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The Commodity Explosion

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on February 22, 2012 – 6:00 am

If you’ve been paying attention to markets lately, you’ve probably noticed the massive run up commodities have had of late. This is especially apparent in gold and oil as they have by far experienced the largest gains of all commodity sectors. This is all thanks to the central banks of the works and their drive [...]

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Everything In Investing is a Process

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on February 8, 2012 – 6:00 am

Today was a typical day on the stock market. Stocks rallied, then pulled back, then rallied again, etc. The same old same old. That’s why I preach that investing in stocks takes time and patience.  Prices move and over time will stabilize. You should never panic into or out of a trade; even when that [...]

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It’s Time to Wake Up to the Junior Miners

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on February 1, 2012 – 6:00 am

The markets lately have been stagnant. After a spectacular run since mid December, a market pullback would be expected… actually welcomed. It is healthy for the markets to have cycles; trending periods and resting periods. Although earnings data has been good in Q4, the data hasn’t managed to get the market going and that is [...]

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The Importance of Silver and Where Price is Headed

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on January 25, 2012 – 6:00 am

Silver has always been considered golds poor cousin. The saying went that if you can not afford gold you buy silver. If you can’t afford that nice gold necklace for your girlfriend, you buy here the silver one that only costs you a fraction of the price. That idea may be changing, especially for precious [...]

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A Possible End to the 10 Year Bullish Gold Trend

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on January 18, 2012 – 6:00 am

While it is really not entirely clear which way gold is headed, as it is impossible to predict the stock market or precious metal prices for that matter, it is possible to glean and make educated guess on the direction of a commodity based on the chart. This is of course known as technical analysis, [...]

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China’s Influence On Commodity Prices – A Review

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on January 12, 2012 – 6:00 am

I have always been interested in the way commodity prices move over times. I’m not a day trader, but I try to understand commodity prices becuase it gives me a good understanding; I believe, of the macro economic and global economic picture. I have stated in my earlier article that 2012 will see a shift [...]

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What Will The January Effect Bring This Year

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on January 4, 2012 – 6:00 am

As we begin a new year for the markets, things are looking a little more optimistic. Investors have already sold what they wanted to sell in order to take advantage of capital losses in 2011 and now, with a new year comes new beginnings…. or so it seems today. We saw quite a rally in [...]

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Is the Gold Bubble Over? – The Answer is Maybe

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on December 21, 2011 – 6:00 am

It seems like only this past summer, gold was unstoppable. It was trading to new all time highs almost daily and euphoria was rampant. Then September came around and gold prices took a serious hit dropping from it’s all time highs of around $1,900/oz to almost $1,600/oz in what seemed to be a blink of [...]

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There is Still a lot of Fear in the Market

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on December 7, 2011 – 6:00 am

It’s quite astounding how much volatility there has been in the markets lately, and although the big scare (or more rightfully mini-crash) that occurred back in August almost feels like ancient history, there is still a very high amount of instability and insecurity in the markets. This is simplest to see in the VIX or [...]

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Governments Are Buying Gold in Record Quantities

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on November 23, 2011 – 6:00 am

There has been an unusual trend this year in the gold market. many governments and central banks around the world have been buying gold bullion over the last year as opposed to selling it; which is what has been the trend over the last 20 years. Official net purchases of gold exploded in the third [...]

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