Tag Archives: Gold

March 04

Knocking on Heaven’s Door

By David Nelson, CFA The chart says it all. You can’t get any closer to the resistance line of the S&P 500 without crossing it. For several days, stocks have been threatening to break into the promised land but to date have failed to cross the border. A successful breach doesn’t mean we’re off to […]

July 10

How safe is the safe haven trade?

By David Nelson, CFA Stocks ended the shortened holiday week close to the flat line while bonds and gold finished under pressure as investors rotated out of traditional safe haven assets. U.S. yields pushed higher on the heels of a better than expected jobs report coming in at 222k above consensus at 185k. U.S. 10 […]

October 10

Is the bull market in gold over?

By David Nelson, CFA Rate hike fears and a strong dollar trashed gold this week driving down the metal and associated ETF’s to the lowest levels since Brexit. The inverse relationship between gold and the dollar is well documented hence the selloff in the yellow metal makes perfect sense in light of a rising dollar […]

September 25

I’ve good news & bad news for investors – Which do you want first?

By David Nelson, CFA I’ve got some good news and bad news. The good news is: stocks, bonds and gold exhibited high positive correlation last week all moving higher giving most investors something to cheer about after a rough start to the month. The bad news is: stocks, bonds and gold exhibited high positive correlation […]

February 01

Are early signs of inflation signaling a market bottom?

By David Nelson, CFA From the depths of the financial crisis we’ve been told deflation was an enemy that could push world economies to the edge of the abyss. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made it his lifelong study and today central banks everywhere follow his path. ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) and quantitative […]

October 08

I Love Gold!

By David Nelson, CFA Anyone who has followed me for the last couple of years knows I’m a long term Gold Bear. I think the Bear Market started in 2011 and could last for several more years. Even Bear Markets have rallies and yesterday’s release of the Fed’s FOMC Minutes may have set up a […]

September 25

Rising Dollar is the Surprise of the Year…

David discusses the market selloff with Fox Business News Anchor Stuart Varney. The Rising Dollar is the surprise of the year.

February 06

The Siren Song of Emerging Markets (EEM)

By David Nelson, CFA The emerging markets have always been the beta trade. U.S. markets go up and Emerging Markets rise even more. The inverse was also true but we knew that going in. These were developing markets that would sometimes falter. Inflation, policy mistakes, revolutions, dictators you name it were all risks investors were […]

January 07

Janet Yellen – Her First Challenge in 2014

By David Nelson, CFA Last night the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the next Fed Chairwoman. The confirmation was never in doubt but Fed watchers were all curious as to how large the margin would be. Many believed the no votes might be as high as 30, matching exiting Chairman Bernanke. With a vote of […]

December 27

Gold – Last Correction Took 20 Years