A Different Way To Own Gold?

With gold dominating headlines today, you might be wondering how to own the mysterious yellow metal.  After 11 years of gains, many investors are beginning to understand the logic professed by gold bugs throughout this bull market.  Once a decision to participate has been made, investors often face an even more confusing set of choices. … Read more

Market Cycles – Pi Cycle Theory

These days you do not have to listen to an investor very long before hearing of a boom-bust cycle. The recent internet stock boom followed by a housing boom has left many confused. An objective observer might wonder: what is the investor’s role in these events? Is he just a boat floating in the ocean … Read more

What is Silver?

Silver is a naturally occurring element that can be found in your jewelry, at the dinner table, in your digital camera, in your car and in your pocket. It is a monetary metal with roots that run parallel to gold. It is also an essential ingredient in many products that we take for granted in … Read more

Gold Series Part II: How To Own Gold?

We have established gold’s critical role as the backbone of monetary systems. Hopefully there is an understanding at this point that your personal assets should likewise be backed by something real. The logical question remains, how should one acquire this misunderstood asset? In order to properly own gold an allocation of physical bullion, exchange-traded bullion, … Read more

Gold Series Part 1: Why do People Buy Gold?

By Edwin Tucker Sandwiched between mercury and platinum on the periodic table, gold is just another element occurring naturally in the earth’s crust.   This shiny yellow metal differs from its peers in that it has a powerful effect on human beings.  The search for gold has consumed untold resources and countless lives.  Often dubbed the … Read more

What Are Rare Earth Elements?

By Edwin Tucker If you are using a computer screen to access this article, rare earth elements are involved. Europium, Terbium and Cerium all play key parts in the production of flat panel screens. These essential elements have made possible most of the devices that we associate with modern life. While the mainstream press has … Read more

Uranium Market Fundamentals

By Edwin Tucker While a majority of Americans have opinions on the subject of nuclear power, only a small percentage have any idea that 20% of their power needs are met by an element that is in short supply.  Nuclear power plants rely on uranium for fuel.  Uranium is the densest usable fuel available on … Read more