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GEA Guest Analysts: 2009

The Week Ahead (#144: Mon 12/28/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ 100 and S&P 100 moved higher for the week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#143: Sun 12/20/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 100 moved lower for the week, while the NASDAQ 100 moved higher. > More >

The Week Ahead (#142: Sun 12/13/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ 100 moved higher for the week, while the S&P 100 moved lower. > More >

The Week Ahead (#141: Sun 12/6/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 100 and NASDAQ 100 moved higher for the week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#140: Mon 11/30/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved lower for the week while the S&P 100 and NASDAQ 100 moved higher. > More >

The Week Ahead (#139: Sun 11/22/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 100 moved higher for the week, while the NASDAQ 100 moved lower. > More >

The Week Ahead (#138: Sun 11/15/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ 100 and the S&P 100 moved higher for the week. Earnings continue to be front and center. > More >

The Week Ahead (#137: Sun 11/8/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ 100 and the S&P 100 moved higher for the week. Earnings continue to be a major factor. > More >

The Week Ahead (#136: Mon 11/2/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ 100 and the S&P 100 moved lower for the week. Earnings continue to be front and center. > More >

The Week Ahead (#135: Sun 10/25/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 100 moved lower last week. The NASDAQ 100 moved higher thanks to great earnings from Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) among others. Earnings continue to be front and center. > More >

The Week Ahead (#134: Sun 10/18/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week in spite of Friday’s selling. > More >

The Week Ahead (#133: Sun 10/11/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#132: Sun 10/4/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#131: Mon 9/28/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#130: Mon 9/21/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#129: Sun 9/13/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#128: Tue 9/8/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower last week. > More >

SCHMIDT'S GOLD THOUGHTS: Money Supply, Politics and Monetary Debasement (#127: Tue 9/1/2009)
The currency of a nation where the citizens are rejecting the policies of their government cannot be considered a viable long-term investment. With higher taxes coming in the new year and spending policies that do not encourage economic growth, little if any reason can be found to invest in the U.S. or the U.S. dollar. The model for the future, rather than being the U.S., can be found in China where wealth creating policies continue to be the preferred. > More >

The Week Ahead (#126: Mon 8/31/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

Dollar Distress Spells Golden Opportunity (#125: Mon 8/24/2009)
There was a bullish development for the Midas metal earlier this month. Europe's central banks jointly announced on August 7th a new sales agreement to govern the gold they annually sell onto the market. They announced a 20% lower quota C down to 400 tons per year C despite the price of gold sitting close to record highs. > More >

The Week Ahead (#124: Sun 8/23/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#123: Sun 8/16/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower last week. > More >

Time to load up on Platinum? (#122: Wed 8/12/2009)
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The Week Ahead (#121: Sun 8/9/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#120: Mon 8/3/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

China Brings New Luster to Silver (#119: Wed 7/29/2009)
Last week, guest analyst John Myers wrote of China’s bullish impact on future gold prices. This week he discusses what Chinese demand may do to the price of silver. > More >

The Week Ahead (#118: Sun 7/26/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

China Catches the Gold Bug (#117: Tue 7/21/2009)
Today's guest editor, John Myers of the Myers' Gold & Financial Advisory offers some timely insight on the China’s craving for gold... > More >

Actions by Federal Reserve will push gold over $1,000 an ounce (#116: Mon 7/20/2009)
Federal Reserve policies of the past year have managed to put a floor under the U.S. economy. However, those same policies have created the conditions that could, if unchecked, create the next leg down into further recession. That policy could exacerbate the negative impact of the high tax, anti growth policies of the Obama Regime. > More >

The Week Ahead (#115: Mon 7/20/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#114: Sun 7/12/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 closed lower last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#113: Mon 7/6/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 closed lower last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#112: Sun 6/28/2009)
Last week the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved lower, as did the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100. > More >

Oil's Rogue Wave: Not Yet Back To Equilibrium (#111: Wed 6/24/2009)
A rogue wave is not just a pile of water, sticking up above sea level and waiting to swallow a ship. Rather, it is a combination of a peak and a trough, each of which is roughly equidistant above and below sea level. We are finding evidence that such rogue waves hit the financial markets... > More >

