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Craig Hemke: Silver to Continue Lagging Gold, Will Struggle to Overcome $17

Craig Hemke: Silver to Continue Lagging Gold, Will Struggle to Overcome $17

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in 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 best analysis on the 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. How are you today? Craig Hemke: Mike, Happy Pet Rock Day. As we record this it’s July 17th, that is the four year anniversary of the infamous article written by Jason Zweig of the […]

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Monetary Metals Don’t Need a “Gold Standard” Proxy System

Monetary Metals Don’t Need a “Gold Standard” Proxy System

By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange President Trump moved recently to nominate an avowed sound money advocate, Judy Shelton, to the Federal Reserve Board. That triggered a flurry of superficial and derisive references in the controlled media to Shelton’s past support of a gold standard. For example, CBS News described her as “a believer in the return to the gold standard, a money policy abandoned by the U.S. in 1971.” According to the story, “mainstream economists believe it’s a fringe view.”  As the “mainstream” media portrays sound money advocates, we apparently are nostalgic for the monetary system that existed all the way up until 1971.  Being backward looking by nature, […]

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David Smith: Silver Has Already Gone from Weak to Strong Hands

David Smith: Silver Has Already Gone from Weak to  Strong Hands

Artwork for Fed Chair Powell and “Systemically Important” Banks Nervous about Gold MONEY METALS’ WEEKLY MARKET WRAP PODCAST Fed Chair Powell and “Systemically Important” Banks Nervous about Gold 30 00:00:00 / 00:25:11 30 Subscribe to This Show Download This Episode Embed This Player Share This Episode Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back David Smith, Senior Analyst at The Morgan Report and regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com. David, thanks for coming on again and how are you, my friend? David Smith: Oh, very good. It’s great to be back again. Mike Gleason: Well, David, as we start out today, and before we get into silver and what’s going on with the white metal, let’s […]

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Federal Debt Ceiling Reached as Federal Spending Rages

Federal Debt Ceiling Reached as Federal Spending Rages

The federal government will soon run up against its self-imposed borrowing cap once again. Current estimates are for the government to max out its credit limit at a little over $22 trillion in early September. Congress goes on recess in August, so there is some pressure to address the cap right now. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has been fulfilling what seems to be the most sacred responsibility of his position: borrowing money. It’s one that each of his predecessors has also undertaken, without fail and without regard to party affiliation, in recent decades. He is solemnly arguing why it would be wholly irresponsible for Congress not to approve another massive […]

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The Hidden Reason Why Fed Chairman Powell and “Systemically Important” Banks Oppose a Gold Standard

The Hidden Reason Why Fed Chairman Powell and “Systemically Important” Banks Oppose a Gold Standard

By Mike Gleason, First Published on Sound Money Defense League Chairman Powell’s testimony this week was closely scrutinized not just for its economic implications but also for its political overtones. Powell cited “trade tensions” as cause for concern about the strength of the global economy. He clearly seemed to be blaming President Trump’s tariffs. But if the tariffs are what ultimately move the Fed to cut rates, Trump will have finally gotten what he wants out of Powell. In recent weeks, Trump has stepped up his attacks on the central bank, calling it the biggest problem facing the economy, floating the idea of firing Powell, and suggesting his administration would […]

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Government-Pumped Student Loan Bubble Sets Up Next Financial Crisis

Government-Pumped Student Loan Bubble Sets Up Next Financial Crisis

Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are promising as much as $1.6 trillion in student debt forgiveness for millions of borrowers. Critics smell a cynical campaign ploy to try to buy the youth vote. How is it either realistic or fair to declare an entire category of debt to be assumed by taxpayers? Regardless, pie-in-the-sky proposals to cancel student debt shed light on a very down-to-earth problem for not only college students and recent graduates – but also for the economy and financial markets. Student loans now rank as the second largest category of American consumer debt – bigger than credit cards, bigger than auto loans, and behind only […]

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Mining Stocks Flash Powerful Signal for Gold and Silver Markets

Mining Stocks Flash Powerful Signal for Gold and Silver Markets

The second half of the year is setting up favorably for the precious metals sector, which was led in the first half by gold and gold mining stocks. Of course, the Wall Street-beholden financial media is largely ignoring metals and mining – preferring instead to give celebratory coverage to every move toward new highs in the Dow and S&P 500. “The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 7.2% this month [June], notching its best June performance since 1938,” CNBC reported. “The S&P 500 posted its best first half of a year since 1997, soaring 17.3% and reaching an all-time high.” That’s all well and good for conventional index investors. But they are missing […]

