Brien Lundin: Pick Up Junior Gold Mining Bargains Now

The past year was a very tough one for the junior gold mining sector. In this interview with The Gold Report, Brien Lundin, CEO of Jefferson Financial, says that the past year has, in fact, put many gold mining companies on the bargain basement shelf. He shares some advice on end-of-year portfolio repositions . . . → Read More: Brien Lundin: Pick Up Junior Gold Mining Bargains Now

Help still wanted

Some may have read the article today in the PG on women in Pittsburgh’s labor force.   It references a report we did some years ago on gender wage differences in the Pittsburgh region. Note the story today does not mention the third author Susan Hansen as well for the record.   No matter how . . . → Read More: Help still wanted

Economic Events on December 28, 2012

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the Chicago PMI Index for December will be announced. The consensus index value is 51.0, which is 0.6 points higher than last month, and is still above the break-even level at 50.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the pending home sales index for November will be announced.  The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 28, 2012

Ape the Rich

There are probably diminishing returns to this investment strategy, but aping the rich is not a bad idea, at least in this case:

Investors worried that inflation and financial market turmoil will wipe out the value of their cash have poured money into gold over the past decade. Prices have gained almost 500 percent . . . → Read More: Ape the Rich

Leonard Melman Finds the Fiscal Cliff a Boon for Precious Metals

Surveying reality from his perch on Vancouver Island, Leonard Melman is a veritable sage in the world of metal mining analysis. In an interview with The Gold Report, the economic philosopher is troubled about the direction of the global economy. However, there are a few bright spots for eagle-eyed junior metal investors, he . . . → Read More: Leonard Melman Finds the Fiscal Cliff a Boon for Precious Metals

Economic Events on December 27, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 365,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 4,000 more than the previous week.

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be released, providing an update . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 27, 2012

The real article worth reading in the PG

So yes, you may think I would most want to self reference this piece in the PG:  For Pittsburgh a future not reliant on steel was unthinkable … and unavoidable

But no, the more important thing to read is on the “Next Page” and the idea of bringing rapid transit to Cranberry. See: Go North. Light Rail. . . . → Read More: The real article worth reading in the PG

How to Find Undervalued Energy Stocks: Ray Saleeby

To find undervalued energy stocks that offer upside and stability, look for utilities with undervalued energy assets. That’s Ray Saleeby’s preferred method, and the experienced value investor has shared his top picks in this Energy Report interview, along with some research pointers. Read on to find spin-off pearls missed by overspecialized market analysts.

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Economic Events on December 26, 2012

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, 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 Eastern time, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 9:00 AM Eastern time, the . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 26, 2012

Byron King’s Shocking 2013 Predictions

Byron King, editor of the Outstanding Investments and Energy & Scarcity Investor newsletters, is expecting surprises in the energy sector in 2013. In this interview with The Energy Report, King discusses his forecasts for fracking’s impact on oil and gas prices, a worldwide uranium shortage and a possible change in the economics of . . . → Read More: Byron King’s Shocking 2013 Predictions