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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.

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Forget about Fake News – Worry about Fake Money

Post-election airwaves and publications today are filled with bad news, good news, and fake news.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Preparing for Post-Election Social Unrest

The 2016 election year is bringing out the worst among some elements of society.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2017: Gold and Silver's Year of "Public Recognition"

In all probability, December 2015 marked the bottom of the cyclical gold and silver bear market – a bear cycle that had been in play since silver topped in May 2011 and gold in September of the same year.
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The Federal Reserve Note "Dollar" Is Indeed Dying, but Not Next Week

Some say the U.S. dollar may die 5 days hence. The Chinese renminbi will kill it. Much is being made of plans by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to add the renminbi to its basket of strategic reserve currencies called Special Drawing Rights (SDR). The IMF will make the change on October 1.
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War on Cash Turns to $20, $50, and $100 Bills

Harvard professor and economist Ken Rogoff is once again leading the chorus of high-level academics and officials who declare cash is only for criminals.