Silver stocks Articles

Special Report: Why Investors Must Buy Gold ... Before it Runs Away in Price

August 12, 2010 / Peter D. Schiff

As gold hovers near $1,200 anounce and pundits speculate about a "gold bubble," it's important for investorsto remember that a mere decade ago the picture was very different. In theyear 2000, gold sat at an unimpressive annual average of $279 an ounce - atwo-decade low. At that time, most analysts thought gold was finished as amonetary metal. They said its price would never recover and only kooks...Read More

Cashing in on Canada: Four Ways to Profit - Big - Fromthe World's "Safest Economy"

August 4, 2010 / Peter Krauth

Peter KrauthCanada is more than just back bacon, maple syrup, andhardscrabble-mining claims. It's a leader in natural resources, preciousmetals, and such alternative-energy investments as oil sands.In fact, Canada right nowboasts one of the world's most compelling targets for investors' hard-earnedmoney. Consider that:Through 2008, Canadaenjoyed 12 straight years of budget surpluses.Since the outs...Read More

Taipan Daily: Zero-Interest-Rate Market Investments

August 3, 2010 / Guest Editorial

We all know the economy has a tough row to hoe... We're facing severe unemployment. Almost 50% of those unemployed have not been able to find a job in six months. We've also seen huge bankruptcies over the past two years, such as General Motors, CIT Group and Lehman Brothers, and more than 100 banks have either closed their doors or have been seized by the FDIC in the past year alone!That's why th...Read More

Question of the Week: Readers Respond to Money Morning's Investment Toolkit Query

July 28, 2010 / Kerri Shannon

Success in the business world is most often achieved bythose with a competitive edge.That's why, here at Money Morning, helping readers find that edge for their investment toolkit is Job One. In thepast week alone, we've introduced readers to two little-followed indicatorsthat have big proven payoffs. The first was the BalticDry Index, a shipping index that provides a panoramic view of the globale...Read More

Gold Will Hit $5,000 an Ounce Long Term ... But the Near-Term Profit Prospects Are Even Bigger

July 25, 2010 / William Patalon III

William Patalon IIILongtime commodities guru Peter Krauth touched off a real media buzz earlier this year when he publicly predicted that gold would hit $5,000 an ounce in the next few years - a projection he stands behind. But here's the irony. While Krauth's prediction would represent a total return of about 320% over that multi-year span, he says the potential returns on some of the near-term p...Read More

Special Report: How to Buy Gold

July 23, 2010 / Peter Krauth

Peter KrauthAs an analyst and editor who specializes in the natural-resources sector, I spend a lot of time writing about gold, gold mining, and gold investing. Those are popular - and even emotional - topics with investors, which means that the columns, essays and advisories I write tend to generate a lot of comments and questions.I think that's great. After all, an engaged investor tends to be a...Read More

When This Indicator Says to 'Buy Gold,' It's Never Wrong

July 20, 2010 / Peter Krauth

Peter KrauthWhen I recentlypredicted that the long-term trends were in place to send gold to $5,000an ounce, I was stunned by all the attention that my forecast received.Granted, a move ofthat magnitude represents a dizzying long-term profit opportunity. But that'sjust it - it's a long-term profit opportunity.I've uncovered some profit plays that offer equally heftygains - but in the short term.On...Read More

How to Profit From a Slowing U.S. Economy In the Second Half of 2010

July 19, 2010 / Larry D. Spears

As much as the architects of the U.S. stimulus might otherwise wish, it's becoming increasingly apparent that the U.S. economy won't be hot-rodding its way into a higher gear in the year's second half.At best, the U.S. economy will chug along in low gear - managing only minimal overall growth, while bouncing over economic speed bumps that exist in more than a few key sectors. At worst, the engine...Read More

Money Morning Mailbag: Big Banks Under Fire for Metals-Market Manipulation

July 9, 2010 / Kerri Shannon

A New York Post article in May reported that the Department of Justice had launched an investigation into the supposed metals-market manipulation by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM). The article alleged that JPMorgan, which holds a number of derivatives in precious metals, attempted to lower the price of silver for its own profit. JPMorgan was quick to issue a response, stating there was no crimi...Read More

Comments on "Proof that God Exists"

July 6th, 2010 / Jason Hommel

These are most all of the comments I received from my article:Mathematical Proof that God Exists(No math higher than pre-algebra required.)Silver Stock Reportby Jason Hommel, June 24th, 2010http://silverstockreport.com/2010/god.htmlI note several things, based on the responses.1. There were a lot of responses. Many positive responses. Some negative, and a few weird ones, too.2. Nobody wrote in...Read More

