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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter First Quarter 2012

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter First Quarter 2012

By John Hathaway on April 9, 2012

During the first quarter of 2012, precious metals equities, as measured by the XAU index, declined 2.4% to 175.46, while gold bullion rose 6.7% to $1668.35.  In our opinion, the first quarter consisted of an important test of the low made by the metal in December at $1522.65.  Precious metals shares have been marking time …

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Gold, Gold Mining Shares, and QE

Gold, Gold Mining Shares, and QE

By John Hathaway on June 13, 2012

The protracted correction in gold and precious metals stocks that began in September 2011 appears to have ended.  Our conclusion is based on historically reliable gauges of sentiment, valuation and technical factors.  (We will publish the specific readings on these gauges with our second quarter investment letter on June 30.) This basing, in our view, …

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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 Second Quarter 2012

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Second Quarter 2012

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 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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