Silver stocks Articles

Noront down on latest McFauld's Lake holes

September 16, 2009 / Mining Markets staff

Shares in Noront Resources (NOT-V) tumbled $0.22 or almost 10% to $2.04 after publishing some much anticipated assay results from nine holes drilled almost 1,000 metres under the junior's flagship Eagle One nickel-copper-PGM deposit in the McFauld's Lake area of far northern Ontario.Noront's new management has renamed the project the Eagle's Nest, with Eagle One now known as Eagle 1A.The newly dis...Read More

Gold Prices Soar to 18-Month High on Dollar Weakness, Inflation Fears

September 16, 2009 / Don Miller

Gold bugs pushed the gold prices to an18-month high today(Wednesday), as rattled investors focused on renewed weakness in the U.S.dollar and the looming potential for runaway inflation.Those factors combined to push gold as high as $1,023.30 an ounce, theloftiest level since late March 2008.The case for inflation was bolstered by several stronger-than-forecast economic reports that followed a stat...Read More

The "Golden Staircase" Points to Record Prices for Gold

September 16, 2009 / Peter Krauth

Peter KrauthAs gold once again breaks the psychologically important barrier of $1,000 an ounce, all the pundits are wondering if it will last.I have to confess that - deep down - this makes me smile. The reason: I know that the real question to ask is "When will gold go on to set new highs?"So let me cut right to the chase. This breakout run in gold prices will last.The "Golden Staircase" tells us...Read More

Investment News Briefs

September 2, 2009 / Investment News Staff

With our investment news briefs, Money Morning provides investors with a quick overview of the most important investing news stories from all around the world.Gov't Spending Spurs China Manufacturing; "Clunkers" Program Fuels Auto Sales; Existing U.S. Home Sales Rise Again; EBay Selling Skype to Private Investors; India's Exports Fall for 10th Month; Eurozone Unemployment Hits 10-Year High; Austra...Read More

How to Use High-Yielding Stocks to Pave the Way to Double-Digit Capital Gains

August 27, 2009 / Investment News Staff

Money Morning Special InvestmentReportIf you want to succeed as aninvestor in today's whipsaw markets, you have to be a real bulldog.An "Alpha Bulldog," that is.Money Morning Contributing Editor Martin Hutchinson - a27-year investing veteran of the global financial markets - has these daysbecome well known for his timely market calls. Slate magazine early this yearlauded Hutchinson's prescience fo...Read More

The Secret to Building a Portfolio that Pays - in Good Markets and in Bad

August 25, 2009 / Martin Hutchinson

With the very real possibility that the stock marketrecovery has outrun the global economic rebound, investors need to considerdefensive investments that will provide protection and even some profits shouldsome of the world's top stock markets take it on the chin.To be sure, stock prices in many of the markets around theworld have come a long way since March. Investors who stood and watched asthei...Read More

How Over-Regulating Goldman Sachs Will Lead to Higher Oil and Commodity Prices

August 21, 2009 / Peter Krauth

Peter KrauthAfter earning hefty profits on its commodities trading for nearly 18 years, heavyweight trader Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) now finds itself on the hot seat, defending this crucial source of revenue.And while that may not be good for Goldman, it's also bad for investors. Let me explain...It all started back in 1991, when J. Aron & Co., Goldman's commodities-trading division, re...Read More

Is the U.S. Market Again Ripe for IPOs?

August 19, 2009 / Bob Blandeburgo

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s (NYSE: GS) initial publicofferings (IPO) guru Tom Tuft has joined Bruce Wasserstein's Lazard Ltd. (NYSE: LAZ) as chairman ofGlobal Capital Markets Advisory and vice-chairman of its U.S. investmentbanking, in what could be a sign that the market for IPOs is thawing.Tuft, a 33-year Goldman vet who co-founded its equitycapital markets business in 1985 and became its chairma...Read More

Four Ways to Profit From Resurgent Commodities Prices

August 13, 2009 / Martin Hutchinson

World white sugar prices reached record levels on Aug. 10,largely because of booming demand in India where the government has lifted aban on imports. Oil prices continue to hover around $70 a barrel, and gold isin the mid-$900 range. Meanwhile the CRB Continuous Commodity Price Index has surged to a level 30% above its March low. Finally, copper, supposedly a barometer of the globaleconomy, went a...Read More

With His Flawed 'Exit Strategy,' Bernanke Has Set the Stage for Stagflation

August 4, 2009 / Martin Hutchinson

By Martin HutchinsonContributing EditorMoney MorningAs the U.S. and global economies stabilize, economistswonder how U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will manage to reverseall the monetary stimulus that has been infused into the economy over the pastyear and prevent inflation.My guess is that he won't be able to do so, meaninginvestors need to position themselves now for the "stagflat...Read More

