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.

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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Nervous Fed to Give Precious Metals Markets a Boost

Nervous Fed to Give Precious Metals Markets a Boost

The Fed’s Open Markets Committee met last week and left policy unchanged – at least for the moment. No one expected central banking officials to make rate adjustments last week with equity prices rubbing up against all-time highs and the economic recovery narrative still dominant.

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NY Markets Have Obliterated Silver Prices

NY Markets Have Obliterated Silver Prices

The last year has been extraordinary. There have been COVID lockdowns, a disputed presidential election, and multi-trillion-dollar federal deficits and bailouts. The Federal Reserve has injected more money into markets than ever before.

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Bullion Banks Sell More Silver – But Do They Have It?

Bullion Banks Sell More Silver - But Do They Have It?

It is an extraordinarily dangerous time for bullion banks to continue selling silver they don’t have. Their play is to destroy sentiment and shake investors out of the market. Thus far, at least on the physical front, this effort appears to be backfiring.

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Backwardation + Evidence of Silver Supply Squeeze

Backwardation + Evidence of Silver Supply Squeeze

In recent months, the numbers of people standing for delivery of the metal on their futures contracts has spiked. If that trend continues in March, which is the next delivery month, it may be a bigger “Come to Jesus” moment than the shorts had in March of 2020.

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Demand for Physical Bullion Surges…

Demand for Physical Bullion Surges...

America will face an increasingly authoritarian federal government ruling over a largely apathetic populace… Gold bugs aren’t betting on bridges being built any time soon – demand for physical metal ratcheted up to a new all-time high in January.

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Investors Prepare for the Incoming Regime…

Investors Prepare for the Incoming Regime...

Last year provided extraordinary challenges to Americans as well as people around the world. Hundreds of thousands of deaths were attributed to the Chinese coronavirus. The economic carnage and the attendant death and suffering along with the loss of civil liberties was grossly underreported.

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Alarming Developments in GLD ETF…

Alarming Developments in GLD ETF...

The world’s largest gold exchange traded fund (ETF) seems to be having a lot of trouble when it comes to accounting. There’s little good reason to put any trust in GLD’s parade of CFOs or in shady HSBC bankers.

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Danger Ahead as Markets Detach from Fundamentals

Danger Ahead as Markets Detach from Fundamentals

Americans may start the New Year without certainty as to who will be sworn in as president on Inauguration Day. President Donald Trump and his supporters can’t find courts willing to consider their evidence of widespread voter fraud. Trump is not likely to concede.

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What Happens When Confidence Falls Apart?

What Happens When Confidence Falls Apart?

While we may never know how deep and wide the political elites’ effort to gain control over our government goes, it appears to be vast. Although it’s still unknown whether fraud altered the overall election outcome, the evidence of fraud is real.

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Confidence Erodes in U.S. Institutions… Is the Dollar Next?

Confidence Erodes in U.S. Institutions... Is the Dollar Next?

The U.S. election system, once sacrosanct, is losing the trust of half the country. Which half will depend on the outcome of Donald Trump’s efforts in the courts to demonstrate widespread fraud.

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The Moment Of Truth Is Here

The Moment Of Truth Is Here

If results are contested, the fiscal and monetary response would be the same; more stimulus, more debt, and more money creation. There is no uncertainty with regards to these policies and, long term, they will be key drivers in the precious metals markets.

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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.