Precious Metals Analysis

Gold Outlook 2023 Brief

Gold Outlook 2023 Brief

This is a brief preview of our annual Gold Outlook Report. Every year we take an in-depth look at the market players, dynamics, fallacies, and drivers of markets, and finally, give our predictions for gold and silver prices over the coming year.

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Bloomberg’s Gold Investment Advice Is Spot On

Bloomberg’s Gold Investment Advice Is Spot On

Do Bloomberg’s readers really need a primer on gold investment? Aren’t they all experienced economists and investors who know every asset inside and out? Judging by Bloomberg’s latest step-by-step gold investment guide, we’d say not.

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Fishy Jobs Report Boosts Dollar

Fishy Jobs Report Boosts Dollar

January’s jobs report was ‘stunningly good,’ according to CNBC promoting traders to buy up U.S. dollars and short gold and silver. The official unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, the lowest since 1969. Skeptics say something smells fishy.

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Social Security on Brink of Collapse

Social Security on Brink of Collapse

Once again, the federal government has reached its statutorily determined debt limit – now an unbelievable $31.4 trillion. There can be no more spending until that limit is either raised or suspended and the United States may default on its obligations for the first time in history

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Gold Market Not Buying Powell’s ‘Disinflation’

Gold Market Not Buying Powell's 'Disinflation'

According to Fed chairman Jerome Powell, disinflation is now taking hold. Yes, the very same person who had to walk back his ridiculous pronouncements in 2021 and 2022 that inflation was “transitory” now wants us to believe inflation is steadily declining

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Gold Up 18% in Three Months – Will It Continue?

Gold Up 18% in Three Months – Will It Continue?

Low volatility plus a strong upward trend is a recipe for slow, steady price growth. You’re looking at an 18% increase in gold compared to a 5% increase in the S&P 500 – in just three months. That’s not enough for some people.

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Markets Not Accounting for Ukraine Escalation

Markets Not Accounting for Ukraine Escalation

The U.S. has provided Ukraine nearly $100 billion in weapons, cash, and humanitarian assistance. The sanctions imposed on Russia may be even tougher now than during the Cold War. Despite these things, investors in the U.S. don’t seem to be paying much attention to rising geopolitical risks

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Debt Ceiling Crisis Reveals Precarious Economy

Debt Ceiling Crisis Reveals Precarious Economy

The ongoing battle over the debt ceiling is likely to continue for some time this year. According to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the government can use accounting tricks to keep the government running and meet principal obligations until around early June.

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We’re Just One Step Away from $5,700/oz Gold

We’re Just One Step Away from $5,700/oz Gold

MoneyWeek’s Dominic Frisby is an analyst to watch. His precious metals analyses are full of insights, and his latest observation on gold’s price is fascinating. Frisby shows off his decades of experience by reminiscing about gold’s price trajectory from the late 1990s to now.

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What Would Early Biden Departure Mean For Markets?

What Would Early Biden Departure Mean For Markets?

Joe Biden entered the Oval Office with relatively low approval ratings. The botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, an economy in decline, rising consumer prices, and potential scandals simmering in the background haven’t helped his approval ratings over the past two years.

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Will Silver Leave Gold Behind in 2023?

Will Silver Leave Gold Behind in 2023?

Not only are there sound fundamental reasons why silver can outperform gold during metals-favorable climates, but there have been several notable periods during which silver has done just that.

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Revealed: The Secret Reason Governments Love Inflation

Revealed: The Secret Reason Governments Love Inflation

When people spend beyond their means, they increase the likelihood that they will suffer severe financial consequences – including foreclosure and bankruptcy. But when the U.S. government spends beyond its income, that doesn’t happen.

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Shock: Raging Inflation Still Robbing Americans

Shock: Raging Inflation Still Robbing Americans

It’s official: Inflation is easing up from the historic pace it reached back in June 2022. The latest report from December 2022 has it running at “only” 6.5%. But even that is still running hotter than any month since the early 1990s.

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Why Are Analysts Predicting Higher Gold Prices?

Why Are Analysts Predicting Higher Gold Prices?

