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11 Dec

Thanks Fed, for Shorter, Poorer Lives

Thanks, Fed! 2018-12-11 Researchers at the Federal Reserve know what they have done to the Millennial Generation, and it isn’t pretty.  But don’t expect them to stop. Ryan McMaken at the sound money, free market Mises Institute has examined a new Fed report on how the Millennial Generation is doing at this stage of their […]

04 Dec
watch the Strait of Hormuz

Watch This One Carefully…

Watch This One Carefully… Sometimes the things that move the markets the most violently – gold, silver, and other markets as well – are things that aren’t on most people’s radar screens. Front and center in the attention of economic and financial news observers is the on-again, off-again trade war with China.  I do not […]

29 Nov
Indian Wedding Tradition

The January Gold Spike

Gold in Indian Tradition   With the turn of the calendar page to December, the holiday season is underway. Here and throughout the Western world it means a jump in consumer spending for Christmas presents.  But the approach of the New Year means something else in other parts of the world. It  often means a big, cyclical jump […]

28 Nov
Fed Treasury

Their Own Man Says So!

Their Own Man Says So!   I have been warning about the overvalued stock market for some time.  Because we are clearly moving into a very troubling economic period, I have suggested you take profits you have in stocks and move them to the safety of gold. The problems that I have described are so apparent […]

27 Nov
monetary lab experiments

Monetary Lab Experiments

The failure of a currency is not a pleasant thing.  It is usually accompanied by widespread social unrest, crime, impoverishment, and ruin. Venezuela is like a laboratory experiment in currency failure – something going on before out very eyes.  Of course, a lab experiment is useful only if something is learned from it.  Yet there […]

23 Nov
Jim Rogers

The Next Bear Market According to Jim Rogers

When a Legendary Investor Speaks, We Should Listen. Jim Rogers deserves his reputation as a legendary investor.    Right now, Rogers says the next bear market in stocks will be “the worst of my lifetime.” Rogers knows something about stock bear markets.   The bear market of the 1970s was brutal for stocks, but during […]

19 Nov
tech stocks down

Something’s in the Air – 11/19

Something’s in the Air- 11/19 Another Stock Market Sell-Off. The Drudge Report headline Thursday morning read, “STOCKS ERASE GAINS FOR YEAR; TRILLION WIPED OFF TECH; GOLDMAN: BOOST CASH. Another wave of selling in the stock market was no surprise to our readers. It’s been a rout in Nasdaq stocks.  We have already pointed out the […]

16 Nov
household debt

Debt, Debt, and More Debt

Debt, Debt, and More Debt Here’s the headline:  US Household Debt Hits Record $13.5 Trillion As Delinquencies Hit 6 Year High.  A New York Fed report says that “that total household debt rose by $219 billion to reach $13.51 trillion in the third quarter of 2018—an increase of 1.6 percent, up from a rise of […]

15 Nov
dragging gold down

Dragging Gold Down

Dragging Gold Down It’s been a pretty bloody few weeks in the oil trading pits.  From the high at the beginning of October of almost $77 per barrel, the benchmark price of West Texas Crude fell to around $55 this week.  A sell-off of that magnitude in any market is a big deal.  It’s a […]

13 Nov
stop digging

Stop Digging

Stop Digging When you find yourself deep in a hole, the best advice is to stop digging. Governments that find themselves in a fiscally unsustainable situation must either stop digging or destroy their currencies.  When the hole is too deep to climb out, you can be sure that a crisis looms ahead.  Of course, it […]

11 Nov
Jeff Sessions

Three Items of Note

1. WELL, NOW.  THIS IS DIFFERENT! With President Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions, the new acting Attorney General is Matt Whittaker.  Whatever else he may believe and ultimately do in his new position, we have learned that Whittaker has a more sensible view of the nature of money, the Fed, and gold than 99.9 percent […]

07 Nov
voting booths

No Change

You may be cheered or dejected by the results of this week’s election. Certainly, there is something for everybody on the political spectrum to find either encouraging or discouraging in the outcome of Tuesday’s voting. But our beat is money:  the dollar, spending, debt, the Fed, and the monetary system.  In short, all the things that […]

07 Nov

It’s Still Money– and They Know It!

