Precious Metals

Yesterday’s Fed announcement that interest rates would remain stable suggested to many that the next quarter might bring “more of the same” for the US economy. For some, this is bad news. The U.S. economy is showing some signs of stagnating. But for bull markets like si
Although precious metals are thus far enjoying a hallmark year, the market for industrial metals is something else entirely. Not only will regular readers of this space recognize that, but anyone watching the commodities news this week will have seen it. Copper for July
It’s no secret that there’s a lot of optimism for silver investors right now. And who can blame them? Silver has shown vivid signs of life. Moreover, the silver price so low in its ratio to gold right now that many people expect it to finally show an uptick simply becau
When writing about gold and silver, many people love to note that the metals are priced in dollars. This leads to a host of complexities; if you’re trading in European money, for instance, then a strong dollar can make copper that much more expensive. A weak dollar woul
You could buy an ounce of silver for $48.70 in early 2011. The price may seem exorbitant now - with silver at about $16 or $17. However, with silver climbing every day, the notion of silver more than doubling its price and hitting new highs doesn’t sound so silly anymor
Anyone who’s read the news lately knows that despite day-to-day fluctuations, there appears to be a solid market for gold right now. The precious metal is more than just an investment; it’s a hedge against inflation, against a poorly-performing stock market, and a safe
There’s an old axiom when it comes to investing: “buy low, sell high.” The problem is, not every investor lives up to it. They tend to buy high and sell low. The herd mentality is strong in the stock market, which is why you have so many investors leaving stocks just as
Precious metals have been incredibly interesting to watch as of late, and one of the most interesting has been silver. In the beginning of the year, the price of silver started to spike as global concerns with regard to market conditions took hold. However, as time pass
Crafting such a bold title could become hazardous to my reputation since I am a conservative person.  However, before you dust off the straight-jacket and have me committed, please take a few moments and consider the possibility. I’m a contrarian - and I th
Copper isn't the most precious of precious metals, but chances are that the value of the metal is going to start heading upward. In what seems to be a strange play, China is looking to take a large share of the world's copper for itself. Today, we'll talk about why Chin

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