Strange as it might sound for a year when gold posted a new all-time high, many thought 2022 was a “tepid” or “disappointing” year for gold’s price. That makes the price gains so far in 2023 all the more promising…

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Elite’s Masterplan Revealed

Elite's Masterplan Revealed

The bureaucratic assault on the First Amendment is part of a larger movement to end personal liberty. The ultimate goal may be to assume financial control over the populace through implementation of a central bank digital currency

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Nine Days Into 2023 Gold Already Trolling ‘Experts’

Nine Days Into 2023 Gold Already Trolling 'Experts'

Gold’s price jumps over the past week were difficult to ignore. When gold rose past $1,800, there were some immediate concerns that its price might fall a bit in the coming weeks. Instead, it did the opposite. Closing Friday around $1,870, the next benchmark of $1,900 appears within easy reach.

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As the Dollar Falls, Metals Will Rise

As the Dollar Falls, Metals Will Rise

Precious metals did well compared to other assets in 2023, but not as well as many goldbugs expected given the highest price inflation in decades. The anemic price action was another indication of artificial forces in the markets and broken price discovery.

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What Triggered Silver’s January 5 Hiccup?

What Triggered Silver's January 5 Hiccup?

Fed officials flexed their muscles during the last FOMC meeting. Silver tripped and fell in response, but that didn’t last long – why? The hawkish force was strong with this FOMC!

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2022’s Economic Forecasts Were Way Off

2022's Economic Forecasts Were Way Off

Back in 2021 practically no one foresaw the economy that ultimately came to pass in 2022. Not the level and persistence of inflation, not the severity of the interest-rate increases, and certainly not the resulting volatility that wiped tens of trillions from the real net worth of U.S. households last year.

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Reflections Over 2022

Reflections Over 2022

The life of an entrepreneur is not what most people would call “normal”… I don’t refer to the guy who buys a fast-food franchise. Nor to the folks who have law or accounting firms. I don’t know a lot about how these businesses work, but I do know one thing. They should reach cash-flow positive very quickly; if not, something is wrong.

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Market Experts Predict Big Gold Moves In 2023

Market Experts Predict Big Gold Moves In 2023

Gold ended an otherwise dull year by surging from $1,650 to $1,820 rather abruptly. Will 2023 include another rapid rise in price? A slow, steady climb? About the only consensus from the forecasts I saw was that gold will rise in price. The overall bullishness of these forecasts varies, but not the result.

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Pay Less Tax in 2023

Pay Less Tax in 2023

Among the top New Year’s resolutions investors can make is to pay less in taxes. Without doubt, taxes can be one of the biggest drains on realized investment returns. Fortunately for holders of physical precious metals coins, rounds, and bars generate no tax consequences…

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Why 2022 Was the Worst Year For Investors

Why 2022 Was the Worst Year For Investors

We’re in for a rough start to 2023. Still-hot inflation, high mortgage rates, and rising personal debt can slow down even the most stable economy. (Let alone a volatile, teetering and still-frothy economy.)

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How American Millionaires Are Outsmarting the Collapsing Economy

How American Millionaires Are Outsmarting the Collapsing Economy

According to a recent poll by the Wall Street Journal and Impact Research, 65% of voters say the economy is headed in the wrong direction. Financial strain was affecting more than half of respondents, with more suffering on the way if things keep getting worse

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Will Gold Shine Bright in 2023?

Will Gold Shine Bright in 2023?

Investor Peter Schiff and politician Nigel Farage recently shared their thoughts on why gold is scheduled to emerge as an outperformer in 2023, and why it’s already doing what it’s supposed to. Both gold’s 50-day and 200-day moving averages show it outperforming inflation

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Avoid Silver Eagles – Save Big!

Avoid Silver Eagles - Save Big!

The dysfunctional U.S. Mint makes tens of millions of them each year. But unlike well-run private mints, these government bureaucrats are incapable of or unwilling to address their production and sourcing stumbles, so demand for silver Eagles continues to outstrip supply.

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Wall Street Insider Shares His 2023 Gold Strategy

Wall Street Insider Shares His 2023 Gold Strategy

Gold’s whiplash couple of years have almost made everyone forget just how big of an outperformer it is. It has risen by 450% since 2000, having spent most of 1999 around $255. Still, even gold investors can perhaps fall prey to recency bias.

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Bullion’s Most Under-Appreciated Feature?

Bullion's Most Under-Appreciated Feature?

Physical gold and silver will never become worthless. This fact does not make for much of a marketing pitch. But given recent events, this is a more important feature than it looks: Americans, and investors around the world, live in an age of collapsing confidence in institutions.

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