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The Whats and Hows in Refining Precious Metals

The Whats and Hows in Refining Precious Metals

Precious metals are treasures as old as time. Their significance has been known for a very long time. As time goes by, the demand for these precious metals keeps increasing, but the supply doesn’t tend to keep up with demand. Due to this, new and different methods have been employed to cater to demand. What is refining? Refining is the process of purifying an impure metal. It differs from calcining and smelting since in refining, the final material is commonly similar chemically to the original one, only with a purer final product. On the other hand, calcining and smelting involves chemical changes to raw materials.   Why refine precious metals? […]

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The Relationship of Oil and Precious Metals

The Relationship of Oil and Precious Metals

Precious Metals and Oil have a History Precious metals, especially gold, have long been known for their incredible value and powerful purchasing power all over the globe. They are considered the standard of value for any currency that is used anywhere in the world. They are often referred to as crisis commodity as people flock into them especially in times of economic and geopolitical turmoil as they serve as inflationary and deflationary protection. Over the years, studies between the correlation of precious metals and other commodities such as oil have been a hot topic, which has been further ignited with recent global developments. Currently, the financial markets have become extremely […]

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Effects of the U.S. Pulling out on the Iran Nuclear deal on Oil and Precious Metals

Effects of the U.S. Pulling out on the Iran Nuclear deal on Oil and Precious Metals

The Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, offered Tehran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for agreeing to stop its nuclear program. The deal laid out a lengthy process spanning over 15-25 years that would be supervised by an eight-member committee, including Iran, the United States of America, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union. The agreed-upon nuclear deal aimed at limiting Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon, in exchange for the removal of various sanctions imposed on it internationally. This agreement signed in Geneva states that the P5+1 namely China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United […]

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Which is a Better Investment: Gold or Silver?

Which is a Better Investment: Gold or Silver?

An investor at times must decide which precious metal to invest in: gold and silver. There are times when gold is a better investment, and there are times when silver is a better investment. Why do they invest in precious metals? First, they hope that prices will continue to increase in order to gain money and second, they believe that other investments will decrease in value in the hope that they will not lose money. Which then is a better investment today, gold or silver? The price of gold and silver significantly changes from time to time. Looking back on the past years, it cannot be denied that the price […]

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Inflation and its Effects on Cash Holdings and Investments

Inflation is a sustained rise in overall prices. A moderate rise in inflation means economic growth while high inflation results in an overheated economy. There are certain factors that affect inflation and a couple of theories that are tied to it. So before we proceed it’s very important to know some of the standing factors that influence inflation and how it affects cash holdings and investment. Inflation can be caused by a number of factors, rising commodities, high-interest rates… etc. Here are some principles and theories you need to know before we continue.  Fraction- Reserve Banking The world currently uses this type of banking system. When someone deposits $1000 in […]

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The Impact of the U.S. Economy on the Prices of Precious Metals

The price of precious metals, especially gold, reveals the true economic state of U.S. If today’s gold price is soaring high, it means that the economy is not healthy. It is because investors see gold as a safe haven on the verge of economic crisis. On the other hand, when the price of gold drops down, it signifies that the economy is healthy. Everything appears to be interdependent in modern complex economies, but it cannot be concluded that everything effects everything, including the value of gold. According to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, in his first speech on the economic outlook since assuming the helm at the U.S. central bank on […]

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What Happens to the Price of Gold if Trump is Impeached?