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Bullion Banks’ Manipulation Schemes Put Taxpayers at Risk

Bullion Banks’ Manipulation Schemes Put Taxpayers at Risk

Gold and silver bugs are well aware that JPMorgan Chase dominates precious metals futures trading. Russ and Pam Martens of the financial blog Wall Street on Parade just identified how much control they have. There are more than 5,300 FDIC insured banks in the U.S. Just two of them, JPMorgan and Citibank, hold 75.7% of all precious metals derivative contracts (primarily futures) in possession of the nation’s banks. Other major Wall Street banks, including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, are barely even in the game. The market dominance implied by the outsized positions of these two banks is troubling enough. Metals investors have been pleading with regulators to step […]

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Michael Pento Warns: Stock Market May Go Off the Cliff, Stagflation Like Never Before

Michael Pento Warns: Stock Market May Go Off the Cliff, Stagflation Like Never Before

“It’s Beyond the Twilight Zone to Have $13 Trillion in Debt with a Negative Yield” Your browser does not support the podcast player element. DOWNLOAD MP3 Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back Micheal Pento, President and Founder of Pento Portfolio Strategies. Michael’s a well-known money manager and a terrific 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 a regular guest right here on the Money Metals Podcast and we always love having him on. Michael, thanks for the time again today and welcome back. Michael Pento: Great to be back on your program. Mike Gleason: Well […]

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Silver Market Alert: Powerful Bullish Setup Takes Shape

Silver Market Alert: Powerful Bullish Setup Takes Shape

The silver market appears to be setting up for a big move. After spending this spring stair-stepping lower in a narrowing range, silver prices have formed a falling wedge pattern. That pattern usually resolves in a powerful directional breakout. The good news for bulls is that falling wedges usually break out to the upside. Commercial hedgers and bullion banks (i.e., “smart money”) in the silver futures market have significantly trimmed their short positions over the past couple weeks – a bullish development. While their net positioning isn’t yet at an extreme, it is more favorable than not for a price rally to commence in the near future. Of course, neither futures traders […]

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Silver Sentiment: Is It (Your) Friend or Foe?

Silver Sentiment: Is It (Your) Friend or Foe?

The gold and silver bull markets have been on a roller coaster ride for almost two decades. Gold came to life in 2000, with silver crawling along between $4 and $5 until late 2003, making its first print above $10 in March 2006. The next two years saw the last part of a 400% up-move for those who “kept the faith,” before silver dropped below $9 during the 2008 global financial meltdown. Then it was up, up and away, as silver rocketed to nearly $50 by April 2011. By then, “everyone knew” it was going to $100. A blogger announced he had sold his house to buy silver and advised […]

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XAUUSD price testing major support level, cautious bulls wait

XAUUSD price testing major support level, cautious bulls wait

The pair XAUUSD sharply fell in the global market after hitting the major resistance level at 1366.037. The aggressive price action traders made a decent profit by shorting the XAUUSD pair with the bearish pin bar. However, the pair found some decent support at 1160.495 and started its bullish correction. The bulls managed to take control of the market from that level and pushed the pair towards the critical resistance level at 1346.558. The buyers again lose control of this market from that level and the price of XAUUSD drop towards the nearest support level at 1275.070. This level is going to play a crucial role for this pair since […]

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Silver slowly heading towards a cluster of resistance, strong challenge for the bulls

Silver slowly heading towards a cluster of resistance, strong challenge for the bulls

The price of silver significantly fell in the global market after hitting the critical resistance level at 25.03. Majority of the aggressive price action traders managed to make a decent profit by shorting the silver with the formation of bearish pin bar right at that critical resistance level (25.03). After the extended bearish rally, it found some solid support at 13.64. From that level, the pair started its bullish correction after the formation of bullish morning star pattern in the daily chart. Currently, the price silver is heading towards a cluster of resistance and breaking above that level will be a tough challenge for the bulls. So, looking for a […]

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Love. Fear. Inflation. A Precious Metals’ Trifecta

Love. Fear. Inflation. A Precious Metals’ Trifecta

By David Smith, Money Metals Exchange Going forward, there are – and will continue to be – three primary drivers of global physical gold (and silver) demand. During certain times in the past only one or two of these elements provided most of the momentum. However, as we move into 2019, and for possibly the next 5-10 years, all three will be in play. They will operate synergistically to consistently motivate increased precious metals’ buying around the globe. This will happen, even as meeting that demand with sufficient new supply becomes problematic. The term “synergistic” is used here on purpose. By definition, it relates to “the interaction or cooperation of […]

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