Precious Metals Analysis

Fed Chairman Retires Laughable “Transitory Inflation” Line

Fed Chairman Retires Laughable “Transitory Inflation” Line

In recent days, the Fed announced it would not only begin – but possibly step up – its tapering of monthly bond purchases, and global markets have not liked what they heard with stock indices falling last week and again this week, despite some brief recovery rallies.

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Top Analysts Make Huge “Christmas Predictions” for Gold

Top Analysts Make Huge “Christmas Predictions” for Gold

Daniel Fisher, CEO of UK bullion retailer Physical Gold, discussed the recent surge in gold demand and why gifting gold isn’t just an Asian phenomenon. He said that this is the second holiday season with off-the-charts demand. Last November’s sales were up 2,000% compared to 2019, and Fisher thinks history is repeating itself…

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Will the Anointed Experts Get It Wrong Again?

Will the Anointed Experts Get It Wrong Again?

Investors fear government health officials will order new lockdowns to try to contain it.Never mind that previous lockdowns don’t appear to have worked. Some of the most draconian were imposed by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. Her state now records the nation’s highest seven-day rate of infections.

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This Retirement Savings Loophole Is Closing Fast…

This Retirement Savings Loophole Is Closing Fast…

Congress Passes Backdoor Tax Hike by Removing a Popular Savings Loophole: Sometimes Congress doesn’t need to pass tax legislation directly. Sometimes it tries to tax retirement savers indirectly. That’s a polite way of saying, picking our pockets…

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Bloomberg Analysis: Gold To Outperform Stocks Next Year

Bloomberg Analysis: Gold To Outperform Stocks Next Year

While several analysts have upgraded their gold forecasts, Goldman’s are among the more bullish ones. The bank’s head of energy research Damien Courvalin said that gold is set to move far past its current price, bolstering previous calls for clients to consider the metal’s upside.

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What’s In Your Loan?

What's In Your Loan?

El Salvador has a scheme to borrow dollars to use bitcoin as a means to make more dollars. Those dollars will (they hope) be forked over by savers who will buy from them at a million bucks. Presumably, these new speculators will buy at a million bucks because they hope to sell at two million.

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Fed’s Policies Cost Main Street $4 Trillion (So Far)

Fed's Policies Cost Main Street $4 Trillion (So Far)

Tweedledee? Tweedledum? Either Way, You’re Paying the Bill. Since 2008 there have been numerous examples where the Federal Reserve has protected the wealthy elite while failing both Main Street citizens and the U.S. economy as a whole.

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Biden Spending to Build Back Stagflation

Biden Spending to Build Back Stagflation

President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill into law on Monday amid growing concerns that his administration’s policies are fueling higher inflation. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, a Democrat, is warning of an economically and politically ruinous inflation problem brewing.

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Evergrande Crisis Contagion Plays Into Gold Price

Evergrande Crisis Contagion Plays Into Gold Price

Experts estimate that a 20% fall in real estate activity could translate to a 5%-10% reduction of China’s GDP, which, lest we forget, is the world’s second-largest. Should America’s economy begin to feel the effects of China’s contraction, gold will take its historic crown as the safe haven of choice for those seeking shelter from an economic crisis.

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Breaking Down the Dollar Monetary System

Breaking Down the Dollar Monetary System

If you ask most people, “what is money?” they will answer that money is the generally accepted medium of exchange. If you ask Google Images, it will show you many pictures of green pieces of paper. Virtually everyone agrees that money means the dollar. What does it mean to have a dollar?

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Everything Is Fine

Everything Is Fine

Market optimists remain convinced that “everything is fine.” After all, the stock markets keep climbing, the Fed remains optimistic inflation will subside in the near term andsupply chain issues will somehow, magically, work themselves out. So everything will be ok. It’s fine.

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Good Investments Near Impossible to Find

Good Investments Near Impossible to Find

Pension Funds Are Struggling to Find Stable Investments (Just Like Everyone Else). The Wall Street Journal recently reported that state and local pension funds have just received a historic windfall of cash, thanks in part to taxpayer dollars… But where to invest?

