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David Chapman

David Chapman

Union Securities

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


David Chapman is a director of Bullion Management Services the manager of the Millennium BullionFund.

  • The Financial Panic of 2008

    Published 05 October 2008 | viewed 8,169 times

    Investors can be forgiven if they have only now realized that what they have been going through in the markets of late is of historic…

  • The Nightmare On Wall Street Continues

    Published 28 September 2008 | viewed 4,175 times

    Fear treads unchartered turf - Toronto Star, Business section, September 27, 2008 Last week we were looking for the Maalox. We are now out of…

  • Nightmare On Wall Street

    Published 21 September 2008 | viewed 3,777 times

    The events of the past couple of weeks or so are piling up so quickly, our head is spinning. The daily gyrations of the market…

  • Gold Will Recover

    Published 12 September 2008 | viewed 4,600 times

    The financial panic and collapse of the first decade of the century continues. We have never seen anything like this and most of us will…

  • Oil in a Bubble?

    Published 06 June 2008 | viewed 2,528 times

    We keep hearing that oil is in a bubble. Google "oil in a bubble" and watch scores of articles pop up. There are recent articles…

  • Gold Bubble! What Bubble?

    Published 25 April 2008 | viewed 2,996 times

    We keep hearing that gold has been in a bubble and the bubble may have burst. A quick Google punch with "gold" and "bubble" revealed…

  • Dow In A Bull Market? Are Bank Stocks A Buy? We Dont Think So!

    Published 11 April 2008 | viewed 2,543 times

    We are reviving the Technical Scoop series. This will replace the WeekEnd Commentary. It will free up a bit of extra time on weekends, which…

  • A Gathering Perfect Storm?

    Published 23 February 2007 | viewed 5,830 times

    It has been a while since the last Technical Scoop. But we suppose that is what happens when watching one of the most meandering markets…

  • Forecast 2007

    Published 22 December 2006 | viewed 9,770 times

    Offering an annual forecast has to be one of the biggest mug's games on both Wall Street and Bay Street. That doesn't prevent many from…

  • Election Over! Market Euphoria Continues

    Published 19 November 2006 | viewed 2,979 times

    We can only guess that Wall Street must be pleased that the Democrats won on November 7 and took over both the House and the…

  • To Peak Oil or Not To Peak Oil

    Published 26 September 2006 | viewed 4,648 times

    We have been struck by the number of bearish reports and comments emanating from analysts, fund managers and assorted pundits with regard to oil, gas…

  • Vulnerabilities

    Published 30 August 2006 | viewed 4,237 times

    We are now entering the hurricane season. Oh, we don't mean that hurricane season, which has been largely a bust so far. By this time…

  • War and Terror and the Whole Damn Thing!

    Published 15 August 2006 | viewed 2,457 times

    They say the first casualty of war is truth. If that is the case then since the so-called War on Terror got underway following the…

  • Looking Down the Road

    Published 25 June 2006 | viewed 6,278 times

    Looking down the road is always a good idea if you want to know where you are going and avoid any problems. And you can…

  • A Slow Unravelling - Or Will It Turn into a Crash?

    Published 09 June 2006 | viewed 7,554 times

    Investors may be in for a surprise when they open their May investment statements. For the first time in a while the markets had a…

  • Is the Bear Back?

    Published 19 May 2006 | viewed 4,752 times

    The sharp drop seen in the market over the past week or so doesn't seem to have phased investors much. Since the drop has gotten…

  • The Looming War Against Iran

    Published 06 May 2006 | viewed 6,769 times

    You have to wonder whether US President George Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are both long gold and oil in their brokerage accounts. We…

  • GM, Carry Trades and Derivatives

    Published 09 April 2006 | viewed 5,702 times

    As goes General Motors, so goes the Nation. This was a popular saying back when I was lot younger. Not so today. Some 30 years…

  • Double Jeopardy Revisited

    Published 26 March 2006 | viewed 5,340 times

    We continue to hold the view that the two biggest risks going forward for global markets are rising global interest rates and an ongoing deterioration…

  • Rising Interest Rates, Rising Geopolitical Concerns - Double Jeopardy?

    Published 04 March 2006 | viewed 5,872 times

    Could rising global interest rates and rising geopolitical concerns that could translate into an escalation in the so called War on Terror be the double…