news.goldseek.com >> 22 September 2017

Fed QT Stocks, Gold Impact
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA, Zeal Research

This week’s landmark Federal Open Market Committee decision to launch quantitative tightening is one of the most-important and most-consequential actions in the Federal Reserve’s entire 104-year history. QT changes everything for world financial markets levitated by years of quantitative easing. The advent of the QT era has enormous implications for stock markets and gold that all investors need to understand.

 news.goldseek.com >> 15 September 2017

Gold Investment Resuming
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

Gold has surged dramatically to major breakouts since its usual summer-doldrums lows. That’s naturally rekindled interest in this leading alternative investment, despite the record-high stock markets. Investors are starting to return to gold again to prudently diversify their stock-heavy portfolios. That’s very bullish for gold, as investment capital inflows can persist for months or even years. This shift is most evident in GLD.

 news.goldseek.com >> 8 September 2017

Major Gold-Stock Breakouts
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

The gold stocks are off to the races again, with big gains mounting. They just staged major breakouts, shattering a vexing consolidation that had trapped them for an entire year. Such momentum early in gold’s strong season is a very-bullish portent. As higher prices improve both technicals and sentiment, buying begets more buying. With gold-stock prices still quite low in secular terms, their upside remains huge.

 news.goldseek.com >> 1 September 2017

Silver Miners’ Q2’17 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

The silver miners’ stocks have largely languished this year, grinding sideways near lows for months on end. This vexing consolidation has fueled near-universal bearishness, leaving silver stocks deeply out of favor. But once a quarter when earnings season arrives, hard fundamentals pierce the obscuring veil of popular sentiment. The silver miners’ recently-reported Q2’17 results reveal today’s silver prices remain profitable.

 news.goldseek.com >> 25 August 2017

Gold Juniors’ Q2’17 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

The junior gold miners’ stocks have spent months grinding sideways near lows, sapping confidence and breeding widespread bearishness. The entire precious-metals sector has been left for dead, eclipsed by the dazzling Trumphoria stock-market rally. But traders need to keep their eyes on the fundamental ball so herd sentiment doesn’t mislead them. The juniors recently reported Q2 earnings, and enjoyed strong results.

 news.goldseek.com >> 18 August 2017

Gold Miners’ Q2’17 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

The gold miners’ stocks have spent months adrift, cast off in the long shadow of the Trumphoria stock-market rally. This vexing consolidation has left a wasteland of popular bearishness. But once a quarter earnings season arrives, bright fundamental sunlight dispelling the obscuring sentiment fogs. The major gold miners’ just-reported Q2’17 results prove this sector remains strong fundamentally, and super-undervalued.

 news.goldseek.com >> 11 August 2017

Gold Stocks Coiled Spring
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA, Zeal Research

Gold-mining profits are heavily dependent on prevailing gold prices. And with this industry’s costs way under gold’s current levels, the gold miners are already earning hefty profits today. Sooner or later their stock prices must reflect fundamental reality. That mean-reversion process is already underway, with gold stocks’ early-autumn-rally gains increasingly outpacing gold’s. Their upside leverage should only accelerate.

 news.goldseek.com >> 4 August 2017

Gold Stocks’ Autumn Rally 2
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

The gold miners’ stocks have suffered a lackluster year so far, mostly lagging gold’s solid new upleg. But that vexing underperformance should soon give way to a big catch-up surge. The deeply-out-of-favor gold stocks are now entering their strong season, which starts right about now with a powerful autumn rally. That generates major gains on average in bull-market years, and this year’s upside potential is exceptional.

 news.goldseek.com >> 28 July 2017

Fed QT Bearish for Stocks
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

The Fed’s monetary fire hose that injected trillions of dollars of freshly-conjured money into the markets for years will soon start sucking that capital back out. As the Fed’s QE giveth, the Fed’s QT taketh away. These QE-inflated stock markets are in serious trouble under QT, and the FOMC might not even care for political reasons. But even if it does, stopping QT after it begins could crush confidence accelerating the selling.

 news.goldseek.com >> 21 July 2017

Gold/Silver Shorts Extreme
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold-futures and silver-futures short positions held by speculators have rocketed up to extremes in recent weeks. These elite traders are aggressively betting for further weakness in gold and silver prices. But history has proven extreme shorts are a powerful contrarian indicator. Right as speculators wax the most bearish as evidenced by their collective bets, gold and silver decisively bottom and birth major new rallies.

 news.goldseek.com >> 14 July 2017

Picking Great Gold Stocks 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

One of the primary keys to success in investment and speculation is picking the right stocks to trade. That’s no mean feat, as it takes great effort, expertise, and time to winnow the whole field down to the likely winners with the best fundamentals. Although deeply out of favor now in the summer doldrums, the small contrarian gold-stock sector has generated truly epic gains for investors and speculators over the years.

 news.goldseek.com >> 7 July 2017

Gold Stocks’ Summer Bottom
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks have drifted lower over the past month, slumping back to major support. This weakness has naturally intensified the bearish psychology engulfing this small contrarian sector, traders want nothing to do with it. Yet summers typically see gold and its miners’ stocks meander sideways to lower. These summer doldrums spawn the best seasonal buying opportunities of the year in gold stocks.

 news.goldseek.com >> 30 June 2017

Stock Markets Hyper-Risky
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The US stock markets have enjoyed an extraordinary surge this year, shattering all kinds of records. It’s been fueled by hopes for big tax cuts soon from Trump’s Republican government. But such relentless rallying has catapulted complacency, euphoria, and valuations to dangerous bull-slaying extremes. This has left today’s beloved and lofty stock markets hyper-risky, with mounting potential for serious selloffs erupting.

 news.goldseek.com >> 23 June 2017

Gold Summer Doldrums
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has spent most of June grinding lower on balance, damaging sentiment and vexing traders. Usual selling leading into the Fed’s latest rate hike contributed, but the summer doldrums are also in play. Gold has typically suffered a seasonal lull this time of year, on waning investment demand as vacations divert attention from markets. But these summer doldrums offer the best seasonal buying opportunities of the year.

 news.goldseek.com >> 16 June 2017

Gold Bullish on Fed Hike
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA, Zeal Research

Fed rate hikes hurt stock markets, which boosts gold investment demand for diversifying portfolios. And this week’s FOMC announcement heralding the first-ever quantitative tightening is exceedingly bearish for these Fed-levitated record-high stock markets. As they inevitably roll over, gold investment demand will once again surge and catapult gold much higher. This trend will generate great wealth for prudent contrarians.

 news.goldseek.com >> 9 June 2017

Gold-Stock Inflection Nears
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA, Zeal Research

The most-visible near-term breakout catalyst is next week’s FOMC meeting. Gold and gold stocks have rallied sharply after each of the past three Fed rate hikes. So if gold-futures speculators see anything the Fed releases as less hawkish than expected next week, they will pile back into gold which will once again catapult gold stocks higher. And given all the weak economic data lately, it’s hard to imagine a hawkish Fed.

 news.goldseek.com >> 2 June 2017

Silver Short-Squeeze Potential
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver has suffered a lackluster year so far, really lagging gold’s upleg. Sentiment is still reeling following silver’s crushing selloff from mid-April to mid-May. But that plunge was largely driven by extreme silver-futures selling by speculators, including a blistering spike in short selling. The resulting excessive shorts have left silver with excellent near-term potential for a short squeeze, which would catapult it rapidly higher.

 news.goldseek.com >> 26 May 2017

Silver Miners’ Q1’17 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The silver miners’ stocks have been slowly grinding higher this year, but it’s been a volatile ride. This sector’s alternating surges and plunges have spawned outsized swings in sentiment, really distorting investors’ perceptions of the major silver miners. But once a quarter earnings season arrives, revealing their hard fundamental realities which dispel the obscuring sentiment fogs. The silver miners reported a solid Q1.

 news.goldseek.com >> 19 May 2017

Gold Juniors’ Q1’17 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The junior gold miners’ stocks suffered a serious thrashing between mid-April and early May. Relentless heavy selling blasted many back down near deep mid-December lows, leaving sentiment in tatters. But traders distracted by weak technicals need to keep their eyes on the fundamental ball. The gold juniors just finished their Q1 earnings season, which was solid. Their low stock prices are disconnected from reality.

 news.goldseek.com >> 12 May 2017

Gold Miners’ Q1’17 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks have been slammed by a sharp gold pullback in recent weeks, spawning today’s bearish sentiment. Traders often get caught up in the emotional swings generated by this volatile sector. But once a quarter earnings season arrives, revealing gold mining’s hard fundamental realities which dispel the obscuring sentiment fogs. The major gold miners’ profitability actually just exploded higher in Q1!

 news.goldseek.com >> 5 May 2017

Gold-Futures Shorting Attacks
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has suffered a sharp pullback over the past couple weeks, stoking much bearish sentiment. While a variety of factors fed this selloff, the precipitating catalyst was a gold-futures shorting attack. These are relatively-rare episodes of extreme selling specifically timed and executed to manipulate gold prices lower rapidly. Traders need to understand these events, which are inherently self-limiting and soon bullish.

 news.goldseek.com >> 28 April 2017

Gold Hostage to Stocks
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has had a wild ride since Trump’s surprise election win in early November. This metal first plunged then surged, ultimately making little headway. It wasn’t until mid-April that gold regained its pre-election levels. This overall lackluster gold action was confounding given all the mounting uncertainties. But it once again highlights that gold investment demand is often hostage to the US stock markets’ fortunes.

