Economic Expectations Spells Trouble for Gold Price

Behavioral finance points to $1,050 gold price

Frankfurt-based Sentix, a leader in the emerging field of behavioral finance, has been compiling sentiment indices since 2001 by surveying more than 4,500 institutional and private investors.

The latest reading of the Sentix index of economic expectations spells trouble for the gold price.

Capital Economics, a London-based researcher, in a research note points to this graph to provide support for its prediction that the gold price would be trading at $1,050 an ounce by the end of the year… Read Full Article

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Mining stock fraud: an old trick that still works

Investors can’t resist the lure of striking it rich and that mentality is a goldmine for scammers. Preying on investors’ fever for treasure they make money on worthless gold, oil, diamond and iron ore claims. Modern technology makes it easier for investors to guard against being cheated – but it still happens every day.

The colorful vocabulary of mining investment fraud – pump and dump, boiler rooms, stooges – has been associated with fleecing investors at least since the creation of the modern stock market. Frauds themselves have been around as long as people have been digging holes in the ground… Read Full Article