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How the Five Principles of Capital Allocation Can Mean Gold Mining Success

The Gold Report: The price of gold is flirting with a five-year low. Do you attribute this solely to the strength of the U.S. dollar, or are there other factors at work?

Ralph Aldis: There are other factors. Most important is the strength of the equity markets. Looking at a six-year window, we have seen, for the third time in the last hundred years, the highest returns for such a period. This happened before in 1929 and 1999. These phenomenal returns have been fueled not by fundamentals but rather by the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is trying to jumpstart the economy.

All this has taken people's eyes off gold, but it won't go on forever.

TGR: The bear market in gold equities is now four years old. This means lower gold production and less exploration. Gold production from South Africa has collapsed. Shouldn't lower gold production result in a higher gold price? [Read more...]

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How to Make Money in the Chaos of Oil and Gas

The Energy Report: Stephane, do you think the oil price has hit bottom and is now recovering?

Stephane Foucaud: When the Brent oil price was close to $50/barrel ($50/bbl), I think it was the bottom. It has recovered quite a bit. There is a risk that it might dip again, but I don't think we will reach the low $50s for quite some time. The reason I think there is a risk that the oil price could dip is that there has been an overreaction to the North American rig fleet reports, and particularly to what appears to be a large number of rigs being taken out of the market. Those rigs are, however, associated with lower-producing areas. Therefore, I think it's more sentiment than reality in terms of impact on the supply. The recovery has been too steep.

TER: What prices are you forecasting for 2015 and 2016?

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Why Eurozone Growth Could Trigger A U.S. Budget Crisis

By David Sterman of Street Authority

At this point in President Obama's first term, the world looked very different.

The still-anemic economy made it hard to fathom how we would ever get out from under a crushing government debt load. Government spending far surpassed revenue and concerns grew that our key financial backers (such as Chinese bondholders) would pull the rug out from under us.

Fast forward to 2015, and the notion that our national debt is any sort of real problem has simply vanished. Sure, the Republican party has been recently threatening government agency shutdowns, but this time the issue is immigration and not our nation's unstable finances. The percentage of Americans that believe that deficit reduction should be Washington's top priority has slid to a recent 64%, from 72% in 2013, according to a recent survey conducted by Pew Research.

However, events across the Atlantic Ocean could bring this issue right back onto the front pages. [Read more...]

Article source: http://www.streetauthority.com/node/30524294

20 Years In Business, 20% Off Of MarketClub

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20 Years, 20% Off - Access This Offer!In celebration of our 20 years in business, we thought this was the perfect time to cut our MarketClub Membership rates by 20%. You can still try MarketClub for 30 days for only $8.95. Then if you decide to stay, your MarketClub Membership will be 20% off of our standard rate. This offer is only available to new MarketClub Members or users who have not had a membership in the past 90 days.

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How to Position Your Portfolio for the Coming Gold Upturn

The Gold Report: The metal mining sector is undergoing many of the same types of issues as the energy sector. What is your candid assessment of the near future for gold, silver and the base metals?

Etienne Moshevich: My outlook for the sector is very similar to that of the overall energy marketthe world needs gold and the commodity isn't going away. It may go out of favor for a couple of years, which we're experiencing now, but it seems as though the market is slowly starting to creep back up and this is the time investors need to be positioning themselves in high-quality management teams and projects before the market gets away from them.

Although many things could change, macro signs are pointing to a turn in the gold market. Even though the U.S. dollar is still the strongest and most reliable currency in the world, more and more countries seem to be shifting away from the dollar, which would definitely strengthen demand for gold. Also, if the U.S. economy falls into another recession and the Federal Reserve decides to apply another one of its quantitative easing techniques, then this will be very bullish for gold.

"Source Exploration Corp.'s past success indicates the great potential for the upcoming drill program."

One last major factor that we should consider is the possible demand from foreign central banks. We need to keep in mind that the Swiss are voting on a gold referendum that would require the Swiss National Bank to hold 20% gold reserves. Even if this doesn't go through, I'm sure there would be more pressure on it to increase gold reserves over time. I'm bullish on silver, as well, over the long term because of its industrial and technological applications.