 news.goldseek.com >> 21 April 2017

Gold Upleg Momentum Building
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s young upleg just enjoyed a major upside breakout, bolstering strong technicals and heralding a coming Golden Cross buy signal. Investors have started aggressively buying gold again after record-high stock markets distracted them. This gold upleg’s upside momentum is really building, portending accelerating gains in coming months. Yet sentiment remains poor, with traders still quite bearish on gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 14 April 2017

Gold-Stock-Bull Upside Targets
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The get-no-respect gold-stock sector is in a strong young bull market. Past gold-stock bulls have grown to utterly-massive proportions before giving up their ghosts, greatly multiplying the wealth of contrarian investors and speculators. Today’s gold-stock bull is very likely to grow vastly larger before fully running its course. Fundamental gold-stock-bull upside targets reveal the lion’s share of gains are still yet to come.

 news.goldseek.com >> 7 April 2017

Gold-Stock Breakouts Near
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold-mining stocks’ usual volatility has proven outsized so far this year, spooking investors. A fast initial surge in a new upleg was soon fully reversed by a sharp major correction, which spawned much bearish sentiment. That combined with the great distraction from the Trumphoria stock-market rally has left gold stocks unloved and overlooked. But their outlook is very bullish, and major upside breakouts near.

 news.goldseek.com >> 31 March 2017

Gold in Fed-Rate-Hike Cycles 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold suffered heavy selling in early March leading into the Fed’s latest rate hike. Speculators frantically dumped gold futures ahead of the Fed’s meeting as implied rate-hike odds soared. This is nothing new. This key group of traders has long feared Fed-rate-hike cycles, convinced they are the mortal nemesis of zero-yielding gold. But this view is highly irrational, as history proves gold actually thrives in rate-hike cycles!

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 March 2017

Silver Miners’ Q4’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The silver miners’ stocks have had a roller-coaster ride of a year so far. They surged, plunged, and then started surging again last week on a less-hawkish-than-expected Fed. Such big volatility has spawned similar outsized swings in sentiment, distorting investors’ perceptions of major silver miners. But their recently-reported fourth-quarter operating and financial results reveal the true underlying fundamental realities.

 news.goldseek.com >> 17 March 2017

Gold Juniors’ Q4’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The junior gold stocks corrected hard in recent weeks, setting them up to blast higher on Wednesday’s less-hawkish-than-expected Fed. That started to dispel some of the serious bearish sentiment that has been mounting in this sector. The junior gold miners’ fundamentals justify much-higher stock prices, as evidenced in their recently-reported fourth-quarter operating and financial results. They remain very bullish.

 news.goldseek.com >> 10 March 2017

Gold Miners’ Q4’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks have corrected hard in recent weeks, hammered by a gold pullback driven by soaring Fed-rate-hike odds. Like any considerable selloff, this has spawned serious bearish sentiment. But the gold miners’ underlying operating fundamentals remain quite strong, proving the recent selling was purely psychological. This sector’s just-reported fourth-quarter results are impressive, very bullish.

 news.goldseek.com >> 3 March 2017

Gold Stocks’ Spring Rally 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold stocks enjoyed a strong surge early this year, fully reversing their sharp post-election losses. While they spent much of February consolidating before sliding, this sector’s seasonals will soon turn very favorable again in mid-March. The gold miners have long enjoyed strong spring rallies in bull-market years. Early March’s seasonal lull is a great opportunity to deploy aggressively ahead of this big spring buying.

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 February 2017

Gold-Futures Buying Yet to Start
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has powered higher in a strong new upleg since the Fed’s mid-December rate hike. But the core group of traders who usually fuel early-upleg gains has been missing in action in recent months. The gold-futures speculators have not done any meaningful buying since gold bottomed. This anomaly is a very-bullish omen for gold. Since these traders’ buying has yet to start, they need to do lots of catch-up buying.

 news.goldseek.com >> 17 February 2017

Gold-Stock Volume Divergence
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks have blasted higher in this young new year, far outpacing the broader markets. But surprisingly gold stocks’ trading volume has diverged from their powerful rally. Volume has actually been waning on balance since gold stocks’ newest upleg was born in mid-December. While volume is a complex nuanced indicator, this bullishly suggests that major gold-stock buying hasn’t even started yet.

 news.goldseek.com >> 10 February 2017

Gold Stocks’ Strong New Upleg
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks are on fire this year, powering higher in market-dominating performance. This is a massive reversal from their dark fourth quarter, with 6/7ths of those losses already erased. But this strong new upleg still remains young and small by historical standards. Gold stocks’ recent rally is only the vanguard of another major bull-market upleg. This sector’s bullish technicals reveal vast upside potential from here.

 news.goldseek.com >> 3 February 2017

US Mint Bullion-Coin Sales 5
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s first new bull market since 2011 last year was overwhelmingly driven by stock investors flooding into gold ETFs. Traditional physical bar-and-coin demand was actually quite weak, falling considerably year-over-year. Nevertheless, it’s still important to stay abreast of classic gold and silver investment demand. One key microcosm of that comes in the form of the US Mint’s sales of its popular American Eagle coins.

 news.goldseek.com >> 27 January 2017

Silver Stocks’ New Upleg
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The silver miners’ stocks have surged higher in this young new year, putting the Trumphoria general-stock rally to shame. Following its fourth-quarter drubbing, this tiny contrarian sector is embarking on a major new upleg as traders return. Silver-stock uplegs tend to grow to massive proportions, and silver-mining fundamentals remain strong today. So odds are the silver stocks are going to power far higher in 2017.

 news.goldseek.com >> 20 January 2017

Gold Futures Looking Bullish
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has rebounded sharply higher in the past month, taking the early lead as 2017’s best-performing asset class. Normally such a big gold surge would require heavy gold-futures buying by speculators. But they’ve been missing in action, barely moving any capital into gold yet. Their collective bets on this metal remain very bearish. Since they are such a strong contrarian indicator, that’s a very-bullish omen for gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 13 January 2017

Big Gold Buying Coming
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has hit the ground running in this young new year, a stark contrast to its brutal post-election selloff. Rather remarkably, these strong recent gains accrued despite literally zero buying from one of gold’s most-important constituencies. The American stock investors who almost single-handedly fueled gold’s strong bull market last year are still missing in action since the election. That means big gold buying is still coming.

 news.goldseek.com >> 6 January 2017

Gold Stocks Shine in 2017
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks are rocketing higher again after suffering a rough few months. Following sharp selloffs on gold-futures stops being run, the Trumphoria stock-market surge, and a more-hawkish-than-expected Fed, this battered sector had largely been left for dead. But gold stocks’ strong fundamentals finally overcame the dismal herd sentiment last week, paving the way for this sector to shine again in 2017.

 news.goldseek.com >> 30 December 2016

Major Stock Bear Still Looms
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

Prudent investors have to overcome late 2016’s groupthink herd euphoria and protect themselves from what’s coming. That means lightening up on stocks, building cash, and buying gold. Central banks have a long history of trying and failing to eliminate stock-market cycles. The longer they are artificially suppressed, the worse the inevitable reckoning as the cycles resume with a vengeance. 2017 looks dangerous!

 news.goldseek.com >> 23 December 2016

Dollar Euphoria and Gold
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The US dollar has rocketed higher since early November’s US presidential election, rivaling the massive gains seen in the stock markets. With the world’s reserve currency catapulted to extreme secular highs, dollar euphoria has naturally exploded. Traders are overwhelmingly betting the dollar’s strong upside will continue. But this greed-drenched currency looks very toppy and ready to fall, which is very bullish for gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 16 December 2016

Radical Gold Underinvestment 3
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold was again blasted to new post-election lows this week, further trashing contrarian sentiment. The Fed proved more hawkish than expected in its rate-hike-trajectory forecast, unleashing heavy selling in gold futures. This catapulted gold bearishness back up to extremes not seen in a year. Investors are once again convinced gold is doomed, and thus radically underinvested. That’s actually super-bullish for gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 9 December 2016

Gold-Futures Selling Exhausting
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has suffered brutal, withering selling pressure in the month following the US presidential election. The stock markets’ surprise surge after Trump’s surprise win has led speculators and investors alike to rush for the gold exits. As usual the former group’s extreme selling came largely through gold futures. But this gold-futures dumping has been so severe that it is rapidly exhausting itself, a bullish omen for gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 2 December 2016

Gold Juniors’ Q3’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The junior gold miners’ and explorers’ stocks have been crushed in recent months, collateral damage from enormous gold-futures selling. That’s naturally left investors and speculators extremely bearish on gold juniors. But lost in all this technical and sentimental tumult are important fundamentals from the juniors’ recently-reported third-quarter financial and operational results, which proved quite strong and bullish.

 news.goldseek.com >> 25 November 2016

Silver Miners’ Q3’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The silver miners recently finished reporting their third-quarter results, offering a hard fundamental look into this sector. This reality check is valuable given the fierce winds of bearish sentiment buffeting silver stocks in recent months. Despite their huge correction, the elite silver miners’ fundamentals remain strong. They are producing at costs far below prevailing silver levels, with profits poised to soar as silver recovers.

 news.goldseek.com >> 18 November 2016

Gold Miners’ Q3’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners just finished reporting their third-quarter results, which proved very impressive. While this small contrarian sector is now languishing in the doghouse following a brutal post-election selloff, the gold miners’ fundamentals are strengthening. Lower costs and higher gold prices led to surging operating cash flows and profits. The major gold miners are great fundamental bargains for contrarians today.