One day, not so many years ago, in the middle of testimony before the House Banking Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was asked a question by committee member Congressman Ron Paul. “If gold is not money,” asked Paul, “why does the Federal Reserve insist on owning it?” It is an important question, one that […]

01 Nov
The Kremlin

Something in the Air!

What War Means to Gold and Silver Through centuries of invasions and wars, conquests and collapses, occupations and upheavals, there is one constant: In such a crisis, the go-to money is some form of gold or silver: coins and bars, jewelry, art, watches, and even silverware and tea sets.  While wars are one of the […]

24 Oct
stock market warning signs

Warning Signs Still Flashing!

October 24, 2018:  Investors hit by another DOW tumble as another 608 points are lost. – The stock market has given up all of its 2018 gains.  – The Dow Industrials have already lost 7.1 percent of their value just this month.  – The NASDAQ is currently having its worst month since November of 2008. […]

22 Oct
Save a Millennial

Help a Millennial Today!

Help a Millennial Today! As the stock market sell-off continued this week, I saw a headline that asked if Millennials are about to get slaughtered. Could be. Millennials, generally agreed to be those born between 1981 to 1996, are about a quarter of the US population.  They are almost 30 percent of the voting age […]

21 Oct
hungary buying gold

In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell: Hungary is Buying Gold Here’s a little noticed item that tells the whole story. The central bank of Hungary has just announced a 1,000 percent increase in its gold holdings.  That’s right.  It increased its gold reserves 10-fold!  And it did it all in the first two weeks of October! Here’s what’s […]

21 Oct
government accounting

What We’re Up Against: Government Accounting

What We’re Up Against: Government Accounting There are a lot of things fishy about the way the government operates.  But nothing is fishier than government accounting. That’s a problem for us all, because government accounting helps determine the prospects for the US dollar. The financial news outlets this week are filled with stories about the Fiscal Year […]

16 Oct
Global Financial Weapons

Weapons of Global Financial Warfare

Weapons of Global Financial Warfare The establishment financial press denies it.  Experts laugh at the idea.  Few people think about it. But…There are a lot of weapons aimed like arrows at the heart of the American economy.  For example, the conventional wisdom is that the Saudi’s will never use their oil as a weapon against […]

11 Oct
low tide

The Good News About the Stock Market Sell-Off

Gold is up.  Stocks are down.  At RME Gold, we’re in the business of helping people protect their wealth and prosper, so we don’t like to see anyone lose money. But some good can come out of this week’s treacherous stock market:  It is proving to be a wakeup call for a lot of people […]

09 Oct
Ron Paul Stock Market Bubble

Ron Paul: Stock Market Trouble Ahead

What does Ron Paul have to say about the stock market bubble? Former congressman Dr. Ron Paul says we are in the midst of “the biggest bubble in the history of mankind” and a correction in inevitable.  In fact, Paul has said that a 50 percent stock market sell-off should not be a surprise. “If […]

07 Oct

Is the Fed About to Tank the Stock Market?

Sometimes I like to share the views of others, views that deserve serious consideration.  One of those views is that the Federal Reserve is about ready to tank the stock market. Although there are some, not all of those who believe this think the Fed is about to drive a stake through the heart of […]

06 Oct
Russian Mig-29 fighter jets

Crisis Investing

CRISIS INVESTING Gold is the currency of choice in times of crisis.  Whether it is called a “flight to quality” or a “flight to safety,” gold is the world’s money of choice in times of trouble.  That’s because of its superior qualities as money, qualities that have outlasted every conceivable type of government and countless […]

06 Oct
wall street

Two Thoughts on the Market Action

The gold price spiked after a close, but brief, encounter with reality on Tuesday.  From a low of $1192, gold surged to a high of $1212, before coming to a close at $1207. The price of silver popped, too, knocking on the door of $15 an ounce before closing at $14.69. As always, the question […]

30 Sep
sinking dollar

Abandoning the Dollar Standard

World Reserve Currency Breakdown:  Abandoning the Dollar Standard Today I’d like to alert you to what is happening to the dollar’s role on the world stage. But first, the backstory: In more sensible times, back before trillion-dollar deficits and a national debt that runs to fourteen places (think about that!), the US was on a […]

26 Sep
Is Student Debt the Next Bubble

Student Debt: The Next Bubble?

