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Sep
25

Federal Reserve Printing Got You Down? Sprinkle Precious Metals On Your Portfolio

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on September 16, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) For those who have paid attention to the words of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, it is no surprise that money-printing continues to be the response to persistently poor economic performance. […]

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Sep
11

Pan American Silver Remains A Cheap Play On A Recovery In Silver Prices

written by Dr. Duru

(This is an excerpt from an article I originally published on Seeking Alpha on September 3, 2012. Click here to read the entire piece.) {snip} {snip} First, why bother with a silver miner that is experiencing operational difficulties due to political turmoil? I think the company’s description of itself provides a good summary of the […]

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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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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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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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May
6

Searching for A Corral for the Silver Stampede

written by Dr. Duru

What has changed in the two months it took for silver to stampede its way up $15 (a 43% gain) and back? Did the Federal Reserve raise rates? Did the Federal Reserve threaten the market with rate hikes? Did the housing market rebound sharply, generating an expectation for higher rates? Did inflation expectations adjust sharply? […]

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May
3

Pan American Silver Confirms No Need to Despair About Its Mine

written by Dr. Duru

Today, Pan American Silver Corporation (PAAS) issued a press release confirming my earlier assumption that its mining operations in Bolivia would not be impacted by the Bolivian government’s efforts to further nationalize its resource industries (see “Despair Deep in the Silver Mines: Another Opportunity to Buy Pan American Silver“). “On May 1, Bolivian President Evo […]

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Apr
19

Despair Deep in the Silver Mines, Part Two – Another Opportunity to Buy PAAS

written by Dr. Duru

Excerpt from an article I published on Seeking Alpha. Click here to read the entire piece (embedded video only here): Five years ago, I wrote an article titled “Despair Deep In the Silver Mines” to describe the sympathy selling in silver miners that owned property in Bolivia after the government there declared it would nationalize […]

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