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Unbearable Cost of Living Still Rising

Unbearable Cost of Living Still Rising

In addition to the already bad news we revealed last week, it looks like there is even more bad news for Biden. It appears like it’s becoming even more expensive to live in this country, no matter where you decide to put down roots or try to save for your retirement. So let’s take a quick look at why that could be…

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American Money Is Junk!

American Money Is Junk!

Americans throw away millions of dollars in coins every year. That’s because American money is junk. But that wasn’t always the case. In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Reworld, a Pennsylvania waste management facility, claimed that Americans toss about $68 million worth of coins every year.

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When Will Gold & Silver Miners Believe in Their Product?

When Will Gold & Silver Miners Believe in Their Product?

Miners spend billions of dollars every year pulling precious metals out of the ground. They toil mightily for years on end to produce these stores of value – but then they turn right around and sell all their gold and silver immediately in exchange for fiat currencies.

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UBS Analysts Trigger Outrage With “Unbelievable” Gold Forecast

UBS Analysts Trigger Outrage With “Unbelievable” Gold Forecast

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving precious metals and the overall economy. Stories include: Sky-high gold forecasts by top names, why the Middle East escalation proves gold’s run isn’t driven by military conflict and could a surprise interest rate hike push gold’s price down?

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“Every Bank is Deeply Underwater.”

“Every Bank is Deeply Underwater.”

According to economist Lynette Zang, then, the primary threat to the banking system is the risk posed by higher interest rates to an industry that is built primarily on debt. And in her view, the scope of the problem is so vast that it means every single U.S. bank is insolvent right now

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Gold Tops and Silver is… Being Silver

Gold Tops and Silver is… Being Silver

The USD/YEN breakout is a fact and one that’s being confirmed. Gold now forms lower intraday highs. What’s next? No surprise here – gold, silver, and miners appear to have topped, so the next move is likely to be to the downside, just as I explained it in my previous analyses.

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Indian Silver Imports Surge to Record Levels

Indian Silver Imports Surge to Record Levels

Indians are known to have a love affair with gold. India ranks as the number two gold-consuming country in the world behind only China. But Indians are also pretty fond of silver. In fact, India is the world’s biggest silver consumer.
And Indian silver demand is surging.

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Eat, Heat, or Pay the Mortgage?

Eat, Heat, or Pay the Mortgage?

One idea has become abundantly clear over the last four years: You can’t add 41% to the money supply and expect inflation to remain “transitory.” But that’s exactly what the Fed did over two years, after which President Biden picked up the ball in January 2021 and ran with it. The result has come to be known in the online media as “Bidenomics”

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American Economic ‘Growth’ is on Credit Cards

American Economic 'Growth' is on Credit Cards

After moderating credit card spending in January, American consumers pulled out the plastic yet again in February. Credit card balances surged, driving overall consumer debt up by another $14.1 billion – Americans now owe $5.05 trillion in consumer debt, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve.

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One Reason Gold Bull Run Likely Still Has Legs

One Reason Gold Bull Run Likely Still Has Legs

Gold has surged to record highs of over $2,350 per ounce, and there is reason to believe this bull run has plenty of legs left. Gold dipped below $2,000 for the last time in mid-February. Since that time, it has gained nearly 18 percent. But despite the rally, a lot of investors in the West have not jumped on the bandwagon – yet.

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Gold’s Unbelievable Week Leaves Skeptics Scrambling

Gold’s Unbelievable Week Leaves Skeptics Scrambling

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving precious metals and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold gains $100 in a week, gold’s gains are causing analysts to reassess the world order, and what are BRICS members Russia, China and India telling us about gold? Gold has been going up so fast analysts can’t keep track

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World Bank Issues Gold Handbook for Money Managers

World Bank Issues Gold Handbook for Money Managers

World Bank sees gold “playing critical role in the financial system.” as asset managers, central banks look to hedge against instability with gold. The guide states gold’s relevance as a global monetary asset is a lasting one, listing recent economic and geopolitical challenges proving gold’s validity as a store of value during periods of uncertainty

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The Evils of Paper Money Have No End

The Evils of Paper Money Have No End

Many American founders warned us about paper money. Thomas Paine summed it up best: “The evils of paper money have no end.” In an 1814 letter to Thomas Cooper, Thomas Jefferson was prophetic. “Every thing predicted by the enemies of banks, in the beginning, is now coming to pass. We are to be ruined now by the deluge of bank paper.”

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Gold Forecast: Surfing Extreme Sentiment Waves in Gold

Gold Forecast: Surfing Extreme Sentiment Waves in Gold

Gold is rallying regardless of what’s happening in other markets. And while there are signs of a top, gold appears to simply not care about them at the moment. In particular, the gold price keeps on forming daily reversal candlesticks, which “should” be tops, but they likely aren’t.

