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Don’t Let the Silver (and Gold) Bull Shake You Off!

Don’t Let the Silver (and Gold) Bull Shake You Off!

Gold and silver exchange-traded funds (ETFs), a measure of large investor interest, are experiencing outflows as opposed to an almost interrupted inflow over the last few months. Mining stocks which either look for or produce these metals have been moving sideways, testing the “mettle” of even perma-bulls. Many investors see these as negative signs. But I view it as a Mr. Market’s last big effort to “shake the tree,” causing as many people as possible to fall off the galloping bull and head for cover. As David Morgan has so aptly – and during times like this, often said, “A precious metals’ bull run (especially that of silver) will either wear you out […]

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Globalists Poised for a “Great Reset” – Any Role for Gold?

Globalists Poised for a “Great Reset” – Any Role for Gold?

Although the apparent results of the 2020 election are still being contested, members of the global ruling elite are already looking forward to a post-Trump era in American politics – and a post-vaccine world economy. They have encapsulated their policy agenda for 2021 and beyond into two words: “Great Reset.” The notion of a Great Reset comes directly from the World Economic Forum. The globalist organization has been actively pushing it for months via a series of policy articles on its web site. The Great Reset agenda entails “harnessing the fourth industrial revolution” and “redrawing the geo-political map of the world” in pursuit of an “energy transition” that makes “economies more […]

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Silver’s Coming Double Trigger Shotgun Price Explosion

Silver’s Coming Double Trigger Shotgun Price Explosion

Even in the competitive hunting/shooting community, few enthusiasts know about an arcane rifle known as a “double trigger shotgun.” Essentially, it’s a double-barrel shotgun having a trigger for each barrel. This was an early day’s design with the triggers located inside the trigger guard, back to front. It was possible to press both triggers at once, causing a double discharge, though for the most part this was not a good idea – since it caused twice the recoil, and was hard on both the shotgun and the shooter – especially if not anticipated. Though this essay is not about shotguns, but rather silver, the above concept provides a perfect analogy […]

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US Mint Is Not Raising Prices on Most Silver Eagles (But Market Forces May)

US Mint Is Not Raising Prices on Most Silver Eagles (But Market Forces May)

Money Metals Exchange has seen a large surge in demand for silver American Eagle coins in recent days. The word on the street was that a hefty $13 price increase was coming, and many wanted to get their coins before prices rose. The news of a price increase isn’t wrong. It’s just that it won’t directly impact anyone except those people buying high-priced coins in specialty packaging directly from the U.S. Mint. The Mint is not currently raising prices on the bullion strike version sold to wholesalers. The uncirculated silver Eagles that bullion investors buy by the millions are not included among the coins subject to the current round of […]

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Why Did Precious Metals Get Clobbered This Week?

Why Did Precious Metals Get Clobbered This Week?

Precious metals markets got clobbered early this week as gold and silver broke down from their high-level consolidations. Strength in the U.S. Dollar Index seemed to be the catalyst that got the selling going.  Once key technical levels got breached, the selling intensified. Gold prices fell below the $1,900 level on Wednesday. Meanwhile, silver plummeted below $24 an ounce and traded as low as $22 on Thursday before recouping some of those losses by the end of the trading day. Some of the volatility seen in metals and equity markets in recent days is attributable to the failure of Congress and the White House to agree on a new stimulus […]

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Gold and Silver Are Still Locked and Loaded… Don’t be Out of Ammo

Gold and Silver Are Still Locked and Loaded… Don’t be Out of Ammo

In military terms, the phrase “locked and loaded” refers to “locking” a magazine or cartridge into a firearm and loading a round into the gun’s chamber. A variant is to “lock the safety” and then load a magazine into the weapon. The analogy in his essay is that from a technical (chart) standpoint, the price of gold and silver are building energy to the point that they are getting closer and closer to breaking out of a consolidation pattern and beginning the next impulse in the bullish sequence of higher highs and higher lows. The pullback this week does not negate the outlook for higher prices in the coming weeks […]

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China Unloads Dollars as Gold Tests Support

China Unloads Dollars as Gold Tests Support

Since posting new record highs in early August, the gold market has consolidated above $1,900/oz support. A close below the $1,900 level would carry bearish implications for the near term. Alternatively, a move back above $2,000/oz would likely be followed through to the upside with a rally to fresh highs. Silver, in turn, could be expected to run to new multi-year highs above $30/oz. These breakouts will happen eventually. The relentless mega trend of dollar depreciation (i.e., inflation) ensures hard money will gain value versus fiat Federal Reserve notes. The question is whether a deeper correction occurs first… or the major trend accelerates. Inflation rates may be set to accelerate […]