 news.goldseek.com >> 11 November 2016

Gold, Miners Under Trump
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Donald Trump’s epic underdog victory climaxing the US presidential race was radically unexpected by the great majority of the world. Equally if not more surprising was the subsequent days’ market reaction. Stock markets, gold, and gold-mining stocks did exactly the opposite of what was universally forecast for a Trump win. This has left contrarian traders wondering how gold and gold stocks will likely fare under Trump.

 news.goldseek.com >> 4 November 2016

Stocks Really Sway Elections
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

With 2016’s contentious US presidential election just days away now, traders are still trying to game the outcome of this tightening race. With a Hillary Clinton victory long priced in, the mounting odds Donald Trump will prevail have big implications for major markets. One critical place traders should look for clues to how Americans will vote is the stock markets. Recent stock performance really sways election results.

 news.goldseek.com >> 28 October 2016

Gold Stocks’ Winter Rally
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks have certainly had a wild ride this year. After initially skyrocketing out of deep secular lows into a mighty new bull market, they recently suffered a massive correction climaxing in an extreme plummet. This coincided with gold stocks’ major seasonal low in October. That heralds their strongest seasonal rally of the year heading into and through winter, a very bullish omen for coming months.

 news.goldseek.com >> 21 October 2016

Gold Green Lights Upleg
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s early-October plunge on futures speculators’ stop losses being run has naturally left this metal mired in battered technicals and bearish sentiment. But that sharp selloff has already accomplished its rebalancing mission. The excessive gold-futures trading positions that triggered that stop running have already reversed, and the investors fueling gold’s bull are starting to buy again. Gold is green lighting its next upleg.

 news.goldseek.com >> 14 October 2016

Gold Stocks Screaming Buy
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks are suffering from universal and overwhelming bearishness today, with nearly everyone expecting further selling. That’s the natural reaction following this sector’s recent massive correction, which climaxed in one of its biggest daily plummets ever witnessed. But within bull markets, there’s no better time to buy aggressively than deep in a major selloff that’s riddled with great doubt and fear.

 news.goldseek.com >> 7 October 2016

Gold’s, Miners’ Stops Run
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold, silver, and their miners’ stocks plummeted out of the blue this week, shattering their bull-market uptrends. Gold-futures speculators had been holding excessive long positions for months, weathering all kinds of selling catalysts. But once gold slipped through key support, long-side futures stop losses started to trigger unleashing cascading selling. Understanding this event and its implications is crucial for traders.

 news.goldseek.com >> 30 September 2016

Silver Way Undervalued
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

After rocketing higher mid-year, silver has spent most of the third quarter drifting sideways to lower. This has naturally weighed on sentiment, with investors and speculators alike growing more bearish during recent months. Yet silver remains way undervalued relative to its primary driver gold, so silver’s young bull market is far from over. This metal’s upside from here is still massive as it mean reverts higher with gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 23 September 2016

Gold Unleashed by Fed
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold surged sharply this week after the Yellen Fed yet again chickened out on raising its benchmark interest rate. Gold-futures speculators’ irrational fear of Fed rate hikes has been a major drag on gold. And rate-hike risks just plummeted in the coming months, since the Fed can’t risk acting heading into this year’s critical US presidential election. So gold’s next major upleg was likely just unleashed by the Fed.

 news.goldseek.com >> 16 September 2016

Why Has Gold Stalled?
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s young bull market has totally stalled out in the past couple months. This major loss of momentum following gold’s powerful surges in 2016’s first half is really souring sentiment and vexing traders. They are trying to figure out if gold’s recent consolidation drift is the dawn of a new bearish trend or a healthy pause within an ongoing bull. The likely answer comes from understanding what’s causing gold’s high consolidation.

 news.goldseek.com >> 9 September 2016

Gold Stocks’ Massive Correction
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks have suffered a terrible month, plunging in a serious selloff. The resulting carnage has left investors and speculators shaken, wondering if this red-hot sector’s blistering new bull this year has already run out of steam. These fears are misplaced, as massive corrections are common in major gold-stock bulls. They create bulls’ best buying opportunities in sentimental, technical, and fundamental terms.

 news.goldseek.com >> 2 September 2016

Silver Miners’ Q2’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The silver miners’ stocks have enjoyed an epic year, skyrocketing higher with silver’s new bull market. At best since mid-January alone, some of these elite stocks had actually septupled! Naturally such extreme gains beg the question of whether they can possibly be fundamentally justified. The recently-released second-quarter financial and operational results of the top silver miners offer much insight on this.

 news.goldseek.com >> 26 August 2016

Gold Juniors’ Q2’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The junior gold miners and explorers have soared dramatically in an amazing year, before falling hard this week. This sharp correction is doing its job in rebalancing bull-market sentiment, crushing greed and leaving traders wary of this sector. But gold juniors’ recently-released second-quarter financial and operational results prove their fundamentals are strengthening dramatically, a very bullish omen for stock prices.

 news.goldseek.com >> 19 August 2016

Gold Miners’ Q2’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks have skyrocketed this year as investors started returning to this long-abandoned sector. Many have tripled, quadrupled, or even quintupled since mid-January alone! But are such epic gains fundamentally justified? Much insight into this crucial question for investors can be gleaned from the gold miners’ latest quarterly financial and operational results. Their Q2 reports just finished coming in.

 news.goldseek.com >> 12 August 2016

Fueling Gold Stocks’ Next Upleg
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks’ new bull market this year has already proven breathtaking. This obscure sector has nearly tripled within a matter of months, yielding immense profits for the smart contrarians who bought in low. But after such a blistering surge, what’s going to fuel gold stocks’ next upleg? Heavy gold investment buying driving its price much higher will greatly boost gold-mining profitability, attracting in far more capital.

 news.goldseek.com >> 5 August 2016

Gold Stocks’ Autumn Rally
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks have already enjoyed a phenomenal year, blasting higher with gold’s new bull market. This sector’s market-dominating performance has been amazing. Yet incredibly, the gold stocks are only now entering their strongest time of the year seasonally. Historically during bull-market years the gold stocks have enjoyed massive autumn rallies on average, starting right about now which is very bullish.

 news.goldseek.com >> 29 July 2016

Gold-Stock-Benchmark Battle
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold-mining stocks have enjoyed enormous gains in their young bull market this year, trouncing all other sectors. Naturally this radical outperformance has led to surging popular interest in this usually-obscure contrarian sector. New investors are wondering how to best track its performance, about which gold-stock benchmark is the definitive one to use. Something of a battle is brewing over new versus old.

 news.goldseek.com >> 22 July 2016

Silver Bull Faces Correction
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver’s young bull market got off to a typically-slow start, lagging gold’s own new bull. But recently the white metal surged to catch up in a record summer rally. That left silver very overbought and facing near-term correction risks led by a record futures selling overhang and weak late-summer seasonals. But this strengthening bull still has a long ways higher to run yet before silver prices reflect prevailing gold levels.

 news.goldseek.com >> 15 July 2016

Gold’s Record Selling Overhang
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s mighty new bull market this year has been amazing, the result of heavy buying by investors and speculators alike. But these latter traders have pumped so much capital into gold futures that this metal now faces a record selling overhang. Since the hyper-leveraged nature of futures trading demands an ultra-short-term focus, speculators’ excessive bullish bets on gold pose major near-term downside risks.

 news.goldseek.com >> 8 July 2016

Gold Stocks’ Record Summer Surge
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The red-hot gold miners’ stocks have continued blasting higher this summer on heavy ETF buying by professional money managers. Funds’ ongoing big capital inflows into this market-leading sector have overcome its usual summer seasonal weakness. While gold stocks’ odds-defying record early-summer surge certainly ramps short-term downside risk, this year’s dazzling new gold-stock bull still remains young.

 news.goldseek.com >> 1 July 2016

Picking Great Gold Stocks
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

One of the primary keys to success in investment and speculation is picking the right stocks to trade. That’s no mean feat, as it takes great effort, expertise, and time to winnow the whole field down to the likely winners with the best fundamentals. Gold stocks’ dazzling market-leading performances so far this year have sparked much interest in what factors to consider to pick great stocks in this red-hot sector.

