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I graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1984 with a degree in electronic engineering and from 1984 until 1998 worked in the commercial construction industry as an engineer, a project manager and an operations manager. 

I began investing in the stock market 2 ... more

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EC Are Rising Nominal Interest Rates Bullish Or Bearish For Gold?
The short answer to the above question is that they are neither. Read on for the longer answer.
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Long-Term Price Targets Are Meaningless
Many commentators like to speculate on where the dollar-denominated gold price is ultimately headed. Some claim that it is destined to reach $3,000/oz, others claim that it won’t top until it hits at least $5,000/oz.
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EC Don’t Get Hung Up On Bull/Bear Labels
Assertions to the effect that an investment is in a bull market or a bear market can make for colourful commentary, but in the real worlds of trading and investing it’s best not to get hung up on bull and bear labels
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EC The Much-Maligned Paper Gold Market
The “paper” gold market is not a problem to be reckoned with. It is just part of the overall gold situation and a consequence of gold’s historical role.
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Is Gold A Good Store Of Value?
Gold has been a good store of purchasing power in the past, but only reliably so when the initial purchase was made at a ‘reasonable’ price and the time period in question was extremely long.
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EC The Limitations Of Sentiment As A Market Timing Tool
Sentiment can be a useful indicator, but it does have serious limitations. It is just one medium-sized piece of a large puzzle.
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The Speculative Investor
Steven Saville
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In an average week, TSI subscribers receive two reports: a Weekly Market Update on Sunday and an Interim Update on Thursday morning (NYT). The Weekly Update typically has 3000-4500 words and 10-15 charts, while the average Interim Update is about half that size. As well as containing information about the gold, currency, stock, bond and commodity markets, these reports regularly include discussions about macro-economics. The economics-related discussions are from an “Austrian” perspective, because I’ve found that the Austrian School is the only school of economics that is consistently logical and explains how the world really works.

TSI subscribers also get access to a list of stock selections. The TSI stock selections have provided very good long-term returns; however, due to the highly speculative nature of the stocks I tend to focus on, my year-to-year returns have been ‘lumpy’, to put it mildly.