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January 18, 2013, 10:36 AM
Platinum seems to have caught up with gold after over a year of the yellow metal's dominance. Will it be a replay of March 2012, when only a small breakout, followed by a quick return to gold's outperformance took place? In today's essay we discuss this matter in full, considering both fundamental and technical factors.
January 16, 2013, 1:34 PM
In the last few months it has been rumored that the implementation of Basel III, a new set of recommendations for central banks provided by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, would have significant impact on the price of gold. We investigate the matter and analyze what has really changed since Basel II, the previous set of recommendations, was put forward. We also discuss whether the gradual implementation of Basel III has an important place in the fundamental picture for gold.
January 14, 2013, 2:29 PM
In today's essay we talk about the usefulness of correlation in the precious metals market analysis but we also discuss its shortcomings and how not to fall into some traps associated with its use. We do all that in the context of the correlation between currency markets and the precious metals market and try to figure out how the current situation in euro and U.S. dollar could translate into gold, silver and other precious metals prices.
January 11, 2013, 10:26 AM
In today's essay we discuss using Relative Strength Analysis to tell whether one group of assets will outperform the other in the future. This technique is quite universal and has been very useful on the precious metals market so far. Today we focus on the three most important precious metals: gold, silver and platinum and try to figure out which one of them will do best in the weeks to come. If you're a precious metals investor you can't miss today's essay!
January 7, 2013, 3:10 PM
In today's essay we delve into the relationship between the general stock market and the precious metals mining stocks market. We employ correlations to see whether the positive outlook for the former could translate in any way into the latter. We also comment on the recent changes in the correlations between precious metals, stocks and currencies.
January 4, 2013, 12:38 PM
Even though today's essay deals exclusively with gold, it shows a general approach that should be taken when analyzing such universal commodities as precious metals, that trade on many exchanges and in many currencies, namely that one ought not to focus solely on the price and the commodity's behavior in only one currency, as it may obscure the whole picture. This is why today we take a look at gold priced in many different currencies to figure out what its price in the U.S. dollar will be in the following weeks.
January 2, 2013, 11:42 AM
Every now and then gold bugs come up with theories of no gold being stored in Fort Knox. Even though there is no conclusive evidence that the amount of gold in Fort Knox is properly reported by the Treasury nor is there any conclusive evidence that the amount of gold being stored there is misreported, the topic is quite hot among precious metals investors. We delve into it and link it to our previous analysis of U.S. debt vs. gold reserves.
December 28, 2012, 11:00 AM
The situation in the currency markets seems to be perfect for precious metals investors, but there is one "tiny" detail - the usual relationships between these markets are not present at this time. Today we delve deeper into currency markets and the reasons why the correlations are turned upside down.
December 27, 2012, 10:00 AM
We are always happy to answer questions from our subscribers whenever they feel like there's need for something to be cleared up. Today's essay has evolved from such a question about the 1980 top in gold and why we use it for comparisons if the current economic situation is quite different than the one seen back then. We discuss the economic conditions which contributed to the 1980 rally and show how this rally can be used as a reference point even though we are not living in times of soaring inflation right now.
December 21, 2012, 11:05 AM
In today's essay we look at gold from many different perspectives in order to gauge the true magnitude of this week's declines and to figure out what the end of this year may bring for gold investors.
December 19, 2012, 12:14 PM
The relationship between gold and oil is not one that has gone under the radar of gold bugs. Nor has it escaped the attention of those traders who put gold and oil together in the "commodities" basket. But what exactly is that relationship? Or is there any meaningful relationship at all? You will find some answers in our today's essay.
December 18, 2012, 1:52 AM
Consolidations, even though a bit frustrating for precious metals bulls, let us calm down and have a look at the market from a different perspective in search of good investment opportunities. And this is why today we delve into the world of gold and silver stocks, that seem a bit underestimated by most precious metals investors, and yet can outperform the underlying metals and are a great diversification tool.
December 14, 2012, 12:18 PM
Yesterday's price action in the precious metals market might have sparked off fears among investors on the long side of the market, especially after the Fed announced that it would continue printing money. This is why in today's article we take a look at two asset classes that seem to influence precious metals the most - currencies and stocks - to see what we can expect next and whether these fears are well-founded.
December 12, 2012, 11:23 AM
In one of our previous essays we considered what implications for gold the collapse of the dollar would have. Today, we discuss a different scenario: one in which the dollar holds up in spite of an enormous debt burden. Are the perspectives rosy for precious metals even if the greenback doesn't deteriorate completely? We give you some reasons why investing in gold may be a good idea even if serious changes in the global currency system are not just round the corner.
December 11, 2012, 11:29 AM
In today's article we analyze platinum and palladium markets in search for insight into the condition of the whole precious metals sector, as well as any buying opportunities in these markets alone.
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