Latest Gold & Silver Price News

Strange and Crazy in the Financial World!

Strange and Crazy in the Financial World!

It’s been crazy so long it feels like normal … Several $ Trillion in global debt “pays” negative interest. Loan your capital to an essentially bankrupt government and lose a portion of that capital every year! Strange and crazy! The US government runs deficits – every year – in the $500 Billion to $1 Trillion range. These are the official deficits, not what GAAP accounting would calculate. So what? Just print and borrow more. Strange and crazy! The Fort Knox Bullion Depository is so important that almost no one is allowed inside, even the President. It is so important that the gold has not been (truly) audited during the past […]

Continue Reading

How Precious Metals Investors Can Trump the Establishment

How Precious Metals Investors Can Trump the Establishment

As the presidential primaries quickly approach, the establishment is in panic mode over the prospect of losing control. It’s not just about Donald Trump. The political class, the “mainstream” media, Wall Street, and the central banking cartel are all losing credibility in the eyes of the public. 2016 is shaping up as the year of “We’re not gonna take it anymore” – in more ways than one. It’s an encouraging development for precious metals investors and sound money advocates. Rank-and-file Republican voters are in open rebellion against their own party. They forced John Boehner out of his Speakership last fall. Now the GOP’s voter base is refusing to line up […]

Continue Reading

Gold Deficits and T-Bond Fantasies

Gold Deficits and T-Bond Fantasies

Fantasy #1: My name is John Q. Public. I live a good life, make lots of money (never mind how) and have debts such as a mortgage on a great house – $375,000, a Cessna – $150,000 (my air force), and a sweet little two mast sailing ship – $78,000 (my navy). Also my wife and children (my army) spend a lot of money. My total credit card debt is $97,000. But this was a bad month for revenue collections and there was only one thing to do. I called the customer service agent at my bank – the 3rd State Bank of Chicago, and asked for a credit limit […]

Continue Reading

A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

Several Republican presidential candidates are floating the idea of returning to some form of a gold standard in the U.S., although none have gone into any great detail. So, how might a modern gold standard work? It’s a question that requires us to do more than just look to the past with an eye toward “restoring,” “bringing back,” or “returning to” gold-backed money. Sound money advocates need to also think creatively about how to adapt hard money principles to the current and future needs of a dynamic and digital-based economy. Don’t get me wrong, the long history of gold and silver being used as money going back to ancient times […]

Continue Reading

My New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

My New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Confuse Debt with Wealth

If you don’t have a magical crystal ball to see the future, then a good history book will do the job. Understanding the past offers a full color panorama to the dangers and opportunities facing you in 2016. Unpayable debt is becoming the Big Story of the 21st Century across the globe. Life-altering disruptions will be the norm, with little that mankind has not seen before. In early November, Congress recklessly increased American spending and debt by another $1.14 trillion. Lawmakers long ago erased all limits to printing money and creating debt backed by nothing. The total world debt is unknown and uncountable. Pick any figure in the hundreds of […]

Continue Reading

Gold in 2016

Gold in 2016

We all know that gold prices in US dollars have been in a downtrend for about 4.5 years. We all know that gold prices rise, on average, as the underlying currency declines in value. Gold in the US was priced under $21 per ounce when the Federal Reserve was established. Since then the dollar has been devalued and gold has increased in price by a factor of about 50. It is the same story around the world, whether you evaluate in terms of British pounds, euros, rubles, yen, or any other debt based fiat paper currency. So what are gold prices today and what will they be in the next […]

Continue Reading

Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Betting on Deflation May Be a Huge Mistake. Here’s Why…

Precious metals investors heading into 2016 worry the dollar will continue marching ahead, right over the top of gold and silver prices. The Fed is telegraphing additional rate hikes throughout the year, and commodity prices – led by crude oil – are falling. There have been tremors in the biggest beneficiary markets of all when it comes to the Fed’s QE largesse – U.S. equities and real estate. And the possibility of a recession is growing, both in the U.S. and around the world. There are plenty of reasons we might see even lower official inflation numbers and a stronger dollar in 2016. But don’t think for a second that […]

