11.27.20- Another COMEX Price Smash
Craig Hemke

It appears that there is no longer any reason at all to own gold in any form. Didn't you hear that there's now a Covid vaccine and that the Biden/Yellen combo will solve all future debt and deficit issues? So, sell it all and buy stocks and Bitcoin. At least, that's what The Banks hope you do.

What a truly exasperating past few weeks this has been. Of course, I know that price actually peaked at $2080 over 100 days ago, but it's the past 16 days that have been the most excruciating. And now we are getting absolutely smoked this week on no new news and in spite of option expiration. What we now have is an utter liquidation of December positions—driving at times up to $5 of backwardation versus the spot price—all in the name of Covid Cures and an alleged removal of concern over a contested election. All of which is laughable, but none of that laughter can keep price above the 200-day moving average. Read More

11.26.20- Final Days of Sub $2000 oz
Gold Bullion Are Here

James Henry Anderson

As when gold blew through its $200 oz resistance in the middle of 1978, once gold blows by $2,000 oz again, it won't ever return.

The fiat Federal Reserve note pile explosion in 2020 alone, pretty much guarantees that we are headed into a manic gold mania later this decade. 

US financial history has precedent for this exponentially higher gold silver price forecast targets based on outstanding M0123 piles. Read More

11.25.20- Biden, the Silver Bull
Peter Krauth

Biden could become silver's best friend.

It may seem like an unlikely match.

But there are some big reasons why Biden could become silver's best friend.

The main force behind this thesis is that we can expect stimulus. A lot of stimulus. Read More

11.24.20- A Vaccine is Coming, Sell Your Gold and Silver!
Jeff Clark

A vaccine for Covid-19 is on the way, so gold investors should probably pack it in, right? After all, a valid and distributable vaccine will likely create euphoria, and push the stock market up and gold down. The economy will recover, maybe even roar, and with it fear of the pandemic will disappear and leave little need to own gold and silver.

At least that’s the consensus view among many mainstream outlets. We know this because the kneejerk reaction to Pfizer’s vaccine announcement on November 9 caused the Dow to soar 3% and gold to fall 4%, with silver crashing 6.2%. Read More

11.23.20- Gold Remains Best Pandemic Insurance
Peter Krauth

Bailouts and stimulus are not the best solution to the COVID pandemic.

What is?

Possibly insurance.

I know it’s far from perfect, but I think it could still be the best overall option.

On some level, it’s surprising that the role of insurance has gotten so little attention in this crisis. Read More

11.21.20- How Does Gold Perform In 2021's

Mike Maloney

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11.20.20- Gold prices aim to snap 3-session skid, but set for 2nd weekly slide in a row
Mark DeCambre

Gold futures on Friday were headed for the first gain in four sessions but were on track for a second straight weekly decline as momentum in bullion buying has ebbed considerably despite an environment of rising cases of COVID-19 and tightening social restrictions. 

Gold bulls say that fresh prospects for coronavirus relief may be offering some renewed support for buying precious metals.  Read More

11.19.20- A Fantasy From Tomorrowland
Gary Christenson

News From Future October 2024:

The Federal Reserve sold another $200 billion in perpetual bonds this week. These “Perps,” as the media refers to them, have no expiration date and pay interest forever, or until recalled.

Proceeds from the “Perps” sale will fund Fed-coins that are downloaded to digital wallets on government issued UBI-phones. Over 96% of adults have received UBI-phones that are loaded monthly with Fed-coin currency. The phones also track locations, movements, and spending. A second benefit is they enable contact-tracing for the COVID-19, 21, and 23 pandemics. Read More

11.18.20- Gold Manipulation And Gold Salvation
Egon von Greyerz

I have never seen a clearer picture for preserving and enhancing wealth than today. More on that at the end of this article.

There are no real markets. Financial markets are a casino with wild players buying and selling paper assets as if they were chips. We just saw clear evidence of that in gold a week ago. The gold price went up $100 from $1,860 to $1,960 in 5 days and then crashed $100 in 5 hours.The alleged triggers were a Covid vaccine and a Biden victory. Read More

11.17.20- 75% Of All Silver Bullion Thought To Exist Is Locked-Up In ETFs & COMEX
Ted Butler

I’m already on record as declaring 2020 as the most significant year ever for silver. Considering all that has transpired this year throughout the country and the world that may not be saying much. After all, you would have to have lived on a different planet to argue otherwise. So let me get a lot more specific and lay out the most important statistics that make this year so significant for silver. As always, I’ll rely on both hard and widely-accepted data, and will round off the numbers to make it easier to follow. I will not attempt to introduce any insider information (mainly because I’m not privy to any such information). Read More

11.16.20- The Bogus Case Against Gold
Jim Rickards

Gold is in the early stages of its third great bull run that will take it to record heights.

The first two great bull markets were 1971-1980 (gold up 2,200%) and 1999-2011 (gold up 760%). After peaking in 2011, gold fell sharply from that peak to below $1,100 per ounce by 2015.

Now the third great bull market is underway. It began on December 16, 2015, when gold bottomed at $1,050 per ounce at the end of the 2011-2015 bear market. Since then, gold is up significantly, but it’s small change compared to 2,200% and 760% gains in the last two bull markets. Read More

11.14.20- Gold And Silver Under
The Biden Government

Dave Kranzler

Despite the pervasive and omnipresent manipulation of the gold price implemented in the paper derivatives gold market – which in no way reflects the true supply/demand characteristics of the underlying market for physical gold and silver – gold has been the best performing asset over the last 20 years. Silver has been the third best performing asset. Sandwiched in between is U.S. REITs. Read More

11.13.20- The Monetary Logic for Gold and Silver
Alasdair Macleod

This week saw the news that a vaccine had been found to combat the coronavirus. At least it offers the prospect of humanity ridding itself of the virus in due course, but it will not be enough to rescue the global economy from its deeper problems. Monetary inflation is therefore far from running its course.

The reaction in financial markets to the vaccine news was contradictory: equity markets rallied strongly ignoring rapidly deteriorating fundamentals, and gold slumped on a minor recovery in the dollar’s trade weighted index. Rather than blindly accepting the reasons for outcomes put forward by the financial press we must accept that during these inflationary times that markets are not functioning efficiently. Read More

11.12.20- Could The Dollar Price Of Gold
Go To Infinity?

Peter Schiff

This summer, Peter Schiff and Jim Rickards discussed the possibility of $15,000 gold. In a recent interview. economist Rafi Farber took this line of thinking to the next level, arguing the dollar price of gold could eventually hit infinity – meaning simply that the value of the dollar will go to zero.

During the interview featuring Schiff and Rickards, Peter said the world is ultimately going to sever its relationship with the dollar. It will go off the dollar standard and back on the gold standard. Read More

11.11.20- Post-Election and Pre-Vaccine
Craig Hemke

Warning: Here comes another one of those "keep your eyes upon The Big Picture" articles. Day traders and others inclined to be impatient should probably just skip it. On second thought, day traders and the impatient are probably those most in need of reading it.

There has been a lot of news over the past week. Some of it interpreted as good for the precious metals, and some of it—incorrectly—has been interpreted as a sell signal. So today, rather than focus upon the short-term direction of price, let's instead focus upon that aforementioned Big Picture.

When we do, what do we see?  Read More

11.10.20- The Forces to Propel Gold in 2021
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold could have an even better year ahead, a Biden victory could bankrupt gold stocks, and gold poised to do well regardless of election outcome.

On the back of a more than 20% gain and having posted a new all-time high, it might seem difficult to imagine gold performing even better in 2021. Yet Forbes contributor Jeff Opdyke sees plenty of reasons why, as the case for another outperforming year for the metal appears made. As Opdyke notes, gold could still capture attention with a sudden surge over the next few months if the elections in the U.S. don’t go smoothly, as some are worrying. Read More

11.09.20- The DOJ/CFTC/JPMorgan Settlement
Ted Butler

As widely telegraphed over the past week, the US Justice Department and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (along with the SEC) have settled the precious metals spoofing/manipulation case which first came into view in November 2018 with the announcement of a guilty plea by a former JPMorgan trader. The total fine of $920 million was the largest in CFTC history and the settlement included a Deferred Criminal Prosecution Agreement, the third (by my count) such agreement involving precious metals manipulation (BankAmerica and Scotiabank had previously entered into DPA’s involving precious metals manipulation). Read More

11.07.20- “Gold is Money, Everything Else Is Credit” – J.P. Morgan
Claudio Grass

Interview with Rafi Farber – Part I of II

By now it is probably obvious, even to the most naive of mainstream narrative followers, that we are well past the point of no return on many fronts. Politics, on a national and global level, are never getting back to “normal”, the economy is already knee-deep in a severe recession, while social frictions and public discontent with governments, institutions and all kinds of rulers and central planners is on a sharp and dangerous trajectory. Read More

11.06.20- On Election Rhetoric And Reality: Candidates Never Tell The Truth, Gold Does
Egon von Greyerz

The US election has finally taken place. During the campaign, both candidates have totally avoided the critical issue that will bring the US down in the next four years. The election campaign has been ugly but totally avoided the monumental problem facing the American people.

