News and Views

Todd Rosenbluth is director of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA. On Jim Cramer's CNBC Mad Money Show Tuesday night, he spoke passionately against the use of ETFs. More ››
2017/03/23 at 3:45pm
Via: Hard Assets Investor
Emerging market bond ETFs denominated in local currencies are among the best-performing fixed-income ETFs year-to-date. They've come a long way from the massive hit they faced last November when the U.S. elected Trump as the new president. That sell-off then centered on renewed concerns about inflation, higher rates and a strong dollar under the new administration. More ››
2017/03/23 at 2:45pm
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Washington (Reuters) – U.S. securities regulators moved on Wednesday to modernize regulations that require stock and bond trades to settle within three business days, a step the industry has urged the government to take for years. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to shorten that time frame to two business days, a change that aims to reduce credit and market risk, including the risk of a trading counterparty defaulting. 3-Day Rule Since 1933 More ››
2017/03/23 at 2:15pm
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Goldseek.com / Silverseek.com President and founder, Peter Spina returns to the show with his mining share analysis, from his home in the Czech Republic. Similar to the PMs sector, Prague has emerged from the former communist regime, entering a new Golden Era. Peter outlines the unique character / appeal of the central European culture, including the entrepreneurial spirit. Peter outlines the remarkable 500% return on 5 of his gold mining candidates recently announced at a Vancouver conference. More ››
2017/03/23 at 10:13am
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More concerning for the bulls: bank stocks, which lead to the upside, are now leading to the downside. It looks as though the ENTIRE move in the markets since election night is going to unwind. This is a major wake up call, I hope you're paying attention. The markets have rallied on hype and hope of the economy roaring back to life... but that's not coming for another 12 months (at the earliest. More ››
2017/03/23 at 10:11am
Via: GoldSeek
The World Economic Forum consistently ranks Canada's banks among the world's safest. Competent regulators have overseen stress tests, tightened lending standards and delinquency rates are low. Demographics are good and the country's diversified economy is backed by a treasure of oil, wood, gold and other natural resources. More ››
2017/03/23 at 10:09am
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For those that have been following my daily updates on Snapchat (SKWealthAcademy), you know that I stated this past Tuesday that I expected silver and gold to rebound this week after a brief pause that some technical analysts said was a sign that the prices of gold and silver assets were heading lower again this week because of less than impressive follow through after the significant rise last 15 March. More ››
2017/03/23 at 10:03am
Via: GoldSeek
Mexico's state oil company, Pemex, is a perfect example of the ongoing collapse in the global oil industry. Falling oil prices and declining production are putting severe pressure on the company's financial balance sheet. It has been four long years since Pemex posted a small profit. However, since 2012, Pemex has suffered huge annual losses while its long term debt has exploded. More ››
2017/03/23 at 8:57am
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Neither bulls nor bears had a very satisfying day, stocks having spent the entire session screwing the pooch. Despite this, I remain mildly optimistic that the stock market is near the point of collapse. So why should this be cause for optimism? Well, if the Dow were to be cut in half, it would crush the banksters, the money managers and all of the other money-grubbing evildoers of the financial world, setting the stage for the revival of honest business. Imagine that! More ››
2017/03/23 at 8:53am
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Gold Resource Corporation ( NYSE MKT : GORO ) (the "Company") today announced phase one drill highlights from its Mina Gold exploration property located in Mineral County, Nevada. Surface and near surface high-grade gold intercepts include 15 meters of 2.34 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from surface, 12.19 meters of 2.01 g/t gold from surface and 24 meters of 1.97 g/t gold from 6.1 meters downhole. More ››
2017/03/23 at 8:50am
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Compiled by ETF.com Staff 3 ETF Charts Waving Red Flags (Seeking Alpha)It's beneficial to know both where the market is showing its strengths and where weakness can undermine those positive qualities. More ››
2017/03/23 at 8:30am
Via: Hard Assets Investor
You will note how Shanghai prices have been steady after jumping with London and New York's ‘discounts' narrowing a great deal. We attribute this to arbitrageurs or western dealers making sure their prices are not out of line. Why do we stress this? It shows the lessening impact of western news items and COMEX actions. It ensures that gold prices are more currency related. We believe it is already reducing the volatility in global gold markets. More ››
2017/03/23 at 5:05am
Via: GoldSeek