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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 Sep
Boris Johnson Brexit

Boris Johnson Says Britain Will Begin Brexit Talks Soon

Boris Johnson: Brexit Negotiations Could Begin Early 2017 Boris Johnson says Britain will begin Brexit talks soon. Johnson, the British Foreign Secretary and staunch “Leave” vote advocate told the Italian prime minister this week that Brexit talks could begin as soon as early 2017. Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, campaigned heavily for Great […]

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 […]

07 Aug
Precious Metals Bull Market

More Global Financial Risk; What Is Silver Saying about the Precious Metals Bull Market?

What the Gold Market Is Saying about Global Risk, Bank of England Rate Cuts, Japanese Stimulus Michael Preiss of Taurus Wealth Advisors believes the global economic outlook is recession and stagnation. In his analysis on CNBC he stated that the gold market can reveal much about the state of the economy. He points out that […]

24 Jul
dollar and gold correlation

The Dollar and Gold Currently in an Unorthodox Trend; Why the ECB could Boost Gold Further

The Dollar and Gold in a Complicated Relationship Traditionally gold and the dollar have an inverse relationship. When the dollar is strong, gold is weaker. Alternatively, gold rises on a weak dollar. However, we are currently seeing a dollar enjoying relative strength while gold prices are simultaneously over 25% into the green for the year. […]

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 […]

08 May
Gold Market May

Gold Price Hits $1,300 – Could it be Moving Towards $1,500? Dollar Slump Continues to Drive Price While Stock Market Reels from Crushing Week

Gold Price Hits $1,300 On Monday, gold spot price passed the $1300 mark for the first time in over a year. Gold is up now 22 percent for the year and is crushing stocks, bonds, and most other asset classes. Gold’s performance this year has been driven by a few different factors. The first was […]

17 Apr
Chinese Market and Gold

What the Chinese Market Could Mean for Gold Price; Silver Price Rallies, Outstrips Gold This Week on Performance for First Time in Four Years

Is China Becoming an Even Bigger Player in the World’s Gold Market? Despite the price dip in gold this week, other market trends point towards future increases in demand that could drive prices up. China, with the world’s second largest economy, is already an important power player in the gold market, and is set to […]

Ron Paul: Lessons Yet to Be Learned

Jim Clark 11/15/2015   This past Wednesday, November 11, 2015 was Veterans Day. To all veterans of the US Armed Services: Thank You for your service to our country. FROM RON PAUL – LESSONS YET TO BE LEARNED:   Increasing money and credit by the Fed is not the same as increasing wealth. It in fact […]

December Rate Hike… Or Not.

Jim Clark 11/8/2015 Wednesday last week, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said “At this point, I see the U.S. economy as performing well,” noting the strength in domestic spending and that it may be “appropriate” for a rate hike in December. The Chairman of the New York Fed, William Dudley said he “fully” agrees with the Chair. […]

The “Bail-In” is the New “Bail-Out”

Jim Clark 11/1/2015 After opening the week at $1,164, COMEX spot gold rallied strongly to a three month high of $1,188 gold retraced to $1,141 giving back 48% of the October gains to close the month up 2%. After a strong rally on high volume trading, a short term 48% retracement of gains is to […]

Gold Stays Strong, Silver Up 9% for October

Jim Clark 10/25/2015 Gold and silver traded softer this week with gold losing some ground from $1,171 to close $1,164 up 5% for October to date and silver opened the week at $15.86 and is trading at $15.81 basically unchanged for the week and up 9% for the month so far. Analysts attribute this week’s […]

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 […]

Is the Bottom in for Gold and Silver?

Jim Clark 5/22/15   Solid Support for Gold at $1200 Gold established solid support above $1200 this week to close the week on Friday at $1203, substantially higher than the previous support level at $1180. For the last several weeks, the $1200 level has been an attractor. Each time gold has dipped below this key […]