Ron Wortel: High Gold Prices Raise Old Mines

Dramatic rises in metals prices over the past 2 years could bring 10 or more past-producing mining camps back to life. In this Gold Report exclusive, MineralFields Group’s Engineer and Investment Analyst Ron Wortel shares how he finds promising gold juniors working these mines and structures tax-advantaged, flow-through investments to . . . → Read More: Ron Wortel: High Gold Prices Raise Old Mines

Shuttling wealth through a crisis

Quote from FOFOA’s latest post:

That’s right, gold is not at its highest and best use being spent (circulated) as a currency during a hunger crisis. Instead, if you are one with PLENTY of net worth, gold is the very best way to shuttle your wealth THROUGH a crisis to the other side. If . . . → Read More: Shuttling Wealth Through A Crisis

Why can't we have a realistic basis for optimism?

In his book, ‘Flourish’, Martin Seligman writes:

‘I am all for realism when there is a knowable reality out there that is not influenced by your expectations. When your expectations influence reality, realism sucks’ (p 236-7). I have been thinking about the sentiments in that paragraph at various times over the last couple of . . . → Read More: Why Can’t We Have A Realistic Basis For Optimism?

Economic Events on April 26, 2011

At 7:45 AM EDT, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:55 AM EDT, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 9:00 AM EDT, the monthly S&P/Case-Shiller home . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 26, 2011