Is Student Debt the Next Bubble? An article by New York Post contributor John Aidan Byrne the other day made a couple of points worth repeating regarding student debt.    Bryne wondered if the student debt crisis will be the trigger for the next financial meltdown.  It’s a good candidate.  Today more than 30 percent […]

23 Sep
China Buying Gold

Central Banks, China Add Gold

Central Banks and China Are Adding Gold… Again. The numbers are in on central bank gold buying for the first half of 2018.  For the six months central banks increased their gold buying by 8 percent over the year before. Altogether central banks accounted for 10 percent of global gold demand.  The officially reported numbers for […]

23 Sep
Trump Chooses the Printing Press

Trump Chooses the Printing Press

A Word to the Wise:  Trump Chooses the Printing Press Last week I promised to share with you some revealing information that makes clear that money printing will be the government’s preferred policy option in the days to come. I said, “It is a story that may disappoint some of you. But it is another warning that […]

20 Sep
2008 Crisis

10 Years Ago

TEN YEARS AGO: The Financial Crisis of 2008 As the week began, gold continued to trade in the $1200 range; silver’s trading neighborhood so far in September remains just over $14.00. Ten years ago this week the Panic of 2008 was picking up steam.  It turned out to be the biggest financial calamity since the […]

16 Sep
What we warned you about

This is What We Have Been Warning You About!

We are now only weeks away from the end of the US governments 2018 Fiscal Year.  And it will be one for the record books. But not in a good way. In fact, the year-end numbers are very bad, the worst since the last financial crisis. Originally, the FY 2018 deficit was projected to total “only” $526 […]

12 Sep

Currency Deaths

Currency Deaths Remind Us Why We Own Gold and Silver Wednesday, 9/12/2018 There is only one answer to the question “how many paper currencies have failed?” All of them.  Or stated differently, thousands of them have already failed, while those that haven’t quite given up the ghost yet, the newer ones including the paper Federal Reserve […]

11 Sep
Flashing Red!

Warning Signs Flashing Red!

Tuesday September 11, 2018 “Warning Signs Flashing Red!” Gold started off the week little changed, continuing to consolidate around $1200.  This leaves us a moment to loop back around and underscore an important item we have already shared with you.  But we think it is one that demands repeating. Goldman Sachs’ bear market indicator for […]

02 Sep
gold ingots

Trade Talk and Dollar Weakness Supported Gold This Week

Dollar Weakness Supported Gold Precious metals headed higher this week with gold hovering around $1,200. Dollar weakness supported gold prices, but gold stayed fairly quiet. Silver hovered around $14.50. Trade talk once again was a mover for both gold and the dollar. President Trump announced the possibility of new tariffs for China in the ever-escalating […]

29 Jul
Trump vs Fed Rate Hikes

Trump Vs the Fed: The President Confronts Federal Reserve on Rising Rates

Trump vs. the Fed It was President Trump vs the Fed and chairman Jerome Powell this week. The President caused a stir when he questioned the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.  It was something of an unprecedented move. Since the Federal Reserve is independent and separate from the federal government, it broke the standard norm of […]

08 Jul
us-china-trade-war-mi

Trade War with China Dominated Market Movement

Gold Made Slight Gains for the Week Gold posted slight gains for this week after battling tough headwinds the last couple of weeks. It closed over $1,250. On Wednesday with the U.S. markets closed for 4th of July, gold hit over $1,260 on the global exchange. The dollar softened and fear levels were elevated this […]

01 Jul
gold bars for diversification

Weak Gold Demand Kept Prices Subdued This Week

Weak Gold Demand Kept Prices Subdued As Dollar Stays Strong It was a quiet week for precious metals. Weak gold demand kept prices subdued continuing the trend from last week. Gold spent much of the week fluctuating just over the $1,250 mark. Silver closed out the week at $16.10. Friday saw metals slightly up with […]

24 Jun
Russia ditching US treasuries

Russia Is Ditching Treasuries for Gold, Re-Thinking Safe Haven. But Gold Prices Remained Stuck This Week.