Clearly neither of them wanted to tell the voters that he will take over the running of a totally bankrupt country that is likely to collapse economically, financially and morally in the next four years.

At the end of this article I have set out what would have been the winning election manifesto. Read More

11.05.20- Where Will Gold Go After The Elections?
Przemyslaw Radomski

Regardless of the tumultuous year that we’ve had so far, Election Day remains the most significant event of the year and what every precious metal trader was waiting for. Given the election’s controversial nature, and all the other risks and uncertainties associated with it, I can definitely say that everyone in the precious metals market is querulous, waiting for the results and what’s going to happen afterwards. Read More

11.04.20- If Comex Falls,
Bullion Banking Does Too

Chris Powell

The Comex lately has been unable to deliver enough silver to meet market demand…

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

International monetary metals consultant Corey Keller, interviewed today by Bullion Star’s Ronan Manly, suggests that the New York Commodities Exchange is the vulnerable spot of the bullion bank business. Read More

11.03.20- Here’s Who Wins the November Election
Jeff Clark

Cantankerous, divisive, even violent—choose your adjective, but the upcoming US election is on a level we haven’t seen in a long time. Even on my own street there are strong feelings on both sides, and a third side that is simply trying to stay out of the line of fire.

Who wins? Well, believe it or not, I already know the answer to that…

Three Basic Outcomes

There are a lot of ways this election could go, but let’s look at the three most likely outcomes, and the impact each might have on citizens and the markets. Read More

11.02.20- 2020 Is 82% Finished
Craig Hemke

The Banks will fight every uptick in the final days in order to keep gold from finishing the quarter and the year with a price that begins with a “2”…

That the year is five-sixths complete is reason alone to celebrate. Even if you don’t usually party on New Year’s Eve, I bet you will this year! Read More

10.31.20- The Golden Solution
to America’s Debt Crisis

Jim Rickards

Right now, the United States is officially $27 trillion in debt. Nearly $7 trillion was added since President Trump took office.

This year’s budget deficit is projected at $3.3 trillion, over three times last year’s estimate. The coronavirus is responsible, and the number should be an outlier. But annual deficits will be at the trillion dollar level for the foreseeable future.

Basically, the United States is going broke. Read More

10.30.20- Liftoff and Collapse
Egon von Greyerz

Get ready for the biggest collapse in the history of mankind. It will be devastating and reach all parts of society, economic, financial, political & social.

But wait, it won’t happen just yet. Because before that the world will experience a LIFTOFF in markets of gigantic proportions. This will be the grand finale of this financial era. It will involve inflationary liquidity injections of proportions never seen before in history and lead to a massive explosion in many asset markets. Read More

10.29.20- Gold Will Be the Real Election Winner
Bob Moriarty

The Republican and Democratic candidates for president may be the most flawed in U.S. history. And yet one of these two men—God help us—will be sworn in this January.

If you’re like me, you’re not betting on either one. Government spending is already out of control. Replacing Trump, the self-proclaimed “King of Debt,” with Biden, a 47-year career politician, is unlikely to improve matters.

Whoever wins, we lose. Read More

10.28.20- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: The Politics of Cultural Despair
Chris Hedges

Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — The physical and moral decay of the United States and the malaise it has spawned have predictable results. We have seen in varying forms the consequences of social and political collapse during the twilight of the Greek and Roman empires, the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires, Tsarist Russia, Weimar Germany and the former Yugoslavia. Voices from the past, Aristotle, Cicero, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joseph Roth and Milovan Djilas, warned us. But blinded by self-delusion and hubris, as if we are somehow exempt from human experience and human nature, we refuse to listen. Read More

10.27.20- Something Bad Is About To Happen
Avi Gilburt

Many people believe that black swan events are unforeseeable. Well, I would agree that the “event” itself may be unforeseeable, but the market declines that accompany them are not unforeseeable.

As an example, whereas many may have viewed the unforeseeable Coronavirus as being the black swan that caused the “surprise” market decline we experienced in March of 2020, the decline in March of 2020 was quite foreseeable well before it happened. Read More

10.26.20- Silver Could Explode Within Weeks
Jim Rickards

Do you have a flashlight, spare batteries and some duct tape stashed away for home emergencies like power outages or hurricanes? Of course you do. How about 100 ounces of silver coins? If not, you should.

In an extreme social or infrastructure breakdown — where banks, ATMs and store scanners are offline — silver coins might be the only way to buy groceries for your family. This is one of many reasons why sales of silver coins and bullion are set to skyrocket. Read More

10.24.20- Gold And Crypto: Is This How Charts Look Before A Monetary Collapse?
Hubert Moolman

It is the the massive debt. It cannot be serviced. It will collapse the whole system.

The gold, silver and cryptocurrencies charts are showing signs of going parabolic. The US dollar is close to confirming a massive breakdown.

Gold, silver and cryptocurrencies all provide “crisis value” by simply being an acceptable debt-based-fiat alternative. It is only later in this crisis that we will see a divergence between cryptocurrency and precious metals. Read More

10.23.20- "Money Is Gold, And Nothing Else!"
James Rickards

This is not the first time I’ve relayed this information. But these days I believe it’s more important than ever to remind readers of its significance, especially in light of the unprecedented credit creation the Fed’s been conducting since March.

Following the Panic of 1907, John Pierpont Morgan was called to testify before Congress in 1912 on the subject of Wall Street manipulations and what was then called the “money trust” or banking monopoly of J. P. Morgan & Co. Read More

10.22.20- If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
Craig Hemke

Suddenly it seems that nearly all of The Banks and Bullion Banks are raising price forecasts and rallying around the precious metals. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

That's the question, of course. Banks like Goldman Sachs have earned a reputation for leading their clients into taking the opposite side of whichever trade the firm prefers. If you've forgotten the origin of this story, here's a link from 2012: Read More

10.21.20- New Gold Standard: Orderly or Chaotic?
Jim Rickards

Before 1914, the global monetary system was based on the classical gold standard. But over the past century, monetary systems change about every 30 to 40 years on average.

Sure enough, 31 years after the end of the classical gold standard, in 1945, a new monetary system emerged at Bretton Woods. The dollar was officially designated the world’s leading reserve currency — a position that it still holds today. Read More

10.10.20- How To Ride This Precious Metals Bull Market To The Top
Don Durrett

Intended Audience

This article is for investors who already own a gold/silver mining stock and are considering adding more. Or perhaps a savvy investor who is comfortable with risk tolerance and has a general understanding of the gold/silver mining sector.

Gold/Silver Bull Market

We are currently in a gold and silver bull market. The gold bull market began in July 2019 (see chart below). We reached an ATH (all-time high) of $2079 on August 3rd, 2020, and have been consolidating for about a month now. The next move could go either way in the near term, but if the bull market remains, then we should go much higher. Read More

19.19.20- Maldistribution of Wealth & Silver - Investment of the Decade
Egon von Greyerz

The Founding Father and President Thomas Jefferson understood the extreme danger in handing over the issuance of the money to the bankers:

“The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills, or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.” – Thomas Jefferson. (1743-1826). Read More

10.17.20- Gold Will Go on to Rise – No Matter Who’s President
Andrey Dashkov

We’re just weeks away from the U.S. election.

And no matter your political views, the outcome is sure to cause volatility in the markets.

We’re already seeing a spike in the CBOE Volatility Index (or VIX), Wall Street’s “fear gauge.” Since the beginning of the year, VIX is up 91%.

But you shouldn’t get caught up in the noise. Read More

10.16.20- Goldman Sachs:
Dump Dollars, Buy Silver

Peter Schiff

Sell dollars and buy silverThat’s Goldman Sachs’ recommendation.

I have been warning about a dollar collapse and now the mainstream is even getting bearish on the dollar. Read More

10.14.20- Silver: Like Gold, Only On Steroids
Peter Krauth

Silver DRAMATICALLY outpaces other assets, this year included, and including gold…

We’re still in the early innings of a precious metals bull market.

And if you’re wondering whether you need to own some silver, my answer is categorically yes.

It’s only a matter of degree. Read More

10.13.20- Precious Metals to Rally Hard After Election, Even More So if Joe Biden Wins
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: The gold market is about to see a new wave of investors, the factors that could cement gold’s gains further down the line, and what a Biden presidential win would mean for gold.

Despite massive gains last month, many investors are still waiting to jump on board with gold Read More

10.12.20- The Good News Keeps Coming
For Gold Bulls

Arkadiusz Sieron

They say that time travels are impossible. But we just went back to the 1960s! At least in the field of monetary policy. And all because of a new Fed’s framework. So, please fasten your seat belts and come with me into the past and present of monetary policy – to determine the future of gold!

