Frank Barbera Bio & Archive
Financial Sense Market Commentator
Frank Barbera, CMT is currently the editor of the Gold Stock Technician (GST) Newsletter which originally entered publication in 1993. As editor ofthe GST Letter, Mr. Barbera employs technical indicators to bring market timing to bear on the highly volatile gold stocks. Included in last year's widely popular book, Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today's Top Traders, the tools employed by The Gold Stock Technician have been tested going back many years.
In addition to writing the Gold Stock Technician Newsletter, Mr. Barbera has also managed private equity capital for a number of years, most notably for the Los Angeles-based Caruso Fund where we earned in excess of 25% to 30% returns during the last bear market.
In his role as a hedge fund manager, Frank sought to regularly trade precious metals, energy, currencies along with the broad stock market indices. Frank began his career in the early 1980s working with Financial News Network in Los Angeles and later, as the "on air" analyst for KWHY TV. Frank's technical work on Gold and Gold Stocks is considered among the best in the industry and he has spoken at a number of investment conferences and been quoted widely in the Financial Press. Readers interested in subscribing to The Gold Stock Technician can contact Mr. Barbera via e-mail.
10/27/2009 Lowering Beta
10/20/2009 Seventh Inning Stretch
10/13/2009 Early Stage Top Out Parade
10/06/2009 Rolling Defensive and What's NOT in Vogue
09/29/2009 Market Messages from the Outer Fringe
09/22/2009 The Return of Trouble: Did it ever leave?
09/15/2009 Market Potpourri
09/08/2009 Dollar Breakdown: Are you diversified?
09/01/2009 Stocks - Recording Another Low...(?)
08/25/2009 The Wall Street-Main Street Paradox
08/18/2009 Market Snap Shot
08/04/2009 Natural Gas - Down and Out and Unloved
07/28/2009 A Market of Stocks
07/21/2009 Opportunism Knocking (?) on the Demise of OBAMACARE
07/14/2009 Organized Inflation: A Methodical Dollar Decline
07/07/2009 Tangible Proof
06/30/2009 Wilting Green Shoots
06/16/2009 Problematic Outcomes
06/09/2009 Happy Days Are Here Again
06/02/2009 Trader's Toolkit
05/26/2009 Another Turning Point at hand?
05/19/2009 "Green Shoots?": Touring the Periphery
05/12/2009 Stock Market Update - May 2009
04/28/2009 On Guard for Phase II fo the Storm
04/21/2009 The Invisible Crash for Real Estate
04/14/2009 The Eye of the Storm
04/07/2009 Tactical Analysis Part II: The Strong Bear Market Rally Outcome
03/31/2009 Tactical Analysis Part I: Establishing the FLLOC
03/17/2009 Wonderland: Touring the Upside-Down Room
03/10/2009 The Leaky Bathtub Economy Meets the Clutching at Straws Committee
03/03/2009 Paddles! * Clear! * Flat Line...?
02/24/2009 Global Downside Breakout
02/17/2009 No Doubt: The Worse is Yet to Come. Can Protectionism be avoided?
02/10/2009 Retailers: Holding the Key Vote?
02/03/2009 Signposts of Recession and the Downfall of "Free Trade"
01/27/2009 Tepid Markets and More Bad News
01/20/2009 The Obama Administration: Confronting an Unprecedented Tsunami
01/13/2009 Treading Water and Seeking Muddle-Through Outcomes
01/06/2009 Looking Ahead: Will Platinum Bottom in 2009?
12/30/2008 Assorted Tidbits
12/23/2008 Oil Services in the Trash Bin?
12/16/2008 Uncle Ben's B-52's and Outlook 2009
12/09/2008 Big Extremes in Bonds and Yen
12/02/2008 Tracking the "OFFICIAL" Recession: Will we see a Double Dip?
11/25/2008 Small Signs of Change
11/18/2008 Upside Reversal as TBTF Oversold Extremes Abound
11/11/2008 Seeking Neutral Ground
11/04/2008 A Welcome (if only temporary) Return to Stability
10/28/2008 Pizza, Bonds, Burgers and Yen
10/21/2008 Getting Ready for "The Turn" in the Dollar
10/14/2008 The Top 10 Hints of Global Reflation
10/07/2008 Key Signals and the CDS Cascade
09/30/2008 Financial Upheaval & the Ring of Fire
09/23/2008 Pondering the Last Wrench in the Tool Kit: Will RTC(B) contain CDS(R)? We wonder
09/16/2008 What Next for AIG and the Markets?
09/02/2008 Scoping Out the Climate for the Next BIG Stock Market Top
08/26/2008 US Greenback - The Path to Monetization
08/19/2008 GSE Woes and More Fed Easing Ahead
08/12/2008 Commodity Correction - Coming Into an Important Bottom?
