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Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fiat

Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fiat

Do young Americans today know anything about economics? No, they don’t, according to a study during the 2016 presidential primary season, which says lots of other Americans don’t either. The survey found 58% of millennials favor government-run socialism (statistically 6 out of 10), while a nearly identical number (64%) don’t want government interference in free markets. The incompatible findings make no sense, unless… Americans aged 18-24 simply don’t understand the real meanings of either concept. Sadly, the study says that’s true of one-third of all Americans. Not a clue. The evidence is the large following behind avowed socialist Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign. This lack of understanding is concerning, […]

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Weekly Gold Market Review For November 6

Weekly Gold Market Review For November 6

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,088.94 down $53.22 per ounce (-4.6%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 9.68%. Junior miners outperformed seniors for the week as the S&P/TSX Venture Index lost 1.43 percent. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index soared 2.29 percent for the week.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For October 23d

Weekly Gold Market Review For October 23d

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,164.572 down $12.60 per ounce (-1.07%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gained 0.19%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index surged 2.71 percent for the week. Junior miners underperformed seniors for the week as the S&P/TSX Venture Index’s loss of 0.91 percent.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For October 16th

Weekly Gold Market Review For October 16th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,175.48, up $18.20 per ounce (1.57%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gained 1.72%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index fell 0.08% for the week. Junior miners underperformed the seniors for the week as the S&P/TSX Venture Index gained just 0.73 percent.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For October 9th

Weekly Gold Market Review For October 9th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,157.25 up $18.46 per ounce (1.62%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gained 12.22%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index fell 0.95% for the week. Junior miners underperformed seniors for the week as the S&P/TSX Venture Index’s rose only 5.08%

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Weekly Gold Market Review For October 2nd

Weekly Gold Market Review For October 2nd

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,138.82 down $7.58 per ounce (0.66%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gained 2.65%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index slipped 0.40 percent for the week. The senior miners got a reprieve with the late week surge in gold prices and outpaced the junior miners while the S&P/TSX Venture Index lost 2.94 percent.

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Silver Shortage Intensifies As Premiums Reach Another Record High

Silver Shortage Intensifies As Premiums Reach Another Record High

Even mainstream media has noticed it: silver coins are going through a true squeeze, with demand up significantly and premiums reaching an all-time high. Reuters reported today that “the global silver-coin market is in the grips of an unprecedented supply squeeze, forcing some mints to ration sales and step up overtime while sending U.S. buyers racing abroad to fulfill a sudden surge in demand.”

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Weekly Gold Market Review For September 25th

| September 26, 2015 | Category: Investing
Weekly Gold Market Review For September 25th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,145.89 up $6.87 per ounce (0.60%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 3.13%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index gained 1.35% for the week. Junior miners outperformed seniors for the week as the GDM Index lost 3.13 percent, more than the S&P/TSX Venture Index’s loss of 1.53%.

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Gold Outlook: Bears Showing Signs Of Fatigue

| September 25, 2015 | Category: Price
Gold Outlook: Bears Showing Signs Of Fatigue

Bloomberg reports today an extremely interesting insight from the options market. Based on data compiled for SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) by Bloomberg, the put-to-call ratio, or the number of bearish options trading compared with bullish ones, is at the lowest since 2012. “The open interest on puts fell to the lowest since mid-July on Sept. 21, signaling bears may be losing their stranglehold on the market.” These data show that gold bears are finally showing signs of fatigue, if options trading is any indication.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For September 18th

| September 19, 2015 | Category: Investing
Weekly Gold Market Review For September 18th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,139.27 up $31.49 per ounce (-2.84%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gained 9.83%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index gained 0.05% for the week. Senior miners outperformed juniors for the week as the GDM Index gained 9.83 percent, more than the S&P/TSX Venture Index’s gain of 7.60 percent.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For September 11th

| September 12, 2015 | Category: Investing
Weekly Gold Market Review For September 11th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,107.78, down $15.67 per ounce (1.39%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 1.49%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index lost 1.09% for the week. Junior tiered stocks outperformed seniors for the week as the S&P/TSX Venture Index was off just 0.98 percent outpacing the GDM Index.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For September 4th

| September 5, 2015 | Category: Investing
Weekly Gold Market Review For September 4th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,123.45 down $10.10 per ounce (0.89%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 6.13%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index lost 0.13% for the week. The S&P/TSX Venture Index was off just 0.55 percent, besting the larger capitalization stocks by a significant margin, as these stocks took most of their losses in prior periods.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For August 14th

Weekly Gold Market Review For August 14th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,114.95 up $21.04 per ounce (1.91%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 7.92%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index lost 1.01% for the week.

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Weekly Gold Market Review For August 7th

Weekly Gold Market Review For August 7th

In his weekly market review, Frank Holmes of the USFunds.com summarizes this week’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the gold market for gold investors. Gold closed the week at $1,093.4 down $2.38 per ounce (0.22%). Gold stocks, as measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, lost 2.65%. The U.S. Trade-Weighted Dollar Index rose 0.32% for the week.

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