At the end of August 2020, the Fed has modified its Statement on Longer-Run Goals and Monetary Policy Strategy – for the first time since its creation in 2012. As a reminder, the Fed will now target not merely a 2 percent rate of inflation, but an average inflation rate of 2 percent, which allows overshooting after the periods of undershooting. So, the Fed will try to compensate for periods of low inflation with periods of high inflation. Hence, on average , we will see a more accessible monetary policy and higher inflation - Good news for the gold bulls. Read More

10.10.20- Is Gold Cheap At $2000 An Ounce?
Shanmuganathan Nagasundaram

As I will explain, what lies ahead is a disorderly change in the world’s monetary system and one that will eventually bring back gold as the lynchpin around which world commerce functions. For more than 100 years, gold was viewed as a barbaric relic—but we will see gold rise like a phoenix from the ashes of the US dollar and other fiat currencies.

Many commentators have pointed out the similarities between what is happening today and what occurred during the stagflationary seventies (1971–1981) and the Great Depression of the thirties (1929–1946). But what we will experience is a combination of the two. Read More

10.09.20- Buy Gold And Silver Coins Instead Of Lottery Tickets And Turn The Tables
On The Bankers

Bill Sardi

A Synopsis Of “Financialization And The Road To Zero”

I recently learned more about something that happened 149 years ago and it has everything to do with what our country is facing today.

For 149 years Americans have been living within a great hypothecation, that is, a collateralization.  The entire United States was offered up as an asset to pay off debts incurred after the Civil War in case the US was not able to pay back its lenders.  The U.S. citizenry has not “owned” its own country since then. Read More

10.08.20- Gold Stocks Are Cheap, But Not for Long
Peter Krauth

Gold stocks are churning out some serious profits that are likely to just keep getting better…

It’s not too late for you to buy gold and gold stocks on the cheap.

If you haven’t already, you may want to seriously consider it.

That move might set you up for a run over the next few years that could turn into your single best investment…ever. Read More

10.07.20- Egon von Greyerz - Insoluble Debt, Hyperinflation & $600 Silver
Greg Hunter

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10.06.20- Long Term Cycles Suggest a Pending Stock Reversion, Explosion Higher in Gold
Chris Vermeulen

My research team and I have been pouring over the long-term data related to the current global markets and central bank efforts to support the global economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic… and we have some keen insights I would like to share with you.  This research article highlights historical chart phases and trends and shows you how important it is to pay attention to cycles and Super-Cycle events as they continue to trend.  Read More

10.05.20- Mainstream Investors About To Pile Into Gold
John Rubino

Money managers who don’t recommend gold to their clients are becoming the exception rather than the rule. This week saw a couple more big-name banks join the pro-gold parade:

UBS advises investors to put money in gold as hedge against economic uncertainty

(RT) – The recent weakness of gold represents a “great entry point for investors” ahead of risk events such as the US election, said UBS Global Wealth Management. Read More

10.03.20- Gold Is Still the Best Disaster Insurance You Can Buy
David Forest

Emma’s Note: Emma Walsh here, managing editor of the Diary.

Regular readers know that Bill is a longtime goldbug. He and Dan Denning, his colleague over at The Bonner-Denning Letter, recommend allocating a sizable portion of your portfolio to the yellow metal.

And this year has seen plenty of action in the gold market. Following a 12% drop in the gold price in just nine days in March, gold went on to break its previous all-time high in August. It’s now 32% above its pre-crash level. Read More

10.02.20- It’s getting harder for big investors
to ignore gold

John Stepek

The world’s biggest hedge fund group has come out in favour of gold. John Stepek explains why you should own gold too, and what would happen to the price should it become a mainstream asset.

We like gold here at MoneyWeek. Not just during the bull runs (though we do prefer them) – we’ve always seen gold as a useful diversifier for your portfolio. It’s unusual in being an asset that goes up, or at least holds its value when bad things happen, and most other assets go down.Read More

10.01.20- Finally. Proof that precious metals prices have been manipulated…
Simon Black

Some time in the mid 3rd century BC, King Hieron of the ancient Greek city-state of Syracuse (in modern day Sicily) ordered a local goldsmith to forge a new, beautiful, golden crown.

But when Hieron was presented with the crown, it didn’t feel quite right.

The King suspected that the smith had put some of the gold in his pocket, and instead fashioned most of the crown out of lesser metals. But this was just a suspicion. He needed proof. Read More

09.30.20- Bullion Bank Criminal Corruption
Craig Hemke

The news of convictions and settlements is now coming so fast that it can be hard to keep up. So today, let's try to list them all for you.

What you first need to know is that Bullion Bank price manipulation in the precious metals has been going on for decades. And don't think for a second that a few fines and convictions will suddenly bring all of this to an end. There's too much easy money involved for a Banker to simply walk away. Read More

09.29.20- Why Energy Will Drive Precious Metals Prices To New Highs
Steve St Angelo

Higher prices aren’t the only reason market watchers should pay attention to gold and silver…

Prices for gold and silver have seen major increases this year, and interest in these precious metals is rising in tandem as both new and experienced investors rush to the space. Read More

09.28.20- A Tale of Two Revolutions
Hugo Salinas Price

In March, 1861, the kind-hearted Czar of Russia, Alexander II, issued a proclamation which liberated the serfs of Russia. Up to that time, the serfs had not been allowed to leave the huge agricultural tracts of land owned by the aristocracy of Russia. The serfs were attached by law, to the place where they were born.

As an unintended consequence of Czar Alexander's generosity, his action prompted millions of ex-serfs to leave the isolation of the Russian vastness and move to the cities, where they became a rootless proletariat. Read More

09.26.20- Dark Years & Forth Turning
Egon von Greyerz

In an ephemeral world, few things survive. I am not talking about species or human beings whose existence on earth is also transitory. Instead I am referring to social and financial systems which are now coming to an end.

In July 2009 I wrote an article called The Dark Years Are Here. It was reprinted again in September 2018.

Here is an extract from my original article: Read More

09.25.20- All Money is a Matter of Belief
Dennis Miller

Anyone remember when our money was backed by gold? Top of the dollar bill said “Silver certificate”? Today our bills say, “Federal Reserve Note”; called fiat currency. Fiat currency is government IOU’s (political promises). The value of fiat money is based on supply, demand and faith in the issuing government.

Adam Smith said, “All money is a matter of belief.” When the world loses faith, the currency becomes worthless paper.

I’m concerned about Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s recent announcement about targeting inflation: Read More

09.24.20- Here We Go Again: Precious Metals Edition
John Rubino

The game the government and the financial markets have been playing for the past few years – in which stocks tank until the Fed capitulates and agrees to cut interest rates and/or ramp up QE, after which markets soar  – is usually measured in stock price terms.

In other words, the S&P 500 drops by 18% in two weeks and that is deemed enough to force the Fed to fire up the printing press. Read More

09.23.20- Currency Creation vs. Bullion Production: The Overwhelming Reason
to Buy Gold & Silver Today

Jeff Clark

If you’re anything like me, reading about how much the Fed andother central bankers are grossly diluting their currency baffles you, angers you, and maybe even offends you. It’s maddening—and yet that’s the world we live in at this point in history.

But there is a way to protect ourselves. In fact, it is imperative in my opinion that one implement this solution. I don’t like saying I can prove it, but the evidence here is very clear. See what you think…

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09.22.20- “Panicking” Central Banks to Power Gold Higher
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Institutions will be the drivers of gold demand, Ray Dalio issues warning about the greenback, and silver believers could soon be rewarded.

Institutional demand will power gold prices as central banks panic

As Egon von Greyerz notes via ZeroHedge, uncertainty has been the theme across the board this year, and it is unlikely to dissipate any time soon. von Greyerz believes that the uncertainty is tied to the end of a cycle, and while the full timeline of the cycle isn’t entirely clear, its social and economic aspects are directly tied to the abolishment of the gold standard in 1971. Read More

09.21.20- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Masks are for Sheep
Bob Moriarty

Many years ago before I got too old and too lazy to go to gold shows, one of the  other fellows running a gold site came up to me grinning as he told me his site had just started to exceed 321gold in hits. That was his goal. He wanted more visitors than what we got. I asked him why I should give a damn. We didn’t want tons of visitors. We wanted serious investors.

That took him off guard. Well, he probably still gets more visitors than we do but we have by far the best investors. And the most knowledgeable. One of them is a world famous designer of masks. He sent me something about masks and he is an expert. Read More

09.19.20- 3 Reasons Silver Bulls Could Soon Be Handsomely Rewarded
Peter Krauth

They say patience is a virtue. Well, if anyone is virtuous these days, it has to be silver bulls.

They also say good things come to those who wait. I believe those good things will be coming…in spades.

Silver reached just shy of $50 back in April 2011. A decade later, we're still just barely above half that level.

But that's all about to change. Read More

09.18.20- What’s the Price of Gold? It Depends. 
Keith Weiner

When someone asks what the price of gold is, the answer depends on which gold market he means.

