Clint Siegner

Clint Siegnerbullion.directory author Clint Siegner

Clint Siegner is a Director at Money Metals Exchange, a precious metals dealer recently named “Best in the USA” by an independent global ratings group.

A graduate of Linfield College in Oregon, Siegner puts his experience in business management along with his passion for personal liberty, limited government, and honest money into the development of Money Metals’ brand and reach. This includes writing extensively on the bullion markets and their intersection with policy and world affairs.

End Game for Silver Shenanigans

End Game for Silver Shenanigans

The federal criminal trial of JP Morgan executives Michael Nowak, Gregg Smith, and Jeffrey Ruffo began on July 8th. These senior bankers are accused of running a years-long scheme to manipulate precious metals prices through what is known as “spoofing.”

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Russian Gold Sanctions May Backfire

Russian Gold Sanctions May Backfire

Over the weekend, leaders of the G-7 nations announced formal sanctions on the import of gold from Russia. That move is expected to be largely symbolic because the LBMA and Western refiner volunteered to ban imports shortly after the war began.

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Bullion Investing Gains Momentum, Just Not Mainstream

Bullion Investing Gains Momentum, Just Not Mainstream

The wave of investors buying physical gold and silver over the past two years has certainly impacted the markets. Retail demand for coins, rounds, and bars is now multiples of what it was prior to the COVID outbreak and the 2020 presidential election…

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Fed’s Inflation Fight Is All Bark, No Bite

Fed’s Inflation Fight Is All Bark, No Bite

No doubt Biden administration officials are urging the Fed to assure Americans their central bank is taking decisive action. So far, however, there isn’t much reason to believe Esther George and her comrades are planning to do much more than talk.

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The Politics of Sound Money

The Politics of Sound Money

The globalists are preparing to roll out Central Bank Digital Currencies. If they can convince people to adopt this next evolution of fiat money, they will attain a level of information and control that prior generations of central bankers only dreamt of.

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Crooked Banks Avoid Manipulation Prosecution

Crooked Banks Avoid Manipulation Prosecution

To many market watchers, it appears cheating continues unabated. The Department of Justice and the federal regulatory bureaucracies tasked with enforcing fair markets have only imposed a small amount of accountability for illicit trading practices.

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Record Gold Sales at Dysfunctional US Mint

Record Gold Sales at Dysfunctional US Mint

Last week, the U.S. Mint reported sales of 426,500 ounces in gold coins during the first quarter of 2022 – up 3.5% from the first quarter of 2021 and the highest in 23 years! In fact, March sales for the U.S. Mint was its best since 1999.

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Dollar’s Status Could Fall as Fast as Its Purchasing Power

Dollar’s Status Could Fall as Fast as Its Purchasing Power

Recent news has been full of ominous developments for the dollar; Russia and China have already established trade without need for U.S. dollars signing a treaty in 2019 which provides for using their national currencies in trade. U.S. sanctions on Russian exports will only increase non-dollar trade between those Eastern powers.

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Inflation Shoots Above 1980 Peak

Inflation Shoots Above 1980 Peak

Americans get fed a lot of BS when it comes to price inflation. Prices in the U.S. are rising faster than they were in the late 1970s when gasoline shortages triggered an economic crisis. Today, supply chain disruptions and exploding prices are also nearing crisis levels.

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Why Fed Note Decline is FAR Worse than Reported

Why Fed Note Decline is FAR Worse than Reported

Americans are waking up to some uncomfortable truths. One of these is the fact that government bureaucrats and the corporate media regularly lie about what is going on in the world. The real inflation numbers may be close to double what’s reported officially. Alternative data sets are out there, but, predictably…

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When Inflation Safe Havens Are in Shortage Too…

When Inflation Safe Havens Are in Shortage Too...

Americans who own only conventional assets, such as stocks and bonds, but now many are thinking about when to cash out and which assets will be best to hold as they hunker down. So far, the investor flight to safety has been modest, but portfolio de-risking is now set to grow and will stocks remain available?

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Pro Tip for Higher Metals Returns

Pro Tip for Higher Metals Returns

Mints and refiners who produce bullion rounds and bars have struggled to keep up. The industry has not been immune from labor and supply shortages faced by most businesses. The result has been higher premiums and wider bid/ask spreads for silver.

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Government Inflation Statistics

Lies, Damn Lies, and Government Inflation Statistics

Consumer prices are rising at the fastest pace in 40 years. The official report for November showed an increase of 0.8% versus October (9.6% annualized) and 6.8% over the past twelve months. What’s more, the month-over-month increases show inflation accelerating.

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Changes to Price Discovery If the Futures Market Fails

Changes to Price Discovery If the Futures Market Fails

The U.S. dollar and precious metals futures have one thing in common. The value of the greenback and a contract for future delivery of metal are completely dependent on confidence. When, or if, that disappears, neither will be worth the paper they aren’t printed on.

