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Sound Money Scholarship Winners Announced

| November 6, 2019 | Articles: General

7 Outstanding Thinkers Earn Nearly $10,000 in Tuition Assistance   Eagle, Idaho (November 6, 2019) – Seven outstanding students beat out more than 100 of their high-school and college peers in making the best case for sound money through an international, gold-backed scholarship competition… …and the winners walked away with almost $10,000 in scholarship awards for their exceptional, thought-provoking essays. For the fourth-straight year, Money Metals Exchange, the national precious-metals dealer that was recently ranked “Best in the USA,” has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to offer the first gold-backed scholarship of the modern era. These groups have set aside 100 ounces of physical gold to reward exemplary students who display a […]

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Time for Investors to Reset Their Portfolios for Inflation

| November 5, 2019 | Articles: Insights
Time for Investors to Reset Their Portfolios for Inflation

As investors reset their clocks to accord with the end of Daylight Savings Time, they may also need to reset their expectations for future returns. A strong body of research suggests that artificially changing the time twice a year – forward, then backward an hour – does more harm than good.  It leads to sleep disruptions, heightened stress, missed appointments, wasted time (ironically), and a diminishment of productivity around these biannual time changes. As reported in HeadlineHealth, “Circadian biologists believe ill health effects from daylight saving time result from a mismatch among the sun ‘clock,’ our social clock – work and school schedules – and the body’s internal 24-hour body clock.” […]

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Fed’s Own Forecasts Again Dead Wrong as QE4 Accelerates

| November 1, 2019 | Category: Economy
Fed’s Own Forecasts Again Dead Wrong as QE4 Accelerates

Precious metals markets enter November’s trading with bulls eying a potential year-end rally. Gold and silver prices did manage to post gains on Wednesday and Thursday after the Federal Reserve announced a quarter point rate cut. But the Fed followed up its move with language suggesting interest rate policy is now on pause. News Anchor #1: The Federal Reserve cut the benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point. It’s now at 1.5% to 1.75%. The rate cuts come on a global slowdown; they say. Also muted inflation. Now the Fed does signal in this statement a pause for future rate cuts. The Federal Reserve statement changes the words […]

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Silver’s Three Legged Bull-Run Stool

Silver’s Three Legged Bull-Run Stool

A case can be made that silver’s current price “stability” – believed by many to be well below where it “should” be – is the result of at least three interlocking factors. There are certainly other considerations, but the following seem especially relevant today… Our chosen metaphor is the three-legged stool. Take one leg away, and the stool topples. In the case of silver, the outcome is likely to be a violent price rise of epic proportions. 1. Draining the Silver Trading Swamp In recent months, a series of criminal charges and admissions among banks, trading houses and their employees have begun to expose unfair and/or illegal trading practices. They […]

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Why Nobody Chants “End the Fed” Anymore

| October 29, 2019 | Articles: General
Why Nobody Chants “End the Fed” Anymore

Americans hated it when the Federal Reserve handed trillions of dollars to crooked Wall Street banks following the 2008 Financial Crisis. Politicians were confronted about the merits of central banking and bailouts. For the first time in history, college students were chanting “End the Fed” at campaign rallies as Ron Paul took the central bank to task during his presidential campaigns. Virtually everyone in America vehemently opposed the central bank handing piles of cash to the same bankers whose greed and fraud had caused the Financial Crisis. Little has changed, but the public’s revulsion taught them an important lesson. If they give handouts to greedy and fraudulent bankers, they had […]

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GATA’s Powell: Attacks on Gold & Silver Prices Are Losing Their Impact

GATA’s Powell: Attacks on Gold & Silver Prices Are Losing Their Impact

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 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 on with us. Chris, thanks for the time again today, and welcome. Chris Powell: Oh, thanks as always for your interest, Mike. Mike Gleason: Well, Chris, we think some people owe you and GATA an apology. […]

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The Fed’s “Not QE” Is Morphing into “QE4ever”

The Fed’s “Not QE” Is Morphing into “QE4ever”

Another week, another new and expanded repo market intervention by the Federal Reserve. On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York intervened twice with fresh liquidity injections. Fed officials raised their offerings for overnight repos up from $75 billion to a staggering $120 billion. This comes on top of the $60 billion per month in Treasury bill purchases that will extend well into next year and possibly beyond. Over the past month alone, the Fed’s balance sheet has soared by $200 billion. You might think numbers like these should be quite alarming to investors and to anyone who holds U.S. dollars. But the strange thing about these Fed interventions […]

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Craig Hemke: Ignore the Elliott Wave “Buffoons” Calling for a Gold Crash