SCHMIDT'S GOLD THOUGHTS: June 23, 2009 (#110: Tue 6/23/2009)
The Federal Reserve has monetized on the order of $700 billion. Now while percentages are more important than absolute numbers, that value is more than the combined GDP of Poland and Ireland. It is about 2/3 the size of the Canadian economy. The change that arrived in January was that the Federal Reserve was to create more money in a shorter period of time than has ever been done in history > More >

The Week Ahead (#109: Mon 6/22/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower last week. > More >

Trading Gold with the Gold Direction Indicator (#108: Fri 6/19/2009)
Peter Degraaf is an online stock trader with over 50 years of investing experience. This week he gives his analysis on traduing gold and how to read its next move. > More >

The Week Ahead (#107: Sun 6/14/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 100 moved higher from the close on Friday, June 5 to the close on Friday, June 12, but the NASDAQ 100 failed to close higher week over week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#106: Sun 6/7/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#105: Mon 6/1/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#104: Tue 5/26/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher last week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#103: Mon 5/18/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower last week. > More >

Has the People's Bank of China become a fullfledged gold bug? By Ned Schmidt (#102: Mon 5/11/2009)
Will the wealth destroying policies of the Obama Regime make the People’s Bank of China fullfledged Gold Bugs? Chinese officials announce their purchases of Gold, and continue to raise concerns about U.S. economic policy and the associated implications for the value of the U.S. dollar. One might think they have indeed become Gold Bugs. > More >

The Week Ahead (#101: Sun 5/10/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved higher as did the S&P 100, but the NASDAQ 100 moved lower. > More >

The Week Ahead (#100: Sun 5/3/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher. > More >

Schmidt: Mankind can not repeal the laws of physics, the Federal Reserve can not repeal the Laws of Money. (#099: Tue 4/28/2009)
How will history judge this violation of the “Laws of Money?” What will be the ramifications of the U.S. Federal Reserve totally abandoning its independent role, becoming nothing more than the source of financing for the populism of the Obama Regime? Ultimately, this massive debt monetization will have an impact on the value of the U.S. dollar. To argue otherwise is to repudiate all of monetary history. The inevitability of the depreciation of the U.S. dollar that will follow is not in dispute by any reasonable or objective observers. Ideologues now in power in the Obama Regime may argue otherwise. However, ideology does not trump reality. In the halls of U.S. monetary policy, those making policy understand the consequences of their political surrender. They may deny it in their speeches and comments, but that does not change what will happen as a consequence of this debt monetization. When those policy makers are quizzed on the coming dollar depreciation some talk of taking action before that happens. They claim to be willing to “take the punch bowl away” in the nick of time. Regrettably, that will not happen. The U.S. economy is now addicted to free money from the Federal Reserve. Any attempt to halt the debt monetization will send the U.S. economy again plummeting into the depths of the Obama Recession. And with the need of the Obama Regime to sell $2.4 trillion of debt in the next year, any talk of “taking the punch bowl away” is sheer folly, to use a polite word. > More >

The Week Ahead (#098: Tue 4/28/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 100 moved lower for the first time in seven weeks, while the NASDAQ 100 advanced again this week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#097: Tue 4/28/2009)
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The Week Ahead (#096: Sun 4/19/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher for the sixth week in a row. This is the seventh positive week for these indices in 2009. > More >

The Week Ahead (#095: Sun 4/12/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher for the fifth week in a row. This is the sixth positive week for these indexes in 2009. > More >

The Week Ahead (#094: Sun 4/5/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher for the fourth week in a row. This is the fifth positive week for these indices in 2009. > More >

The Week Ahead (#093: Sun 3/29/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher for the third week in a row. This is the fourth positive week for these indices in 2009. The week was strong despite some selling on Friday. > More >

The Week Ahead (#092: Sun 3/22/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher for the week. This is the third positive week for these indexes in 2009. However, it should be noted these indexes gave up much of their gains for the week on Thursday and Friday. > More >