Unemployment Report Shows Sluggish Recovery Will Take Years to Replace Jobs Lost in Great Recession

July 5, 2010 / Don Miller

Unemployment figures released Friday confirmed that the U.S. economy isstill recovering, but they also showed it will take years to replace the 8million jobs lost during the Great Recession. And until meaningful hiring takes place, consumers are unlikely to loosentheir purse strings, the key to putting the economy back on track to fullrecovery.Employment fell in June for the first time this year,...Read More

Unemployment Report Shows Sluggish Recovery Will Take Years to Replace Jobs Lost in Great Recession

July 4, 2010 / Don Miller

Unemployment figures released Friday confirmed that the U.S. economy is still recovering, but they also showed it will take years to replace the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. And until meaningful hiring takes place, consumers are unlikely to loosen their purse strings, the key to putting the economy back on track to full recovery.Employment fell in June for the first time this y...Read More

U.S. Economy: Headed For a Second-Half Slowdown

July 3, 2010 / Don Miller

Constant stock market volatility, a crippled job market and the troubles plaguing the European markets are starting to take their toll on the U.S. economy. After the major market rally of 2009, is the U.S. economy headed for a second-half slowdown... or, worse, the dreaded double-dip recession? Read this report to find out exactly what's in store for the U.S. economy... Most textbook economists sa...Read More

Question of the Week: Readers Respond to Money Morning's Question on China's Currency

June 30, 2010 / Kerri Shannon

After months of intense political pressure, China last week announced that it would allow its currency to gradually appreciate against the U.S. dollar. China's currency - the yuan - has been pegged to the American greenback since 2008. "This is going to lead to a transition from export-lead, investment-lead to more of a consumption-lead economy going forward," Jing Ulrich, chair of China equities...Read More

Commodities Are Key as China Continues to Call the Shots

June 30, 2010 / Jon D. Markman

China ended up being the big story this month, as investors looked past Europe to the Far East for clues about what shape the global recovery - if you can even call it that - is taking. Markets around the globe tanked yesterday (Tuesday) after the Conference Board revised its leading economic index for China to show the smallest gain in five months in April. The index rose just 0.3% in April, whic...Read More

Money Morning Midyear Forecast: The U.S. Economy is Headed For a Second-Half Slowdown

June 28, 2010 / Don Miller

Most textbook economists say that the U.S. economy is engaged in a broad-based recovery. But while there's a consensus that there's no "double-dip" recession on the horizon, the evidence suggests the nation's economy is headed for a slowdown in the second half of 2010.The reason: In a market that derives 70% of its growth from consumer spending, the last half of this year will be all about those...Read More

Is it Time to Bet Against the U.S. Dollar?

June 26, 2010 / Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-GeraldThe U.S. dollar has been one of the world's strongest currencies in the first part of 2010. And it's no wonder. The Greek debt crisis continues to threaten Europe's overall health, and could unleash an entirely new contagion on the rest of the global economy. Then there's China, - the engine of world growth during much of the financial crisis - which now appears to face the near-t...Read More

Mathematical Proof that God Exists

June 24th, 2010 / Jason Hommel

I first began to take the Bible seriously after a personal 6 month study of the topic of creation vs. evolution. I did this in the year 1998, about 2 years after I graduated from college. I started the study because I was feeling guilty about the way I was living my life, because of what I knew from the Bible. I felt I could cast off the guilt if the Bible were not true, and if man evolved. I...Read More

Money Morning's Krauth Cited by Kitco.com For $5,000-An-Ounce Gold Prediction

June 20, 2010 / William Patalon III

William Patalon IIIWhen top commodities Website Kitco.com set out to chronicle the Top 10 experts who were projecting that gold could reach $5,000 to $10,000 an ounce, one of those 10 gurus was Money Morning's Peter Krauth.The Kitco story - "GoldWatch: Why Many Respected Analysts See Gold Going Up to $10,000" - was published on Thursday, the day that gold closed at an all-time record of $1,248.70...Read More

The Fundamentals of Listening

June 15th, 2010 / Jason Hommel

I consider one of my greatest strengths is my ability to listen. Of course, my wife would say I can't hear a thing, but you married men know how that goes. I might admit that my hearing actually might need a checkup, perhaps from too much exposure to loud music, but that's not the point.To listen goes beyond hearing, to understanding and paying attention, and ultimately acting wisely on what you...Read More