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Gold/Silver vs. Bitcoin Comparisons: A No-Brainer… or Brainless?

| October 20, 2017 | Category: Bitcoin
Gold/Silver vs. Bitcoin Comparisons: A No-Brainer… or Brainless?

For most of the year, as Bitcoin soared, crashed, and soared again, cryptocurrency vs. physical gold-silver talking heads engaged each other in heated rhetoric about which of these venues is here to stay. Some of the biggest names in finance, government, and the newsletter analyst space have made comments that – to be charitable – appear less-than-fully informed. Comments like “Even though bitcoin could rise to $100,000, it’s still going to zero!” don’t offer much insight. Some other questionable assumptions: 2017 percent price change comparisons: Relating this year’s gold and silver’s price range to that of bitcoin misses an important point. Yes, bitcoin (BTC) has risen by a much greater […]

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Frank Holmes Exclusive: Bitcoin Needs Electricity, Gold CONDUCTS Electricity

Frank Holmes Exclusive: Bitcoin Needs Electricity, Gold CONDUCTS Electricity

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at US Global Investors. Mr. Holmes has received various honors over the years, including being named America’s Best Fund Manager for 2016 by the Mining Journal. He is 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, welcome back and thanks for joining us again. How are you today? Frank Holmes: Excellent. Thank you, my friend. Thank you. Mike […]

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Europe’s Weight In Gold and Silver

Europe’s Weight In Gold and Silver

Gold, and silver, have always been valuable. Through upturns in fiat currency, downturns in commodities, and everything in between, the precious metals have always been a useful indicator and base level for the worth of things internationally. Far from being the hallmark of huge institutions, like the Federal Reserve, you can take advantage of the evergreen currency to secure your own ‘reserve’. Why Use Gold? There have been few occasions where government has been criticized for keeping hold of gold reserves. Quite apart from it, in fact, with the British government panned for selling back in 2002. There has never been a better time in fact, with measures over the world being taken […]

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Alert: Gold Breaks Out to New 2017 High

Alert: Gold Breaks Out to New 2017 High

Gold’s naysayers and doubters came out in full force earlier this summer as sentiment reached its nadir. The mid-year pullback in prices did, too. There can be no doubt about it now – gold has broken out of its summer doldrums. On Monday, the yellow metal finally broke through the longstanding $1,300/oz resistance zone to make a new high for the year at $1,316. Assuming the breakout holds, the next upside target is $1,375/oz, the high point for 2016. There are plenty of bullish factors behind gold’s recent upside momentum to continue pushing prices higher in the days and weeks ahead. The gold mining stocks are starting to show relative […]

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China’s Get the Gold Plan: Part II

China’s Get the Gold Plan: Part II

Money Metals readers may remember my November 2014 report in which I discussed how gold flowed into China in “tributary fashion” like small streams flowing into a giant one. In this case, the gold has been streaming into China’s increasingly massive thousands-of-tons gold hoard. In January, 2015, I penned an essay titled “China’s Global Gold Supply “Game of Stones” outlining China’s long-range goal to dominate the world’s physical gold market. Well, events have moved massively forward since then. I want to update you as to just how much things have changed – and how close we may be to experiencing a “defining moment” in the gold market. I’m talking about […]

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Ethereum vs. Tangibleum: Why Cryptocurrencies Can Never Replace Physical Gold

Ethereum vs. Tangibleum: Why Cryptocurrencies Can Never Replace Physical Gold

Article provided by our good friends at Hard Assets Alliance. By Shannara Johnson – August 3, 2107 On June 11, 2017, Bitcoin reached its all-time high of $3,025.47… followed by a 27.7% plunge only four days later. By July 12, it had lost a total of $12 billion off its value within a month. Ethereum, another popular cryptocurrency, increased its market share from a mere 5% at the beginning of the year to a breathtaking 30% in June, only to plummet 65% from its record-high by mid-July. One man who wouldn’t be surprised in the least by this insane level of volatility is Raoul Pal, founder of the monthly investment […]

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Exclusive Interview with Axel Merk on Diversifying with Gold & Cash

Exclusive Interview with Axel Merk on Diversifying with Gold & Cash

Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason (Money Metals Exchange): It is my privilege now to welcome in Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk Investments and author of the book, Sustainable Wealth. Axel is a highly sought-after guest at financial conferences and on news outlets throughout the world, and it’s great to finally have him on with us. Axel, it’s a real pleasure to speak with you, and thanks for joining us today. Axel Merk (Merk Investments): Great to be with you. Mike Gleason: Now, as we start off, you recently wrote a piece about complacency in the markets. We are […]

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Fake Leadership, Fake News… Even Fake Gold Dealers

Fake Leadership, Fake News… Even Fake Gold Dealers

Jim Rickards on the War on Gold, the Coming China Collapse & War w/ North Korea Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll hear the second half of my two-part interview with Jim Rickards, author and well- connected global finance insider.  Jim shares his thoughts on the ongoing War on Cash, the developing War on Gold and how that will play out, and talks about the ticking time bomb in the Chinese economy and what it means for the U.S. stock market.  Don’t miss the amazing conclusion of my conversation with Jim Rickards, […]

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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 […]

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MEDIA STUDY WARNS: Don’t Trust Us Dummies with Your Gold

MEDIA STUDY WARNS: Don’t Trust Us Dummies with Your Gold

The astounding results of a groundbreaking, scientific study just released, the first of its kind we know of, confirms a lot we’ve suspected about mainstream journalists. Journalists are different than the rest of us. Researchers found journalists’ brains just don’t work as well as yours and mine. That’s a polite way of saying journalists are dumber than you and I. The study flatly says journalists have less brain power than others to “regulate emotions, solve complex problems… and think flexibly and creatively,” although study findings say they are no more stressed than the average worker. That means they understand less about what’s going on than you and I. It also […]

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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 […]

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Are there any patterns between trading gold, and betting markets?

Trading gold and betting markets; not particularly two things that you would really associate with each other. They operate in different markets and the profiles of the people who do each often differ vastly; however despite these differences, there are actually some trends and patterns that run true in both. The prospect of financial gain As with any investment or money staked on a certain event or circumstance, the main motivation for both trading gold and betting is often financial gain. With gold there are a huge number of people and businesses who are there to offer you advice when it comes to trading. These companies provide tips and assistance […]

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Are Gold Traders Too Complacent?

Are Gold Traders Too Complacent?

While geopolitical events continue to create market anxiety, gold prices are unlikely to surge higher according to the options market.  In fact, gold options volatility, reflected by the CBOE’s gold implied volatility index GVZ, is nearing a 7-year low, which was last hit, in mid-March.  Current levels reflect market complacency. While it appears that gold prices are sliding sideways waiting for the next impetus to drive them higher or lower, the decline in implied volatility ahead of the French and British elections in May and June respectively reflect that gold option traders believe the status quo is the likely outcome. Just as a refresher, implied volatility is the markets estimate […]

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Gold “Trumps” Dollar amid geopolitical concerns

Gold is always considered as a safe haven by investors when compared to other investments like stocks, bonds, and currencies. Extending its recent upward trend, Gold prices have gained 6.5% year-to-date with Spot gold price reaching its five-month closing high of $1,288.50 an ounce. Due to the recent geopolitical concerns and uncertainty prevailing in the US economic policy under Trump administration, precious metals are seeing a revival in demand amidst investors. Spot Gold price was expected to reach up to $1300 as it surged intra-day to $1297. Also, the dollar index consolidated losses and fell below its key 101 level to reach 99.499 as of 18th April 2017. Fed Chair […]

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