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Ned W. Schmidt

Ned W. Schmidt

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Ned W. Schmidt,CFA,CEBS is publisher of THE VALUE VIEW GOLD REPORT and author of "$1,265 GOLD", published in 2003. A weekly message, TRADING THOUGHTS, is also available to electronic subscribers.

  • Agri-Commodity Prices: A New High!

    Published 10 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The Agri-Food Price Index hit an all time record high for the week ended 7 March. This index of Agri-Food prices is rather comprehensive in…

  • Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breasts: Yuch!

    Published 18 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    One of our greatest fears is being forced, for economic reasons, to consume dry, boneless, skinless, tasteless chicken breasts. Beef is the proper food for…

  • 2014 Y-T-D: Gold 1 Fantasies 0

    Published 07 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    As we welcomed the beginning of 2014 the advice from "gurus" was rather straight forward. Gold was going to $1,060. At the same time the…

  • 2014: Gold Up 70% or U.S. Equities Down 40%?

    Published 09 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    As we to prepare for the arrival of a new year, 2014 for those not keeping track, we should take time to consider reality. One…

  • Grow It, And They Will Eat It

    Published 28 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    "Build it, and they will come" has been the motivation for many dreams. Baseball fields, restaurants, and other follies have sprouted from belief in this…

  • U.S. Shutdown: Gold Fuel

    Published 07 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The shutdown, albeit it temporary, of much of the U.S. government has drawn both fierce and mixed emotions. On one hand are those that believe…

  • Sell Gold, Buy Stocks: Really Dumb Idea

    Published 06 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    With delusions running rampant, the investment community gave into the pressures for conformity in June to embark on another one of their ongoing errors of…

  • Case of the Missing Corn

    Published 19 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    200 million bushels of corn suddenly disappear. Could the mystery of the disappearing corn be rich material for Erle Stanley Gardner? Probably not. Most of…

  • Big U.S. Corn Crop: Feeds The World for 2-Days

    Published 18 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Source: AgriMoney(2013) That North America is to have a bumper corn harvest this coming Fall seems to be well known. U.S. corn harvest in September/October…

  • The Magnificent Seven, of Grains

    Published 18 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Our Magnificent Seven of Grains are perhaps not as exciting as those in the Seven Samurai or the cinematic classic The Magnificent Seven(Yul Brynner, 1960),…

  • Follow The Money: Buys Hogs, Sell Goog

    Published 06 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Does management of Shuanghui International Holdings understand the future better than most? Or maybe, the Street and its army of overpaid analysts and gurus never…

  • Dollar Indices: Research Rubbish?

    Published 23 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Investors rely on indices to help understand how a market is moving, and perhaps even how it might move in the future. Technical analysis of…

  • Corn: Too Cold or Wet Yet

    Published 01 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Let us start by remembering the most important aspect of Agri-Commodities. They are not produced in a factory. Corn, today's example, is produced by placing…

  • Hold Stocks and Sell Gold: Really Dumb Idea

    Published 17 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Above chart demonstrates in part why Goldman Sachs recommendation to sell Gold, and presumably to continue holding equities, may be another one of the dumb…

  • Stocks? Should Have Bought Breakfast!

    Published 20 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. Thus far in 2013 breakfast has been not only that, but one of…

  • Second Place is First Loser

    Published 19 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Our headline came from the T-shirt of a young soccer player. Her opinion of coming in second in a tournament was quite clear. For her,…

  • Chicken or the Egg?

    Published 06 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    No, we do not have the answer to that age old question, and nor do we plan on writing any further about the collapse of…

  • Fantasies Should Be About Sex

    Published 25 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Fantasies are what make our days more tolerable. Buying a lottery ticket is a sure path to thoughts of how to spend the winnings. We…

  • $200 Billion of AAPL(s) Missing?

    Published 17 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Approximately $200 billion of AAPL's market value is now missing. One day it was there. The next, poof, it was gone. AAPL was the Street's…

  • We Will Accept Their Apology

    Published 07 January 2013 | viewed 0 times

    All us crazy Gold bugs are ready to accept the apology of gurus and strategists that have filled the airways and internet with the unrelenting…