

June 3, 2018 | The Ancient Empire of Oil

The U.S. seems to be getting more involved in the Middle East all the time. There are many reasons why, but any cynical analyst will tell you that control of oil resources is at the heart of the matter. I’m a history buff, so I can tell you that Uncle Sam isn’t the first to […]

May 29, 2018 | The Cariboo Gold Rush: Grub High, Whiskey Bad, Money Plenty!

Gold rushes in Canada have all the exciting elements of one of the old pulp action-adventure novel. Greed, bloodlust, native Americans, Chinese prospectors! For example, let’s look at the Cariboo Gold Rush. When I say “Cariboo Gold Rush,” you may say “What?” Most people have forgotten what was the most exciting event of its day. […]

May 26, 2018 | What Should I Do About Gold, Dividends and More?

Martin asked subscribers for their views, hopes and fears. And many of you wrote in. Some of those questions seem better suited to me. So, I thought I would field them here. And it gives me a chance to answer questions on gold, dividends, and more. Colby N. writes … I have a membership in Supercycle […]

May 22, 2018 | 4 Charts on the Cheapest Market

You can’t turn on the TV without hearing that stocks are overpriced by this or that metric. Well, let me tell you, there is a market right now that is priced in pennies compared to where it is going to be down the road. And investors with steel in their spines will want to buy […]

May 20, 2018 | Why Your Gasoline Costs So Much

Man, the prices at the pump are soaring. Why is that? Isn’t America pumping more oil than ever? What the ding-dang is going on? Well, I’ll explain not only why gasoline prices are high, but what you can do about it. First, you know oil is a global market, right? It gets pumped and shipped […]

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