Hudson Taylor

9
Dec

Why Silver is the Best Play for Retail Investors Right Now

I ain’t selling my silver. Back in 2011, I bought 160 oz of silver American Eagles. I paid about $40 per coin. Since silver’s going for about $24 an ounce right now, that makes it look like I made a big mistake. But I don’t think so. And I suspect that anyone who buys silver at today’s prices will be very happy in the months and years ahead. The reason? No matter what asset class you compare it to, the “poor man’s gold” offers a better value than almost anything else. And I mean anything.

I say this is because silver’s one of the few assets that is still wallowing below its 1980 highs.

6
Dec

Why I’m Investing in Real Foods Over “Fake Meat”

Bill Gates wants to take away your meat. In fact, he thinks there should be laws restricting the amount of meat you have access to. Self-serving? You bet.
See, Gates is a co-founder, along with Jeff Bezos and Google, in a private plant-based meat substitute producer called Impossible Foods. He’s also personally invested in, or invested in via Breakthrough Energy Ventures, other producers of fake meat. These companies include Beyond Meat (Nasdaq: BYND) and privately held Memphis Meat. In my mind, Memphis Meat is an especially hideous fake meat producer. I say that because it’s currently producing synthetic meat in a lab through mass culturing of animal stem cells. These cultures are often “brewed” in a solution containing bovine serum, hormones, growth factors and other food additives. Sounds yummy, right?

22
Nov

How NOT to Play the Buy-Now-Pay-Later Trend

It’s no secret that copper has become a big winner over the last couple years. While other lofty sectors like tech have seen stock values soar since their COVID lows, copper and most other commodities have enjoyed a slower climb, with rising demand now being exacerbated by supply chain woes. But for copper, the future looks particularly bright. 

15
Nov

The Diary Newsletter 11/13

Welcome to The Diary, the newsletter for essential small-cap investing intelligence, presented twice a month by Dear Retail. We hope you enjoyed our last issue – if you missed it, you can find it here.

12
Nov

Evaluating Exploration-Stage Miners: a Cautionary Tale for Retail Investors

The tale of Noront Resources Inc. (Noront) (TSXV: NOT) is an important lesson for investing in mining. Currently, Noront is the midst of a hostile takeover bid. In May, Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd. (Wyloo) (ASX: WYL), an insider to Noront, offered to purchase all the shares from shareholders at C$0.325 a share. A couple of months later, mining behemoth BHP Billton (NYSE: BHP) offered C$0.55 a share. Wyloo countered with a C$0.70 offer, and BHP subsequently upped the bid to C$0.75 and this is where the battle stands. Most recently, however, it appears that Wyloo and BHP are in negotiations to settle the bidding war.

12
Nov

The Hidden Indicator Warning that we’re in a Housing Bubble

Like the legendary Yogi Berra once said, it’s déjà vu all over again. Flash back to 2005. I was leaving the house of a friend I was staying with in the tony town of Healdsburg, California. As I walked out the door, two young women dressed to the nines approached me.
“That’s a nice house,” one said. Before I had a chance to say it wasn’t mine, the other chimed in with, “If you’re ever looking to sell, let us know – we have a lot of buyers waiting for homes like this.”

3
Nov

A Trading Lesson From George Costanza

It’s no secret that copper has become a big winner over the last couple years. While other lofty sectors like tech have seen stock values soar since their COVID lows, copper and most other commodities have enjoyed a slower climb, with rising demand now being exacerbated by supply chain woes. But for copper, the future looks particularly bright. 

3
Nov

America’s Workforce Turned Its Back on Working

It’s no secret that copper has become a big winner over the last couple years. While other lofty sectors like tech have seen stock values soar since their COVID lows, copper and most other commodities have enjoyed a slower climb, with rising demand now being exacerbated by supply chain woes. But for copper, the future looks particularly bright. 

2
Nov

How I made $5K on a crooked roulette wheel

It’s no secret that copper has become a big winner over the last couple years. While other lofty sectors like tech have seen stock values soar since their COVID lows, copper and most other commodities have enjoyed a slower climb, with rising demand now being exacerbated by supply chain woes. But for copper, the future looks particularly bright. 

28
Oct

Why You Need to Understand What a Safe Mining Jurisdiction Looks Like

It’s no secret that copper has become a big winner over the last couple years. While other lofty sectors like tech have seen stock values soar since their COVID lows, copper and most other commodities have enjoyed a slower climb, with rising demand now being exacerbated by supply chain woes. But for copper, the future looks particularly bright.