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 June 2016

Gold Summer-Doldrums Risk
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s recent weakness has dampened bullish sentiment, but the entire precious-metals complex has actually enjoyed record early-summer strength. The summer doldrums have always been a vexing time for gold, silver, and the stocks of their miners. Without any recurring seasonal demand surges in June and July, sideways-to-lower drifts are common in this seasonally-weakest time before big autumn rallies.

 news.goldseek.com >> 17 June 2016

Gold-Stock Summer Breakout?
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

Despite gold stocks’ sharp rally in recent weeks, we remain in the weakest time of the year seasonally for gold and gold stocks in June and July. History has proven the odds don’t favor sustainable summer rallies until early August. Thus it’s not prudent to chase these rallies and add new positions at this point. Enjoy the mounting gains in gold stocks you already own, but wait until seasonals shift bullish to buy more.

 news.goldseek.com >> 10 June 2016

Massive Gold Investment Buying 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s strong gains so far this year have been overwhelmingly fueled by one dominant driver, massive investment buying. After shunning prudent portfolio diversification with gold for years, investors are finally starting to reestablish those essential positions. And since their collective gold holdings were so incredibly low heading into 2016, reflecting hyper-bearish sentiment, gold’s investment buying has only begun.

 news.goldseek.com >> 27 May 2016

Gold Juniors’ Q1’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The smaller gold-mining and exploration stocks have enjoyed an amazing year, soaring with gold’s new bull market. Many have more than doubled since mid-January, and some have more than tripled at best in that short span. Are such spectacular gains fundamentally-justified, or merely the result of ephemeral sentiment that could vanish anytime? The gold juniors’ recently-reported Q1’16 results offer great insights.

 news.goldseek.com >> 20 May 2016

Silver Miners’ Q1’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The world’s elite silver miners just finished reporting their operating results from 2016’s first quarter, and they were impressive. This industry continued to drive its costs lower even as silver finally started mean reverting out of mid-December’s deep secular low. The silver miners are beautifully positioned to enjoy soaring operating profits as silver’s young new bull market continues gradually marching higher on balance.

 news.goldseek.com >> 13 May 2016

Gold Miners’ Q1’16 Fundamentals
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks have skyrocketed this year as investors started returning to this long-abandoned sector. Many have doubled since January, with plenty tripling or even quadrupling. Naturally such fast gains raise concerns about whether they are actually fundamentally justified or merely the product of fleeting sentiment that could reverse. Gold miners’ latest quarterly results offer great fundamental insights.

 news.goldseek.com >> 6 May 2016

Gold Stocks Too Far Too Fast?
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold-mining stocks have skyrocketed this year, radically outperforming every other sector. Smart contrarians who bought them low late last year and in January have seen their capital doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled! But such blistering gains raise the ominous specter of crippling overboughtness, conditions preceding major toppings. Have gold stocks come too far too fast to continue their epic run?

 news.goldseek.com >> 29 April 2016

Silver Miners Strong in Grim Q4
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

The silver miners showed impressive fundamental strength during 2015’s grim fourth quarter. That was the worst silver suffered in many years, a perfect-storm trough with major secular lows fueling extreme bearish sentiment. Traders feared this entire industry faced an existential threat, so they fled in terror from silver stocks. But silver miners’ strong operational performances aced that severe trial with flying colors.

 news.goldseek.com >> 22 April 2016

Silver’s New Bull Market
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

Silver officially entered a new bull market this week, decisively crossing the necessary +20% threshold. Speculators and investors alike are returning as awareness spreads of how radically undervalued silver is compared to prevailing gold prices. When silver awakens to a new bull market after a long bearish slumber, massive gains are usually unleashed. Silver’s tiny advance so far is just the tip of the iceberg.

 news.goldseek.com >> 15 April 2016

Gold Stocks Double, To Double
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold-mining stocks surged higher this past week after breaking free from their high consolidation. This newest upleg catapulted gold stocks to a doubling in less than 3 months, a remarkable world-leading performance. But despite its quick doubling, this red-hot sector still has another easy doubling left to come from here. Gold-mining stocks still remain greatly undervalued relative to prevailing gold prices.

 news.goldseek.com >> 8 April 2016

Gold Defies Stock Bear Rally
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has spent much of the past couple months consolidating, vexing traders and bleeding away most of early 2016’s enthusiasm that catapulted the yellow metal higher. But this sideways grind has actually been a very impressive show of strength. Gold managed to hold its massive gains despite an incredible stock-market rally, which can really sap gold investment demand. This portends another major gold upleg.

 news.goldseek.com >> 1 April 2016

Silver Is Coiled Spring
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver’s reluctant, sluggish participation in early 2016’s powerful gold rally has been glaringly obvious. Instead of amplifying the yellow metal’s big gains as in the past, silver largely failed to even keep pace. The lack of silver confirmation for gold’s big move has certainly raised concerns. But despite silver’s vexing torpidity in recent months, it is a coiled spring ready to explode higher to catch and surpass gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 25 March 2016

Gold Stocks’ Spring Rally
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The red-hot gold stocks have spent most of March in consolidation mode, grinding sideways near their 2016 highs. Interestingly this month’s rally pause is par for the course seasonally in gold-stock bull markets. Like gold itself, this sector tends to slump to a seasonal low in mid-March before embarking on a strong spring rally in April and May. With gold stocks back in a bull, their seasonality warrants consideration.

 news.goldseek.com >> 18 March 2016

Gold Stocks’ Tiny Baby Bull
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks have radically outperformed every other sector in the stock markets this year, blasting higher as investors flock back to gold. This powerful surge is spawning worries that gold stocks’ new bull run is in danger of exhausting itself. But such fears are totally unfounded. A longer-term perspective reveals that gold stocks’ baby bull market in 2016 remains tiny in the grand scheme. This new bull has barely begun.

 news.goldseek.com >> 11 March 2016

Gold Juniors Strong in Dark Q4
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

With gold miners’ stock prices surging dramatically this year, investors’ attention is starting to return to the gold juniors. These smaller miners and explorers suffered terribly in recent years, all but abandoned as gold slumped to major secular lows. But even during gold’s darkest quarter, the fundamentals of the juniors actually mining gold remained quite strong. This portends explosive profits growth as gold recovers.

 news.goldseek.com >> 4 March 2016

Massive Gold Investment Buying
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

American stock investors are leading the way with enormous differential demand for GLD shares. The end of the Fed’s record easing is plunging the US stock markets into a long-overdue new cyclical bear. And as stock markets weaken, gold investment demand for prudent portfolio-diversification purposes soars. And coming out of record gold underinvestment, years of strong buying will be necessary to normalize.

 news.goldseek.com >> 19 February 2016

Gold Miners Thrive in Bleak Q4
By: Adam Hamilton

And this year the gold miners are projecting similar all-in sustaining costs even as gold mean reverts much higher out of last year’s unsustainable extremes. That portends exploding profits as gold’s gains are leveraged. This is exceedingly bullish fundamentally for the battered gold stocks, which still need to multiply from today’s levels merely to reflect today’s gold prices. There are great fortunes still to be won.

 news.goldseek.com >> 12 February 2016

Gold-Stock Upside Targets
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners’ stocks are rocketing higher again, multiplying wealth for smart contrarian traders who bought them low in recent months. But after such a blistering surge, traders are naturally wondering how much farther gold stocks can run. Is it time to realize gains, or buy aggressively for greater gains to come? This critical question can be answered by looking at fundamentally-derived gold-stock price targets.

 news.goldseek.com >> 5 February 2016

Gold, Miners Rocket Higher
By: Adam Hamilton, CPA

The gold stocks are ultimately just a leveraged play on gold prices. Since their mining costs are largely fixed when mines are built, the price of gold overwhelmingly determines the profitability of mining it. And stock prices always eventually gravitate towards some reasonable multiple of the earnings of their underlying companies. Since rising gold prices lead to exploding mining profits, gold-mining stocks skyrocket.

 news.goldseek.com >> 29 January 2016

US Mint Bullion-Coin Sales 4
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Recent years have seen countless claims that gold and silver prices have to head far lower, implying demand is low or supply is high. But the actual data continues to prove this false, showing precious-metals bearishness is rooted in sentiment and not fundamentals. One fascinating microcosm of gold and silver demand comes in the form of the US Mint’s sales of its popular American Eagle bullion coins.

 news.goldseek.com >> 22 January 2016

Absurd Gold-Stock Levels 3
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks remain the pariah of the investment world. Despite gold’s strong early-year gains, the stocks of its miners have slumped to new secular lows. This whole forsaken sector continues to languish at fundamentally-absurd price levels, an extreme anomaly that is long overdue to start unwinding. The gold miners will be bid massively higher to reflect their impressive profitability even at today’s dismal gold prices.

 news.goldseek.com >> 15 January 2016

Major Stock Bear Awakening
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The US stock markets have suffered their worst early-year losses in history in young 2016, an ominous proof that a major trend change is underway. The Fed’s new tightening cycle is already slaying recent years’ extraordinary easy-Fed-fueled stock-market levitation. Unfortunately the only possible reckoning after such a record artificial stock boost is a long-overdue major bear market that is finally awakening.

 news.goldseek.com >> 8 January 2016

Fed’s Market Distortions Unwind
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The world’s financial markets changed dramatically entering this young new year, led by sharp stock selloffs and a mounting gold rally. These are major reversals from recent years’ action. The immediate catalysts were China’s plummeting stocks and ongoing yuan devaluation. But the far larger underlying driver is the Fed’s first tightening cycle in a decade, which is just starting to unwind years of gross distortions.

 news.goldseek.com >> 31 December 2015

Fueling Gold’s 2016 Upleg
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold certainly had a rough year in 2015, grinding inexorably lower on Fed-rate-hike fears and investor abandonment. But gold is poised to rebound dramatically in this new year, mean reverting out of its recent deep secular lows. The drivers of gold’s weakness have soared to such extremes that they have to reverse hard. The resulting heavy buying from dominant groups of traders will fuel gold’s mighty 2016 upleg.

