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Gold ETF Holdings Surge… But Do They Actually Hold Gold?

| December 10, 2019 | Category: Investing
Gold ETF Holdings Surge… But Do They Actually Hold Gold?

Gold-linked exchange-traded products are growing in popularity with investors. Assets held by gold ETFs have grown 38% globally in 2019. In October, according to the World Gold Council, gold ETFs attracted $1.9 billion in net inflows to reach a new record high total gold holding of 2,900 tonnes – at least on paper. There is good reason to be skeptical of whether all these “gold” vehicles actually hold physical metal sufficient to back their market capitalizations on a 1:1 basis. Some of them very well might; others almost certainly don’t. In fact, many of these gold instruments hold futures contracts and other financial derivative products that merely “track” the gold […]

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David Smith: Consider Precious Metals for Insurance First, Profit Second…

| October 11, 2019 | Category: Investing
David Smith: Consider Precious Metals for Insurance First, Profit Second…

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, good to talk to you and thanks for the time. How are you? David Smith: Same here, Mike. I’m just fine. It’s good to speak with you again. Interesting times indeed. Mike Gleason: They always are it seems. Well, you recently wrote a piece for the MoneyMetals.com site last week in which you termed this most recent correction in precious metals as “the last train out” for bulls. Gold and silver had been trading range bound for years now. We saw a false breakout in 2016 when silver ran do about $1 an ounce […]

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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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What is a Gold IRA?

A Gold IRA is a type of retirement account by which physical gold or other precious metals are held in custody for the benefit of the IRA account owner. It works like a regular IRA but instead of using paper assets, The IRA holds bullions and coins. So basically, Gold IRA is a type of investment vehicle used to save for retirement by buying or holding gold bullions and other approved precious metals. with your traditional or Roth IRA, you stash your savings in the form of stocks, bonds or mutual funds.  In a Gold IRA, you use precious metals. You can also own many other precious metals aside from […]

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Precious Metal Funds – an Amazing Investment

Gold and other precious metals have proven to be a hedge against economic meltdown or turmoil and are considered a safety spot during a stock market storm. These types of investments tend to grow in the event that stocks fall short. Gold and Market Meltdown Beside the benefits of having a diverse investment portfolio when you choose to invest in Gold, Gold itself is betting against the dollar because it is a fiat currency without any commodity backing. Meaning, when the value of the dollar declines, the value of Gold tends to shoot up. Gold also has a correlation with the stock market. These two always tend to go in […]

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China Takes the Long View on Gold-Silver… and So Should You

China Takes the Long View on Gold-Silver… and So Should You

A cursory look at Chinese history can convince you that China should not be underestimated when it sets its sights on a particular goal. Even before Mao Zedong took over the reins in 1949, and the first Five Year Plan began in 1953, centuries of history demonstrated that long-term planning, while not always meeting expectations, is a core behavioral trait of the Chinese psyche. And more often than not, it has enabled them to hit the mark. Expect eventual success for the One Belt, One Road Initiative – the world’s largest construction project, estimated to cost $80 trillion dollars – linking the Asian mainland, (including Central Asia) with Europe via […]

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New Warnings on Risky “Self Storage” Gold & Silver IRAs

New Warnings on Risky “Self Storage” Gold & Silver IRAs

Bullion investors buy gold and silver as a matter of self-reliance. Physical metals aren’t dependent upon the promises of financial institutions, governments, or other third parties. This lack of counterparty risk makes precious metals quite different from most conventional assets. There is no possibility of a default or mismanagement which renders them worthless. That is a lot more than can be said of securities such as stocks and bonds. Recently a few firms promoting “self-storage” precious metals IRAs have been trying to exploit the self-reliance streak running through bullion investors in a manner that could cause significant harm. These firms offer a scheme to circumvent IRS rules which require IRA […]

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Considering Switching Your IRA – Make Sure You Do It Properly Or It Could Be An Expensive Decision

Considering Switching Your IRA – Make Sure You Do It Properly Or It Could Be An Expensive Decision

