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Investor Optimism toward Washington’s Problem-Solving Abilities Is Misplaced

Investor Optimism toward Washington’s Problem-Solving Abilities Is Misplaced

The bullion markets offer their own commentary about conservatives’ state of mind since Donald Trump’s election. They are optimistic for the first time in years. Just look at the sales statistics from the U.S. Mint. Bullion. Coin sales have fallen sharply as investors see less reason to seek safe haven in the form of physical metal. During Obama’s presidency, and during the campaign when it looked as if Hillary might succeed him, conservatives and libertarians aggressively bought American Eagle coins and other bullion products. The mint set new sales records nearly every year. The mindset that drove the retail buying changed in November. Consider the February sales figures. Sales of […]

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PRECIOUS-Gold slips to 4-week low on Fed rate hike expectations

Reuters – LONDON, March 7, 2017 Gold hit a more than four-week low on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened and expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike this month weighed, though moves were muted ahead of key U.S. data this week. The precious metal has fallen in five out of the last six sessions as expectations for the Federal Reserve to push ahead with a U.S. rate increase this month ramped up. Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,216.95 an ounce at 1445 GMT, having earlier touched its lowest since Feb. 3 at $1,216.19 an ounce. U.S. gold futures for April delivery were down $8.00 an ounce at $1,217.50. […]

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Will Gold Prices Finally Pull Back or Continue Marching Ahead?

Will Gold Prices Finally Pull Back or Continue Marching Ahead?

Gold prices are up more than 11% since bottoming last December. Their gains last week took the gold market right up to its 50-week moving average. In 2015, attempted rallies reversed at the 50-week moving average. Could this level once again serve as a barrier to further price advances? Either way, long-term gold bulls shouldn’t sweat this particular technical level. Major bull markets need to pull back and reconsolidate periodically. Whether that starts happening this week, or later on at higher price levels, a downturn of some magnitude is inevitable. One indicator that may be pointing toward a pullback sooner rather than later is the negative divergence in gold mining […]

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David Morgan Exclusive: Watch What Happens When Silver Hits $26…

David Morgan Exclusive: Watch What Happens When Silver Hits $26…

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in our good friend David Morgan of The Morgan Report. David, thanks so much for joining us. It’s great to have you on, as always. How are you doing so far here in 2017? David Morgan: I’m doing pretty good, Mike. It’s great to be on your show. Thank you very much. Mike Gleason: Well, as we begin here, David, we’re off to another solid start to the year in the precious metals markets. Things look quite similar today to where they did a year ago. We also saw some early momentum in 2016. So, what have been the key drivers, […]

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How Does the DOW Reaching 20,000 Affect Gold Prices?

The Dow industrial average reached the 20,000 mark last week for the first time in history. It’s all very exciting. But what does that actually mean? Is it something that really matters to investors? Would that matter whether you are investing in stock or precious metals like gold? The answer to the last two questions is a resounding yes. The Milestone Points to a Healthy Economy The Dow reaching 20,000 mark means that the economy is doing better than it did following the crash in 2009 and 2010. The stock market indices are doing better now than ever. In the last handful of years, the private sector has reaped enormous […]

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Precious Metals Rally Up to Trump Inauguration… Now What?

Precious Metals Rally Up to Trump Inauguration… Now What?

Gold and silver are off to a good start in 2017, advancing again last week into Donald Trump’s inauguration. If recent history is a guide, this year could bring some nice gains in precious metals. Bloomberg reports there have been gains in the gold market in the year following 6 of the past 7 presidents’ first inauguration. The average gain is 15%, dramatically outperforming the S&P 500 which loses, on average, about 1%. Recent gains in metals were driven largely by weakening in the Federal Reserve Note, aka the dollar. The dollar lost ground despite some hawkish remarks from Janet Yellen. Her speech was overshadowed by comments from Donald Trump, […]

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Frank Holmes: Gold Rally Extremely Likely in January and February

