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Stock Pick of the Day: Barrick Gold (GOLD)

I can think of two reasons to buy shares of Barrick Gold (GOLD) now. Either one alone would be enough to justify a "buy." First, sentiment is shifting among investors toward the idea of buying gold as protraction against currency depreciation. The U.S. government is selling dollars (in the form of Treasury bills, notes, and […]

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The re-opening rally is back on

Today is all about optimism--forget plunging oil prices, uncertain earnings, or a first quarter drop in GDP-- for an upturn in the economy as more states--Colorado is newest to climb on board--re-open parts of their economies. Today, at least, no one is worried, either, about a lack of testing or that some states--Georgia comes to […]

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Let’s hear it for stability–thank goodness, so far today is dull on the U.S. market

No big moves. No major disruptions. No threats of meltdowns. Today has been a welcome breather, a bit of stability, for  market that's had more than its share of excitement this week. So far. It's only 1:30 p.m. in New York. And we could see selling or buying before the weekend. And stability today could […]

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5 smart, short-term moves while we wait for longer-term trends to resolve

Yesterday in my post "What do you do when the market is insane and you're not?" I argued that one of the dangers in a very volatile market with strong--and temporarily profitable--short-term trends is that we'll give in to the pressure to do something--and do something that will cost us money since we'll be late […]

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Market rallies big this morning on lower new infection rates in Italy, Spain

A rally in European stocks that took the  STOXX 600 index up 3% in morning trading has extended to New York. At noon New York Time today, the Standard & Poor's 500 was up 5.65% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 5.66%. The NASDAQ Composite had gained 5.47% and the Russell 2000 had […]

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Special Reports: Everything You Need to Know About a Bear Market–Part 2: The Strange Case of Asset Correlations in an Extreme Bear Market

Bear Markets are extreme events. Which means they do weird things to asset correlations. And if you think that's too much inside baseball (you remember baseball, right) for you, think about how in a bear market you're counting on finding safety from a general market sell off in assets such as gold, currencies, bonds, or […]

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Sellers batten down the hatches today ahead of tomorrow’s report on new claims for unemployment

Not much mystery to today's selling. Investors and traders were trimming positions--or more--ahead of tomorrow's report on initial claims for unemployment. Last week brought a record 3.28 million new claims for unemployment as the coronavirus and "shelter in place" orders knee-capped the U.S. economy. State officials said last week that the totals would have been […]

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Another reason to buy gold–mines are going on shutdown in South Africa

The South African government has ordered a three-week lockdown in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus that will shut down the country's gold, platinum, and paladium mines. Sibanye Stillwater (SBSW) the world's largest primary producer of platinum, and Anglo American Platinum (AGPPY) have said they are complying with the government's actions. Expect to […]

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S&P 500 drops 15% for the week

Let me emphasize that "for the week." The storm of bad news continued today with the European Union saying that the 2020 recession in that bloc may be as bad as 2009. Goldman Sachs warned that the U.S. economy may shrink 24% year over year in the second quarter. Oil fell again with government announcements […]

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Special Report: Everything you need to know about a bear market–Part 1 What kind of bear is this? Part 2 The Strange Case of Asset Allocations in an Extreme Bear Market

The definition of a bear market is rather simple: It's a drop of 20% or more from the market high. By this standard we've recently moved into a bear market on all the major U.S. stock indexes--and indeed on all the major overseas indexes with the exception, for the moment, of the Shanghai market. The […]

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