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Sound Money Is Rising at the State Level

Sound Money Is Rising at the State Level

Inflation is the most pernicious of taxes levied by our government. Officials systematically devalue the Federal Reserve Note “dollar,” then levy capital gains taxes on assets when their dollar price rises. The “gains” are largely illusory. Rising asset prices over time reflect the fact that the dollar buys less of everything. But the tax obligations triggered by this inflation are very real. Bills calling for the elimination of capital gains taxes on money, i.e. precious metals, have recently been introduced in both Idaho and Arizona. Money Metals Exchange president Stefan Gleason testified at the hearing and pointed out that “by taxing so-called gains on exchanging precious metals for devalued Federal […]

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The Best Reasons to Buy Gold in the Age of Trump

| February 22, 2017 | Articles: Insights
The Best Reasons to Buy Gold in the Age of Trump

Notwithstanding the strong demand for gold and silver globally, buying activity in the U.S. retail market for physical bullion has fallen noticeably in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory. And retail selling in the U.S. has increased. The bullion markets have entered a new phase. The two terms of President Obama included the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, zero interest rate policy from the Federal Reserve, and multiple rounds of Quantitative Easing. Reasons to buy gold and silver were plentiful. Today, the reasons to diversify into gold and silver are as strong as ever, but they’re perhaps less obvious to the average retail buyer in the U.S. Many […]

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Will Trump Usher In an Era of Sound Money?

| January 24, 2017 | Articles: Insights
Will Trump Usher In an Era of Sound Money?

Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in, Americans will start getting some glimpses of what his presidency actually means. Here are some educated guesses of what to expect when it comes to the dollar and sound money issues, based on what we know before the kick-off of Trump’s administration. The Federal Reserve Donald Trump became very critical of Janet Yellen and the Fed during the final months of the campaign. He accused the Fed of supporting the Obama administration and, by extension, Hillary Clinton by inflating a bubble in the stock markets and keeping interest rates artificially low. That was before the election. Shortly after the election, Trump signaled […]

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Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Confidence in Washington DC Is ALREADY Shattered

| November 2, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Confidence in Washington DC Is ALREADY Shattered

It just doesn’t matter much whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the election, at least in terms of gold and silver market fundamentals. That said, the contest itself is signaling something important precious metals investors should be watching intently. This campaign is dragging whatever prestige is still associated with the Office of President into the mud. Few voters on either side bother to spend much time arguing the greatness of their candidate. When both Trump and Clinton carry more baggage than American Airlines, it’s easier to focus on their opponent’s shortcomings. The victor in this epically polarized contest will garner only tepid support from a minority of Americans. He […]

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How Big Is Your Gold and Silver Picture?

| October 31, 2016 | Articles: Insights
How Big Is Your Gold and Silver Picture?

Whether you surf the Internet for information about the precious metals and mining stocks or receive newsletters by snail mail, you’re exposed to predictions by all and sundry: How high will prices go? How long will it take? Will they remain elevated if/when they reach record nominal and/or inflation-adjusted highs? Truth be told, all of us are “inquiring minds who would like to know.” We want to believe that someone somewhere can predict the future. So we seek out gurus who might have special knowledge that puts us on the inside track. It could be on a site like GoldSeek.com, where newsletter writers publish a portion of their work a […]

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Press Release – Royal Canadian Mint and Bullion Exchanges to release limited edition silver coin series

| October 25, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Press Release – Royal Canadian Mint and Bullion Exchanges to release limited edition silver coin series

2017 marks a critical year for Bullion Exchanges and among the most renowned refiners worldwide- the Royal Canadian Mint. Bullion Exchanges is excited to introduce the all new limited edition series – Canada the Great (CTG) honoring the spectacular Canadian National Parks and Historical Landmarks. Please join us as we tour across Canada to some of the most iconic and beautiful destinations that the wonderful Great North has to offer. This one-of-the-kind series is a result of the successful collaboration of Bullion Exchanges and the Royal Canadian Mint in celebrating the Canadian beauty and uniqueness. “Canada the Great” represents the small journey into the RCM’s homeland and its spirit through featuring […]

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Preparing for Post-Election Social Unrest

| October 25, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Preparing for Post-Election Social Unrest

The 2016 election year is bringing out the worst among some elements of society. From vandalism to physical assaults to large scale race riots to terrorist bombings and mall stabbings, social disorder has become a more prominent feature of life in a polarized America. It’s easy (and politically convenient) for the establishment media to blame Donald Trump for inflaming the political divide. In reality, Trump supporters have far more often been the victims rather than the instigators of political violence. Moreover, the forces driving social unrest have been building for years. And they are being encouraged and funded by far-left organizations. The riotous “Black Lives Matter” movement has received more […]

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How Will the Election Outcome Impact Precious Metals?