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Hmmm: Gold and Treasury Yields Rising Together?

Hmmm: Gold and Treasury Yields Rising Together?

Gold broke another intraday record on Monday. This continues the gold bull run that has been ongoing for several weeks. But there is something else happening that’s quite unusual. Treasury bond yields are also rising. As gold was setting records on Monday, yields on the long end of the Treasury curve were also rising.

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Insider Reveals Gold-Buying Frenzy Among Elites

Insider Reveals Gold-Buying Frenzy Among Elites

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: A World Bank insider explains central banks’ gold buying surge; yet another all-time high for gold’s price, , and just how strange is the lack of price action in silver? Exactly why are central banks de-dollarizing with gold?

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We Should All Be Preppers Now

We Should All Be Preppers Now

Even after all this country has seen in recent years, some still consider those stocking up on food, ammo, bullion, and other emergency essentials as a little bit nuts. Despite some close brushes with disaster, including the 2008 financial crisis and disruptions associated with COVID-19, it somehow seems hard to believe the nation’s critical systems are at risk.

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Gold AND USD Both Break Higher – What Gives?

Gold AND USD Both Break Higher – What Gives?

Gold’s moving higher and… the USD Index is moving higher as well, which one is faking it? In the recent past I commented on gold’s performance as being similar to what we saw in 2011. Today’s move higher makes the similarity less clear, but still intact.

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Fed Finds ‘Perfect Storm’ of Financial Hardship

Fed Finds 'Perfect Storm' of Financial Hardship

There is a big disconnect between what the White House would like you to believe about the economy, and how most Americans are feeling about it right now. Some members of the Federal Reserve board, including Chairman Powell, tried to listen to the concerns that a handful of panelists had, and the result wasn’t surprising… The Fed got an earful

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Gold and Silver – Hedges Against Currency Risk

Gold and Silver - Hedges Against Currency Risk

Holding fiat currency is risky business and that’s not going to change any time soon. Currency risk is one of the factors driving the recent rally in gold and silver. It’s no coincidence that the recent gold and silver rally started as the U.S. ramped up threats to seize Russian dollar assets. However, using the dollar as a foreign policy hammer is just…

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This is Why Real Minimum Wage Is Always Zero

This is Why Real Minimum Wage Is Always Zero

Economics once again defied the will of politicians — this time in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minneapolis City Council wanted to help out Uber and Lyft drivers, so it passed an ordinance setting a minimum wage for drive-share drivers where companies such as Uber and Lyft must now pay their drivers a minimum of $1.40 per mile

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Gold Shatters Yet Another Record – Is More To Come?

Gold Shatters Yet Another Record – Is More To Come?

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving precious metals and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold price shatters $2,200 to set new record – what’s next after yet another all-time-high gold price?; lessons from Turkey’s financial crisis, and China’s dramatic influence on the gold market.

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What Is the Gold-Silver Ratio?

What Is the Gold-Silver Ratio?

You’ll often hear precious metals investors talk about the gold-silver ratio. So, what is it, and why does it matter? The gold-silver ratio tells you how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold given the current spot price of both metals. In other words, it tells you the price of gold in ounces of silver.

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National Debt Surge Key Driver of Gold Prices

National Debt Surge Key Driver of Gold Prices

By now, you likely are familiar with gold’s recent march well into record territory. Since the end of February, gold has appreciated 6.5% to more than $2,150 per ounce (as of March 21). Analysts say that one reason for gold’s recent upward trend has been talk of falling interest rates, which certainly makes sense.

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Bullion.Directory is 10 Years Old!

Bullion.Directory is 10 Years Old!

Happy Birthday to us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary since first publishing way back in 2014! It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since we launched the site. It seems like both yesterday and forever ago. Judging by how much Mac and I have aged during the long process of building the site up, it sometimes feels we are Sisyphus of legend…

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Bitcoin Invalidated Its Breakout – Is Gold Next?

Bitcoin Invalidated Its Breakout - Is Gold Next?

Gold price held up well yesterday. But will it be able to handle the USD Index’s breakout? The yellow metal moved back to the Dec. 2023 high and bounced from it, and today, it just did the same thing. Yesterday’s price action looked quite promising, as the verification of the breakout would indeed be a bullish thing.

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Fed Bank Bailout Program Closed! Now What?

Fed Bank Bailout Program Closed! Now What?

The Fed created the Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank last March. The program was set up so banks could easily access cash “to help assure banks have the ability to meet the needs of all their depositors.” The bailout was a sweetheart deal for banks

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2024 Gold Price Targets Surge Across the Board

2024 Gold Price Targets Surge Across the Board

Another week of sitting back and seeing how far analysts are willing to push today’s gold price predictions for the year. We were here last week at $2,080, and $2,150 is the latest pit stop in the race to $3,000. Right now, sky-high forecasts are abundant.

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