Frank Holmes: Gold Rally Extremely Likely in January and February

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): We are fortunate today to be joined by Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors. Just recently Mr. Holmes received another award from the Mining Journal and was named America’s Best Fund Manager for 2016, one of many awards he’s received now in the mining industry for his fantastic track record. He is also the co-author of the book The Gold Watcher: Demystifying Gold Investing and is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, as well as right here on the Money Metals Podcast. Frank Happy New Year to […]

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Gold Prices Are Being Hacked

Gold Prices Are Being Hacked

Major U.S. and international banks cheat their customers and rig markets. Revelations have been piling up since the 2008 financial crisis. Hundreds of billions have been paid in fines, penalties, and settlements. The fraud, price manipulation, lying, and theft – once considered conspiracy theories – are now incontrovertible conspiracy facts. This reality is dawning now in the precious metals industry. GATA, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, labored for years making the case for price manipulation in the markets. They, and others, made a powerful argument complete with price charts and trading patterns that simply could not be explained in free and fair markets. But their argument was universally disregarded by […]

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Bullion Exchanges announces the exclusive release of the commemorative 1 oz Silver John F. Kennedy JFK Solomon Islands $1 Coin.

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How gold prices reacted following U.K. Third Quarter GDP

How gold prices reacted following U.K. Third Quarter GDP

The UK Brexit vote and the US presidential election combined to make 2016 a year in which investors are flocking to traditional assets as safe havens. As the global stage is awash with economic uncertainty, gold has been a primary asset trusted as a safe haven, driving prices and interest up for the larger part of 2016. Since the Trump victory, gold has seen something of a downturn and last week the UK announced its second estimate on the third quarter GDP. The first figure to cover the full three month time period since the country elected to leave the EU, the UK confirmed its economy grew 0.5% in the third quarter. This amid […]

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What’s Behind the Recent Surge in Volatility?

What’s Behind the Recent Surge in Volatility?

BY HARD ASSETS ALLIANCE It’s no secret that people don’t like uncertainty. By nature, humans are generally creatures of habit—preferring stability and safe outcomes. This is especially true when it comes to financial matters. However, financial markets are almost always facing some type of uncertainty, be it corporate earnings, interest rates, or geopolitical events. The issues are often benign and the outcomes are non-events, but as we know, there are always surprises causing markets to react. The volatility index, commonly referred to as the VIX, is a measure of investor uncertainty and fear of the unknown. The VIX can go months at a time meandering along without much direction and […]

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Election Uncertainty Now Influencing Gold & Silver Prices

Election Uncertainty Now Influencing Gold & Silver Prices

Most of us consider this year’s presidential election as the wildest and most unpredictable we’ve ever seen, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the markets. Gold and silver spent most of the past three weeks going nowhere fast. Between Oct. 6th and Oct. 27th silver traded within ten cents of $17.60/oz – an extraordinarily tight range. Precious metals generally thrive on uncertainty, but the markets have been unfazed and instead have appeared to be paralyzed. It seems Wall Street may not have shared the trepidation many Americans at large have been feeling. That may be about to change. On Friday, FBI director James Comey, of all people, broke […]

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How Will the US Election Impact the Price of Gold

How Will the US Election Impact the Price of Gold

With the American election now less than two weeks away, investors are wondering how the final results could impact a volatile precious metals market. While studies show that the price of gold in the long-term is primarily affected by US economic and monetary policies, rather than simply the result of a presidential campaign, the run-up to an election does show distinct trends. Typically, there is an increase in the price of gold as the election year approaches. As the future economic policies of the candidates become more established, there is a slow decline in the few months immediately preceding the election before another noticeable bump after the election is over. […]

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Frank Holmes: “Chindia” Buying Gold on Dips, 20% Corrections Are “Non Events”

Frank Holmes: “Chindia” Buying Gold on Dips, 20% Corrections Are “Non Events”

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): Frank, it’s good to have you back on. Congratulations on another well-deserved award and thanks for joining us again today. Frank Holmes (U.S. Global Investors): Well, thank you for that recognition, but I want to make sure that your listeners know that portfolio manager Ralph Aldis is also key in that whole thought process and director of research and oversees the gold funds with myself. He’s a geologist. He has a master’s in mineral economics, a master’s in geology. I like to tease him he has more degrees than a thermometer. Mike Gleason: Well, […]

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