Monthly Archives: July 2013
July 30, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

The precious and shiny metal that saw its 12-year bullish run end last year is now down 20% YTD, but the bear trend may be short-lived as fundamentals haven’t changed much. After rising to an all-time high near $1,900, gold traded as low as below $1,200 on June 27 (intraday), a price that puts the […]




By Vlad Karpel

If you’re planning to take one or two weeks off this summer to enjoy some nice and quiet beach and recharge batteries for the new season, then you’ll probably want to consider buying some insurance to guarantee the peace of mind you’re looking for. But, unlike what you’re thinking, I’m not really referring to travel […]




By Vlad Karpel

Although there isn’t consensus about the effects of expansionary monetary policy on the economy; with some arguing money creation would just lead to higher prices and others believing it is a powerful tool to create growth; there’s no doubt the real effects lie somewhere in the middle. Money creation can certainly give a boost on […]




July 15, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

The earnings season has just started, a period of high volatility, which is a headache for many investors, but also full of opportunities for speculators. Long term investors seek to extract some new guidance that may change their views about the stocks they own, company CEO’s anxiously plan on soft ways of telling the truth […]




July 11, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

The last few years have been huge for the Canadian company Research In Motion (RIM), the manufacturer of the once loved Blackberry phones. We don’t need to go back more than 4-5 years to see how popular the Blackberry system was, dominating the smart phone market and guaranteeing huge profits for its maker. At that […]




By Vlad Karpel

The US economy added 195,000 jobs in June as reported today by the Labor Department on its Employment Situation report. The number beat the mean consensus of 161,000 and ignited a market rally, even though it later lost some steam as many investor are out for an extended weekend, after the 4th July break. The […]




By Vlad Karpel

The gold market has been one of the best investments for the last 12 years, with the precious metal rising from less than $300 per ounce in 2000 to a record high above $1,900 in August 2011. The rising risks on the global economy, an accommodative monetary policy, the expanding FED’s balance sheet, and an […]