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Trump’s Covid Infection, Bailout Negotiations Raise Uncertainties

| October 2, 2020 | Articles: Freedom
Trump’s Covid Infection, Bailout Negotiations Raise Uncertainties

Precious metals markets are advancing this week as a massive new stimulus bill makes its way through Congress. On Thursday evening the House of Representatives passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on a party line vote. It’s a big deal whenever Congress commits to spending that kind of cash, especially when it’s money that has to be borrowed into existence.  These days, though, it’s not that unusual for Washington to dole out trillions of dollars at a time. The bill in its current form will almost surely die in the Republican-controlled Senate. Meanwhile, negotiations on a compromise bill are expected to continue. Both the White House and Democrat leaders […]

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Debate Debacle: What Biden and Trump SHOULD Have Been Asked

| October 1, 2020 | Articles: Freedom
Debate Debacle: What Biden and Trump SHOULD Have Been Asked

Tuesday night’s presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden won’t go down as a great moment in the annals of American democracy. That much both camps, as well as independent observers of the chaotic spectacle, can agree upon. The post-debate debate over whose interruptions or insults were most egregious totally overlooked the glaring failure of moderator Chris Wallace to ask any substantive questions about the country’s unprecedented financial predicament. Record budget deficits? Unsustainable debt growth? Open-ended Federal Reserve currency creation? None of these topics that bear down starkly on America’s financial future were even brought up! Whoever occupies the Oval Office for the next four years will have to […]

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DOJ Gives Epstein-like Slap on the Wrist to JPMorgan Chase

| September 28, 2020 | Articles: Freedom
DOJ Gives Epstein-like Slap on the Wrist to JPMorgan Chase

Gold and silver investors may have little in common with Jeffrey Epstein’s teenage victims or violent “Black Lives Matter” rioters, but there is one issue upon which they might all agree. Our system of justice often fails. Department of Justice officials refuse to apply the rule of law fairly. Their dereliction of duty is crushing confidence and generating outrage. Last week, the DOJ ended the criminal prosecution of JPMorgan Chase bank, settling for a $1 billion fine. No high-level executives will be sent to prison, and the bank’s trading privileges will not be limited in any way. Bank executives will simply write a check equivalent to less than 3% of 2019 net […]

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Chaos 2020: Will Markets Melt Down If No One Concedes the Election?

| September 16, 2020 | Articles: Freedom
Chaos 2020: Will Markets Melt Down If No One Concedes the Election?

As pundits weigh in daily on who has the edge in this year’s political horserace, investors want to know how the election will affect their pocketbook. It could affect it in a big way. A major disruptive threat looms in the 2020 election like no other in recent history. It’s not that one candidate or the other would be uniquely bad for markets. Wall Street could be okay with either a Trump or a Biden victory, albeit probably for different reasons. Both candidates are by now totally familiar. And despite their significant policy differences, either Trump or Biden would be tolerable from the standpoint of America’s biggest corporations – many […]

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The New Red Peril Represents a Golden Opportunity

| August 25, 2020 | Articles: Freedom
The New Red Peril Represents a Golden Opportunity

Contrary to much politically motivated, media-fueled paranoia about Russia, the former Soviet Union – with a shrinking population and a GDP smaller than the market capitalization of Apple – poses no serious threat to U.S. economic preeminence. China, by contrast, is a rising superpower that could in time topple the U.S. dollar’s world reserve status. That could also signal the end of U.S. geopolitical hegemony. The Chinese Communist Party is playing a long game.  Even as conflicts with the administration of President Donald Trump escalate on multiple fronts, Chinese officials are looking ahead to a post-Trump world order. President Trump said in a Fox News interview Sunday, “If Biden is […]

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Investors Confused as Governors Spur Protests While Keeping Others Locked Down

Investors Confused as Governors Spur Protests While Keeping Others Locked Down

A violent and chaotic week in America’s cities was met with little apparent concern on Wall Street.  For the most part, the stock market continued on its merry way higher. Precious metals markets, meanwhile, are giving back some of their recent gains. It’s no surprise that silver encountered some resistance at $19.  In fact, on May 26th we had pointed to that very level being the next important target for silver in weekly Money Metals News Alert we send out via email every Monday morning. $19 was also the high point for silver in late February before the steep selloff began.  So, this week silver essentially made up for all […]

