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Gold Price Relationship to the Economy

| February 25, 2020 | Category: Economy
Gold Price Relationship to the Economy

Too often, you will hear people talk about how the economy affects gold prices and not how gold prices affect the economy. However, whether you are a gold collector, investor, or merely interested in this subject, it is vital to understand why gold prices matter and have a 360-degree image of the precious metals. Whenever there is a crisis in the economy, the prices of gold always seem to benefit. Currently, the Brexit uncertainties are the primary concern, and studies have shown that the prices of gold might surge to $5000 in 2020. The prices of gold in 2020 are still holding on to strong gains, and recently, the Federal […]

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Michael Rivero Discusses a Deep State Coup Attempt & How Hillary Might Sneak into the Election

| February 21, 2020 | Articles: General
Michael Rivero Discusses a Deep State Coup Attempt & How Hillary Might Sneak into the Election

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back Michael Rivero, founder and editor of WhatReallyHappened.com. Michael hosts a daily radio show and covers geopolitics, financial markets and many other topics like few others can and it’s always great to have him on with us. Michael, thanks for joining us again. How are you? Michael Rivero: I’m doing fine, and thank you very much for having me on your show. Mike Gleason: Yeah, it’s been quite a while since we last talked, and I’m super excited to have you back on and hear your thoughts on a number of topics here. Now, for starters, this is shaping up to be a tumultuous year, […]

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Getting on Board the Silver Express!

Getting on Board the Silver Express!

Over the last half year or so, a number of analysts, well-heeled individuals, and mega-hedge fund managers have been taking a shine to silver. So far the “restless metal” hasn’t been letting on that it’s noticed. It’s understandable why someone who either has not yet begun to commit funds to building a physical silver position – or who has not completed his or her ownership program – might think it best to wait and see if the price starts rising, thus validating the silver bulls’ call. But this kind of strategy could end up being a big financial mistake on several counts. And worse yet, Mr. Market could decide to […]

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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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THIS Is What a Run on the Bank for Precious Metals Looks Like…

THIS Is What a Run on the Bank for Precious Metals Looks Like…

The explosive price action seen in palladium recently is indicative of a physical shortage. Put simply, available inventories are failing to keep up with demand (largely from the automotive industry). According to Refnitiv GFMS, the palladium market will be under-supplied by 883,000 ounces this year. Stresses on the physical market are showing up in spiking lease rates, illiquidity, widening bid/ask spreads, and disconnections between quoted spot prices and actual physical prices. Most importantly, the deficit in palladium supply is manifesting in the form of rising prices. Palladium hit a record, briefly touching the $2,500 level last month. And despite selling off a little in recent days, Bank of America Securities […]

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Axel Merk: Fed to Stimulate in Any Crisis; Don’t Let Short-Term Events Bother You

| February 7, 2020 | Category: Economy
Axel Merk: Fed to Stimulate in Any Crisis; Don’t Let Short-Term Events Bother You

Mike Gleason: 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 well-known market commentator and money manager and is a highly sought-after guest at financial conferences and on news outlets throughout the world and it’s always great to have him on with us here on the Money Metals Podcast. Axel, it’s a pleasure to have you back and thanks for joining us again. Welcome. Axel Merk: Good to be with you. Mike Gleason: Well, I’d like to start by getting your take on the coronavirus since that has been dominating headlines in recent days. There is […]

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Gerald Celente Speaks Out on Iran, Coronavirus, Gold and Global Protests

| February 5, 2020 | Articles: General
Gerald Celente Speaks Out on Iran, Coronavirus, Gold and Global Protests

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back the one and the only Gerald Celente, publisher of the renowned Trends Journal. Mr. Celente is a frequent guest here on the Money Metals podcast and perhaps is the most well-known trends forecaster in the world and it’s always great to have him on with us. Gerald, thanks for the time again today. I guess we can still say happy new year. Welcome back to you. Gerald Celente: Well thank you and thank you for your kind words. Mike Gleason: Well, Gerald, here we are at the start of another year and a new decade also. At the start of the last decade in […]

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Central Banker Pull Out Their Monetary Bazookas to Try to Avert a Coronavirus Crash

Central Banker Pull Out Their Monetary Bazookas to Try to Avert a Coronavirus Crash

