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Chris Martenson: Underpriced Silver Is the “Rip Van Winkle” Metal

Chris Martenson: Underpriced Silver Is the “Rip Van Winkle” Metal

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to be joined by Dr. Chris Martenson 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 economics, financial markets, governmental policy, precious metals, and the importance of preparedness, among other things. It’s great, as always, to have him with us. Chris, welcome back, and thanks for joining us again. Chris Martenson: Mike, it’s a real pleasure to be here with you and your listeners. Mike Gleason: Well it’s been a number of […]

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How the Currency Market affects the Price of Gold and Silver

How the Currency Market affects the Price of Gold and Silver

There are many drivers of precious metal prices, such as global economic growth, supply and demand, inflation expectations, interest rates, production, geopolitical turmoil, etc. Having said that, one of the primary drivers of the prices of the two most popular precious metals gold and silver, that investors always need to keep an eye on, are movements in the global currency market. Gold, silver and the US dollar The US dollar is the base currency for both gold and silver. That means in the global commodity markets, both gold and silver are generally bought using US dollars. Therefore, if the dollar weakens, gold and silver become cheaper to purchase and their […]

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Climbing Gold and Silver’s Wall of Worry

Climbing Gold and Silver’s Wall of Worry

By Clint Siegner, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange Confidence is slippery, even when you are a metals investor sitting atop the best performing assets of 2016. It doesn’t help when 4 years of a miserable bear market remains fresh in our memories. Any weakness in prices and it can feel like markets are getting ready to plunge right back to $13 silver and $1,000 gold. That feeling is called the “Wall of Worry”, and bulls are going to have to climb it by staying in the market even if their emotions are telling them to bail. Let’s review the last 6 weeks because they are quite instructional. June 1st: […]

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How High Is “Sky-High” Silver?

How High Is “Sky-High” Silver?

Now that the precious metals’ five-year cyclical bear market is acting like it’s been replaced by a vibrant bull run in the opposite direction (up!), many analysts who chided the ongoing rise in the mining stocks and metals that started in December 2015 are begrudgingly changing their “outlook” so they don’t get left behind.

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Should You Invest in Gold or Silver?

Should You Invest in Gold or Silver? The prices of bullion coins have increased in recent years. High inflation rates, slow economic growth, loss of global value of currency, and social and political uncertainty leads to increment in prices of precious metals. While gold has never lost its value over the centuries, it is not the only precious metal worth the investment. Other metals, like silver and platinum have been aggressively competing with it. 2016 is a predictable year for metal investors. If you are considering to buy gold or silver, then have a look at the factors below to choose one that suits your needs. Long-term and Short-Term Gains […]

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Will You Heed the New Signs of Economic Crisis?

Will You Heed the New Signs of Economic Crisis?

 Will You Heed the New Signs of Economic Crisis? By David Smith, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange On December 7, 1941, Kermit Tyler, an untrained watch officer, was on duty when a radar operator reported to him that he was seeing a large “blip” on the radar screen headed towards Pearl Harbor. Thinking it was a flight of returning U.S. B-17 bombers, Kermit replied nonchalantly, “Don’t worry about it.” Like the warships on Battleship Row, your assets are at risk. Eight battleships – each named for an American state – were grouped at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. (One – the West Virginia – was named for the […]

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Are Junior Gold Stocks Following 2008-2009 Recovery?

Are Junior Gold Stocks Following 2008-2009 Recovery?

Are Junior Gold Stocks Following 2008-2009 Recovery? Weeks ago precious metals began a correction amid overbought conditions (in the miners) and very bullish sentiment in the metals. The recent Fed minutes helped accelerate the weakness but it lost steam in recent days. A real stinker of a jobs report completely reversed the thought that the Fed would hike rates in the summer and it sent precious metals surging. As a result, the gold stocks and junior gold stocks especially could be back on the path to making new highs before autumn. Below we show our junior gold index bull analog chart. It is a custom index of 18 stocks with […]

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Gold or Silver—Which is Better for the Investor?

