11.30.22- On Bonds & Gold From A Goldbug
Gary Tanashian

For someone who uses the bond markets as important indicators to the macro analysis, I am the furthest thing from an astute bond trader and am certainly not a bond investor. This probably owes to the fact that my earliest (gold bug) training in the markets was with an eye toward the dangers of debt in a fiat driven system.

In other words, how could I take seriously the debt of a government hopelessly in multi-trillions of dollars in debt and adding to it all the time? That is what a bond as an investment is, a call on the debt of, in this case, a supposedly high quality entity (the US government). No thank you. Read More

11.29.22- China Moves One Step Closer to Dethroning the Dollar
Peter Reagan

China hoards gold – and here’s why that’s bad for the dollar

De-dollarization seems to be all the rage these days. No longer is it constrained to sanctioned nations cut off from dollar use. Instead, it seems to be a thing of preference. Asia Times reports that China spearheads this trend, despite a lack of confirming official reports. Read More

11.28.22- The Great Gold Robbery Of 1933
Thomas Woods

It's been [89] years since the federal government, on the spurious grounds of fighting the Great Depression, ordered the confiscation of all monetary gold from Americans, permitting trivial amounts for ornamental or industrial use. This happens to be one of the episodes Kevin Gutzman and I describe in detail in our new book, Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush. From the point of view of the typical American classroom, on the other hand, the incident may as well not have occurred. Read More

11.26.22- Gold Shines Bright
MN Gordon

The mighty U.S. dollar spent a good part of the year beating up on other currencies.  From January to mid-October, the dollar rose 13 percent against the euro, 22 percent against the Japanese yen, and 6 percent against emerging market currencies.

And while the dollar rose less against emerging market currencies than against Europe and Japan, the thrashing was particularly brutal.  Many emerging economies – like Sri Lanka, Zambia, Pakistan, Argentina, Turkey, and others – that borrow in dollars, are now on the hook to repay those loans using their local currencies of diminishing relative value. Read More

11.25.22- Time To Get Off The Crashing Cryptowagon And Jump Onto The Goldwagon
Egon von Greyerz

Is the $32 billion collapse of the crypto exchange FTX the catalyst for the fall of the financial system?

We will soon know but at least the GOLD – CRYPTO debate was settled last week for the ones who believed cryptos represent wealth preservation.

I have always argued that cryptos are a binary investment. Read More

11.25.22- Time To Get Off The Crashing Cryptowagon And Jump Onto The Goldwagon
Egon von Greyerz

Is the $32 billion collapse of the crypto exchange FTX the catalyst for the fall of the financial system?

We will soon know but at least the GOLD – CRYPTO debate was settled last week for the ones who believed cryptos represent wealth preservation.

I have always argued that cryptos are a binary investment. Read More

11.24.22- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: 2 Reasons Why Social Security Is Anything but Secure
Peter Reagan

We’ve been reporting on the likelihood that Social Security will suffer from a series of setbacks in the 2030s for quite some time.

Now, the Social Security Trustees are beginning to confirm the fears we’ve expressed since 2019. In this year’s report, they summarized the main problem:

Social Security and Medicare both face long-term financing shortfalls under currently scheduled benefits and financing. Costs of both programs will grow faster than gross domestic product (GDP) through the mid-2030s primarily due to the rapid aging of the U.S. population. Medicare costs will continue to grow faster than GDP through the late 2070s due to projected increases in the volume and intensity of services provided. [emphasis added] Read More

11.23.22- Silver Demand on Pace for Record Year
Peter Schiff

Silver demand is on pace to hit record levels in 2022, driven by new highs for physical investment, industrial demand, jewelry, and silverware production, according to the Silver Institute’s Interim Silver Market Review.

Global silver demand is projected to reach a new high of 1.21 billion ounces in 2022. That would be a 16% increase from 2021. Read More

11.22.22- 2023 Is Starting to Look Like
Gold’s Best Year Ever

Peter Reagan

Gold will break out in 2023 (and maybe sooner)

Analyst and investor Rick Rule spoke to Stockhead about gold’s price over the next 12 months. Importantly, the conversation was about gold’s price as measured in U.S. dollars. As I’ve been saying frequently of late, gold has outperformed in virtually every othercurrency. The yen, for example, just hit 40-year inflation levels – briefly, it’s not that the U.S. dollar is doing particularly well, it’s just failing more slowly than most other currencies right now. (It’s like the joke about the racing skydivers – they’re all going to hit the ground, some faster than others.) Read More

11.21.22- Investors Aren’t Buying the Fed’s Hawkish Posturing
Mike Gleason

As warning signs for the economy mount, investors are cheering for more bad news. That's because they expect economic weakness will force the Federal Reserve to stop raising interest rates and eventually re-embrace loose monetary policy.

One reliable indicator over the years of an upcoming recession is an inverted yield curve. An inversion occurs when short-term interest rates rise above long-term rates. Read More

11.19.22- How Long Can Silver Stay Cheap? Miners Share a Clue
Jeff Clark

I saw an analyst report from a bank that estimated what the primary silver producers would generate in free cash flow this year.

It wasn’t pretty.

However, it carries a direct hint about where the price of silver is headed.

While it doesn’t mean a surge in the silver price is imminent, the industry has been here before and demonstrated there’s only one way out of this dilemma.

First, let’s set the stage… Read More

11.18.22- What I Learned from my Grandfather about Money
Stephen Apolito

When I was a child, my mother and I would take the Long Island Railroad to Brooklyn to see relatives a few times a year. My grandfather was always outside in front of the apartment house in Park Slope, where he and my aunts and uncles lived. Upon seeing him, I would run down the sidewalk to greet him, but before I could say “Hi, Grandpa!,” he would without fail press a shiny silver dollar into my hand. Read More

11.17.22- Hi Ho Silver! Different Ways
To Get In On The Action

Brian Benson and Chris Vermeulen

Precious metal prices – gold, silver – and related miners have been bearish for quite some time now.  It looks like that is starting to change. 

When I look at the charts for gold and silver, I see similar periods of consolidation with multiple tests of support.  But even more interesting is the recent upturn in price and moving averages with some new higher highs.  That makes me interested but tentatively bullish on the metals. Read More

11.16.22- Gold/Silver: Two charts you must watch
Phillip Streible

It was a busy week for markets, and a downside surprise in CPI on Thursday along with a crypto collapse, was all that was needed to propel markets higher. It will be interesting to see where crypto investors redeploy their capital. Do they keep jumping from one coin to another, or do they finally return to the more traditional safe haven currencies such as Gold and Silver? We will have to wait and see.

This week, two charts that stood out are the 10-Year Treasury yields and the U.S. Dollar. It was the combination of these two breakdowns that ignited the markets. Read More

11.15.22- Inflation Comes Down, but Gold Surges – What’s Going On?
Peter Reagan

Gold’s sudden surge over $1,750

Gold’s $100+ rise to $1,760 from $1,650 last week wasn’t an intraday price move, but it feels so abrupt and rapid. And every time gold’s price surges like this, we expect there to be some crisis or calamity. After all, it was gold’s biggest weekly gain in 30 months.

Remember what happened 30 months ago? Read More

11.14.22- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: The Mid-Terms...
The Hunger Gaming of America

Jeffrey Tucker

I’ve had this post in the back of my mind for years now.  But this week’s mid-terms have brought it to the forefront of my thinking.  

There are very few movie experiences I’ve had in my life that rival the first time I watched The Hunger Games.  So much of my reaction was due to where I was at the time and how, frankly, shitty my life was then.

It ranks for me right up there with seeing the Death Star blow up (age 10), to being rendered speechless for an hour after watching Full Metal Jacket (age 19) to sobbing uncontrollably for 40 minutes after a midnight showing of Schindler’s List (age 25). Read More

11.12.22- Polo Metaphors, Bond Fails
and Gold’s Price Direction

Matthew Piepenberg

Gold’s price direction is explained below.

From polo to hockey—it’s a known fact that the best players think three moves ahead.

Sadly, the same can’t be said of our financial elites…

But as playing conditions deteriorate across the bond, stock, property and currency markets, those with a “three-play- ahead” mindset will have the greatest advantage.

