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Here’s a Smarter Way to Buy Precious Metals in Volatile Times

Here’s a Smarter Way to Buy Precious Metals in Volatile Times

BY HARD ASSETS ALLIANCE Volatility in gold and silver has been on full display the past 24 hours. As the US presidential election approached this week, gold declined $30 to $1275/oz on the prospect of a Clinton victory. However, as initial poll results came in and were favorable for Trump, gold reversed course and rocketed higher through overnight trading. Shortly after 12 AM EST when most polling had closed, gold was up a staggering $60, to $1335/oz. Stock markets around the world were plummeting with circuit breakers triggered on US equity futures markets. As the dust settles and Trump’s victory is being digested, a sense of “normalcy” is returning to […]

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What’s Behind the Recent Surge in Volatility?

What’s Behind the Recent Surge in Volatility?

BY HARD ASSETS ALLIANCE It’s no secret that people don’t like uncertainty. By nature, humans are generally creatures of habit—preferring stability and safe outcomes. This is especially true when it comes to financial matters. However, financial markets are almost always facing some type of uncertainty, be it corporate earnings, interest rates, or geopolitical events. The issues are often benign and the outcomes are non-events, but as we know, there are always surprises causing markets to react. The volatility index, commonly referred to as the VIX, is a measure of investor uncertainty and fear of the unknown. The VIX can go months at a time meandering along without much direction and […]

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Gold Is a Safe Bet No Matter What the Fed Will Do

| November 10, 2016 | Category: Economy
Gold Is a Safe Bet No Matter What the Fed Will Do

By Olivier Garret Gold prices have dropped from $1,340 an ounce in September to as low as $1,250 late last week. This is largely due to forecasts of a rate hike by the US Federal Reserve. But the sharp drop in gold began to reverse on Monday. The price rose by more than $25 in just three trading days. Most gold analysts say the main reason for the bounce is reaction to comments made by Yellen last Friday. Judging from what Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week, gold is likely to move up no matter what the US economy does. Fed Chair Yellen highlights plans for “high-pressure economy” In […]

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Election Uncertainty Now Influencing Gold & Silver Prices

Election Uncertainty Now Influencing Gold & Silver Prices

Most of us consider this year’s presidential election as the wildest and most unpredictable we’ve ever seen, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the markets. Gold and silver spent most of the past three weeks going nowhere fast. Between Oct. 6th and Oct. 27th silver traded within ten cents of $17.60/oz – an extraordinarily tight range. Precious metals generally thrive on uncertainty, but the markets have been unfazed and instead have appeared to be paralyzed. It seems Wall Street may not have shared the trepidation many Americans at large have been feeling. That may be about to change. On Friday, FBI director James Comey, of all people, broke […]

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Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Confidence in Washington DC Is ALREADY Shattered

| November 2, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Confidence in Washington DC Is ALREADY Shattered

It just doesn’t matter much whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the election, at least in terms of gold and silver market fundamentals. That said, the contest itself is signaling something important precious metals investors should be watching intently. This campaign is dragging whatever prestige is still associated with the Office of President into the mud. Few voters on either side bother to spend much time arguing the greatness of their candidate. When both Trump and Clinton carry more baggage than American Airlines, it’s easier to focus on their opponent’s shortcomings. The victor in this epically polarized contest will garner only tepid support from a minority of Americans. He […]

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How Big Is Your Gold and Silver Picture?

| October 31, 2016 | Articles: Insights
How Big Is Your Gold and Silver Picture?

Whether you surf the Internet for information about the precious metals and mining stocks or receive newsletters by snail mail, you’re exposed to predictions by all and sundry: How high will prices go? How long will it take? Will they remain elevated if/when they reach record nominal and/or inflation-adjusted highs? Truth be told, all of us are “inquiring minds who would like to know.” We want to believe that someone somewhere can predict the future. So we seek out gurus who might have special knowledge that puts us on the inside track. It could be on a site like GoldSeek.com, where newsletter writers publish a portion of their work a […]

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How Will the US Election Impact the Price of Gold

How Will the US Election Impact the Price of Gold

With the American election now less than two weeks away, investors are wondering how the final results could impact a volatile precious metals market. While studies show that the price of gold in the long-term is primarily affected by US economic and monetary policies, rather than simply the result of a presidential campaign, the run-up to an election does show distinct trends. Typically, there is an increase in the price of gold as the election year approaches. As the future economic policies of the candidates become more established, there is a slow decline in the few months immediately preceding the election before another noticeable bump after the election is over. […]

