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Community Poll Results: During the latest market sell-off have you been a net seller, buyer or holder?

Aug 20th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

After the market took investors on a roller coaster ride in late July and early August, we asked our community how they reacted to the recent activity. We wanted to know if our community was staying in the game or if panic had sunken in and they had enough. Our survey was open to the first 500 members to ... [more]



Has Relief Rally Ended Already?

Aug 20th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

  Markets around the world plunged so dramatically after topping out at the end of April (the S&P 500 down 18%), that they became very oversold short-term, a condition that usually results in at least a short-term rally off the oversold condition, a so-called relief rally.And sure enough a relief rally did get underway last week. Its beginning was impressive. ... [more]



Wash, Rinse and Repeat

Aug 20th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

Most pundits have only recently caught on that we are in a bear market and in all likelihood, the US and global economies are in a recession. The possibility of a "soft patch" has given way to the possibility that we are in a recession. Of course, the "soft patch" concern dissipated back in July ... [more]



Dow/Gold Ratio Falls to Post-87 Crash Low

Aug 19th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

Today's gold buyers might still get to look early birds as this depression wears on...GROWTH or defense... stocks or gold? Intra-day noise aside in summer 2011, Mr.Market's choice looks plain. The Dow/Gold Ratio - a measure of the US stock market's valuation in ounces of gold - has sunk as equities have plunged but [more]



The Zen of Resource Speculation

Aug 19th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

A guest post by: Louis James, Chief Metals & Mining Investment Strategist of Casey International SpeculatorWhenever gold and silver hit a correction, those are the times that try men’s souls. But they are also a classic case of making volatility our friend.And there should be terrific bargains ahead on great stocks, if the market corrects from recent highs. It ... [more]



Global Stock Market "Bloodbath" sees Gold Soar

Aug 19th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

London Gold Market Reportfrom Ben TraynorBullionVaultTHE DOLLAR gold price hit yet another new all-time record late on Friday morning in London, hitting $1876 per ounce – as stock markets around the world continued to plunge.The gold price then fell 1.6% in less than two hours as US markets opened for business.Short-dated US Treasury bond prices rose – ... [more]



Gold Overbought

Aug 19th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

Gold has enjoyed an amazing rally in recent weeks, catapulted higher by the extreme fear sparked by the sharp stock-market correction.  Naturally such big and fast gains have led to a surge in gold’s popularity among investors and speculators, as everyone loves a winner.  But gold prices flow and ebb like everything else, and this metal has become very ... [more]



Dollar May Assist in Managing Gold & Silver Holdings

Aug 19th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

Inexperienced investors in the commodity markets should keep in mind that while gold and silver look good now, silver dropped 59% in the last bear market and gold fell 32%. Both silver and gold held up better than stocks (and the dollar) early in the last bear market (as they are now), but eventually ... [more]



Gold’s Sun Also Rises in the East

Aug 19th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: Pinnacle Professors

During the second quarter, gold’s rising value didn’t deter Chinese and Indian buyers. In its webcast, the World Gold Council (WGC) said these “predominant drivers” of gold demand accounted for “52 percent of bars and coins and 55 percent of jewelry demand.” China’s demand grew 25 percent, while India saw an increase of 38 percent. WGC attributes this growth ... [more]



European Regulators Contribute to Stock Market Woes Before the Open – Mike Swanson

Aug 19th, 2011 | By brinvest | Category: WallStreetWindow

Yesterday the DOW fell over 400 points and today the US market averages are poised to gap down over a percent before the open. Here we go again you must be thinking to yourself. read more