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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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Commodity Cycle Upturn to Lift Precious Metals Prices

Commodity Cycle Upturn to Lift Precious Metals Prices

Safe-haven demand for physical precious metals came in soft through the first half of the year as a rising stock market reinforced investor optimism toward the economy. U.S. stocks are expensive by just about every valuation measure you can think of – price/earnings, price/sales, dividend yield, total market capitalization as a percentage of GDP, etc. Even Fed chair Janet Yellen remarked recently that equity valuations appeared “rich.” The inverse of the extreme overvaluation in equities is the extreme relative cheapness of hard assets. Commodity indexes entered the summer at generational lows in real terms. The perception has been that the world is awash in plentiful, cheap oil. Just a few […]

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Louisiana Ends Sales Tax on Gold & Silver Bullion

Louisiana Ends Sales Tax on Gold & Silver Bullion

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Signs House Bill 396 to Remove Sales Tax from Certain Precious Metals Baton Rouge, Louisiana — Sound money advocates rejoiced as Governor John Bel Edwards signed House Bill 396 into law in recent days. HB 396, which passed in the Louisiana state house and senate earlier this month by overwhelming majorities, removes state sales taxation of precious metals, specifically gold, silver, and platinum coins and ingots. Representative Stephen Dwight (R-Lake Charles) and Representative Mark Abraham (R-Lake Charles) introduced HB 396 with the goal of encouraging precious metals purchasers to keep more of their investment dollars inside the state rather making investments elsewhere. The bill impacts […]

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Gold and Silver Are “Asymmetric” Trades

Gold and Silver Are “Asymmetric” Trades

An asymmetric trade is a situation where investing a relatively small amount of money holds the potential of yielding a profit many times the amount of the original sum at risk. In other words, where the risk to reward is skewed massively in the direction of reward. This took place recently with Bitcoin (BTC). Is this conceptually different from bets made years ago on Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon, or Facebook, which yielded hundreds of percent profit to intrepid investors? Does it have relevance to the possible returns during the next few years for those who hold physical gold and silver? I would answer “yes” and “yes.” The current “mania” in the […]

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Hell Freezes Over: CFTC Finds Trader Guilty of Metals Price Rigging

Hell Freezes Over: CFTC Finds Trader Guilty of Metals Price Rigging

It must have been painfully awkward for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Last year, Deutsche Bank settled a civil suit involving blatant market rigging and turned over reams of information, including chat logs and voice recordings. The trove contained plenty of damning evidence which had gone overlooked by the CFTC. CFTC investigators supposedly spent 5 years searching for illegal market manipulation, but somehow, managed to find nothing. The cheating became hard to ignore after Deutsche Bank turned over voice recordings and 350,000 pages of documents which revealed bank trading desks being run like the back office of a crooked casino. Here is one of the chat log gems between […]

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Forget about Fake News… Let’s Talk about Fake Markets

Forget about Fake News… Let’s Talk about Fake Markets

The U.S. and other nations with “free market” economies got credit for defeating the communists in Russia. That is ironic, because it is now more clear than ever that western leadership actually shares the Soviet inclination for central planning, and they have been increasingly intervening in our markets since the collapse of the USSR. Our officials make economic policy as if healthy markets must be planned and coerced, much like the politburo. Some of this policy is created and run in the open; the government bailouts, Quantitative Easing, and zero interest rate policy, for example. Other programs are more secretive. Investors know the “Plunge Protection Team” exists to be the […]

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UPDATE: Arizona Ends Income Taxation on Gold & Silver Coins

**For immediate release** Arizona Ends Income Taxation on Gold & Silver Coins Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Greenlights House Bill 2014, Removing Income Tax from Certain Precious Metals at the State Level   Phoenix, Arizona (May 23rd, 2017) – Sound money advocates rejoiced today as House Bill 2014 became the law in Arizona. HB 2014, which passed in the Arizona state Senate on May 10th by a margin of 16-13, removes all income taxation of precious metals coins at the state level. Under House Bill 2014, introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), Arizona taxpayers will simply back out all “gains” and “losses” on any precious metals that are in legal tender […]

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David Smith: It’s Better to Buy Gold & Silver When It DOESN’T Feel Good

David Smith: It’s Better to Buy Gold & Silver When It DOESN’T Feel Good

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 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, thanks for joining us again. How’ve you been sir? David Smith: Very good Mike, it’s great to be back. Mike Gleason: Well, before we get into other topics such as the Silver Institute’s latest report on the silver market and also the article you wrote for us recently on digital currencies, crypto-currencies, and so forth, I first want to have you set the stage here on where we are and where we’ve been in the […]

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Arizona Legislature Ends Income Taxation on Gold & Silver

**For immediate release** Arizona Legislature Ends Income Taxation on Gold & Silver By Jp Cortez Phoenix, Arizona (May 10th, 2017) – Sound money advocates scored a major victory today when the Arizona state senate voted 16-13 to remove all income taxation of precious metals at the state level. The measure heads to Governor Doug Ducey, who is expected to sign it into law. Under House Bill 2014, introduced by Representative Mark Finchem (R-Tucson), Arizona taxpayers will simply back out all precious metals “gains” and “losses” reported on their federal tax returns from the calculation of their Arizona adjusted gross income (AGI). If taxpayers own gold to protect themselves against the […]

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Frank Holmes Exclusive: Gold Could Hit $1,500 in 2017 Amid Imbalances & Weak Supply

Frank Holmes Exclusive: Gold Could Hit $1,500 in 2017 Amid Imbalances & Weak Supply

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: We are fortunate today to be joined again by Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at US Global Investors. Mr. Holmes has received various honors in recent months including being named America’s Best Fund Manager for 2016 by The Mining Journal and received two more Lipper awards just last month in both the three year and five year precious metals equity funds categories. He’s also the co-author of the book The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing and is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, as well as right here on the Money Metals podcast. Frank, […]

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Craig Hemke Exclusive: Physical Metals Demand Plus Manipulation Suits Will Break Paper Market

Craig Hemke Exclusive: Physical Metals Demand Plus Manipulation Suits Will Break Paper Market

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason:  It is my privilege now to welcome in Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report. Craig runs one of the most highly respected and well known blogs in the industry and has been covering the precious metals for close to a decade now, and he puts out some of the best analysis on banking schemes, the flaws of Keynesian economics and evidence of manipulation in the gold and silver markets. Craig, it’s great to have you back and thanks for joining us again today and, how are you? Craig Hemke: Mike, I’m fine thank you. It’s always […]

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