Violence in Ukraine has greatly escalated in recent weeks. The death toll has climbed to 28, while over 200 people have been injured. In order to understand the chaos in Ukraine, it is important to understand the historical context.
Throughout the decline I maintained we were merely dealing with a cooling off period in a strong bull market, and the data highlighted below continues to support the notion as the market’s long-term trend and momentum remain in bullish territory.
Lowry Research’s Senior Market Strategist, Richard Dickson, joins Jim Puplava on the Financial Sense Newshour to help answer the question of whether the bull market is over. Richard cites two key metrics, buying power and selling pressure, and says the current stock market is acting opposite of what one would expect if this was a major peak.
It’s been a tough bear market for the gold and silver miners. The Philadelphia Gold & Silver Miners Index (XAU) reached a weekly high in April 2011 (225.79) and declined some 64% peak to trough by December 2013 (weekly low 80.43).
As investors, we are always alert to the effects of government policy on the economy and on the markets. And the larger the policy, the larger those effects will probably be. People change their behavior in response to incentives, and any complex piece of legislation will create many different incentives and change peoples’ behavior in many different ways.
Last August, I wrote an article about an intermediate bottom in gold, but that a more meaningful long-term bottom would still take time and price. I explained how important it was to allow long-term moving averages to stop falling, which would take...
Buy gold bids eased back only to rise again in London trade Wednesday morning, recovering yesterday's 3-month high in the wholesale spot price above $1290 per ounce.
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