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Why Silver Coin Premiums Rise Amid A Falling Silver Price

Why Silver Coin Premiums Rise Amid A Falling Silver Price

Lower precious metals prices on Wall Street aren’t necessarily bringing lower prices on Main Street. The retail market for gold and silver coins, bars, and rounds has been swamped with high demand since mid June. Both the U.S. Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint continue to run into serious issues keeping up with retail silver coin demand.

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China’s Secret Gold Hoarding Strategy

China’s Secret Gold Hoarding Strategy

China may never establish a model sound money system; nor is that its goal. China simply appreciates the universality of gold. And, as the saying goes, “gold goes where it’s most appreciated.” Whether you’re a Communist or a capitalist, whether you speak Mandarin or English, gold remains the one permanent, immutable common denominator. Gold’s value has been recognized universally for hundreds of years and will continue to be recognized universally regardless of whatever market gyrations or economic or political strife the future may bring.

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Silver Investment Demand Is Draining The Vaults Of COMEX

| August 4, 2015 | Category: Investing
Silver Investment Demand Is Draining The Vaults Of COMEX

In Silver COMEX, one or more major players “jumped the queue” and took delivery of about 6.5 million more ounces of silver out of COMEX warehouses than anticipated at the beginning of the month. This drawdown activity was masked completely by what happened to prices. Precious metals bulls are frustrated by the complete detachment between spot prices and physical demand. They’re wondering how that is even possible.

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Gold Miners And Regulators Deathly Silent after Gold Price Attack

| July 31, 2015 | Category: Investing
Gold Miners And Regulators Deathly Silent after Gold Price Attack

The mining industry is thinking that it should just die quietly and obediently! I think its value is likely to fall to zero, and its executives will have nothing to say for themselves or their companies all the way to zero. The industry is worthless, and it’s worthless not so much because of the attack on the monetary metals by central banks. It’s worthless because its own shareholders and executives are content to die quietly.

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Inflation Deniers Emboldened by Gold’s Struggles

| July 28, 2015 | Category: Economy
Inflation Deniers Emboldened by Gold’s Struggles

The inflation camp shares the conviction with deflationists that there is too much debt in the system. But they differ on the outcome. Harry Dent and those in his deflation camp figure that central banks and governments will ultimately be powerless to stop default. They think the purchasing power of the dollar will rise against everything else, including gold. We expect default to occur primarily through inflation, with debts stealthily repudiated through repayment in less valuable dollars.

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Insights from ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ Applied To Gold Investing

| July 23, 2015 | Category: Investing
Insights from ‘The Richest Man in Babylon’ Applied To Gold Investing

No currency in the world has been backed by precious metals since the U.S. government “closed the gold window” in the 1970’s. But the gold, silver, and copper used and saved thousands of years ago. As insurance against the unforeseen… As a vehicle for creating a storehouse of enduring value…. As a way to pay yourself first.

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Is Gold a Stupid Pet Rock or a Bedrock Asset?

| July 20, 2015 | Category: Investing
Is Gold a Stupid Pet Rock or a Bedrock Asset?

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a major disconnect between futures and bullion. Coin prices spiked relative to spot prices in the months following the 2008 financial crisis and a handful of times since spot prices began correcting in 2011. Time will tell if the current pergence is temporary or something more permanent.

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How To Buy Silver Coins and Rounds Which Are in Short Supply

How To Buy Silver Coins and Rounds Which Are in Short Supply

To Capitalize on Low Spot Prices AND Low Premiums, Choose Gold Coins, Bars, and Rounds or Silver Bars

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Gold and Silver Price Increasingly Detached from Reality

| July 8, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold and Silver Price Increasingly Detached from Reality

Premiums on gold and silver coins in Greece have jumped significantly, as buyers and sellers struggle to find a more realistic equilibrium price. Investors should expect the same here in the U.S. if demand holds up while spot prices languish.

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Banking Policies Are Becoming Injurious to Your Financial Well-being

| June 25, 2015 | Category: Investing
Banking Policies Are Becoming Injurious to Your Financial Well-being

Immensely powerful central bankers believe that they can safely “fly high” with their monetary policies. But like Icarus, who flew too close to the sun and plunged from the sky when his contraption fell apart, so too do our monetary authorities run the risk of similar demise – and taking the rest of us down with them.

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Texas Gives Wall Street Bankers the Gold Finger

Texas Gives Wall Street Bankers the Gold Finger

The story will bear close watching as HSBC and the New York Fed prepare for Texas to take actual delivery down the road. Texas’ gold holdings are reported to now total $1 billion in value. If those gold bars have been surreptitiously leased out, pledged, hypothecated or even sold, then we could see a major scramble when the time comes.

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7 Things to Consider When Buying Precious Metals

7 Things to Consider When Buying Precious Metals

Diversifying your wealth into precious metals is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. It’s also important to carefully consider what types of precious metals to own amidst the array of options.
What follows are seven key criteria for deciding what to buy.

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Busted Metals Traders Distract from Larger Manipulation Problem

| May 27, 2015 | Category: Trading
Busted Metals Traders Distract from Larger Manipulation Problem

There’s been a HUGE negative price bias when Western markets have been open – particularly during the hours in which the CME has been operating. Since 1975, the bias has remained consistent regardless of the price of gold or price trends. This suggests that the CFTC has allowed tremendous collusion to suppress the price of gold during the CME’s hours of operation. Conversely, precious metals prices soar in Asia when Western markets are closed.

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Why Precious Metals Should Be Part Of A Diversified Portfolio

Why Precious Metals Should Be Part Of A Diversified Portfolio

Even if you are among the minority of investors who holds a sizable allocation to physical precious metals, you can probably take steps to become a more fully diversified precious metals investor. Whether it’s acquiring tenth-ounce gold coins or one-ounce palladium bullion bars, by becoming more broadly diversified within the precious metals space, you’ll become financially more resilient.

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