This is especially true for precious metal investors, regardless of their riding or skating skills. Read More

11.11.22- The Best Way To Defend Your Savings
Peter Reagan

We are living through an economic crisis that will earn an entire chapter in introductory economics textbooks in the future…

Just a few of the many “highlights” this year:

11.10.22- Is the Gold Price at a Turning Point?
Jan Nieuwenhuijs

Gold is in a transition phase. In the past nine months two key developments—war and inflation—have made gold trade much stronger than how it was priced from 2006 through 2021. Both developments are likely to stick around in the coming years and will prove a tailwind for gold. Moreover, the current monetary environment is adding support to the gold market as governments and central banks risk insolvency. For the medium- and long-term I’m therefore optimistic on gold. In the short-term gold still has downside risk due to rising interest rates and the possibility of collapsing asset markets triggering a liquidation event. Read More

11.09.22- "An Asymmetric Payoff": Why Goldman Sees Gold Soaring 30% When
the Fed Starts Cutting Rates

Tyler Durden

In recent weeks, gold has been caught in a perfect vice of bullish and bearish forces.

On one hand, the Hawkish Fed has continued to pile relentless pressure on the precious metal; to wit, during his recent press conference, Chairman Powell hinted at slowing down the pace of rate hikes, while also signaling that terminal rates may peak at a higher level. Following the conference, US rates and the dollar surged. Importantly, the Fed reiterated that bringing inflation down to 2% remains a top priority, triggering a sharp fall in gold after the announcement. Read More

11.09.22- "An Asymmetric Payoff": Why Goldman Sees Gold Soaring 30% When
the Fed Starts Cutting Rates

Tyler Durden

In recent weeks, gold has been caught in a perfect vice of bullish and bearish forces.

On one hand, the Hawkish Fed has continued to pile relentless pressure on the precious metal; to wit, during his recent press conference, Chairman Powell hinted at slowing down the pace of rate hikes, while also signaling that terminal rates may peak at a higher level. Following the conference, US rates and the dollar surged. Importantly, the Fed reiterated that bringing inflation down to 2% remains a top priority, triggering a sharp fall in gold after the announcement. Read More

11.08.22- Gold Establishment Supports Central Bank Secrecy instead of Exposing it
Ronan Manly

This week, the World Gold Council (WGC), which is a gold market development organization representing 32 of the world’s gold mining companies, published the latest quarterly edition of it’s well-known “Gold Demand Trends” research publication.

In the latest edition, which is titled “Gold Demand Trends Q3 2022”, the World Gold Council claims that during Q3 2022, “central banks continued to accumulate gold, with purchases estimated at a quarterly record of nearly 400 tonnes.” Read More

11.07.22- If COMEX Run Out Of Silver,
Expect Panic Buying

John Rubino

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11.05.22- These Charts Show More Currency Creation is Guaranteed...and 3 Guesses How Gold Responds
Jeff Clark

It’s not very often you get to use the word ‘guarantee’ and be right about it. But this just might be one of those times.

Question: what do you get when you combine a debt-based monetary system with soaring interest rates?

If debt levels are rising, and the federal government has to pay interest on that debt, and they’re hiking the rate that affects how much they pay on that debt… Read More

11.04.22- Hedge funds will remain bearish on gold price until the Fed slows its pace of tightening
Neils Christensen

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Until there is more clarity from the Federal Reserve regarding the pace of its tightening cycle, hedge funds will continue to sell gold rallies and maintain an overall bearish outlook on the precious metal, according to some analysts. Read More

11.03.22- Central Banks Are Quietly Buying Gold At The Fastest Pace In 55 Years
Alex Kimani

Central banks globally have been accumulating gold reserves at a furious pace last seen 55 years ago when the U.S. dollar was still backed by gold. According to the World Gold Council (WGC), central banks bought a record 399 tonnes of gold worth around $20 billion in the third quarter of 2022, with global demand for the precious metal back to pre-pandemic levels. Read More

11.02.22- Fed hikes have left silver like
'a Beach Ball Under Water'

Ron Branstetter

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11.01.22- Gold Will Skyrocket When the Fed Makes This Announcement
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: All that gold needs is a cowardly Fed, current monetary supply levels suggest gold is undervalued, and what a gold standard would require in modern times.

When the Fed capitulates, gold will skyrocket

The consensus is in: gold can’t shatter its former all-time highs until the Federal Reserve does. Read More

$2 Quadrillion Debt Precariously Resting On $2 Trillion Gold
Egon von Greyerz

A Lehman squared moment is approaching with Swiss banks and UK pension funds under severe pressure.

But let’s first look at another circus – 

The global travelling circus is now reaching ever more nations just as expected. This is right on cue at the end of the most extraordinary financial bubble era in history. Read More

10.29.22- Moribund silver may soon have liftoff
Rick Mills

After being stuck in a wide range with no trading momentum during the first two months of 2022, silver was given a boost in March, when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered a rush for safe havens.

Silver, like gold, is a precious metal that offers investors protection during times of economic and political uncertainty. The flight to safety subsequently sent silver prices past the $26/oz mark, which was last seen in August, 2021. Read More

10.28.22- Silver’s Many Uses and What It Means for Its Future
Doug Casey

Throughout history, three metals have been used as money: gold, silver, and copper. All share the five qualities of good money—durability, divisibility, portability, consistency, and intrinsic value—but in different proportions. All three metals can be bought for the same reasons as well—each is a long-term store of value, a medium of exchange, and an interesting speculation, at least periodically. Read More

10.27.22- Bill Introduced in Congress to Restore Gold Standard
Peter Rykowski

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to restore the gold standard — a major step toward adhering to the U.S. Constitution and bringing back sound-money policies.

H.R. 9157, titled the Gold Standard Restoration Act, is sponsored by U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.). If enacted, it would be a significant step to restoring sanity to U.S. monetary policy. Read More

10.26.22- Veteran Analyst Makes A Dire Prediction (Only Gold Investors Will Like This)
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories surrounding gold and the overall economy. Stories include: A stagflationary decade could be the price we pay for three decades of moderation; going deep into the U.S. dollar situation; and Prada’s recycling is mostly a story about gold’s eternal value.

decade of stagflation is the bill we pay for three decades of moderation? Read More

10.25.22- COMEX Deliverable Silver far less than imagined as 50% of ‘Eligible’ is not Available
Ronan Manly

Back in April 2020 during the LBMA-COMEX gold crisis of 2020, when gold prices on COMEX diverged nearly $100 higher than gold prices in London, and the LBMA and CME (COMEX) rushed out multiple combined statements trying to assure the market about “healthy gold stocks in New York and London” (while at the same time scrambling to send shipments of gold bars from London to New York), there appeared some intriguing correspondence between the CME and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).Read More

10.24.22- Comex Update: At This Rate the Silver Metal Will be Gone in Months
Peter Schiff

Let’s say you were a country or a group of very wealthy individuals and Covid hits. You see governments around the world print money like crazy. It makes you think there might be some inflation to deal with and you want to protect yourself. Gold and silver are the logical choices. So, if you decide to accumulate a bunch of precious metals, how would you do it? Read More

10.22.22- The US Dollar Is Irrationally Strong
Right Now

Simon Black

By the summer of 1497, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain were presiding over a rapidly growing empire.

Christopher Columbus had already claimed most of the Caribbean islands on their behalf. Plus Pope Julius II had awarded virtually all of the western hemisphere to Spain in the infamous Treaty of Tordesillas. Read More

10.21.22- Buying Dollars for Pennies with Westward Gold
Bob Moriarty

The lowest price for gold for many years was hit in late August of 1999. Silver didn’t bottom until late November of 2001 but the indexes began a stealth move higher in November of 2000.  I wrote my first piece about gold,even before Barb and I began 321gold, in May of 2001. I could change the date on the article and write exactly the same article today using the same logic and facts and a year from now people would realize I nailed it in 2001 and I have nailed it now.

