Commodities

  • 27 Mar
    You May Want To Take A Look At These Two Silver Miners

    You May Want To Take A Look At These Two Silver Miners

    I recently discussed how silver looks good from a risk reward perspective, so it’s appropriate to discuss some silver miners to see if there are good investing opportunities or if it’s better to accumulate physical silver or exchange traded silver products.

    In today’s article, I’ll discuss the top 2 holdings of the iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF.



    Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM)

    Once called Silver Wheaton, this precious metal streaming company invests in various mining projects where it earns royalties for as long as the mine is operating. More →

  • 22 Mar
    Got Your Eye On Silver? Read This First

    Got Your Eye On Silver? Read This First

    I like to have some gold miners in my portfolio as a hedge against future possible crazy monetary policies. Let’s say that it helps me to sleep well at night.

    I’ll do an update on gold soon but before I do, I want to share my thoughts on silver. Many see gold and silver as equals which leads them to believe that silver is extremely undervalued and overlooked.

    Let’s dig into the supply and demand trends for silver and the main trends surrounding silver in general in order to see whether silver is like gold or if it is perhaps better or worse.



    Silver Price, Demand & Supply

    Silver prices, hovering around $16 per ounce, spiked in 2011 and are now 4 times above the levels of the 1990s. So there’s room to rise, but also room to fall. More →

  • 13 Feb
    10 Gold Miners To Consider

    10 Gold Miners To Consider

    • The top 10 gold miners are stable producers. The next 10 discussed today are a completely different ballgame.
    • The miners discussed today are much more leveraged to gold prices.
    • Investing in such companies might be less risky and provide higher upside if done with a proper investing strategy.



    Introduction

    This article is the second in a series of articles that cover the 50 gold miners held by the Van Eck Gold Miners ETF (GDX). For more info about the purpose of these articles, please read the first article in the series where I analyzed the top 10 global gold miners. More →

  • 01 Feb
    It’s Time To Watch Gold Mining Stocks

    It’s Time To Watch Gold Mining Stocks

    • I will discuss gold miners to give you an overview of what you can expect when investing in them.
    • As I’ll cover all the holdings of the biggest gold ETF, the Van Eck Gold Miners ETF (GDX), you will also get a good idea about the ETF. This article is part one of the top 10 holdings we’ll discuss.
    • Perhaps it’s too early, but it might actually be the best time to hedge your portfolio with gold miners.


    Introduction

    I’ve already described why it’s important to own gold miners in your portfolio. No one knows if gold will hit $5,000 or $500 in the next 5 years, but if you can invest in a way where you can’t lose much but you can also win big, it’s definitely a thing to look at. More →

  • 09 Jan
    Why This Metal Is A Good Buy Now

    Why This Metal Is A Good Buy Now

    • I’ll describe the nickel supply and demand environment, which is now getting interesting.
    • This also creates an interesting risk reward investment situation.



    Introduction

    In the last two years, you’ve seen me be extremely bullish on copper and zinc. In the last year and a half, copper prices are up more than 50% while zinc prices are up more than 100%. Was my past analysis just a lucky guess or real knowledge? If there had been a global recession, I would have been dead wrong but there was a significant probability that both metals would rise and I was able to see that because investing in commodities is relatively easy. More →

  • 01 Jan
    Here’s How To Invest In Commodities In 2018

    Here’s How To Invest In Commodities In 2018

    • Commodities should be an essential part of a portfolio going into 2018.
    • I’ll discuss the risks and rewards scenarios that will help you better assess portfolio exposure.
    • Some commodities have better risk reward ratios than others.



    Introduction

    Today, I’ll continue with my discussion on how to prepare an all-weather portfolio for 2018. No one knows what will happen this year, therefore it’s best to be prepared for anything with careful risk reward portfolio allocations.

    In this article, we’ll dig deeper into commodities as they are supposed to do well in an environment of economic growth, especially if there is inflation. More →

  • 27 Dec
    Why You Need Gold Miners In Your Portfolio In 2018

    Why You Need Gold Miners In Your Portfolio In 2018

    I recently wrote about how gold is an essential part of a portfolio. However, today I want to dig deeper into what kind of gold investments could be the best fit your portfolio because it’s all about your personal preferences and every gold miner is different.

    Let’s start with the basis of gold in an all-weather strategy.



    Gold As Part Of An All-Weather Strategy

    There are two macroeconomic environments where gold as a hedge does well: when there is inflation, and especially when there is an economic slowdown and inflation. More →

  • 23 Nov
    The Stock Market Will Crash In 2018 – Here’s What Could Trigger It

    The Stock Market Will Crash In 2018 – Here’s What Could Trigger It

    • All indicators show a stock market crash is imminent, but what will the trigger be?
    • I’ll discuss what can happen and how bad it could get.
    • As for the timing of it, the best thing is to be prepared for anything.



    Introduction

    To see whether the stock market will crash in 2018 or not, we have to first see what makes a stock market crash and the best way to do that is to look at the 2001 and 2008 market crashes because the financial environment prior to those crashes resembles the current market environment. More →

  • 21 Nov
    Worried About The Current Financial Environment? Here’s What You Need To Know

    Worried About The Current Financial Environment? Here’s What You Need To Know

    • Today, we’ll discuss the sustainability of developed financial systems as they are now.
    • We’ll also take a look at the much talked about Chinese slowdown.
    • I’ll finish with a take on gold and what could happen.



    Introduction

    In today’s article, I’ll discuss the financial environment we are living in.

    It’s very important to see the fundamental trends and forces surrounding what looks like a stable and strong financial system. The fundamental forces are crucial because in the long term, those forces eventually prevail and have a huge impact on all financial assets. More →

  • 03 Nov
    This Stock Could See A Fivefold Increase In Price, But The Risks Are Huge

    This Stock Could See A Fivefold Increase In Price, But The Risks Are Huge

    Being a value growth investor, I’d recommend a stock that has a strong margin of safety—thus little chance of permanent capital loss—while also having huge upside coming from market recognized or unrecognized catalysts.

    There are some investments out there where the potential loss is total while the potential upside is extremely high. I wouldn’t call these investments, and only would recommend one as it’s more like a bet.

    To keep things interesting, today I want to share with you such a bet by discussing a non-linear stock with out of the box thinking management, McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX). MUX will give you a clue as to how I research potential investments and analyze their risk reward ratios.



    McEwen Mining

    MUX is a producing, developing, and exploring gold/coper miner. Currently, it produces only gold, so the market puts it into the gold miners basket. Nevertheless, it has 3 producing mines in Ontario, Mexico, and Argentina, two gold mines in development, and various exploration targets. More →

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