The emerging coronavirus pandemic is already crimping global commerce. In response, the S&P 500 has thus far put in two weeks’ worth of declines (the index fell 2.1% last week) since making new highs to start the year. Even though the U.S. stock market hasn’t even entered a true “correction” phase yet, Wall Street is already clamoring for more Fed stimulus. Mainstream stock market mavens figure the central bank will step in to limit downside – and they are probably right. Following the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision on Wednesday to keep rates unchanged, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said he is “carefully monitoring the situation” with regard to the Chinese […]

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There’s No Fever Like Gold Fever…

There’s No Fever Like Gold Fever…

In late December 2019, a bill from the German finance ministry – which had passed the lower legislative house – proposed lowering the “anonymous purchase limit” for precious metals from €10,000 to €2,000 (about $2,200), a reduction of 80%. At the current price, one could buy less than one and one-half troy ounces of gold without activating customer ID paperwork, and for businesses – a criminal background check! This is an additional decline from the €15,000 mandated just two years ago. Set to become law in early 2020, the effect was immediate, as long lines outside a coin shop in Cologne show. Some of the world’s largest banks – including […]

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Why Palladium Is on a Tear

Why Palladium Is on a Tear

Physical palladium and rhodium markets are buzzing. Reported prices for both metals leapt higher in recent days. The story behind palladium’s move is that a physical shortage has developed in London. Traders sold metal they didn’t physically possess. Now they are being asked to deliver the bars and they are scrambling to secure the metal needed, bidding prices higher. It looks like bullion bankers selling paper metal are finally getting called for selling way more than they can actually deliver! People have complained about this practice in precious metals markets for decades. More and more contracts have been sold, but inventories of actual physical metal have not kept pace. Price discovery is […]

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Michael Pento: THIS ONE THING Will Tell Us When the Bubble Economy Is Bursting…

| January 27, 2020 | Category: Economy
Michael Pento: THIS ONE THING Will Tell Us When the Bubble Economy Is Bursting…

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back Michael Pento, President and founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies. Michael’s a well-known money manager, market commentator and author of the book, The Coming Bond Market Collapse: How to Survive the Demise of the U.S. Debt Market. He’s been a regular guest with us over the years and we always love getting his fantastic insights. Michael, thanks for the time again today, and welcome back. Michael Pento: It’s always a pleasure to be on with you. Thank you for inviting me back on the program. Mike Gleason: Well, we’re having a hard time seeing a big move higher in metals prices until one of two […]

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Former Fed Official Says Government Can Borrow a LOT More

Former Fed Official Says Government Can Borrow a LOT More

Narayana Kocherlakota, the former President of the Federal Reserve bank of Minneapolis wants you to know the Federal Government can never borrow too much money. Our government already borrowed $23 trillion and deficits are expected to exceed $1 trillion per year. He knows many Americans feel anxious about the federal government going bankrupt, and he has a simple solution. He just wrote the following in an editorial published by Bloomberg: Policy makers and voters often express concern about the level of the federal deficit, which topped $1 trillion last year, and the national debt, now more than $23 trillion. But, unlike a household that owes money to a bank, the U.S. government […]

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Precious Metals Set to Keep Powering Ahead

Precious Metals Set to Keep Powering Ahead

Precious metals got off to an explosive early start to 2020 as tensions between the U.S. and Iran drove safe-haven buying. Of course, gold and silver markets will need more than a geopolitical flare up to drive a long-term bull market advance. The question for investors is whether the fundamental picture now looks promising or fleeting. In our view, the fundamentals are turning in favor of higher gold and silver prices. From fiscally reckless trillion-dollar deficits in Washington, to a Federal Reserve obsessed with generating higher rates of inflation, to mining supplies of gold and silver tightening, the ingredients for a big bull market are in place. Fed Doubles Down on Higher Inflation […]

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Yes, China Is a Currency Manipulator – And the U.S. Banking System Is a Metals Manipulator

Yes, China Is a Currency Manipulator – And the U.S. Banking System Is a Metals Manipulator

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Monday that China is no longer on a list of countries deemed to be “currency manipulators.” The timing was awfully convenient, coming just ahead of an expected Phase One trade deal between the two powers. Nobody actually believes China has stopped manipulating the value of its yuan versus the U.S. dollar. But the Trump administration is apparently willing to accept a certain degree of currency rigging in exchange for other concessions on trade. It’s not as if the U.S. government has a stellar record when it comes to heeding principles of free and fair currency markets. It (through the Exchange Stabilization Fund and other vehicles) […]

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