Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Sam Kirtley’

Gold Bulls Need To Learn The Importance Of Stopping Out

April 15th, 2013

stops-tradingSam Kirtley: Over the last 10 years, gold bulls have had a fantastic run as gold rose more than 475% to its August 2011 highs. Even after the recent collapse in gold prices the metal is still up more than 350% in the last decade; the simple strategy of “buy the dip” Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU

Gold: Inflation Hedge or Something More?

October 16th, 2012

Sam Kirtley: Gold serves numerous functions as an investment. Traditional reasons for investing in gold include: Read more…

NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SLV

What’s Next For Gold Prices?

October 14th, 2012

Sam Kirtley: To help turn around the lagging US economy and stubbornly high unemployment, the Federal Reserve recently announced “QE3”. Read more…

ETF BASIC NEWS, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU

Detailed Look Of Trading Gold Relative To U.S. Real Interest Rates (GLD)

October 14th, 2012

Sam Kirtley:  At the start of 2012 we publicly proposed two pair trades for 2012. Read more…

NYSE:GLD

Silver Prices To Benefit From The Golden Cross (SLV, AGQ, SIVR, GLD, SLW)

October 1st, 2012

Sam Kirtley: The anticipation and advent of QE3 has filled the precious metals market champions with considerable optimism. Gold and silver have both steadily, but firmly moved to higher ground. Read more…

NYSE:AGQ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:SIVR, NYSE:SLV

Gold Seasonality: Can We Profit From It? (IAU, GLD, CDE, FCX, NEM)

February 13th, 2012

Sam Kirtley:  Seasonality is observable in a wide variety of variables. In business, sales, production, inventory, man hours and the best time to discount can be at least partially predicted by seasonal effects. Gold is no different. In different months price swings occur somewhat predictably year after year. What Read more…

NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU

Federal Reserve Action Will Decide Next Major Move For Gold Prices (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, SGOL, IAU, DGP, GLL)

January 31st, 2012

Sam Kirtley: As our regular readers will know, we view US real interest rates as the key determinant of gold prices over the medium term. Six weeks ago we updated the situation with U.S. real rates (discussion of the theory behind the relationship can be found in that article) and since then, we have Read more…

NYSE:DGP, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:GLL, NYSE:IAU, NYSE:SGOL

What Does A Flattening Yield Curve Mean For Gold? (GLD, SLV, GDX, GDXJ, IAU, DZZ, SGOL, GLL, DGP)

January 24th, 2012

Sam Kirtley: In this article, we look to analyse the relationship between gold and the U.S. bond yield curve. The yield curve is an immensely useful economic indicator and hence can be used as one of Read more…

NYSE:DGP, NYSE:DZZ, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:GLL, NYSE:IAU

Gold Investing: Revisiting Our Proposal For An Overnight Gold Fund (GLD, SLV, GDX, IAU, DGP, GDXJ)

January 17th, 2012

Sam Kirtley: In August 2010 we wrote an article entitled “Proposing An Overnight Gold Fund” in which we explored the potential for launching a fund that held long positions in gold overnight and was short gold during the day. We pointed out that “a hedge fund starting in 2001 with $100m, with the Read more…

NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU, NYSE:SLV

Gold Strategy: Two Long/Short Pair ETF Trades For 2012 (GDX, GLD, TIP, SLV, GDXJ, DGP, IAU)

January 12th, 2012

Sam Kirtley: Pair trading is a trading strategy based on the concepts of statistical arbitrage and convergence. Typically it involves being long one security and short another. For example one may believe that Apple would outperform Microsoft, so one buys Apple and shorts Microsoft. A pair trade may also Read more…

NYSE:DGP, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU, NYSE:SLV, NYSE:TIP

SPDR Gold Trust: Using Options To Hedge Against A Gold ETF Collapse (GLD, SLV, IAU, GDX, DZZ)

January 10th, 2012

Sam Kirtley: At SK Options Trading, we primarily use the SPDR gold trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) for exposure to the gold price. GLD is an exchange traded fund, designed to track the price of one tenth of an ounce of gold. GLD currently holds around 1280 tonnes of physical bullion, the sixth largest holding Read more…

NYSE:DZZ, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU, NYSE:SLV

Does Gold’s Correlation With Stocks Mean That It’s No Longer A Safe Haven? (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, IAU, DZZ)

December 6th, 2011

Sam Kirtley: In this article we examine the current and past relationship between gold and the S&P 500 index and whether or not gold still remains a “safe haven”. In the past gold has often had a low positive Read more…

NYSE:DZZ, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU

Silver & Margin Requirements: How The CME System Increases Volatility (SLV, PSLV, AGQ, ZSL, GLD)

November 23rd, 2011

Sam Kirtley: In this article we investigate the 2011 Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) silver margin requirement increases and what effect they have had. Margins necessarily need to rise and fall, to ensure there is minimal default risk in the market, but the system the CME utilizes to achieve this has a lot Read more…

NYSE:AGQ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:PSLV, NYSE:ZSL

The “Gold Beta” Of Mining Stocks and Why We Continue To Avoid Them (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, IAU, DZZ)

November 16th, 2011

Sam Kirtley: In this article we aim to explain the relationship between the movements in the price of gold and movements in gold stocks. The financial tool that measures this relationship is the asset’s “Beta”. Beta is a measure of risk and compares the historical return of asset X with the return on the Read more…

NYSE:DZZ, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU

The Most Bullish Sign For Gold: Falling Inflation (GLD, GDX, GDXJ, IAU, DZZ, DGP)

November 8th, 2011

Sam Kirtley: Whilst many may argue that gold is an inflation hedge and therefore inflation is bullish for gold, in reality the dynamics at play here are not that simple. Read more…

NYSE:DGP, NYSE:DZZ, NYSE:GDX, NYSE:GDXJ, NYSE:GLD, NYSE:IAU




Copyright 2009-2014 WBC Media, LLC