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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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Fighting the Fed (and the Crooked Banks) by Holding Gold

| January 13, 2020 | Articles: Insights
Fighting the Fed (and the Crooked Banks) by Holding Gold

Market forecaster Martin Zweig famously warned investors against underestimating the power of the Federal Reserve Bank to control markets. He coined the phrase “Don’t fight the Fed” back in the 80’s. Precious metals investors are wondering if this is still good advice. On one hand, it is pretty hard to argue with that bit of wisdom. The Fed Zweig was referencing had begun taking a more overt role in markets, using interest rates as a tool for managing the economy. Paul Volcker dramatically raised interest rates to put price inflation from the late 1970’s back under control. Zweig hailed from an era of less irresponsible central bankers. He expected them […]

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Bullion Banks Used Paper Gold and Silver to Restrain Price Advance in 2019

Bullion Banks Used Paper Gold and Silver to Restrain Price Advance in 2019

Gold and silver investors buy metals because they are scarce. Precious metals are by nature difficult to find, and hard to produce. Consequently, above ground stocks are limited and valuable, particularly when priced in unlimited fiat currencies. The bankers and government officials behind these fiat currency systems don’t like stable monetary benchmarks such as gold putting their inflation schemes on full display. They absolutely hate that gold works as a refuge. Inflation is a stealth tax. Instead of overtly raising taxes, politicians simply borrow and print the money needed for more government. They just need people not to notice. Which brings us to the futures markets for gold and silver. […]

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Weldon: “This Opportunity Here Is As Good As It Gets…We’re Playing Gold & Silver Very Aggressively.”

Weldon: “This Opportunity Here Is As Good As It Gets…We’re Playing Gold & Silver Very Aggressively.”

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back our good friend Greg Weldon, CEO and president of Weldon Financial. Greg has decades of market research and trading experience specializing in the metals and commodity markets and even authored a book back in 2016 titled Gold Trading Boot Camp where he accurately predicted the implosion of the US credit market and urged people to buy gold when it was only $550 an ounce. He’s made a lot of great calls right here on this podcast this year and it’s great to have him back on with us. Greg, thanks for the time again and welcome. How are you? Greg Weldon: I’m great, Mike. My […]

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Supply Crunch Coming as Silver Miners Scale Back

| January 4, 2020 | Category: Mining
Supply Crunch Coming as Silver Miners Scale Back

Through the first half of 2019, silver significantly underperformed gold. Put another way, gold gained relative to silver – culminating in the gold:silver ratio registering a 27-year high of 95:1. That market signal was received by the mining industry. Since there are few primary silver producers, and those that do mine silver also typically mine gold and some base metals, precious metals miners had an incentive to invest more into gold production and less into silver. Precious metals analyst Adam Hamilton wrote in a recent commentary, “As silver wasted away in recent years, its bombed-out prices heavily impaired silver mines’ ability to generate operating cash flows and profits. The silver miners […]

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Outlook 2020 (Part 2): Key Fundamentals and Technicals for Precious Metals

Outlook 2020 (Part 2): Key Fundamentals and Technicals for Precious Metals

The first part of our 2020 Outlook covered the Big Picture Backdrop for Precious Metals. This second part focuses on the fundamental and technical setup for gold and silver markets. Precious metals markets enter the New Year with some impressive upside momentum. Are gold and silver poised to deliver big gains in 2020? Before answering that question, let’s review the year-end closing prices and yearly gains the metals recorded in 2019: Gold: $1,519 (+18.9%) Silver: $17.91 (+15.3%) Platinum: $970 (+22.1%) Palladium: $1,954 (+59.5%) Gold and silver each notched their best annual gains since 2010. Meanwhile. platinum emerged from its most deeply depressed levels since 2004 to make a run for […]

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Outlook 2020: The Big Picture Backdrop for Precious Metals

Outlook 2020: The Big Picture Backdrop for Precious Metals

The year ahead promises to be an eventful one. It will, of course, be dominated by political headlines leading up to the 2020 election. It could also be a big breakout year for precious metals. In the second part of Money Metals’ 2020 Outlook, we’ll drill down on the fundamental and technical setup for gold and silver… However, in this first part, we’ll set the stage by digging into the macro forces at play in the economy, monetary policy, politics, and geopolitics. Economy Over the summer, the mainstream financial media ran hard with the “recession” angle. A manufacturing slowdown seemed to be afoot. But the main impetus for all the […]

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The Signs Swirl All Around Us, so Is the Monetary Reset at Hand?

