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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 Nov
Trumpflation and Gold

“Trumpflation” and What it Means for Gold

“TRUMPFLATION” AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN FOR GOLD IN THE TRUMP ERA What does a Trump presidency mean for inflation, the markets, and your financial future? From what history tells and the President Elect has promised in his policy outlines, it will be debt, inflation, market collapse, and a potential trade war. While Mr. Trump promises […]

02 Oct
Deutsche Bank Failing

Deutsche Bank’s Instability Revives Fears of 2008

Deutsche Bank Strikes Fears of Lehman Brothers Repeat Deutsche Bank sent liquidity fears through the markets on Thursday reminiscent of the lead-up to the 2008 crash. The bank’s stock fell to all-time lows on Thursday on liquidity concerns as large funds began to withdraw excess cash and positions at Deutsche Bank. The bank, which is […]

25 Sep
Janet Yellen and Fed Do Not Raise Rates

Fed Fears Keep Rates Low, Gold and Silver Rally

Gold Has Shining Week After Fed Decision Not to Hike Rates Gold and silver both ended the week on highs after the Fed announced its decision not to raise interest rates. The metals had their greatest weekly advance since July. Stocks and bonds initially rallied after the Thursday announcement as well, before they experienced pull […]

04 Sep
Deutsche Bank Backing out on Promised Delivery

Deutsche Bank Backing out on Promised Delivery of Gold

Why is the Deutsche Bank Backing out on Promised Delivery of Gold? Is Gold Approaching a Short Squeeze? This week German gold buyers discovered that they could not receive delivery of the metals they had paid for. The bank in question – Deutsche Bank – is the chief bank of Germany. Investors had bought through the […]

27 Aug
Economic Indicators About Trump vs. Clinton

What Economic Indicators Are Saying About Trump vs. Clinton

The Markets’ Take on a Trump Presidency Presidential elections in the U.S. have significant impact on market movements. Even the anticipation of (before the candidate is even elected) what a candidate might do is impactful. According to some hedge fund managers, there is a correlation right now happening between investors wanting to hedge against a […]

21 Aug
Nixon Closes the Gold Standard

45-Year Anniversary of Fiat Currency Replacing Gold

Just Over 45 Years Ago the U.S. Left the Gold Standard – What Has Happened Since? We just passed the 45-year anniversary of fiat currency replacing gold. 45 years ago – August 15, 1971 – President Nixon declared the end of the United States’s decades long, gold backed monetary system and replaced it with the current […]

10 Jul
Gold bars and coins stacked

Why Gold and Silver Will Be the Most Secure Currencies

Why Gold and Silver Will Be the Most Secure Currencies Many eminent investors consider gold and silver as currencies. Peter Boockvar considers precious metals an “anti-fiat money” currency. Because gold is a tangible, finite resource, its value cannot be as easily manipulated or created electronically through central banking monetary policy as fiat currencies can. Central […]

19 Jun

3 Reasons Why Gold Prices Have Bright Outlook

3 Reasons Why Gold Prices Have Bright Outlook The “Brexit” The Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates German and Japanese negative interest rates Right now, the potential Brexit and the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision (see next section below) are two of the key drivers for gold’s rising price. A third, more long-term driver continues […]

Fed Rates Hold; Gold and Silver Demand Remains High

Jim Clark 9/18/2015 THE FED HOLDS AND GOLD AND SILVER RALLY Gold and silver began a rally on Wednesday, prior to the Fed announcement of no rate hike on Thursday. Especially significant for both metals is the strength of the Friday follow through surge in prices after the announcement. At this writing gold is up […]

The Discount Rate and Why it Matters to Gold Investors

Jim Clark 9/11/2015 THE DISCOUNT RATE, DOLLAR STRENGTH, & GOLD The Federal reserve is poised to increase the discount rate. This is the interest rate that the Fed charges banks to borrow funds from the Federal Reserve Bank. This discount rate increase will weaken the dollar as the cost of borrowing dollars increases and thereby reduces […]