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Gold Majors are Facing a Real Estate Crisis

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LONDON, April, 2019 – Forget about peak oil. The real crisis hitting the commodity markets is peak gold. The Financial Post reports that “all major deposits have been discovered.” Goldman Sachs forecasts there may be only 20 years of supply left. The world’s gold majors may soon be in a real estate bidding war. Mentioned in today’s commentary includes: Seabridge Gold Inc. (NYSE:SA) (TSX:SEA), Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK) (TSX:TECK), Teck Resources (NYSE:TECK) (TSX:TECK), Great Panther Mining (NYSE:GPR) (TSX:GPR). Endeavor Silver (NYSE:EXK) (TSX:EDR). [Read more…]

Shares: Should You Panic?

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Stock-markets are falling. Does this mean that the nine-year bull market has come to an end, that shares are finally adjusting to some uncomfortable realities, as their extreme valuations have long suggested they would? [Read more…]

Book value to market price

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Use the book value to market price ratio. What measures should you use to improve your performance? Bernstein says there are four methods of selection that have been shown to produce higher-than-average returns: those with the highest BTM (book-to-market ratio, the inverse of price divided by book value to price ratio), cash flow, dividends, and earnings-to-market (inverse of the familiar PE ratio). [Read more…]

Planning Your Portfolio

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Planning Your Portfolio – All successful investors use heuristics to shape their strategic decisions, but it’s wrong to assume they are always correct. [Read more…]

German government bonds decline

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Over 2014 there has been a steady decline in the yield on German government bonds. As a result bunds have outperformed other developed markets. [Read more…]

Gold Starts to Recover Its Traditional Role

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Gold is making a comeback as money, despite a century of near-universal negativism about its future as a key element in global finance. [Read more…]

Why Lower Equity Returns Look Likely

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Equity Returns – Optimistic arguments about longer-term profits to be made in US shares are “deeply flawed” as they’re based on double-counting and circular reasoning, Brett Arends argues on Marketwatch. [Read more…]

Banking: Crisis by Design

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Banking – After the devastating Sub-Prime Crisis, which has cost the world trillions of dollars’ worth of lost economic growth, destroyed millions of jobs and businesses, and burdened taxpayers with huge state debts that continue to mount, you would expect implementation of radical reforms to prevent such a crisis from happening again. [Read more…]

Top Ten Chinese Stocks

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The Top Ten Chinese Stocks to consider according to Martin Spring of OnTarget [Read more…]

Shale Gas: a High-Cost Resource

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Shale Gas – Despite much talk about how it’s going to revolutionize global supplies, investors in the shares have seen them perform poorly for years, major companies in the sector such as Shell and BHP Billiton have been taking some big write-downs and the much-predicted improvement in natural gas prices fails to arrive. [Read more…]