This is what bottoms look like. And while the XAU hit bottom in late 2000 the real move higher for the penny dreadfuls didn’t start until mid-summer of 2001. It took that long for investors to dip their toes back into the water. Buying stocks with 1000% potential was easy. The same is true today. Read More

10.20.22- How Sound Money Won the Battle of Yorktown—and Saved the American Revolution
Lawrence W. Reed

Early this month, Congressman Alex Mooney of West Virginia introduced the Gold Standard Restoration Act (H.R. 9157). If enacted into law, it would require public disclosure of the federal government’s gold holdings and eventually define the dollar as a weight of gold.

For the moment, the bill’s chances of passage are as nil as nil gets. Sound money, whether it’s gold or silver or paper that is “backed” by one or both metals, may not acquire a sizable constituency again until a monetary disaster demands it. That’s a sad commentary on the general state of economic knowledge. In the meantime, we can at least hope that Mr. Mooney’s bill may stimulate a long overdue discussion. Read More

10.19.20- Gold Is Migrating From West To East
Michael Maharrey

Gold is migrating from the West to the East.

As Bloomberg described it, many western investors – particularly at the institutional level – are dumping bullion. Meanwhile, Asian buyers are taking advantage of lower prices to snap up less expensive jewelry, coins, and bars.

According to the Bloomberg report, “large volumes of metal are being drawn out of vaults in financial centers like New York and heading east to meet demand in Shanghai’s gold market or Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.” Read More

10.18.22- New Banking Crisis Looms, Dangerous Enablers Rewarded
Mike Gleason

As new inflation data pushes the Fed toward continuing with rate hikes, precious metals markets are struggling to make headway.

On Thursday, the government released Consumer Price Index data for September. The so-called core CPI, which excludes food and energy, increased 6.6% from a year ago. That’s the highest core inflation reading since 1982. Read More

10.17.22- If We See a Default in Silver,
It’s Game Over

Dave Kranzler

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10.15.22- Paper Silver Liquidations Exceed Records As Physical Demand Leads
Rafi Farber

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10.14.22- Why the Kerch Bridge and Nordstream Pipeline Destruction Near Guarantee Higher Future Gold Prices
J. Kim

The NATO Goal of War

US Brigadier General Smedley Butler once called all wars “banker wars”.  Certainly what is happening in Ukraine with the NATO Russia war is an economic war because it is most definitively not about “liberating” Ukrainians, but rather the war is one over 

  1. control of natural gas/oil provisions to Europe;
  2. the maintenance of US dollar hegemony in this world, and 
  3. the continued suppression of gold and silver prices. Read More

10.13.22- Market Indicators That Suggest A Precious Metals Rally May Be Imminent
Dave Kranzler

It’s always best to approach any investment with a long-term view. While physical gold and silver are first and foremost wealth preservation assets, they can also be used as rate-of-return assets after periods of time when they have become “oversold” relative to other financial assets, such as the stock market. 

In addition to the gold/silver ratio, some interesting, lesser-followed market indicators suggest the possibility that the precious metals sector may be forming an investable bottom. Read More

10.12.22- Major Catalysts Building for Gold
Peter Reagan

Although precious metals have rebounded, some consternation remains that they could be headed much lower before a major bottom.

However, when one considers the fundamental backdrop, one will realize that a major turn is soon at hand.

At the end of September, the S&P 500 closed below its 40-month moving average. Over the past 40 years, the S&P 500 has closed below this line only twice (excluding Covid). Read More

10.11.22- The 4 Best Reasons
to Buy Gold Right Now

Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold in the mainstream media, rate hikes have turned global, and a central banker’s view of gold.

Four reasons to buy gold today are the same as they’ve always been Read More

10.10.22- Physical Gold Demand Soars
Patrick A. Heller

How do you know when gold demand is strong?

One solid indication is when there are lots of buyers willing to pay prices far above current so-called spot prices. The theoretical “spot price” is the price per unit at which a futures contract that matures in the current month (“on the spot”) changes hands. In the COMEX, most of the trading involves 100-ounce bars. In the London Bullion Market Association, gold contracts trade 400-ounce bars.

In most instances, gold is traded in large-size transactions around the world relatively close to these spot prices. Read More

10.08.22- Is Your Bank Safe? - There Will Be No More Bank ‘Bailouts'
Avi Gilburt

  • Most people don't realize that the banking system issues have not really been fixed.

  • You must understand the relationship you have with your bank as well as the strength of your bank's balance sheet.

  • It behooves every investor to make sure that their money is in a safe bank, and there are not very many of those in the US. Read More

10.07.22- U.S. Dollar to 160?! Where to Next for Gold & Silver?
Mike Maloney

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10.06.22- Options In Silver…Is The Timing Right?
David Morgan

Given the recent state of the global stock markets, investors are looking to diversify their portfolio by including alternative assets such as commodities. While gold has traditionally been more popular with investors, silver will also provide a safe haven during times of economic uncertainty, as well as offering a potential hedge against high inflation rates.

Why invest in silver?

It is simple… Wealth preservation! Read More

10.05.22- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: The World of 2030
Charles Hugh Smith

Many people reject the idea of historical cycles due to their imprecision. I understand the appeal of this objection, but it is nonetheless striking that transformative decades tend to manifest in cycles rather than evenly over time.

Compare the decades of the past 70 years: 1952 to the present. How different was the culture and economy of the U.S. between 1952 and 1959? Read More

10.04.22- The Globalists vs. Precious Metals
Bill Holter

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10.03.22- Major Battle In Silver Market Has Begun
Steve St Angelo

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10.01.22- Collapse Mode: Gold Reversal
Could Be Imminent

Michael Oliver

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09.30.22- The Bear Trap – Is It Finally Set?
Ted Butler

What has been occurring in the gold and silver markets is nothing short of extraordinary. In the face of all objective and measurable conditions in the physical markets pointing to higher prices, instead prices have collapsed over the past six months by amounts comparable to the sharpest selloffs in history. From the price top of March 8, gold has fallen as much as $450 (22%), while silver has fallen by as much as $10 (36%) in recent dealings. Read More

09.29.22- History Repeats Itself: Abandoning Sound Money Leads to Tyranny and Ruin
JP Cortez

Money is one of the most misunderstood topics of our time, and we’re seeing the implications of this play out every day. To understand money, one first must first understand that human beings have always been incentivized to participate in exchange. If humans could not, or did not, trade, most people would die young from starvation, disease, or exposure to the elements.

The survivors would be left with an extremely low standard of living in a world in which none of us would want to live. This means that exchange is a necessary condition, not only for our economy, but for human flourishing. Read More

09.28.22- Major Battle In Silver Market Has Begun
Steve St Angelo

I believe we are in the beginning stages of a Major Battle in the Silver Market. As Institutions, Hedge Funds, the Rich, and Retail Investors move into silver to protect wealth, the control over getting access to metal will lead to much higher prices.

My analysis shows that the massive surge of Global Debt propping up the markets will Pop as the world heads over the ENERGY CLIFF. This is when it is crucial to hold physical gold and silver metal that protect wealth in a future of energy scarcity. We are seeing a lot of silver leave London and head to India and other countries. It seems as if this Battle of the control of Silver Metal has indeed… BEGUN. Read More

09.27.22- Gold’s True Value
Goes Beyond Its Price in Dollars

Peter Reagan

The case for gold: unchanged after 5,000 years

Having recently been pretty much the only asset in the green for the year so far, gold’s latest drop has seen it post a 7% year-to-date loss as it hit $1,675. Yet this could be one of the most deceptive periods of gold posting losses that we can think of. For starters, it’s really only posting these losses valued in s U.S. dollars, which has hit 20-year highs recently. As I’ve discussed before, these surges in the dollar’s value tend to be both brief and transitory. Read More

09.26.22- Gold has never been so attractive
Alasdair Macleod

In our lifetimes, we have not seen anything like the developing economic and financial crisis. Rising interest rates are way, way behind reflecting where they should be.