Beware of the ObamaStimulus Trap

July 31, 2009 / Martin Hutchinson

By Martin HutchinsonContributing EditorMoney MorningUpbeat headlines have been everywhere in recent weeks, andthey all seem to point to a single conclusion: The U.S. economy is in the earlystages of a very rapid recovery.In fact, when you peruse the news it's difficult to come toany other conclusion. For instance:A number of key earningsreports have been much better than expected, and company exec...Read More

Four Ways to Profit if Bernanke's 'Exit Strategy' Backfires

July 24, 2009 / Jason Simpkins

By Jason SimpkinsManaging EditorMoney MorningAfter more than a year of lax monetary policy and direct capital infusions, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has finally outlined an "exit strategy" that he says will lead to the "smooth and timely" withdrawal of monetary stimulus and keep inflation at bay.However, analysts say that Bernanke's exit strategy is far from foolproof and could t...Read More

Commodities:The One Profit Play Investors Can't Afford to Ignore

July 23, 2009 / Investment News Staff

Money Morning Staff ReportsCommodities investing was oncelimited to the super-wealthy. But not anymore. In the face of almost-certaininflation - and with soaring growth in such fast-growing markets as Chinaalready driving up global prices for food, oil and gold - virtually everyinvestor needs to have some money invested in commodities, says Peter Krauth, alongtime commodities-investing expert who...Read More

Airbus Deal Shows Investors That China Profits Are Cleared For Takeoff

July 22, 2009 / Keith Fitz-Gerald

Keith Fitz-GeraldByKeith Fitz-GeraldInvestmentDirectorMoney Morning/The Money Map ReportIndividual investors who still hold any doubts aboutMainland China's future growth potential should take a long hard look at Airbus SAS, thePan-European commercial airliner maker that is now building airplanes in thatcountry.When Airbus recentlyannounced the delivery of its first China-built passenger jet, it w...Read More

Bondholders to Bail Out CIT

July 20, 2009 / Bob Blandeburgo

By BobBlandeburgoAssociate EditorMoney MorningCIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) appears to have struck a $3 billion financing dealwith bondholders late Sunday night, rescuing it from the brink of bankruptcyafter last week failingto obtain additional bailout money from the U.S. government.CIT will be charged a high interest rate in the deal, and won'thave its long-term financing needs permanently fixed, T...Read More

Retail Sector Faces Uphill Climb in 2009

July 20, 2009 / Bob Blandeburgo

By Bob BlandeburgoAssociateEditorMoneyMorningRetail investors had a rough go of things in the first half,but since the March lows of all the markets, the Standard& Poor's Retail Index is showing progress toward its 52-week high of427.13. But don't expect that to last. A slump in consumer spendingand soaring unemployment could both pose a significant threat to retailersgoing into the 2009 holiday s...Read More

As Global Currencies Weaken, Gold Posts Triple Digit Gains Worldwide

June 24, 2009 / Guest Editorial

[Editor's Note: Part II of two installments. Part I ran yesterday (Tuesday).]As countries around the world with unwanted strong currencies move to cheapen them by printing more money, slashing interest rates, or just "talking" them down, investors are left with a key question: Just what are those strong currencies declining against?If your answer is "against the currencies of their main trading pa...Read More

Two Ways to Play Silver's Potential Rocket Ride

June 9, 2009 / Guest Editorial

Late last month, one world's greatest speculative profit plays made an important breakout move.This speculative investment is the tiny group of mining stocks that operate as pure plays on the price of silver.If investment assets were all patients in a mental ward, bonds would be the guy who sits silently in the corner and stares out the window. Stocks would be the guy who wanders the hall and mumb...Read More

Four Ways to Profit From the Expected Surge in Commodity Prices

June 3, 2009 / Martin Hutchinson

By Martin HutchinsonContributing EditorMoney Morning In normal recessions, commodities prices fall - and staydown for the count - as mines, farms and oil wells continue to expand production,even as demand is flattened by the economic malaise.Well, not this time around. And that figures to makecommodities a profitable defensive investment. Indeed, we've uncovered four ofthe very best ways to profit...Read More

Is the Dark Cloud Over Solar Energy Beginning to Break?

May 26, 2009 / Jason Simpkins

By Jason SimpkinsManagingEditorMoneyMorningBy sucking the air out of energy prices and sapping privateinvestment, the financial crisis submarined solar energy last fall. But asilver lining has emerged around the dark cloud that has blanketed the sectorfor so long. Oil prices have recovered, climbing over $60 a barrel, therecent stock market rally has lured many investors back off the sidelines, an...Read More