CNBC Journalist Laments How the Fed Now Essentially Controls the Market.
U.S. Treasury debt has long been considered a “risk free” asset. Gold bugs hold a different definition of risk free, but for most of Wall Street and the investing public the assumption has been that there’s zero chance the U.S. government will ever default on its debt.
Gold has lost $170 since hitting a peak of $2,050 per ounce in early May.
Gold and silver prices slid lower to close out the third quarter. Entering trading for the fourth quarter, the metals are back, once again, in the middle of the range where they have languished for more than three years.
Energy and Gold Produces Face Increasing Pressures, Crimping Supply.
Forced deleveraging to be chaotic, causing a new Fed and banking panic.
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.
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.
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.
Precious metals markets are extending their losing streak as the U.S. dollar pushes higher.
There aren’t many bullion investors who haven’t thought about using their stash to buy groceries one day.
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.
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.
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.
Top Silver Mining CEO: "On the demand side, it’s pretty phenomenal…"
As the debt ceiling fight in Washington heads down to the wire with the risk of a technical default looming, investors are growing nervous.
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.
We are one third of the way through 2023, and it has certainly been interesting in the bullion markets thus far.
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.
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.
As interest rates show signs of peaking, gold prices are nearing new all-time highs.
Fears of bank runs precipitating a broader financial crisis helped spark a surge in bullion buying this week.
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.
Precious metals markets are trying to tough this week despite another large rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
The Biden administration is working on plans to herd the public into digital currency controlled by the Federal Reserve.
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.
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.
Post-election airwaves and publications today are filled with bad news, good news, and fake news.
Donald Trump’s victory came as the first surprise for many around the world. The reaction in the markets was the second surprise.
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.
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.
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.
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...
The 2016 election year is bringing out the worst among some elements of society.
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.
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.
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.
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.