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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Third Quarter 2016 Investor Letter

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Third Quarter 2016 Investor Letter

By John Hathaway on October 12, 2016

During the third quarter of 2016, gold and gold mining shares consolidated in a narrow range following substantial gains in the first half of the year. On a year to date basis (9/30/16) gold bullion rose 24% while most gold mining shares gained 3x-4x the gold price. During the first few days of October, the …

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter

By John Hathaway on July 12, 2016

Weeks Where Decades Happen The precious metals markets have clearly turned the corner, becoming flat-out bullish following the extensive and painful correction from August 2011 to year-end 2015. Year-to-date through June 30, the US dollar gold price has increased 24.57 percent, while the XAU (Philadelphia index of gold and silver stocks) benchmark has increased 116.16 …

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter First Quarter 2016

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter First Quarter 2016

By John Hathaway on April 12, 2016

The dollar price of gold rallied 16.14 percent during the first quarter while gold mining equities rallied 53.45 percent (XAU Gold & Silver Index). It appears to us that the nearly five-year decline in the precious metals sector has concluded, and that the stage is set for a renewed advance towards all-time highs. What is …

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What’s So Great About Private Equity?

What’s So Great About Private Equity?

By Robert Kleinschmidt on March 31, 2016

Over the past few decades, private equity has gained cachet among investors much the way hedge funds did in an earlier era. Many of today’s investors believe that private equity represents a new and superior asset class. But it is neither. Far from new, it is the oldest form of equity investing. As for superiority, …

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This Is Why You Hire Us: The ABCs of Wealth Management

This Is Why You Hire Us: The ABCs of Wealth Management

By Robert Kleinschmidt on February 12, 2016

A. Keep Calm and Carry On The tumult in global equity markets has been so sudden and so violent that it has left many observers breathless.  “What in the world,” many investors want to know, “is going on?” The answer?  No one really knows.  This admission is not a bad thing.  Among other salutary characteristics, …

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