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JPMorgan Chase Cracks Down on Cash. Is Your Bank Next?

JPMorgan Chase Cracks Down on Cash. Is Your Bank Next?

JPMorgan Chase very recently began test driving new rules in Cleveland as well as other markets.The bank will no longer accept cash from customers who want to use it to make mortgage payments, pay credit card balances or to cover their automobile loan. More and more people will be looking for ways to make it stop. This is where things promise to get interesting for gold and silver investors.

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Global Currencies Teeter as Bonds Offer “Return-Free Risk”

Global Currencies Teeter as Bonds Offer “Return-Free Risk”

Regardless of how the dollar fares versus the euro or other currencies in the near term, the dollar stands to resume the long-term trend identified by Warren Buffett. The dollar, over time, is destined to depreciate against real assets, including gold and silver.

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How Apple’s Gold Watch Will Keep the Bull Market Ticking

How Apple’s Gold Watch Will Keep the Bull Market Ticking

As an investor who is bullish on the precious metals, you want to see continued new uses being found for them. And that is exactly what is taking place in all four of today’s precious metals markets – gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Long before Apple made its gold watch announcement, precious metals were helping people “tell time.” They gave – and continue to give – those who possess them the ability of not only protecting their wealth, but often times their families’ lives during times of approaching financial storm and political strife. The clock is ticking.

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Currency Turmoil Make Gold And Silver Ownership a Necessity

Currency Turmoil Make Gold And Silver Ownership a Necessity

The first two months of 2015 have seen turmoil in the currency markets extend from Russia and Ukraine to the heart of Europe. “Central Banks Now Open 24/7 Fighting Currency Wars and Deflation,” blared a February 12th Bloomberg headline. Against this backdrop, precious metals have been on the rise in terms of all currencies except the Swiss franc and the U.S dollar.

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Why You Should Have a Gold and Silver Seat Belt

Why You Should Have a Gold and Silver Seat Belt

Exchanging some of your “paper promises” (currency) for the physical financial reality of gold and silver on a regular basis makes more than just good business sense. It helps make sure that come what may in your financial life, your “financial insurance policy” will be there to help you out, when, not if, the chickens from so many years of unsound government policies come home to roost. Look toward Argentina, Venezuela, Russia and others as harbingers. Even now, the U.S. inflation rate is arguably several percent higher than the “official” figure. You would do well to pay attention and plan accordingly.

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Hiding Economic Misery and Distracting the Masses with Entertainment

| January 27, 2015 | Category: Economy
Hiding Economic Misery and Distracting the Masses with Entertainment

Government employment statistics distort the true human misery of 102 million out of work – 43 million men and 59 million women over age 16 – who cannot provide for themselves or their families without assistance. Among those who have work, a recent government survey found 57% of all Americans have less than $500 in savings, with 62% living paycheck to paycheck. To keep me calm about these modern evils, I’m invited to mingle with a cheering crowd. The tricky part is convincing me my opinion actually matters, just as citizens in Roman coliseums were invited to recommend thumbs up or thumbs down. They have found for me the perfect circus.

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China’s Strategy Starting To Corner The Gold Market

China’s Strategy Starting To Corner The Gold Market

China has a 4-way global gold supply domination strategy. And it’s starting to corner the market. First, China buys physical gold in world markets, fabricates it where necessary into “good delivery” bars – in Switzerland or the Middle East – then ships the bullion, transparently through Hong Kong or Shanghai. Second, it keeps virtually all domestically mined gold “in house.” Third, China partners with or buys high grade, in-situ gold projects around the globe. Fourth, China’s efforts to purchase “off the books” gold production from what are known as informa or artisanal gold miners in Africa and South America.

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Infographic: Watch Out When Buying Morgan Dollar Silver Coins

| January 14, 2015 | Category: Investing
Infographic: Watch Out When Buying Morgan Dollar Silver Coins

As this infographic explains, shady marketers use deception and misinformation to unload Morgan Silver Dollars at prices WAY above their actual melt value or their resale value. It’s extremely important that novice precious metals investors see this information BEFORE they get taken for a ride

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Evidence of Alarming Government Manipulation In The Gold Market

Evidence of Alarming Government Manipulation In The Gold Market

We’ve seen unprecedented US government and Federal Reserve intervention in virtually all asset markets in the past decade, and all of them are pretty much out in the open…whether it be buying bonds, buying stocks, bailing out industries, and so forth. The US government even buys oil in the open market to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, something we could see happening again soon given the dramatic fall in oil prices recently and the negative impact on domestic producers. But while these other interventions are freely disclosed to the public, no one in government seems willing to admit to interventions in the gold and silver markets. Why the secrecy, and why don’t the “powers that be” want to see a free gold market?

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Forecast 2015: The Year Ahead in the Money Metals

| January 7, 2015 | Category: Investing
Forecast 2015: The Year Ahead in the Money Metals

Despite price weakness in 2014, which inspired a lot of badmouthing of precious metals in the financial media, silver coin demand hit new records. The U.S. Mint sold more than 44 million Silver Eagles, up from 42.7 million the prior year. At one point last fall, the dysfunctional government mint had to suspend orders because it couldn’t keep up with demand.

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Why You Need to Own Gold In 2015 and Beyond

| January 2, 2015 | Category: Investing
Why You Need to Own Gold In 2015 and Beyond

The essential trust in fiat currencies is beginning to fade. People look aghast at the “debt clock” in Times Square now surpassing $18 trillion. Their minds are boggled at the trillions of new dollars created by the Fed via extraordinary maneuvers such as Quantitative Easing. Today, there are real questions about the solvency of the U.S. government, and the value of the scrip issued on its behalf.

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Sound Money and the Ring of Truth

Sound Money and the Ring of Truth

Americans today have no memory of those times when gold, silver, and copper coins were tossed across a store counter, or counted out by hand, to pay for everything from penny candies to Ford Model-T automobiles. That era began ending when President Roosevelt in 1933 outlawed the use of gold coins in everyday American commerce. The separation of Americans from their Constitutional heritage to true money continued through 1964, with the end of small coinage containing 90% silver. The deception was complete by 1982 when copper quietly disappeared from the Lincoln penny.

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Precious Metals Buyers Should Be Wary of Long Delivery Delays

Precious Metals Buyers Should Be Wary of Long Delivery Delays

Money Metals Exchange has quoted shipping delays on certain products of up to 1-2 weeks in very rare situations over the past 5 years. We can think of no legitimate reason for delays of one or two months or longer when it comes to the popular and widely traded bullion coins, rounds, and bars. In our view, any company that forces its customers to wait that long is either poorly managed or dangerously undercapitalized (or both).

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