After one of the most iconic bull runs of the century, yesterday a rise in corona cases and a horrible outlook for the U.S. economy by the Federal Reserve ended it all with the biggest losses since March. The Golden Investor took his profits and sold all its assets including the majority of the miners portfolio. Nothing is safe as the second corona wave hits the United States. On the very short term The Golden Investor expects more losses.
Lately it has been though for skeptical bears on the stock market. For now we look at some short-selling opportunities of stocks which won’t be able to keep up with the current rise of optimism with sufficient quarterly results.
In this exclusive The Golden Investor article Charmi Shah provides us with an analytic overview of Indian financial policy during crises. In this article Charmi Shah tries to analyze how India recovered from the global financial crisis and the steps that are being taken by the government to overcome the pandemic.
In this article The Golden Investor uses some simple graphs to show the vulnerability of pension funds to carbon-intensive sectors. The current corona crisis will expose this and again, the working class will bear the losses.
The Golden Investor expected some slight rebound before going down again, but the current levels of financial indices portray the largest bull trap in human history.
The Golden Investor remains extremely skeptical on the current QE-measures by central banks. The dependency of quantitative easing of financial markets has come to a point where financial markets are more than ever disconnected from the real economy and are fully driven by financial stimulus of central banks.
Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) has been in major cash troubles due to falling demand out of China. Combined with high Chinese graphite exports the recent years this has resulted in a huge drop in graphite prices, hurting Syrah Resources and its stock. However Syrah Resources is an essential non-Chinese miner for our road to sustainability.
Walmart (WMT) has proven to be an excellent safe-haven with limited stock price losses during the last financial crisis. Walmart has less trouble sustaining dividend payments during economic downturns. The dominance of Walmart over food suppliers is controversial but very convenient in the next few months.
The last few years the amount of stock buybacks has increased significantly, last year the amount of stock buybacks exceeded to over one trillion dollars. Even as an investing journal, The Golden Investor is a great supporter of banning stock buybacks.
Investing has never been more interesting than in 2020. Economists and stock markets around the world are afraid of what will come up next. The Golden Investor already knows what’s coming next, a drought in liquidity and a run on gold.
After big corona plays in March The Golden Investor continues to analyze the market and to stay ahead of other investors. After several stock markets saw their biggest losses in history even gold stocks tanked. In today’s monthly outlook we discuss the current catalysts and developments on stock markets.
Amid falling markets the Amsterdam-based Flow Traders soar. But as US-yields turn negative and commodities lose terrain it seems like all investing opportunities fade away. Insert Flow Traders (AEX:FLOW): This liquidity provider makes profit during mass swings on markets.
The Golden Investor continues to follow the outbreak of the novel corona virus thoroughly. Until recently the outbreak seemed centered in South-East Asia and the local spread was limited. Now it seems that the virus has found a way to nestle itself across the globe. Lakeland Industries (LAKE) is one of the biggest suppliers of protective gear in the United States and is making over-hours to catch up with global demand.
Alpha Pro Tech (APT): today announced that the company has booked over $10.4 million in orders for APT’s proprietary N-95 Particulate Respirator face masks since January 27, 2020 as a result of increased customer demand due to the outbreak of the novel Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The stock jumped 30 percent up pre-market.
Recent days gold has seen a pullback after days of declines in oil prices. The Golden Investor thinks gold stock is the right way to go. A Chinese implosion of the economy could have major effects on the world economy and could blow gold stock up.
Amid dampening corona fears and Tesla’s blowup The Golden Investor will try to provide a accurate forecast for the month February. The Golden Investor discuss all main drivers which will determine investor’s portfolios this month. While investors hype over Tesla, The Golden Investor looks at more sustainable investing options for the long term.
Agile Therapeutics (AGRX) awaits FDA-approval for its contraceptive Twirla-patch for women. The approval decision was moved three months later to the 16th of February. Approval would mean this stock could double in share price from the current levels.
The Golden Investor expects further infections will increase the chaos the virus is causing. The SARS epidemic at the beginning of this century caused an indent in Chinese BBP of 1 percent. Oil prices have been going down on the continuing worsening of the Chinese situation. Through all this tumult one asset has been behaving steadily: Gold.
The increasing measures taken by the Chinese government and the accelerating spread of the virus is also driving certain stocks up, and The Golden Investor suspects this will hold longer than ever. Alpha Pro Tech (APT) stock is going through the roof. The protective gear manufacturer will see demand for its products only rise further coming weeks.
NanoXplore (CVE:GRA) is a manufacturer and supplier of high-volume graphene powder for use in industrial markets as well as a producer of graphene-enhanced plastics and composite products. This year it is scaling up their production capacity of graphene from 25 tons/year to a stunning 4.000 tons/year. A potential bright and big future lies ahead for this company.
The Golden Investor continues its tour around Europe. In Spain Cellnex Telecom is operating aggressively last few months. While Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Ericsson (STO: ERIC) battle over the 5G roll-out, Cellnex Telecom (BME: CLNX) further strengthens their position as main infrastructure operator for wireless telecommunication in Europe.
The manufacturer specialized in the deposition of complex materials for the semiconductor industry, has known moderately volatile times. Recently the stock thrived on news of a possible first Phase I trade deal and an increase in target price by analysts. Is AIXTRON SE (ETR:AIXA) finally ready to burst their way up?
Every now and then The Golden Investor covers interesting stocks overseas. Today we end up in The Netherlands where Pharming Group NV (AEX:PHARM) is heading to grow exponentially this year and the years beyond. Their main product being Ruconest, a treatment against angioedema-attacks in patients with hereditary angioedema.
Although big cap stocks tend to attract a broader range of people it is also interesting to look at less hyped and smaller players in the field. Nanoviricides Inc. (NNVC) is a biotech company that focuses on anti-viral therapy using their specialized technology called nanoviricides.
In this update The Golden Investor makes its own predictions about the course of gold in the foreseeable future.
The PMI Manufacturing index contracted again in December, to 47.2 percent, a decrease of 0.9 percentage point from the November reading of 48.1 percent. The PMI manufacturing index contracted for the fifth straight month, at faster levels compared to November. This marks nine straight months of softening or contraction in manufacturing. Despite the Fed lowering interest rates three times last year, the future is looking less bright every month. With Trump and Iran not backing down, dark times seem to lie ahead. But not for gold.
Gene-therapy, it’s one of the most innovative and complex developments in the biotech-sector. This year bluebird bio (BLUE) will be one of the first companies to launch a commercial-stage gene therapy with their gene-therapy against beta-thalassemia called Zynteglo.
As the only profitable rare-earth metal miner outside China, Lynas Corp Ltd (ASX:LYC) almost doubled in value when the trade war between the USA and China escalated. Investors speculated on potential restrictions on rare-earth metals. Reminding us of the situation in 2010 when China cut its export quotas significantly lower resulting in a rare-earth drought which led to Lynas Corp stock soaring to a five-fold of their 100-day moving average.
Ethan Brown’s enterprise enjoyed a big boost following its IPO, starting around $25, after the first day of trading shares soared to a stunning $65.75 end. The rally didn’t quit there, a high of $239.71 per stock was reached. But uncertain times ended that rally and since then the stock has lost a big part of its initial growth.
Boosted by M&A hopes of investors on Wall-Street, Clovis Oncology (CLVS) skyrocketed in November. After the setback occurring after the bullish rally the stock gained momentum again when Jim Cramer said on CNBC’s show Mad Money that Clovis Oncology could be “a good spec”.
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