Take a look at this chart on the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index....what do you think?
I've made my investment decisions using my system. This is the system I used to more than treble my SIPP last year.
Commodities, such as gold and silver, have been around for thousands of years - they've got form. With sky high debt and income difficult to come by, I'm sure you'll agree, it makes sense to have some in your portfolio.
I don't think it's ridiculous to have at least 1% of your investments in commodities such as gold and silver. I bet you've got none.
1) Resources This only makes sense if you've got some time and money. Although it does not need much time, it's important you understand what you're doing. I provide the research - you just need to read it (it's normally about 3 pages).
2) Research Rather than wade through the universe of 1000's of commodity stocks, I've distilled them into a list of my favourites, what I'd view as the "Best of the Best". My core portfolio is just 35 companies. I like to focus. They're a mixture of lower risk producers and higher risk explorers.
Having rationalised my universe, I analyse each stock using my B.R.I.D.G.E. system
It's delivered for me - I've made some fantastic returns. So I want to share it with you. This is how it works
Balance sheet - make sure this is right for the company Resources - what do they already have? Infrastructure - what's already in place? Diversity - you don't want all your eggs in one basket Grade - is it economic? Exploration - what's the potential to find more?
I want you to understand and be able to apply it. Build the bridge between what you have and what you want.
3) Risk Management This is the really important part. Everyone has a different appetite for risk. You need to understand and manage that risk. I find that a "fantasy football" format is a good way to explain this:
The Stadium - the physical commodities (the lowest risk) Goalkeepers - the largest commodity companies, typically with market values over $5bn Defenders - tend to be "mid-tier" producers, typically with market values of $1bn - $5bn Midfielders - either new to or close to production, typically with market values of $100m - $1bn Forwards - being out and out explorers (the highest risk), typically with market values less than $100m
Your investments must match your appetite for risk. I'll help you with that. If you're already retired then the stadium and goalkeepers are probably your thing. If you like a bit more risk, then defenders and midfielders are worth looking at. And if you really like to speculate, there's always the forwards.
I'm convinced the 3 R's will give you the best chance of getting the outcome you want. But you must use a combination of all three - Resources, Research and Risk. That's my recipe for success.
I've been a Director of one of Europe's largest private company's as well as written two newsletters - Metals & Miners for Moneyweek and Gold Speculator (with Jim Rickards) for Agora Financial. I've also been invited to speak at Moneyweek and Mines and Money Conferences - where I've presented just some of the information I want to share with you.
There have also been numerous interviews with IG Index, Pro-active Investors and Silver Doctors, where I'm regularly asked for my input.
I know the commodity market very well - live and breathe it everyday.
I have known Simon for a couple of years and have always enjoyed discussing mining opportunities with him. I find Simon to be extremely insightful and this, coupled with his honest and analytical approach to researching companies, makes his newsletters unique and potentially very valuable. Simon seems to consistently find companies that many of us are not familiar with and then analyse them in a detailed and engaging manner, making his newsletters a “must read”. Brian Beamish - Chairman Lonmin
"I first came across Simon several years ago when he convinced me of the benefits of using gold to hedge my equity portfolio against a potential future crash. Since then, as a subscriber, I’ve been very impressed with Simon’s ability to introduce me to the leveraged potential of many mining companies that I’d not previously heard of." Greg from North Yorkshire - Private Investor
To whom it may concern, Dear Friends,
I live in Germany and I am personally engaged in the professionel physical precious metals sector in Canada.
We are all together part of the "super-commodity-cycle“ .... and for this reason I am really interested in the mining share business to diversify my personal portfolio.
After years of analysing this, in comparison to the general share market, unbelievably small and therefore amazing market, I found a few weeks ago the "Brookville Capital Newsletter“, written by Simon Popple.
By paying a fair fee to get the information that Simon has prepared for his readers, you will get some very good analysis of his favourite mining shares.
Because of my experience in this sector, I highly recommend Simon's work..... Bernd Schröder - Private investor