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2017: Gold and Silver’s Year of “Public Recognition”

2017: Gold and Silver’s Year of “Public Recognition”

In all probability, December 2015 marked the bottom of the cyclical gold and silver bear market – a bear cycle that had been in play since silver topped in May 2011 and gold in September of the same year. During the fourth quarter 2015, share price declines of the precious metals mining companies tapered off once the last of the weak hands gave up and sold their positions to stronger, forward-looking investors. If you go to a free chart service like stockcharts.com, you can choose any number of mining stocks and look at their January 19 daily price action. On this date – for most of the top and second-tier […]

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The Federal Reserve Note “Dollar” Is Indeed Dying, but Not Next Week

The Federal Reserve Note “Dollar” Is Indeed Dying, but Not Next Week

Some say the U.S. dollar may die 5 days hence. The Chinese renminbi will kill it. Much is being made of plans by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to add the renminbi to its basket of strategic reserve currencies called Special Drawing Rights (SDR). The IMF will make the change on October 1. While the implications for the Federal Reserve Note, currently the U.S. dollar, as the world’s primary reserve currency may be profound over time and the importance of this event should not be overlooked, the impact is unlikely to happen overnight. The composition of the SDR may change on October 1, but few people understand what the SDR […]

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Where to Find the World’s Greatest Treasures

| September 22, 2016 | Articles: General
Where to Find the World’s Greatest Treasures

A treasure map of where to find the world’s biggest gold and silver treasures … NEWS SEEMS to break each week of some lucky person unearthing a small fortune in gold or silver, whether buried a long time ago or hidden more recently. These days there really is no need to risk someone else stumbling onto your precious metals treasure. For a small fee BullionVault will bury your gold or silver safely inside one of the world’s most secure storage facilities, fully insured and ready for you to sell at any time of day or night. There are also plenty of other treasures still out there that haven’t been found, […]

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War on Cash Turns to $20, $50, and $100 Bills

War on Cash Turns to $20, $50, and $100 Bills

Harvard professor and economist Ken Rogoff is once again leading the chorus of high-level academics and officials who declare cash is only for criminals. He made his case in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial called the “Sinister Side of Cash.” The solution, he declares, is to simply get rid of anything but the smallest bank notes. In his vision, drug dealers, human traffickers, and tax cheats are everywhere, but they are reliant on cash. Our benevolent central planners can largely incapacitate them by ridding society of anything larger than a $10 bill. Kingpins won’t know what to do when a single-engine Cessna full of cocaine requires a Boeing 747 full […]

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Unprecedented Global Bond Bubble Threatens Holders of Cash

Unprecedented Global Bond Bubble Threatens Holders of Cash

As big as previous real estate and stock market bubbles have been, the current global bubble in government debt dwarfs them all. Not only is it far bigger in size and scope (some $60 trillion in sovereign bonds now trade globally); it is also unprecedented in character. The world has rarely seen a bond bull market that is not only 36 years old, but also shows few signs of ending. And never before in recorded history have interest rates gotten so low across the board. How much lower can interest rates go? Conventional wisdom once held that rates could only get as low as 0%. WRONG! In the current crazed […]

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There Is Only One Right Way to Do a Precious Metals IRA

| September 13, 2016 | Category: Investing
There Is Only One Right Way to Do a Precious Metals IRA

A small handful of outfits in our industry recently sprang up and started heavily promoting a so-called “self-storage” or “LLC” IRA. The pitch is for you to establish an LLC company to store the metals on behalf of your IRA in your home (or nearby). At first glance, it sounds like an attractive option. Investors buy metals to increase privacy and control. Some do not want to rely on third-party vaults and would prefer having personal access to their metals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We totally agree with this sentiment when it comes to precious metals that you personally and directly own. But anyone considering this […]

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Craig Hemke: Central Banks Able to Get “Trading Machines” to Pump Up Markets, for Now…

Craig Hemke: Central Banks Able to Get “Trading Machines” to Pump Up Markets, for Now…