The fact that you are reading this post shows that you are a focused individual who cares about their retirement. This may seem like a strange comment to make, but the vast majority of workers simply pay in money to their retirement accounts and let their chosen company manage the investment. In our opinion, this is a bad idea, even if your chosen company is doing an excellent job at the end of the day that money is still your retirement pot, and nobody else will care as much about it as you do. With the recent volatility in the stock market, many people have been contemplating switching at least […]

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Gold “Trumps” Dollar amid geopolitical concerns

Gold is always considered as a safe haven by investors when compared to other investments like stocks, bonds, and currencies. Extending its recent upward trend, Gold prices have gained 6.5% year-to-date with Spot gold price reaching its five-month closing high of $1,288.50 an ounce. Due to the recent geopolitical concerns and uncertainty prevailing in the US economic policy under Trump administration, precious metals are seeing a revival in demand amidst investors. Spot Gold price was expected to reach up to $1300 as it surged intra-day to $1297. Also, the dollar index consolidated losses and fell below its key 101 level to reach 99.499 as of 18th April 2017. Fed Chair […]

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Trading Online Made Easy: Trade Gold After the U.S. Election

| November 15, 2016 | Category: Investing
Trading Online Made Easy: Trade Gold After the U.S. Election

The results of the U.S. election came as a big surprise to most of the world. Economists, politicians, and everyday people expected Hillary Clinton to be the big winner of the election. Yet, Donald Trump pulled away a big upset and beat his opponent with a fairly large and unexpected margin. The results of the election had an immediate impact on world markets as traders reacted to the uncertainty that a Trump presidency brings to the world. Currencies fluctuated up and down in price as doubt spread over the true value of the United States dollar and other bedrock currencies that hold the work economic system in place. This sort […]

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A Short Course on Fear and Greed: Successful Investors Wrote the Book

A Short Course on Fear and Greed: Successful Investors Wrote the Book

Are you a millionaire yet? Me neither. We might have been by now, had we better understood the finer points of “fear” and “greed” during our investing lives. “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” said fictional corporate raider Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in 1987’s “Wall Street.” The quote became a rally cry for the 13-year stock market surge following the October ’87 crash. Fear, on the other hand, can be just as influential in charting investments. “I have only two positions right now – cash and fetal,” wailed investor Jeff Mackey, staring wide-eyed into CNBC’s cameras on October 2, 2008. The subprime mortgage crisis was […]

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There Is Only One Right Way to Do a Precious Metals IRA

| September 13, 2016 | Category: Investing
There Is Only One Right Way to Do a Precious Metals IRA

A small handful of outfits in our industry recently sprang up and started heavily promoting a so-called “self-storage” or “LLC” IRA. The pitch is for you to establish an LLC company to store the metals on behalf of your IRA in your home (or nearby). At first glance, it sounds like an attractive option. Investors buy metals to increase privacy and control. Some do not want to rely on third-party vaults and would prefer having personal access to their metals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We totally agree with this sentiment when it comes to precious metals that you personally and directly own. But anyone considering this […]

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David Smith Warns of the Crippling “Amateur Perspective,” Predicts Dramatic Rise in Silver

David Smith Warns of the Crippling “Amateur Perspective,” Predicts Dramatic Rise in Silver

Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege to be joined now by David Smith, senior analyst at The Morgan Report, and regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com. David, it’s always great to have you with us. How are you? David Smith: Very good, Mike. I enjoy coming back. Mike Gleason: Well, as we’re talking here on Thursday morning, we’re seeing the metals holding up quite well under the circumstances, and especially given the recent strong advance by the sector. Prices have pulled back some, and maybe we’re seeing a pausing of sorts here after the big run up that we saw immediately following the Brexit decision. […]

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Gold – the Oldest Payment Option

Gold – the Oldest Payment Option

Gold – the oldest payment option for a lot of players, is still something that a lot of players are ultimately going to think about and want to use. People are still going to need to play online casino games electronically, of course. However, when people play table games such as Black Jack at the Royal Vegas Online Casino, it is going to feel as if most of the cash transactions and most of everything that goes on there manages to be indirect. Gold – the oldest payment option may not be exactly what people use today, but in many ways, the currency has really not changed all that much […]

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