H.C. Wainwright Economics
Jul 16, 2010 00:27 EDT
But it doesn?t have to be an either/or decision . If the investment choice is between mining stocks and physical bullion, it is essential to remember that these are different asset classes with entirely different risk/reward attributes. Mining stocks and bullion perform quite differently when the global economic environment is in turmoil, as is the case today. Banking crises, trillion-dollar deficits and the accelerating depreciation of many of the world?s major currencies do not create positive conditions for equity markets, which is why investors are fleeing to the safety of physical bullion.
Jan 15, 2008 09:38 EST
Though there are varying views on the present health of the U.S. economy, the Federal Reserve has been fairly consistent with its contention that a slowdown would help both it and the consumer by keeping pricing pressures at bay.