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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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Time to Hedge State Reserve Funds with Gold

By JP Cortez Financially prudent individuals set aside surplus funds to protect against unforeseen expenditures. This way, when faced with loss of income, house repairs, car trouble, or anything else, they will have a buffer against unanticipated downturns. In the same vein, almost every state in the United States has established a “savings account” for government operations. Primarily to mitigate a decline in tax revenues that comes alongside economic slumps, states have created so-called budget stabilization funds – colloquially known as “rainy day funds.” Every state takes a different approach to budget stabilization funds, from the mechanisms by which they are funded, to the caps placed on balances, to the […]

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Idaho Democrat Leader Brain Malfunction: “We Can’t Say Gold Is Going to Protect Us from Inflation When [It has Risen from] $27 an Ounce to $1,218 an Ounce”

| March 17, 2017 | Category: Price

The Dunning-Kruger effect is the idea that low-ability people tend to suffer from illusory superiority. The phenomenon, first studied by David Dunning and Justin Kruger, says that people who know the least tend to overvalue their own competence, and tend to believe that they are experiencing some sort of upper-echelon level of thinking. While the original study was conducted in 1999, we witnessed what appeared to be the Dunning-Kruger effect in action this past Tuesday on the floor of the Idaho House of Representatives. And while it’s only March, but we also have identified the front-runner for our “Aurophobe of the Year” award.  (Aurophobia is the irrational fear of gold.) During the March 14th floor debate […]

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Let’s Get Real: Why You Must Own Precious Metals

Let’s Get Real: Why You Must Own Precious Metals

It can be difficult, even for dyed-in-the-wool perma-bulls to hold onto precious metals, let alone buy more. We see the Dow trading above 20,000 (placing this into perspective, is that since 2000, the Dow is up around 65% versus gold’s 300%), gold and silver currently languishing below multiple “resistance” points; suspended just above a couple of “support” lines. For long-suffering holders, it feels like the fabled Sword of Damocles dangling over their head, suspended by that proverbial single strand of hair. If you fit the above description, the following chart should provide good cheer. You’ll notice that since 1925, a few years before the Great Depression, up until the current […]

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Europe Eyes Sweeping Cash Ban: Are Gold & Silver Next?

Europe Eyes Sweeping Cash Ban: Are Gold & Silver Next?

The global war on cash continues. The cabal of bankers seeking more transaction fees, busybody political leaders, and central bankers who want to experiment with negative interest rates recently threw India into turmoil by eliminating the two largest denomination bank notes. Now they are preparing a similar assault on Europeans’ ability to transact privately and without giving bankers a cut. European Union officials just published a “Proposal for an EU Initiative on Restriction on Payments in Cash.” Predictably, the restrictions are being sold to citizens as a means of fighting terrorism – much like a host of other privacy and liberty-destroying power grabs in recent decades. This despite a telling […]

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Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need to Know

Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need to Know

Most readers of this column own (or plan to own) physical precious metals – gold and silver, perhaps even some platinum or palladium. They may also own mining stocks. But which category is “best”? It’s like asking, “What’s the most efficient exercise?” or “What’s the best fishing lure?” Truth be known, it’s really about what you wish to accomplish! Here is my considered opinion… Precious Metals Offer Insurance First – Profit Second One should strongly consider holding physical precious metals for “investment first, profit potential second.” The primary function of “metals in hand” is to help offset the possible loss of purchasing power that inflation or a changing business/regulatory climate […]

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