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John Hathaway

John Hathaway

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010

  • Liar's Poker

    Published 27 April 2006 | viewed 6,400 times

    How Central Bankers Fritter Away Their Time (and Ours) *A trivial game of bluff. It is played using randomly picked currency from your wallet. The…

  • A Process of Elimination: A Speculation on Gold and the Credit Cycle

    Published 02 July 2005 | viewed 6,179 times

    The Speculation Capital flows into gold under one scenario only: when the lack of investment returns elsewhere, the desire for safety, and the ascendance of…

  • Beardsley Ruml's Road to Ruin

    Published 10 November 2004 | viewed 3,834 times

    Gold and gold shares have spent the year to date in a corrective mode. The intense investment ardor of 2003 has been succeeded by disinterest…

  • Interest Rates and "The Death of Gold"

    Published 10 May 2004 | viewed 3,898 times

    According to the Financial Times, "the end of gold as an investment has come a little closer." The op-ed writer reached this conclusion in a…

  • The "Real" Value of a Dollar

    Published 22 February 2004 | viewed 3,461 times

    In a January 4 speech this year, Fed. Governor Bernanke opined that the rising gold price was caused by terrorism. Geopolitical tensions, he said, "account…

  • Year End Gold Review

    Published 13 January 2004 | viewed 3,410 times

    The past year marked the fourth in the secular bull market in gold, which commenced August 1999. The milestone passed with little fanfare as the…

  • Gold For Dummies?

    Published 10 July 2003 | viewed 4,583 times

    Introduction Gold is a mystery to most investors. This should not be surprising. Aside from occasional poorly timed and ill-informed financial media commentary, gold has…

  • The Gold Equity Share: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

    Published 16 May 2003 | viewed 3,684 times

    The World Gold Council (WGC) launch of a gold exchange traded fund (ETF) promises to revolutionize the gold market. It was filed with the SEC…

  • Beyond Iraq

    Published 22 February 2003 | viewed 2,305 times

    Iraq news has dominated the gold market since late last year, and may continue to do so for several more months. It is quite possible…

  • Business As Usual?

    Published 29 October 2002 | viewed 2,790 times

    An investment allocation to gold and gold shares makes sense only if one does not expect an imminent return to the investment world of the…

  • O Brother Homestake, Where Art Thou?

    Published 29 May 2002 | viewed 2,978 times

    "If I buy a gold stock, it's because I expect the gold price to go up. Why then would I buy shares of a company…

  • The US Dollar: Over Owned and Over Valued

    Published 29 September 2000 | viewed 3,424 times

    I invest in gold shares for a living. I manage a gold sector mutual fund. Despite this, I do not long for a return to…