In most cases, the different gold markets are close enough that the minor differences are insignificant. TV news anchors just want to know if the price is in a major trend, up or down (up). Old Uncle Ernie could be reminiscing about the bull market of the 1970s and comparing the price back then to the price today (spoiler: it’s higher today). Read More

09.17.20- Americans Face Gut-Wrenching Retirement Decisions
Peter Reagan

For the past six months, lockdowns across the nation have forced millions of Americans out of work, or dramatically altered their income in a variety of other ways (like cutting off sources of paying customers).

Many of those unfortunate folks have had to turn to other sources of money to make ends meet, such as raiding their 401(k) or IRA accounts.

In fact, a recent survey reveals that 30% of respondents have already turned to their retirement plans. Another 19% plan on doing so, but haven't yet. Read More

09.16.20- COMEX Delivery Update
Craig Hemke

The demand for physical delivery off of the COMEX futures exchange continues at an unprecedented rate. What does this mean for 2021 and beyond?

As most precious metals investors know, physical "delivery" from the COMEX futures exchange has always been a sort of illusion designed to maintain some semblance of legitimacy for the pricing scheme utilized there. If no metal is ever delivered at the price discovered through derivative trading, then how can that price be considered acceptable?Read More

09.15.20- A Powerful Ally to the Fed Just Boosted the Prospects for Inflation
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: ECB could follow the Fed’s pro-inflation policy, precious metals in a pandemic, and legendary silver coin to be sold for more than $10 million at an auction.

Gold could move up as the ECB looks to keep the euro down

If one believes that central bank policies are a primary driver of gold prices, the yellow metal should have plenty of room to go up even as it sits above its previous all-time high. Besides the Federal Reserve’s openness to inflation, gold should be buoyed by a surge of the euro and the European Central Bank’s (ECB) efforts to contain it.Read More

09.14.20- The Next Two Months Could Be Catastrophic In American History
Bob Moriarty

In Energy & Gold’s latest conversation with 321gold founder Bob Moriarty we discuss why the coming US election could result in destabilization that could potentially be catastrophic. We also discuss the Federal Reserve and its recent commitment to creating inflation, as well as the potential for very high, or even hyper-inflation. Investors will want to own real assets that benefit from rising inflation and also help to preserve wealth during times of rising inflation. Bob also takes us through some of this favorite junior mining stocks including Banyan Gold, Novo Resources, and Eloro Resources. Without further ado here is Energy & Gold’s September 2020 conversation with Bob Moriarty… Read More

09.12.20- Gold Price Forecast: The Next Bubble Will Be In Gold
AG Thorson

Asset bubbles are a repeating theme. In 2017, bitcoin entered a bubble driving prices from $1000 to $19,000. The recent Bubble in Tesla marked a rally from $70 (post-split price) to over $500 in less than 6-months. Our work supports a bubble in gold and precious metals later this decade. This article will explore the various aspects of a bubble and how one could prepare.

Below are the three ingredients often associated with bubbles. Read More

09.11.20- Special Report: 9/11... A Time For Truth
Ethan Jacobs, J.D.

(Editor's Note: In the days leading up to the tenth anniversary of the bringing down of the twin towers in NYC, "the Bear" will feature an article each day which will, hopefully shed some light and bring some insight into the truth of 9/11. I realize that this is a "touchy" subject. I expect to receive many emails from readers whose "comfort zones" have been violated. But now, after ten years, 36% of Americans believe 9/11 was an inside job. In the same poll, only 28% of the people even knew that a third building (building seven) fell. Building seven is the "canary in the coal mine". One cannot watch the collapse of building seven without realizing, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that its collapse was a result of "controlled demolition". The fact that the planning and preparation required to "pull" a skyscraper (or three) takes several months (more if its occupied) and the odds of building seven being brought down on 9/11 without prior knowledge of the planned destruction of the twin towers is preposterous, and it's a fact that has been conveniently overlooked by the bulk of the sheeple. It's one thing to be born stupid. It's an unfortunate result of being genetically challenged. It's another thing, entirely, to be "conveniently stupid" or stupid on purpose (SOP). Being stupid on purpose is a devolutionary act. It is the antithesis of "survival of the fittest". It is an act that merits a Darwin Award and it is the result of being effectively "dumbed down" for generations. It's an affliction that, as a result of the dumbing down, is running rampant in our country today. Until the sheeple wake up, and the perps of the 9/11 attack on America are routed out, and exposed to the light of day, the future of America will remain on extremely shaky ground. Neither you nor your kids will have a happy, secure future so long as you allow madmen to run the world. - JSB) Read More

09.10.20- Cheap at $2000 an ounce
Shanmuganathan Nagasundaram

As spot gold prices zipped past $2000 an ounce on Aug 04th, it portended a historic moment that implies a lot more than a nice round number on the price of a commodity. As I will explain, what lies ahead is a disorderly change in the world’s monetary system and one that will eventually bring back gold as the lynchpin around which world commerce functions. More than a 100 years of solitude in which gold was hitherto viewed as a barbaric relic is pretty much at its end and from the ashes of the dollar and other fiat currencies, we shall witness gold rise as a Phoenix. Read More

09.09.20- Here Come the Institutional Investors—How This Shift Could Overwhelm the Gold Industry
Jeff Clark

Editor’s Note: It wasn’t just Warren Buffett’s company buying $565 million worth of Barrick Gold last quarter. That was the big headline, but institutional investors buying gold last quarter was more widespread than just Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase. And it’s just getting started. The research below shows just how much cash could flood into the gold industry.      

It blew up my phone. It was after market hours on Friday, August 14 when the news broke that Berkshire Hathaway’s 13F showed it had purchased 20.9 million shares of Barrick Gold. Read More

09.08.20- Another Big Month For The Silver Price?
Steve St Angelo

Precious metals investors are wondering if the Silver Rally will continue in September.  After the silver price reached nearly $30 in August, it has been consolidating lower over the past few weeks.  However, silver tried to surpass the $29 level but fell last week along with the broader markets.  So, the trend for silver in September may rely upon the broader markets.

I discussed this in my newest YouTube video update, Another Big Month For The Silver Price?  In the video, I explain some of the forces that will impact the silver price in September Read More

09.07.20- Gold's Season To Be Jolly...Or Folly?
Mark Mead Baillie

The seasoned Gold enthusiast is sensitive to seasonality. And by conventional wisdom, 'tis said that the run from September through November is Gold-positive. After all: Gold is thought to sop up the negativity suffered by stocks in September, mitigate the surprises of October, and benefit by holiday spending into November.

'Tis Gold's season to be jolly. Or better stated, 'twasGold's season to be jolly, that to expect same today may well be folly.

"You're not going to upset that apple cart, are you mmb?" Read More

09.05.20- Why Silver Is A Better Investment Over Gold… 8 Billion Reasons
Steve St Angelo

When the world starts to move into the precious metals to protect wealth, silver will be the better investment over gold.  Why?  I will explain in a minute.  However, the question that I receive the most from my followers and subscribers is, “What percentage of precious metals holdings should be in gold and silver?”  While I cannot provide financial advice, what I can say is this… due to the real SUPPLY & DEMAND forces in the future, silver’s value will outperform gold by a wide margin. Read More

09.04.20- Pension Funds Join the Gold Party - Things Are About to Get Interesting
Jeff Clark

Today, institutional participation – the enormous Wall St and global wealth management and investment firms and their clients from hedge funds to pension funds – in the gold market is minimal.

But with interest rates near zero globally, we’re seeing signs that this is changing rapidly.

The latest such news was first brought to our attention by our investor, Gold Bullion International, who services institutions like these: the Ohio Police and Fire Pension fund announced it will allocate 5% of its assets to gold. Read More

09.03.20- Fed Dials-Up Inflation Target: Make No Mistake…Higher Gold Prices Are Coming
Peter Krauth

Gold’s 1980 peak in today’s dollars is actually an eye-watering $18,000. Gold is much closer to inflation-adjusted ALL-TIME LOWS than all-time highs…

Make no mistake, higher gold prices are coming.

By pulling yet another arrow from its quiver, the Fed’s just helped move us closer that target.

The Fed wants inflation, so it’s going to get it. Problem is, we the people, will have to live with it. Read More

09.02.20- Investors are pouring record amounts into Wall Street’s new favorite ‘safe haven’
Rey Mashayekhi

Gold has drawn plenty of headlines this summer, as that most coveted of precious metals has been on a historic rally that saw prices break the vaunted $2,000-per-ounce barrier in early August.

But it's the less lustrous silver that's having a moment. Silver prices have climbed roughly 60% since the start of 2020 and closed at more than $28 per ounce on Monday, with the metal trading at levels not seen in more than seven years. Read More

09.01.20- Outlaw Gold Mining? Imperialists And Totalitarians Would Love That
Chris Powell

Outlawing gold mining would make imperialists and totalitarians very happy, and they already are having too much fun…

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Because of gold mining’s environmental costs, financial writer JP Koning mused the other day, outlawing it “makes a lot of sense,” at least “in theory.” Read More

08.31.20- Silver is the Better Investment: Massive Financial Bubbles Everywhere
Steve St Angelo

If silver can close above $28.50 the last day of August, it will set up a much more positive technical move for the metal to continue towards…

The market will finally realize that silver is a better investment when the world’s financial bubbles start popping everywhere.  This will cause the silver price to reach levels that will make the past $50 record seem relatively insignificant.  It’s not a matter of if, it’s only a matter of when. Read More

08.29.20- Why A Rally In Gold
Is Around The Corner


“Everything is intact for Goldman Sachs’ $2300 gold target. It’s going to be tested, then $2500 comes into the crosshairs.”

