Tag Archives: etf

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    Positioning For A Downturn

    Our guide to wealth preservation
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:11 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • The outlook from Peak Prosperity’s endorsed financial advisor
    • 6 strategies for positioning your portfolio for the next market downturn
    • Deciding which strategies are most appropriate for you

    If you have not yet read Part 1: How Will The Coronavirus Impact The Markets?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    This is an updated version of Peak Prosperity’s guide to protecting your portfolio from downside risk.

    If you currently own stocks and/or mutual funds (privately, in a retirement account, or via a promised pension), this report is particularly relevant to you.

    Whether you’re looking for good places to park cash safely, or you have limited (or no) experience dealing with  such solutions as stops, limit orders, puts, calls, futures and inverse funds, this guide explains each in layman’s terms, along with context as to when each may be relevant given your goals.

    We feel that safety of your assets is paramount at this time. We highly advise prioritize focusing on “return OF capital” vs pursuing “return ON capital” given today’s dangerously vulnerable market conditions.

    So, when getting started, it’s critical to focus first on… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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    I Just Added To My Short Position

    Keeping you updated on my portfolio positioning
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:01 PM

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    Last year, I detailed out my personal investments in the report How My Portfolio Is Positioned Right Now. It turned out to be one of our most popular articles over the past few years.

    In it, I mentioned that I'll do my best to update our subscribers when I make a material change to my portfolio allocation.

    Well, I just did.

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  • Podcast

    Leanne Baker: Investing In Gold & Silver Mining Companies

    How to identify the best prospects in this risky sector
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 14, 2017, 6:44 PM

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    For precious metals investors looking to increase their exposure to this asset class beyond owning bullion or gold and silver ETFs, mining companies are a natural consideration. Their prices usually move much more dramatically in response to smaller price moves in the underlying metals they mine. In a bull market, it's very possible for the share prices of these companies to increase by hundreds of percents within a year or two.

    But there are a lot of gold and silver mining companies out there, many of which are small operators. Risk abounds in this sector. And for the past half-decade, most of these companies have been absolute widow-makers for investors. How do we identify which companies are worth considering and which should be avoided? How (if at all) should the small investor go about gaining exposure to precious metals mining companies?

    To address this, Dr. Leanne Baker, former mining analyst at Solomon Smith Barney and current director of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd, joins the podcast this week.

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris' interview with Leanne Baker (46m:16s).

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    Charting Gold

    What the charts are telling us
    by charleshughsmith

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 1:51 PM

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    Few investment/finance topics spark as many strong emotions as gold, for its adherents and detractors are equally committed to their views, and equally unlikely to switch camps.

    Adherents view gold as the only real money in a world of constant currency debasements, while detractors don’t see gold as an investment, as it lacks a yield and price-earnings ratio.

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  • Podcast

    Jeff Clark: So How Many Ounces of Gold (or Silver) Should You Own?

    Doing the math
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, November 17, 2012, 7:00 PM

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    This week, Chris talks with Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst at Casey Research, where he serves as editor of their Big Gold newsletter.

    They tackle head-on many of the questions weary precious metals investors are wondering after enduing the volatile yet range-bound price action of gold and silver over the past year:

    • Have the fundamentals for owning gold & silver changed over the past year? No
    • What are they? currency devaluation/crisis, supply-chain risk, ore grade depletion
    • How should retail investors own gold? Mostly physical metal, some quality mining majors (avoid the indices), and ETFs only for trading
    • Is gold in a bubble? No
    • Could gold get re-monetized? Quite possibly
    • Where is gold flowing? From the West to the East. At some point, capital controls will be put in place

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    Daily Digest 2/16 – Beware Gold And Silver ETFs, Strategies To Rein In Debt, Global Food Prices Rising Rapidly

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 3:45 PM

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    • Investor Beware – Gold ETFs – Silver ETFs – Expensive & Risky
    • Dave Morgan & Mike Maloney – Gold Confiscation
    • Unemployed ‘99ers’ take on the Capitol
    • Flint City Councilman Dale Weighill: Some on council willing to explore state takeover, municipal bankruptcy
    • Could bankruptcy solve Camden’s woes?
    • AISD trustees discuss slashing more than 1,000 jobs
    • Geithner: Entitlements Key to Rein in Debt
    • Parking ticket fees could rise (Alameda)
    • ‘Speed on green’ to offset budget cuts: police (Calgary)
    • North Sea one-year output takes a dive
    • Valley truckers hit hard by rising diesel prices (California)
    • Overseas demand, unrest could drive up gasoline prices in United States
    • World Bank: Food prices at “dangerous levels”
    • Companies Warn That Higher Prices Are Looming
    • Cotton may force retail prices to rise
    • Clothing Prices Set To Rise This Spring
    • Produce prices on the rise in Idaho
    • High Sugar Prices Hit Bakeries, Confectioners
    • Fed’s Lacker: Food, Energy Price Rise Definitely A Concern
    • Crop Prices Push Up Farmland Value
    • Milk production and milk prices expected to be higher in 2011
    • Candy Shop Gets Creative to Keep Chocolate Prices Stable
    • Tomato prices soar after cold weather kill-off
    • Corn prices increasing, what’ll it mean for grocery costs?
    • Global wheat prices could soar as China struggles with drought

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    Chris Interviews Ted Butler: The End of Silver Price Manipulation

    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 19, 2010, 2:18 PM

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    2010 has been an exceptional year for silver. The price has increased over 50% to-date, and the CFTC (the US commodity regulatory body) issued a statement last month admitting that the market price of silver may have been (and still may be) fraudulently manipulated. An investigation is underway.

    Ted Butler is one of the pre-eminent commentators on the silver market. In addition to his decades following the metal, he’s spent years raising suspicions about silver’s suppression by a few large banks taking on egregiously large short positions. The current CFTC action is a direct result of Ted’s activism.

    In the podcast below, Chris conducts an in-depth interview with Ted focusing on the most important aspects that anyone interested in silver needs to know now. In short, Ted predicts the imminent end to the manipulation will ultimately send the price higher – much higher.

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    Guest Post: Investing In One Lesson

    by machinehead

    Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:20 AM

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    by machinehead

    Many of you will recognize today’s author from his insightful comments that appear frequently across ChrisMartenson.com.

    It sucks to try earning income from investments these days. Until about ten years ago, most folks assumed they could make an easy 5 percent from safe, risk-free vehicles such as T-bills or CDs. With $500,000 saved, you could generate $25,000 in annual income. Them days are gone! Today, thanks to the Federal Reserve’s Japanese-style ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) regime, one-year T-bills yield only 0.25%, while one-year CDs average 1.25% — a mere $6,250 annually on a $500,000 account.

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    Daily Digest – May 11

    by Davos

    Monday, May 11, 2009, 3:01 PM

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    • Struggling Americans Forced To Work Extra-Dimensional 4th Shift (H/T PineCarr)
    • Broke Movie Posters, with super quotes. One, two and three
    • Broke, Movie Trailer
    • Smart Grid City (Video)
    • What If It Doesn’t Work?
    • Average Hourly Earnings Growth (Chart)
    • Obama begging Saudia Arabia for help! In Secret meeting
    • ABC News, Elderly (Video)
    • A Case Of Gangster Government? (Video)
    • Office of Management and Budget (Link found on Peter Peterson’s blog)
    •  Enormous Settlement Failures In The ETF Market (H/T PineCarr)
    • "Rats Outperform Humans in Interpreting Data"
    •  A few A(H1N1) Links Dr. Henry Niman’s Map 3,204 U.S. Cases as of this wrtitng, A(H1N1) Current Timeline, CDC Cases

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