Carlin: Wall Street Owns Washington

‘Money Stimulus Marathon’ Good for Gold Price: Eric Winmill

‘Money Stimulus Marathon’ Good for Gold Price: Eric Winmill

Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (2/8/13)

Eric Winmill, mining equities research analyst with Casimir Capital, sees great potential for small-cap metals producers and developers in the Americas—home to good infrastructure, skilled workers and great geology. In this Gold Report interview, Winmill also explains how “all-in” cash costs are making it easier for companies and investors to understand—and predict—cash-flow generation and identifies companies […]

A 20-year pattern you’ve never seen could be predicting the next major move in the markets

From Market Anthropology:

Below are two identical charts that I have been following this year, contrasting the U.S. dollar index and the large-cap/small-cap ratio as expressed by the SPX:RUT…

You will notice that over the past two decades, both series have trended together, with typically a lag between pivots — in what I refer to as the primary and secondary tides.

In essence, just as an oceans tidal effects are delayed by the […]

These ETFs were the “big winners” after QE2

From Wall Street Pit:

If you are looking for an edge in terms of Thursday’s highly anticipated Fed announcement, the statements leading up to the announcement of QE2 in 2010 are an excellent place to start. Thus far, 2012 has not strayed far from the 2010 QE script, meaning we believe it is only a matter of time before QE3 is announced.

QE2: Winning ETFs

Should the Fed announce another round of asset […]

3 Signs You’re Gambling, Not Investing!

Daily Ticker

 

Never has there been a time in market history when more people who think of themselves as investors were actually gambling with their money. From Wall Street to Main Street the lines are blurry. Just look at the trials of JP Morgan (JPM), where even the bank itself confused hedging risk with making an enormous bet; and Facebook (FB), whose IPO created a frenzy that has so far lost […]

Finding a position to take advantage of market dips? Check out these 5 Inverse ETFs for the Current Sell-Off

via investorplace:

1) ProShares Short S&P 500

If you think the latest selloff in equities is a harbinger of more widespread pain to come, then your broadest bet is the ProShares Short S&P 500 (NYSE:SH). This inverse ETF is designed to move in the opposite direction of the broad market S&P 500 Index.

Basically, if the S&P 500 were to go into correction mode, falling another 5% or so from where it trades […]

Seven small-cap dividend growers to put on your radar

From Dividend Growth Stocks:
Want to beat the market and get paid for waiting? To do so, you need to go where large institutional investors dare not go. It is not excessive risk that’s keeping them away.

Institutional investors, such as mutual funds, have restrictions that limit them from owning large positions in any single stock. Savvy investors know this and look for opportunities in these stocks…

In 1999, during Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.A) […]

Five small companies that could be taken over this year

From GuruFocus:

Since the recession, mergers and acquisitions have been on the rise, keeping up the pace through 2011. According to my research, this trend will continue throughout 2012… and most of the action will occur in the small-cap sector, as valuable players are being snapped up by bigger players.

In today’s analysis, we look at five companies that offer strong future prospects that will attract the attention of bigger players. Four […]

Three of last year’s most-hated assets are now rocketing higher

From Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors:

As the saying goes, “every dog has its day” and global markets appear to have followed this historical trend lately as last year’s dogs became the darlings of January. Notably, small-caps, copper, and junior resources stocks have climbed recently, indicating that momentum has shifted.

Take a look at the small-cap Russell 2000 Index, which was decimated in July, days before the 50-day moving average fell […]

Russell run-up may be near end

by Thomas H Kee

More interestingly, a significant outperformance has occurred recently in the Russell when compared to the Dow. In recent days money flows have been moving out of the more conservative and dividend-paying Dow, and into the Russell. At no time was that more apparent than in the last 30 minutes of trading on Wednesday. Clearly, investors have a higher appetite for risk right now, but something else exists […]

This chart shows it could be a great time to own tiny gold mining stocks

From Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors:

In volatile markets, small stocks typically lag larger companies as investors flee what they perceive to be risk. However, this love affair with large caps is generally short lived as investors return to the beaten-up small caps when the turmoil subsides. Historically, small caps have outperformed their larger counterparts.

In 2011, junior miners were shunned, but Global Resources Fund (PSPFX) co-portfolio managers Evan Smith and […]

RedChip Interview with David Morgan

Uploaded by Silverguru on Jan 16, 2012

RedChip Small-Cap Radio
David Morgan on Money, Metals & Mining

 

Most stock funds post losses this year

(USA Today) Ho! Ho! Ho! Your stock fund is probably in the hole!

The average diversified U.S. stock mutual fund has fallen 5.9% this year, vs. a 1.4% loss for the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, says Lipper, which tracks the funds. Out of 8,036 funds, 7,399, or 92%, are showing a loss — and some are doozies.

•Perennially snakebit Apex Small Cap has fallen 41% this year.

•Rochdale Mid/Small Growth fund tumbled 36.1%.

•Legg Mason […]