The smaller gold-mining and exploration stocks have enjoyed an amazing year, soaring with gold’s new bull market.
The silver miners are beautifully positioned to enjoy soaring operating profits as silver’s young new bull market continues gradually marching higher on balance.
But such blistering gains raise the ominous specter of crippling overboughtness, conditions preceding major toppings.
Speculators and investors alike are returning as awareness spreads of how radically undervalued silver is compared to prevailing gold prices.
Silver’s reluctant, sluggish participation in early 2016’s powerful gold rally has been glaringly obvious.
A longer-term perspective reveals that gold stocks’ baby bull market in 2016 remains tiny in the grand scheme. This new bull has barely begun.
Many traders wonder if these eye-popping gains are merely the product of fleeting sentiment that could reverse anytime, or are supported by strong underlying fundamentals.
The gold miners’ stocks are rocketing higher again, multiplying wealth for smart contrarian traders who bought them low in recent months. But after such a blistering surge, traders are naturally wondering how much farther gold stocks can run.
Recent years have seen countless claims that gold and silver prices have to head far lower, implying demand is low or supply is high. But the actual data continues to prove this false, showing precious-metals bearishness is rooted in sentiment and not fundamentals.
While raising rates out of ZIRP is radically unprecedented, stock-market reactions during past rate-hike cycles still offer some interesting insights.
The Federal Reserve finally mustered the courage to end its radical zero-interest-rate-policy experiment this week. Its quarter-point rate hike announced on the seventh anniversary of ZIRP kicks off the long road to normalization.
Gold’s deep new secular lows of recent weeks were fueled by American futures speculators’ overpowering fear of Fed rate hikes. They believe zero-yielding gold is doomed in a higher-rate world, so they dumped gold futures […]
Yesterday’s Fed decision was one of the most anticipated ever, with much potential to really change the global financial-market dynamics going forward.
Extreme declines have led investors and speculators to assume that much of this sector won’t survive lower prevailing gold prices. But nothing could be farther from the truth.
As fear-blinded traders rushed for the gold-stock exits, they claimed their selling was rational because gold miners’ very existence was threatened by such low gold prices. But that’s a total fallacy, this sector has no problem weathering sub-$1200 gold.
Gold stocks suffered a full-blown panic this past week! This exceedingly-rare magnitude of selloff was triggered by extreme futures shorting intentionally executed to force a flash crash in gold.
Silver has enjoyed a fantastic week, awakening from its bottoming slumber to surge with gold.
The highly-anticipated first-quarter earnings season is in full swing, with traders eager to see how US companies are faring.
Silver is scraping major support again, after a rough couple months where speculators left it for dead.
The mighty US dollar has been red-hot in March, rocketing higher on the incredible divergence of major central-bank policies.
Mexico’s massive precious-metals belts are some of the world’s finest.
The US stock markets’ latest record highs have left traders exceedingly euphoric and complacent. They are utterly convinced this stock bull will power higher for years to come.
Gold actually thrives in rising- and higher-rate environments, so rate hikes are nothing to fear.
Gold surged last week on massive buying from stock investors and speculators.
Silver looks to be on the verge of a major new upleg, finally emerging from the past couple years’ ugly sentiment wasteland. Silver