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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Third Quarter 2015

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Third Quarter 2015

By John Hathaway

Financial market turmoil has been what was needed to rekindle investment interest in gold, as we have argued in our investor letters this year, here and here. The onset of a bear market is what we envisioned in making this statement. A preliminary glimpse of what is what is needed to turn the tide for …

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The 0.1% Solution

The 0.1% Solution

By Robert Kleinschmidt

Conan Doyle fans will recognize the reference to the eminent denizen of 221B Baker Street in the title of this note, but it isn’t for the benefit of Dr. Watson that we are penning this brief. Rather, it is for Dr. Yellen. Economic stimulation in the form of low rates has been the focal point …

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Caveat Emptor

Caveat Emptor

By Paul Kleinschmidt

Buyer beware: ETF’s may not be what they appear Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) have been all the rage the past few years as money has flowed out of actively managed portfolios and into investment vehicles that mirror various indices. After all, portfolio managers rarely outperform the broader stock indices and the overwhelming majority of actively …

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

By Robert Kleinschmidt

“If it bleeds it leads” the old saying goes, and indeed, roiled equity markets have been front page news every day for about a week now, butting their way into the final days of summer vacations everywhere. Memories of the 2008/2009 crisis, the 2000 dot com bubble burst and even the 1997 Asian Contagion are …

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Second Quarter 2015 – Part II

Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter Second Quarter 2015 – Part II

By John Hathaway

What is required to restore investor interest in gold? In our opinion, a prolonged bout of financial-market adversity would suffice. After all, the cornerstone of coordinated central-bank policy since 2008 has been the levitation of financial assets via Zero Interest-Rate Policy (ZIRP) and Quantitative Easing (QE) by forcing investors into risky assets. We believe that …

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