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How Does the DOW Reaching 20,000 Affect Gold Prices?

The Dow industrial average reached the 20,000 mark last week for the first time in history. It’s all very exciting. But what does that actually mean? Is it something that really matters to investors? Would that matter whether you are investing in stock or precious metals like gold? The answer to the last two questions is a resounding yes. The Milestone Points to a Healthy Economy The Dow reaching 20,000 mark means that the economy is doing better than it did following the crash in 2009 and 2010. The stock market indices are doing better now than ever. In the last handful of years, the private sector has reaped enormous […]

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Stock Market Highs Make Strong Case for Precious Metal Buys

| February 1, 2017 | Category: Economy
Stock Market Highs Make Strong Case for Precious Metal Buys

Dow 20,000 was ushered in with great fanfare. Traders on the New York Stock Exchange sported “Dow 20,000” hats. Even President Donald Trump joined the celebration. Trump told ABC News he was “very honored” that the stock market gave his presidency a symbolic vote of confidence. “Now we have to go up, up, up. We don’t want it to stay there,” he said. Everyone loves a bull market. Expecting stocks to go up forever, however, is a dangerous mindset to have as an investor. Recent history suggests that major milestones for the Dow should be viewed less as cause for celebration and more as warning signs. What 1999 Can Teach […]

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Gold after Trump: How Gold Performed in 2016 and Price Forecast for 2017

Gold after Trump: How Gold Performed in 2016 and Price Forecast for 2017

We started 2016 with a strong gold price rally. It continued to grow for almost 6 months before the price started to stabilize. As with other trends on the market, gold price quickly entered a stall once everyone started to jump on the wagon. The recent U.S. Presidential Election, as well as other factors, will continue to influence the price of gold in 2017. Before you look at the price forecast, however, let’s take a closer look at some of the most prominent factors that influenced gold prices across 2016. The U.S. Dollar and China’s Economy China is quickly becoming a dominant force on the global market. If you look […]

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Trump’s Trade Policy to Drive Price Inflation and Gold Buying

| January 30, 2017 | Category: Economy
Trump’s Trade Policy to Drive Price Inflation and Gold Buying

Donald Trump’s trade policy is likely to spark higher consumer price inflation, and that has ramifications for gold and silver prices. Regardless of where investors stand regarding the president’s plan to make Mexico “pay” for the border wall, if he is successful in getting Congress to impose a hefty tax on imports it will mean higher prices for things. A tax on goods from China could be even more inflationary. Saying that higher import taxes are inflationary may be a statement of the obvious, but it is worth making given Trump’s recent promotion of a tax on Mexican goods. He implies Mexican exporters will “pay” for the wall by absorbing […]

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PRESS RELEASE – 2017 Platinum American Eagles – soon to be released by the US Mint

For Immediate Release: 1/27/2017 Bullion Exchanges www.bullionexchanges.com Bullion Exchanges announces the new 2017 Platinum American Eagles – soon to be released by the US Mint In 2017, the US Mint will celebrate 20 years since the very first issue of the Platinum American Eagle coin.  With this vicennial anniversary, the mint decided to set an earlier release date for this year’s BU edition of this coin. The mint’s authorized buyers have been announced that it can start making preliminary orders for the latest 2017 1 oz. Platinum American Eagle Coins beginning with January, 23rd. This well known coin is already available for pre-order on Bullion Exchanges and is expected to […]

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Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need to Know

Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need to Know

Most readers of this column own (or plan to own) physical precious metals – gold and silver, perhaps even some platinum or palladium. They may also own mining stocks. But which category is “best”? It’s like asking, “What’s the most efficient exercise?” or “What’s the best fishing lure?” Truth be known, it’s really about what you wish to accomplish! Here is my considered opinion… Precious Metals Offer Insurance First – Profit Second One should strongly consider holding physical precious metals for “investment first, profit potential second.” The primary function of “metals in hand” is to help offset the possible loss of purchasing power that inflation or a changing business/regulatory climate […]

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What Pitfalls Investors Should Expect From Gold In The First Months Of 2017

Gold had an incredibly interesting year in the year 2016. In the beginning of the year, the precious metal skyrocketed as China started a domino effect of global economic hardships. The run upward in the value of the precious metal continued throughout the first half of the year. However, in July, as economic conditions around the world started improving and opportunities started heating up in the market, the value of gold fell. Now, many are saying that the downward trend will continue throughout the first few months of 2017. So, what pitfalls does gold truly face in the first few months of the year? Today, I’ll do my best to […]

