Precious Metals

What’s Going on With Gold and Gold Miners Now?

What’s Going on With Gold and Gold Miners Now?

You know it’s a bull market when a stock falls 5% and I get a rain of emails asking what’s wrong with that company. This is what’s happening in gold stocks lately. A 5% move is usually no more than a blip. But when the world is watching a sector obsessively … 5% can seem…

The Fed Failed Us — Protect Yourself by Buying Gold and Silver

The Fed Failed Us — Protect Yourself by Buying Gold and Silver

We’re in backward world. Some of you may recognize it. Asset prices are rising because the Federal Reserve keeps reducing interest rates and injecting stimulus. They’re hoping that will solve the health crisis. Read that again. Does it make sense to think that throwing money at a virus will make it go away? The only…

Poll: Are You Invested in Gold?

Poll: Are You Invested in Gold?

Gold mining has been a red-hot industry lately. Recession fears and 0% interest rates are pushing many investors toward gold’s stability. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners exchange-traded fund (ETF) (NYSE: GDX), which holds a basket of gold mining stocks, is already up 62% since March 20: We’d like to know if you’ve personally benefited from…

Gold and Silver Boom — 4 Stocks to Buy Now While You Can

Gold and Silver Boom — 4 Stocks to Buy Now While You Can

In last week’s Saturday email, we highlighted three key industries — lab testing, home exercise equipment and plant-based meat — that are benefiting from the pandemic. Another sector that’s red-hot right now is precious metals. Think gold and silver. Some of the best companies in this field are up more than 50% since the stock…

The Gold Miner Breakout Points to Big Gains

The Gold Miner Breakout Points to Big Gains

A great buying opportunity in gold miners just opened up. And we can see it in one chart. Technical analysts, like myself, look for patterns in price charts. Patterns represent the emotions of traders. Among the most reliable patterns is the “big base,” which shows apathy. Investors must lose interest in an investment for it…

Gold Stocks Hit 7-Year High — You Should Be Buying

Gold Stocks Hit 7-Year High — You Should Be Buying

Gold mining stocks just hit their highest price since 2013. And I think they’re set to double by the end of the year. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDX) holds a basket of gold mining stocks. The exchange-traded fund (ETF) trades around $33 per share as I write this. And it’s up 80%…

Don’t Buy Into Gold’s Rally Just Yet

The U.S. government and Federal Reserve are dumping trillions of dollars into the economy. It’s a crazy amount of safety-net money. And it may end up being too much. Too much money chasing on too few goods is a recipe for inflation. That means everything ends up costing more. That’s why gold is set to…

Don’t Count Gold Out — It’s Coming Back With a Vengeance

Don’t Count Gold Out — It’s Coming Back With a Vengeance

In the worst market crash in a decade, investors looking for gold’s help are left out in the cold. The yellow metal lost 12% from its high on March 6. But don’t worry — gold’s weakness is short term. That’s because its greatest strength is also its weakness during a mass panic. The current market…

Treat Your Portfolio to Some Gold — the Right Way

Treat Your Portfolio to Some Gold — the Right Way

According to Christopher Columbus: Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world and succeeds in helping souls into paradise. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what gold can and cannot do for you. (It goes without saying that gold will not actually help…

Buy Gold Before It’s Too Late

Buy Gold Before It’s Too Late

In July 2018, I was sitting on my uncle’s patio with a cup of espresso. I was in southern Italy, taking my children to meet our family over there. We snacked on homemade taralli and fresh-picked fiorone, the giant green figs of the region. The conversation turned to the European Union and what a catastrophe…