The Contrary Investing Report
Investing and Trading News, with a Contrarian, Sarcastic Twist!


As we expected, silver prices have spiked… to the surprise of just about everyone else!
Two months ago, we observed that hedge fund managers were getting quite bearish on the “other” inflation haven. They thought gold was alright… but had grown bored with silver after its three-year decline.
Their mental spiral culminated a few weeks ago, when [...]

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When was the last time you had a truly enjoyable personal banking experience?
If it’s been awhile… and you find yourself passing through northern Texas… you may want to check this “blast from the past” out…
Its branches have been awarded perfect “five star” ratings by patrons on popular review site Yelp. The folks who bank there [...]

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Trading the EPA’s New Emissions Plan…to the Contrary!

June 5, 2014

Attention, energy investors! The Obama administration is barking big about carbon emissions…
It’s after state-by-state “targets” to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by an average of 17% from current levels… and 30% from 2005 levels.
And it wants it done by 2030.
The New York Times – of course – LOVED it…
Mr. Obama’s boldest step in using [...]

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How To Time Your Contrarian Trades – Free Webinar

May 27, 2014

This Thursday, we’re co-hosting a free “trading training” webinar with our colleagues at TradingWins.com.
Our goal is to teach you how to use a few simple technical indicators to time your trade entries.
“Technical analysis?” you’re probably thinking…
Well… it’s not really THAT type of “TA.”
We’re not going to be yacking about candlesticks, head-and-shoulders patterns, or Elliott waves.
Instead, [...]

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Hedge Funds: Ultimate Contrary Indicator on Gold?

September 24, 2013

Last Wednesday, Ben Bernanke surprised expert “consensus views” when he announced that QE Infinite would march on.
So much for the wisdom of crowds!
Gold went bonkers. The yellow metal rocketed up 4.6% – its biggest gain in four years.
And the real raging party occurred in the mining stocks. The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE:GDXJ) [...]

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Beware Time Magazine’s “Raging Bull” Cover?

September 19, 2013

There are few things that spook me more than a bull on a magazine cover.
Yesterday morning I almost spilled my crappy Starbucks coffee all over Hudson News when I saw this beauty at the airport newsstand…

A classic contrarian magazine cover! Which means those of us who run “against the herd” should unload all of [...]

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An Overlooked High-Growth Software Company (Really!)

August 30, 2013

Software is a great business. Once you pass the “break even” point, each additional sale drops straight to the bottom line.
Many investors realize this and bid software stock prices up to crazy heights. Today, though, we’ll put on our contrarian hat and highlight a rare overlooked gem in this sector.
The Two Keys to Software [...]

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Buying From Panic Sellers: A Forgotten, Unloved Precious Metal

July 2, 2013

This article was originally published on my new site and newsletter, Contrarian Profits.
The panic selling in precious metals is giving us a special contrarian treat. I’m talking about a former inflation hedge sweetheart that’s being unfairly dumped and is now trading very close to its cost of production.
But as savvy resource investors know, the cure [...]

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Why – and How – Marc Faber’s Buying Gold Right Now

May 31, 2013

Marc Faber likes gold at these levels – the physical variety that is – and recommends storing it anywhere but the US (much to the shock of the potted plants in suits on CNBC).
Interview highlights:

On gold’s lackluster year: Money printing does not lift all assets at the same time with the same intensity

Believes $1,322 may [...]

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NYSE Margin Debt Hits Record Levels, Surpassing 2007 Mark

May 31, 2013

Not only are investors all lathered up these days – they appear to be quite levered up, too.  Courtesy of the Jutia Group:
It’s official…
Margin debt—that’s the amount of money borrowed to purchase stocks—on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) reached its all-time high in April. Margin debt on the NYSE registered at $384.3 billion as [...]

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