Moving past the upcoming Bank of International Settlements options expiry, the stage is set for a rally in the price of gold, explains Andrew Maguire.

Why is options expiry important?

According to Andrew Maguire, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) are aggressively weighing on gold ahead of the upcoming BIS options expiry. Read More

08.28.20- Look for Platinum to Rally
- Following Gold

Chris Vermeulen

  • Platinum may be setting up in a technical pattern that is similar to the end of 2001/early 2002.
  • Platinum could rally more than 300%, somewhere near $3,450 or higher.
  • This might push Gold above $7,500 an ounce and may push silver somewhere north of $125 per ounce.
  • Rally hinges on platinum breaking out above $1,050.50.

Platinum may be setting up in a technical pattern that is similar to the end of 2001/early 2002.  At that time, Gold had already begun to rally above $340 and Platinum had rallied to levels above $600.  Read More

08.27.20- The Silver Market Is Manipulated
Eric Englund

Idaho’s Silver Valley is a short drive from my hometown of Spokane, WA. Perhaps the regional importance of silver mining helps explain my affinity for silver. As a boy, growing up in the 1960s, I enjoyed finding silver dimes, quarters, and half-dollars when receiving change at local stores; and I kept them knowing they were valuable. Shortly after college, when a job transfer moved me to Boise, ID, in 1985, I found myself purchasing 100-ounce silver bars directly from Sunshine Mining Company. To me, it felt right to exchange fiat currency for silver; and, to this day, I view this as saving. Through the years, nonetheless, something was gnawing at me regarding the silver market. Silver’s price action seemed utterly strange; as if there was an invisible, yet officially-sanctioned, hand manipulating it to keep it suppressed. Read More

08.26.20- This Analyst Says Gold’s Pullback is Proof that Higher Prices Are to Come
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold has more room to run, why central banks have been buying gold for over a decade, and two massive gold nuggets worth $250,000 found in Australia.

Standard Chartered: Gold has more to show this year despite hitting a new all-time high Read More

08,25,20- The Silver and Gold Dam Breaketh
David Smith

Ask precious metals' holders and chart technicians what in the last 6-8 weeks stands out in their mind and they will point to the breakout of gold and silver above areas which had contained them for almost a decade.

Gold rocketed without pause to $2,070. Silver, though still well below record nominal dollar highs, sliced through $26, which was supposed to be a lid on prices until next year.

A litany of "price pullers" we've long discussed in our essays – government deficit spending, lagging metals' production vs. exploding demand, and an almost complete absence of big discoveries have all played a part. Read More

08.24.20- Gold Debate:
Is A New Gold Standard Coming?

Steve Forbes

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08.22.20- Why Martians Are Wrong About Gold
Brian Maher

A martian — Warren Buffett once razzed — would marvel that earthlings dig gold from the ground… only to rebury it in vaults.

That is, the business is idiotic… pointless… and wasteful.

At first blush, our space man is justly puzzled. Why would humans shovel up hunks of metal — only to lock them away, idle?

Yet the martian — and the Nebraskan — jump past a fundamental truth of human nature. Read More

08.21.20- The Covid-19 Scare And Gold: A Bargain At These Prices To Protect Against The Destruction Of The Currencies And The Financial System
Egon von Greyerz

Gold between $1,900 and $2,000 is still an absolute bargain. Price is likely to move up by multiples from here…

Is Covid the most perfect distraction that could have hit the world? The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for the European and American economies. We know that there were major problems in the financial system back in August-September 2019 when both the ECB and the Fed declared that they would do what it takes. And since then we have seen massive injections of liquidity in the form of QE and Repos. Read More

08.20.20- $10,000 Gold - Or A Triple Top?
Kelsey Williams

Predictions for gold's price are based on seemingly sound fundamentals and logic; but the fundamentals are incorrect and presented in unrealistic context. Here are some things to keep in mind when you see any predictions for the price of gold.


Gold, itself, is not an investment. Gold is real money and the original measure of value for everything else. Read More

08.18.20- Gold, Silver And Mining Stocks Smell The Demise Of The Dollar
Dave Kranzler

The news that Warren Buffet took a stake in Barrick Gold stimulated animal spirits in the precious sector on Monday. To be sure, this was a factor in the move on Monday. However the precious metals are starting to price in the next round of money printing by the Fed and the coming avalanche of new Treasury bonds, both of which will be considerable in quantity and serve to further devalue the U.S. dollar. On that note, the US dollar index tumbled below 93 on Monday. In addition, per the TIC report which shows the flow of international capital into and out of U.S. securities, foreign entities led by China dumped $20.6 billion worth of Treasury securities in June. Read More

08.18.20- Silver Price Rockets To Multi-Year Highs, Targets $169
Jason Hamlin

“…these estimates may prove too conservative. Silver is…

After nearly 7 years of consolidation and mostly sideways trading, the silver price is finally experiencing a powerful breakout. It did not take long after breaking above the psychologically-important $20 level for silver to climb another nearly 50% toward $30 per ounce. Read More

08.17.20- Gold’s Pullback May Be Expected “Breather” Before Next Push Higher
Birch Gold Group

In the past few days, the price of gold has had a setback, dropping fromits fresh all-time highs to back below $2,000.

After a meteoric rise over the past few months, this pullback was not only expected, but may be the beginning of an opportunity to “buy the dip.”

In fact, this pullback could represent the last time you see gold below $2,000. Read More

08.15.20- Did Buffett Just Bet Against The US? Berkshire Buys Barrick Gold, Dumps Goldman
Tyler Durden

This is going to get awkward.

Berkshire Hathaway's latest 13F just dropped and contained inside is a signal that none other than the Oracle Of Omaha appears to now be quietly betting against The United States.

Why? Because for years - in fact for as long we can remember - Warren Buffet has denigrated gold:

In a speech delivered at Harvard in 1998, Buffett said: Read More

08.14.20- This Is NOT 2011!
Bill Holter

We received many e-mails and phone calls yesterday re the gold and silver trashing. First, this is not 2011 in any way shape or form. Back then, we were at the end of at least 2 1/2 years of very strong action coming off the 2008 GFC lows (or 10 years off the 2001 lows). Today we are less than 6 months off the lows. While physical demand was good in 2011, physical demand today is off the charts and stronger than ANY time in memory. In fact, Miles Franklin saw almost zero sells yesterday as the already very busy phone lines exploded with new buy orders! Read More

08.13.20- Silver Purchasing Power or Perverse Incentives?
Keith Weiner

On Monday, the price of silver continued its epic skyrocket. We say this without hyperbole, this kind of price action does not happen every day. Or every year. It occurs perhaps once a decade. And the same can be said for Monetary Metals writing so many articles about silver in the span of a week!

So we wrote yet another article, showing that the fundamentals are keeping up, even though the price was rising (the hallmark of the last decade has been that rising abundance occurs with rising price—price brings more metal out of private hoards). Read More

08.12.20- Junior Gold Miners Are Going Vertical
David Forest

If you think mainstream investing today is safe, you’re kiddingyourself.

We’re all speculators now. The difference is that some of us know it.

If you have the courage, in this short essay, I’ll show you how to play to win.

Last week, gold hit a new all-time high of $2,070 an ounce.

This explosive move higher caught a lot of folks in the mainstream media off guard. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise to longtime Dispatch readers.  Read More

08.11.20- Gold To Surpass $3,000: VanEck
Simon Constable

If you think the recent price of gold is high, you ain't seen nothing yet, according to a veteran precious metals investor.

The price could easily rally by 70% to $3,400 a troy ounce compared to recent prices of $1,994.

Gold tends to perform well during times of economic uncertainty including when inflation jumps and when there is deflation, or a general fall in the price level of goods or services. Read More

08.10.20- Don’t Forget the Silver Users
Ted Butler

Today, I would like to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit an issue that dominated the endless and often heated daily conversations I had with my dearly departed old friend, Israel Friedman. In the early days (circa the mid-1980’s), Izzy’s interest in my allegations of a short selling scam on the COMEX went to the motivations behind the price suppression and not so much the mechanics of the manipulation. He did issue me the challenge to come up with the explanation for why silver was so cheap in the face of a documented physical shortfall between supply and demand and it did take me a year to come up with the answer – but for some reason, Izzy didn’t latch onto it immediately. Read More

08.08.20- The Dawn of Gold
Marin Katusa

Many believe July 2020 was one for the gold history books, but it wasn’t even a top 10 move in gains for gold historically.

In fact, last month’s big move in gold to all-time U.S. Dollarhighs was the 23rd best spot monthly return.

Let that sink in.