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 December 2015

Stocks in Rate-Hike Cycles
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The stock-market outlook in 2016 is riddled with great uncertainty following the Fed ending its 7-year-old zero-interest-rate policy. With the first rate-hike cycle in nearly a decade just getting underway, traders are anxiously wondering how it will impact the stock markets. While raising rates out of ZIRP is radically unprecedented, stock-market reactions during past rate-hike cycles still offer some interesting insights.

 news.goldseek.com >> 18 December 2015

Post-ZIRP Stock/Gold Era
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The Federal Reserve finally mustered the courage to end its radical zero-interest-rate-policy experiment this week. Its quarter-point rate hike announced on the seventh anniversary of ZIRP kicks off the long road to normalization. This leaves the stock markets and gold in unprecedented uncharted territory. The Fed has never before attempted to exit ZIRP, let alone in the midst of such extremely distorted markets.

 news.goldseek.com >> 11 December 2015

Gold Thrives in Rate-Hike Cycles
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s deep new secular lows of recent weeks were fueled by American futures speculators’ overpowering fear of Fed rate hikes. They believe zero-yielding gold is doomed in a higher-rate world, so they dumped gold futures at astounding record rates. The problem is history proves just the opposite, that gold tends to thrive during Fed-rate-hike cycles. This revelation is a super-bullish near-term omen for gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 4 December 2015

Gold’s Artificial Lows 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s latest slide to new secular lows has amplified the hyper-bearish sentiment long plaguing it. More than ever, traders are universally convinced gold is doomed to drift lower indefinitely. But these extreme gold lows are not fundamentally righteous, they resulted from extreme record gold-futures shorting. As these risky leveraged bets must soon be covered, prices driven by them are artificial and unsustainable.

 news.goldseek.com >> 27 November 2015

Stock Topping Valuations
By: Adam Hamilton

The prevailing valuations in the lofty US stock markets are increasingly becoming a bone of contention. Wall Street calmly asserts stocks are reasonably valued, since it has a huge vested interest in keeping people fully-invested. But with valuations soaring following a massive rally and weak third-quarter earnings season, they are dangerously high and portend great downside risk. Stock topping valuations abound.

 news.goldseek.com >> 20 November 2015

Gold Miners’ Strong Q3 Results
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The beleaguered gold-mining sector continues to be plagued by monumental universal bearishness. Nearly everyone assumes the gold miners are doomed, that they can’t survive for long in a sub-$1200-gold environment. But this belief is totally wrong, a consequence of extreme fear’s fog of war. The gold miners’ underlying earnings fundamentals remain very strong, as evidenced by their recent Q3 results.

 news.goldseek.com >> 13 November 2015

Absurd Gold-Stock Levels 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks have suffered heavy collateral damage following the Federal Reserve’s hawkish surprise late last month, which ignited enormous gold-futures selling by American speculators. This devastated sector has been battered back down near last summer’s deep secular lows. But these gold-stock price levels are fundamentally absurd, the product of extreme and irrational sentiment that can’t persist for long.

 news.goldseek.com >> 6 November 2015

Shorts Savage Gold After Fed
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has enjoyed a strong new uptrend in recent months following last summer’s extreme gold-futures shorting attack. But speculators returned with a vengeance this past week, aggressively dumping gold futures again following a hawkish surprise by the Fed. The resulting gold plunge shattered its support, and thrust sentiment back into hyper-bearish territory. But gold-futures shorting soon reverses to big buying.

 news.goldseek.com >> 30 October 2015

Fed’s US Debt Bomb
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

With the Federal Reserve’s first rate-hike cycle in nearly a decade looming, traders are working overtime trying to divine its timing and impact on the markets. They are closely monitoring the same employment and inflation data the Fed will use to start tightening. But there’s another little-discussed concern for the Fed, the solvency of the US government. The Fed’s zero-interest-rate policy has spawned a grave US debt bomb.

 news.goldseek.com >> 23 October 2015

Silver’s Deep Undervaluation
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver is finally showing some signs of life after suffering a dark year. The epically-bearish sentiment that bludgeoned this metal to major secular lows is cracking, with a strong rebound rally now underway. And this recent buying is likely just the earliest vanguard, as silver remains deeply undervalued relative to its primary driver gold. Silver will need an utterly massive upleg to fully mean revert to normal levels.

 news.goldseek.com >> 16 October 2015

Radical Gold Underinvestment 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Despite gold blasting higher this month, this metal remains deeply out of favor among investors. They have shunned it for years thanks to extreme central-bank money printing levitating stock markets. This slayed demand for alternative investments, led by gold. But the resulting radical underinvestment in gold today is super-bullish. Vast capital inflows will be necessary to return gold investment to normal levels.

 news.goldseek.com >> 9 October 2015

Gold Stocks’ Major Breakout
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The left-for-dead gold stocks have rallied dramatically this past week, surging to a major breakout. This pivotal technical event reveals the hyper-bearish psychology plaguing this sector in recent months is dissipating, paving the way for investment capital to return. And given the fundamentally-absurd price levels in this battered sector, this new gold-stock buying is likely just the initial vanguard of a massive new upleg.

 news.goldseek.com >> 2 October 2015

Fed’s Serious Inflation Risks
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Traders today universally believe inflation is dead, that there is no persistent decline in the purchasing power of money. That’s what government price indexes around the world are indicating. But this false notion is one of recent years’ main Fed-conjured illusions. Price inflation is the result of rising money supplies, and they have been skyrocketing. Serious risks are mounting that they will spill into price levels.

 news.goldseek.com >> 25 September 2015

Gold’s Dead-Wrong Psychology
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has lapsed deeper into pariahdom this year, becoming the most-hated investment class in all the markets. Traders are avoiding it like the plague, utterly convinced gold is doomed to spiral lower perpetually. But this wildly-bearish psychology is dead wrong. Financial markets are forever cyclical, and gold is no exception to history’s ironclad rule. The best time to be heavily long anything is when few others are.

 news.goldseek.com >> 18 September 2015

Fed’s Vast Gold/SPX Impact
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Yesterday’s Fed decision was one of the most anticipated ever, with much potential to really change the global financial-market dynamics going forward. But thanks to the Fed’s incredible market distortions of recent years, Fed meetings spawning exceptional volatility is nothing new. Fed decisions’ impacts on gold and stocks have been vast. And this next tightening cycle should reverse their Fed-imparted directionality.

 news.goldseek.com >> 11 September 2015

Silver’s Vexing Slumber
By: Adam Hamilton

Silver has had a rough year, slumping to major new secular lows. After sliding on balance for years now, even the diehard silver bulls are losing faith in their metal. But despite its vexing slumber, silver’s price-appreciation potential from today’s levels remains enormous. Between radical underinvestment and very-high speculator silver-futures shorting, silver is poised to see massive buying as gold recovers.

 news.goldseek.com >> 4 September 2015

Gold in Fed-Rate-Hike Cycles
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The epicenter of gold’s intractable weakness over the past couple years has been the Federal Reserve’s upcoming rate-hike cycle. Everyone assumes higher interest rates will devastate zero-yielding gold, leaving it far less attractive. This premise led investors to avoid gold like the plague, and speculators to short sell it at wild record extremes. But provocatively, history proves gold thrives in Fed-rate-hike cycles.

 news.goldseek.com >> 28 August 2015

Fed’s Stock Levitation Failing
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The US stock markets just suffered an extraordinary plunge, shocking traders out of their complacency psychosis. This cast the foundational premise behind recent years’ incredible stock-market levitation into serious doubt. Traders are finally starting to question whether central banks can indeed manipulate stock markets higher indefinitely. Any wavering in this faith has very bearish implications for stock prices.

 news.goldseek.com >> 21 August 2015

Gold Juniors’ Strong Financials
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The smaller gold miners and explorers have suffered catastrophic stock-price losses in recent years. These extreme declines have led investors and speculators to assume that much of this sector won’t survive lower prevailing gold prices. But nothing could be farther from the truth. The hated and left-for-dead junior-gold sector is not only very strong financially today, but could still thrive at much lower gold prices.

 news.goldseek.com >> 14 August 2015

Gold Miners’ $1200-Cost Fallacy
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The entire gold-mining sector was crushed last month, suffering a full-blown panic. This was triggered by an extreme shorting attack on gold by American futures speculators. As fear-blinded traders rushed for the gold-stock exits, they claimed their selling was rational because gold miners’ very existence was threatened by such low gold prices. But that’s a total fallacy, this sector has no problem weathering sub-$1200 gold.

 news.goldseek.com >> 7 August 2015

Gold’s Artificial Lows
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

With gold languishing near deep secular lows, its technicals look hopelessly broken. Sentiment is off-the-charts bearish, with traders universally convinced gold is doomed to spiral lower indefinitely. But gold’s weakness this year is very deceiving, as it wasn’t the product of global fundamental supply-and-demand forces. Extreme record shorting by American futures speculators spawned these artificial lows.

 news.goldseek.com >> 31 July 2015

Gold’s Amazing Resiliency
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has certainly had a rough summer, facing withering selling pressure from record futures shorting. The resulting new secular lows have greatly exacerbated the already-extreme bearish psychology long plaguing this metal. But considering the howling headwinds gold has suffered in recent years, it has actually proved amazingly resilient. This indicates strong latent demand due to accelerate as sentiment shifts.