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report. Craig runs one of the most highly respected and well known blogs in the industry and has been covering the precious metals for close to a decade now and puts out some of the best analysis on banking schemes, the flaws of Keynesian economics and evidence of manipulation in the gold and silver markets. Craig it’s great to have you back and thanks again for joining us today. Welcome. Craig Hemke: Hey Mike, it’s always a pleasure. Thanks for the invite. Mike Gleason: Well we’ve got […]

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Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fiat

Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fiat

Do young Americans today know anything about economics? No, they don’t, according to a study during the 2016 presidential primary season, which says lots of other Americans don’t either. The survey found 58% of millennials favor government-run socialism (statistically 6 out of 10), while a nearly identical number (64%) don’t want government interference in free markets. The incompatible findings make no sense, unless… Americans aged 18-24 simply don’t understand the real meanings of either concept. Sadly, the study says that’s true of one-third of all Americans. Not a clue. The evidence is the large following behind avowed socialist Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign. This lack of understanding is concerning, […]

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The Sidelines Could Be More Dangerous for Investors Than Getting on the Field

The Sidelines Could Be More Dangerous for Investors Than Getting on the Field

bullion investors have stopped investing in precious metals despite premiums being at the low end of the range. The article goes on to explain why this is happening and how dangerous it is for people to be running to cash at a time like this.

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David Morgan Urges Investors to Obtain REAL Money outside the Banking System Immediately

David Morgan Urges Investors to Obtain REAL Money outside the Banking System Immediately

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): It is my privilege now to be joined by our good friend David Morgan of The Morgan Report. David, I hope you’ve been having a good summer and welcome back. It’s always a pleasure to talk to you. David Morgan (The Morgan Report): Thank you very much, and yes, I have been having a wonderful summer. Thank you. Mike Gleason: Well, as we begin here, David, please give us your thoughts on the recent pullback in the metals. We’ve maybe been overdue for a correction for a while now. I know in following your work, you’ve been calling […]

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China’s Monetary Ascension Is Paved with Gold

China’s Monetary Ascension Is Paved with Gold

The Chinese yuan is about to be a fierce competitor to the U.S. dollar when it becomes a top tier currency in October. Stefan points out that China has been able to achieve this status by stockpiling gold in the People’s Bank of China.

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Awareness of Fed Credibility Problems Going Mainstream

| August 31, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Awareness of Fed Credibility Problems Going Mainstream

The nation’s pre-eminent central planners just held their annual gathering at an exclusive resort just outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming and discussed how to interfere even more deeply in markets. In a speech entitled “The Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present and Future,” Fed chair Janet Yellen outlined why zero interest rate policy (ZIRP), purchases of toxic mortgage securities, and monetization of Treasury debt just aren’t adequate. Officials must add negative interest rates (NIRP) and purchases of even more sketchy assets to their “toolkit.” Yellen has spent more than a year floating the idea of negative rates, so it is no surprise she is hustling the ludicrous policy once again. […]

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Michael Pento: Stagflation to Force People into Gold

Michael Pento: Stagflation to Force People into Gold

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange: It is my privilege now to be joined by Michael Pento, president and founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies and author of the book The Coming Bond Market Collapse: How to Survive the Demise of the US Debt Market. Michael is a money manager who ascribes to the Austrian school of economics and has been a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News, among others. Michael, it’s good to talk to you again. Thanks very much for joining us today and welcome back. Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies: Thanks for having me back on. Mike Gleason: Well […]

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Bitcoin Is Just a Bit Player

Bitcoin Is Just a Bit Player

Over the last few years, so-called “crypto-currencies” – digital equivalents of a monetary exchange unit, have been all the rage. The most well-known in the category, Bitcoin, has had quite a run. Starting out as a “virtual penny stock” it rose in 2014 to the elevated height of $1,150, before crashing back to earth. This “electronic currency” is created and stored in a computerized “wallet.” Purchases and sales are made via a “blockchain” which keeps a memory of every transaction conducted. Private keys (supposedly) provide assurance that a Bitcoin holder’s account is safe. In less than three years, two seminal events have served to give bitcoin users financial heartburn. They […]

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