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Frank Holmes: “Chindia” Buying Gold on Dips, 20% Corrections Are “Non Events”

Frank Holmes: “Chindia” Buying Gold on Dips, 20% Corrections Are “Non Events”

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): Frank, it’s good to have you back on. Congratulations on another well-deserved award and thanks for joining us again today. Frank Holmes (U.S. Global Investors): Well, thank you for that recognition, but I want to make sure that your listeners know that portfolio manager Ralph Aldis is also key in that whole thought process and director of research and oversees the gold funds with myself. He’s a geologist. He has a master’s in mineral economics, a master’s in geology. I like to tease him he has more degrees than a thermometer. Mike Gleason: Well, […]

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Press Release – Royal Canadian Mint and Bullion Exchanges to release limited edition silver coin series

| October 25, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Press Release – Royal Canadian Mint and Bullion Exchanges to release limited edition silver coin series

2017 marks a critical year for Bullion Exchanges and among the most renowned refiners worldwide- the Royal Canadian Mint. Bullion Exchanges is excited to introduce the all new limited edition series – Canada the Great (CTG) honoring the spectacular Canadian National Parks and Historical Landmarks. Please join us as we tour across Canada to some of the most iconic and beautiful destinations that the wonderful Great North has to offer. This one-of-the-kind series is a result of the successful collaboration of Bullion Exchanges and the Royal Canadian Mint in celebrating the Canadian beauty and uniqueness. “Canada the Great” represents the small journey into the RCM’s homeland and its spirit through featuring […]

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Preparing for Post-Election Social Unrest

| October 25, 2016 | Articles: Insights
Preparing for Post-Election Social Unrest

The 2016 election year is bringing out the worst among some elements of society. From vandalism to physical assaults to large scale race riots to terrorist bombings and mall stabbings, social disorder has become a more prominent feature of life in a polarized America. It’s easy (and politically convenient) for the establishment media to blame Donald Trump for inflaming the political divide. In reality, Trump supporters have far more often been the victims rather than the instigators of political violence. Moreover, the forces driving social unrest have been building for years. And they are being encouraged and funded by far-left organizations. The riotous “Black Lives Matter” movement has received more […]

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How Will the Election Outcome Impact Precious Metals?

How Will the Election Outcome Impact Precious Metals?

Metals investors wonder what this presidential election will mean for gold and silver markets. Since Nixon closed the gold window in 1971 and the years of price inflation that followed, presidents have largely ignored gold, the Federal Reserve, and other issues related to sound money. Today, the devaluation of the Federal Reserve Note – the explosion of debt and the eternal deficits which enrich bankers and the political class at the expense of the rest of us – is getting harder to ignore. The looming national bankruptcy coincides with this year’s extraordinarily divisive election. Regardless of which candidate wins, the Washington DC establishment has already lost a great deal of […]

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What in the World Happened to Gold and Silver Prices Last Week?

What in the World Happened to Gold and Silver Prices Last Week?

Gold and silver prices charged higher during the first 6 months of the year. They fell into a rut over the summer, and then hit the skids last Tuesday. Lots of bullion investors are wondering what in the world happened. There are three primary factors driving this price correction. The first is the strength in the U.S. dollar. The DXY index, which measures the dollar against other major world currencies, hit its highest levels since July. This surge, however, is not driven by safe-haven buying as it was immediately following Brexit. That sort of fear driven buying would almost certainly be boosting precious metals as well. Rather, investors are looking […]

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A Short Course on Fear and Greed: Successful Investors Wrote the Book

A Short Course on Fear and Greed: Successful Investors Wrote the Book

Are you a millionaire yet? Me neither. We might have been by now, had we better understood the finer points of “fear” and “greed” during our investing lives. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” said fictional corporate raider Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in 1987’s “Wall Street.” The quote became a rally cry for the 13-year stock market surge following the October ’87 crash. Fear, on the other hand, can be just as influential in charting investments. “I have only two positions right now – cash and fetal,” wailed investor Jeff Mackey, staring wide-eyed into CNBC’s cameras on October 2, 2008. The subprime mortgage crisis was […]

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Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market

October could see a ramping up of volatility across all asset markets. The month is notorious on Wall Street for the 1987 stock market crash. Fall crashes also occurred in 2002 and 2008. Are we due for another one? Perhaps. Some analysts think it will come after the election. Others think the stock market will stay elevated until the Federal Reserve raises rates. The Fed will be out of the picture this month – at least as far as policy decisions are concerned. The Fed won’t convene another policy meeting until November 1-2. Most Fed watchers expect the central bank to avoid making any rate moves so close to the […]

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