Precious Metals: Risk Management to Opportunity

What Has Been

A solid 2.5 years of risk management (to varying degrees) has been required of precious metals investors.  It was most intensely required after the announcement of QE3, when the net commercial short position in silver began a relentless march toward a very bearish alignment in late 2012 and then the HUI Gold Bugs index lost an important support level at around 460.  Here is the chart of silver with a heavy commercial net short position from NFTRH 215, dated 12.2.12:


As for the HUI, NFTRH 215 also noted this on 12.2.12: Continue reading "Precious Metals: Risk Management to Opportunity"

Poll: Speculation to blame?

This week Obama proposed new measures to limit speculation in the oil markets. The new proposals would require oil traders to put up more of their own money for transactions, ask for more money for market enforcement and monitoring activities, and call for higher penalties for market manipulation. The impact that speculation, or investment money, is having on oil prices is a subject of much debate. So we wanted to ask.....

Do you think speculation is to blame for high oil prices?

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As always we would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

Every Success,

The INO Team