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Federal Reserve's money printing press

Secret Buyer of U.S. Debt Emerges to Fill Fed's Shoes

August 25th, 2014

The FOMC minutes released last week confirmed the Fed bond purchase program, which has run nearly continuously for the past 6 years, will end in the fall. Meanwhile, they’ve suggested they will begin raising the key Fed funds rate within a few months th… Keep Reading

U.S. dollar has lost over 80% of its purchasing power

Petrodollar Spiral

August 20th, 2014

Over the past few years, a sea change in international finance has been underway which will impact your pocketbook in a big way. Little noticed at first, it is becoming more obvious (and dangerous) with each passing month.… Keep Reading

Mining waste affecting mining developement

New Mine Supply Threatened; Physical Metal Prices to Benefit

August 18th, 2014

This month’s dam breach at a waste pond constructed many years ago at Imperial Metals Corp’s gold and copper mine has made waves throughout the mining community.… Keep Reading

The Value of a Silver Quarter

Reprogram Your Mind: Gold and Silver Don't Change, Paper Money Does

August 14th, 2014

Instead of calculating the worth of your gold and silver in dollars, count your precious metals in ounces. This frees you from fretting when the dollar price is down, which should only be a welcome signal to add to your holdings anyway.… Keep Reading

U.S. dollar continues to depreciate thanks to China and Russia

Could Sanctions Against Russia Backfire on the Dollar?

August 11th, 2014

The central banks of Russia and China moved last week to seal a currency swap agreement that will allow the two powers to conduct more trade in their own respective currencies.… Keep Reading

Theft can't happen without a counterparty

Are You Risking Your Wealth to Shady Counterparties?

August 6th, 2014

There is a long list of illegal and legal ways of stealing your money, ranging from fraud, to mismanagement, to hiking your taxes, to destroying your purchasing power through deliberate inflation.… Keep Reading

Precious metals volatility

Stock Market Setback; Will Gold/Silver Benefit?

August 4th, 2014

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is openly critical of the central bank’s response to the 2008 crisis; saying her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, printed too little money too late. It seems safe to say she will not sit idly by should stock prices fall precipitously.… Keep Reading

Gold Bitcoin

Is Bitcoin a Safe Way of Making or Accepting Payments?

July 28th, 2014

The market for Bitcoin is tiny and prone to huge swings. And there are a lot of competitors. To ultimately succeed, it must prove itself as the best mousetrap against a field of 417 other cryptocurrencies currently tracked at coinmarketcap.com.… Keep Reading

gold silver storage

Got Gold at Home? Reading This Could Save Your Life

July 24th, 2014

Like most, you probably store your gold and silver close at hand. After all, that's largely what precious metals are for. Now it's time to take another important step… one you may not have considered.… Keep Reading

Silver spot price for June 2014

Will Death of Silver Fix Liberate Precious Metals Markets?

July 21st, 2014

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George said a strengthening U.S. economy and job market means the Fed should begin raising interest rates “relatively soon.”… Keep Reading