Interest rates have yet to discount the continuing loss of purchasing power in all major currencies. The theory of time preference suggests that central bank interest rates should be multiples higher, to compensate for the current loss of currency purchasing power, enhanced counterparty risk, and a rapidly deteriorating economic and monetary outlook. Read More

09.24.22- Chinese Gold Fetches Huge Premium
as Demand Improves

Bloomberg News

(Bloomberg) -- Gold inChina is trading at a huge premium to international prices as a revival in demand outstrips the country’s imports.

Benchmark prices in Shanghai have climbed to a premium of more than $43 an ounce over their London equivalent, the highest since 2019, according to data from the World Gold Council. Unusually, the two have steadily diverged over the course of the month, with the Chinese market remaining relatively firm despite pressure on international prices.Read More

09.23.22- America’s First Hyperinflation
Ron Paul

Today, we’re seeing 40-year record inflation thanks to a combination of irresponsible monetary and fiscal policies. I’ve spoken to a lot of Americans who are seriously worried we’ll see a destructive bout of hyperinflation.

If we do, you may be surprised to learn it won’t be the first time…

Today I’m going to tell you the story of America’s first hyperinflationary episode. Our Founding Fathers learned a crucial lesson from it, and tried to ensure it wouldn’t happen again…Read More

09.22.22- Even a Weaponized Dollar Won’t Stop Gold’s Historical Turning Point
Matthew Piepenburg

We have dedicated numerous articles and interviews addressing the dangerous strength of the USD on the heels of a deliberately hawkish Fed hiking rates into what is clearly a recession, official or otherwise.

Explaining the Inexplicable: Rising Rates into a Recession?

On the surface, such central bank tightening in the face of a tanking economy and increasingly volatile risk asset markets makes little sense, as a strong USD and higher interest expense (i.e., interest rate policy) crushes just about every asset class in its wake, from an empirically broken bond market and grotesquely over-valued stock market to the artificially repressed precious metals space. Read More

09.21.22- A “Silver” Lining in the Metals Market:
Silver Rally Could Bode Well
for Both Gold and Silver

Peter Schiff

While gold dropped last week, silver rallied. Peter Schiff called it a “silver lining” that could indicate we’re near the bottom in the precious metals dip.

Gold and silver have sold off with every inflation surprise to the upside. The markets think persistent inflation means the Fed will get even more aggressive with rate hikes. They fail to realize that the central bank will not bend this inflation curve. Read More

09.20.22- The Great Pillaging
James Rickards

By this time next year, the post-lockdown dollar will be worth $0.70 or less, on the way to a half dollar. In a mere five years, the dollar will have lost half its domestic value, even as its value among international currencies will likely rise. The dollar remains the least ugly currency out there even as it has been systematically destroyed in only a few years.

Still, the reality has not sunk in. The other day, when the Consumer Price Index came out, the first round of reports were (if you can believe it) rather positive. The Wall Street Journal headlined the news: Inflation is “easing.” Read More

09.19.22- Flight into dollar intensifies
Alasdair Macleod

It was a mixed week for precious metals, starting with a promising rally and a bear squeeze particularly noticeable in silver, before the dollar benefited from a renewed flight out of euros, yen and pounds. Additionally, the Chinese yuan had a torrid week. In this currency turmoil, gold lost $46 from last Friday’s close to trade at $1660 in European trade this morning. Silver was almost unchanged at $18.89. Read More

09.17.22- London Silver Inventories Continue To Plummet As Metal Exits LBMA Vaults
Ronan Manly

There is an unprecedented situation emerging in London, where the relentless hemorrhaging of one of the world’s largest stockpiles of silver is now well and truly under way.

For the last 9 months, this stockpile of silver, held in the LBMA vaults in London, has been consistently falling each and every month, and has now reached an all time low. Read More

09.16.22- Inflation Hotter Than Expected,
Gold Colder Than Hoped

Arkadiusz Sieron

The next two weeks could be crucial for the gold market…

The annual CPI decelerated in August but came in higher than expected. Bets on a more hawkish Fed increased, while in the case of gold, they decreased. Read More

09.15.22- New Gold Apex Pattern How Will the US Fed Funds Rate Decision Affect This?
Chris Vermeulen

My research shows a new Gold Apex pattern is set up for September 11~15. Around September 11 or after, Gold will attempt to reach this new Apex level near $1766. This price pattern is important because the US Fed rate decision date is September 20~21, and a host of economic data reporting comes out the week before the Fed decision. Read More

09.14.22- The Russians Are Coming! The Revaluation We’ve All Been Waiting For!
($50,000 Gold Price?)

Keith Weiner

The headline reads “Moscow World Standard to Destroy LBMA’s Monopoly in Precious Metals Pricing”. Wow! Could it be? Is this it?! The gold revaluation we’ve all been waiting for! Someone, who has the power, will give us a venue in which we can sell our gold at its true price… how does $50,000 sound, eh?

Not so fast.

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09.13.22- New “Red Gold Standard”
Threatens the Dollar

Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Credit currencies no more, how a $300 jump in gold could happen this autumn, and money managers’ pros and cons of owning gold.

Are we looking at a rebirth of the gold standard under an Asian Bretton-Woods?

This recent analysis of Russian and Chinese economic developments caught my eye. An in-depth review of the current state of the global financial system, combined with speculation regarding the ultimate goals of the latest agreements between Russia and China, leads us in uncomfortable directions. Read More

09.12.22- All Time Record High Physical Silver Premiums Just Hit
Rafi Farber

It’s all starting to come apart at the seams…

If you want to add to your silver stacks this week, it’s going to cost you at least a 40% premium. Demand for physical silver just keeps climbing. Meanwhile the electricity markets in Europe are getting squeezed and looking more and more like nickel from back in March. Read More

09.10.22- Silver Sharks Circle the COMEX Whale
Andrew Maguire

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09.09.22- SILVER ALERT: Boring...Boring...BOOM!
Mike Maloney

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09.08.22- Another Look At Silver Manipulation
David Morgan

Across the world, frustration is growing among silver market participants resulting from the price action over the past two years (2020 – 2022).

During this period, extraordinary monetary and fiscal stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions as well as the Russia-Ukraine war has resulted in explosive, multi-decade record levels of official rates of inflation, leading to many economies experiencing stagflation. Read More

09.07.22- Proof that Precious Metals
Are the Best Hedges

Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Uncorrelated alternative assets aren’t just for bear markets, gold investors don’t have to worry about inflation pulling back, and an ancient hoard of gold coins worth over $290,000 found in Britain.

Uncorrelated “alternative” assets like gold protect against volatility, not just bear markets Read More

09.06.22- Sound Money Can Prevent What Representative Democracy Does Not
Patrick Barron

One of the arrogances of “Western” nations is that our way of life and our liberties are protected by periodic elections as required by constitutions, written (America) or not (Great Britain), containing bills of rights, etc. The people rule, it is claimed, and we get exactly what we want, even if those in the minority are unhappy with the result. Minorities can always become tomorrow’s majority and institute alternative policies. Therefore, Western nations really cannot get into too much trouble, since everyone wants peace, freedom, and prosperity, even if we disagree on the proper route to take to get there. Read More

09.05.22- Gold is Poised to Move as the Euro is Now Cheaper than the USD
Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA

As long as gold is priced in the U.S. dollar, it’s critical to keep the latter in mind. And last week, something epic happened in the forex market.

Namely, the EUR/USD closed the week below the all-important 1 level.

For the first time in almost two decades! Read More

09.03.22- Silver Scarcity Gets More Extreme
Keith Weiner

Since our last silver article, the price of silver has dropped. With due respect to Frederic Bastiat, the price is the seen. The basis mostly goes unseen. We will take a look at the market data, revised for a few more days of trading.