Continue Reading

Silver, Silliness, Gold, and Risk

Silver, Silliness, Gold, and Risk

The movie “The Big Short” features Michael Burry. His statement from Zerohedge: “It seems the world is headed toward negative real interest rates on a global scale. This is toxic. Interest rates are used to price risk, and so in the current environment, the risk pricing mechanism is broken.” Repeat: “THE RISK PRICING MECHANISM IS BROKEN.” What risks could be mispriced? A few come to mind. The world is saturated in debt – over $200 Trillion. Does anyone expect that debt to be repaid? What are the risks when over $200 Trillion in debt can be counted as an asset ONLY if that massive and increasing debt can be rolled […]

Continue Reading

2016 Outlook for Precious Metals

| December 31, 2015 | Articles: Insights
2016 Outlook for Precious Metals

by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT The precious metals sector will close 2015 entrenched in a seemingly forever bear market. Most of the sector has been in a bear market for over four and a half years. Gold’s bear market will reach four and a half years in a few months. Meanwhile the US Dollar’s bull market remains strong and is likely to continue. In this article we discuss our 2016 big picture outlook for the US Dollar, Gold and gold stocks. The US Dollar index will be a major focus of 2016. The greenback is currently consolidating and correcting below important resistance at 100. A strong break above 100 could trigger […]

Continue Reading

NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast

NEW: Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast Looking Ahead to 2016 Forecasting today’s volatile, high-frequency machine driven and manipulated futures markets using fundamental analysis is futile, as a great many precious metals bulls will attest. To complicate matters, an obsession with Fed policy dominates all markets. Officials at the Federal Reserve are often less than forthcoming and are just as bumbling as the Soviet bureaucrats when it comes to centrally planning our economy. Nevertheless, beneath all of the artificial influences and all of the leveraged paper, the gears of the physical market for gold and silver still turn. We can be sure prices will reflect actual supply and demand for physical metals at […]

Continue Reading

Why Austrian Investing Is Important In The Era Of State Imposed Fiat Money

| December 30, 2015 | Category: Investing
Why Austrian Investing Is Important In The Era Of State Imposed Fiat Money

In sum, this book is to date the most comprehensive attempt at a critical examination of today’s investment universe from the perspective of the Austrian School and deriving conclusions for investors from it. To this end, we frequently move back and forth between theory and current practice. The difficulty of connecting these two worlds will become clear to the reader as the book progresses: the relationship between taking the time for slow and deliberate reflection and the pressure and urgency that characterize investing in financial markets under distorted and volatile circumstances.

Continue Reading

Silver and S&P Similarities – Tops and Bottoms

Silver and S&P Similarities – Tops and Bottoms

Examine the 30 year log scale chart of the S&P 500. What I see:   Tops occurred about every seven years. Tops were usually rounded, followed by intense drops. Tops were approximately Aug. 1987, Jan. 1994, March 2000, Oct. 2007, and May 2015. Once the S&P broke below the red up-trending support lines in 2000, 2007, and (probably) in 2015, the rally was over and large corrections occurred. The next large move in the S&P looks like it should be, based on history, a substantial correction to the 600 – 1,400 range. Other Considerations: Federal Reserve easy money has helped create the last six years of S&P rally. The Fed […]

Continue Reading

Silver Rides a Runaway Expense Train

Silver Rides a Runaway Expense Train

The US government will spend nearly $4 Trillion this fiscal year – starting last October 1. Of course it projects a massive deficit, increasing national debt, uses “funny” accounting, and does not address unfunded liabilities. Business as usual… Examine the last 100 years of US government expenditures and national debt – on a log scale in $ millions. Note that official government expenses have increased from about $750 million to about $4 Trillion, an increase by a factor of over 5,000. National Debt (official – not including unfunded liabilities) has increased from about $3 billion to nearly $19 Trillion in 100 years, an increase by a factor of about 6,000. […]

Continue Reading

Gold And Silver – Physical PMs Are A “Gift” At Current Levels

Gold And Silver – Physical PMs Are A “Gift” At Current Levels

It really matters little what the charts are saying about the paper futures for gold and silver here, which we will get to shortly.  The focus needs to be kept on a few facts that are inescapably true:  fiat currencies throughout the history on this planet have always, always failed, without exception, 100% of the time.  There are few situations for which such a statement of guaranteed [failed] performance can be made. It is any different this time?  Yes and no. No, because all fiats have failed, plain and simple.  Yes, because the extent to which there is no reasonable reality in the relationship between paper and physical has never […]

Continue Reading