08/05/2008 A Word Here, A Word There
07/29/2008 Assessing the Calm
07/22/2008 Action-Reaction & Parameters of Interest
07/15/2008 Numerous Difficulties & Monetary Insurance
07/08/2008 GSE's Falling Into the Abyss
07/01/2008 Danger: Open Trench
06/24/2008 Trouble Ahead for the Four Horsemen and Europe's Not So Sunny Side
06/17/2008 Disco Balls, Donna Summer, Pipeline Pressures & the Great Housing Collapse
06/10/2008 Asian Markets Rumble: The Plunge Toward Global Recession
06/03/2008 Return of the Credit Crisis - Did It Ever Leave? Time to brace for more bad news
05/27/2008 Stagflationary Recession Deepening: Retailers Lining Up in the Crosshairs
05/20/2008 Battlestations! S&P in Topping Mode
05/06/2008 Mad Cow & Economics Mumbo-Jumbo Media Babble
04/29/2008 Eternal Constants and the Eye of the Storm
04/22/2008 'Oreo Cookies' & the Stock Market
04/15/2008 Revisiting Some Radioactive Ideas: What's next for U308? - Part II
04/08/2008 Revisiting Some Radioactive Ideas: What's next for U308?
04/01/2008 Technical Update: Healthcare Sector
03/25/2008 The Economy and Crude Oil
03/18/2008 Central Bankers At Work, And the "Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive" Syndrome
03/11/2008 Iceberg Ahead...SOS!
03/04/2008 US Exporting Deflation
02/26/2008 The Expanding Menu of Horrors
02/19/2008 Decoupling Discredited and Deflation
02/12/2008 What Buffett Bounce?
02/05/2008 Rotation, Rotation, Rotation
01/29/2008 All Eyes on the Fed
01/22/2008 Bullish Action in the Bellwethers
01/15/2008 Bear Market In Force -- C-YA!
12/18/2007 Monetary Policy -- Gravely Compromised
12/11/2007 The End of Denial
12/04/2007 Marathon Man: Is it Safe?
11/27/2007 Financial Upheaval: Building Downside Momentum
11/20/2007 Making Stagflation Your Friend
11/13/2007 Who's Zoomin' Who?
11/06/2007 Banking Crisis -- What Banking Crisis?
10/30/2007 Halloween Scariness in the Financial Sector
10/25/2007 Stock Market - Update
10/16/2007 Energy Update - Part Two: Winter on the Horizon
10/09/2007 Energy Update - Part One
10/02/2007 Mirror, Mirror
09/25/2007 De-Industrialization and the 'Nordstrom's -- Wal-Mart' Economy
09/18/2007 Fed's Reckless Bubble Blowing - Part II: Ben Bernanke and the Missing...
09/11/2007 The View From 30,000 Feet
09/04/2007 The Lull and the Great Inflation-Deflation Debate
08/28/2007 China, Commodities, & U308
08/21/2007 Quiet Meltdowns and the Money Panic
08/14/2007 Revulsion and Discredit
08/07/2007 Chasing Rainbows and the Greatest Hits of 1930!
07/24/2007 Bearish Divergences Abound
07/10/2007 Finding Good Value in Energy -- Natural Gas
07/03/2007 The Top Out Parade
06/26/2007 Signs of a Gathering Storm
06/19/2007 The Top Ten Signals That Global Stock Markets Have Topped
06/11/2007 Technical Update - Key Markets
06/05/2007 Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up!
05/29/2007 Tempting Fate: The Return of the Bear -- Part II
05/22/2007 Tales of a Rolling Boulder
05/15/2007 A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That...
05/08/2007 AWASH in Liquidity
05/01/2007 Sell in May and Go Away?
04/24/2007 Several Gauges for Recession
04/17/2007 "The Orangey Sky"
03/27/2007 Market Trend: "Giant Sideways"
03/20/2007 Let the Sunshine In...
03/13/2007 Torpedoed by Sub-Prime -- Again
03/06/2007 Markets Hit Bottom: But Will It Last?
02/27/2007 Tracking the Perfect Storm
02/20/2007 Changes on the Margin
02/13/2007 Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
02/06/2007 The Home Builders
01/30/2007 The Great Credit Bubble: What Could Go Wrong?
01/23/2007 Getting Bullish on Oil and Oil Stocks
01/16/2007 Don't Worry -- Be Happy!
01/09/2007 2007: The Return of the Bear
10/05/2006 A Major Low in Resource Stocks
08/15/2006 Forward-Looking Outlook
08/08/2006 The Fed May Not Be Done
08/01/2006 Bear Gaining Traction
07/25/2006 Bears and Bulls
04/20/2006 End of Cycle: Collision Course
10/13/2005 What's Ahead for the Energy Bull?
05/03/2005 Energy: Is the Wall of Worry Crumbling