Research

When a Gold Giant Throws in the Towel

Gold | August 13, 2018

Barrick Gold Corp is the world’s largest gold producer and they haven’t had a CEO in nearly four years. That’s their second largest problem. The company’s gold production has dropped more than 25 percent since 2013. Production is expected to fall even further. Part of the reason for the drop: Barrick’s Executive Chairman John Thornton […]


The Enduring History of The Clark Gruber Coin

Market News | August 9, 2018

It’s been said that the way to make money during a gold rush is to sell shovels. However, a few clever men decided instead to earn their riches building a mint. In the late 1850s a few lonely gold prospectors discovered 20 troy ounces of gold in the small town of Little Dry Creek. Today […]


The Scary Secret Behind 4.1% Economic Growth

Gold | August 7, 2018

Did you hear? The U.S. economy grew by 4.1% in the second quarter. Should you cheer? Not so fast. The scary secret that few are talking about is the hidden cost of the goosed up economic growth. The massive corporate tax cuts passed in late 2017 are indeed having a short-term impact. Stocks are climbing. […]


Feeling a Bit “Flat”? Here’s Why

Investment | July 30, 2018

Despite surging GDP growth and a strong employment picture, some analysts are starting to feel a little “flat.”   The yield curve is the yield spread between long-term and short-term U.S. Treasury bonds. This graphed line has long been a popular economic indicator. Today, the curve is starting to flatten, and that has some worried. […]


3 Reasons You Should Ignore the Death Cross in Gold

Gold | July 26, 2018

The financial news networks have been abuzz talking about the “Death Cross” that appeared on the gold chart this summer. A Death Cross sounds pretty scary. Don’t worry, it’s not. A Death Cross is just a term that traders use when the 50-day moving average falls below the 200-day moving average. That was an invitation […]