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Central Planners Freaking Out about Discussion of Gold’s Role

Central Planners Freaking Out about Discussion of Gold’s Role

Growing Support for Sound Money Rankles Fed Apologists Sound money issues make for good politics these days. The leading Republican candidates have all suggested reforms to our monetary system. The topic is popping up in debates as well as interviews. Predictably, Fed worshippers and proponents of central planning everywhere are snickering and trotting out the usual responses. Michael Hiltzik, with the Los Angeles Times, recently published a column titled “The Worst Idea in the Presidential Debate: a Return to the Gold Standard.” He thinks “a return to the gold-standard would be so not right that it’s not even wrong.” It’s another way of saying the idea is so bad it […]

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How Precious Metals Investors Can Trump the Establishment

How Precious Metals Investors Can Trump the Establishment

As the presidential primaries quickly approach, the establishment is in panic mode over the prospect of losing control. It’s not just about Donald Trump. The political class, the “mainstream” media, Wall Street, and the central banking cartel are all losing credibility in the eyes of the public. 2016 is shaping up as the year of “We’re not gonna take it anymore” – in more ways than one. It’s an encouraging development for precious metals investors and sound money advocates. Rank-and-file Republican voters are in open rebellion against their own party. They forced John Boehner out of his Speakership last fall. Now the GOP’s voter base is refusing to line up […]

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A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

Several Republican presidential candidates are floating the idea of returning to some form of a gold standard in the U.S., although none have gone into any great detail. So, how might a modern gold standard work? It’s a question that requires us to do more than just look to the past with an eye toward “restoring,” “bringing back,” or “returning to” gold-backed money. Sound money advocates need to also think creatively about how to adapt hard money principles to the current and future needs of a dynamic and digital-based economy. Don’t get me wrong, the long history of gold and silver being used as money going back to ancient times […]

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My New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

My New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

If you don’t have a magical crystal ball to see the future, then a good history book will do the job. Understanding the past offers a full color panorama to the dangers and opportunities facing you in 2016. Unpayable debt is becoming the Big Story of the 21st Century across the globe. Life-altering disruptions will be the norm, with little that mankind has not seen before. In early November, Congress recklessly increased American spending and debt by another $1.14 trillion. Lawmakers long ago erased all limits to printing money and creating debt backed by nothing. The total world debt is unknown and uncountable. Pick any figure in the hundreds of […]

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Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Precious metals investors heading into 2016 worry the dollar will continue marching ahead, right over the top of gold and silver prices. The Fed is telegraphing additional rate hikes throughout the year, and commodity prices – led by crude oil – are falling. There have been tremors in the biggest beneficiary markets of all when it comes to the Fed’s QE largesse – U.S. equities and real estate. And the possibility of a recession is growing, both in the U.S. and around the world. There are plenty of reasons we might see even lower official inflation numbers and a stronger dollar in 2016. But don’t think for a second that […]

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NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast Looking Ahead to 2016 Forecasting today’s volatile, high-frequency machine driven and manipulated futures markets using fundamental analysis is futile, as a great many precious metals bulls will attest. To complicate matters, an obsession with Fed policy dominates all markets. Officials at the Federal Reserve are often less than forthcoming and are just as bumbling as the Soviet bureaucrats when it comes to centrally planning our economy. Nevertheless, beneath all of the artificial influences and all of the leveraged paper, the gears of the physical market for gold and silver still turn. We can be sure prices will reflect actual supply and demand for physical metals at […]

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Gold And Silver – Physical PMs Are A “Gift” At Current Levels

Gold And Silver – Physical PMs Are A “Gift” At Current Levels

It really matters little what the charts are saying about the paper futures for gold and silver here, which we will get to shortly.  The focus needs to be kept on a few facts that are inescapably true:  fiat currencies throughout the history on this planet have always, always failed, without exception, 100% of the time.  There are few situations for which such a statement of guaranteed [failed] performance can be made. It is any different this time?  Yes and no. No, because all fiats have failed, plain and simple.  Yes, because the extent to which there is no reasonable reality in the relationship between paper and physical has never […]

