Thursday , 25 July 2024

Stocks & ETFunds

What To Look for When Choosing a Junior Mining Company (+4K Views)

In mining exploration, an “anomaly” is a geological formation that might attract a prospector’s interest. However, one rule of thumb is that you have to look at 1,000 anomalies to find one prospect and fewer than one prospect in a thousand turns into a mine. In other words, finding a mine is a million-to-one shot and that is one reason why junior mining stocks are highly speculative. Another reason is that it’s much easier to launch and promote one of these stocks than it is to build a profitable business. So junior mines attract more than their share of unscrupulous operators and stock promoters. Words: 504

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This Small Move Could Send a Tidal Wave of Money into Gold Stocks (+2K Views)

If some of the world’s largest investment funds decided to make even a small increase in their allocation to physical gold and gold stocks it would be like trying to drain Niagara Falls with a fire hose. Just a small percentage increase in allocation towards gold and gold stocks among global fund managers would make gold stocks double… and then double again… and double again.

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Stock Investing: Every Person’s Pathway to Wealth?

One cliché I despise is, “it takes money to make money.” True, you can’t create money out of nothing (unless you’re the U.S. Federal Reserve), but it implies that only the rich can truly prosper. While that was true in regards to investing in stocks many years ago that certainly is not the case today. Here's why.

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Surprise! A Close Look at GLD Reveals What it IS and is NOT (+3K Views)

The most common misunderstandings regarding the primary gold ETF, SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) is that it buys and sells gold. That is not the case. It is just a paper asset. It is not a way to buy gold and have someone else store your holdings for you. It is just an innovative way to “own gold.” Below I outline more of just what GLD is and is not.

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ETF Investors: Avoid These 10 Common Mistakes (+3K Views)

While ETFs offer numerous advantages over traditional actively-managed mutual funds and individual stocks - near total transparency, intraday trading, and a (generally) more straightforward tax situation - they aren’t foolproof, and there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes while investing in ETFs. Words: 1991

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