Thought Leadership

Investing for the Long Term: A Word on Performance

By Paul Kleinschmidt on November 5, 2018

We live in a short-term, short-attention-span world dominated by relentless news cycles. In few places is this more apparent than within financial circles, where these powerful trends have combined to increase the collective anxiety of the investor community. Performance has come to be measured in days and weeks; returns are examined monthly and usually without …

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Estate Planning: Four Ways to Avoid the Fight Over the Family Home

By Paul Kleinschmidt on April 26, 2019

The transfer of the family estate from one generation to the next can be a wonderful event.  In reality, however, it is often fraught with peril.  A particular family story that has become public is cautionary: Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, was nothing if not far-sighted and meticulous.  During his tenure as …

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Building Shareholder Value in the Gold Mining Sector

By Ryan McIntyre on June 21, 2019

The gold mining sector appears to have turned over a new leaf. It is reshaping itself to generate higher returns on capital in a neutral gold price environment. Over the past nine months we have seen some notable value creating activity in the gold mining sector. The first significant move was the merger between Barrick …

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Reflections on the Past as Prologue

By Joseph Piropato on January 3, 2018

At the beginning of a New Year there is a tendency, particularly among Wall Street prognosticators, to review the recent past and extrapolate its trends into the near future. At this time twelve months ago  many were projecting a continuation of slow but steady growth for the economy, perhaps a little better than that due …

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Fourth Quarter 2018 Investor Letter

By John Hathaway on January 11, 2019

Going Bananas US debt to GDP exceeds 100%, in the danger zone that has historically led most countries into a banana-republic-style sovereign-credit crisis, loss of currency value, and credit collapse.  The ratio has hovered near the 100% level since 2013 without adverse consequences.  Over the past year, the dollar has been generally strong relative to …

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