James Kerin

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  • 2007 to 2013: A Look at the Markets

    By James Kerin - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, PALL, SH, GLD, SDS | Editor's Choice

    At the height of the real estate bubble in October 2007, the DJIA traded at 14,164.43. Financial institutions had heavy exposure to the collateralized debt obligation (CDO) market in the form of mortgage-backed securities, while banks were frantically writing and packaging sub-prime mortgages. In the meantime, the credit default swap (CDS) market was virtually unregulated; insurance companies were selling them with abandon. On the surface, the US economic more »

  • The Time for Gold Is Now

    By James Kerin - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, PALL, NEM, UGL, GLD

    Gold, while certainly a hallmark of John Q. Public’s portfolio, has long been characterized as a serious investment only for the doomsayers and misers among us. Considering that an investment in gold does not produce income in the same way that equity and debt does, this is entirely rational. However, it is time for gold to play more of a role in the private investor’s portfolio than simply more »