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Gold has two major hurdles to overcome

Posted on May 27, 2015

Interest rate rises in the US and money printing by other nations, Japan, UK, Europe, etc.; both support the US$ and put downward pressure on gold.

The Swiss gold initiative and why it may affect gold prices

Posted on November 5, 2014

The people of Switzerland go to the polls on 30th November to vote on the gold initiative.

The end of QE and the price of gold

Posted on October 28, 2014

The programme known as Quantitative Easing is due to be halted at the end of October, coinciding with the next meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee which is scheduled for 28/29 October 2014.

Gold: The thin end of the wedge

Posted on September 2, 2014

Gold had a horrendous year in 2013 disappointing many of its supporters; however, 2014 started brightly bringing with it much hope for an attempt at achieving new record highs.

Is silver the cure for silver prices?

Posted on June 25, 2014

Medical use of silver is huge, and growing.

Will import taxes on solar panels hamper silvers ability to rally?

Posted on June 12, 2014

Investors are disillusioned by the inability of silver prices to rise to higher ground as silver enters its 4th year of looking anything but sparkling.

The effect of monetary policy on gold prices gold

Posted on June 4, 2014

There are a myriad of reasons that come into play which effect the direction of gold prices but today we will look at just one of them; the effect of monetary policy as perpetrated by The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank (ECB)

Gold prices: the coming end to this bear phase

Posted on May 7, 2014

Many believe that the bottom is now in and the bull has resumed charge, with the bears being exhausted. We would like to agree with them but we are still of the opinion that a challenge to the June lows could still lie ahead of us.

Silver prices heading lower as the bears tighten their grip

Posted on March 28, 2014

I’m not convinced that the June low was the final low for this prolonged bear period that currently exists within this precious metals bull market.

The HUI has penetrated its June lows, gold and silver to follow

Posted on November 29, 2013

The June low for the gold mining sector was believed to the bottom for gold miners and as such presented a buying opportunity for the precious metals community.

Gold, silver and the mining sector have not bottomed yet

Posted on November 20, 2013

As a bull on both gold and silver I do expect that this sector will shine once again, hopefully in the not too distant future. However we are still of the opinion that this gold bull market remains in a …

Gold prices search for that illusive ignition

Posted on July 14, 2013

The precious metals sector has been very good to me. However.

Junior gold nining sector: From distress to misery for investors

Posted on June 21, 2013

Is GDXJ now a buy?

Possible devaluation of the euro casts a shadow over gold’s future

Posted on June 6, 2013

Gold has an inverse relationship with the dollar

Silver looks set to re-visit previous support at $18

Posted on May 23, 2013

The demand for physical silver is alive and well with reports of people queuing to buy it.

Gold prices to re-test $1350/oz

Posted on May 14, 2013

Be nimble when gold changes direction because it can move quickly.

Is this a dead cat bounce for gold miners?

Posted on May 3, 2013

On the surface it looks as though the bottom is in and stock prices are cheaper now then they have been for some time.

A US$ retreat could ignite the precious metals market

Posted on April 11, 2013

The recent rally in the US$ was more a product of the fall in other currencies than a strengthening of the dollar.

Some political considerations for silver prices

Posted on March 4, 2013

Silver prices have now traded sideways for around 16 months.

Silver prices remain in a consolidation mood

Posted on February 18, 2013

Go gently with the implementation of your investment program.

Ready, steady, gold

Posted on August 24, 2012

In anticipation of the ECB and the Federal Reserve deciding to stimulate the economy through an infusion of newly created paper money gold prices have started to recover and head north.

Gold and silver await the starting gun

Posted on July 31, 2012

This week we have meetings involving the ECB and the Federal Reserve followed by the job numbers on Friday. These meetings, summits, announcements have an effect on the investment community in that investment funds tend to stay on the sidelines until the direction of the markets becomes clear.

Gold prices on hold as the US dollar strengthens

Posted on July 23, 2012

Our acquisition programme has been on hold for some time now as gold and silver prices consolidated and the mining sector failed to sparkle. Gold has temporarily been sidelined by the pantomime that is European politics.

Franco Nevada Corporation: a gold play for the long term

Posted on July 11, 2012

"This is a company with a business model that is extremely difficult to argue with. Franco Nevada has a diversified portfolio of high margin, cash flow producing assets principally in North America."

The next time silver crosses $30 will be the last time

Posted on July 6, 2012

It has been an interesting week on the economic stimulus front with what looks like a co-ordinated effort by the major powers to ignite their respective economies.

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