Russia Is Ditching Treasuries for Gold, and It’s Not the Only One Are the Russians re-thinking safe haven? Russia is ditching treasuries for gold in recent months. In April, Russia slashed its holdings of U.S. debt in half. This was following fresh sanctions slapped on various Russian businesses and individuals. The senior adviser at Danske Bank […]

17 Jun
Trade War with China

Gold Hammered by Strong Dollar Friday And Trade War with China Remains in Focus

Gold Hammered by Strong Dollar Friday As Trade War Remains in Focus Precious metals struggled Friday. Though gold hit a two week high earlier in the week climbing to $1,313, Friday saw gold hammered by strong dollar index. Trade war and tariffs dominated headlines. President Trump levied 25% tariffs on 800 Chinese imported goods, and […]

03 Jun
Italian Bond Market Worries

Gold Fluctuated with the Dollar This Week While Italian Bond Drama Continued

Italian Bond Drama Continued This Week European geopolitics continued to cause volatility in the markets this week. Last week, Italy in particular triggered concern, and this week the Italian bond drama continued. This week, the Italian 10-year bond yield was at a 4 year high while the Italian 2-year yield had its biggest jump in […]

14 May
gold ingots

Gold Posted a Positive Week after Early Struggle

After Battling a Strengthening Dollar This Week, Gold Posted a Positive Week by Friday Metals were down in the early part of the week. However on Thursday it got a slight boost that it held onto through Friday. In the end gold posted a positive week despite the earlier losses. The dollar rallied this week […]

06 May
Bandaged Ben

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged and Inflation Expectations Are Increasing

Gold Battled Headwinds Early in the week gold struggled against a rising dollar index. It managed to hold just above $1,300. Some muted geopolitical fears after North and South Korean peace talks continued to put the brakes on gold as well. There was also some sell-off, which pushed prices down further. On Wednesday though, gold prices […]

30 Apr
dollar and gold correlation

Gold Under Pressure This Week from the Greenback, But Problems in the Bond Market Are Looming

Gold Under Pressure from Rising Greenback This Week Precious metals were rallying early in the week, but faced some push back on Thursday. By Friday gold prices lifted again slightly and were sitting just over $1,320. Silver ended the week around $16.55. The resistance mid-week came from a rising dollar index. As it retreated again […]

01 Apr
gold bars

Several Reasons Gold Is Looking More Bullish Right Now to Investors

Gold Is Looking More Bullish As Goldman Sachs Upgrades Gold Expectations to “Outperform” As the stock market teeters on correction mode, gold is looking more bullish. Goldman Sachs even upgraded gold outlook this week. The investment bank expects precious metals to “outperform” over the coming months. This is based partly on empirical data that shows […]

25 Feb
BRICS

Gold Buying Goes Up Around the Globe As BRICS Countries Eye More Gold, Venezuela Toys with Gold Backed Cryptocurrency

Russia Passes China in Gold Holdings as Gold Buying Goes Up Around the Globe The Russian central bank passed China last year in increasing gold holdings as gold buying goes up around the globe. Russia has been buying gold every month for almost three years, while China’s accrual has tapered off slightly. This past month, […]

20 Nov
gold bars 50 day moving average

Gold Broke Out Over Its 50-Day Moving Average As Stock Market Fell This Week and Yield Curve Flattened

Gold Broke Out Over Its 50-Day Moving Average This Week Closing out the week just over $1,290, gold broke out over its 50-day moving average this week. With gold making its second weekly gain, it was building on last week’s safe haven rally. It opened the week at $1,277. Silver opened at about $16.95 and […]

05 Nov

October Spending Hit A Quarter of a Trillion Dollars – How Massive Can the Deficit Get?

