Tag: gold

Pension Funds Start Looking to Gold to Avert Disaster

| September 2, 2020 | Category: Investing
Pension Funds Start Looking to Gold to Avert Disaster

Public and private pension plans face a dual crisis. The first and most obvious threat to pensioners is that defined-benefit vehicles are severely underfunded. By one estimate, pension systems taken as a whole are $638 billion in the red. Some are in better shape financially than others. But all pension plans will have to reckon with a second huge challenge going forward. Namely, they are already entirely unable to meet their stated return objectives by owning conventional “safe” interest-bearing instruments such as Treasury bonds. Fed Declares War on Savers The Federal Reserve has effectively declared war on savers by vowing to hold short-term interest rates near zero, likely for years […]

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The New Red Peril Represents a Golden Opportunity

| August 25, 2020 | Articles: Freedom
The New Red Peril Represents a Golden Opportunity

Contrary to much politically motivated, media-fueled paranoia about Russia, the former Soviet Union – with a shrinking population and a GDP smaller than the market capitalization of Apple – poses no serious threat to U.S. economic preeminence. China, by contrast, is a rising superpower that could in time topple the U.S. dollar’s world reserve status. That could also signal the end of U.S. geopolitical hegemony. The Chinese Communist Party is playing a long game.  Even as conflicts with the administration of President Donald Trump escalate on multiple fronts, Chinese officials are looking ahead to a post-Trump world order. President Trump said in a Fox News interview Sunday, “If Biden is […]

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U.S. Senators Bash Gold during Fed Confirmation Hearings

| February 18, 2020 | Category: Economy
U.S. Senators Bash Gold during Fed Confirmation Hearings

The U.S. Senate weighed the issue of pegging the currency to a gold standard last week. Not surprisingly, the mere mention of gold ruffled the feathers of some Senators. More on that in a moment. In recent days, the monetary metals have contended with a rising U.S. dollar versus foreign currencies, a familiar story. The Dollar index has risen steadily since the beginning of the year and got an added boost from fears over the China virus outbreak. The USDX is now close to taking out its 2019 high, although it may be getting overbought near term. We have already seen most major commodities including copper and crude oil come […]

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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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The Case for Gold Keeps Getting Stronger As Negative Interest Rates Spread

The Case for Gold Keeps Getting Stronger As Negative Interest Rates Spread

The world has truly entered uncharted waters with negative interest rates spreading so far and wide. Frank Holmes, CEO of US Global Investors, recently noted that a whopping 25% of all bonds sold globally now carry a negative yield. “Investors” are even buying some “junk” rated bonds which will repay the bearer less than purchase price upon maturity. Now European banks, who have been absorbing the European Central Bank’s 0.4% charge to hold deposits, are throwing in the towel and getting ready to pass those charges on to clients. Wealthy depositors at the Swiss bank UBS will soon start paying the bank 3/4 percent to hold cash balances above 2 […]

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Financial Media Elite Defensively Bash “Useless” Gold

Financial Media Elite Defensively Bash “Useless” Gold

At least the Financial Times now has come clean about its hostility to gold – as well as to free markets and elementary journalism. Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) friend Chris Kniel of Orinda, California, sent to the newspaper’s chief economic columnist, Martin Wolf, the excellent summary of gold and silver market manipulation just written by gold researcher Ronan Manly. Wolf replied derisively and dismissively: “This is a matter of absolutely no importance whatsoever. Who cares about the prices of useless metals?” Stunned by such a counterfactual assertion, Kniel prompted Wolf to elaborate, receiving this from the FT columnist: “I mean to dismiss the whole monetary history of gold. It […]

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Why is Gold so Important?

| October 20, 2018 | Articles: General

Why is gold so important? It’s a hard question, right? You must have asked that question to yourself too…why in all those precious metals is gold the most important?  Before answering that question let’s learn first about gold and its uses to tackle that problem. Gold has been used for thousands of years and by ancient civilizations.  We surely don’t know who first discovered gold, but we’re happy they did. Gold’s history can be traced as far back as 40,000 BC!  Pretty old for a precious metal, right? Ancient Egyptians You might wonder what early uses did they have for gold when they first discovered it.  Unfortunately, we don’t know […]

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7 Uses Of Gold You Weren’t Aware Of

| October 18, 2018 | Articles: General

Gold has has had many uses since ancient times.  Some of its uses were to decorate ornaments, weapons, jewelry, shrines, and many other things. In modern times, gold has been used as an electric conductor, jewelry, coins, commodities, and also as an investment. But is that all that gold can do for us? The answer is no, of course. Here are some unusual uses for gold. Health Supplement Yes! You read it right, gold has also been used as a food supplement. Japan has a unique tradition where they mix small, thin films of gold in beverages and in their food as a source of vitamins.  In some other countries, […]

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When to Sell and When to Buy

Gold is always a sought-after asset. Not only does it diversify your investment portfolio, but it also helps you gain ground in creating your very own hedge against an economic crisis that might occur while owning the asset. For newcomers, gold has always been hard to understand. The market fluctuates in such a way that sometimes it can become unpredictable. And so many other factors affect it as well. Some of these could be the political standing of the country, the economy, the oil markets, the scarcity of gold itself, the demand for the product and so much more. But fret not.  We have compiled a list of things you […]

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Gold and Silver Facts

| October 3, 2018 | Articles: General
Gold and Silver Facts

Gold and Silver have been useful to mankind since ancient civilization. Even today, we use gold and silver in our everyday lives. But most of the people nowadays don’t know the purpose and the importance of both metals.  Let’s talk further about two of the most important metals ever discovered by mankind.  Here are some amazing facts about Gold and Silver. Gold characteristics Color                           golden yellow Atomic Weight         9665 Normal State            solid Melting Point           18 deg C, 1337.33 K Boiling Point            […]

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What is a Gold IRA?

A Gold IRA is a type of retirement account by which physical gold or other precious metals are held in custody for the benefit of the IRA account owner. It works like a regular IRA but instead of using paper assets, The IRA holds bullions and coins. So basically, Gold IRA is a type of investment vehicle used to save for retirement by buying or holding gold bullions and other approved precious metals. with your traditional or Roth IRA, you stash your savings in the form of stocks, bonds or mutual funds.  In a Gold IRA, you use precious metals. You can also own many other precious metals aside from […]

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5 Reasons to Buy Silver instead of Gold

Is silver really better than gold? Why should someone buy silver instead of buying gold? What potentials does silver have as an investment? All these questions will be answered right here. It is natural of an investor to be curious and want to discover if one type of asset is better than another. This is particularly true when it comes to silver and gold since both markets generally differ in size. Money in silver Silver isn’t part of our currency, yet it is still considered of value along with gold. One evidence is that this cannot be generated easily and thus depreciates like paper or digital forms. And by real […]

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Gold & Silver Investors’ 8 Commandments for Avoiding Rip Offs

Gold & Silver Investors’ 8 Commandments for Avoiding Rip Offs

For every promising investment opportunity, you come across, there are multiple opportunities for bad-faith brokers and hucksters to try to rip you off. It could be undisclosed commissions and fees in an annuity, unwanted accounts opened up by a banker seeking additional fees, trades sabotaged by market manipulators, or any number of other schemes. Rip-off artists, unfortunately, operate within the precious metals space as well. Most recently, a scammer posing as a government agent in order to gain people’s trust was convicted of selling counterfeit gold bars and phony Morgan silver dollars. He took one investor for $11,000, according to reports. You can avoid this type of scam as well […]

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