Article written and contributed by Chris Powell. For most of this decade owning gold and gold-related investments has required the patience of Job, and the sector is so obscure that it is hard to be sure of anything. But for months now the unusual developments have been piling up so much that it may be possible to regain some optimism. There are indications of a shortage of metal not just at the New York Commodities Exchange, where for months now most contracts have been settled through a supposedly “emergency” procedure called “exchange for physicals,” but also in London, the hub of the world gold market, where the usual flow of […]

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Will Negative Interest Rates Be the Last Straw?

| December 23, 2019 | Category: Economy
Will Negative Interest Rates Be the Last Straw?

Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) was considered “extraordinary” when central bankers rolled that out roughly ten years ago. At that time, people would still have laughed at the idea of negative interest rates. Lenders didn’t pay borrowers and nobody paid their bank to hold their deposits. So much has changed in the past 10 years. Now negative interest rate policies (NIRP) look set to go viral. German banks will soon start toeing the European Central Bank line and pass negative rates on to depositors there. Germans who endured zero interest rates and somehow still want a savings account will now have to pay for the “privilege.” The idea is preposterous, and […]

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Jp Cortez: Sound Money State Index Identifies Friends & Enemies of Precious Metals Investors

| December 20, 2019 | Category: Investing
Jp Cortez: Sound Money State Index Identifies Friends & Enemies of Precious Metals Investors

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in JP Cortez with the Sound Money Defense League, a nonpartisan national public policy organization working to restore sound money at the state and federal level. JP is a proponent of and has studied in the Austrian school of economics and his role at SMDL as Policy Director has him regularly testifying at legislative hearings and speaking at various events around the country. His articles and analysis have appeared in many national news publications including the Washington Examiner, Huffington Post, Mises Institute, Foundation For Economic Education and many more, and he’s a frequent guest on various podcasts and national radio shows […]

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Understanding Gold (and Silver) Comes from the Heart, Not the Brain

Understanding Gold (and Silver) Comes from the Heart, Not the Brain

The title of this essay is part of a statement made by Stewart Thomson, editor of the investment letter, Graceland Updates. His full comment reads, “It takes more than viewing charts and government debt numbers to understand gold as the world’s ultimate asset. What it really takes comes from the heart, not the brain.” For thousands of years, humankind has understood the magical draw (and sense of security) that owning precious metal can bring. It satisfies the core requirements that make it a medium of exchange par excellence. It’s durable. It’s divisible. It’s consistent. It’s convenient. It’s intrinsically valuable. There’s a sixth reason, which Doug Casey elaborates upon when he talks about […]

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Inflation Threat Looms in 2020 as Fiscal and Monetary Stimulus Ramp Up

| December 18, 2019 | Category: Economy
Inflation Threat Looms in 2020 as Fiscal and Monetary Stimulus Ramp Up

The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate unchanged as expected last week. However, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell made news with some of his most dovish remarks to date – stating flatly that he won’t hike rates again until inflation moves up significantly. “In order to move rates up, I would want to see inflation that’s persistent and that’s significant,” Powell said at a news conference following the Fed’s announcement. He would be anticipating “a significant move up in inflation that’s also persistent before raising rates to address inflation concerns.” He could get his wish in the months ahead as monetary policy, fiscal policy, and the economy all seem to […]

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Weaponizing the Dollar; Gold Mining Stocks Chart Path to Breakout

Weaponizing the Dollar; Gold Mining Stocks Chart Path to Breakout

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments on inflation last Wednesday added fuel to the contra-dollar trade. During a press conference following the Fed’s decision to leave interest rates unchanged, Powell said, “In order to move rates up, I would want to see inflation that’s persistent and that’s significant. A significant move up in inflation that’s also persistent… “To move inflation expectations up from where they are, which appears to be a bit below 2%, will not happen overnight.” In other words, the Fed won’t be satisfied until consumer prices rise much higher over time. This “weak dollar” policy may come back to bite, though, as the Federal Reserve Note steadily […]

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