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IRAs Bridge the Social Security Income Gap

IRAs Bridge the Social Security Income Gap

We’ve reported many reasons why you should not rely solely on Social Security to fund your golden years. Those reasons are in addition to the official advice that Social Security is only designed to replace about 40 percent of your pre-retirement income. Which naturally might get a retirement saver to think: “What about the other 60 percent?”

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Gold Drops Below $1800 as Bonds Keep Rising

Gold Drops Below $1800 as Bonds Keep Rising

GOLD PRICES slipped back below $1800 per ounce Wednesday as longer-term interest rates rose further on government bonds, hitting new multi-month and multi-year highs for rich Western economies’ borrowing costs as new US President Joe Biden pushes for $1.9 trillion in Covid relief and stimulus.

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GLD Bleeds Metal as Bullion Holds $1800

GLD Bleeds Metal as Bullion Holds $1800

FRESH outflows from gold-backed ETFs failed to stop the metal holding above what traders called the “psychological $1800 level” in Asian and London trade Tuesday, defying yet more investment liquidation as longer-term interest rates reach multi-year highs

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Gold Price to $2,000 in 2021: BoA Analysts

Gold Price to $2,000 in 2021: BoA Analysts

Bank of America sets a 2021 gold price target of $2,000, why silver could jumpstart the next precious metals bull cycle, and thefts of catalytic converters from cars are on the rise, driven by high prices in platinum and palladium.

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Yellen Forces Fed to Begin Downsizing from $7.5 Trillion

Yellen Forces Fed to Begin Downsizing from $7.5 Trillion

The Fed attempts to maintain control of various rates (including inflation, unemployment and long-term interest rates) through its monetary policy decisions. In the past, poor choices arguably led to both the dot-com bubble and the Great Recession. But that’s old news.

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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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Where Precious Metals Meet FinTech

Where Precious Metals Meet FinTech

For this weeks Q&A I’m talking with Mike Greenacre. Mike’s initial career was in the geophysical exploration industry, working in Africa, US, Middle East and Asia, beginning his trading and brokerage career in Switzerland, with an initial focus on steel and iron ore.

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Near-Zero Rates Sound Good (Until This Happens)

Near-Zero Rates Sound Good (Until This Happens)

In some cases, the idea of a “near-zero interest rate” is a good thing. For example, if you qualify for 0% interest when you buy a car, you save money…

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Energy Metals Leading the Charge

Energy Metals Leading the Charge

What’s driving these “energy” metals? Besides ongoing currency depreciation and the risks of higher inflation, which will help boost all hard assets over time, rising demand for electricity in general and electric vehicles in particular.

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American Silver and Gold Eagle Proof Coins in an IRA?

American Silver and Gold Eagle Proof Coins in an IRA?

Americans interested in investing in precious metals often ask about doing so through an IRA, or Individual Retirement Account. But what exactly is an IRA and can and IRA hold numismatic coins like American Silver and Gold Eagle Proofs?

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Silver Situation Update

Silver Situation Update

In the last two weeks, there has been a greater awakening about the silver story – its growing industrial uses, its growing investment demand, and the pre-existing bullish posture of the silver market itself.

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Weekly News: US Mint All Out of Silver and Gold

Weekly News: US Mint All Out of Silver and Gold

Stories include: U.S. Mint can’t keep pace with demand again, Goldman chief calls silver a supercharged version of gold, and amateur prospector unearths a long-lost golden treasure from Medieval times.

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How Precious Metals Generate Positive Real Returns

How Precious Metals Generate Positive Real Returns

One of the most bullish backdrops for precious metals is an environment of negative real interest rates – that is, when bonds and cash yield less than the inflation rate. […]

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Is the U.S. Dollar Nearing the “End Game”?

Is the U.S. Dollar Nearing the "End Game"?

Jim Rickards said back in 2016: “The dollar won’t lose its reserve currency status overnight” — and he was right. But a new and disturbing signal could finally be revealing the end game.

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WILD Silver Market Swings… What Next?

WILD Silver Market Swings... What Next?

As extreme market conditions drive tremendous volatility in silver spot prices, buyers are exerting unprecedented pressures on retail physical bullion products.

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Georgette Barnes: Meet the Woman Striking Gold in West Africa

Georgette Barnes: Meet the Woman Striking Gold in West Africa

This week’s TalkMining interview is with Georgette Barnes Sakyi-Addo Executive Director at Georgette Barnes Limited, Volunteer President at Women In Mining, Co-Founder of the Accra Mining Network and volunteer Elected President of the Association of Women In Mining In Africa.

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Weekly News: Silver Skyrockets on Retail Thrust

Weekly News: Silver Skyrockets on Retail Thrust

Stories include: Day traders piling into silver as analysts predict $50 price, gold’s reign as the top asset, and $400 million of civil war gold buried in Pennsylvania might have come to the surface.

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#SilverSqueeze…. IT’S A TRAP!!!

#SilverSqueeze....  IT'S A TRAP!!!

Having been reading about the great WallStreetBets #SilverSqueeze all weekend and watching zoom call after zoom call of excited precious metals experts getting ready for Silver’s moonshot this week I started to get a strange sinking feeling…

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Silver Spikes to $30 as “WallStreetBets” Latest Target

Silver Spikes to $30 as "WallStreetBets" Latest Target

SILVER surged Monday morning towards 8-year highs at $30 per ounce after “the call-to-arms” on Reddit brought record new interest to precious metals

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Potentially Catastrophic Inflation Surge Slips Under Radar (Until Now)

Potentially Catastrophic Inflation Surge Slips Under Radar (Until Now)

You’ve read about housing market bubbles, stock bubbles, and even credit bubbles. But the next bubble you’re about to discover could be even more dangerous, and may have even more far-reaching consequences.

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‘Reddit Ramp’ Drives Gold/Silver Ratio to 4-Year Low

'Reddit Ramp' Drives Gold/Silver Ratio to 4-Year Low

GOLD PRICED in terms of sister metal silver fell near its cheapest in 4 years in London’s bullion market Friday, despite rising near 3-week highs of its own in the aftermath of silver’s dramatic jump after users of the Reddit chatroom called on other readers to buy shares in the cheaper precious metal’s largest ETF trust.

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Does America REALLY Have a Retirement Crisis?

Does America REALLY Have a Retirement Crisis?

Because no matter what the headlines say, tangible physical assets can act as a hedge against inflation and diversification helps protect your savings no matter which direction the stock market heads. Take the steps you need to keep your retirement on track with a “sleep well at night” savings strategy.

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Biden Will Preside Over Another Financial Crisis

Biden Will Preside Over Another Financial Crisis

As Treasury Secretary Yellen together with her protégé Jerome Powell at the Fed prepare to pursue “weak dollar” policies and coordinate globally with other central planners, investors may find that the world’s strongest currencies are physical precious metals.

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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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Idaho Legislators Aim to Protect State Funds with Gold and Silver

Idaho Legislators Aim to Protect State Funds with Gold and Silver

The recent explosion of money printing and debt-funded spending by the U.S. in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a renewed interest in the key role gold and silver play in hedging against systemic risks.

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How to Survive a Silver-Gold Sucker Punch

How to Survive a Silver-Gold Sucker Punch

Anyone who owns precious metals, mining shares or metals’ ETFs knows the drill. First, gold and silver begin to establish an uptrend on the charts. Analysts (like us) start writing about how prices are getting ready to make an upside run…

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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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What’s Next For Internet Censorship?

What's Next For Internet Censorship?

On Wednesday, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump for a second time – this time with just a few days left in his term. It was a mostly symbolic rebuke. Financial and precious metals markets barely budged on the news.

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