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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Major U.S. and international banks cheat their customers and rig markets. Revelations have been piling up since the 2008 financial crisis. Hundreds of billions have been paid in fines, penalties, and settlements. The fraud, price manipulation, lying, and theft – once considered conspiracy theories – are now incontrovertible conspiracy facts. This reality is dawning now in the precious metals industry. GATA, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, labored for years making the case for price manipulation in the markets. They, and others, made a powerful argument complete with price charts and trading patterns that simply could not be explained in free and fair markets. But their argument was universally disregarded by […]
Precious metals had a wild ride in 2016, launching higher in the first half of the year and then falling much of the way back to earth in the second half. Our outlook for 2017 hinges on some of the drivers that figured prominently in last year’s trading. There are also a couple of new wrinkles. Europe We’ll start with some fundamentals that metals investors have become well acquainted with in recent years. The troubles plaguing Europe seem to be forgotten, but they certainly aren’t gone. The question is whether or not officials in Europe will be able to keep the wheels on in 2017. Several major European banks remain […]
PRESS RELEASE – U.S. Mint announced “The 2017 American Eagle coins will be released in January 2017!”
For Immediate Release: 12/22/2016 Bullion Exchanges www.bullionexchanges.com U.S. Mint announced “The 2017 American Eagle coins will be released in January 2017!” The real American heritage 2017 American Eagles are now available for pre-order from Bullion Exchanges! This U.S. Mint series is one of the most collectible and desired in the world. They are produced in three versions: silver, gold and platinum. The weight, content and purity are all guaranteed by the United States government. The history of American Eagles dates back to 1986 when it was authorized by the Gold Bullion Act of 1985. Since then, the demand for these coins has grown steadily among collectors and investors as a valuable investment […]
For Immediate Release: 12/22/2016 Bullion Exchanges www.bullionexchanges.com Bullion Exchanges announces the new 2017 Gold and Silver Maple Leafs are now available The newest coins in the best-selling and highly praised bullion series, the Gold and Silver Maple Leafs, will be released by the Royal Canadian Mint on December 7th, 2016. These amazing coins are desired collectibles due to their iconic maple leaf design and leading bullion security enhancements. First created from gold in 1979 and silver in 1988, the Canadian Maple Leafs are one of the most highly anticipated bullion coins in the market. Buyers of all types from new buyers to industry veterans are excitedly awaiting the latest issue of these desirable coins due to their high […]
We’re currently living through uncertain times. Interest rates are at historic lows, and this isn’t particularly good news for savers. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to expand on your savings, or that opportunities aren’t present. There are still some great investments that you can make when interest rates are low. Here are just a couple. Property: Fixed Rate Mortgages In spite of low interest rates, the UK property market continues to boom. Prices have been rising steadily over the past decade, and even in the wake of Brexit, few experts are suggesting that this will end any time soon. As such, property is considered to be a relatively […]
Fed Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to hold a press conference at EST 2:30 PM on Thursday to elaborate on the economic outlook and policy statement.
The Federal Reserve will inaugurate the Trump era this week with a near-certain interest rate increase and new economic forecasts providing a first glimpse into whether the U.S. election has reshaped the central bank’s growth and inflation outlook. Fed officials have long hoped that other government policies would take the place of monetary engineering, which some believe may have lost its effectiveness in lifting economic growth. They have warned in recent weeks that any new government spending should specifically be designed to boost productivity in an economy that is already near full employment and facing a high public debt burden. As possible rate hike is already on card we see […]
PRESS RELEASE – Bullion Exchanges announces the exclusive release of the commemorative 1 oz Silver John F. Kennedy JFK Solomon Islands $1 Coin.
For Immediate Release: 12/6/2016 Bullion Exchanges www.bullionexchanges.com Bullion Exchanges announces the exclusive release of the commemorative 1 oz Silver John F. Kennedy JFK Solomon Islands $1 Coin Bullion Exchanges and the Royal Australian Mint proudly offer this superb coin honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) – the 35th President of the United States. The design of this wonderful coin pays tribute to the act of endurance, heroism and leadership shown by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy in 1943 during WWII in the Pacific, specifically the Solomon Islands. On August 2, 1943, Lt. Kennedy’s crew was patrolling in the waters of the British Solomon Islands. Suddenly a Japanese frigate […]
The UK Brexit vote and the US presidential election combined to make 2016 a year in which investors are flocking to traditional assets as safe havens. As the global stage is awash with economic uncertainty, gold has been a primary asset trusted as a safe haven, driving prices and interest up for the larger part of 2016. Since the Trump victory, gold has seen something of a downturn and last week the UK announced its second estimate on the third quarter GDP. The first figure to cover the full three month time period since the country elected to leave the EU, the UK confirmed its economy grew 0.5% in the third quarter. This amid […]