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How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances

How Sound Money Principles Can Bolster Your Personal Finances

Sound money principles can serve to help grow the economy and restrain government. The political class, however, doesn’t particularly want to restrain itself. Washington, D.C. is addicted to the easy money policies that have enabled $20 trillion in national debt accumulation and tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities. Even with a new and unconventional GOP president who vows to take on waste and overregulation, the built-in momentum of “mandatory” spending means the Trump budgets won’t be balanced. The debt will keep growing – and likely at a faster pace than the economy. Thus, political demand for the Federal Reserve’s artificially low interest rates and Treasury bond purchases will continue […]

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Gold Market Insider David Smith: Turning Points Appear Suddenly, So You Must Be Prepared…

Gold Market Insider David Smith:  Turning Points Appear Suddenly, So You Must Be Prepared…

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): It is my privilege now to welcome back David Smith, senior analyst at The Morgan Report and regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com. Well David, happy new year, my friend and thanks for joining us again. How are you? David Smith (The Morgan Report): I’m doing good, Mike. Looking forward to a very exciting year. I think we’re going to have all sorts of interesting things to be watching and reacting to. Mike Gleason: Yeah, it certainly looks that way. And we’ve got lots to talk about today as usual. I’ll get right into it. As […]

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The Most Awaited Bullion Releases of 2017

The Most Awaited Bullion Releases of 2017

Whether you prefer gold as the “king monetary metal” or silver due to its greater upside potential in percentage, 2017 brings you the most notable bullion releases. This year, some mints continued their first-class excellence by issuing their world-famous coins and bars while other ones surprised their collectors with exclusive precious metal pieces. Let’s take a look at the most eagerly awaited 2017 bullion issues which you should definitely follow up. Undoubtedly, the American Eagle series from the US Mint is among the most highly anticipated coin releases of each year. Being the official US bullion coins, the Eagles embody the greatest American traditions of freedom, patriotism, and equality. These […]

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Precious Metals Rally Up to Trump Inauguration… Now What?

Precious Metals Rally Up to Trump Inauguration… Now What?

Gold and silver are off to a good start in 2017, advancing again last week into Donald Trump’s inauguration. If recent history is a guide, this year could bring some nice gains in precious metals. Bloomberg reports there have been gains in the gold market in the year following 6 of the past 7 presidents’ first inauguration. The average gain is 15%, dramatically outperforming the S&P 500 which loses, on average, about 1%. Recent gains in metals were driven largely by weakening in the Federal Reserve Note, aka the dollar. The dollar lost ground despite some hawkish remarks from Janet Yellen. Her speech was overshadowed by comments from Donald Trump, […]

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Will Trump Usher In an Era of Sound Money?

| January 24, 2017 | Articles: Insights
Will Trump Usher In an Era of Sound Money?

Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in, Americans will start getting some glimpses of what his presidency actually means. Here are some educated guesses of what to expect when it comes to the dollar and sound money issues, based on what we know before the kick-off of Trump’s administration. The Federal Reserve Donald Trump became very critical of Janet Yellen and the Fed during the final months of the campaign. He accused the Fed of supporting the Obama administration and, by extension, Hillary Clinton by inflating a bubble in the stock markets and keeping interest rates artificially low. That was before the election. Shortly after the election, Trump signaled […]

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Pension Funds Need Gold before It’s Too Late

Pension Funds Need Gold before It’s Too Late

Tens of millions of Americans and their employers pour money into pension plans each month, counting those funds to grow and to be there when needed at retirement. But a time bomb awaits. The bulk of U.S. pension funds are dangerously underfunded, and the assets are often invested in securities that have bleak prospects for providing income that keeps up with a general decline in purchasing power. A pension plan requires an employer to make contributions into a pool of funds set aside for a worker’s future benefit. In 1875, when the American Express Company established the first private pension plan in the United States, the face of retirement was […]

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Frank Holmes: Gold Rally Extremely Likely in January and February

Frank Holmes: Gold Rally Extremely Likely in January and February

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): We are fortunate today to be joined by Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors. Just recently Mr. Holmes received another award from the Mining Journal and was named America’s Best Fund Manager for 2016, one of many awards he’s received now in the mining industry for his fantastic track record. He is also the co-author of the book The Gold Watcher: Demystifying Gold Investing and is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, as well as right here on the Money Metals Podcast. Frank Happy New Year to […]

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