September and October are historically tough months for equities and 2021 is proving no different. For instance, September meant the worst performance for the S&P 500 since the height of the pandemic. Over the past month, the Nasdaq 100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are down about 3%, 0.30% and 1.1%, respectively. But…

Long-term investors have always looked to precious metals stocks as safe-haven investments. These typically see their importance surge in times of volatility and declines in equity markets. Global political worries, like concerns about the current situation in Afghanistan, can also raise prices of precious metals. Many investors believe the outlook for gold these days is…

If bullishness begets more bullishness, then you would assume that the current market setup is perfect for further gains. With the benchmark S&P 500 near all-time highs, along with the novel coronavirus pandemic fading steadily into the rearview mirror, confidence appears to be back. I hope so. But just in case, you might want to…