Better Than Buy-and-Hold Gold Investment

We were asked to comment on a specific long-term investment plan, one for the next 10-15 years. Namely, the question was about purchasing 6,000 oz of gold, keeping it...

Our 500th Gold Update: Extremes are the Norm

Not to dwell upon today marking our 500th consecutive Saturday penning of this missive: such milestone is merely a function of the world's accepted mathematical practice of functioning in...

A Mixed But Still Upbeat Outlook For US Q4 GDP Growth

The preliminary fourth-quarter GDP report that’s due in late-January is still on track to post a healthy gain, but the latest forecasts reflect a wide set of projections, ranging...

Growth Stock Rally Continues To Overshadow Value Investing

The exuberance in the US stock market of late may or may not be irrational, but the party atmosphere in the value corner of equities (companies that are inexpensively...

There Are (Still) No Shortcuts For Estimating Recession Risk

The St. Louis Fed last week pondered the question: “Is the U.S. Due for a Recession?” In a blog post the bank advised that after a long expansion “there...

EM Hoodwinking Investors and a BIG Bond Short

Alex here with your latest Friday Macro Musings... Articles I’m reading — Jason Zweig writing for the WSJ published an article (link here) highlighting what I think is an important...

Advanced Profit Exit Plans Just For You

The entrance into investing is almost the same for many people. The selection of vehicles for IRAs and 401ks is often the beginning of understanding the investment process. Because the...

May’s Jobs Report Leaves Critics Very Little to Gripe About

Poke holes in whatever you might see as the downside of Friday morning's look at last month's job creation and employment report. Just know that you're grasping at straws...

Gold bulls would love to see a rally here!

The chart looks at the price patterns of the Aussie Dollar over the past 20-years. The trend on the AU$ is up over the past couple of decades and it is down...

Gold Flexes its Sinews as Toward our Target the S&P Continues

And the winner of this year's Santa Claus Rally is: Gold! A little holiday cheer there, emphasis on the word little. For in settling out the week yesterday (Friday) at 1259, 'tis a price...

The Financial Literacy Problem

Financial literacy has been dropping for years, making the need for a personal finance education even more crucial. The Importance of Financial Literacy The outcomes of key financial finance decisions have...

Gold’s Short-Lived Short Trend

A foundational phrase throughout these many years of penning The Gold Update is "Being Short Gold is a bad idea." 'Cept that since 06 September 2011 when the price of Gold...