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The Overall Top 5 Gold Mining Countries Worldwide

Gold has always been an important aspect of a country’s economy and has been sought out by many all over the world. Many countries have strived to maximize their production however gold production varies widely among different nations. Here we have compiled a list of the top 5 gold mining countries to show to you which nations have held the lead in Gold mining in the world. China – 440 MT China was the largest producer of gold in the world, mining 440 MT in 2017. China is also the number one consumer of gold, befitting a country whose development has pulled hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. […]

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The Overall Top 5 Gold Mining Companies

The Overall Top 5 Gold Mining Companies

There are different methods by which gold mining companies are ranked. One is by their annual production, by their cash cost per ounce, that is, how much money it costs them to mine the gold. Since gold prices are the same everywhere, companies with lower costs per ounce make more profit. The most common method lists by market capitalization which considers the total value of capital holdings by that company. Also considered when comparing companies is their market capitalization per ounce of gold equivalent which takes the market value and total reserves and resources for each company as well as the price of gold into consideration. The figures for each […]

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The Uses of Precious Metals

Precious metals have become an integral part in man’s day to day living. Aside from being a commodity for market volatility and economic disturbances, precious metals are used in different industries to make different products that are widely used for the advancement and comfort of living. From electronic devices to medical and beauty products, precious metals are widely used. What other major areas are precious metals used?   Aircraft Engine Precious metals are some of the main components that are used in the aviation industry in order to manufacture aircraft engines. Commonly, precious metals are used in well over 20 parts of the aircraft engine including the blades, heat exchangers, […]

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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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Palladium and Rhodium Are on Fire, Is Platinum Next?

| October 20, 2017 | Articles: General
Palladium and Rhodium Are on Fire, Is Platinum Next?

Platinum was once the most precious of metals. For decades, it traded at a premium to gold. The other platinum group metals – palladium and rhodium – barely registered on investors’ radar screens. Platinum lost its crown to gold in 2015. It was overtaken by the other Platinum Group metals (PGM) metals in recent weeks. Given that platinum, palladium, and rhodium demand is largely driven by automobile manufacturing and the production of catalytic converters, one of these things is likely true; platinum is currently undervalued, or the other two have gotten ahead of themselves. Which one is the correct assessment will depend on whether the current optimism for economic growth […]

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INFOGRAPHIC – 31 Incredible Facts about Gold

INFOGRAPHIC – 31 Incredible Facts about Gold

There is always more to learn about gold which is a rare, indestructible metal which can store your wealth.  There are many aspects to gold beyond the bullion investment market.  It has an extensive history. This infographic  covers many incredible facts about gold.  It covers how gold is created, how much gold an average human body contains, how much gold is in a domestic sewer system, and also details about the earliest known gold relics which have been discovered.  There are many industrial uses.  We all come into contact with gold on a daily basis through the many gold bonding wire found in our smartphones.  But, few people have any […]

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Chris Martenson: Make Yourself More Self-Sufficient NOW, While It’s Still Easy…

Chris Martenson: Make Yourself More Self-Sufficient NOW, While It’s Still Easy…

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Dr. Chris of PeakProsperity.com, and author of the book Prosper! How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting. Chris is a commentator on a range of important topics such as global politicals, financial markets, governmental policy, precious metals and the importance of preparedness among other things. And it’s always great to have him with us. Chris, welcome back and thanks so much for joining us again. Chris Martenson: Thank you. It’s a real pleasure to be with you today, Mike, and all of your listeners. […]

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Government Insolvency Gets Harder to Ignore

Government Insolvency Gets Harder to Ignore

Several U.S. states and the federal government are hopelessly insolvent. It’s something many bullion investors have known for years. The real question is when this reality will pierce the mainstream illusion that deficits, and the crushing pile of debt which accompany them, don’t matter. That moment drew closer last week when ratings agencies downgraded Illinois state bonds to one notch above “junk” status. S&P and Moody’s dropped the state’s creditworthiness rating to BB+/Baa3 – the lowest ever for a U.S. state. Illinois currently has $14.5 billion in unpaid bills and a government deadlocked over forming a new budget. That stack of bills represents a whopping 40% of the state’s operating […]

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The Financial Guide to Funerals

| April 12, 2017 | Articles: General
The Financial Guide to Funerals

Planning a funeral is something many of us will have to go through in our lifetime.  With an average cost of $8,000 and rising, traditional funeral costs are becoming a cause for concern.  The earlier you create a plan, the more financially capable you’ll be to handle costs.  Consider this financial guide to funerals covering burial types, service fees, and alternatives. Decide the Service If your loved one has preplanned the service he or she wants, you may plan to fulfill their wishes as much as you can.  Fortunately, there are a variety of plans that you both can discuss that can fulfill their wishes as well as leave you […]

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5 Reasons You Should Buy Trump Insurance—And It’s Not Trump’s Fault

| November 18, 2016 | Articles: General

By Olivier Garret As the US licks its wounds after one of the most divisive elections in history, the markets appear to anticipate a positive economic outcome. On the election night, the overnight futures markets plummeted with the expectations of a Clinton victory. But it didn’t take long for a rebound. By morning, the markets returned back to normal. Lower taxes and a less regulated environment are good for the economy. And I hope Trump pulls it off. However, I am worried that what we see now is just a post-election honeymoon.  A good guarantee against unforeseen outcomes is owning gold bullion. Like most candidates, Donald Trump will not fulfill […]

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Where to Find the World’s Greatest Treasures – INFOGRAPHIC

| September 22, 2016 | Articles: General
Where to Find the World’s Greatest Treasures – INFOGRAPHIC

A treasure map of where to find the world’s biggest gold and silver treasures … NEWS SEEMS to break each week of some lucky person unearthing a small fortune in gold or silver, whether buried a long time ago or hidden more recently. These days there really is no need to risk someone else stumbling onto your precious metals treasure. For a small fee BullionVault will bury your gold or silver safely inside one of the world’s most secure storage facilities, fully insured and ready for you to sell at any time of day or night. There are also plenty of other treasures still out there that haven’t been found, […]

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$135,000 Gold-Backed Scholarship Fund Launched to Help Students Cope with Federal Reserve Induced Tuition Inflation

| August 19, 2016 | Articles: General
$135,000 Gold-Backed Scholarship Fund Launched to Help Students Cope with Federal Reserve Induced Tuition Inflation

A major national precious metals dealer announced today the creation of the first gold-backed scholarship fund to support outstanding students who understand that gold is money and can articulate the failures of the inflation-creating Federal Reserve System. Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer recently ranked “Best in the USA,” teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League, setting aside 100 oz of physical gold, currently worth $135,000, to help outstanding students pay for ever-rising education costs. “The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies have jacked up education costs, and our company is proud to help students who understand this problem as they cope with this unfolding disaster,” said Stefan Gleason, […]

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Russian Gold Reserves Grow Again In April 2013

Russian Gold Reserves Grow Again In April 2013

31.8 million troy ounces. That is the number of physical gold that the Russian central bank is holding at the end of April 2013. The Russian central bank just published their latest figures. Russis has added some 200,000 troy ounces of gold to their reserves. In less than 7 years, the Russian gold holdings have risen almost threefold. New holdings have been added in an accelerated way in 2009 and 2010, after which the growth has been steady.

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