Gold or Silver—Which is Better for the Investor?

Precious metal investments skyrocketed following the 2008 recession. Less than a decade later, there’s still a high demand for precious metal investments. Gold and silver hedges against economic downturns, so it’s natural that when the dollar is devalued, people would seek to invest more in precious metals. Now, the big question is, which is more lucrative: gold or silver? Gold has centuries old association with wealth while silver is considered the “poor man’s gold.” As amusing as popular perceptions might be, they do not necessarily affect the business of investment. In the past several years, both gold and silver prices have gone up. If you are a savvy investor who wants […]

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Best Places to Buy Gold and Silver Stocks

Best Places to Buy Gold and Silver Stocks

Now that the precious metal stocks are rising again, here are several excellent companies to buy gold and silver stocks from: Gold Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) Despite the challenging market, Newmont Mining has outearned their revenue goals for the past four quarters. The company has reduced its debt taking advantage of depressed gold prices, and has taken steps to make production more cost-efficient. In the past year, the company has had low all-in sustaining costs (AISC), thus driving up overall profitability. As gold prices seem to be going up again, Newmont Mining stocks are ready to reap in the rewards. NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEMKT: NG) This gold miner holds assets […]

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Silver: May the 100 Year Force Be With You!

Silver: May the 100 Year Force Be With You!

What force? Some of the “forces” in our world that are supportive of higher silver prices are: Debt Increases: Global debt exceeds $200 Trillion and rising rapidly. Warfare: Syria, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, South China Sea, Chicago and others. It is a long list. Welfare: Bank bailouts, military contractors, Medicaid, food stamps, dozens of “programs” and so much more. Central bank “money printing:” Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and others are doing what they do best – devaluing their currencies. The bubbles created in the bond, stock, and currency markets must be fed and supported. There is little doubt that the world is drowning […]

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Silver: Until Paper Currencies Stop Losing Value

Silver: Until Paper Currencies Stop Losing Value

Alasdair McLeod wrote an excellent article in which he said, “So if anyone asks you when you might take your profits in gold and silver, smile sweetly and just say, ‘When paper money stops losing its value.’” When will paper money stop losing its value? I submit that unbacked fiat paper money will, based on history, never stop losing value – as long as it is backed by dodgy sovereign debt issued by governments descending deeper into debt ever year. A viable alternative is currency backed by gold and silver, but even though precious metals have been used successfully as money for centuries, there is far more profit for TPTB […]

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Silver: We NEED It!

Silver: We NEED It!

The answer to many questions often depends upon perspective, whether the questions are; should I buy silver, is the S&P 500 expensive, is huge and unpayable debt a problem, is another World War a bad idea, will eating potato chips and candy bars actually damage my health, and are Republicrats as useless and corrupt as they appear? Many people have suggested that silver prices are hopeless and silver will never go up. This is an overly emotional perspective caused by 4.5 years of declining silver prices and negative sentiment. Consistent with this “hopeless” assessment are: If silver prices ever get back to $20, or $30 or $40, I’ll sell and […]

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Gold and Debt: Astonishing Comparisons

Gold and Debt:  Astonishing Comparisons

Gold is rare and much too inexpensive compared to the $ trillions of debt created each year. Gold prices will rise or the amount of debt in the world will seriously contract. Bet on rising gold prices.

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Gold Price Rises Slightly After 3 Down Days

Gold Price Rises Slightly After 3 Down Days

Gold prices went slightly higher today, after three down sessions. Comex gold rose $1.10, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,220.70 an ounce, after it had fallen almost $22 in the last two trading days. The U.S. dollar fell 0.82%. The U.S. reported retail sales today, and figures showed a 0.8 percent drop while the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a 0.4 percent decline. On the other hand, strength in U.S. equities did not help the yellow metal rising sharper, as investors were in a clear “risk on” mood today.

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