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Axel Merk Exclusive: Can You Sleep at Night When the Market Goes Against You?

Axel Merk Exclusive: Can You Sleep at Night When the Market Goes Against You?

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments and author of the book Sustainable Wealth. Axel is a well-known market commentator and money manager and is a highly sought after guest at financial conferences and at news outlets throughout the world. It’s great to have him back on with us. Axel, it’s always a pleasure and thanks for joining us again. Axel Merk: Great to be with you. Mike Gleason: Well, before we get into other matters like Fed policy and the latest on trade wars and so forth, Axel, I […]

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Are Silver and Gold ‘at the Flood’?

Are Silver and Gold ‘at the Flood’?

By David Smith, Money Metals Exchange There is a tide in the affairs of men… Thus, begins one of the most famous quotes ever uttered, taken from Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. Brutus, talking to Cassius, says, “There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune…” A flood tide takes place at the very crest in the water’s height. Once the “tide turns,” there is no stopping its ebb until, much later, it reaches an extended, even a minus low. If you’re ashore in parts of Alaska, where a tide can run 20 feet, not embarking “at the flood” and waiting until […]

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The Bullion Market

Bullion is any precious metal that is in the form of bars or ingots. It is usually used for trade in a market and comes from the original French word “bouillon” which means boiling. This was the term used to describe the activity of a melting metal. Each Bullion varies when it comes to its value depending on its precious metal content which is determined by its purity and mass. To find out the purity of each gold bullion, they use the century-old method known as fire assay along with modern spectroscopic instrumentation to accurately determine its quality to ensure the owner receives fair market value for it. It is […]

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What is a Gold IRA?

A Gold IRA is a type of retirement account by which physical gold or other precious metals are held in custody for the benefit of the IRA account owner. It works like a regular IRA but instead of using paper assets, The IRA holds bullions and coins. So basically, Gold IRA is a type of investment vehicle used to save for retirement by buying or holding gold bullions and other approved precious metals. with your traditional or Roth IRA, you stash your savings in the form of stocks, bonds or mutual funds.  In a Gold IRA, you use precious metals. You can also own many other precious metals aside from […]

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Precious Metal Funds – an Amazing Investment

Gold and other precious metals have proven to be a hedge against economic meltdown or turmoil and are considered a safety spot during a stock market storm. These types of investments tend to grow in the event that stocks fall short. Gold and Market Meltdown Beside the benefits of having a diverse investment portfolio when you choose to invest in Gold, Gold itself is betting against the dollar because it is a fiat currency without any commodity backing. Meaning, when the value of the dollar declines, the value of Gold tends to shoot up. Gold also has a correlation with the stock market. These two always tend to go in […]

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5 Reasons to Buy Silver instead of Gold

Is silver really better than gold? Why should someone buy silver instead of buying gold? What potentials does silver have as an investment? All these questions will be answered right here. It is natural of an investor to be curious and want to discover if one type of asset is better than another. This is particularly true when it comes to silver and gold since both markets generally differ in size. Money in silver Silver isn’t part of our currency, yet it is still considered of value along with gold. One evidence is that this cannot be generated easily and thus depreciates like paper or digital forms. And by real […]

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Growing job market in the U.S.

Before we dive in let’s first understand the basics. Now, what is the job market? Well in simple terms, the job market is the market in which employers search for employees and employees search for jobs. The job market is also directly related to unemployment. The higher the unemployment rate, the greater the supply of labor in the overall job market. When employers have a larger pool of applicants to choose from, they can be pickier or force down wages. As the unemployment rate drops employers are forced to compete more heavily for available workers, which has the effect of increasing wages. During the past months, we have seen a […]

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Gold & Silver Investors’ 8 Commandments for Avoiding Rip Offs

Gold & Silver Investors’ 8 Commandments for Avoiding Rip Offs

For every promising investment opportunity, you come across, there are multiple opportunities for bad-faith brokers and hucksters to try to rip you off. It could be undisclosed commissions and fees in an annuity, unwanted accounts opened up by a banker seeking additional fees, trades sabotaged by market manipulators, or any number of other schemes. Rip-off artists, unfortunately, operate within the precious metals space as well. Most recently, a scammer posing as a government agent in order to gain people’s trust was convicted of selling counterfeit gold bars and phony Morgan silver dollars. He took one investor for $11,000, according to reports. You can avoid this type of scam as well […]

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Oil Prices and its effects on the U.S. Economy

Oil Prices have a great effect on the U.S. economy in many forms like jobs, investment, and growth. Oil exploration and production. Fluctuations in Oil prices play an important role in the different aspects of finance and business. That is why oil price movements are closely watched by economists, investors, and policymakers. The U.S., although produces its own oil, still has the need to import more to meet the growing energy demands. New technology allowed companies to economically draw oil and gas from shale deposits that were once considered depleted because the cost of extraction would be impractical. Oil and Business Oil plays an important role in many businesses, specifically […]

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Interest rates and its effect on Gold and precious metals

An interest rate is the amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets. The assets borrowed could include cash, consumer goods, and large assets such as a vehicle or building. In terms of borrowed money, the interest rate is typically applied to the principal, which is the amount of money lent. The interest rate is the cost of debt for the borrower and the rate of return for the lender. So in other words, interest rates are the prices for holding or loaning money. Banks give out interest rates for saving money which attracts depositors. Banks also receive interest […]

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Sound Money Needed Now More Than Ever

Sound Money Needed Now More Than Ever

By Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange The sound money movement reemerged on the national political scene a decade ago. In 2008, the financial crisis brought in a fresh wave of U.S. gold and silver investors. Ron Paul and the Tea Party advocated for limiting government and ending the Federal Reserve system. Sound money advocates made real inroads in recruiting Americans to their cause based on evidence that the nation is headed for bankruptcy. The implications of the most recent financial crisis went way beyond budget and finance. Many Americans grasped the more significant lesson. The perpetual expansion of government spending lay behind the corresponding decline in personal liberty for them, […]

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Effects of Inflation on Gold and Precious Metals

Inflation is characterized as a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money. But the question we want to answer is “How does this affect gold and precious metals?” We’ll get there in a moment. When the price levels rise, each unit of currency will buy you less goods and services, therefore, Inflation reduces the purchasing power per unit of money. This can affect the economy in various ways, like increase the opportunity cost of holding money, reduce the burden of private and public debt, change in the prices and demand for Gold and precious metals and so many more. Inflation and interest rates also have […]

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Michael Pento: Inflation to Skyrocket When Fed Reverts to New QE & Interest Rate Cuts

Michael Pento: Inflation to Skyrocket When Fed Reverts to New QE & Interest Rate Cuts

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back 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 U.S. Debt Market. Michael is a well-known money manager and a fantastic market commentator, and over the past few years, has been a wonderful guest and one of our favorites here on the Money Metals Podcast. We always love getting his highly-studied Austrian economist viewpoint. Michael, welcome back, and thanks for joining us again. Michael Pento: Thanks for having me back on, Mike. […]

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The Dangers of Investing Based on Phony Government Statistics

The Dangers of Investing Based on Phony Government Statistics

By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange President Donald Trump recently took to Twitter to boast, “The U.S. has an increased economic value of more than 7 Trillion Dollars since the Election. May be the best economy in the history of our country. Record Jobs numbers. Nice!” “We ran out of words to describe how good the jobs numbers are,” reported Neil Irwin of the New York Times, amplified in a Trump retweet. If you believe the headline numbers, joblessness is at a generational low with the economy booming. Trillions in nominal value added to the stock market since Trump’s election. GDP up over 3% in the second quarter. 223,000 jobs […]

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