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Why the price of gold skyrocketed and why it’s over!

Everyone is fascinated by the yellow metal.  I’ve been to exploration sites as far north as Nunavut (by the Arctic Ocean) and south to operating mines in Chile.  But determining what it’s worth remains a conundrum to all of us. The price … Continue reading

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How can the stock market be overbought? Nobody’s buying!

Earnings, not wholesale ‘buying’ have been driving the recent rally….please read my previous comments . Those arguing that the “Olympic” rally is a false start have simply missed the boat yet again.  They suggest the stock market is overbought but … Continue reading

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Money Flows and Regulatory Overkill!

I was reading an interesting article about the U.S. JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Act) which in effect begins to unwind some of the so-called “investor protection” constraints imposed by the excessive reactionary measures contained in the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank laws.  … Continue reading

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Fund flows point to continued strength in global equity markets!

Back in September I suggested that my favourite contrary leading indicator – the weighting devoted to equities by institutional investors – was pointing to an imminent rally in stock markets. Once again it proved robust. But what’s happened since then? … Continue reading

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Don’t be fooled – it “is” a bond BUBBLE!

Are these folks shopping for US Treasuries? Thirty years ago, when I got my first job as an investment analyst (Canadian Pacific Pension Fund) the bond managers were a sad bunch. Rates had gradually climbed (i.e. bond portfolios kept losing … Continue reading

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Bad funds today, stars tomorrow!

Over decades, I’ve been quoted in newspapers and television (and have also made dozens of presentations to various professional groups) suggesting that bad funds (defined as those with miserable track records at present, or dogs) offer the best potential for … Continue reading

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Are Mutual Funds Dead? Or Making a Comeback?

In the spirit of ‘do-the-opposite’ I’m thinking the worst may be over for the estranged ‘mutual funds’ that invest in U.S. stocks. My first indicator, is that finally cash is exiting money market funds. I disagree with this headline though: from … Continue reading

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