Trends & Opportunities

Will Junior Gold Miners Rally or Bust?

Contrarian investors everywhere often look to 52 Week Rolling Low Lists for buying opportunities.  This is a strategy fraught with considerable risk, as even if the market sentiment is wrong about a particular stock or sector, buying into a company on a downward trajectory can lead to an investment that keeps falling and falling.  Early…

Oil and Gas Juniors Surging with 52 Week Highs

Both the 52 Week Rolling High and Low lists are favorite fishing spots for investors looking to add to their portfolios or watchlists.  One day on either list can be a relatively meaningless indicator of nothing more than a temporary overnight affair, lasting only a few days or even a few hours.  However, patient investors…

Spain and Germany Will Decide the Euro’s Future

Earlier this month, Spain began “rocking” the EU boat by telling the EU it wasn’t going to meet the new EU fiscal requirements. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard reported in The Telgraph,  ‘The Spanish head of state Mariano Rajoy has refused to comply with the austerity demands of the European Commission and the European Council. Taking what he…

What a China Slowdown Means for Aussie Stocks

The ongoing debate over a China slowdown has shifted from will there be one to how bad will it be.  The average investor has to be both bemused and confused by the array of opinions on this critical concern.  On the one hand, a recent series of reports from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on…

2 Reasons Why The Global Economy Will Slow

The coming years will be marked by a seismic change in the economic landscape in the US. Firstly and most importantly, we are going to see economic growth slow down dramatically. Jeremy Grantham, an asset manager I respect, believes we’ll see global growth at 2% over the next seven years. Personally, I believe it could…

What the European Debt Crisis Means for Australians

The European Debt Crisis has dragged on so long and taken so many torturous twists and turns it is virtually impossible for the average Australian investor to fully comprehend all the potential scenarios that could result.  Simply put, countries in Europe borrowed too much money in relation to their economic revenue through sales of sovereign…

How The European Debt Crisis Could Affect You

The European Debt Crisis has dragged on so long and taken so many torturous twists and turns it is virtually impossible for the average Australian investor to fully comprehend all the potential scenarios that could result.  Simply put, countries in Europe borrowed too much money in relation to their economic revenue through sales of sovereign…

Euro’s SPX Influence

Over the past few years, the fortunes of Europe’s euro currency have appeared to significantly influence the US stock markets.  This rather-curious relationship has proved vexing at times to American traders, as it doesn’t seem logical on the surface.  But given the high correlation between the US stock markets and the euro, prudent traders can’t…

The global bull is back, but Australia wasn’t invited to the party

The global market as represented by the MSCI All-Country World Index has soared by 20% since early October last year, signalling the return of the bull market. In the US, the bulls are stampeding back into the market – pushing up the S&P500 index by 23% since early October last year. The Dow Jones Industrial…

Junior gold producers just getting warmed up

It only took eleven years, but in 2011 global gold-mine production has finally returned to pre-bull levels.  In fact, with 2011’s volume expected to come in at around 88m ounces, we’ll see a new all-time production high.  The latest exploration-and-development cycle is finally starting to bear fruit! This fruit has been hard-earned though, as the…