Craig Hemke: Ignore the Elliott Wave “Buffoons” Calling for a Gold Crash

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report. Craig is a well-known name in the metals industry and runs one of the most highly respected websites in our space and provides some of the very best analysis on banking schemes, the flaws of Keynesian economics, and evidence of manipulation in the gold and silver markets that you will find anywhere. Craig, welcome back, and thanks for joining us again. How are you today? Craig Hemke: Mike, my friend, it’s always a pleasure. Thanks for the invite. Mike Gleason: Absolutely. Love to get you back on and thanks for the time. Well, the recent smash in […]

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Yes, Gold “Just Sits There” and That’s Quite a Feat

Yes, Gold “Just Sits There” and That’s Quite a Feat

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Zweig famously referred to gold as a “Pet Rock” in 2015. He was blasted by people who understand that gold is no passing fad, and it serves some very important roles in an investment portfolio. The valuable roles played by gold have been well covered here. It’s a hedge against both inflation and deflation, it represents true diversification for portfolios stuffed with conventional securities, and it is a way of protecting wealth during tumultuous times. But Jason Zweig, Warren Buffett and other notable gold critics who complain about the metal “just sitting there” fail to understand the flaw in their basic assertion. What they believe to be a potent […]

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Warren Charts Wealth-Raiding Warpath to the White House

Warren Charts Wealth-Raiding Warpath to the White House

Despite the gravity of an impeachment inquiry that threatens to bring down the presidency of Donald J. Trump, markets have largely shrugged it off. The reason? Odds of a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate voting to remove Trump from office are slim. What has Wall Street more concerned are the rising odds of Elizabeth Warren becoming the Democrat nominee for president. Her surge (and Joe Biden’s weakness) in the polls may have even contributed to some of last week’s stock market volatility. The Democrats’ 2016 nominee, Hillary Clinton, was a status quo candidate who had the backing of billionaires, bankers, and big tech. Warren, on the other hand, worries […]

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Bill Holter: Credit Seizure Could Eventually Shut Down Supply Chains

| October 21, 2019 | Articles: Insights
Bill Holter: Credit Seizure Could Eventually Shut Down Supply Chains

Futures Market Failure to Someday Trigger Run on Gold/Silver Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here  Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Bill Holter of JSMineset and the Holter-Sinclair Collaboration. Since leaving Wall Street more than a decade ago, Bill has made a name for himself as an astute and highly respected market commentator, writer and has teamed up with Jim Sinclair to help others discover the inherent dangers of our debt based economy and how to protect yourself against it. Bill, it’s great to have you back and I very much appreciate the time today. Welcome. Bill Holter: Thanks for having me, Mike. Mike Gleason: […]

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Federal Reserve’s New QE Transfers Wealth to Its Owner Banks

Federal Reserve’s New QE Transfers Wealth to Its Owner Banks

Metals investors are positioning themselves for rapidly developing political and geopolitical events, as well as a rapidly expanding Federal Reserve balance sheet. What started out as a limited intervention to provide temporary liquidity to overnight lending markets has morphed into a massive $60-billion-per-month Treasury-buying campaign. By some measures, it’s even bigger than the last Quantitative Easing program. The Fed has yet to fully explain why this is all necessary given the lack of an immediate crisis in the real economy. Last week, Fed chair Jerome Powell took great pains to insist that their expanded repo market operations are “not QE” – only to announce a massive new Treasury bill buying […]

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“Baghad Jerome” Powell Denies the Fed Is Using Financial Crisis Tools

“Baghad Jerome” Powell Denies the Fed Is Using Financial Crisis Tools

Jerome Powell has something in common with Bagdad Bob, Saddam Hussein’s infamous press secretary. They’re both liars, suggests Money Metals podcast guest Craig Hemke of the TF Metals Report. Telling obvious lies with a straight face is part of Powell’s job description. He hopes to maintain order even though anyone who is paying attention knows something extraordinary is going on. When the Fed stepped into the “repo” markets at the end of September with hundreds of billions in short term loans for its owner banks, Powell stood out front telling everyone there is nothing to worry about. The Fed’s repo market lending was initially sold as a very temporary measure to […]

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David Smith: Consider Precious Metals for Insurance First, Profit Second…

| October 11, 2019 | Category: Investing
David Smith: Consider Precious Metals for Insurance First, Profit Second…

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, good to talk to you and thanks for the time. How are you? David Smith: Same here, Mike. I’m just fine. It’s good to speak with you again. Interesting times indeed. Mike Gleason: They always are it seems. Well, you recently wrote a piece for the MoneyMetals.com site last week in which you termed this most recent correction in precious metals as “the last train out” for bulls. Gold and silver had been trading range bound for years now. We saw a false breakout in 2016 when silver ran do about $1 an ounce […]

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