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Axel Merk Exclusive: Can You Sleep at Night When the Market Goes Against You?

Axel Merk Exclusive: Can You Sleep at Night When the Market Goes Against You?

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments and author of the book Sustainable Wealth. Axel is a well-known market commentator and money manager and is a highly sought after guest at financial conferences and at news outlets throughout the world. It’s great to have him back on with us. Axel, it’s always a pleasure and thanks for joining us again. Axel Merk: Great to be with you. Mike Gleason: Well, before we get into other matters like Fed policy and the latest on trade wars and so forth, Axel, I […]

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The Bullion Market

Bullion is any precious metal that is in the form of bars or ingots. It is usually used for trade in a market and comes from the original French word “bouillon” which means boiling. This was the term used to describe the activity of a melting metal. Each Bullion varies when it comes to its value depending on its precious metal content which is determined by its purity and mass. To find out the purity of each gold bullion, they use the century-old method known as fire assay along with modern spectroscopic instrumentation to accurately determine its quality to ensure the owner receives fair market value for it. It is […]

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5 Reasons to Buy Silver instead of Gold

Is silver really better than gold? Why should someone buy silver instead of buying gold? What potentials does silver have as an investment? All these questions will be answered right here. It is natural of an investor to be curious and want to discover if one type of asset is better than another. This is particularly true when it comes to silver and gold since both markets generally differ in size. Money in silver Silver isn’t part of our currency, yet it is still considered of value along with gold. One evidence is that this cannot be generated easily and thus depreciates like paper or digital forms. And by real […]

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The Average Amount of Gold Sold Monthly

The gold market has been continuously booming over the past few years. The demand of gold has been significantly increasing and can be traced back hundreds of years. Nowadays, the demand is going higher and higher in tandem with the price. Understanding the price of gold saves you from losing money and increases your chance of profit. Buying gold isn’t as easy as eating a piece of cake. There are a lot of things to be considered despite the benefit that it brings. Looking back at everything, how much gold is bought and sold really in a month?   The amount of gold that is bought and sold every month […]

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The Amount of Publicly and Privately Owned Gold

Gold plays a very important role as it is known as the safe haven when things get volatile. Investors mostly run into gold when the economy in on the edge of fluctuation, and they store it as an investment too. The supply of gold circulating in the market is limited, but what is the exact amount?   It has been said that the above ground amount of gold all over the world ranges from 120,000 to 140,000 tons. Of which, the US Reserve owns 6 percent or 8,000 tons of the total amount of gold. A total of 25 percent of above earth gold is publicly owned. They can be […]

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Which is a Better Investment: Gold or Silver?

Which is a Better Investment: Gold or Silver?

An investor at times must decide which precious metal to invest in: gold and silver. There are times when gold is a better investment, and there are times when silver is a better investment. Why do they invest in precious metals? First, they hope that prices will continue to increase in order to gain money and second, they believe that other investments will decrease in value in the hope that they will not lose money. Which then is a better investment today, gold or silver? The price of gold and silver significantly changes from time to time. Looking back on the past years, it cannot be denied that the price […]

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Gold Investment Against Volatile Markets

As glittering as it was way back in 800 B.C., gold has owned the throne for its value and rich history among cultures all throughout the world. It has maintained and even increased its value throughout the ages that people tend to pass it on from generation to generation in order to preserve their wealth. Can gold be then as precious as it seems to be a ‘safe haven’ when it comes to a volatile market? Market volatility can come in different shapes and sized and is and will always be a part and parcel of investing. Traditionally speaking, gold has been a refuge for investors seeking shelter from a […]

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Congressman Criticizes U.S. Mint for “Disappointing and Concerning” Inaction on Counterfeit Precious Metals Coins