A new all-time high was hit, and yet the “big” monthly move that’s drawn a generation of new investors and captured the imagination of a whole new set of investors… isn’t even a top 20 monthly gain percentage wise for gold historically. Read More

08.07.20- The Nightmare Scenario For The World
Egon von Greyerz

“Gold has no role in portfolio of wealthy clients” said the chief investment officer of Goldman Sachs’ private wealth management in the week that gold in US dollars went up by over $100 and made a new high of $1,984. 

Many found this statement puzzling as another Goldman department previously has told clients not to sell anything gold.

The CIO went on to say: “Our view is that gold is only appropriate if you have a very strong view that the US dollar is going to be rebased. We don’t have that view.” Read More

08.06.20- The Dollar’s Ongoing Fall From Grace Will Soon Catapult Precious Metals to Even Greater Heights
Brandon Smith

I have been telling readers to put savings into gold and silver for well over 14 years now, and in that time, precious metals have had spectacular rallies as well as intense corrections. Weak hands have been selling and strong hands have been buying and holding for some time now. We have done this with the expectation of something far more than just a parabolic event; some of us have been predicting an economic crisis the likes of which have not been seen in almost a century. Read More

08.05.20- WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANYTHING YET: The Coming Tiny Silver Market Explosion
Steve St Angelo

Even though the silver price has surged over the past two months, we haven’t seen anything yet.  Step aside, Tesla.  Watch what happens when investors begin to understand the true meaning of “STORE OF VALUE.”  I can assure you; Tesla is not a store of value but rather a perfect example of the 2000 TECH-BUBBLE 2.0.

Unfortunately, the glitz, glamor, and allure of Technology will only last as long as the world is capable of supplying lots of cheap and available oil.  Technology doesn’t really solve problems; it just consumes one hell of a lot more energy with the illusion of a FIX.  Tesla isn’t solving our problem with fossil fuel addiction. Read More

08.04.20- Gold Price Taps $2000
Mark Mead Baillie

On the off chance that you missed yesterday's (Friday's) Prescient Commentary, here is its opening sentence: "Front month (Dec) Gold has topped 2000 for the 1st time ever, price at present 1993", Gold settling out the week at 1994, but not before having made another All-Time High at 2005.

Gold's having tapped Two Thousand is price's most major milestone in history. 'Tis as well a major milestone for The Gold Update. Recall this brief commitment from our 200th Edition as penned a-way back on 14 September 2013: Read More

08.03.20- GOLD: The Absolutely Essential Investment In A Warped System With Fake Money, False Markets
Egon von Greyerz

The combination of massive printing of fake money, credit expansion to unsound debtors and bad debts will be the death knell for the system...

The global financial system has for half a century undergone an act of contortion that few believed was possible. This has led to a warped system with fake money and false markets. Read More

08.01.20- Gold Prices See Best Month In 8 Years
Alasdair Macleod

Gold prices edged higher on Friday as the worsening covid-19 pandemic continues to stifle the global economy.

Spot gold rose 11% for the month of July, heading for its biggest monthly gain in over eight years, driven by a declining US dollar and real yields. By 11:15 a.m. EDT, the spot price was up 1.0% to $1,974.40 per ounce, near an all-time high. Read Mor

07.31.20- “Dollar Debasement” Driving Gold’s Record Rise, Says Goldman Sachs
Peter Reagan

For decades, the U.S. dollar has enjoyed unparalleled hegemony as the global reserve currency. But today, it appears that a bit of reality is setting in.

Back in 2002, the U.S. dollar index (DXY) peaked at 118.85, before crashing over the next 6 years to 72.23 in 2008. It struggled to regain any semblance of its former dominance until March of 2015. Read More

08.30.20- Is This “Peak Gold”?
Bill Bonner

Here’s a Bloomberg headline from yesterday:

As Gold Smashes Records, Forecasters Ask Whether Peak Is Near

You have to wonder: Who are these forecasters? Where have they been? Do they have any idea what is going on?

Gold has its nose in the air. Like a deer in a dry forest, it smells the smoke. It knows it’s time to get out of town. Read More

07.29.20- Gold Price Forecast:
$6,000 Gold on the Horizon

Jason Hamlin

The gold price just rocketed through $1,900, marking the highest level since the record high peak in late 2011. This move should not come as a surprise to anyone paying attention to the current financial landscape. The FED has injected an unprecedented amount of new money/debt into the economy since March in efforts to avoid a collapse from the impact of the Covid-19 virus and subsequent restrictions of business activity globally. Over $6 trillion in stimulus so far is double the entire amount injected during the financial crisis of 2008/09. And they are just getting started. Read More

07.28.20- Forget $1,911 – Gold Soars Towards $2,000 (And Silver Climbs Even Faster)
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Calls for even higher gold prices are growing louder, the levels that gold could capture next, and silver prices hit seven-year high as gold moves up.

Forget $1,911, as $2,000 seems to be the next target for gold

Analysts who were hesitant to commit to an overly bullish forecast for gold a week or two ago might have been taken aback as gold has smashed through its prior record, set in 2011. Read More

07.27.20- Big Change in Silver: New Bull Market
Steve St Angelo

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07.25.20- Gold Versus The Financial System's "Hubristic Swindle"
Egon von Greyerz

Zeus punished the hubristic King Sisyphus to roll a huge boulder up a very steep hill in Hades. Before Sisyphus reached the top, the stone rolled down and he had to start all over again.

Hubris is a serious sin that seldom goes unpunished. The arrogance and uber-confidence which TPTB (the powers that be) have displayed in leading the world to ruin will clearly be severely punished. But sadly the punishment will affect the whole world and not just the Elite that caused it. Read More

07.24.20- The Nature of Money
and our Monetary System

Johnny Silver Bear

As the editor of the Silver Bear Cafe, I try to focus on the ramifications of world events. I try to understand how what's going on now will affect your pocketbook next week, next month, next year. It is my sole intent to help you consider the possibilities which will, in turn, help you prepare for your financial future.

One of the most important aspects of your financial survival concerns your understanding of the nature of money. If you believe that precious metals do not constitute "money", you may have been misled. If you have been misled, who misled you? Why? And "What's wrong with this picture"? Read More

07.23.20- About That Silver Price Spike…Was It The Buying Of Physical Metal
That Drove Up The Price?

Keith Weiner

This is a rare sighting. Perhaps not as rare as Sasquatch or Nessie. But rare nonetheless…

The price of silver has just spiked up about $2.00—that’s about 10%.

All the usual suspects have been calling for silver to skyrocket. With some amusement, we have been watching ads from a guy known for savvy junior mining stock investments, who has been calling for gold to go up for a while. And recently, silver. Read More

07.22.20- No Surprise: SILVER Is One Of THE BEST PERFORMING Assets In World
Simon Black

Unsurprisingly, silver is now one of the best performing assets in the world

Sovereign Man is a little over 11 years old.

And when we started this business, silver was worth $13 per ounce at the time.

My philosophy then, just like today, is that precious metals hold their value over the long-term. Read More

07.21.20- Silver Demand Exploding!
Adam Hamilton

Silver investment demand is exploding in recent months, skyrocketing higher in wildly-unprecedented fashion! That has catapulted silver sharply higher since mid-March's COVID-19-lockdown stock panic. Accelerating even in this usually-weak summer season, the massive capital inflows deluging into silver show no signs of abating. This is very bullish for silver, yet most traders remain unaware it is happening.

While silver prices are fairly-widely followed, the data revealing the underlying fundamentals driving this metal is sparse. The best silver global supply-and-demand data is only published once a year by the venerable Silver Institute in its World Silver Surveys. Read More

07.20.20- Will China Clean Up the Criminal Gold Futures Markets?
J.S. Kim

In this article, I will explore how gold will figure into the future global currency system after the global financial system implodes at some point within the next couple of years, perhaps sooner than later, especially since it just likely missed a complete meltdown this past March, which I’ve already spoken about here, though this event was not covered by a single mass media journalist.  I always look to the gold industry, data and commentary from the two nations that I believe are one and two in national gold reserves, China and Russia in forecasting the role of gold in the global monetary system. Read More

07.18.20- Summertime Sizzle for Gold and Silver
Stefan Gleason

Summer doldrums? Not for precious metals markets!

In early July, gold and silver each broke out to fresh multi-year highs. The yellow metal is within striking distance of new all-time highs and the headline worthy figure of $2,000/oz.

The white metal, meanwhile, has a lot of catching up to do. And as it does, the gains in percentage terms could be explosive.

Silver has already packed on 60% since its March panic-selling low. Importantly, it has shown leadership by narrowing its ,historically large discount to the gold price. Read More

07.17.20- Shocking Data: If You Listen to One Silver Interview in 2020, It Shuld Be This One
James Anderson

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07.16.20- Will Silver Reach $21
In The Current Rally?

