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Where do we go from here?

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on April 19, 2012 – 6:00 am

The TSX Composite is looking like a bit of a dog.  The S&P 500 is looking a bit like a star. Is this what QE does when Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve print money? Is the weakness and lack of conviction of the ineffectual Harper Conservative government in Canada the primary driver behind the [...]

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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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Can Copper Predict Global Economic Growth?

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on February 15, 2012 – 6:00 am

It is often thought that copper is the one commodity that truly reacts to and reflects investor sentiment when it comes to the health of the global economy. If fact, many traders and investors believe that copper prices are the driving force behind global economic growth. Unlike gold, which is really just a nice shiny [...]

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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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The Santa Clause Rally Has Come Once Again – But Not For Gold

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on December 29, 2011 – 6:00 am

We have grown accustomed to seeing gold prices rocket ever higher all year long, but as we near the end of 2011, something has changed.  Gold may not be the wondrous ever increasing in value commodity that everyone has come to love.  Now that even farmer Joe and his dog fluffy own gold, it’s probably [...]

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Equilibrium – A Crazy Idea ?

Icon Written by Jeff Howlett on December 27, 2011 – 6:00 am

As you are listening to the “past year in review” shows ?  No doubt as they are very hard to avoid and this is not to say that there is anything wrong with them as there are many important things that happened in 2011 that have become out of mind. Rather than focus strictly on [...]

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The Gold Price – Where Does that Leave the Miners

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on December 15, 2011 – 6:00 am

Gold prices have had a tremendous rally in 2011. In fact this rally has been going on for quite some time now and over 2011, that rally has done nothing but accelerate; at least in the short term. I have discussed in an earlier article how central banks around the world have been buying up [...]

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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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The Parabolic Investor – When To Buy

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on November 2, 2011 – 6:00 am

Whenever you invest in the junior mining sphere, usually two thing can happen. 1) You buy some shares in a junior mining company and hold it for years. At best nothing happens over time, or at worst, it declines over time and you end up holding a worthless stock. – This first scenario is pretty [...]

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The Bear Market Rally – Are the Buyers in Control?

Icon Written by Dan Schwartz on October 12, 2011 – 6:00 am

We have seen some pretty steep declines in all the major indices across the board over the last 3 months, but over the last 2 weeks, we have also seen a nice rally off the bottoms. As this website covers micro cap early stage junior exploration companies, I will focus on the TSX Venture Exchange [...]

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