Tag Archives: precious metals


Is Quantitative Easing Alive and Well? Evidence Mounts Suggesting the Answer Is Yes

Today, I’d like to address a curious phenomenon developing in the Treasury market. March 31st supposedly marked the end of the Fed’s quantitative easing (Q.E.) phase. We were told the Fed would no longer print money and buy mortgage backed securities. There was, of course, no discussion about the Fed printing money and buying other assets. However, ‘ending Q.E.’ carries […]

Equity Markets Drop Over 2%, Gold and The US$ rally Together

Yesterday, the equity markets sold off over 2% while the US$ and GOLD moved sharply higher. That’s right, you read correctly, Gold and the US$ moved up together. This action comes as no surprise to the partners of RCM. Over the last year or so, I have explained to anyone willing to listen that the real move higher in Gold […]

Inflection Point For Gold?

My Feb. 25th remarks  stressed the need for a solid defense based on the current market environment. Today, let’s have some fun and talk offense. We at RCM have carried the precious metals torch for quite some time. We have explained on countless occasions via this blog, via radio interviews and through one on one conversations, that prodigious fiat currency […]

Investment Strategy 2010, Welcome to Our Research Room, US$ vs.Yuan

Investment strategy: Many factors will affect our investment strategy in 2010 not the least of which will be the continued development of the Chinese dragon. The transformation of China into an economic powerhouse will lead to many dynamic investment opportunities for those who can separate the proverbial wheat from the shaft. I can think of no better international combine driver than our own research guru, […]

Precious Metals: A Minuscule Market, BLS Jobs Report Worthless, Obama Continues to Increase Spending, U.S. Treasury Zero-Rate Auction

The volatility of precious metals prices will continue to astound. For those requiring a courage boost, I offer the following information as succor… The Precious Metals market is minuscule – Matterhorn Asset Management The graph below shows how small the gold and silver industries and markets are in relation to major US corporations and to total world financial assets. The […]

Stock Market Investing: Fallout From Employment Data

Stock Market Investing: Market action continues to revolve around the fallout from Friday’s employment data. Equity markets consolidate and precious metals take a breather. Yes, I wrote ‘take a breather’. Allow me to state unequivocally, we believe a dubious government supplied employment number lacks the power to end a Gold and Silver generational bull market. If you feel otherwise, please […]

Stock Market Investing: The Dubai Implications, Investment Strategy: Generational Move Unfolding For Gold and Silver Prices

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The news that the sovereign wealth fund of Dubai requested a postponement of billions of dollars of debt this week could pose a big problem for U.S. banks… …Bove said the underlying problem is that there is a lot of uncertainty floating around. For example, there’s little information available about counterparty derivatives, guarantees that transfer default […]

Housing Starts Crater, Economy Woes Tie Fed Hands, GLD Warnings, Paulson & Touradji Make Bold Gold Statements

Mid-week and the economic numbers continue to disappoint. However, equity investors should take heart and view the chart above. This is a monthly chart illustrating the direction of the US$ and the inverse relationship with the S&P500. The chart dates back to 2000, but you can see the correlation has become more intense in the last 12 months. So, as […]

Stock Market Investing: Stay the Course & Ride the Wave, GDP not 3.5%?, Economic Numbers Troublesome, Hyperinflation Rapidly Approaching

Stock Market Investing: No change from last week. The technicals didn’t get much better but an overwhelming tsunami of weak economic data helped to drive the US$ lower and drove both hard asset prices and equity prices higher.Read More… …Meanwhile, even as Brazil implements policy changes to stop its currency from appreciating, the Real advances adding credence to the Economist […]

Stock Market Investing: Technical/Fundamental Battle, Investment Strategy: Ride the Gravy Train, FOMC Policy, Consumer Credit, Busi. Bankruptcy

Stock Market Investing: A battle between investment disciplines has developed over the last 3 weeks. As discussed in the Oct. 28th post, numerous warning signs of a technical nature are flashing. However, last week’s news headlines were replete with US$ bearish/equity market bullish fundamental data. Which discipline will ultimately prevail, technical or fundamental? The answer is unclear, for now we […]