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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
In one hand we hold gold, which is eternal, beautiful, and valuable everywhere. In the other hand we are stuck with a debt sandwich. That sandwich is a massive slab of debt wedged between an impressive military war machine that spends money like water flowing over Niagara, and a huge welfare system that spends money even more rapidly. Included in the welfare system are Social Security pensions, Disability Income, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), many more programs, and the salaries, bureaucracy and pensions to support them. You can’t eat gold, but you can’t eat a debt sandwich either. If you choose gold, it is recognized and valued globally and can […]
Ted Butler: I believe that the big buyer of the 10 million ounces of gold liquidated in the GLD was JPMorgan, either alone or with other collusive commercial banks. The same methodology I’ve previously attributed to a potential Mr. Big in SLV (also probably JPMorgan) is at work in GLD.
It is clear that much is brewing below the surface of the gold market. There are too many significant evolutions related to PHYSICAL gold. The most credible assumptions we can come to are threefold (1) Strong hands are positioning themselves for the fundamental risks that are inherent in the present monetary system. (2) There is tightness in some specific vaults specifically the ones from US market participants. (3) When it comes to central bank gold, a final clearing out of the vaults of central banks in countries that are part of the «golden billion» zone is currently underway.
Are we right to conclude that consumers (at least in the US, and very likely in Europe as well) do not have the ability AND willingness to take on more debt in order to spend more? Maybe there is some spending fatigue. As the French use to say: c’est trop.
All the evidence is there. Cyprus was indeed a “pilot” to determine the resistance against a bail-in from savers. Apparently the reaction of the Cypriot people and savers in the rest of the world, was too weak. The path of less resistance was the most likely one. This is truly frightening. Up until this point the suspicion was too high to ignore but still we all somehow hoped this was not true. This brings up the question what exactly is going wrong with the banking system.