Steve St Angelo

The $21 level is much more important than the $18.50 level.  When silver finally BREAKS the $21 level, it can move up to $27.50 very quickly… 

Now that the silver price has broken through the important $18.50 level, will it reach $21 during this current rally?  Silver was up 70 cents for the day (Monday).  However, after Dallas, Fed President Kaplan announced today that the “Emergency Facilities” used to support the economy might be pulled back, the markets sold off from their highs. Read More

07.15.20- The One Thing that Can (Temporarily) Derail Gold’s Bull Market
John Rubino

Bull markets are surprisingly stressful. Just as your favorite asset class takes off – when you should be basking in the glow of big capital gains – the chatter starts about an imminent top and how it’s time to start taking money off the table. After all, the last thing you want is to be round-tripped.

That’s the case now with gold as it approaches its all-time U.S. dollar high. So let’s consider what might derail the metal’s latest – and potentially greatest – bull market. Read More

07.14.20- Analysts Agree: Gold to Leave Stocks
in the Dust

Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold is poised to leave stocks behind and find new highs, gold is gearing up towards the $2,000 level, and UN report says $10 billion of precious metals is dumped through electronic waste every year.

Unlike stocks, gold has every reason to continue rising

According to various analysts and experts, gold is the safest long bet one can make right now. This notion is supported by the metal having climbed alongside stocks even prior to the pandemic, showing that investors had plenty of questions about the long-running and overblown equity market. Read More

07.13.20- The Silver Pressure Cooker
Ted Bulter

The silver market appears ready to blow its top, much like a pressure cooker whose relief valve stopped functioning even as the heat and pressure continued to build. The gold market is also likely to overheat, but at least in gold, its relief valve – the price of gold – appears to be functioning somewhat and has bled off much of the pressure. After all, the price of gold is up substantially on a year-to-date basis and is not that far from all-time highs. While gold looks poised for further gains, perhaps substantial, its price relief valve has allowed much pressure to be released.

It’s quite different in silver, since prices are barely changed on a year-to-date basis and current prices are still close to 65% below the highs registered, both 40 years ago and again 9 years ago. Nothing could demonstrate the malfunctioning of silver’s price relief valve relative to gold than the recent 5000 year undervaluation of silver to gold. Read More

07.11.20- Silver's Silver Lining:
Triple Digit Silver Price?

Mike Maloney

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07.10.20- The new deal is a bad old deal
Alasdair Macleod

So far, the current economic situation, together with the response by major governments, compares with the run-in to the depression of the 1930s. Yet to come in the repetitious credit cycle is the collapse in financial asset values and a banking crisis.

When the scale of the banking crisis is known the scale of monetary inflation involved will become more obvious. But in the politics of it, Trump is being set up as the equivalent of Herbert Hoover, and presumably Joe Biden, if he is well advised, will soon campaign as a latter-day Roosevelt. In Britain, Boris Johnson has already called for a modern “new deal”, and in his “Hundred Days” his Chancellor is delivering it. Read More

07.09.20- A potential crisis in Comex gold
Alasdair Macleod

We are all used to the bullion banks covering their shorts on Comex by waiting until the speculators are over-bullish and vulnerable to mark-downs that trigger their stops. Algorithmic traders go from long to short in a heartbeat as well, and they dump contracts into a falling market, speeding up the decline. We should say at this juncture that the Managed Money speculators are short-term, attracted by futures leverage, and their gold position is often part of a wider risk strategy deployed by hedge funds. They do not intend to stand for delivery. The wider investment world taking strategic portfolio decisions does not often get involved with gold, so the Comex gold contract has been a secular play. Read More

07.08.20- How to Squash this Stealthy Attack On Your Wealth
E.B. Tucker

(A note from your Editor: One of the most important aspects of your financial survival concerns your understanding of the nature of money. If you believe that precious metals do not constitute "money", you may have been misled. If you have been misled, who misled you? Why? And "What's wrong with this picture"?

What is money? The whole point of money is suppose to be the provision of a convenient and liquid medium that can be exchanged for less liquid value. It is a go between. One strives to accumulate money so it can be exchanged for something else. Read More

07.07.20- We Are In Never Neverland
Bob Moriarty

The year 2020 is the gift that just keeps on giving. Just when we think things can only get calmer, we have a border confrontation between China and India. In addition, COVID-19 appears to be accelerating in certain parts of the world. Meanwhile, the stock market couldn’t care less about either China/India or the virus. In this month’s conversation with 321gold founder Bob Moriarty we discuss the virus, why there won’t be an election in the US this year, the dichotomy between the employment situation and the stock market, and finally the junior mining bull market….  Read More

07.06.20- What Went Wrong In 1971
Jan Nieuwenhuijs

An interview with the gentlemen behind the website "WTF Happened in 1971?"

The last remnants of the gold standard were abandoned in August 1971, when President of the United States Richard Nixon decided to close the gold window (foreigners couldn’t redeem dollars for gold at the Treasury anymore). From 1945 until 1971, the U.S. dollar was backed by gold, and served as the world reserve currency under a system called Bretton Woods.  Read More

07.04.20- Market Update: Gold Hits $1800 –
What’s Next?

Adam Taggart

Gold just had one of its best-performing quarters ever

As we committed to last week, this week’s video focuses on the precious metals and the exceptional performance gold is exhibiting right now after many years of disappointing returns.

Year-to-Date, it’s hard to find an asset class that has performed better than gold and gold mining stocks:  Read More

07.03.20- World’s Two Largest Silver Producers Mine Supply Cut Drastically In April
Steve St Angelo

With Mexico finally releasing its mine supply data for April, the top two silver producers saw their combined silver output decline by 53%.   To give you an idea of the amount of lost silver mine supply from Mexico and Peru, it was more than all the global gold production that month.  Actually, it was 1.5 months worth of world gold mine output.

According to Mexico’s INEGI, silver output in April fell to 301 metric tons (mt) compared to 500 mt in March.  This turned out to be a 40% decline, less than my forecast of 60-70% loss in production. Read More

07.02.20- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Battling the Globalist Cabal, and Learning as We Go
Wayne Jett

A very real war is being fought presently by unconventional means in America and much of the world. As usual, the aggressors are the powerful alliance known as the globalist cabal. But this time an historic counterattack is underway by nationalists seeking to protect and preserve cultural values and governance. Another extraordinary feature is that the war is not presently being fought between weaponized military warriors of opposing nations.  Read More

07.01.20- The Patriotic and Moral Imperative for Owning Gold and Silver
Johnny Silver Bear

Old GloryI 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

06.30.20- Outlook for Gold “Hasn’t Looked This Good in a While”, Says Bank of America Strategist
Birch Gold Group

Analyst: Gold is targeting its $1,920 all-time high in Q3 with more upside potential

In a recent note, Bank of America Chief Global FICC Technical Strategist Paul Ciana shared some highly bullish predictions as to where gold is headed over the next few months. From a technical standpoint, Ciana noted that the metal hasn’t looked this good in a while, which was on full display on Wednesday, when gold hit $1,779 for the first time since October 2012. Read More

06.29.20- Stagflation Is Paradise
For Gold And Silver

John Rubino

If we can’t stop the massive deficits and rampant currency creation, we might as well embrace the resulting stagflation and keep stacking…

The creators of Medicare, Social Security, and other long-term spending programs had a handle on demographics – or at least on the political realities of the time – so they structured those programs to initially take in more money than they needed in order to build up “trust funds” to cover the eventual retirement of the massive Baby Boomer generation. Read More

06.27.20- A Can Too Big For
The Fed And ECB To Kick

Egon von Greyerz

Now is the final chance to jump on the gold wagon…

There are lies, damned lies, and economists. Whether these economists work for the government or a bank, they spend all their time on the computer extrapolating current trends with minor adjustments. 

If you want to understand the future, don’t spend your life preparing and constantly revising an Excel sheet with masses of economic data. Collective human behaviour is extremely predictable. But not by spreadsheet analysis but by studying history. Read More

06.26.20- The Final Chapter
Ted Butler

All things, both good and evil, come to an end. So it will be with the great silver price manipulation, which I date as having existed, in its COMEX-orchestrated version from 1983. Before that, of course, silver prices were never truly free, mostly as a result of some type of government interference. The US Government both supported and then depressed the price of silver for a hundred years prior to 1983, first by amassing more than 5 billion ounces and then by disposing of same. Read More

06.25.20- Silver is the Better Bargain Right Now
Lobo Tiggre

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06.24.20- The Money Printing Road To Perdition
– Got Gold?

Dave Kranzler

Where’s the “V?” – Obviously the Fed has injected monetary cocaine into the stock market to make it appear as if stocks are “discounting a “V” economic recovery.  But a “V” on Main Street is nowhere to be found (graphic is from Crescat Capital -the comment bubble is my edit):

The chart above plots the NY Fed’s weekly index of economic activity (red line) vs. the Bloomberg U.S. financial conditions index, which attempts to measure the relative strength of the bond, equity and money markets (white line). With the amount of money the Fed has injected into the financial system, it’s no surprise that the financial conditions index is soaring. However, as I’ve suggested in recent issues, this money is having little, if any, effect on real economic activity. Read More

06.23.20- Peru Silver Mine Supply
Collapsed In April

Steve St Angelo

With the data now finally out, Peru’s silver mine production collapsed in April.  Due to the shutdown of a large portion of Peru’s mining industry, as a result of the global contagion, the impact on the world’s second-largest silver supply was enormous.  While I had mentioned in previous articles that I expected to see silver production from Mexico and Peru to decline significantly, I’m amazed actually to see the real numbers. Read More

06.22.20- History of world currencies vs gold
Olivier Crottaz

From 1900 to the end of 2019, all currencies lost their value relative to gold.

