RSSCategory: Category: Physical Market

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Idaho House of Representatives Votes Overwhelmingly to Remove Income Taxation from Precious Metals

Boise, Idaho (March 14, 2017) – By an overwhelming 56-13 margin, the Idaho House of Representatives today voted to end all Idaho taxation on precious metals, e.g. gold and silver coins and bars. Bill sponsor Representative Mike Moyle (R) and the entire Republican caucus voted for the measure.  If the Republican-controlled Idaho Senate follows suit and Governor Butch Otter (R) signs the bill, Idaho citizens will better be able to use gold and silver as a form of savings which protects against ongoing devaluation of America’s currency. Backed by the Sound Money Defense League, Idaho Freedom Foundation, Money Metals Exchange, and grassroots activists, HB 206 expands Idaho’s existing sales tax […]

Continue Reading

States Consider Removing Income and Sales Taxes from the Monetary Metals

States Consider Removing Income and Sales Taxes from the Monetary Metals

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Precious metals markets can certainly be volatile from week to week, but over time they are a more reliable store of value than Federal Reserve Notes. Gold and silver remain the world’s most enduring and most widely recognized form of money. And, as spelled out in the U.S. Constitution, gold and silver coins are legal tender. Individual states thus can formally recognize gold and silver coins as legal tender alternatives to Federal Reserve Note dollars. Both Utah and Oklahoma have passed legal tender laws in recent years recognizing gold and silver as money. The […]

Continue Reading

A Whole New World of Gold Demand Is Opening Up… Muslims

A Whole New World of Gold Demand Is Opening Up… Muslims

Most analysis of gold and silver markets tends to be U.S.-centric. However, the next secular trend in precious metals markets may have less to do with U.S. debt, U.S. politics, the U.S. central bank, and the U.S. dollar and more to do with a gigantic new source of demand. It’s not the 1970s anymore. Back then, big moves in the metals markets were centered on United States. The great gold and silver mania of the late 1970s was driven by inflation fears and a rush of speculative demand. Although coin dealers struggled to keep up, there was no actual global shortage of physical metal, and spot prices crashed after manic […]

Continue Reading

Let’s Get Real: Why You Must Own Precious Metals

Let’s Get Real: Why You Must Own Precious Metals

It can be difficult, even for dyed-in-the-wool perma-bulls to hold onto precious metals, let alone buy more. We see the Dow trading above 20,000 (placing this into perspective, is that since 2000, the Dow is up around 65% versus gold’s 300%), gold and silver currently languishing below multiple “resistance” points; suspended just above a couple of “support” lines. For long-suffering holders, it feels like the fabled Sword of Damocles dangling over their head, suspended by that proverbial single strand of hair. If you fit the above description, the following chart should provide good cheer. You’ll notice that since 1925, a few years before the Great Depression, up until the current […]

Continue Reading

PRESS RELEASE – 2017 Platinum American Eagles – soon to be released by the US Mint

For Immediate Release: 1/27/2017 Bullion Exchanges www.bullionexchanges.com Bullion Exchanges announces the new 2017 Platinum American Eagles – soon to be released by the US Mint In 2017, the US Mint will celebrate 20 years since the very first issue of the Platinum American Eagle coin.  With this vicennial anniversary, the mint decided to set an earlier release date for this year’s BU edition of this coin. The mint’s authorized buyers have been announced that it can start making preliminary orders for the latest 2017 1 oz. Platinum American Eagle Coins beginning with January, 23rd. This well known coin is already available for pre-order on Bullion Exchanges and is expected to […]

Continue Reading

What Pitfalls Investors Should Expect From Gold In The First Months Of 2017

Gold had an incredibly interesting year in the year 2016. In the beginning of the year, the precious metal skyrocketed as China started a domino effect of global economic hardships. The run upward in the value of the precious metal continued throughout the first half of the year. However, in July, as economic conditions around the world started improving and opportunities started heating up in the market, the value of gold fell. Now, many are saying that the downward trend will continue throughout the first few months of 2017. So, what pitfalls does gold truly face in the first few months of the year? Today, I’ll do my best to […]

Continue Reading