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Bullion Investors Hang Tight!

August 9th, 2021

The precious metals futures markets launched shortly after Richard Nixon closed the gold window and removed the last vestige of gold backing from the Federal Reserve Note. Officials introduced paper gold and silver contracts specifically to increase price… Keep Reading

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Currency Emergency: When the Debt Comes Due

August 5th, 2021

What happens when the debt comes due? It’s a question millions of Americans are grappling with in their personal finances. It’s also a multi-trillion dollar question facing officials in Washington, D.C. How they decide to answer it – or evade it, … Keep Reading

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Why You Should "Top Off" Your Gold and Silver Holdings before Labor Day

August 4th, 2021

Metals and miners have a predictable seasonal tendency to decline in mid to late June and make a secondary – often slightly higher low – in the late July to mid-August period. Though not a pronounced sector-wide decline, it tends to affect most resou… Keep Reading

Going for the Gold Building a Winning Investment Portfolio

Going for the Gold: Building a Winning Investment Portfolio

August 3rd, 2021

While Olympic athletes in Tokyo are going for the gold, investors are going for anything that might provide positive real returns. In a yield-starved environment where bonds and cash are returning less than inflation, there are no guarantees. But there a… Keep Reading

Moving from Gold-Redeemable to Irredeemable Currency

Moving from Gold-Redeemable to Irredeemable Currency

August 3rd, 2021

Observing that this paper has value in the market, Fed apologists (and critics alike) imbue it with an almost mystical power: it has value because the government says so (and because the government has nuclear bombs). Therefore, it will always have value … Keep Reading

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Political Hacks Concoct Excuses for Their Inflation

August 2nd, 2021

Jerome Powell, after last week’s FOMC meeting, said inflation has run hotter than expected. However, he wants to assure Americans that the destruction of their dollars’ purchasing power is temporary. His diagnosis? Ballooning demand for goods and ser… Keep Reading

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

July 28th, 2021

Investing is a tough business. Regardless of whether you invest in stocks, bonds, real estate, or even artwork, it is a challenging racket that can at times seem to suck all of the energy right out of you. One reason that many investors find investing an… Keep Reading

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Motivated Reasoning About Silver

July 27th, 2021

We’re seeing the argument, again, that silver stocks are being consumed in solar panels, medical applications, and of course, electronics. This argument has a certain temptation. After all, the standard assumption is that value is inversely proportional… Keep Reading

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How Henry VIII Debauched English Money to Feed His Lavish Lifestyle

July 27th, 2021

Once there was a king who was only twelve inches tall. As the story goes, he was a lousy king but he made a great ruler. You’re groaning, I know. Cut me some slack. I’m an economist and historian, not a comedian.… Keep Reading

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Showdown: Paper vs. Physical Markets

July 26th, 2021

The first half of 2021 did not play out as hoped by precious metals investors. Despite the effort to “squeeze” the bullion banks, silver has yet to push through the $30 barrier, and gold remains below the high put in nearly a year ago. The effort has… Keep Reading

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