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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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5 Reasons You Should Buy Trump Insurance—And It’s Not Trump’s Fault

| November 18, 2016 | Articles: General

By Olivier Garret As the US licks its wounds after one of the most divisive elections in history, the markets appear to anticipate a positive economic outcome. On the election night, the overnight futures markets plummeted with the expectations of a Clinton victory. But it didn’t take long for a rebound. By morning, the markets returned back to normal. Lower taxes and a less regulated environment are good for the economy. And I hope Trump pulls it off. However, I am worried that what we see now is just a post-election honeymoon.  A good guarantee against unforeseen outcomes is owning gold bullion. Like most candidates, Donald Trump will not fulfill […]

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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 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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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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Why Trump’s Winning, Why the Establishment Wants Him Eliminated, and Why You Need Gold like Never Before

Why Trump’s Winning, Why the Establishment Wants Him Eliminated, and Why You Need Gold like Never Before

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Michael Rivero, founder and editor of WhatReallyHappened.com. Michael is a prolific commentator on geopolitics, financial markets, and many other topics, and also hosts a daily radio show where he comments about it all. Michael, it’s always great to have you with us. How are you? Michael Rivero: I’m doing fine. Thank you very much for having me back on the show. Mike Gleason: Well I’m sure you’ve been enjoying all of the political theater like we have these last couple of weeks and I’ll start off by getting your comments on the silly […]

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Chris Martenson: Underpriced Silver Is the “Rip Van Winkle” Metal

Chris Martenson: Underpriced Silver Is the “Rip Van Winkle” Metal

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to be joined by Dr. Chris Martenson of PeakProsperity.com and author of the book, Prosper: How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting. Chris is a commentator on a range of important topics such as global economics, financial markets, governmental policy, precious metals, and the importance of preparedness, among other things. It’s great, as always, to have him with us. Chris, welcome back, and thanks for joining us again. Chris Martenson: Mike, it’s a real pleasure to be here with you and your listeners. Mike Gleason: Well it’s been a number of […]

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