Market Wrap: 7 June 2013 – US equities remain in uptrend, palladium decouples from other precious metals & the Aussie dollar drops sharply

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on the Wilshire 5000, West Texas Intermediate crude oil, palladium, and the Australian dollar.

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Alcoa lags the rest of the Dow signaling global economic weakness

Since 1 November 2011 the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen by 31.19%. Over the same period however, Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of aluminium, has fallen by 15.98%. With the Dow making new all-time highs, the question is, why is one of its oldest components still trading at the same level it was in 1989?

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As Trust Evaporates…

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi has once again put the world’s major news organizations to shame by describing, in comprehensible terms, the pervasive corruption at the heart of the financial system. Below are his concluding paragraphs from a much larger article that everyone with money at risk in a bank, brokerage account or business should read.

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Weekly Market Wrap: 26 April 2013 – Markets reach major inflection point

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, sugar, the US dollar, and gold.

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How to profit from higher platinum prices

Over the next few years the demand for platinum for use in jewellery, auto, and other industries, is expected to continue to rise. Meanwhile, thanks to political uncertainty, declining ore grades and escalating production costs, supplies continue to fall. This creates a potential opportunity for investors.

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Weekly Market Wrap: 19 April 2013 – The case for owning gold is as strong as it ever was

This regular column reviews the condition of several different markets including: stocks, commodities, currencies and precious metals. This week focuses on gold, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, crude oil, copper, and the British pound.

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DOATFT: In this market the only thing that makes sense is Trend Following

In a world where government deficits are rising, interest rates are at record lows, central banks are printing money, unemployment remains stubbornly high, and bank deposits are being raided to rescue insolvent banks, it is hard to believe that gold and silver have fallen so sharply. In this environment the only thing that makes sense is Trend Following.

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