How Will the Election Outcome Impact Precious Metals?

Metals investors wonder what this presidential election will mean for gold and silver markets. Since Nixon closed the gold window in 1971 and the years of price inflation that followed, presidents have largely ignored gold, the Federal Reserve, and other issues related to sound money. Today, the devaluation of the Federal Reserve Note – the explosion of debt and the eternal deficits which enrich bankers and the political class at the expense of the rest of us – is getting harder to ignore. The looming national bankruptcy coincides with this year’s extraordinarily divisive election. Regardless of which candidate wins, the Washington DC establishment has already lost a great deal of […]

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Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

October could see a ramping up of volatility across all asset markets. The month is notorious on Wall Street for the 1987 stock market crash. Fall crashes also occurred in 2002 and 2008. Are we due for another one? Perhaps. Some analysts think it will come after the election. Others think the stock market will stay elevated until the Federal Reserve raises rates. The Fed will be out of the picture this month – at least as far as policy decisions are concerned. The Fed won’t convene another policy meeting until November 1-2. Most Fed watchers expect the central bank to avoid making any rate moves so close to the […]

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The Sidelines Could Be More Dangerous for Investors Than Getting on the Field

The Sidelines Could Be More Dangerous for Investors Than Getting on the Field

bullion investors have stopped investing in precious metals despite premiums being at the low end of the range. The article goes on to explain why this is happening and how dangerous it is for people to be running to cash at a time like this.

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Awareness of Fed Credibility Problems Going Mainstream

| August 31, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Awareness of Fed Credibility Problems Going Mainstream

The nation’s pre-eminent central planners just held their annual gathering at an exclusive resort just outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming and discussed how to interfere even more deeply in markets. In a speech entitled “The Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policy Toolkit: Past, Present and Future,” Fed chair Janet Yellen outlined why zero interest rate policy (ZIRP), purchases of toxic mortgage securities, and monetization of Treasury debt just aren’t adequate. Officials must add negative interest rates (NIRP) and purchases of even more sketchy assets to their “toolkit.” Yellen has spent more than a year floating the idea of negative rates, so it is no surprise she is hustling the ludicrous policy once again. […]

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Bitcoin Is Just a Bit Player

Bitcoin Is Just a Bit Player

Over the last few years, so-called “crypto-currencies” – digital equivalents of a monetary exchange unit, have been all the rage. The most well-known in the category, Bitcoin, has had quite a run. Starting out as a “virtual penny stock” it rose in 2014 to the elevated height of $1,150, before crashing back to earth. This “electronic currency” is created and stored in a computerized “wallet.” Purchases and sales are made via a “blockchain” which keeps a memory of every transaction conducted. Private keys (supposedly) provide assurance that a Bitcoin holder’s account is safe. In less than three years, two seminal events have served to give bitcoin users financial heartburn. They […]

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Need-to-Know Tips for Safeguarding Your Precious Metals

Need-to-Know Tips for Safeguarding Your Precious Metals

Gold and silver investors have strong opinions about third-party storage of metals. Privacy, the lack of counterparty risk, and precious metals’ role as “crisis money” are among the most attractive features of physical bullion. So it is no surprise that many investors are totally committed to storing metals at home or someplace else that is both private and accessible 24/7. We wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment and always recommend personal possession when it comes to at least some of your metals. However, there are a number of circumstances where third-party storage makes a heck of a lot of sense. Let’s take a look at the most common… Physical Security and […]

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Gerald Celente Sees Worst Market Crash, New Military Conflict, and Gold Spike to $2,000/oz

Gerald Celente Sees Worst Market Crash, New Military Conflict, and Gold Spike to $2,000/oz

Listen to the Podcast Audio Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange: It is my privilege now to be joined by Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is a highly sought-after guest on these programs throughout the world and has been forecasting some of the biggest and most important trends before they happen for more than 30 years now. And it’s a real honor to have him on with us today. Mr. Celente, welcome back and thank you so much for joining us again. Gerald Celente, Trends Journal: Well thank you, Mike. Mike Gleason: I want to start out by asking you about this massive disconnect between what […]

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