Warren Buffett, 2008, and the Cobasis

But first, let’s look at a chart. It shows two ratios: gold basis to silver basis, and gold cobasis to silver cobasis. It shows a measure of gold’s abundance to silver’s abundance, and gold’s scarcity to silver’s scarcity. When the blue line is above 1, it means the gold basis is higher, which means gold is more abundant. When the red line is below, it means gold is less scarce. Read More

09.02.22- Gold Beats Inflation & Treasury Yields Too!
Jay Taylor

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09.01.22- Eurasian alliance plans a Moscow World Standard to destroy LBMA’s monopoly in precious metals pricing
RonanManly

Towards the end of July, news emerged in the Russian media that Moscow and a number of its Eurasian allies are now reviewing a proposal to create an entirely new trading and pricing infrastructure for the international precious metals in order to both destroy London and New York’s monopoly over global precious metals pricing, and to stabilise the Russian gold market. Read More

08.31.22- The Gold Mining Sector Sweet Spot Fundamentals With Gold Overdue
To Surge Much Higher

Adam Hamilton

The mid-tier and junior gold-miners’ stocks in their sector’s sweet spot for upside potential have been clubbed like baby seals since mid-April.  Massive gold-futures dumping erupted as the US dollar shot parabolic on the most-extreme hawkish Fed pivot ever, crushing gold stocks.  With raging inflation also forcing costs higher, mid-tiers’ latest quarterly results reveal how they are actually faring fundamentally. Read More

08.30.22- World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Makes the Ultimate Case for Gold
Peter Reagan

"How much gold are you going to need? Like, this much, at least..." 

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Bridgewater Associates CIO’s pro-gold outlook, the miserable effects of putting an end to the gold standard, and 4 reasons to buy gold’s current dip. Read More

08.29.22- The End Is Nearing: A World Turning Away From The Dollar, Gold Poised To Outperform Every Fiat Currency
Matthew Piepenburg

With the USD losing influence, it would be the understatement of the year to say that we live in interesting times, for we certainly do.

But despite the inevitable attacks of appearing sensational, un-American or just plain cynical, I feel a more appropriate phrase boils down to this: Read More

08.27.22- Gold Sees Light at the End
of the Fed’s Tightening Tunnel

Arkadiusz Sieroń

The FOMC hiked rates by 75 basis points in July. However, the recession drums are getting louder, and gold likes such music.

Another large interest rate hike! The Fed raised the federal funds rate by 75 basis points to 2.25-2.50%. It was the second such big move in a row, making the current tightening cycle the steepest in modern history. So, the Fed must be hawkish now, right? Read More

08.26.22- The Russian Gold Standard
Stephen Flood

It is becoming increasingly clear that UN Nations are realising that it is very difficult to isolate a country that is already a global power. And not just a global power in terms of the military but also in terms of the world’s dependence on its energy exports. 

However, Russia’s energy exports are not the only thing the West benefits from. One little known fact about Russia is that its highest non-energy export is gold, exporting around $15 billion of gold bullion last year. Read More

08.25.22- The Case For Gold Today
with Peter Cavelti

Doug Casey

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08.24.22- Why China and India Will Trigger a New Gold Rush
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Mining industry veteran says gold is going to $2,000 next year, Indian silver demand hits all-time records and Chinese gold appetite climbs to five-year highs.

Gold to surge above $2,000 next year over Fed policy reversal Read More

08.23.22- Exploding Silver Supply Deficit
David Jensen

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08.22.22- Worldwide silver shortage? A supply crunch may be inevitable, here’s why
David Morgan

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08.20.22- Russia Pledges to Break
the West’s Gold Cartel

Steve Brown

Novus Confidential – like many others – has written about a potential challenge to the west’s unlawful gaming of the western precious metals market via the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) – among other entities* – who comprise the western gold cartel:

Russia is finally throwing down the gauntlet to those who collude with the (US government-condoned) criminal scam that is the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) where criminal gaming of PM markets with cooperation of central banks and governmental approval by the LBMA is a component of the militarist empire’s rule. Read More

08.19.22- Bear Market Warning:
3 Ways to Protect Your Savings

Peter Reagan

If you’re nearing retirement age, or you’re simply considering the best ways to ride out the storm savaging the financial markets this year, then you’re not alone.

Millions of Americans are frantically trying to preserve as much of their hard-earned nest egg as possible. Especially in the face of persistently raging inflation, rising rates, and a slowing economy. Read More

08.18.22- Unloved And Overlooked, Gold Mining Stocks Could Be The Ultimate Contrarian Play
Frank Holmes

Gold mining stocks appear very unloved at the moment. As measured by the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, gold equities fell 18.5% year-to-date through the end of July, underperforming both the underlying metal and the S&P 500. From the index’s recent high set in August 2020, gold miners are off about 42.5%, putting them deep in bear territory.

When an asset class gets to be this overlooked by investors, the time becomes ripe for contrarians to consider making a move. Read More

08.17.22- Understanding the Gold Cycle
Jordan Roy Byrne

Regular readers by now are familiar with Gold’s fundamental drivers and the influence of the stock market. 

Falling and or negative real interest rates are the fundamental driver for Gold and are usually a byproduct of a weak stock market and economic recession. 

However, today I want to focus on the larger cycle for Gold and at which points it performs and performs best. Secondly, perhaps more importantly, the Gold cycle has major implications for the gold miners. Read More

08.16.22- Silver Stackers Will Be Rewarded In the Coming Financial Meltdown
David Morgan

Stackers with patience will be rewarded in the inevitable financial meltdown on the horizon…

David Morgan of the Morgan Report returns to the program to give his current outlook on the silver market and why he thinks silver stackers with patience will be rewarded in what he sees as an inevitable financial meltdown on the horizon. David also provides invaluable information on investing in silver mining companies, including both positive signs and red flags to look out for when speculating on silver miners. Read More

08.15.22- Gold Is About Value; The Miners Are a Speculation Upon 'Value'
Gary Tanashian

Gold and gold miners have two completely different utilities

Gold is…

A pretty rock that is dug out of the ground. This heavy rock has been assigned value by humans since time immemorial. That value has been its stability as an asset, a refuge from the excesses of rampant speculation, the likes of which often visit stocks (e.g. climaxes in 2000, 2007 and 2022) and sometimes commodities (e.g. 2008, 2011 and 2022). Gold is a good proxy for money, or what money should be. A stable entity retaining value through the up and down cycles over decades and centuries. Read More

08.13.22- The Massive Lies of Ukraine's Gold
J. Kim

The regular Military Industrial Banking (MIB) lies of gold have become even more ridiculous than usual, especially those forwarded by the mass media.   BTC maximalists have always deemed gold “worthless” , and thus BTC maximalists have always failed to understand the central role of  sovereign gold reserves in all economic and military wars, In any war provoked and started by the MIB complex, they have always looted gold, when substantial amounts existed to be looted, because of their vulnerable state as a consequence of war. No one knows exactly what happened to Saddam’s alleged substantial amounts of gold beyond the credible assumption that US military forces loaded it onto a cargo plane for a final destination of US Central Bank vaults. Read More

08.12.22- Gold, Liquid Gold, and Inflation
Keith Weiner

It’s pretty, isn’t it? Gold has a unique appearance. It is also astonishingly heavy—much heavier than it has any right to be. It’s just an inch and a quarter in diameter yet weighs 0.075 pounds. Everyone should hold one in his hand (and own a few).

But that’s not why many gold analysts today are saying you should buy gold. They are saying it will protect you from inflation. And the Keynesians and bitcoiners are smirking that gold is not, in fact, protecting you from inflation. Read More

08.11.22- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Governor DeSantis Needs to Kick Federal Agents Out of Florida Immediately
Dr. Joseph Sansone

Governor DeSantis needs to immediately eject federal agents from the state of Florida. This action should be immediately followed by a special legislative session placing permanent restrictions on federal agents operating in the state of Florida. State representative and congressional candidate Anthony Sabatini has stated the need to call a special legislative session to pass a law prohibiting federal agents operating within the state without the state’s approval. Read More

08.10.22- Gold Stocks Deeply Undervalued, Upside Potential Is Breathtaking
Adam Hamilton

The gold miners’ stocks have been hammered to deeply-undervalued levels in recent months.  Slammed by heavy gold-futures selling driven by an extreme parabolic US-dollar surge, the gold stocks have been largely abandoned.  That left their stock prices anomalously low relative to gold, which overwhelmingly drives their earnings.  This portends a massive mean-reversion higher to normalize gold-stock levels to gold. Read More

08.09.22- Why Are Central Banks on a Ferocious Gold Buying Spree?
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Central banks are finding more uses for gold bullion, charts are signaling buy gold, and the state of gold and silver’s mine supply.

