Leveraged Assets Beginning to Buckle under High Rates
Forced deleveraging to be chaotic, causing a new Fed and banking panic.
4 Ways Young People Can Hedge against Inflation
When money becomes less valuable and costs rise, the money you have saved affords you exponentially less. In the short term, you may not notice the difference.
Must-Know Facts About Insuring Your Precious Metals
Making an investment in physical gold and silver is easy. Insuring these new valuables stored at home is more difficult. It may be outright impossible in larger amounts.
Monetary Elite from Multiple Camps Plot Currency Strategies
As investors look for clues about what monetary central planners are thinking at Jackson Hole, the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – are holding a summit of their own in Johannesburg.
Talking Heads Predict No Recession While Shrinkflation Clips Consumers
Precious metals markets are extending their losing streak as the U.S. dollar pushes higher.
Can Gold and Silver Ever Return to Circulation?
There aren’t many bullion investors who haven’t thought about using their stash to buy groceries one day.
Gold Versus Silver - Which Is the Wisest Investment?
One of the most common questions we get from clients is whether they should buy either gold OR silver. Anyone researching an investment in bullion can find good arguments for owning either metal.
Four Precious Metals Megatrends Are Rapidly Unfolding
As the world continues to be rocked by inflation and financial instability, four precious metals “megatrends” have emerged largely undetected by the mainstream – central bank gold buying, rapidly expanding silver uses, a platinum supply breakdown, and capital control schemes.
Can We Live in a World without Silver?
The World Silver Survey is an annual report published by The Silver Institute since 1990. It provides market participants with supply and demand statistics for critical sectors of the silver market, along with price and trade data.
Asset Managers, Industry Aggressively Snap Up Silver
Top Silver Mining CEO: "On the demand side, it’s pretty phenomenal…"
Looming Debt Ceiling Deal to Leave Dollar Locked in Downtrend
As the debt ceiling fight in Washington heads down to the wire with the risk of a technical default looming, investors are growing nervous.
Holding Gold Is Like Holding a Wildcard
The future of money is uncertain, and speculation about what comes next is all over the place. The Federal Reserve note "dollar" is the world's reserve currency, but its seat on that throne is no longer secure.
Ongoing U.S. Mint Failures Bring Discredit to America, Raise Costs
We are one third of the way through 2023, and it has certainly been interesting in the bullion markets thus far.
Why Gold Is a Must-Have During a Banking Crisis
There are many reasons to buy and hold physical gold. The lack of counterparty risk, the diversification, and the hedge against inflation are among the top reasons to own the monetary metals.
More Bailouts for Bankers Won't Fix a Broken Financial System
The Federal Reserve Board reduced banking reserve requirements to zero in March 2020. So banks in the United States are technically not required to back customers' deposits with anything.
Fed Hikes Rates as Bank Worries Spread Globally
As interest rates show signs of peaking, gold prices are nearing new all-time highs.
Could Bank Runs Lead to a Run on Gold & Silver?
Fears of bank runs precipitating a broader financial crisis helped spark a surge in bullion buying this week.
Investors Aren’t Buying the Fed’s Hawkish Posturing
As warning signs for the economy mount, investors are cheering for more bad news. That's because they expect economic weakness will force the Federal Reserve to stop raising interest rates and eventually re-embrace loose monetary policy.
Economic Conditions, Market Performance Worsen after Fed Rate Hike
Precious metals markets are trying to tough this week despite another large rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
Biden Administration Announces Framework for Digital Dollar
The Biden administration is working on plans to herd the public into digital currency controlled by the Federal Reserve.
Silver Fever, or Silver Fading?
The silver market scarcity has begun to resolve. We discuss what the data in the silver market is saying and why the market has become a Keynesian Beauty Contest.
Will Trump Bring Inflation to America’s Shores?
Something is brewing in the economy. Since the election of Donald Trump, interest rates have spiked, copper prices have surged, and various sectors of the stock market have swung “bigly” on speculation of what “Trumponomics” will bring.
Forget about Fake News – Worry about Fake Money
Post-election airwaves and publications today are filled with bad news, good news, and fake news.
Trump World: What Happens to Your Investments Now?
Donald Trump’s victory came as the first surprise for many around the world. The reaction in the markets was the second surprise.
Election Uncertainty Now Influencing Gold & Silver Prices
Most of us consider this year’s presidential election as the wildest and most unpredictable we’ve ever seen, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the markets. Gold and silver spent most of the past three weeks going nowhere fast.
Regardless of Who Wins the Election, Confidence in Washington DC Is ALREADY Shattered
It just doesn’t matter much whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the election, at least in terms of gold and silver market fundamentals.
How Big Is Your Gold and Silver Picture?
Whether you surf the Internet for information about the precious metals and mining stocks or receive newsletters by snail mail, you're exposed to predictions by all and sundry.
Frank Holmes: “Chindia” Buying Gold on Dips, 20% Corrections Are “Non Events”
We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at U.S. Global Investors. He talks about a seasonal norm he sees playing out in the gold market over the next few months...
Preparing for Post-Election Social Unrest
The 2016 election year is bringing out the worst among some elements of society.
How Will the Election Outcome Impact Precious Metals?
Metals investors wonder what this presidential election will mean for gold and silver markets. Since Nixon closed the gold window in 1971 and the years of price inflation that followed, presidents have largely ignored gold, the Federal Reserve, and other issues related to sound money.
What in the World Happened to Gold and Silver Prices Last Week?
Gold and silver prices charged higher during the first 6 months of the year. They fell into a rut over the summer, and then hit the skids last Tuesday.
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.
Fed Chair Yellen’s Plan B: “Intervene Directly” in Stock Market
October could see a ramping up of volatility across all asset markets. The month is notorious on Wall Street for the 1987 stock market crash. Fall crashes also occurred in 2002 and 2008.