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Public Service Warning: Don’t Time the Market

By John Petrides on March 3, 2020

The S&P 500 just hit a record! However, it’s not one to celebrate. The market had its fastest 10% correction ever! It took just six days to turn investor sentiment from being risk-on to risk-off. Since August of 2019, the market’s rise could either be viewed as impressive or ostrich-like. Stocks ran up in the …

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The S&P “5”

By John Petrides on February 4, 2020

When investors speak of “the market” they are commonly referring to the S&P 500 Index. Originally the Index was created as a basket of 500 companies offering investors a way to gauge, in a diversified and broad manner, the strength of the U.S. economy. Additionally, the Index offered investors the ability to compare their portfolio …

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Biggest Risk Facing Investors Today: Outliving Their Financial Assets

By John Petrides on November 20, 2019

Trade tariffs with China. The Federal Reserve’s stance on monetary policy. The slope of the yield curve.  Geopolitical risk with North Korea and the Middle East, plus countless other issues are all concerning factors that impact the daily movement of financial markets. This volatility can cause investors to lose sleep at night. However important and …

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Third Quarter 2019 Investor Letter

By John Hathaway on October 4, 2019

Buy This Dip Following a strong first eight months of the year, the precious-metals complex may be in the process of offering investors one final chance to enter on attractive terms before lurking systemic risks erupt into breakaway price action. Year-to-date through September 30, 2019, gold prices rose 14.8% but fell 5.2% from peak levels …

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Second Quarter 2019 Investor Letter

By John Hathaway on July 12, 2019

Has the Gold Market Spoken? “It Ain’t What You Don’t Know That Gets You Into Trouble.  It’s What You Know For Sure That Just Ain’t So.” – Attr. Mark Twain Gold has broken out from a massive base formed over a six-year consolidation.  The breakout has left most investors on the sidelines.  The powerful rally …

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