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Pension Funds Start Looking to Gold to Avert Disaster

| September 2, 2020 | Category: Investing
Pension Funds Start Looking to Gold to Avert Disaster

Public and private pension plans face a dual crisis. The first and most obvious threat to pensioners is that defined-benefit vehicles are severely underfunded. By one estimate, pension systems taken as a whole are $638 billion in the red. Some are in better shape financially than others. But all pension plans will have to reckon with a second huge challenge going forward. Namely, they are already entirely unable to meet their stated return objectives by owning conventional “safe” interest-bearing instruments such as Treasury bonds. Fed Declares War on Savers The Federal Reserve has effectively declared war on savers by vowing to hold short-term interest rates near zero, likely for years […]

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Another Stock Market Selloff Could Drive More Bullion Buying

Another Stock Market Selloff Could Drive More Bullion Buying

Investors got a look at first quarter GDP, and it wasn’t pretty. The U.S. economy contracted by 4.8%, even worse than the 3.3% decline anticipated by economists. In addition to that bad news, 4 million more Americans filed for unemployment last week. More than 30 million people have lost jobs over the past 6 weeks, and the situation is only getting worse. The S&P 500 lost 2.8% on Friday. Perhaps equity investors are beginning to wonder if share prices, which have moved relentlessly higher in recent weeks, accurately reflect the dismal economic data. Warren Buffett certainly is. The famed investor announced his company, Berkshire Hathaway, had sold all of its […]

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The Oil Futures Crash Is a Warning to Gold Speculators

The Oil Futures Crash Is a Warning to Gold Speculators

The metals complex showed relative stability this week as the oil market suffered a historic meltdown. West Texas Intermediate Crude crashed 70% at one point this week on the continuous contract, bringing prices briefly below $7 per barrel. By Thursday, prices were trading between $14 and $18 per barrel. The volatility on the May futures contract was even more extreme. On Monday, May futures for crude oil crashed to one dollar, then to zero, then to a few pennies below zero, then to an unbelievable negative $37 per barrel. With the world literally running out of places to store oil, oil contracts for immediate physical offtake represented a liability rather […]

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Jp Cortez: Sound Money State Index Identifies Friends & Enemies of Precious Metals Investors

| December 20, 2019 | Category: Investing
Jp Cortez: Sound Money State Index Identifies Friends & Enemies of Precious Metals Investors

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in JP Cortez with the Sound Money Defense League, a nonpartisan national public policy organization working to restore sound money at the state and federal level. JP is a proponent of and has studied in the Austrian school of economics and his role at SMDL as Policy Director has him regularly testifying at legislative hearings and speaking at various events around the country. His articles and analysis have appeared in many national news publications including the Washington Examiner, Huffington Post, Mises Institute, Foundation For Economic Education and many more, and he’s a frequent guest on various podcasts and national radio shows […]

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Gold ETF Holdings Surge… But Do They Actually Hold Gold?

| December 10, 2019 | Category: Investing
Gold ETF Holdings Surge… But Do They Actually Hold Gold?

Gold-linked exchange-traded products are growing in popularity with investors. Assets held by gold ETFs have grown 38% globally in 2019. In October, according to the World Gold Council, gold ETFs attracted $1.9 billion in net inflows to reach a new record high total gold holding of 2,900 tonnes – at least on paper. There is good reason to be skeptical of whether all these “gold” vehicles actually hold physical metal sufficient to back their market capitalizations on a 1:1 basis. Some of them very well might; others almost certainly don’t. In fact, many of these gold instruments hold futures contracts and other financial derivative products that merely “track” the gold […]

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David Smith: Consider Precious Metals for Insurance First, Profit Second…

| October 11, 2019 | Category: Investing
David Smith: Consider Precious Metals for Insurance First, Profit Second…

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back David Smith, senior analyst at The Morgan Report and regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com. David, good to talk to you and thanks for the time. How are you? David Smith: Same here, Mike. I’m just fine. It’s good to speak with you again. Interesting times indeed. Mike Gleason: They always are it seems. Well, you recently wrote a piece for the MoneyMetals.com site last week in which you termed this most recent correction in precious metals as “the last train out” for bulls. Gold and silver had been trading range bound for years now. We saw a false breakout in 2016 when silver ran do about $1 an ounce […]

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Michael Pento Warns: Stock Market May Go Off the Cliff, Stagflation Like Never Before

Michael Pento Warns: Stock Market May Go Off the Cliff, Stagflation Like Never Before

“It’s Beyond the Twilight Zone to Have $13 Trillion in Debt with a Negative Yield” Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back Micheal Pento, President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies. Michael’s a well-known money manager and a terrific market commentator and author of the book The Coming Bond Market Collapse: How to Survive the Demise of the U.S. Debt Market. He’s a regular guest right here on the Money Metals Podcast and we always love having him on. Michael, thanks for the time again today and welcome back. Michael Pento: Great to be back on your program. Mike Gleason: Well […]

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What is a Gold IRA?