Central banks might see gold as an escape from a sovereign debt crisis Read More

08.08.22- Signs of Capitulation Everywhere
Paul Wong

July was yet another difficult month for most asset categories. Although gold bullion1lost ground, it remains relatively better off than other assets for the year at -3.46% YTD through July 31, 2022. Silver bullion2 had a positive month but has declined 12.66% YTD. Gold mining equities3 continued to decline in July and are down 14.80% YTD. Although the first-half drawdowns in equities and bonds reversed in July, the S&P 500 Index6ended July with a YTD decline of 13.34% and the U.S. Treasury Index with a YTD decline of 7.69%. Read More

08.06.22- Has a bottom has been found?
Alasdair Macleod

Gold and silver consolidated their new uptrends, with gold moving ahead while silver moved sideways. In European markets this morning gold was at $1787, up $22 on the week, and silver at $20.10, down 20 cents. Comex trade in the gold contract was light, while in silver it was slightly better.

How confident can we be that gold, and therefore silver, has found a bottom? The next chart shows the technical position. Read More

08.05.22- Gold Price Forecast: Valid Support Leads to $2,471 Target
Christopher Aaron

Gold has just witnessed a successful support test of a critical level which keeps the technical model bullish until proven otherwise. In this article, we will detail the technical test just witnessed, and what the expected outcome will be for gold as long as support continues to hold. 

First a look at the support test which has just occurred within the last two weeks. Read More

08.04.22- Worried about a Recession or Stock Market Crash? Here's How Precious Metals Perform
Jeff Clark

Convinced a recession is here? Worried the stock market isn’t done crashing?

It’s a distinct possibility things could get worse.

Which raises a natural question: how does gold—and all precious metals for that matter—perform during these events? If we use history as a guide, there’s a clear tendency with all of them…Read More

08.03.22- SILVER Reversal Coming! Brace Yourself For $1,200 Per Ounce Price!
David Morgan

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08.02.22- Silver demand to exceed supply again this year
Ahead of the Herd

The pain in the silver market could soon find some relief. While the monetary and industrial metal is down substantially from a year ago (-27%), King World News points to the latest Silver Hedgers Position report as showing “The setup in the silver market has turned extremely bullish.” Read More

08.01.22- Whole World is a Banana Republic
– Bill Holter

Greg Hunter

A few months back, precious metals expert and financial writer Bill Holter predicted the economy was going to tank, and today, the U.S. is officially in a recession.  Holter says it’s not just America buckling under enormous debt, but the entire world.  Holter explains, “This is only the start.  They are trying to debate whether or not we are in a recession, but it’s pretty much a lock. Let me put his into perspective.  If you add up all the global GDP’s, we are roughly $100 trillion.  The problem is there is well over $350 trillion in debt worldwide. . . . When I graduated college . . . anything above 100% debt to GDP was considered a banana republic.  Look where we are today.  Globally, it’s 350% debt to GDP.  What that tells me is the world is a banana republic.” Read More

07.30.22- Gold – Summer Rally Has Started
Florian Grummes

It’s been three and half tough months for gold and silver investors. Stock market and crypto investors have been suffering since November 2021 already, though. Now, after a bloodbath of almost 400 USD in the gold market, last week’s reversal looks promising. Gold – Summer rally has started.

Gold prices reached an important high on March 8th, 2022, at around 2,070 USD and have since then slid into a brutal sell-off over the course of the last three and a half months. The final low of this wave down has been seen on Thursday, 21st of July, at 1,681 USD. Thus, gold has lost almost 400 USD or 18.8% in a rather short period of time. Read More

07.29.22- The Great Silver Conspiracy
David Morgan

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07.28.22- Gold’s Rise Is Just a Recession Away
Matthew Piepenberg

Many are asking about Gold’s rise, or better yet: When, how and why it will rise?

Toward this end, cold data in the face of historical facts and current recessionary realities will make gold’s rise easier to grasp.

Let’s start with the cold data, which centers around officially reported real rates and relative USD dollar strength, two current and key headwinds to gold’s rise. Read More

07.27.22- Popular Journalist Confesses: Gold Market Rigging Was Prohibited Subject
Chris Powell

This week’s Stansberry Research interview by Daniela Cambone of Mark Yaxley of bullion dealer Strategic Wealth Preservation is far more notable for what Cambone herself says than for anything said by Yaxley.

Cambone notes that lately much news has been produced by the trial of former JPMorgan Chase gold and silver traders on federal charges of market rigging. Then she tells Yaxley:  Read More

07.26.22- Gold and the Upcoming Recession
Alasdair Macleod

The bank credit downturn…

It is increasingly obvious that the economic cost of sanctioning Russia is immense, and there’s now growing evidence of all major economies facing a downturn in economic activity. And we don’t have to rely on GDP forecasts to know why. Intuitively, if food and energy shortages impact us all, higher prices for these items alone will affect our spending on less important items and services. Read More

07.25.22- The #1 Long-Term Indicator for Gold
Jordan Roy-Byrne

I have often written about the importance of the Gold to S&P 500 ratio.

Gold (and gold stocks and Silver) has never been in a real, sustained bull market without outperforming the stock market.

Sure, there have been strong cyclical moves (from 1985 to 1987 and August 2018 to August 2020), but the best moves had come during periods when the stock market was in a secular bull market. Read More

07.23.22- Gold Isn't Good For Anything
Goldfinger

The frustration of precious metals investors is growing more palpable by the day as the gold price continues to grind lower. This morning, we have a little 1%+ bounce from an overnight low of $1678 after the ECB announced it will be buying PIIGS sovereign debt in order to "counter fragmentation". The post-ECB bounce is neither here nor there, and technicians will chalk it up to the dead-cat variety unless the yellow metal can mount a multi-day rally. Read More

07.22.22- The Federal Reserve Now Is Between the Proverbial Rock and a Hard Place
Chris LeRoux

The Federal Reserve has sabotaged the economy since 1913 with its socialistic interventions. Every single boom created via its artificial credit expansion has resulted in disaster, which includes the Great Depression, which was caused by nearly a decade of inflation that begun as an effort to help finance the government's involvement in World War I. Read More

07.21.22- World’s Top Hedge Fund Manager Issues This Alert on Gold
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Preparing for the stagflation ahead, gold’s mid-year outlook, and U.K.’s Royal Mint sees jump in both gold and silver bullion sales.

A decade of stagflation ahead? Here’s what to do... Read More

07.20.22- Explosive Moves In Silver/Gold Will Surprise Everyone
Bob Moriarty

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07.19.22- History Defying Gold-Inflation Disconnect Will Prove Short Lived
Adam Hamilton

Gold should be soaring with red-hot inflation raging, but instead it is breaking down.  This history-defying disconnect has devastated sentiment, leaving this leading traditional inflation hedge despised.  Traders need to realize gold’s bizarre decoupling from all precedent is an extreme anomaly that will prove short-lived.  It has been driven by a parabolic US-dollar surge fueling unsustainable heavy gold-futures selling. Read More

07.18.22- Backfiring Oil Sanctions May Give Gold Investors a Big Gift
Peter Reagan

We already know that the U.S. economy is likely to be heading into a recession at some point in the near future (if one hasn’t started already). But on the geopolitical stage, certain events could happen to make things even more challenging in the U.S. economy. Unless you’ve been binge-watching Netflix since March 2020, you’re aware of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and U.S. financial involvement. Read More

07.16.22- When the Dollar Breaks Down,
Metals Will Lift Off

Stefan Gleason

Gold and silver markets continue to be pressured by a relentlessly rising U.S. Dollar Index. Throughout the year, the Federal Reserve Note has been gaining ground against the euro, the yen, and other fiat currencies. Of course, when measured against real economic goods, the U.S. currency has been losing value at a rapid pace. But futures traders who take their cues from foreign exchange markets have decided to sell precious metals contracts in response to superficial dollar strength. Read More

07.15.22- Inflation Exceeds 9%,
but It’s Still Not Enough for Gold

Arkadiusz Sieron, PhD

The inflation rate accelerated again. It implies a more hawkish Fed and is bad for gold in the short-run, but good in the long-term.