October Spending Hit a Quarter of a Trillion Dollars The big story right now that no one is talking about is that October spending hit a quarter of a trillion dollars. October is generally considered a better month for the U.S. Treasury Department with the additional revenue of tax extension filers, but even with the […]

08 Oct
complacent stock market

Complacency in the Markets Affecting Gold

Complacency in the Markets Affecting Gold Negatively This Week The stock market continues to set new highs this week. As these records rack up, there is right now a great deal of complacency in the markets affecting gold. Gold fell slightly again this week under pressure from new stock market highs and interest rate talk. It […]

20 Aug
Gold Breaks $1,300

Gold Breaks Through $1,300

Gold Breaks Through $1,300 for the First Time in 2017 Gold had a volatile trading range of $1,283-$1,301 intraday on Friday, which was the first time this year that gold has broke the psychological resistance of $1,300. There has been some pull back since, as gold is currently sitting at around $1285 as of print. […]

16 Jul
Will Bitcoin be backed by gold?

Gold and Cryptocurrency Forming a New Relationship?

A Cryptocurrency Backed By Gold? Sure Makes Sense, Doesn’t It? Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have experienced massive rallies recently as a possible, alternative safe haven investment.  Are Gold and Cryptocurrency forming a New Relationship? Naturally, a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin brings inherit fears of instability and raises questions from investors. This being mainly because the “currency” […]

18 Jun
interest rates up June 2017

Gold Retreats after Fed Raises Rates, but Gold Still Looks Safe Long Term

Gold Retreats after Fed Raises Rates a Quarter Point This week gold retreated from its rally following the Fed announcement Wednesday that lifted rates a quarter point. Gold still looks safe long term, however, and made back some small gains Friday as the dollar index experienced some weakening. The dollar index strengthened Wednesday following the […]

11 Jun
Gold Eagles- Bullion

Gold Is at 7 Week High on Weak Dollar Index

Gold Is at 7 Week High on Weak Dollar Index, Nearly Reaches $1300 This week, gold is at 7 week high on weak dollar index (among other driving factors). Gold prices started out the weak with a rally climbing over $1,290, however it pulled back some on Thursday and Friday. The dollar index was up […]

04 Jun
Gold legal tender in Arizona

Arizona Authorizes Gold as Legal Tender and Why the Yield Curve Matters Right Now

Arizona Authorizes Gold as Legal Tender as Alternate to Fiat Currency This fall, Arizona authorizes gold as legal tender with Governor Doug Ducey’s signing of House Bill 2014 this past week. The bill eliminates capital gains tax on gold and silver, which encourages its use as currency. Previous version of the bill passed the state […]

28 May
Shanghai Stock Exchange

China Downgrade Worrying Investors This Week and Gold Looks Resilient

China Downgrade Worrying Investors As the Country’s Financial Strength in Question Gold had another strong week, and looks like it is moving out of its recent sluggishness. With Moody’s China downgrade worrying investors this week, the dollar continuing to show weakness, and a possible rate hike, gold is looking attractive and shows signs that it will […]

21 May

Gold Is Looking Bullish after a Week of Volatility

Volatility Rocks the Markets and Gold is Looking Bullish After a turbulent week, gold is looking bullish, and investors are flocking back to precious metals. Volatility rocked the markets stemming from political controversy in Washington. This was the controversy surrounding the President’s dismissal of FBI director Comey and his meeting with Russian state officials. The […]

16 Apr
gold bars as investments

Geopolitics Spark Flight to Safety and Gold

Gold Posts 10% Gains, 5-month High as Geopolitics Spark Flight to Safety and Gold Developments in geopolitics spark flight to safety and gold by investors this week. Gold has posted 10% gains for the year now. It broke out Tuesday over $1,270, and by Wednesday, it had hit a 5-month high. It continued these gains […]

09 Apr
Trade War with China

Gold Surges after Airstrikes in Syria: What’s Next?