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Social Unrest Rises as Confidence Falls

Social Unrest Rises as Confidence Falls

Protests egged on by the legacy media quickly devolved into large-scale riots and looting over the weekend in more than a dozen U.S. cities. Some important institutions have betrayed the public trust, and Americans facing quarantine and staggering unemployment have arrived at the boiling point. Meanwhile, the ranks of people buying gold and silver as a hedge against economic chaos and financial malfeasance swelled again in recent months. A new wave of Americans is grappling with what it means for Congress to spend trillions it doesn’t have. Or for Federal Reserve bankers to print trillions of electronic notes and hand them over to their friends on Wall Street. Seymour Hurst […]

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Gerald Celente Unloads: “We Got Sick Bastards DESTROYING Our Lives and There’s Hardly Any Protests…”

Gerald Celente Unloads: “We Got Sick Bastards DESTROYING Our Lives and There’s Hardly Any Protests…”

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back the one and the only Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente has been a regular guest on the Money Metals Podcast over the years and is perhaps the most well-known trends forecaster in the world, and it’s always great to have him on with us. Gerald, thanks for the time again today and welcome back. Gerald Celente: Well thanks for having me back again Mike. Mike Gleason: Gerald, I’d like to start by getting your outlook on what lies ahead for the nation. Some states are easing the lockdown. Other places, such as California, are extending such restrictions. Regardless, there has been […]

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Sen. Hatch: Those Opposing More Debt ‘Don’t Deserve to Be Here’

| August 9, 2017 | Articles: Freedom
Sen. Hatch: Those Opposing More Debt ‘Don’t Deserve to Be Here’

Republican leaders in Congress, with the urging of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, are anxious to raise the federal borrowing limit from $19.8 trillion – no strings attached. The only hitch is those pesky conservative voters who were promised restraint by party leaders. GOP establishment hopes to quietly pass a “clean” bill to raise the debt ceiling – a direct betrayal of that voter base – don’t currently enjoy enough support from other Republican members who still consider themselves accountable. So, a deal with the Democrats beckons. Republicans technically have the power to finally honor the limit on borrowing by reducing spending. After all, Republicans control both Congress and the White […]

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The Blockchain: A Gold and Silver Launchpad?

The Blockchain: A Gold and Silver Launchpad?

A new day is dawning for precious metals. Gold and silver – the world’s oldest money – are “connecting” with the newest money, digital cryptocurrencies. The final outcome of this nexus is unpredictable, but it is foolhardy to ignore what is taking place. Central governments around the globe have waged, against their own citizens, a virtual “War on Cash.” Efforts by Sweden to become “cash-free;” progressive “downsizing” of Eurozone currency units; a currency recall in India that affected 1.3 billion people; solemn talk about eliminating $100 and even $50 bills in the U.S. – all in the supposed fight against “drug dealing and tax evasion.” It’s really about people control. […]

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The Curious Case of Vanishing Lady Liberty; Only Gold and Silver Remember Her

The Curious Case of Vanishing Lady Liberty; Only Gold and Silver Remember Her

By Guy Christopher, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange The very first word anyone ever saw on a circulating United States coin was the word “LIBERTY.” From half-cents to silver dollars, each featured the likeness of an unnamed woman. The images varied, thanks to different engravers, but together they became recognized as Lady Liberty. Many, maybe most, of young America’s citizens were illiterate. “Liberty” may have been the first word they ever learned to read. If not, they surely knew her face. The Revolutionary War for them was not ancient history. The Founding Fathers knew all gold, silver, and copper is sound money and didn’t mind that American coinage circulated […]

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The True Nature of Gold Is Liberty

The True Nature of Gold Is Liberty

Article By Guy Christopher “Look at that screen,” exclaimed Fox Business Network’s Stuart Varney, referring to the television graphic showing markets crashing across the globe. “The only thing going up is the price of gold!”    “It’s always a dangerous thing when you leave democracy up to the people,” joked Varney’s guest – venture capitalist and author Peter Kiernan, as they watched Britain vote Thursday night to escape the European Union The dust is still settling after Britain’s seismic Brexit vote June 23rd.  At issue: who should control British economic and immigration policies – Brits themselves, or unelected bankers and their bureaucracy stooges.  A choice between the liberty of self-determination or […]

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