A Gold IRA is a type of retirement account by which physical gold or other precious metals are held in custody for the benefit of the IRA account owner. It works like a regular IRA but instead of using paper assets, The IRA holds bullions and coins. So basically, Gold IRA is a type of investment vehicle used to save for retirement by buying or holding gold bullions and other approved precious metals. with your traditional or Roth IRA, you stash your savings in the form of stocks, bonds or mutual funds.  In a Gold IRA, you use precious metals. You can also own many other precious metals aside from […]

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Precious Metal Funds – an Amazing Investment

Gold and other precious metals have proven to be a hedge against economic meltdown or turmoil and are considered a safety spot during a stock market storm. These types of investments tend to grow in the event that stocks fall short. Gold and Market Meltdown Beside the benefits of having a diverse investment portfolio when you choose to invest in Gold, Gold itself is betting against the dollar because it is a fiat currency without any commodity backing. Meaning, when the value of the dollar declines, the value of Gold tends to shoot up. Gold also has a correlation with the stock market. These two always tend to go in […]

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China Takes the Long View on Gold-Silver… and So Should You

China Takes the Long View on Gold-Silver… and So Should You

A cursory look at Chinese history can convince you that China should not be underestimated when it sets its sights on a particular goal. Even before Mao Zedong took over the reins in 1949, and the first Five Year Plan began in 1953, centuries of history demonstrated that long-term planning, while not always meeting expectations, is a core behavioral trait of the Chinese psyche. And more often than not, it has enabled them to hit the mark. Expect eventual success for the One Belt, One Road Initiative – the world’s largest construction project, estimated to cost $80 trillion dollars – linking the Asian mainland, (including Central Asia) with Europe via […]

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New Warnings on Risky “Self Storage” Gold & Silver IRAs

New Warnings on Risky “Self Storage” Gold & Silver IRAs

Bullion investors buy gold and silver as a matter of self-reliance. Physical metals aren’t dependent upon the promises of financial institutions, governments, or other third parties. This lack of counterparty risk makes precious metals quite different from most conventional assets. There is no possibility of a default or mismanagement which renders them worthless. That is a lot more than can be said of securities such as stocks and bonds. Recently a few firms promoting “self-storage” precious metals IRAs have been trying to exploit the self-reliance streak running through bullion investors in a manner that could cause significant harm. These firms offer a scheme to circumvent IRS rules which require IRA […]

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Considering Switching Your IRA – Make Sure You Do It Properly Or It Could Be An Expensive Decision

Considering Switching Your IRA – Make Sure You Do It Properly Or It Could Be An Expensive Decision

The fact that you are reading this post shows that you are a focused individual who cares about their retirement. This may seem like a strange comment to make, but the vast majority of workers simply pay in money to their retirement accounts and let their chosen company manage the investment. In our opinion, this is a bad idea, even if your chosen company is doing an excellent job at the end of the day that money is still your retirement pot, and nobody else will care as much about it as you do. With the recent volatility in the stock market, many people have been contemplating switching at least […]

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Gold “Trumps” Dollar amid geopolitical concerns

Gold is always considered as a safe haven by investors when compared to other investments like stocks, bonds, and currencies. Extending its recent upward trend, Gold prices have gained 6.5% year-to-date with Spot gold price reaching its five-month closing high of $1,288.50 an ounce. Due to the recent geopolitical concerns and uncertainty prevailing in the US economic policy under Trump administration, precious metals are seeing a revival in demand amidst investors. Spot Gold price was expected to reach up to $1300 as it surged intra-day to $1297. Also, the dollar index consolidated losses and fell below its key 101 level to reach 99.499 as of 18th April 2017. Fed Chair […]

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Trading Online Made Easy: Trade Gold After the U.S. Election

| November 15, 2016 | Category: Investing
Trading Online Made Easy: Trade Gold After the U.S. Election

The results of the U.S. election came as a big surprise to most of the world. Economists, politicians, and everyday people expected Hillary Clinton to be the big winner of the election. Yet, Donald Trump pulled away a big upset and beat his opponent with a fairly large and unexpected margin. The results of the election had an immediate impact on world markets as traders reacted to the uncertainty that a Trump presidency brings to the world. Currencies fluctuated up and down in price as doubt spread over the true value of the United States dollar and other bedrock currencies that hold the work economic system in place. This sort […]

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