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Retirement Fear and the Nobel Prize Solution

Retirement Fear and the Nobel Prize Solution

One thing is certain, we sure are living in strange times and for retirement savers, that can also mean levels of anxiety that rise a lot faster than IRA balances. From mistakes anyone can make that could derail their retirement, to ongoing market volatility that the media claims is a “good thing,” there are…

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Motivated Reasoning About Silver

Motivated Reasoning About Silver

We’re seeing the argument, again, that silver stocks are being consumed in solar panels, medical applications, and of course, electronics. This argument has a certain temptation. After all, the standard assumption is that value is inversely proportional to quantity…

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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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Market Volatility Is Troubling, But This Is the Real Problem

Market Volatility Is Troubling, But This Is the Real Problem

Financial media headlines were absolutely schizophrenic. We saw everything from “Dow Plunges on Covid Resurgence” and “Speculators Flee Suddenly Volatile Market” to “Wall Street Ends Higher, Powered by Strong Earnings, Economic Cheer.”

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Celebrating Five Years of Paying Interest on Gold

Celebrating Five Years of Paying Interest on Gold

It was July 2016 when we offered our first Gold Fixed Income True Gold Lease. The gold lease was to Valaurum for manufacturing their flagship product, theAurum®. Ever since then we’ve been busy Unlocking the Productivity of Gold™ for the good of our clients, and the world…

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Biden’s Dangerous Inflation Denials

Biden’s Dangerous Inflation Denials

This week Biden superficially addressed the problem by admitting the obvious – that prices have been rising rapidly this year – while denying that the inflation surge represents anything out of the ordinary. Trust the experts! After all, when have they been wrong about anything…

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The Next Silver Squeeze: Will We Really See 100-1000% Gains?

The Next Silver Squeeze: Will We Really See 100-1000% Gains?

Reddit’s silver “apes” expect 100% to 1,000% gains on their new silver push. Whoever thought that the Reddit-fueled attempt to squeeze silver and expose big bank manipulation of the metal’s prices was done is in for a surprise, via Fox Business

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The Government Is Culpable for America’s Retirement Crisis

The Government Is Culpable for America’s Retirement Crisis

In decades past, income instruments such as government bonds and bank certificates of deposits provided decent yields. Today, with a 10-year Treasury note yielding just 1.3%, that is not the case.

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Gold Currently Underpriced: Goldman Sachs

Gold Currently Underpriced: Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs has said Gold is underpriced at $1,800 and ready to move back to $2,000. Even though gold met many bullish expectations last week by consistently closing above $1,800, Goldman Sachs analyst Mikhail Sprogis thinks the move could be the start of a much larger uptrend.

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Basel III and it’s Effect on Gold and Silver

Basel III and it's Effect on Gold and Silver

There is sometimes a tendency to confuse ends and means. For example, in traveling through an airport there is extensive inspection of passengers. Before you are allowed to board an airplane, you must go through a process that is intrusive and increasingly invasive.

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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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From Condos to Currency Collapse

From Condos to Currency Collapse

On June 24, the Champlain Towers South condominium building fell, killing at least 24 people. The collapse of this building provides a surprising number of insights into the collapse of a currency. The following discussion is based on information that is emerging about the incident.

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Gold: Simply the Best Hedge in All Economic Climates

Gold: Simply the Best Hedge in All Economic Climates

With negative real interest rates and the ongoing drop in the dollar’s buying power, it’s becoming more and more difficult to hold onto one’s savings (let alone make sound investments). The well-known stockpiling of gold bullion by nations around the world, especially Russia and China, offers hints of a possible solution

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Fed Faces Sophie’s Choice

Fed Faces Sophie's Choice

The U.S. economy is at a fork in the road – one route leads to the return of market fundamentals and sane stock valuations, at the cost of a historic market correction. The other route leads to runaway hyperinflation that eats up the debt almost as fast as it devours the dollar’s buying power.