SCHMIDT'S GOLD THOUGHTS (17 MARCH 2009) (#091: Tue 3/17/2009)
Notice that those two lines in recent times are moving together. In the latest data, 90% of the dollars going to foreign countries to pay for the U.S. trade deficit was being reinvested in U.S. government debt. While mathematically that ratio can rise to more than 100%, practicality means it can not. A ratio of more than 100% would mean governments are investing more dollars than they are receiving in U.S. debt. In short, they would have to take dollars away from their citizens in order to help finance the U.S. government. That probably is not going to happen. > More >

The Week Ahead (#090: Sun 3/15/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 all moved higher for the week. This is only the second positive week for these indexes in 2009. > More >

The Week Ahead (#089: Mon 3/9/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower for the week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#088: Sun 3/1/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower for the week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#087: Sun 2/22/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower for the week. > More >

The Fire Being Ignited in the Gold Market! (#086: Tue 2/17/2009)
Peter Degraaf is an on-line stock trader with over 50 years of investing experience. He issues a weekend report that shouldn’t be missed. In this special guest article Peter examines the potential economic risks of the $780+ billion Stimulus Bill and its potnetial impavt on gold. > More >

The Week Ahead (#085: Mon 2/16/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower for the week. > More >

The Week Ahead (#084: Sun 2/8/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved higher for the week. This was the first positive week in 2009. > More >

SCHMIDT’S GOLD THOUGHTS: 3 FEBRUARY 2009 (#083: Wed 2/4/2009)
In 1930 the U.S. Congress passed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act. That legislation was the first round in a series of government actions around the world that were a near death blow to global trade. That ensuing “trade ware” put the “Great” in the Great Depression. Now, the same myopic views risks igniting the second depression, the Obama Depression. With legislation like this being put forward in the U.S., being labeled a Gold Bug will become a sign of intellect. The “Buy America” provision in this legislation is clearly intended to reward certain sectors of the electorate for their support in the past election. It does nothing to stimulate economic growth. It is really just a “Buy the Vote” action. And note, Canadians will be especially punished by this act for failing to volunteer to renegotiate NAFTA with Obama during the election. > More >

The Week Ahead (#082: Sun 2/1/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower for the fourth week in a row. > More >

The Week Ahead (#081: Sun 1/25/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 moved lower for the third week in a row. > More >

McClellan's Daily Market Report is a Must Read (#080: Thu 1/22/2009)
As a special treat I'm sending you a last nights daily edition of the McClellan Market Report. While some may question technical analysis I have over the years become a true believer. They often either confirm the fundamentals or foreshadow a change in the fundamentals. Tom McClellan is one of the true masters of technical analysis. His Bi Monthly Edition is part of the subscription package of www.SuperStockInvestor.com but his daily edition (which I read every day without fail) is only available through his office. I recommend subscribing to any active trader or stock investor. His latest Daily issue I'm sending you is a must read for stocks,bonds and gold > More >

DOES MANIPULATION RENDER TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OBSOLETE? (#079: Thu 1/22/2009)
It is when the money supply is increasing, that people, especially those who have studied monetary history, begin to get anxious about the future purchasing power of that money, and initially some of them and eventually more and more investors begin to buy gold as protection against the price inflation that inevitably follows monetary inflation. It comes as no surprise that central banks take an interest in suppressing the gold price, in order to be able to add money to the money supply without having the barometer that mirrors their actions (the price of gold), warn the public of their mischief. > More >

SCHMIDT’S GOLD THOUGHTS (21 JANUARY 2009): (#078: Wed 1/21/2009)
Easy money was a goodly part of the last two economic meltdowns. Easy money gave us the internet bubble and burst. Easy money gave us the housing market bubble and burst. If easy money is the solution to economic ills, why are two successive economic bubbles and burst associated with easy money? Does easy money have unintended consequences that are being ignored, again? > More >

The Week Ahead (#077: Mon 1/19/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100 all moved lower for the second week in a row. > More >

The Week Ahead (#076: Sun 1/11/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved lower for the week as did the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100. > More >

The Week Ahead (#075: Sun 1/4/2009)
The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved higher for the week as did the S&P 100 and the NASDAQ 100. > More >

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