Gold & Silver

Trade of the Week: Silver

Trade of the Week: Silver

Precious metals are generally used as defensive assets in times of uncertainty. This has certainly been true of gold in recent weeks. Now, it looks like silver may finally be joining the party. Silver prices jumped last week, with the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) moving up 5% in one day. With $7 billion in assets, […]

Got Gold? Is There Any Left to Buy?

Got Gold? Is There Any Left to Buy?

I recently interviewed Chuck Butler; what is going on and what can regular working-class people do to protect themselves financially? Mainstream Americans work hard to provide for their family and save money so they are not a burden on their family in their old age. It’s crime when government policies, using the excuse of a crisis, can […]

Is It Finally Time For Gold To Shine?

Is It Finally Time For Gold To Shine?

Investors are on the hunt for bargain stocks with Congress reaching a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to fight the economic damage done by COVID-19. For instance, on the day the stimulus package seemed likely to pass, the S&P 500 index shot up over 9%. That same day, gold futures soared, up nearly […]

Stocks Are Plunging – Is Gold The Right Hedge?

Stocks Are Plunging – Is Gold The Right Hedge?

When the stock market does its best impression of a swan dive, it tends to come from an unexpected catalyst. It’s generally not something about interest rates or corporate earnings or jobless numbers. Those factors matter over time, but they don’t usually cause sudden, severe moves in the market. No, very large selloffs often come […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Silver

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Silver

In recent days, there has been unusual options activity in iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV). SLV is the one of the most popular ways for investors to trade silver. Precious metals have become a popular investment lately as interest rates return to ultra-low levels. Gold has seen quite the run higher, and as it gets […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Gold

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Gold

There has recently been unusual options activity in SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD). GLD is a popular method for trading gold as the ETF is based on physical gold holdings. Gold prices are moving higher due to the potential conflict between the US and Iran. Gold is often used as a hedge against uncertainty, and […]

Gold Prices Could Be Headed Much Higher

Gold Prices Could Be Headed Much Higher

Although the stock market has had its share of ups and downs over the last couple of months, the price of gold has been surprisingly stable. In August, the gold futures reached $1,500 an ounce. Fast forward to mid-October, and futures are still right around that $1,500 level. Why have gold prices remained elevated despite […]