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Tocqueville Gold Second Quarter 2012 Investor Letter

By John Hathaway on July 2, 2012

During the second quarter, the gold price declined 4.3% from $1,668 to $1,597. On a year to date basis, gold has appreciated 2.2%. Gold mining shares as measured by the XAU Index (PHLX Gold/Silver Sector Index) declined 9.7% in the second quarter and 11.9% on a year to date basis. That is the bad news. …

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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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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Third Quarter 2012

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Third Quarter 2012

By John Hathaway on October 9, 2012

Gold and precious metals stocks rallied sharply in the third quarter. The rally suggests that the lengthy correction which began in August of 2011 has been completed, setting the stage for a powerful new leg in the bull market for precious metals and related mining shares. During the quarter, the metal rose 10.9% to $1,772/oz. …

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter First Quarter 2015

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter First Quarter 2015

By John Hathaway on April 7, 2015

Gold and gold mining shares appear to be as contrarian today as in 1999, before a decade‐plus run in which bullion rose nearly seven‐fold in US dollar terms. For those who are concerned that the financial markets are overvalued, we believe that gold offers an out‐of‐favor investment strategy with asymmetric and dynamic potential. For those who see the …

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy  First Quarter 2014 Investor Letter

Tocqueville Gold Strategy First Quarter 2014 Investor Letter

By John Hathaway on April 10, 2014

Gold and gold mining shares recovered during the first quarter with the metal rising 6.5% and precious metals shares (basis XAU) 8.7% through March 31st. It appears to us that the precious metals complex has bottomed and is attempting to gain footing following the grueling two-plus year correction that started in August of 2011. It is impossible to …

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