Posted January 18, 2012
Yap, as you well know, is a coral island in Micronesia. According to the their Tourist Bureau: "Yap is so remote it takes a two day journey by plane, but the moment you step off the airplane, a topless woman will great (sic) you with a fresh flower lei."
Posted January 16, 2012
If you don't own physical gold, you should get some.
Posted January 7, 2012
Instability such as the kind we're seeing escalating in the Persian Gulf at this very moment promises to shift the balance of the oil market back to North America long before the Arab oil empire goes into full-scale decline.
Posted January 5, 2012
Yesterday legendary market strategist and forecaster Byron Wien released his Top 10 Predictions for the coming year. He went eight for ten last year... a solid reason you should listen to what this guy has to say for 2012.
Posted December 30, 2011
Brian Hicks reviews the year in commodities and comments on the bullish New Year ahead for investors.
Posted November 28, 2011
When I look back now, I realize I was just lazy. I didn't want to deal with the day-to-day requirements of constantly monitoring my investments. So I decided to let somebody else, "the expert," deal with the headaches. I couldn't have been more wrong. Here's what I learned...
Posted November 18, 2011
The US deficit is way up, and European markets are on shaky ground. So while gold is up there is not enough to go around. Why you should put your money in silver.
Posted November 7, 2011
One good number will launch the price of oil overnight.
Posted October 31, 2011
I graduated in the teeth of the 1993 recession. You heard the same complaints from twenty-somethings we hear now: high debt, no jobs, having to work at the Gap, etc. With no ready employment, I moved to a ski resort to run the lift line and work on my moguls. You can do that as a young, single guy... I imagine there are plenty of people doing it now.
Posted October 17, 2011
I'm not sure if it was Cannes or Marseille, but it was one of those French Mediterranean towns where the houses waltz down to the sea. We were drinking thick coffee and admiring the boats... The largest was the gilded white pleasure yacht of some third son of a Saudi.
Posted October 7, 2011
Share prices down, interest down, fundamentals strong and getting stronger... It's time to buy junior resource stocks now.
Posted October 5, 2011
How much gold would you receive if the total amount of physical gold was divided out amongst the world's population?
Posted September 30, 2011
Years of under-performance relative to gold, silver, and copper have kept the zinc mining industry down. But now supply is shrinking and demand is rising, creating a big investment opportunity in zinc.
Posted September 20, 2011
Similar to gold, platinum is a soft, dense, ductile metal that is very resistant to corrosion. It is used to make everything from jewelry to the coating for jet engine fuel nozzles and other devices that must work reliably at high temperatures for long periods. And now it's something you want to buy.
Posted September 2, 2011
Analyst Andrew Mickey reveals how the latest jobs report is creating one of the best investment opportunities for the next few months and beyond.