Taking Stock of the Stock Market

With the major indexes down so this year, it seems a good time to talk about the stock market. I’ve mentioned previously, that I do expect there to be a major stock market decline this year. My predictions doing pretty good so far, but it’s still early in the game.

The question in raised then, where is a good place to put your money. I’ve long been a fan of Barrick, but today it’s trading in the $35 range which I consider an absolute screaming by for this stock. How much of a buy you ask? Well, let’s just say that my brother (who’s profited from my stock advice in prior years) and I are taking investing in some call options on the stock. To best explain why, let’s look at a chart of Barrick versus the price of gold.

See how the share price of Barrick gold has been sharply declining despite the continued strength in the price of gold? Continue reading Taking Stock of the Stock Market