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 July 2015

Absurd Gold-Stock Levels
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks suffered a full-blown panic this past week! This exceedingly-rare magnitude of selloff was triggered by extreme futures shorting intentionally executed to force a flash crash in gold. After gold’s major multi-year support failed in this Machiavellian onslaught, gold stocks plummeted. The levels of fear were so epic that this entire sector was slammed much deeper into fundamentally-absurd price territory.

 news.goldseek.com >> 17 July 2015

Record Gold/Silver Shorting
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The miserable summer for precious metals grinds on, with both gold and silver limping along near major lows. Such dismal price action has exacerbated the extreme bearishness long plaguing this sector, sparking even more capitulation. But this incredible weakness will be short-lived, as it was driven by American futures speculators’ record short selling. That will soon reverse into guaranteed, proportional buying.

 news.goldseek.com >> 10 July 2015

China’s Stock-Bubble Burst
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

China’s stock bubble has burst, with its stock markets utterly collapsing after rocketing parabolic. The failure of this popular speculative mania has grave implications for the global stock markets. It shatters the universally-believed myth that central banks can nullify normal market cycles. No government has more power over its stock markets than China’s, yet not even it could magically eradicate greed and fear.

 news.goldseek.com >> 3 July 2015

Fed’s Full Normalization
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The US Federal Reserve has been universally lauded for the apparent success of its extreme monetary policy of recent years. With key world stock markets near record highs, traders universally love the Fed’s zero-interest-rate and quantitative-easing campaigns. But this celebration is terribly premature. The full impact of these wildly-unprecedented policies won’t become apparent until they are fully normalized.

 news.goldseek.com >> 26 June 2015

Extreme Gold/Silver Shorting
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold and silver are languishing near major lows, trudging through the barren sentiment wasteland of the summer doldrums. The major factor behind this weakness is extreme shorting by American futures speculators. But their heavily-bearish bets are actually very bullish for both precious metals. Not only do these traders as a herd always bet wrong at price extremes, their shorts are guaranteed near-future buying.

 news.goldseek.com >> 19 June 2015

Fed Shift Is Major Stock Risk
By: Adam Hamilton

These Fed-levitated stock markets that have almost magically avoided significant selloffs thanks to QE, ZIRP, and the associated Fed jawboning are in serious trouble when this next tightening cycle arrives. It will prove an extraordinarily-risky time for extraordinarily-anomalous markets. So sell high while you still can, and redeploy some of that capital by buying low in the precious metals which are set to soar.

 news.goldseek.com >> 12 June 2015

Gold Seasonals Bottoming
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold remains deeply out of favor, languishing near major lows. Traders are still convinced gold is going nowhere, and want nothing to do with it. But provocatively that’s par for the course in early June, when gold slumps to its most-important seasonal low. Gold’s seasonals are now bottoming, just ahead of the usual major surges in global gold demand coming in late summer and autumn. This is a fantastic time to buy.

 news.goldseek.com >> 5 June 2015

Radical Gold Underinvestment
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold remains deeply out of favor thanks to global central banks’ extreme money printing. This fueled a global stock-market levitation that has temporarily short-circuited normal market cycles, leaving investors infatuated with stocks to the exclusion of prudent portfolio diversification. This has left them radically underinvested in gold, which sets the stage for massive mean-reversion buying when they inevitably return.

 news.goldseek.com >> 29 May 2015

Investing’s Great Struggle
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The great endeavor of investing can be distilled down into four simple words, buy low sell high. They are so basic, so resoundingly clear, that even a child can understand this principle. Yet still the great majority of investors never achieve significant success. Even while full-well knowing the core idea of investing, they end up buying high and selling low. That treacherous struggle of investing must be overcome.

 news.goldseek.com >> 22 May 2015

Gold’s Primary Driver Bullish
By: Adam Hamilton

Gold has been fairly volatile so far this year, seeing plenty of big daily surges and selloffs. But with all these largely netting out to the sideways grind of recent months, gold’s price action has been frustrating for bullish and bearish traders alike. Gaming gold in these strange central-bank-distorted times requires closely watching its primary driver, the collective bets of American futures speculators. They portend a rally.

 news.goldseek.com >> 15 May 2015

Silver Buying Only Starting
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver has enjoyed a fantastic week, awakening from its bottoming slumber to surge with gold. And this strong silver investment demand is likely only starting. American stock traders and futures speculators control two of the world’s largest pools of capital active in the silver market. And the former group still remains woefully underinvested in silver, while the latter still has massive short positions left to cover.

 news.goldseek.com >> 8 May 2015

Gold Stocks Recovering
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks’ reign as the most despised sector in all the stock markets remains unchallenged. They’ve even been abandoned by contrarians. But such universal antipathy and apathy is the breeding ground for major bottoms. And despite gold’s lackluster performance, gold stocks have actually been rallying on balance for 6 months now. Given their extreme undervaluations relative to gold, this strength is likely to persist.

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 April 2015

China Stock Mania’s Global Risk
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The Chinese stock markets have been rocketing higher in a popular speculative mania. New Chinese investors are flocking to their local red-hot markets, borrowing heavily to buy hyper-speculative stocks. Like all past manias, this one is guaranteed to end badly. And when China’s parabolic stock indexes inevitably collapse, the global stock markets face serious risks of getting sucked into that fear-fueled stampede.

 news.goldseek.com >> 17 April 2015

Q1 Earnings Risky for Stocks
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The highly-anticipated first-quarter earnings season is in full swing, with traders eager to see how US companies are faring. While expectations are low, these profits releases still collectively pose serious risks for today’s overvalued and overextended US stock markets. A few high-profile misses could prove all it takes to unleash a long-overdue serious selloff. Investors and speculators alike need to remain wary.

 news.goldseek.com >> 10 April 2015

Gold-Futures Short Covering
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s bottoming consolidation grind continues, with investment demand still garroted by sky-high world stock markets and the parabolic US dollar. With investors missing in action, gold prices remain totally at the mercy of American futures speculators. These perpetually-bearish traders are once again heavily short gold, which has led to sharp short-covering rallies in recent years. The latest one has just started.

 news.goldseek.com >> 5 April 2015

Silver Fortunes
By: Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence

The Spaniards of centuries past controlled the world’s elite maritime fleet. And this fleet’s colonization of the Americas is well-documented. The Spanish Crown would have told you their primary mission was to convert the indigenous people to Catholicism. But in reality it was trade and a craving for all things exotic that ultimately supported this campaign.

 news.goldseek.com >> 27 March 2015

Gold to Fuel Silver Upleg
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver reversed sharply higher over the past week or so, surging dramatically. This was just after it had successfully retested major secular lows, ramping the odds this strong buying is the vanguard of a long-overdue major new upleg. As usual, silver’s coming gains will be fueled by gold’s own advance. As the yellow metal mean reverts higher initially on heavy futures short covering, capital will flock back to silver.

 news.goldseek.com >> 20 March 2015

Silver Poised to Surge
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver is scraping major support again, after a rough couple months where speculators left it for dead. But today’s brutal lows and extreme universal bearishness are the perfect breeding ground for silver’s next big rally. Investors are very underexposed, while speculators have big short positions that will have to be covered. So as gold reverses decisively and paves the way, capital is going to flood back into silver.

 news.goldseek.com >> 13 March 2015

Trading the Parabolic Dollar
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The mighty US dollar has been red-hot in March, rocketing higher on the incredible divergence of major central-bank policies. While the Federal Reserve’s first rate-hike cycle in 9 years looms, the European Central Bank has started aggressively monetizing sovereign debt for the first time ever. The resulting yield differential has catapulted the dollar parabolic, portending a major reversal and fantastic trading opportunity.

 news.goldseek.com >> 6 March 2015

Major Stock Selloff Looms 3
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The latest record highs in the US stock markets have unleashed astounding complacency. Traders are utterly convinced that the past couple years’ massive Fed-fueled rally will continue indefinitely. But with today’s lofty stock markets extremely overvalued, wildly overextended, and rampantly euphoric, a serious selloff is looming. The prudent contrarians preparing for this inevitable major reversal are going to earn fortunes.

 news.goldseek.com >> 20 February 2015

Beware the Stock Bear!
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The US stock markets’ latest record highs have left traders exceedingly euphoric and complacent. They are utterly convinced this stock bull will power higher for years to come. But their enthusiasm is very misplaced. In real inflation-adjusted terms, the US stock markets only just regained breakeven levels 15 years after the last secular bull peaked. Now the secular stock bear ever since is overdue for a new cyclical bear.

 news.goldseek.com >> 13 February 2015

Gold and Fed Rate Hikes
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s sharp early-year surge has fizzled in recent weeks as investment demand faded. The primary reason is the universal belief that the Fed’s upcoming rate hikes are very bearish for gold. Higher rates will make zero-yielding gold relatively less attractive, argues this popular thesis. But history proves just the opposite. Gold actually thrives in rising- and higher-rate environments, so rate hikes are nothing to fear.

 news.goldseek.com >> 6 February 2015

Gold-Stock Volume Growing
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

There’s no doubt the gold-mining stocks remain deeply out of favor, collateral damage from the Fed’s gross financial-market distortions of recent years. But sentiment is shifting, with stock traders starting to regain interest in this left-for-dead sector. Gold-stock trading volume is really growing as capital returns. And since higher volume is an essential precursor to major new uplegs, its growth is a very bullish portent.

 news.goldseek.com >> 23 January 2015

Stock Traders Flock to Gold
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold surged this week on massive buying from stock investors and speculators. This critical group of traders and their vast pools of capital utterly abandoned gold in the past couple years. So to see them start to flock back is a watershed event, heralding a major reversal in gold’s fortunes. And with their gold exposure remaining near extreme lows, they have vast buying left to do to restore prudent portfolio diversification.

 news.goldseek.com >> 16 January 2015

Silver Ready to Run
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver looks to be on the verge of a major new upleg, finally emerging from the past couple years’ ugly sentiment wasteland. This beleaguered precious metal recently bottomed as futures speculators threw in the towel on their extreme shorting. And while investors’ ongoing silver stealth buying continues, it’s been modest. So there is vast room for capital inflows to accelerate dramatically as gold mean reverts higher.