U.S. Secret Service Also Frustrated with U.S. Mint’s “Lack of Supporting Action” Washington, DC (March 12, 2018) – Congressmen Alex Mooney (R-WV) criticized the United States Mint for its “disappointing and concerning” lack of awareness or action on the growing problem of high-quality counterfeits of U.S. precious-metals coins entering the country from China and elsewhere. In a letter dated March 6, Rep. Mooney took the U.S. Mint to task on its perfunctory one-page response to a prior letter that he and Congressman Frank Lucas sent last October asking for information as to whether, and to what extent, the U.S. Mint has taken proactive steps to protect the integrity of America’s […]

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One Belt, One Road, One Direction for Precious Metals

One Belt, One Road, One Direction for Precious Metals

All great events hang by a hair. The man of ability takes advantage of everything and neglects nothing that can give him a chance of success; whilst the less able man sometimes loses everything by neglecting a single one of those chances. ~Napoleon Bonaparte China’s launch several years ago of the One Belt, One Road Initiative is set to become the biggest commercial linking-system constructing project in world history. In the book David Morgan and I co-authored, Second Chance: How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock-Wave, we discuss the “New Silk Road” this way: …the plan, described as an “economic partnership map with […]

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Chris Powell: Governments Are LYING about Their Gold Activities while Mining Companies Cower

Chris Powell: Governments Are LYING about Their Gold Activities while Mining Companies Cower

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Chris Powell, Secretary-Treasurer at the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, also known as GATA. Chris is a long-time journalist and a hard money advocate and through his tireless efforts at GATA he is working to expose the manipulation of the gold and silver markets. Through GATA’s work over the years some important revelations have come to light, which quite honestly should concern everyone. It’s great to have him back with us. Chris, good to have you on again and, how are you? Chris Powell: Oh, very good, Mike. Glad to […]

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Europe’s Weight In Gold and Silver

Europe’s Weight In Gold and Silver

Gold, and silver, have always been valuable. Through upturns in fiat currency, downturns in commodities, and everything in between, the precious metals have always been a useful indicator and base level for the worth of things internationally. Far from being the hallmark of huge institutions, like the Federal Reserve, you can take advantage of the evergreen currency to secure your own ‘reserve’. Why Use Gold? There have been few occasions where government has been criticized for keeping hold of gold reserves. Quite apart from it, in fact, with the British government panned for selling back in 2002. There has never been a better time in fact, with measures over the world being taken […]

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China’s Get the Gold Plan: Part II

China’s Get the Gold Plan: Part II

Money Metals readers may remember my November 2014 report in which I discussed how gold flowed into China in “tributary fashion” like small streams flowing into a giant one. In this case, the gold has been streaming into China’s increasingly massive thousands-of-tons gold hoard. In January, 2015, I penned an essay titled “China’s Global Gold Supply “Game of Stones” outlining China’s long-range goal to dominate the world’s physical gold market. Well, events have moved massively forward since then. I want to update you as to just how much things have changed – and how close we may be to experiencing a “defining moment” in the gold market. I’m talking about […]

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Get Ready for an Historic Upside Gold and Silver Run

Get Ready for an Historic Upside Gold and Silver Run

The Bigger the Base, the Greater the Upside Case. This saying among technical analysts/chartists helps define where we are today in the precious metals – and where we’ll soon be headed. It means that when prices “base” in a relatively narrow sideways range for an extended period, they will at some point break out. Before the action gets underway, bears and bulls alike will get “sandpapered” as they take positions, trying to guess whether or not the price is getting ready to decline further or move upward into a new bull phase. If you consider that time spent in sideways consolidation represents a build-up in stored energy, then a valid […]

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Subprime Auto Loans Up, Car Sales Down: Why This Could Be Good for Gold

BY SHANNARA JOHNSON Provided by Hard Asset Alliance The latest monthly motor vehicle sales report released on July 3 paints a grim picture for US car sales. Overall June sales dropped by 3% compared to June of last year—the sixth successive month of lower year-over-year sales. General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler were among the greatest losers with declines between 4.7% and 7%. Japan’s top sellers fared a little better, with Nissan seeing 2% growth and Toyota a 2.1% gain. Economists and Street pundits seem to be stumped as to why Americans are so reluctant to buy cars. Hypotheses that are being bounced around range from tight credit markets to […]

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