The British Pound lost 99.63% and the US dollar 98.64%. Even worse, for the Japanese Yen and the French Franc.

The German currency lost its value completely twice and is about to go for a third time !

The German Mark called the Goldmark (backed by gold) was introduced in 1873. With the outbreak of World War I, the Mark was taken off the gold standard and became the Papiermark and briefly the Rentenmark in 1923. Read More

06.20.20- Fact, Fiction And Fraud At The Comex
Dave Kranzler

“I think there will be a full monetary system reset after the world has had enough of Jay Powell and his digital printing press.”

The alleged gold flow into the Comex and amount of gold for which contract longs are taking “delivery” is at a historical extreme. I use “delivery” because “taking delivery” means being assigned an electronic warrant that records ownership transfer of a Comex registered bar presumably (but not guaranteed) to be sitting in a Comex-approved vault.  It does not mean that the party taking delivery takes possession of  a physical bar. Read More

06.19.20- Major Investment Factor: 5 Billion Ounces Of Silver Mine Supply
Economically Lost In Past Decade

Steve St Angelo

A large percentage of the silver that’s mined is “Economically Lost” forever. Investors are sitting on an investment that few understand…

Silver will likely turn out to be one heck of a better investment than gold due to the rarity of the metal and lack of available supply in the future.  While gold has stolen the show recently, I’ll bet my bottom Silver Dollar that silver will outperform gold during the next currency crisis. Read More

06.18.20- Metals Nearing Critical Momentum for New Paraboic Rally
Chris Vermeulen

While the US stock market has rallied over the past 5+ weeks, Gold has stalled near $1730 to $1740.  We issued a research post suggesting the GREEN Fibonacci Price Amplitude Arc was acting as major resistance and once that level is breached, we expect a big upside move in Gold.  Currently, Gold has reached just above the Green Price Amplitude Arc and this week may be a critical moment for both Gold and Silver in terms of a momentum base. Read More

06.17.20- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: The System Is Rigged: Qualified Immunity Is How the Police State Stays in Power
John W. Whitehead

The system is rigged.

The system is rigged, the government is corrupt, and “we the people” continue to waste our strength by fighting each other rather than standing against the tyrant in our midst.

Because the system is rigged, because the government is corrupt, and because “we the people” remain polarized and divided, the police state will keep winning and “we the people” will keep losing. Read More

06.16.20- Bullion Bank Retreat Puts Floor Under Silver And Gold Prices
Clint Siegner

Investors dumped paper gold and silver along with stocks, commodities, and most other asset classes in March. The price of silver dropped to $12.02/oz on March 18th and gold bottomed at $1,473/oz.

The bullion banks – notorious for their concentrated short positions – might have made a killing. But that isn’t what happened. Some of the most prominent players took massive losses instead. Read More

06.15.20- Rare Earths Show Signs of
Another Bull Market

Andrey Dashkov

Life-changing opportunities often come from the smallest markets or the tiniest stocks.

These opportunities are perfectly suited for the average investor, because they’re cheap enough to put your money in… they’re often overlooked by Wall Street… and they are so small that it could take just a little good news to send them soaring. Read More

06.13.20- The Potential Looming Catalyst for Silver No One Sees Coming
Jeff Clark

There are a number of catalysts that could ignite the silver market over the coming months and years. To Mike and I it seems inevitable that silver will be a direct beneficiary of the monetary madness that defines the world of central banking today. Give us some headline-making inflation, for example, and a roaring bonfire in the silver market will be underway.

But there’s another potential catalyst that is so immense, so market-altering, that it would overwhelm the silver market and profoundly change its structure for a generation or more. Not just something that would send the price soaring, but reshape the supply/demand balance and even change the way people view it. Read More

06.12.20- Falling Supply & Surging Physical Investment, We Could See Some
Crazy Silver Prices

Steve St. Angelo

Few investors realize that the fundamentals for silver continue to improve each and every day. Unfortunately, the bullish case for owning silver is lost in a market that has gone utterly insane trading high-flying over-leveraged tech stocks and other assorted financial garbage assets. This is the way of the world presently… but a BIG CHANGE is coming.

As I have stated over-and-over again, the coming ENERGY CLIFF is going to change the world as we know it. Read More

06.11.20- Cyberfraud Lawsuit Reveals Dangerous Threat to IRAs, 401(k)s
Peter Reagan

One look on the FBI website reveals many different ways that a criminal could try to access assets in most 401(k) plans, IRAs and pensions.

Data breaches, compromised email accounts, ransomware, and phishing are a few of the many ways you could have part or all of your retirement disappear in the blink of an eye.

According to the FBI, "Internet crime schemes steal millions of dollars each year from victims and continue to plague the Internet through various methods." Read More

06.10.20- Chaotic Price Swings Will Be Engineered To Shake Off Gold Investors
Chris Powell

Expect attacks on gold whenever major government fundraising is being arranged or there’s big economic news. President Trump will support all this as…

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

A European friend well known to us who prefers not to fall under even more surveillance in his own country sends the observations below, for which your secretary/treasurer will take the responsibility of sharing with you. Read More

06.09.20- The “Great Unlock” Does Not Change
the Case for Gold

Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Why a quick economic recovery might not be around the corner, gold investors could be facing a buying opportunity, and auction of first U.S. gold coin could see a $15 million bid.

The return to normal might seem rapid, but the economic rebound could be anything but Read More

06.08.20- Silver Will Explode and Fake Money Collapse Like in Third Century
Egon von Greyerz

History repeats itself with staggering similarity. The Crises of the 3rd Century and today have much in common. All empires have the seeds of their own destruction within them. So if we look back almost 2000 years to the Roman Empire we will find exactly the same symptoms as today.  

Deficits, debts, excessive military spending, debasement of currency, breakdown of trade, plague, revolts, wars, and hyperinflation. This is exactly what happened in the Crisis of the 3rdcentury and right now the world is facing the same disasters. Read More

06.06.20- You May Never See “Normal” Again
James Rickards

American cities are burning, there’s a lethal pandemic and we’re in a new Great Depression.

Other than that, everything’s fine.

People often ask me when things will “get back to normal.” Well, the answer could be never (or at least not for a long time).

Germany was not “normal” from 1914–54, for example. Social disorder is like a virus; it goes away eventually but not necessarily soon. Read More


06.05.20- Why Gold?
James Rickards

Why gold?

That’s a question I’m asked frequently. It’s usually followed by a comment along the lines of, “I don’t get it. It’s just a shiny rock. People dig it out of the ground and then put it back in the ground. What’s the point?”

I usually begin my reply by saying, “It’s not a rock, it’s a metal” and then go from there.

I have a lot of sympathy in these conversations. The fact that people don’t know much about gold today is not exactly their fault. The economics establishment of policymakers, academics and central bankers have closed ranks around the idea that gold is taboo. Read More


06.04.20- Return to gold standard
could value gold at $7,000/oz.


Central banks have been printing so much money lately that one firm suggests a possible return to the gold standard. In fact, based on the gold standard, the firm argues the implied gold price is higher than $7,000 an ounce. However, right now, it argues that gold prices are too high.

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06.03.20- Maxime Bernier Becomes First Major Western Political Leader to Call for a Gold Standard
Peter Diekmeyer

Maxime Bernier, who recently became the world’s first major leader to call for the re-imposition of the gold standard, is quietly carving out a niche as one of the country’s most innovative monetary policy thinkers.

“Central banks are printing massive amounts of currency to prevent the economy’s collapse under the weight of debt,” says Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada. “The fiat money system is bankrupt.” Read More

06.02.20- Does Enough Physical Silver Exist In The World To Make Delivery Plausible To Close Out The Big COMEX Short Positions?
Ted Butler

It seems things have been falling into place. It would be surprising if things further falling into place don’t include sharply higher silver prices…

One wants to be careful about seeing things as previously predicted, but not so careful so as to not recognize when things seem to be playing out exactly as expected. Recent news stories and events seem to be in accord with a number of my central themes, but I’ll present the case as I see it and let you decide. Read More

06.01.20- Silver scores biggest monthly gain in 9 years as U.S.-China tensions boost gold prices
Myra P. Saefong

Gold rose Friday buoyed by U.S.-China tensions and global monetary stimulus measures

Silver futures on Friday posted a gain of nearly 24% for the month, the largest since 2011, with the industrial metal finding support as global economies continue to reopen from pandemic-related shutdowns. 

Gold futures, meanwhile, rose for Friday’s session buoyed by U.S.-China tensions and global monetary stimulus measures. Read More


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