Gold Surges after Airstrikes in Syria by the U.S. Gold surges after airstrikes in Syria on Thursday night to end the week hitting the $1,270 mark on Friday. In retaliation for an alleged Syrian chemical attack on civilians last week near Idlib, the U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat Air Base late Thursday […]

02 Apr
gold bar on grains

3 Things That Will Fuel Gold Rally Are Here

3 Things That Will Fuel Gold Rally There are 3 things that will fuel gold rally that are abundantly transparent in the markets already. This week, gold continued its upward climb touching above $1,250.  Take a look at what’s driving this rally. 1. Inflation Some analysts are predicting gold to soar to $1,500 soon as […]

26 Mar
gold in the news

Gold Rally Continues on Safe Haven Demand – Should Investors Be Preparing for Black Swan Events?

Gold Rally Continues from Last Week’s Jump Last week’s gold rally continues this week with gold toying with the $1,250 mark. Gold is now up 8.5% this year. On Tuesday, the Dow had its worst day yet in 2017. It experienced some shakiness after the Fed announcement last week, and volatility rocked stocks this week. […]

19 Feb
inflation chart

Rising Inflation Will Boost Gold Prices Down the Road

Rising Inflation Will Boost Gold and Silver The current economic outlook is anticipating inflation in the not-so-distant future, and rising inflation will boost gold and silver prices. Consumer prices are up 0.6% in January and 2.5% over the last year. Price seem to be rising at the fastest pace in about six years. Rising inflation is to […]

13 Feb
the EU

Increasing European Political Uncertainty Will Be a Driver for Gold

Increasing European Political Uncertainty and Populism Will Fuel Safe Haven Demand Plummeting levels of confidence in national governments (and even more so in the EU) is leading to increasing European political uncertainty. This is true in the U.S. as well. Donald Trump’s election and the Brexit vote are indicators of rising populism and uncertainty. Other […]

05 Feb
Dodd-Frank Act Repealed

President Trump Repeals Dodd Frank Regulations; Gold Breaks Above $1,200 Again

President Trump Repeals Dodd Frank Regulations Triggering Stock Market Rally The Dow closed 187 points up on Friday settling just over 20,000. Investor confidence got a boost as President Trump repeals Dodd Frank regulations. Goldman Sachs and other banking institutions were once again the big winners (unsurprisingly). The boost came Friday afternoon after President Trump signed […]

29 Jan
Hoover and the Soup Kitchens

History Repeating Itself? Lessons from Hoover on Trade Policy

Lessons from Hoover on Trade Policy: The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act As the Trump administration starts enacting new policy, history can illuminate some valuable lessons from Hoover on trade policy and its implications. These implications could have especially relevant repercussions today. Trade has been an cornerstone of Trump’s campaign. This week he signed an executive order canceling the […]

22 Jan
Ray Dialo Fund Manager

How Populism Will Be Biggest Driver of Markets in the Future

Why Populism Will Be Biggest Driver of Markets According to the Largest Hedge Fund’s Manager Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates (considered the world’s largest hedge fund), believes that populism will be biggest driver of markets and money in the future. Populism will be even more influential than monetary policy from the Federal Reserve and […]

11 Dec
The Gold Market Discussion

Gold Continues to Pull Back as Stock Market Continues Climb – Is This Sustainable?

Gold Continues to Pull Back, but Has Positive Long Term Prospects Gold prices continued to show retreat this week. The stock market has been hitting “lifetime highs” for the past couple weeks with the Dow at nearly 20,000. The stock market experienced a sharp upswing after the election and has been hitting new highs every […]

04 Dec
Gold Bull Market Coming

Re-thinking Gold Buying Opportunities and the Current Price Dip

RE-THINKING GOLD BUYING OPPORTUNITIES & TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CURRENT PRICE DIP Gold prices have been falling since Donald Trump’s election win, and as price dips, it is an optimal time for strategically re-thinking gold buying opportunities of the wealth preserving asset. Most analysts predicted that a Trump win would be positive for gold due to […]

20 Nov
dollars gauging volatility

Does the VIX Still Accurately Measure Fear?

DOES THE VIX STILL ACCURATELY MEASURE FEAR? OR IS IT NOW THE DOLLAR? The VIX does not seem to accurately measure fear anymore. The VIX – or volatility index – shows the markets’ 30-day forecast for volatility. It describes implied volatilities, is constructed partly from both calls and puts, is forward-looking, and referred to as […]