The average London home is now worth more than it was at the height of the property boom in the fourth quarter of 2007. However, while property prices in the capital have recovered what they lost during the financial crisis, property in the rest of the UK has not.
In the last few weeks many of the companies within the solar sector experienced terrific rallies that ended in a mini-blow-off top. However, the long-term picture shows an industry that is recovering from a long bear market and has now broken out of a major basing pattern.
For around 30 years US government bonds have been in a major bull market. The yield on the 10-year note made a low in July 2012 at around 1.4%, however thanks to the recent breakout above major overhead resistance it is looking increasingly likely that the multi-decade bull market in US government debt has come to an end.
Over the past six months the HUI index, which tracks the performance of the largest gold companies, has fallen by 42.8%. However, of the 16 companies that comprise the index, several have held up somewhat better. This article looks at which stocks have held up better than the HUI and which ones might begin to do well if and when the price of gold begins to rise.
Over the past 6 months the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen by 17.5%. However, of the 30 companies that comprise the index, several have underperformed. This article looks at which stocks have underperformed the Dow and which ones might begin to do well in the second half of 2013.
This article illustrates how a news organization can shape the tone of a story. Bloomberg chooses to focus on the bear market in precious metals, framing the record level of bearish hedge fund bets as, well, bearish. But the data could just as easily be the basis of a bullish story, since whenever hedge funds get massively short the price of gold and silver soar.
Last week’s article took a look at Mexican silver producer First Majestic Silver, a company with an impressive growth outlook, low operating costs and high profit margins. This week’s article compares First Majestic to another promising Mexican silver producer, Endeavour Silver.
Until last month the technology, materials and industrials sectors within the S&P 500 had been trending down while other sectors such as health care, consumer staples and utilities had been trending up. Now however, the trend appears to be reversing and the sectors that had lagged behind are breaking out to new highs, something which presents a buying opportunity for traders and investors.
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.
While gold is still maintaining a long-term consolidation, gold mining stocks have signalled that still lower prices are to come. This article illustrates the disparity between the price of the physical metal and the value of companies that produce it.
This regular column reviews the condition of stocks, commodities and precious metals. This week focuses on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Wilshire 5000, the Reuters-CRB commodities index, and the recent divergence among the precious metals.