TGR: Let's tour the field. Starting with gold, which companies do you spot as viable? [Read more...]

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Solid Trading Tips For 2015

This is the beginning of a new year and perhaps the best time when investment experts predict their views on the trading performance of stocks and shares. They will also analyze the upcoming trading trends and strategies for your benefit. The media has been flooded with investment queries running at the back of your mind.

An investor must follow a few solid trading tips to succeed:

• Count on the future surprises – Don’t depend on the future predictions; it’s not possible for you to see through the curtain that separates today’s happenings with that of tomorrow.

• Good and bad times lie ahead – You’ll need to determine future strategies keeping with your investment and planning goals. In order to accommodate all natural outcomes, you’ll need to formulate flexible strategies. [Read more...]

Are You Prepared For Negative Interest Rates?

By:Tim Begany of Street Authority

Last Tuesday, all eyes were on Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen. In prepared testimony, she offered a few hints that interest rate increases may begin this summer.

While the crowd is thinking about rate hikes, few are thinking about U.S. interest rates heading lower, or possibly even turning negative.

The idea may seem absurd, but is it? [Read more...]

Article source: http://www.streetauthority.com/node/30520302

Tax Advice for Active Traders: Understanding the 2015 Tax Laws to Avoid Stiff Tax Rates

By: Max D. - Max is a technical writer who regularly contributes financial topics to Farnsfield Research, and other investing blogs. Max spends his time running multiple companies in the financial sector. This allows him to have a constant finger on the pulse of the industry.

As millions of Americans file their income taxes prior to the April 15, 2015 deadline, traders must face the decision of how to report capital gains or loss according to IRS specifications. In the world of the New York Stock Exchange, a single trade, which may involve any number of stocks, can represent thousands of dollars. To reap the greatest amount of financial benefit from the passage of the Commodities Futures Modernization Act of 2000 and reduced tax rates of capital gains and losses, traders must understand how to properly report these securities and commodities on their tax return. [Read more...]

Global Insecurity Is Good for Gold, Says Mike Niehuser

The Gold Report: Gold and silver have both demonstrated explosive growth in 2015. Why has this happened, and will it continue?

Mike Niehuser: Well, I am not sure that I would categorize a higher gold price in the first part of 2015 as "explosive." Since the beginning of 2015, gold appears to be trading within a band of $1,200 to $1,300 an ounce ($1,2001,300/oz). While this is not "explosive" from a broader perspective, it is certainly a relief compared to declines in 2013, so let's just say gold has done well so far in 2015.

Despite declines over the last couple of years, gold is still well above its lows prior to Sept. 11, 2001. It has held up in spite of concerns for deflation resulting from a global economic slowdown. This has not been helped by loose monetary policies.

"Alexco Resource Corp.'s environmental business continues to grow and cover overhead while the company unlocks the exploration upside at Keno Hill."

I think the strength is in part due to what Sen. John McCain characterized as being in "an unprecedented period of global turmoil." Russia has reclaimed the Crimea and is in the process of annexing eastern Ukraine. The same could be said for insurgents in Iraq and eastern Syria. Concerns over the repayment of Greek debt, nuclear issues in Iran and an unsettled path for a maturing China should keep things interesting for gold.

Also, it is not clear how the recent collapse in oil prices will impact the economies or political stability of oil-producing nations, such as Russia and Iran. The conventional solution seems to be economic sanctions, but it has been said, "When goods stop flowing across borders, armies soon follow." At least North Korea is out of the headlines.

International anxiety may be good for gold prices as gold continues to have a place as a store of value in uncertain times.

TGR: What are your metals prices forecasts for 2015? [Read more...]

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What do INO.com, the Macarena, and the Starbucks Frappuccino have in common? They are all 20 years old this year! There are some things that are no longer around after 20 years, like the Macarena and for good reason... but INO.com is still thriving!

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