Weighing-In on Gold and Silver……..What’s the Real Truth

In the past few weeks, I have been amazed by the extreme range of predictions on the price of Gold and Silver (Harry Dent [] says $750 and Jim Rickards [] says $10,000), so I decided to weigh-in on the subject (without the predictions!).

Let me say first, that this is a great example of why I wrote my book and why I do the work that I do.

Pundits can, and do oftentimes confuse investors. This creates doubt and causes investors to ask, “Who do I believe? Who is correct? “What is the Truth?”, and as the result, end up doing nothing when their personal instincts say otherwise.

My work is ab...

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OK, here is what I see.


The US Dollar firmed up in May after sellers took it to a new, recent low of 92. The uptrend is still in place, however what concerns me (aside from our nation’s $19 trillion in debt) is that each of the succeeding columns of Os are lower than the previous one.

Those of us that carefully watch Point-and-Figure charts know that this is a warning flag for a reverse in a trend.

And, the chart of UUP (long the US Dollar) seen below (as one would expect) looks very similar to the Index above.


Put this together with the next chart of the Inverse Dollar ETF (investment of you think the US Dollar is going down) and more is revealed.


Buyers are clearly dominating so far this year in UDN, betting that the U...

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Update on Gold

Gold has been a “hot” topic in the media so I decided to check-in on the subject – showing you what is really happening.

First of all, the Gold Index: (If you click on each chart it will make them larger)


As you can see, Spot Gold (the real price of Gold) is currently in a column of Os as sellers have been controlling the market for most of the month of May.

What I want everyone to see are the number of times the price has gotten down to this low-1200 level – specifically between 1230 and 1200 – since February of this year.

This is an important level to watch.

If sellers take the price below 1200 it would indicate that the uptrend since the beginning of this year has, for the time being, ...

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Once again, stocks are at a critical level and investors need to be aware of where the stock market is and pay attention to their stock portfolios.

As you can see from the chart below of the S&P 500 Index, stocks made an amazing recovery from the 1820 level (twice this year) and ultimately reached the previous high made last year (at 2110).

Currently, the chart below of shows that prices are once again at a critical level as buyers and sellers continue their daily trading.


The recent columns of Os (sellers dominating the market price) have been met with buyers (columns of Xs) at the level we see the price today – 2040.

If sellers remain dominant in the marketplace and take the price below 2040, the next support level is all the ...

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At The Investment Compass we are all about The Law of Supply and Demand. There is no other concept an investor needs to know in order to become a successful investor.

The reason for our commitment to this Law is because supply and demand are the only economic forces that affect the price of anything.

The price of homes, automobiles, groceries – anything – and that includes stocks, bonds, commodities, mutual funds and any other investment vehicle is determined by the prevalence of either buyers or sellers. Nothing else matters.

Many would argue that the matter of pricing is way more complicated. They would prefer to believe that fundamental factors such as corporate earnings, company sales, PE ratios or even which political pa...

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One of the longest-lasting strategies taught yet today is the practice to Buy and Hold investments.

As an illustration of my beliefs on the subject, take a look below and observe the price history for the last decade and a half, of General Electric. GE is not only a component of the Dow Industrial Average, it is also in the S&P 500 Index.

It also happens to be a favorite amongst the Buy and Hold crowd.

It is true, I could have chosen a different company, however, GE allows me to make my point that it does “depends on what you buy and hold” which is what I’d like to emphasis in this article.

As you can see, the price of GE has had several major price swings.

At first glance, with GE being up 600% since 2009, I was s...

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At the Compass Investment, we’re empower investors helping you take control of your finances and future. While you’ve probably read that it’s smart to manage your own finances, it’s actually a good idea to consider getting some help. You hire an attorney when going through a divorce because you don’t have the skills to handle it yourself – so why not hire a financial advisor if you don’t have the skills to totally handle your money?

Today we’re going to take a look at some of the questions you need to ask any prospective financial advisor you’re looking to hire.

Who will be managing your investments? If they’re a genuine financial advisor, they’ll keep your funds in a disc...

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Remember high school physics and learning about Newton’s Law of Motion?

Mr. Richardson, my high school physics teacher, would be very proud of me for remembering after all these years, despite my seemingly unrelated career of providing investment advice in Bigfork, Montana.

Well, Newton’s First Law of Motion (sometimes called the Law of Inertia) states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

It is my observation that the same principal generally applies to the motion and direction of investments whether they are stocks, bonds, gold, currencies, real estate and other market investment vehicles, it works ...

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Here at The Investment Compass, Mr. Atzen is one of America’s most innovative investment coaches. He can help you navigate the market with his 50 years of experience and insights as your guide. While nearly everyone could benefit from working with a professional financial planner, the cost is often prohibitive. There comes a time, however, when paying for financial advice becomes a solid investment in your future. How do you know when it’s time to hire a financial advisor?

In a perfect world, everyone would have financial advisors with whom we could check in once a month or call before making a big purchase or investment decision. While some people view financial advisors as expensive, it’s simply because advisors have ...

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The financial advisors at The Investment Compass are not in the business of making predictions, however, having been a close observer of both Gold and Silver for many years I thought I would comment on the current conditions of both of them.

Gold first.

Here is the current Point-and-Figure chart of Gold:


The double top seen in the upper left hand of the chart at 1790 in 2011 is seen more clearly as a top in this market when we take a look at GLD, the ETF representing the Gold market.

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t is clear from this chart that GLD has moved through three major changes during this time frame – 2008 to its current price in 2015.

A down trend ended in 2008. The uptrend lasted from

2008 to 2012 and we currently are looking at a down tren...

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