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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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Investing In Gold With Spread Betting

Investing In Gold With Spread Betting

Many investors turn to gold when the world economy shows signs of weakening. Gold is an asset that preserves its value and when the price of stocks, currencies, and even real estate falls, gold still retains its financial strength. Why is Gold Becoming Attractive for Investors? Data from the U.S. economy hasn’t been positive in 2016. Companies have been hit by weak earnings reports and jobs created have fallen short of expectations in recent months. China has also shown signs of slowing its growth while it’s immersing itself in more and more debt as time goes by. The euro-zone doesn’t have a healthy outlook either. Thus, investing in gold isn’t […]

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Bullion Investors Versus the Machines

| August 10, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Bullion Investors Versus the Machines

This new article contests the concept of calculated algorithms provided by HFTs and how much weight should a human bullion investor put towards its reaction to market data.

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Top Silver Mining CEO Makes a Remarkable Price Forecast

Top Silver Mining CEO Makes a Remarkable Price Forecast

First Majestic’s Neumeyer: “Silver Mines & Silver Are WAY Rarer Than People Actually Think” Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange: It is my privilege now to be speaking with Keith Neumeyer, Founder and CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG), one of the top silver mining companies in the world. Keith has an extensive background on the resource and finance sectors and has also been an outspoken voice about concerns of distortions in the futures markets pricing for silver. It’s a real privilege to have him back on with us again. Keith, thanks so much for joining us and welcome back. Keith Neumeyer, First […]

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Bullion Investors: Stop Waiting for Bargains or Get Left Behind!

Bullion Investors: Stop Waiting for Bargains or Get Left Behind!

After years of buying based on progressively lower metal prices, bullion investors find themselves facing a dynamic that has been missing for a while: higher prices. That leaves them in a bit of a quandary, and many are sitting on their hands. Investors need to feel like they are getting a bargain – that prices can head much higher still. Many aren’t “feeling” it in the bullion markets. Now that silver has made a run back to $20/oz and gold is once again at $1,350/oz, the metals don’t seem cheap. Some investors are even grabbing the opportunity to sell. The U.S. Mint finally caught up with orders for the silver […]

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Still Waiting for a Precious Metals “Correction”? Get Off the Dime and Buy Some Silver Ones…

Still Waiting for a Precious Metals “Correction”? Get Off the Dime and Buy Some Silver Ones…

Over time, charts for a bull market tend to print higher highs and higher lows on the way to the primary top. Two steps forward, one step back, creating a visual stair-step effect. This chart “picture” has been in evidence for gold, silver, and the miners since January. So far, waiting hasn’t been a good strategy. Yes, there were a couple of times in April, and a month later in late May where you might have been able to buy and save some money. But things can get in the way of that plan. And for a number of people I’ve talked to, things apparently did. The first obstacle is […]

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David Smith Warns of the Crippling “Amateur Perspective,” Predicts Dramatic Rise in Silver

David Smith Warns of the Crippling “Amateur Perspective,” Predicts Dramatic Rise in Silver

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege to be joined now by David Smith, senior analyst at The Morgan Report, and regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com. David, it’s always great to have you with us. How are you? David Smith: Very good, Mike. I enjoy coming back. Mike Gleason: Well, as we’re talking here on Thursday morning, we’re seeing the metals holding up quite well under the circumstances, and especially given the recent strong advance by the sector. Prices have pulled back some, and maybe we’re seeing a pausing of sorts here after the big run up that we saw immediately following the Brexit decision. […]

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Greenspan, Gold, and the Banality of Evil

Greenspan, Gold, and the Banality of Evil

By Stefan Gleason, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange Under certain circumstances, seemingly decent human beings are capable of horrific things. So it is with Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who parlayed his sound money bona fides into the top post at America’s private banking cartel and current issuer of our un-backed currency. In betrayal of his own stated free-market principles, Greenspan spent his tenure at the Fed pumping up financial markets with easy money and enabling runaway government spending commitments. Today, however, the “maestro” of central banking is playing a very different tune. He’s warning against an inevitable crisis resulting from the very policies he helped implement. Perhaps […]

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The History of Gold

The History of Gold

It is quite astonishing that we remain so interested in gold when it was first discovered over five thousand years ago. For millennia, we have been enamored with this shiny yellow metal, mining it, shaping it, and trading it. Its value is immortalized in the saying that ‘not all that glitters is gold’. We are almost halfway into 2016 and people are still clamoring over the rising and declining prices of gold. It is impressive to see that after all this time, we still rely on one of the world’s oldest currencies. It appears that despite technological advances and digital tendencies, some things simply are too precious to let go. […]

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2016 Outlook for Precious Metals

| December 31, 2015 | Articles: Insights
2016 Outlook for Precious Metals

by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT The precious metals sector will close 2015 entrenched in a seemingly forever bear market. Most of the sector has been in a bear market for over four and a half years. Gold’s bear market will reach four and a half years in a few months. Meanwhile the US Dollar’s bull market remains strong and is likely to continue. In this article we discuss our 2016 big picture outlook for the US Dollar, Gold and gold stocks. The US Dollar index will be a major focus of 2016. The greenback is currently consolidating and correcting below important resistance at 100. A strong break above 100 could trigger […]

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