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The Rising Fundamentals of Gold and Silver

The Rising Fundamentals of Gold and Silver

Prices move up and down, in the restless churn of our irredeemable monetary system. There are several schools of thought whose theories attempt to describe, if not predict, the next price move…

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Central Bank Inaction Sends Gold Soaring

Central Bank Inaction Sends Gold Soaring

Despite little in the way of support that interest rate hikes would go as planned, gold has been suppressed for over a month with the hikes seemingly being priced in. With the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank all inclined to watch and see, the markets were quick to react to dovishness.

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Gold Breakout Confirmed (Kinda)

Gold Breakout Confirmed (Kinda)

Gold finished solidly above the $1,800/oz level on Friday, marking the yellow metal’s best weekly close since late August. More importantly, gold may be breaking out of a larger consolidation pattern in force since prices peaked August last year.

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Gold Gearing Up On Fed Inflation Abdication

Gold Gearing Up On Fed Inflation Abdication

When will precious metals markets finally make their move? It’s a question that has frustrated many investors in 2021. However, there are signs both technical and fundamental that point to a major directional move coming in the relatively near future.

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Investment Gold: Perspective from India

Investment Gold: Perspective from India

India’s position as the world’s top gold-buying nations is well-established, although sometimes China briefly replaces India in the #1 spot. In both countries, physical gold investment even in the form of jewelry is one of the most popular means of wealth storage.

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Why a Yield on Gold Matters

Why a Yield on Gold Matters

Picture, if you can, a world in which gold circulates as the medium of exchange. People pay for everything, from groceries to rent, in gold. Employers pay wages in gold. Productive enterprises borrow gold to finance everything from food production to constructing apartment buildings.

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Worried Foreign Central Banks Boost Gold Reserves

Worried Foreign Central Banks Boost Gold Reserves

After sitting on the sidelines last year, central bank appetite for gold has resumed, due to inflationary pressures globally along with disruptions in the energy market. Russia recently reached a milestone record for its gold reserves, ranking fifth in the world for holdings – with well over 20% of its reserves in gold!

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The U.S. Can't Spend Its Way Into Prosperity

The U.S. Can't Spend Its Way Into Prosperity

With Halloween right around the corner, things are already looking plenty scary. “Get ready for a New Recession in 2022.” That’s how Jim Rickards ended a recent article, and sums up what could happen after the past year nicely.

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Paper Gains Can Lead to Paper Pains

Paper Gains Can Lead to Paper Pains

Investment gains look good, on paper. Especially in your retirement saving accounts. But things can change quickly in the markets, and those gains can disappear faster than a Fed press conference led by Chairman Powell.

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Why Isn’t Gold Going Up With Inflation?

Why Isn't Gold Going Up With Inflation?

Many voices in the gold community are making a simple point. Look at the prices of oil, copper, and other commodities. They are skyrocketing. The mainstream explanation is that the cause of this skyrocketing is the increase in the quantity of what is called “money”.

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Are Shortages in the Economy Extending to Precious Metals?

Are Shortages in the Economy Extending to Precious Metals?

While the Fed insists that recent high inflation readings are “transitory” and that long-term inflation expectations remain “anchored” at 2%, investors can’t afford to take their word for it. We must be prepared to navigate unpredictable and erratic markets…

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Will They Cancel Christmas?

Will They Cancel Christmas?

The alarm bells of inflation, supply chain disruptions, and an overvalued stock market are all sounding at the same time. You don’t need to understand WHY things are off-track, so long as you understand your plan to protect yourself and your family from the consequences.

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The Hidden Thief Picking Social Security’s Pockets

The Hidden Thief Picking Social Security's Pockets

If you had dreams of retiring soon, perhaps even next year, and starting your “dream retirement” off on the right foot … you could be in for a bit of a nasty surprise.

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Extreme Ratios Point to Gold and Silver Price Readjustments

Extreme Ratios Point to Gold and Silver Price Readjustments

Kicking the can down the road is the new national pastime. Every time the government’s bills come due, officials at the Treasury Department find creative ways of paying them with money they don’t have.

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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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Emboldened, Super-Funded IRS to Target Bank Depositors

Emboldened, Super-Funded IRS to Target Bank Depositors

New, heavy-handed IRS and Federal Reserve controls along with other threats to financial privacy highlight the importance of holding wealth outside the banking system.

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