The impeachment of Trump has been a revolving issue for quit a long time. What does impeachment mean? Impeachment is the process of getting rid of a president outside of election time. It is a long and difficult process at that – first, the House of Representatives has to vote by a majority to impeach a president and; second, it goes to the senate where two-thirds vote is required to actually remove the president. So, what happens to markets if the US President gets impeached? In the history or America, two presidents have notably gotten themselves into trouble, Clinton and Nixon. These lead to the resignation of Nixon and the […]

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Why Putting money in Gold is better than other Investments

Following the creation and use of Gold as a means of currency and exchange, Its Importance to society still continues to grow. History has already made it clear that Gold has had its influence in many great empires and eras, besides being the means of currency and gauge of wealth, Gold has also been a safe haven for the rich throughout history. It has preserved the wealth and power of many families and great people time and time again. Gold and its Impact on Modern Society One would ask, “Why would investing in Gold be so Important these days?” Simply put, although Gold is no longer in the forefront of […]

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Gold Investment Against Volatile Markets

As glittering as it was way back in 800 B.C., gold has owned the throne for its value and rich history among cultures all throughout the world. It has maintained and even increased its value throughout the ages that people tend to pass it on from generation to generation in order to preserve their wealth. Can gold be then as precious as it seems to be a ‘safe haven’ when it comes to a volatile market? Market volatility can come in different shapes and sized and is and will always be a part and parcel of investing. Traditionally speaking, gold has been a refuge for investors seeking shelter from a […]

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China Takes the Long View on Gold-Silver… and So Should You

China Takes the Long View on Gold-Silver… and So Should You

A cursory look at Chinese history can convince you that China should not be underestimated when it sets its sights on a particular goal. Even before Mao Zedong took over the reins in 1949, and the first Five Year Plan began in 1953, centuries of history demonstrated that long-term planning, while not always meeting expectations, is a core behavioral trait of the Chinese psyche. And more often than not, it has enabled them to hit the mark. Expect eventual success for the One Belt, One Road Initiative – the world’s largest construction project, estimated to cost $80 trillion dollars – linking the Asian mainland, (including Central Asia) with Europe via […]

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House Monetary Policy Committee Member Questions Treasury and Fed about Their Gold Activities

Washington, DC (April 25th, 2018) – A Member of Congress posed some pointed questions to the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury this week about their activities involving America’s gold reserves, including, apparently, efforts to “drive gold out of the world financial system in favor of the Federal Reserve Note or Special Drawing Rights issued by the International Monetary Fund.” In a letter dated April 24, Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) wrote to Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, raising concerns about their formal policy to devalue the Federal Reserve Note (e.g. “inflation targeting”) and requesting information about the United States’ use […]

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Gerald Celente Exclusive: “If rates go up too high, the economy goes down, end of story”

| March 12, 2018 | Category: Economy
Gerald Celente Exclusive: “If rates go up too high, the economy goes down, end of story”

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is perhaps the most well-known trends forecaster in the world and it’s always great to have him on with us. Mr. Celente, thanks again for the time today and welcome back. Gerald Celente: Oh, it’s always great being on. Thank you. Mike Gleason: Well, Gerald, it’s never a dull moment in Washington, D.C., these days. President Trump always keeps it lively. We have the never-ending Russia controversy, of course, the war of words with North Korea, and the intervention […]

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Congressman Criticizes U.S. Mint for “Disappointing and Concerning” Inaction on Counterfeit Precious Metals Coins

U.S. Secret Service Also Frustrated with U.S. Mint’s “Lack of Supporting Action” Washington, DC (March 12, 2018) – Congressmen Alex Mooney (R-WV) criticized the United States Mint for its “disappointing and concerning” lack of awareness or action on the growing problem of high-quality counterfeits of U.S. precious-metals coins entering the country from China and elsewhere. In a letter dated March 6, Rep. Mooney took the U.S. Mint to task on its perfunctory one-page response to a prior letter that he and Congressman Frank Lucas sent last October asking for information as to whether, and to what extent, the U.S. Mint has taken proactive steps to protect the integrity of America’s […]

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Michael Pento: Currencies Will Be “Flushed Down the Toilet” Triggering a “Mad Rush into Gold”

Michael Pento: Currencies Will Be “Flushed Down the Toilet” Triggering a “Mad Rush into Gold”

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 favorite interviews here on the Money Metals Podcast and we always enjoy getting his Austrian economist viewpoint. Michael, welcome back and thanks for joining us again. Michael Pento: What a great introduction. Thanks for […]

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