Another inflation report – and another upside surprise! The CPI increased 1.3% in June, after rising 1% in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a reminder, we are talking here about monthly changes – not so long ago, such levels were reserved only for annual inflation rates! However, this was in the past, and the present reality is inflationary. The June rise was the steepest monthly increase since September 2005, but then it was a temporary spike, while now there is a clear upward trend, as the chart below shows. Read More

07.14.22- Why Is Silver Below $20?
David Morgan

SmallCapSteve chats with David Morgan from The Morgan Report. We take a moment to dive into what he really thinks about bitcoin, try to understand why silver is below $20, and where the US dollar could be headed with the current global macro-environment. Read More

07.13.22- Is Gold About To Go Mainstream?
Dickson Buchanan Jr.

Merrill Lynch Includes Gold in their FAANG 2.0 Investment Thesis

Every week Merrill Lynch publishes a Capital Market Outlook Letter. The letters provide market commentary, research and analysis, and the occasional investment idea. Merrill Lynch (together with parent Bank of America) is the third largest brokerage firm, managing over $3 Trillion in client assets[1]. When a firm of that size speaks up, you should listen. Read More

07.12.22- Paper Gold Price Manipulation -
Rigged To Fail

Matthew Piepenburg

The current and open fraud regarding the paper gold price in the COMEX market is now as plain to see as the open desperation in the global financial system, which is unraveling in real-time all around us.

As risk assets tumble foreseeably into bear territory before a headwind of deliberately rising rates, precious metals have seen headline-making falls as well.

Below, we explain why. Read More

07.11.22- The Patriotic and Moral Imperative
for Owning Gold and Silver

Johnny Silver Bear

I pledge allegiance to the flag...

Remember when you learned those words? It was back when everything was simple. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, the circulation manager of the Boston based "The Youth's Companion" magazine. The end of the Nineteenth Century was a much simpler time. The world was a much simpler place. It is not so simple anymore.

When we recite those seemingly patriotic words, what are we really pledging our allegiance to? To the flag? To the United States? To the Republic for which it stands? Read More

07.09.22- The Precious Metals Sector Is Percolating For A Monster Move Higher
Dave Kranzler

With all of the factors in place to support a big move higher in the precious metals sector (raging inflation, escalating geopolitical tensions, recessionary economy, etc), the recent market action is frustrating to say the least. To be sure, a certain percentage of the poor performance in gold, silver and mining stocks is attributable to the ongoing decline in the general stock market. It’s a bear market.

When capital pulls out of the markets (stocks and bonds), it pulls out of everything. March 2008 to late October 2008 is a good parallel to the current market. At some point there will be a catalyst, or catalysts, which triggers a positive divergence of the precious sector from the rest of the stock market. The most likely event will be reversal by the Fed of its monetary policy. Read More

07.08.22- We Are In the Final Inning of Fiat As Markets Fall Apart
Rafi Farber

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07.07.22- Welcome to 1984
Jim Rickards

I’ve been addressing the war on cash lately, and for good reason. Whileeveryone’s attention is focused on the war in Ukraine, inflation and the Supreme Court, government plans to eliminate cash are accelerating.

For example, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are coming even faster than many anticipated. The digital yuan is already here; it was introduced in China last February during the Winter Olympics. Read More

07.06.22- Goldman Sachs Predicts a Heart-Racing Gold Price Spike
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Goldman Sachs raises year-end gold forecast to $2,500; why gold shines bright even after a losing Q2; and Zimbabwe rediscovers gold as a cornerstone of economic stability.

Goldman Sachs: Gold should hit $2,500 by year-end Read More

07.05.22- Zimbabwe to introduce gold coins as local currency tumbles
Nyasha Chingono

HARARE, July 5 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's central bank said it would start selling gold coins this month as a store of value to tame runaway inflation, which has considerably weakened the local currency.

The central bank governor John Mangudya said in a statement on Monday that the coins will be available for sale from July 25 in local currency, U.S. dollars and other foreign currencies at a price based on the prevailing international price of gold and the cost of production. Read More

07.04.22- This Implosion Will Be Fast...
Hold On To Your Seats

Egon Von Greyerz

The massive money creation in the 2000s has led to a debt and asset bubble, which is about to burst.

Investors will be shocked by the speed of the decline and won’t react before it is too late.

The massive money creation by central and commercial banks in this century has resulted in a growth of global assets from $450 trillion in 2000 to $1,540 trillion in 2020. Read More

07.02.22- Contra Ben Bernanke, the Gold Standard Promotes Economic Stability
Frank Shostak

Currently the world is on a fiat money standard—a government-issued currency that is not backed by a commodity such as gold. The fiat standard is the primary cause behind the present economic instability, and is tempted to suggest that a gold standard would reduce instability. The majority of experts however, oppose this idea on the ground that the gold standard is in fact a factor of instability. Read More

07.01.22- G-7 Sanctions On Russian Gold
Could Backfire

Clint Siegner

Russia is the world’s second largest producer of gold.

When the London Bullion Market Association delisted Russian gold refiners in March, many expected the move would push gold prices higher. Instead, the gold price has fallen roughly $100/oz.

Over the weekend, leaders of the G-7 nations announced formal sanctions on the import of gold from Russia. That move is expected to be largely symbolic because the LBMA and Western refiners, many of which are located in Switzerland, volunteered to ban imports shortly after the war began. Read More

06.30.22- Setting the Record Straight: On Gold & Silver Manipulation
Steve St Angelo

With the continued focus on precious metals manipulation, I decided it was a good idea to provide my CONNECT THE DOT analysis on this subject matter.  While most analysts and investors in the precious metals community focus a lot of their efforts on the “COMEX” and “Manipulation,” I believe we have much bigger problems ahead that deserve our attention.

However, even if people were open to my analysis, most would continue to believe in precious metals manipulation.  I still receive a lot of emails, questions, and social media replies suggesting, “STEVE… you just don’t get it… LOL.”  Believe me you; I GET IT.  Read More

06.29.22- What’s Happening In Russia Proves Gold Is King
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold is bypassing sanctions, the value of holding gold right now, and Uganda’s suspect gold discovery.

You can’t sanction gold, whether you like it or not

There’s plenty to be said about the sanctions being imposed on Russia by the West. On one hand, it’s an attempt to curb an obviously catastrophic military conflict. On the other, the West itself has begun to suffer the effects of these sanctions due to Europe’s, but also the world’s reliance on Russian oil. Read More

06.28.22- Banks Net Long Silver – Signals “Impending Move Higher”
Dave Kranzler

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06.27.22- Gold Sector Counting Down to Launch
David Brady

Given that next to nothing has happened in Gold or Silver in the past several weeks, I am going to provide quick updates on the DXY, real and nominal bond yields, and the S&P. These markets are many, many times bigger than the precious metals markets and to varying degrees have a great deal of influence on the prospects for Gold and Silver. Read More

06.25.22- The New OCC Report
Ted Butler

On Tuesday, the new Quarterly Derivatives Report from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency was released, showing the over-the-counter derivatives positions for US banks as of March 31, 2022. This report excludes listed or exchange-traded derivatives contracts, such as COMEX futures and options contracts and also excludes OTC derivatives contracts held by non-US banks. Read More

06.24.22- Gold and Economic Freedom
Alan Greenspan

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense-perhaps more clearly and subtly than many consistent defenders of laissez-faire -- that gold and economic freedom are inseparable, that the gold standard is an instrument of laissez-faire and that each implies and requires the other.

In order to understand the source of their antagonism, it is necessary first to understand the specific role of gold in a free society. Read More

06.23.22- Stocks Have Not Bottomed,
A Crash Is Coming

Bob Moriarty

Since the end of April financial markets have become increasingly volatile, seemingly no sector or asset class has been spared. Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Bob Moriarty about where we are at today in the gold sector, and how he see things playing out across markets in the 2nd half of 2022. As usual, Bob and I don’t see eye to eye on everything, however, that is also what makes these conversations interesting and worthwhile. 