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We’re Mere Months Away From $2,000 Gold, $31 Silver

We’re Mere Months Away From $2,000 Gold, $31 Silver

CIBC: Gold is still going towards $2,000 and silver to $3. Despite the selloff that caused gold to drop more than 5% within a week, Canadian bank CIBC still optimistic on both gold and silver’s prospects over next few years. While the bank downgraded their average 2021 forecast for gold to $1,925, they expect metal to average $2,100 in 2022.

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Will ‘Infrastructure’ Spending Collapse the Dollar?

Will ‘Infrastructure’ Spending Collapse the Dollar?

Recent collapses of bridges and a Florida condo building highlight what can go wrong when basic structural and foundational elements are neglected and allowed to deteriorate. As corrosion and cracking spread, they may go little noticed at first, with repairs and upgrades put off.

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Inflation: How High Is Too High?

Inflation: How High Is Too High?

Transitory Inflation Takes Hold of the Economy – How Long Will It Last? Just a couple of weeks ago, Bloomberg reported that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sold investors on the idea that rising inflation wasn’t going to last. Officially, as of May 2021, inflation had risen 5%, the highest since August 2008.

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What You Need to Know About Recent Gold Trends

What You Need to Know About Recent Gold Trends

Last week the spot price of gold declined 6%, which was its steepest drop since March 2020, when news of the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic caused global markets, including gold, to get hammered. The main reason was comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell…

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Bubbles Galore!

Bubbles Galore!

Is the entire financial system currently in a massive bubble? That is the question that astute investors may now be asking. According to Nouriel Roubini, CEO of Roubini Macro Associates and professor at NYU Stern School of Business, now is the time to be overweight gold as more bubbles pop up.

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Three Economic Trends Stressing Social Security

Three Economic Trends Stressing Social Security

Social Security Under Pressure Thanks to These 3 Economic Trends: The Social Security Administration (SSA) is in enough trouble on its own. But now, there are three big cultural and economic forces that appear to be taking their toll on the program.

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Gold Set to Test a Major Uptrend

Gold Set to Test a Major Uptrend

Gold to Test Major Uptrend; Fed to Remain Behind Inflation Curve. Battered gold and silver markets face a test of their bull market prospects. For gold, a bullish trendline has been in force since late 2018

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The Pandemic's Most Valuable Economic Lesson

The Pandemic's Most Valuable Economic Lesson

The economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many retirement savers to reevaluate their plans. That isn’t surprising, because the global economy tanked in late February, and that’s bound to have financial consequences.

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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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Fed Selling Assets – Is Taper Tantrum 2 Ahead?

Fed Selling Assets - Is Taper Tantrum 2 Ahead?

The last time the Fed was noticeably hawkish was back in August 2018. Starting October 3 of that year, the market imploded (you might remember the Dow losing 5,000 points). Now there could be a “second verse same as the first.”

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Silver Tries 7-Year Weekly High

Silver Tries 7-Year Weekly High

GOLD and SILVER split on Friday, with the yellow metal failing yet again to hold above $1900 per ounce as its more industrially-useful cousin set its highest weekly close since last August’s 7-year high.

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Are You Positioned for the Coming Flight to Quality?

Are You Positioned for the Coming Flight to Quality?

Based on benchmark stock market index’s recent performance, all seems well and good for risk assets – but underneath the surface, however, warning signs are flashing for investors in financial markets. Over the past several weeks, significant selloffs have occurred that may serve as leading indicators of trouble ahead.

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Analysts: Gold Price Will Likely Rise on Upcoming Inflation

Analysts: Gold Price Will Likely Rise on Upcoming Inflation

Gold price holds onto bullish level as markets brace for data reports. After breaking out of its months-long trading range and heading off towards $1,900, many analysts believe that the bullish moves in the gold market are just beginning…

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Taper Time! But What Next?

Taper Time! But What Next?

Taper talk from the Federal Reserve is back in focus. But for now, it’s all talk and no action. Last week, former New York Fed President William Dudley said the central bank will begin the process of tapering – winding down its monthly asset purchases – by year end.

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