Gold Stock Investors—Buy

When it comes to picking gold mining names in the current market environment, John Stephenson, author and portfolio fund manager at First Asset Investment Management, believes that buying the “best of breed” is the way to go. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, he explains his reasoning in light of how . . . → Read More: Gold Stock Investors – Buy “Best of Breed”: John Stephenson


Has Japan declined?

Time and again, Americans are told to look to Japan as a warning of what the country might become if the right path is not followed, although there is intense disagreement about what that path might be. Here, for instance, is how the CNN analyst David Gergen has described Japan: “It’s . . . → Read More: Decline

Emotions, Premiums and Backwardation

Good interview between Jeff Lewis ( and Grant Williams ( Grant makes a very good point on emotions influencing how events are interpreted (my emphasis):

” It’s important to try and keep a sense of balance because the way things trade, particularly in silver, it’s easy to get fixated upon an idea and to . . . → Read More: Emotions, Premiums and Backwardation

Economic Events on January 17, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern Time, the Empire State manufacturing index for January will be released. The consensus is that the index value will be 10.50, which would be 0.97 points higher than the value reported in the previous month.