We also discussed several individual junior mining companies and the sentiment cycles in financial markets, including junior mining. Without further ado, Energy & Gold’s June 2022 conversation with 321gold founder and noted financial author Bob Moriarty… Read More

06.22.22- Silver continues to bleed out of ETFs
and COMEX ‘registered’ stockpile

Chris Marcus

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06.21.22- Raging Inflation, A Collapsing Economy/Stock Market And Gold In Uganda
Dave Kranzler

The idea that Vladimir Putin is responsible for the raging price inflation in the U.S. – as “Joe Biden” first claimed in a speech a couple of months ago, calling it “Putinflation” – is patently absurd. The Fed, along with several of the largest Central Banks around the world are directly and indirectly the cause of price inflation. Supply chain disruptions and the U.S./EU sanctions on Russia are secondary exogenous variables that have exacerbated the problem created by bankers. Read More

06.20.22- Topping Dollar Is Gold-Bullish
Adam Hamilton

The US dollar has skyrocketed in a monster rally this year, fueled by the Fed’s extreme hawkish pivot.  Panicking over raging inflation, top Fed officials are aggressively hiking rates and starting to reverse years of epic monetary excesses.  But resulting overcrowded dollar buying has left it extraordinarily overbought at precarious heights.  As this lofty currency inevitably mean reverts lower, big gold-futures buying will be unleashed.

The world’s reserve currencies led by the US dollar are so massive that they usually move glacially.  But 2022’s wild dollar action has shattered those norms, as evident in its leading benchmark US Dollar Index.  Birthed way back in 1973, this USDX is now dominated by the euro at a whopping 57.6% of its weighting. Read More

06.18.22- Will Gold Save Souls During the Inflationary Apocalypse?
Arkadiusz Sieron, PhD

While inflation continues to wreak havoc, gold is reluctant to respond. Will it finally change and the price of the yellow metal rise?

The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse

The end is nigh! There should be no doubt about it now, as more horsemen of the Apocalypse are coming (see the painting below). The first was Pestilence. Two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic plunged the world into a Great Lockdown and the deepest recession since the Great Depression. Read More

06.17.22- Inflation Goes from Bad to Worse… to Even Worse Than Reported
Stefan Gleason

Friday’s Consumer Price Index Report sent shockwaves through financial markets. The 8.6% annual reading was yet another new multi-decade high – dealing a body blow to analysts who believed inflation pressures had peaked.

Investors now fear the Federal Reserve will have to undertake more aggressive tightening actions. Both bonds and stocks tumbled into the close of trading last week. Read More

06.16.22- 3 Ways Historic Inflation Has Changed Everything
Peter Reagan

It’s hard to deny that inflation is the most pressing economic issue for most of us these days, whether we’re saving for retirement or just filling up our tanks at the gas station. Ask anybody what’s on their minds, and you’ll get an earful.

It doesn’t matter who you ask, liberals or conservatives. It doesn’t matter how you ask, according to a recent FiveThirtyEight/Ipsos poll. “What bothers you the most?” “What’s keeping you up nights worrying?” You’ll get the same answer: Read More

06.15.22- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Is the Second Amendment Absolute?
Laurence M. Vance

In a recent speech where he said that Congress should reinstate the assault weapons ban, raise the minimum purchase age for firearms, limit magazine capacities, and pass red flag gun laws, President Biden made the statement that “the Second Amendment, like all other rights, is not absolute.” This echoes what he had previously said after the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school: “The Second Amendment is not absolute. When it was passed you couldn’t own a cannon, you couldn’t own certain kinds of weapons. There’s just always been limitations.” Read More

06.14.22- Here’s Why Ignoring Spot Prices Might Be a Good Idea
Phillip Patrick

This weekend, I was rereading one of the greatest books on investment ever written: The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham. This time, one particular passage struck me more forcefully than ever before.

Graham sets up this analogy by saying you’ve purchased a $1,000 share of a private business. You’re now the owner of that asset. In a typical “private business” arrangement like this, there’s no public market for your asset (think Shark Tank). There’s no notion of your investment’s current value. Read More

06.13.22- GoldSeek Radio Nugget: David Morgan
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06.11.22- Protection From a Currency Collapse
Alasdair Macleod

While markets seem becalmed, financial conditions are rapidly deteriorating. Last week Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase gave the clearest of signals that bank credit is beginning to contract. Russia has consolidated its rouble, which has now become the strongest currency by far. The Fed announced the previous week that its balance sheet is in negative equity. And there’s mounting evidence that we have a nascent crack-up boom. Read More

06.10.22- Houston, We Have a Stagflation Problem: Now It’s Time for Gold!
Arkadiusz Sieron

There is only one thing that could harm gold right now…

Experts from the World Bank finally admitted that the risk of stagflation is getting bigger and more real. For gold, however, that’s pretty good news.

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06.09.22- The Real Reason Why Gold Has Stumbled
Jim Rickards

The world has changed radically in recent years. We’ve had the worst pandemic since 1918, and the third worst in world history. We’ve had a global supply chain breakdown. Inflation is the worst since the early 1980s. Europe is experiencing its worst war since the end of World War II.

That kinetic war in Ukraine is accompanied by a financial and economic war between the U.S., the U.K., the EU and Russia that involves extreme financial sanctions, including seizing the central bank reserves of the world’s 11th-largest economy. That financial war and accompanying sanctions have disrupted supply chains on top of the disruptions already present. Read More

06.08.22- Fatal Macro Warnings: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Matthew Piepenburg

As one who loves metaphor, I can’t help but notice the recent and varying range of metaphorical macro warnings.

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, for example, is now predicting a “market hurricane” ahead, which Peter Schiff has recently upgraded to a “Category 5.”

Meanwhile, the always blunt Michael Burry has compared the trajectory of our market economy and macro warnings to “watching a plane crash.” Read More

06.07.22- Forget About the Gold Standard, Let’s Talk About the Copper Standard
Dr. Ron Paul

Way back in 1982, two interesting things happened.

The first was the publication of the minority report fellow Gold Commission member Lewis Lehrman and I co-wrote as The Case for Gold. (I’m currently working with Birch Gold Group to release a new edition of this book in the near future.) Now, I understand that might not be as interesting to everyone as it was to sound-money advocates like myself. Read More

06.06.22- This Comprehensive Research on the Gold/Silver Ratio Gives Us a Big Fat Hint About What’s Ahead
Jeff Clark

I know silver investors are discouraged. The price action doesn’t reflect what we think it should, particularly when inflation’s been spiking.

There are valid reasons for the lag in price—a soaring US dollar, a perceived drop in industrial demand from recession or stagflation fears, a crashing stock market forcing investors to liquidate other holdings—but those don’t make us feel any better. Read More

06.04.22- When Thoughts Turn To Gold
Lawrence W. Reed

Architect of a school of economic thought regarded by many as just a notch above quackery, John Maynard Keynes of Britain once called the gold standard a “barbarous relic.” An honest and time-honored medium of exchange such as gold (or paper money redeemable in gold) stood in the way of Keynes’ snooty preference for lots of government spending and easy money. Read More

06.03.22- Are we headed for 'slavery'? Gold is insurance against 'total control'
Bob Moriarty

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Is Gold Hobson's Choice?
Egon von Greyerz

Thomas Hobson was the owner of a livery stable in Cambridge in the 16th century. When travellers came to change their horse, they had to take the horse standing nearest the door, or they would not get a horse. Although there were 40 horses in the stable, the traveller did not have a choice. So Hobson’s Choice means the choice of one.

This article will discuss if investors in coming years really have more than the Hobson’s choice of one. Read More

06.01.22- If History Repeats Itself, THIS Will Be the New #1 Asset
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: A history lesson about inflation, silver short and long-term forecasts, and gold isn’t budging from its role as a portfolio stabilizer.

Gold Was the Number One Asset of the 1970s

For as much as we struggle to compare present day to any point in U.S. history, the 1970s to early 1980s are an almost eerily accurate parallel. People on the street didn’t have a smartphone in their hands, and mail took a bit longer to arrive. But the economic conditions are here. Read More

 

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