 news.goldseek.com >> 9 January 2015

Gold Stocks Turning Up
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold miners have seen impressive investor interest in their beaten-down stocks in this young new year, with capital inflows fueling a sharp rally. And this buying is likely just beginning, as major market changes are afoot that should catapult gold much higher. With gold stocks trading at fundamentally-absurd price levels relative to prevailing gold prices, this sector’s upside potential is vast and unequalled.

 news.goldseek.com >> 2 January 2015

Fed Abandons Stock Markets
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The seemingly-invincible US stock markets powered higher again last year, still directly fueled by the Fed’s epic quantitative-easing money printing. But 2015 is shaping up to be radically different from the past couple years. The Fed effectively abandoned the stock markets when it terminated its bond buying late last year. So this year we will finally see if these lofty stock markets can remain afloat without the Fed.

 news.goldseek.com >> 19 December 2014

Gold Stocks Shine in 2015
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks have suffered a miserable few years, becoming a laughingstock even among contrarians. But this despised sector’s seemingly-endless downward spiral has left gold stocks vastly undervalued relative to gold, which drives their profits. The fundamentally-absurd disconnect between gold-stock price levels and gold can’t last. And it sure looks ready to end, making 2015 the year gold stocks shine again.

 news.goldseek.com >> 12 December 2014

SPX Topping Valuations 4
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The prevailing valuations in the lofty US stock markets are increasingly becoming a bone of contention. Wall Street calmly asserts stocks are fairly valued or even cheap, since it has a huge vested interest in keeping people fully-invested. But a growing chorus of dissenters is disputing that idyllic notion, warning that stock valuations are very high and portend great downside risk. Indeed, topping valuations abound.

 news.goldseek.com >> 5 December 2014

Gold Shorting Exhaustion
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s been on an incredible roller-coaster ride over the past couple months, whipsawing like crazy. And contrary to popular rationalizations, these swings had absolutely nothing to do with fundamentals. Their sole driver has been American speculators’ extreme shorting of gold futures, which has battered gold’s price around in the absence of investment demand. But this epic gold shorting looks exhausted.

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 November 2014

GLD and Gold’s Selloff
By: Adam Hamilton

Gold has suffered a rough couple of months, getting pounded below major support. One driver was stock-market capital flowing out of gold again, as evidenced by renewed differential selling pressure seen in gold-ETF shares. But this was minor compared to last year’s, despite extreme bearish sentiment plaguing gold. Gold-ETF selling exhaustion has effectively been hit, paving the way for big rebound buying.

 news.goldseek.com >> 14 November 2014

Gold-Stock Apocalypse
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

This latest capitulation by gold-stock investors has left this hated sector at truly apocalyptic lows. Bearish consensus is so extreme that pretty much everyone believes the gold miners are doomed to spiral lower forever. But today’s horrendous gold-stock price levels aren’t righteous, they’re a temporary emotional fiction conjured by epic fear. Trading at fundamentally-absurd levels, gold stocks are due to mean revert far higher.

 news.goldseek.com >> 7 November 2014

Election, Fed, and Stocks
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Americans spoke loudly and clearly at the polls this week, repudiating Obama’s and the Democrats’ failed big-government policies. This huge Republican victory has serious implications for the Fed and US stock markets. Republican lawmakers have long opposed this easy Fed, and they will put great pressure on it to normalize its balance sheet and interest rates. This is an ominous omen for these Fed-inflated stock markets.

 news.goldseek.com >> 31 October 2014

Canadian Golden Elephant
By: Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence

Elephants are the world’s largest land animals. And though there aren’t many, they can still be found scattered across the planet. In the mining industry, super-large-sized deposits are often referred to as elephants. Like the animal, these deposits aren’t all that common. But also like the animal, they can still be found.

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 October 2014

Bullish Silver Stealth Buying
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Battered silver remains deeply out of favor, recently plumbing miserable new lows after drifting sideways for most of 2014. This metal’s relentless and oppressive weakness continues to break the wills of long-suffering contrarians. But professional investors are taking advantage of the epically-bearish psychology plaguing silver. They’ve been steadily accumulating positions all year long in massive stealth buying.

 news.goldseek.com >> 17 October 2014

Extreme PM Shorting Peaks
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The world’s financial markets are changing dramatically with the Federal Reserve on the verge of ending its third quantitative-easing campaign. The Fed’s massive deluge of inflation drastically distorted markets, which are finally starting to normalize. The precious metals were crushed by the Fed’s artificial levitation of the stock markets, leading to extreme futures shorting. But that looks to have peaked, a very bullish omen.

 news.goldseek.com >> 10 October 2014

US Dollar Super-Overbought
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The US dollar has relentlessly blasted higher in recent months, achieving its longest consecutive-week rally in history. Speculators have flooded into the world’s reserve currency for a variety of reasons, ranging from Federal Reserve rate-hike hopes to festering Eurozone worries. But the resulting massive dollar surge has left it super-overbought while breeding universal bullishness, the precursors to a sharp selloff.

 news.goldseek.com >> 26 September 2014

Major Stock Selloff Looms 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Since early 2013 the US stock markets have done nothing but rally, levitating thanks to the Fed’s oft-implied backstop. This incredibly unnatural behavior has left sentiment dangerously unbalanced, with hyper-complacency and euphoria running rampant. Only a major selloff can restore normal psychology. And with the Fed’s third quantitative-easing campaign ending, odds are high such a big downside event looms.

 news.goldseek.com >> 19 September 2014

Cheap Gold Stocks’ Upleg Intact
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks have plunged in September, crushed by the withering selling pressure from heavy futures shorting hammering gold. As usual, these falling prices have kindled extreme bearishness on this left-for-dead sector. But despite this rotten sentiment, gold stocks’ young upleg remains very much intact technically. This impressive resiliency is fueled by these miners’ incredibly-cheap fundamental valuations.

 news.goldseek.com >> 12 September 2014

Heavy PM Shorting Bullish
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold and silver have been pounded lower over the past month, contrary to their bullish seasonals. This selling pressure has come from the usual suspects, American futures speculators. They’ve been busy aggressively dumping gold and silver futures, particularly on the short side. But each time they pressed this bet in the past 15 months, gold soon surged higher. Shorts are bullish since they must soon be covered.

 news.goldseek.com >> 5 September 2014

QE3’s Ominous End Looms
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The Federal Reserve’s third quantitative-easing campaign is on track to wind down in late October. At that point the Fed will likely stop printing new money to buy bonds, a sea-change shift with ominous implications for the stock markets. Their entire surreal levitation during QE3 mirrored the huge growth in the Fed’s balance sheet from QE3’s bond monetizations. When they cease, another major selloff is likely.

 news.goldseek.com >> 22 August 2014

Gold Rising-Rate Fallacy
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold has slid during this past week on mounting fears of interest-rate hikes. Between the latest FOMC meeting’s minutes and the Fed’s annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium, American futures speculators’ rising-rate phobias have been whipped into a fever pitch. They worry gold will be crushed when the Fed eventually starts normalizing rates. But history shatters this fallacy that rising rates are gold’s nemesis.

 news.goldseek.com >> 15 August 2014

Gold Stocks’ Major New Upleg
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold stocks are almost certainly in the early stages of a major new upleg. Given the widespread apathy and antipathy still plaguing this beaten-down sector, that’s hard for most traders to swallow. But the gold stocks’ performance this year has already been outstanding. And heading into gold’s strong season, their gains should only accelerate. Gold stocks’ overdue mean reversion higher is well underway.

 news.goldseek.com >> 8 August 2014

GLD Holdings Set to Surge
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The mighty GLD gold ETF’s bullion holdings have remained stable in 2014, an impressive feat. Last year they suffered an epic outlying record plummet as the Fed’s stock-market levitation sucked capital out of alternative investments. This year’s resiliency in the face of the ongoing stock-market melt-up almost certainly means the bottom is in. GLD’s holdings are set to surge as weaker stock markets entice traders back.

 news.goldseek.com >> 25 July 2014

Gold’s Strong Season Starts
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s strong season is just getting underway, with this metal’s summer-doldrums seasonal low in place. The past couple months’ stiff headwinds are starting to shift to fierce tailwinds, thanks to Asian demand ramping up heading into autumn. Gold’s pronounced seasonality is very important for all investors and speculators to understand, as today’s inflection point is a very bullish omen for this still-unloved asset.

 news.goldseek.com >> 18 July 2014

SPX Highs A Fed Illusion
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The surreal US stock markets have continued melting up in recent months, spurred ever higher by the Federal Reserve’s money printing and jawboning. The resulting record highs in the headline indexes have been widely trumpeted by Wall Street as evidence of a strong secular bull underway, with years still left to run higher. But these records are misleading, mere illusions conjured by the Fed’s relentless inflation.

 news.goldseek.com >> 11 July 2014

Massive PM-Futures Buying
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Both gold and silver have enjoyed massive buying by American futures speculators in recent weeks. It all started with Fed chair Janet Yellen’s cavalier dismissal of inflation, but the buying momentum persisted well after that. Happening in the midst of the summer doldrums when global precious-metals investment demand is weak, this is an exceptionally-bullish portent. It is setting up the PMs for a major autumn upleg.

 news.goldseek.com >> 3 July 2014

Top Junior Gold Producer
By: Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence

