Weekly Market Update: Protect Your Retirement Portfolio from Great Recession Peak Auto Loan Delinquencies

The most recent data out of the New York Fed is ominous. The current auto loans that are in serious delinquency (meaning that they are over 90 days past due) has jumped to a percentage of 4.69 percent for first quarter 2019. In the darkest days of the Great Recession, they only peaked a bit higher at 5.27 percent. These car loan delinquencies have now stretched up to their greatest amount dating back … Continue reading Weekly Market Update: Protect Your Retirement Portfolio from Great Recession Peak Auto Loan Delinquencies

Investors Bet on Big Gains by Gold, Silver

Options bets are signaling the precious-metals resurgence has much further to go, with traders making wagers that gold may rally an additional 40% and silver almost another 80%. The most popular option on the SPDR Gold Trust exchange-traded fund, known as GLD, is tied to prices jumping 27% to $180 a share, according to options data provider TradeAlert. Another popular option pays out if GLD … Continue reading Investors Bet on Big Gains by Gold, Silver

Buying Silver vs. Gold as an Investment – What’s Better?

When I started trading commodities in the fall of 1990, the price of gold was $400 an ounce. From September of 1990 to September of 2005, the price of gold ranged from around $280 to $450 an ounce: a difference of $170 over 15 years. Over the course of any given year, a $40 to $50 move in the price would be considered a big … Continue reading Buying Silver vs. Gold as an Investment – What’s Better?