Gold

July 18, 2017

The Gold Trade Is Back On

Gold has been in a bear market since 2011 despite all the commercials on television saying it’s the best investment of a lifetime.  Despite this bear market, gold has had some nice runs.  It might be time for one of those runs again.

May 2, 2017

Is Gold Really The Place To Make Money When There’s Fear?

The other day, I was driving and heard a commercial on the radio. “Radio” is such an old term. Anyways, there I was listening and as usual, I heard a gold commercial. I immediately thought “Which ’80s ex-celebrity is this?”. But, it was simply a regular old voice over dude. Same tactic. Try and scare you into thinking everything’s horrible and the market’s going to crash and therefore you should buy gold. It was a classic fear sales technique. But, it got me thinking.

February 7, 2017

Is The Run In Gold Over?

Gold is having a nice start to the year, up approximately 7.5% so far. While the move was bigger in 2016, the direction is the same as the move from last January. Today’s chart of the day is of the Gold ETF, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD).

December 13, 2016

Is It Time To Buy Gold?

The “safe” investment that many pitch on television and radio has been getting crushed since the summer and that accelerated after the election. In fact, since August, gold is down over 15% and the gold mining stocks are down over 30%! Today, we’ll focus on the gold mining stocks, not gold the actual metal.

August 5, 2016

CDs Continue To Safely Lose Money

With the many people we talk to every day about their finances, there’s no shortage of fear and concern about the stock market due to the upcoming election, terrorism risk, the economy, and anything else one can imagine.

July 20, 2016

TODAY’S TOP 10 (or so) 7-20-2016

The party continues on with indices continuing their march higher highlights TTTOS.

July 5, 2016

TODAY’S TOP 10 (OR SO) 7-5-2016

The 4-day “stocks up” streak came to an end. In this post-holiday edition of TTTOS, we’ll focus on the good, the bad, and the ugly.

June 13, 2016

Bitcoin Surging

Bitcoin, the most recognizable digital currency had been unusually quiet in 2016 after a volatile few years, but now is surging.

February 19, 2016

What’s Up With Gold?

One of the few things that’s worked in 2016 has been gold. Perhaps the worst investment the past four years has turned into one of the best investments in 2016. Let’s first examine why the tide has changed and then we’ll walk through how to play it going forward.

November 9, 2015

Gold For A Trade

Last week, I discussed gold and the fact that longer term we believe it could fall to $1,000 per ounce and possibly lower. But, in the short-term, it’s oversold and could rally.