The Timmins gold district is by far the most productive within Canada’s prolific Abitibi greenstone belt. It has produced in the neighborhood of 70m ounces of gold, and operations are still going strong. Namesake mining company Timmins Gold is forecasting 2014 output of 120k ounces, making it one of North America’s top junior gold producers. But provocatively not one of Timmins’ ounces is coming from within the Timmins district.

 news.goldseek.com >> 27 June 2014

Record Gold-Stock Summer?
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks have defied the odds to blast higher in the early summer doldrums. Investors have flocked back in recent weeks, their heavy buying driving record June-to-date gains. If this newfound momentum continues, gold stocks have the potential to achieve a record summer. With their exceptionally-bullish technicals this is certainly possible, but remains a tall order unless gold’s rare summer rally resumes.

 news.goldseek.com >> 20 June 2014

Cheap Gold Stocks Breaking Out
By: Adam Hamilton

This strong basing has led to a nascent breakout from the tired 7-year trend of gold stocks underperforming gold. Today this despised sector is radically undervalued relative to the metal which drives its profits and hence ultimately stock prices. So as gold-stock prices and gold itself mean revert in the coming years, gold stocks should easily quadruple. There’s no other sector in the stock markets with such bullish potential.

 news.goldseek.com >> 13 June 2014

Stock-Bull Topping 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The US stock markets’ Fed-driven melt-up has accelerated again in recent weeks, with a string of new nominal record highs. This has reignited truly extraordinary levels of greed, euphoria, and complacency. But for traders who have witnessed past bull toppings, there is an ominous sense of deja vu. It turns out this past year’s strong stock-market action nearly perfectly matches that leading into the last bull-market top in 2007.

 news.goldseek.com >> 6 June 2014

Bullish Record PM Shorting
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The precious metals plunged last week, knifing through key support zones to unleash an explosion of bearish sentiment. This troubling heavy selling wasn’t news-driven, it emerged out of the blue. Who was dumping gold and why? Later data confirmed it was American futures speculators short selling gold and silver at record levels. Extreme shorting is very bullish, as these bets soon have to be covered.

 news.goldseek.com >> 16 May 2014

Silver Stealth Buying
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver has suffered as a market pariah this year, dragging along doggedly near major lows. Investors have seemingly abandoned it to chase the Fed’s general-stock-market levitation, an affliction plaguing most of the alternative-investment realm. But rather provocatively, silver buying remains quite strong even in this dreary sentiment wasteland. This stealth buying will likely explode once gold starts running.

 news.goldseek.com >> 9 May 2014

Major Stock Selloff Looms
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

A major selloff is brewing in the lofty US stock markets, which have been grinding sideways for a couple months now. Momentum has faded despite selective positive earnings-season news and Janet Yellen’s jawboning. Stocks remain very overvalued, way too expensive for prudent investors to buy. And it’s been far too long since their last necessary and healthy correction to rebalance sentiment, so one is seriously overdue.

 news.goldseek.com >> 25 April 2014

Gold-Futures Selloff Wanes
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s sharp selloffs since mid-March have been mostly driven by American futures speculators’ heavy selling. These traders dramatically slashed their long bets on gold while ramping up their shorts. The resulting deluge of supply flooded the market and temporarily overwhelmed demand. But intense bouts of gold-futures selling quickly burn themselves out, and today’s is waning. Thus gold’s upleg is due to resume.

 news.goldseek.com >> 18 April 2014

SPX Topping Valuations 3
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The lofty stock markets are starting to wobble, with selloffs’ frequency and sharpness increasing. The dominant reason the Fed’s stock levitation is running out of steam is severe overvaluation. Stocks are just far too expensive today compared to historic precedent, a dangerous state seen when bull markets are topping. Rampant overvaluation is a glaring warning sign to investors that selling is just beginning.

 news.goldseek.com >> 11 April 2014

GDX Gold-Stock Benchmark
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The American GDX Gold Miners ETF is slowly becoming the de-facto standard for measuring gold-stock performance. Nearing its eighth birthday, GDX has even usurped the venerable HUI gold-stock index as this sector’s metric of choice in many circles. While GDX has advantages and disadvantages compared to the traditional HUI, it is an excellent gold-stock benchmark. But it still falls far short of individual stock picking.

 news.goldseek.com >> 4 April 2014

Contrarian Gold Stocks 4
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks have lapsed back to despised status after late March’s sharp selloff. Thanks to their strong 2014 rally before that, traders were slightly warming to this abandoned sector. But despite the rekindled extreme bearishness, gold stocks remain the greatest bargain in all the stock markets. Their prices are still absurdly undervalued relative to gold which drives their profits, fantastic buys for brave contrarians.

 news.goldseek.com >> 28 March 2014

Gold Mid-Tier Set for Growth
By: Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence

In 2014 B2Gold is targeting gold production of 410k ounces from three different mines. This would be record output for this new mid-tier, a whopping 159% increase in volume over just a couple years ago. And with its fourth mine on schedule to pour its first gold in Q4, B2Gold is looking at an annual production rate of 550k+ ounces by this time next year.

 news.goldseek.com >> 21 March 2014

Gold-Stock Golden Cross
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

The gold-mining sector is on the verge of flashing the fabled Golden Cross buy signal. This is one of the most powerful and revered indicators in all of technical analysis. When it arrives after the right conditions, it flags the critical transition from bear to bull markets. And today’s gold-stock environment is perfect to spawn such a pivotal Golden Cross. Seeing this milestone will accelerate capital flows back into gold stocks.

 news.goldseek.com >> 14 March 2014

Big Gold-Futures Buying
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold’s strong rebound upleg this year has been driven by big gold-futures buying. After abandoning gold last year, American futures speculators are returning to the yellow metal in droves. These capital inflows are a very bullish harbinger, as major futures buying is the primary fuel for young gold uplegs before investors return to take the baton. And this big gold-futures buying is likely less than half done!

 news.goldseek.com >> 7 March 2014

Gold-ETF Inflows Return
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Stock-market capital finally started flowing back into the flagship GLD gold ETF for the first time in 14 months in February! Though this buying was small, this is truly a momentous event. Extreme gold-ETF outflows were the dominant culprit behind last year’s epic gold selloff. Without that massive influx of additional supply weighing on the global markets, gold is going to surge on strong physical demand.

 news.goldseek.com >> 28 February 2014

New Silver Major Is Born
By: Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence

Just last month Tahoe Resources announced the achievement of commercial production at its Escobal mine.And sounding the trumpets on such an exploit most certainly deserves investors’ attention.When 2014 comes to a close, Tahoe will be flexing its muscles as a global top-10 silver producer!

 news.goldseek.com >> 21 February 2014

Big Gold-Stock Buying
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks have been on fire this year, blasting higher to 2014’s pole position of best-performing sector. And this powerful rally’s internals are looking as good as its headline gains. The recent months’ gold-stock buying has been on big volume, with large capital inflows. This is very bullish behavior revealing a sea change in sentiment and strong conviction among returning gold-stock investors and speculators.

 news.goldseek.com >> 14 February 2014

Gold-Stock Breakout 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold stocks just surged to a major technical breakout, a very bullish omen. Investors are actually starting to redeploy capital in this battered sector, catapulting gold stocks into the early lead as 2014’s best performers! This year is shaping up to be the polar opposite of last year’s epic carnage, with gold stocks mean reverting back up to fundamentally-reasonable levels. The vast majority of the buying is still yet to come.

 news.goldseek.com >> 7 February 2014

Stock Selloff Starts
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Selling has finally returned to the US stock markets, short-circuiting their year-old levitation. This new downside action of the last couple weeks looks very different from anything witnessed in 2013. Is it just another minor and short-lived pullback, the vanguard of a full-blown correction, or the dawn of a new cyclical bear market? The prudent strategy for traders varies greatly with this selloff’s likely magnitude.

 news.goldseek.com >> 24 January 2014

Gold Bottoming
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Gold is bottoming, showing incredible resilience over the past 7 months. After suffering an epic plunge in last year’s second quarter, gold has held its ground ever since. This is despite still facing the same howling headwinds that forced that extraordinary selloff. Gold has found strong support and carved a massive double bottom. Thus 2013’s gold super-storm has passed, and a mighty new upleg is dawning.

 news.goldseek.com >> 17 January 2014

Gold Drives Silver
By: Adam Hamilton

Investors’ interest in silver is starting to rebound after last year’s carnage. As capital prepares to return to this beaten-down asset, many investors are wondering how to game silver price action. Gold is the key. The white metal closely mirrors and amplifies the price action in the yellow one. Gold is not only silver’s primary driver, but its overwhelmingly dominant one. Gold is critical for timing silver buying and selling.

 news.goldseek.com >> 10 January 2014

SLV Bullish Divergence 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Despite its miserable 2013, latent investor interest in silver remains strong. This manifested in robust worldwide demand for physical silver driven by its lower prices. The hidden strength in silver was also evident in the holdings of its flagship ETF, which held steady in defiance of plummeting silver prices. SLV’s massive bullish divergence reveals big dormant silver investment demand ready to be unleashed.

 news.goldseek.com >> 3 January 2014

Silver Short Squeeze 2
By: Adam Hamilton, Zeal Intelligence

Silver is poised for a massive recovery upleg in 2014, a mean reversion from last year’s dismal action. The main driver of silver’s initial strength will be American futures speculators covering shorts. These bearish bets on silver soared to a bull-record high last month, which will require exceptional buying to unwind. Futures speculators as a herd always bet wrong at major lows, they are a fantastic contrarian indicator.