Time to Add a Gold Stock – Part II

Time to Add a Gold Stock – Part II

In Time to Add a Gold Stock – But Which One? I said: It’s getting time to add a gold stock to the Seasonal Forecaster portfolio. But which one? I used Seasonal Analysis to pick the best gold stock candidate, since most gold mining and royalty stocks had similar fundamentals (poor) and technical setups (improving → Read More

A Golden Opportunity?

A Golden Opportunity?

This sector doesn't have a friend in the world. It used to have many friends. I'm talking about gold, and I used to be one of its friends. In the past, it has treated me very well. And it most likely will again, sometime in the future. Focusing on GLD, the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, → Read More

A Covered Call on a Gold Stock? Really?

A Covered Call on a Gold Stock? Really?

Only true mining stock die-hards would have noticed, but the gold stocks have actually been building strength. I don't know if Friday's surge in the price of Gold is the start of a longer-term rally, or if will quickly fizzle out. And the fundamentals, on just about any gold stock you pick, are just plain → Read More

Time To Consider Gold Trades?

Time To Consider Gold Trades?

The major U.S. stock indexes are ripe for a pullback. With the evidence of institutional accumulation in many stocks, it is likely to be of minor extent. If that indeed happens, contrarian strategies, such as buying protective puts or inverse ETFs as insurance, may not work out well. How about diversifying in the longer term → Read More

Thinking To Buy Gold? Think OUNZ…

Thinking To Buy Gold? Think OUNZ…

One of the hallmarks of a great business plan is one that provides a product to meet a clear, present, and significant need!  Although far-fetched and not realty-based, here is a compelling example of such a product: Assume that a particularly virulent strain of bacteria has suddenly attacked tens of thousands of people within a → Read More

How The Average Investor Performs And Simple Steps to Improve

How The Average Investor Performs And Simple Steps to Improve

After writing a piece on investor fear and market volatility, I ran across the most interesting chart provided through Dalbar and Blackrock – a chart showing “average investment returns” over the past twenty year period (ended 12/31/2011). Why did I find this so fascinating? It’s simple – looking at that 20-year period made trading look → Read More

A Short History of Gold and How It Compares To the Dollar Index

A Short History of Gold and How It Compares To the Dollar Index

In my estimation, one of the most interesting and compelling world-wide investment stories of the past decade has been the story of Gold, traded most commonly within the stock and options world through the ETF SPDR Gold Shares (GLD).  During the twelve years prior to August of 2011, it was “common knowledge”[1] that (at first) → Read More

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