Gold

  • 07 May
    What You Can Learn From Berkshire’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

    What You Can Learn From Berkshire’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

    This past Saturday, the Woodstock for capitalists was on as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger held their annual shareholder conference.

    If you want to succeed in investing and reach your financial goals, this conference and the insights from it are all you need to listen to in order to learn about investing, what’s going on, and what to do about it.

    In today’s article, I’ll summarize what the key points to take out are and also save you the 6-hour watch.



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  • 02 Apr
    What You Need To Know About Investing In Gold In 2018

    What You Need To Know About Investing In Gold In 2018

    • What’s moving gold prices up.
    • What can happen to gold in the short to medium term.
    • And how to use gold as a hedge in this environment.



    What’s Moving Gold Prices Up

    When interest rates go up, gold—as a non-yielding asset—is supposed to go down, but we haven’t seen that in the last 12 months.

    Gold prices are up almost 10% over the last 12 months. More →

  • 22 Mar
    Got Your Eye On Silver? Read This First

    Got Your Eye On Silver? Read This First

    I like to have some gold miners in my portfolio as a hedge against future possible crazy monetary policies. Let’s say that it helps me to sleep well at night.

    I’ll do an update on gold soon but before I do, I want to share my thoughts on silver. Many see gold and silver as equals which leads them to believe that silver is extremely undervalued and overlooked.

    Let’s dig into the supply and demand trends for silver and the main trends surrounding silver in general in order to see whether silver is like gold or if it is perhaps better or worse.



    Silver Price, Demand & Supply

    Silver prices, hovering around $16 per ounce, spiked in 2011 and are now 4 times above the levels of the 1990s. So there’s room to rise, but also room to fall. More →

  • 13 Feb
    10 Gold Miners To Consider

    10 Gold Miners To Consider

    • The top 10 gold miners are stable producers. The next 10 discussed today are a completely different ballgame.
    • The miners discussed today are much more leveraged to gold prices.
    • Investing in such companies might be less risky and provide higher upside if done with a proper investing strategy.



    Introduction

    This article is the second in a series of articles that cover the 50 gold miners held by the Van Eck Gold Miners ETF (GDX). For more info about the purpose of these articles, please read the first article in the series where I analyzed the top 10 global gold miners. More →

  • 27 Dec
    Why You Need Gold Miners In Your Portfolio In 2018

    Why You Need Gold Miners In Your Portfolio In 2018

    I recently wrote about how gold is an essential part of a portfolio. However, today I want to dig deeper into what kind of gold investments could be the best fit your portfolio because it’s all about your personal preferences and every gold miner is different.

    Let’s start with the basis of gold in an all-weather strategy.



    Gold As Part Of An All-Weather Strategy

    There are two macroeconomic environments where gold as a hedge does well: when there is inflation, and especially when there is an economic slowdown and inflation. More →

  • 21 Nov
    Worried About The Current Financial Environment? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Worried About The Current Financial Environment? Here’s What You Need To Know

    • Today, we’ll discuss the sustainability of developed financial systems as they are now.
    • We’ll also take a look at the much talked about Chinese slowdown.
    • I’ll finish with a take on gold and what could happen.



    Introduction

    In today’s article, I’ll discuss the financial environment we are living in.

    It’s very important to see the fundamental trends and forces surrounding what looks like a stable and strong financial system. The fundamental forces are crucial because in the long term, those forces eventually prevail and have a huge impact on all financial assets. More →

  • 03 Nov
    This Stock Could See A Fivefold Increase In Price, But The Risks Are Huge

    This Stock Could See A Fivefold Increase In Price, But The Risks Are Huge

    Being a value growth investor, I’d recommend a stock that has a strong margin of safety—thus little chance of permanent capital loss—while also having huge upside coming from market recognized or unrecognized catalysts.

    There are some investments out there where the potential loss is total while the potential upside is extremely high. I wouldn’t call these investments, and only would recommend one as it’s more like a bet.

    To keep things interesting, today I want to share with you such a bet by discussing a non-linear stock with out of the box thinking management, McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX). MUX will give you a clue as to how I research potential investments and analyze their risk reward ratios.



    McEwen Mining

    MUX is a producing, developing, and exploring gold/coper miner. Currently, it produces only gold, so the market puts it into the gold miners basket. Nevertheless, it has 3 producing mines in Ontario, Mexico, and Argentina, two gold mines in development, and various exploration targets. More →

  • 14 Sep
    We Could See Gold At $20,000. No, I’m Not Crazy.

    We Could See Gold At $20,000. No, I’m Not Crazy.

    • It might sound crazy, but gold at $20,000 is a highly probable scenario.
    • However, gold at $600 is also a probable scenario in the short term.
    • I’ll discuss how to position your portfolio to take advantage of scenario 1 and not lose much in scenario 2.

    Introduction

    I’ve already written about how gold should be an essential, but small part of each portfolio. My theory is that by putting a few percentages of your portfolio into gold miners, you hedge yourself against anything that might happen while you don’t risk much as all you can lose are those few percentage points. More →

  • 08 Sep
    Why You Should Be Paying Attention To Bond Yields

    Why You Should Be Paying Attention To Bond Yields

    • It’s extremely important to watch bond yields as they define the health of the economy and financial markets.
    • I was correct last year when I said to short bonds, but now things are changing and shorting bonds is no longer a low risk thing to do.
    • I’ll discuss what to look for to protect your portfolio from what bond yields are saying.

    Introduction

    Last year, I was a bond bear and wrote about how investors should avoid bonds, especially as the FED was announcing a tightening policy. I was right on with my forecasts as bond yields have almost doubled since June 2016 which lowered bond values. More →

  • 24 Aug
    Gold Miners Vs. Gold Steaming Companies – There’s A Clear Winner When It Comes To The Better Investment Now

    Gold Miners Vs. Gold Steaming Companies – There’s A Clear Winner When It Comes To The Better Investment Now

    • I’ll compare current operating assets, future potential assets, valuations, costs, and cash flows for Barrick Gold and gold streaming company Franco Nevada.
    • Gold royalty companies have a lean business model and the appeal of constant positive cash flows, no matter the price of gold, is on their side.
    • Gold miners have a history that’s better to forget after terrible investments were made in 2012 when gold prices were high, but are you investing in the past or for the future?

    Introduction

    Two days ago, I described gold royalty, or streaming, companies and how they have outperformed gold and gold miners in the past.

    Today, I want to compare the largest gold royalty company, Franco Nevada Corporation (NYSE: FNV), with the largest gold miner, Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX), to determine which is a better investment at this point in time, a gold miner or a gold royalty company. More →

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