Are ICOs Replacing IPOs?

Last week I was in Barcelona speaking at the LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference, which was attended by approximately 700 metals and mining firms from all over the globe.
NYSE:GOAU October 23, 2017 4:11pm

Car Manufacturers Are Electrifying Copper, “The Metal Of The Future”

As many of you know, copper is often seen as an indicator of economic health, historically falling when overall manufacturing and construction is in contraction mode, rising in times of expansion.
NYSE:DBC October 16, 2017 12:02pm

Germans Have Quietly Become The World’s Biggest Buyers of Gold (GOAU)

When I talk about Indians' well-known affinity for gold, I tend to focus on Diwali and the wedding season late in the year. Giving gifts of beautiful gold jewelry during these festivals is considered auspicious in India, and historically we've been able to count on prices being supported by increased demand.
NYSE:GOAU October 12, 2017 3:00pm

Here’s Why Bitcoin Won’t Replace Gold So Easily (GOAU)

What a week it was.
NYSE:GOAU October 9, 2017 2:15pm

This Could Be A No-Brainer Gold Buying Opportunity (GOAU)

Last week I was pleased to be the keynote speaker at the Denver Gold Show in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. Attendance was strong, sentiment was up and my presentation on quant gold investing was very well received.
NYSE:GOAU October 2, 2017 1:29pm

The Biggest Global Tax Break Ever Bubbles Up from Texas Oil Industry

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Recently, I had the privilege of appearing on "Countdown to the Closing Bell," Liz Claman's program on Fox Business. When asked if I was nervous that stocks are heading too high, I said that I'm very bullish. All around the world, exports are up, GDPs are up and the global purchasing manager's index (PMI) is up.
NYSE:XLE September 25, 2017 2:08pm

The Blockchain Could Potentially Be As Disruptive As Amazon Was In The 1990s (GOAU)

A quote often attributed to St. Augustine, the early Christian theologian, is: "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
NYSE:GOAU September 18, 2017 12:18pm

Natural Disasters Have Not Caused a Single Muni Default: Moody’s (MUB)

For the first time since we've been keeping track, two separate Category 4 hurricanes struck the mainland U.S. in the same year. It should come as no surprise, then, that the combined recovery cost of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to set a new all-time high for natural disasters. AccuWeather estimates the total economic impact to top out at a whopping $290 billion, or 1.5 percent of national GDP.
NYSE:MUB September 14, 2017 8:33am

Gold And Bitcoin Surge On North Korea Fears (GOAU)

If you're familiar with ABC's popular reality show Shark Tank, you should already be familiar with the concept behind the San Antonio Angel Network (SAAN). Select entrepreneurs and innovators pitch their startup ideas to accredited investors, who can choose to make early-stage investments in a potentially successful company.
NYSE:GOAU September 11, 2017 4:39pm

The Numbers Behind The Devastating Effects Of Hurricane Harvey

Unless you've been away from a TV, computer or smartphone for the past week, you've likely seen scores of pictures and videos of the unprecedented devastation that Hurricane Harvey has brought to South Texas and Louisiana.
NYSE:UGA September 5, 2017 2:42pm

How Would The Markets React To Replacing Pro-Business Trump? (IVV)

Here's a news flash for you: Donald Trump is controversial and caustic. He says exactly what's on his mind, no matter how incendiary, and he's not afraid to make enemies, even with members of his party. "Bully" is a word many people use to describe the 45th U.S. president.
NYSE:IVV August 30, 2017 1:40pm

Are You Prepared for These Potentially Disruptive Economic Storms?

Here in San Antonio, grocery stores were packed with families stocking up on water and canned food in preparation for Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated Houston and coastal Texas towns. I hope everyone who lives in its path took the necessary precautions to stay safe and dry--this storm was definitely one to tell your grandkids about one day.
NYSE:EEM August 28, 2017 3:18pm

Gold Was Chemically Destined To Be Money All Along (GLD)

I think most of you reading this right now are aware that gold is unlike any other metal, certainly any other element. It doesn't play by the same rules as iron or tin or aluminum, and its value has nothing to do with its utility--or lack thereof.
NYSE:GLD August 16, 2017 12:39pm

Is This The Start Of A Hot New Metals Bull Market? (GOAU)

Major U.S. indices slid for a second straight week as President Donald Trump and North Korea both escalated their saber-rattling, with Kim Jong-un explicitly targeting Guam, home to a number of American military bases, and Trump tweeting Friday that "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded."
NYSE:GOAU August 14, 2017 2:42pm

Storm Advisory Issued For U.S. Stocks (SPY)

In July, the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Index fell to an 11-month low of 53.9, 3.5 points below its June reading of 57.4. The index measures the non-manufacturing, services industries such as food services, education, real estate, health care and more.
NYSE:SPY August 7, 2017 2:26pm

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