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May
13

Three Reasons Why A New Bottom For Gold Will Likely Prove Elusive For Now

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on April 14, 2013. Click here to read the entire piece.) During the height of the banking crisis in Cyprus, I figured gold (GLD) would be a good trade. That lasted for all of a few days. {snip} I have seen some […]

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Oct
15

The Case Against the Case Against Gold

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on October 11, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) When the Federal Reserve promises to print money for an indefinite amount of time, it seems obvious to put trashy cash into assets that cannot be so easily manufactured. This shift […]

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May
24

As Gold and Silver Reawaken, It Is Time to Buy Cheap Miners like Pan American Silver

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on May 21, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) Gold and silver have languished since reaching their last peaks in 2011. {snip} Last week, gold and silver reawakened and made sharp reversals. {snip} Note that the dollar’s resurgence since hitting […]

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Jan
29

No QE3, But Federal Reserve Statement Green Lights Commodity Currencies and Gold

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on January 26, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) In its latest monetary policy proclamation, the Federal Reserve announced that it will likely extend the window for near-zero interest rates until at least late 2014. There was no hint of […]

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Dec
29

2012 Will Begin with Several Candidate Trades for the Commodity Crash Playbook

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on December 28, 2011. Click here to read the entire piece.) The Federal Reserve’s second phase of quantitative easing (QE2) is slowly becoming a distant memory…{snip} The stark contrast between winning and losing stocks (S&P 500 index versus many commodity stocks) leaves […]

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Nov
22

Buy Gold Miners Instead of Gold Bars?

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on November 21, 2011. Click here to read the entire piece.) Bill Fleckenstein is my favorite investor in gold and silver (he is on the board of directors for Pan American Silver Corporation [PAAS]). In his latest post on gold, Fleckenstein broke […]

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Nov
1

Yen Intervention Just As Dollar’s Relief Rally Ends and Gold’s “Bubble” Unpops

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on October 30, 2011. Click here to read the entire piece.) The U.S. dollar was one of last week’s biggest losers during a very bullish week. As I have chronicled for several weeks now, the market’s bullish signals continue to grow. With […]

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Oct
8

A Review of the Commodities Crash Playbook As Another Phase of Selling Ends

written by Dr. Duru

This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) Commodities across the board have suffered mightily during the stock market’s recent correction. In the first phase of the sell-off (from late July to early August), a few commodity-related stocks triggered buys by erasing all […]

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Sep
25

Buying Opportunity Brewing for Gold and Silver As Dollar Picks Up Steam

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) The U.S. dollar confirmed yet again the importance of its 200-day moving average (DMA). I updated my review of this case two weeks ago by demonstrating in detail how the dollar sustains moves both above […]

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Jul
12

Profiting from Physical Assets in a Resource-Constrained World – Rules and Picks (Part 2 of 2)

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip} This piece is a follow-up post to “Preparing for Profits in a Resource-Constrained World” (Part 1) in which I discussed the implications of Jeremy Grantham’s fundamental thesis of a new world where resources are […]

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