After a correction of little more than 7 percent stocks have bounced back nicely in recent days. Aiding the rally today are signs of renewed vigor for many of the world’s largest economies and decent earnings and guidance from industrial companies. Read more about Like We Said...Things Aren’t So Bad After All 10-23-14
Halloween is still a few weeks off, but investors are already spooked as volatility is returning to the market after a long absence. Nine of the last 12 trading days have seen intraday swings of more than one percent. We last experienced such volatility at the end of February’s swoon and at the bottom of the market in the summers of 2013 and 2012. But truth be told, this is simply a return to historical norms, not something to be feared. Read more about Spooked! 10-9-14
This issue we look at a tried-and-true indicator that’s signaling now is an excellent time to buy gold stocks. We also look at how fear in the marketplace has trumped well-defined bullish fundamentals for several commodities. While others may be placing sell orders, we see compelling reasons to own commodity-related shares.
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Stocks are struggling as global growth concerns weight on investors’ minds. While those concerns are not entirely unfounded, they are inflated. Read more about Stocks Sink on Deflating Expectations 09-25-14
Commodities of all stripes have come under selling pressure in recent months over concerns about the health of the global economy. The declines have been made more pronounced with the aid of a strong U.S. currency, in a flight to safety trade that has powered the trade-weighted U.S. Dollar Index up nearly 6 percent in the third quarter. Most visible of these are crude oil, which has slipped to a two-year low, and gold, which is flirting with its June lows. Read more about No Stock Blight Amid a Bumper Harvest 09-11-13