Silver as an investment

Category Archives: gold mining

Gold Bugs; Stellar performance stage set again

From 2001 to 2011, would you have rather owned the S&P 500 or Gold Miners (Gold Bugs Index/HUI)? If you answered the Gold Bugs index, you would be correct. The left chart below compares the performance of the Gold Bugs Index and the S&P 500. From 2001 to 2011, the Gold Bugs index out performed […]

Gold And Gold Mining Shares Acting Like Chinese Stock Market Prior To 100% Surge!

kingworldnews.com / May 15, 2015 With crude oil falling and the U.S. 30-Year Treasuries spiking, today King World News is featuring a piece from one of the greats in the business that says gold and gold mining shares are now acting like the Chinese stock market prior to its 100% surge! “Nature’s first green is gold. […]

Gold Mining Stocks Are Beating Bullion: A Win-Win

news.goldseek.com / By Frank Holmes / 1 August 2014 For the first time in at least a couple of years, gold mining stock returns are outpacing those of the yellow metal itself. As you can see in the chart below, the NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index has given back 22.31 percent year-to-date (YTD), whereas gold has delivered […]

Don’t Get Caught With Your Shorts Down by Mike Maloney

AUTHOR NOTE: The following is one of the nine chapters that were cut from my book, “Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver”, back in 2007. The book was originally 800 pages, but the editors cut 600 of them, and those pages haven’t seen the light of day since… until now.  This chapter was intended […]

SEC New Moral Watchdog Role Poses Hardship for Companies, People

In 2010, as mandated by the then newly enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission created a new rule requiring that all companies under SEC regulation report whether their products contain minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or certain adjoining countries. The measure […]

Declining Ore Grades, Mine Slowdowns Add Up to Gold Supply Squeeze

As happened decades ago, a drop in gold prices is having an impact on production. One key factor—difficult, if not impossible—to reverse is a steady decline in ore grade. With consumer gold demand soaring to an all-time high in 2013, the drop in production points to a growing supply shortage and ultimately rising prices. In […]

‘Crime of ’73’ Predicted ‘New Normal’ of Currency Debasement

“I am sure that the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas.”  — John Maynard Keynes A rare sentiment of Keynes with which broad agreement can be found, and in our discovery of what became known as the Crime of ’73, distinction can be drawn between winning battles […]

Drought-Dried Streams Attract Amateur Gold Prospectors Hoping for Bonanza

As California and other Western U.S. states face what is shaping up to be the worst drought in 500 years, some latter-day prospectors see a “golden lining” in the record-low river and stream levels of historic Gold Rush country. But entertaining as it may be to try one’s luck at panning for gold like the […]

Drought-Dried Streams Attract Amateur Gold Prospectors Hoping for Bonanza

As California and other Western States face what is shaping up to be the worst drought in 500 years, some latter-day prospectors see a “golden lining” in the record-low river and stream levels of historic Gold Rush country. But entertaining as it may be to try one’s luck at panning for gold like the prospectors […]

Science Advances Use of Therapeutic Gold, Silver Nanoparticles

Gold and silver have long been valued as monetary metals, substances of beauty and ornamentation; secure stores of wealth and even as industrial components. Within the last decade, gold has been increasingly used as a nano-pharmaceutical, capable of penetrating cell walls in order to precisely target delivery of medicines, heat from x-rays used to destroy […]