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Shocking Truth About US Economy

Shocking Truth About US Economy

The large majority of the nation’s spending, and wealth, is handled by people who don’t have much in common with gold bugs – at least not yet. Let’s start with some data.

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The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

Strong Demand Pushing Bullion Premiums Higher Again. The best time to buy gold and silver was before the world began its slide into insanity. The second best time to buy metals may be now.

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Another Debt Ceiling Hike Won’t Fix What’s Broken

Another Debt Ceiling Hike Won’t Fix What’s Broken

Washington DC politicians are busy cobbling together yet another bi-partisan bill to raise the federal borrowing limit. Congress imposed the debt ceiling on itself in 1917 – Democrats and Republicans have worked together to circumvent it ever since.

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Futures Speculators Crushed (Again)

Futures Speculators Crushed (Again)

The gold and silver futures markets were designed to increase volatility and discourage physical ownership of precious metals, as revealed in 1970s-era disclosures. The futures markets have also created opportunities for manipulation.

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When is the Time to Sell Precious Metals?

When is the Time to Sell Precious Metals?

Humans are emotional creatures and studies show most of us make poor choices when it comes to timing. If you are making a snap decision to sell (or buy) based upon a surge of either fear or greed, odds are you will regret it.

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Expectations for Fed Tightening Are Misplaced

Expectations for Fed Tightening Are Misplaced

Fed watchers found some hints about interest-rate tightening in the just-released FOMC’s July meeting minutes. That was all it took to rattle Wall Street. Stocks have since recovered some of the initial losses, but it looks like history is about to repeat.

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Bullion Investors Hang Tight…

Bullion Investors Hang Tight...

It is often excruciating to own metal when the short run price action is completely disconnected from fundamentals. The price smash in the last couple trading days is a case in point. Nobody can make a coherent fundamental case for the move lower. It is best to simply remember there are very good reasons to own physical metal…

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Paper vs. Physical Markets: It’s Showdown Time!

Paper vs. Physical Markets: It's Showdown Time!

Despite the effort to “squeeze” the bullion banks, silver has yet to push through the $30 barrier, and gold remains below the high put in nearly a year ago. The effort has been valiant. Demand for physical bullion is unprecedented. However, the paper markets, where price discovery is purportedly done, remain untethered…

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Bank of International Settlements Chief Talks “Absolute Control”

Bank of International Settlements Chief Talks “Absolute Control”

“We don’t know who’s using a $100 bill today and we don’t know who’s using a 1,000 peso bill today. The key difference with the CBDC is the central bank will have absolute control on the rules and regulations that will determine the use of that expression of central bank liability…

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4 News Events Set to Drive Bullion Moonwards

4 News Events Set to Drive Bullion Moonwards

The halfway point of the year is quickly approaching. Dwindling confidence and concern over the direction of the country along with rising inflation expectations continue to drive strong demand for physical gold and silver…

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Trust The Experts? Get Ready For Pain…

Trust The Experts? Get Ready For Pain...

The typical investor buys stocks for the long haul. It might be because financial advisors are just as unquestioning, knowing they are rarely criticized for following the herd. Sadly, mainstream advisors still snicker whenever a client brings up gold – even though the naysayers have been wrong about gold for 20 years.

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Could New Regulation Pressure Paper Metals Markets?

Could New Regulation Pressure Paper Metals Markets?

Unless they secure a requested extension, European banks will have to comply with Net Stable Funding Requirements by the end of June. Along with other effects, these regulations could make trading in the gold and silver derivatives markets less profitable to them.

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Are Technicals Pointing to New Gold Rally?

Are Technicals Pointing to New Gold Rally?

Many traders, investors, and momentum players will closely examine the market trend to determine if and when to enter or exit the market. A market with a strong technical foundation can launch to dizzying heights, while a market displaying weak technicals will have a tough time putting together any sustainable upside.

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Biggest Inflation Threat in 40 Years Looms over Markets

Biggest Inflation Threat in 40 Years Looms over Markets

William Watts with MarketWatch sees the “biggest Inflation scare in 40 years” on its way. Bullion.Directory precious metals analysis 12 April, 2021 By Clint Siegner Director of Money Metals Exchange […]

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Clint Siegnerbullion.directory author Clint Siegner

Clint Siegner is a Director at Money Metals Exchange, a precious metals dealer recently named “Best in the USA” by an independent global ratings group.

A graduate of Linfield College in Oregon, Siegner puts his experience in business management along with his passion for personal liberty, limited government, and honest money into the development of Money Metals’ brand and reach. This includes writing extensively on the bullion markets and their intersection with policy and world affairs.