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Gold & Silver Shine as Fed Targets Bondholders for Capital Losses

Gold & Silver Shine as Fed Targets Bondholders for Capital Losses

As the tech-heavy stock market indexes sold off on Thursday, many investors were forced to re-think their positions. For the past few months, mega cap technology companies like Apple, Amazon, and Tesla have led the market higher. Yesterday they led the market lower. Now the question is: Where can investors look for leadership going forward? As would be expected during big down days for equities, gold held up relatively better. For the week, though, gold, silver, and platinum prices are all down. Palladium has certainly shown leadership within the metals space in recent years. But despite this week’s gains, palladium prices still sit below their highs from February. And despite […]

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Could Buffett Buy 130 Million Ounces of Silver Again?

Could Buffett Buy 130 Million Ounces of Silver Again?

Earlier this week, precious metals markets got a surprising Buffett bounce. Legendary investor Warren Buffett isn’t often associated with gold – at least not in a positive way. In the past Buffett has made derisive comments about the monetary metal. He once quipped that gold “has no utility.” A perpetual optimist on the U.S. economy, Buffett by nature doesn’t like the message that is sent by higher gold prices. He has likened investing in gold to “going long on fear.” Well, the Oracle of Omaha, as he is known, seems to be reluctantly bracing for a return of fear in the markets.  His Berkshire Hathaway holding company recently dumped shares […]

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The Gold and Silver Dam Breaketh

The Gold and Silver Dam Breaketh

Ask precious metals’ holders and chart technicians what in the last 6-8 weeks stands out in their mind and they will point to the breakout of gold and silver above areas which had contained them for almost a decade. Gold rocketed without pause to $2,070. Silver, though still well below record nominal dollar highs, sliced through $26, which was supposed to be a lid on prices until next year. A litany of “price pullers” we’ve long discussed in our essays – government deficit spending, lagging metals’ production vs. exploding demand, and an almost complete absence of big discoveries have all played a part. But these are relative symptoms. I believe […]

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Rising Inflation Fears Transform Precious Metals Demand

Rising Inflation Fears Transform Precious Metals Demand

As Joe Biden announced his VP pick, Wall Street’s hopes for a V-shaped economic recovery were revived by falling jobless claims and the S&P 500 inching closer to an all-time high. Precious metals markets, meanwhile, were hit with a big V for Volatility. This past Tuesday, gold prices plunged by more than $100 in one of the biggest down moves ever for the precious metal in terms of nominal dollars. Of course, that move came off an historically high level of more than $2,000 an ounce. As gold prices rise over time – and we see nothing to suggest that they have topped out here long-term – we can expect […]

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Silver May Be Overextended – But It’s STILL Cheap

Silver May Be Overextended – But It’s STILL Cheap

Silver prices aren’t just rising; they’re erupting! Silver has been ascending at a far steeper rate than the climactic move of 2010-2011 which briefly brought prices back up to all-time nominal highs. Adding a 20-week rate of change (ROC) indicator to the silver futures chart below shows prices gaining 122.4% over that period – far exceeding the rate of ascent of the last big silver spike. After years of being suppressed below $20/oz, then being forced down to an absurd new low during the lockdown, extreme pressures built. Finally, silver erupted like a geyser. Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park erupts according to a predictable cycle. As intense heat builds […]

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Frank Holmes: “Silver is going to have a sudden, massive move to $50 that everyone will be surprised over…”

Frank Holmes: “Silver is going to have a sudden, massive move to $50 that everyone will be surprised over…”

Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome back Michael Pento president and founder of Pento Portfolio Services. Michael is 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 it’s always a pleasure to have him on with us. Michael, thanks for the time again today and welcome back. Michael Pento: Thank you so much for having me back on Mike. Mike Gleason: Well, Michael, it’s been a few months since we’ve had you on last and just a little bit has been going on […]

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A New Day Has Dawned for Gold and Silver

A New Day Has Dawned for Gold and Silver

Most resource sector writers (including me) have for a long time been “wrong” about gold and silver. When they ran from $250 and $5 an ounce, respectively, to $1,920 and $49 in 2011, those who listened, acted, and sold a bit did quite well. We argued the “longer time bullish case” as these metals dropped into their final cyclical bear market graves in late 2015. But that was then… and this is now. What we DID get right was that when the Big Turn finally came, it would change directions so swiftly and violently that anyone waiting for “the bottom” would miss it, as rising premiums more than offset declining […]

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