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Silly Myths about Gold during Rising Interest Rates

Silly Myths about Gold during Rising Interest Rates

By Stefan Gleason of Money Metals Exchange Fed Hikes; Silly Myths about Interest Rates & Gold Persist The Fed finally acted this week – upping its benchmark Federal Funds rate by 0.25%. Now that the speculation over whether the Fed will hike has been put to rest, analysts are busily speculating about what the Fed’s move means for the economy and markets. Many of these speculations are unfounded. It’s time to bust some silly myths. Much of what’s spewed out in the financial media concerning interest rates is flat-out wrong, especially when it comes to their impact on precious metals markets. Since gold and silver are small markets compared to […]

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Gold & Silver or Meth & Madness

Gold & Silver or Meth & Madness

“Meth” or Methamphetamine is a common recreational drug used, according to Wikipedia, to induce feelings of euphoria, increase sexual desire, and stimulate weight loss, among others. QE or Quantitative Easing, injecting liquidity, bond monetization, and “printing money” are common Keynesian economic prescriptions used to inflate economies, enable deficit spending and boost financial profits, among others. Some call it monetary madness. There are many disturbing similarities and it is clear that excessive use of both Meth and QE are destructive. Your brain on drugs, your economy on QE: In low doses Meth can elevate mood and increase alertness and energy. The FDA has approved a variation of Meth for attention deficit […]

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Silver: May the 100 Year Force Be With You!

Silver: May the 100 Year Force Be With You!

What force? Some of the “forces” in our world that are supportive of higher silver prices are: Debt Increases: Global debt exceeds $200 Trillion and rising rapidly. Warfare: Syria, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, South China Sea, Chicago and others. It is a long list. Welfare: Bank bailouts, military contractors, Medicaid, food stamps, dozens of “programs” and so much more. Central bank “money printing:” Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and others are doing what they do best – devaluing their currencies. The bubbles created in the bond, stock, and currency markets must be fed and supported. There is little doubt that the world is drowning […]

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Gold Thrives, Paper Dies

Gold Thrives, Paper Dies

(From “Bobby,” a reader – posted as a comment) Both Gold and Silver it is said Are jeered yet feared by the Fed For if they rise it will but show The dollar’s worth is very low So if they rise in upward trend The Fed then feels it must defend The things they do we know aren’t right But they don’t care, they have the might To lie and cheat and say “F.U. We have our man, we have Jack Lew The FTC, just who are they? They’ll do our bid, we’ll have our way” A falling price we must endure Until no gold they can procure To fuel […]

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Metals Complex: Every Which Way but Up

Metals Complex: Every Which Way but Up

Gold is unresolved but weak. Silver looks neutral. Aluminum is poised to reverse the base. Copper is retreating from major resistance. Platinum poised to break down. Palladium is neutral.

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The Correlation Between The Gold Price and Bitcoins

The Correlation Between The Gold Price and Bitcoins

In mid-September, there seems to be a sudden change to a positive correlation between the gold and bitoin prices. Our magnitudes of change appear to become more alike in size and direction. There are 30 days of data calculated in generating the correlation. Therefore, the speed of this change suggests a significant shift in the that calculates the correlation value. What does this mean? We think that it may show that gold and bitcoin have been making large price movements together.

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Current Gold and Silver Bear Markets Into A Longer Term Perspective

| September 15, 2014 | Category: Investing
Current Gold and Silver Bear Markets Into A Longer Term Perspective

While the weekly and monthly charts are negative, Gold and Silver can be viewed from an ever larger historical perspective. Keep in mind, many a trader has gone broke with the correct longest-term historical perspectives. Historical perspectives are good for understanding, but not for timing investing and trading. I actually believe in the long-term prospects for Gold. I think prudent people should be accumulating physical Gold during this bear market and sticking it in their safety-deposit boxes. As for Silver … no interest.

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