In trading on Thursday, the ProShares Short Basic Materials (NYSE:SBM) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.36% on the day. Also up on the day are the
Last week we highlighted several often-overlooked nuances of popular exchange-traded products, detailing the surprisingly large impact that seemingly minor distinctions can have on a portfolio’s
Precious metals have had a heck of a year, even the non-gold metals. Especially those, in fact: As of December 23rd, silverprices had risen 73% for the year and platinumup 17%; palladium,
As we put the finishing touches on 2010, the year has shaped up to be one of the most eventful in recent memory for global markets as a number of important events impacted the world economy.
Silver’s often nicknamed “the poor man’s gold” for the simple fact that its per-ounce price is so much less than that of the yellow metal’s. Poor men, however, have been shelling out more to buy silver
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The price of silver today (Monday) surged above $30 an ounce for the first time since 1980, after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that further quantitative easing (QE) could
Forecasting prices for anything can be tricky. And a precious-metal commodity such as silver is no exception. With gold holding the leash on its “lapdog” – silver – the performance of the so-called
Even though the dollar is rebounding as traders react to new risk factors, commodity prices are holding firm. Flights to safety come and go, but the fundamentals still support this asset class.
I’ve been buying silver for the past few years now, and believe me; I never imagined that doing so would be a part of a political or societal movement.
In latter August I penned a forecast for my subscribers to TMTF on Silver, and below is a brief excerpt from August 31st:
One of the recurring investment themes over the last several months has been the seemingly unstoppable climb of gold. As the U.S. dollar has encountered weakness driven by worries over
On Wednesday, the CME group raised margin requirements on trading soybeans futures contracts, shortly after the Chicago exchange increased margin requirements to curb silver and cotton
Silver has obviously had a very strong run. After breaking out past $19.50/oz, Silver has run all the way to nearly $27 with gains in eight of the past nine weeks. How much further can Silver run?
Last month gold broke into new record territory – reaching an all-time high of $1,387 on October 14.