07.31.21- Market Report: Oversold gold and silver set for recovery
Alasdair MacLeod 

Following the demise of gold’s active August contract, gold and silver had a better week. In European morning trade, gold was at $1829, up $28 from last Friday, while silver rallied to $25.60, up 45 cents. As always at the month-end, the bullion banks had an interest in seeing prices lower, so that call options expired worthless and in the hope that short-term speculators would trade these factors, giving added downward impetus to prices. Read More

07.30.21- Is it a buy? Gold and Silver round-out a bullish technical case.
Alex Krainer

One of the greatest worries for investors and savers – and also everyone living on fixed income – is inflation, which could accelerate to levels not seen since the 1970s. One of the asset classes that ofer effective protection from inflation are precious metals. Over the recent months, as many commodities have rallied strongly (Oats, Coffee, Oil, Natural Gas, Corn, Copper…), Gold and Silver spent nearly a year treading water and going nowhere. But yesterday’s COMEX closing prices rounded out a clearly defined bullish technical picture. Read More

07.29.21- Not Your Mother's Inflation: Why This Is the Time to Invest in Precious Metals
Kevin C. Smith

Kevin C. Smith, chief investment officer, and Tavi Costa, portfolio manager, of global macro investing company Crescat Capital, take a deep dive into the macroeconomic shift they believe is upon us, and what it means for investors.

Investors are always looking to history for guidance by attempting to find the most economically comparable period to the present. Two timeframes are the most conspicuous, the 1940s and the 1970s. Some macro investors today are citing the 1940s to validate the Fed's hypothesis that the recent rise in consumer prices will prove to be transitory. Ironically, if the past is prologue, this period supports the idea of inflation getting much worse before it gets better today. The 1970s period, meanwhile, substantiates the risks of an even longer lasting and more gradually rising inflationary trend that could last more than a decade. Read More

07.28.21- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: How Important Is Freedom To You?
Neal Ross

How many of you have seen the Mel Gibson movie, Braveheart? If you have, you probably remember the horrific torture that his character, William Wallace, underwent at the hands of the British when he refused to pledge fealty to the King. Since I was not there amongst the crowd, there is no telling how accurate that scene was, but nonetheless, in the movie Wallace remained true to his cause; regardless of how much suffering he underwent at the hands of his tormentors.  Read More

07.27.21- Why Silver is the Major Investment of the Future: U.S. Financial System & Massive Debt Heading To Epic Meltdown
Steve St Angelo

The U.S. Financial System is heading towards an Epic Meltdown.  At this time, most financial assets will lose value, even the U.S. Dollar.  While the Federal Reserve has been able to prop up the U.S. Economy & Financial System, this isn’t something that can go on for many years.  With the U.S. shale oil production on a “Collapse Trajectory,” over the next 5-10 years, the U.S. economy and Dollar will be in serious trouble.

I put together a new Youtube Video on why Silver will be the Major Investment of the Future.  So, we shouldn’t be concerned about the short-term movement or weakness in the silver price because it’s important to continue to acquire physical metal for the mid-long term financial problems coming our way. Read More

07.26.21- MUST READ: Ivermectin
Tales from the Crypt

Bob Moriarty

These are true stories taken from one of the chat boards over the weekend.

@Icarus  This is a COVID post. Please ignore if you are not interested in Covid or Ivermectin. I just contracted Covid on a plane trip to New York for my nephew's wedding. I purchased one of those test kits and the result was unequivocal...COVID for sure. This is my story. After returning from the Wedding I spent the entire weekend without going out, so the only possible exposure was on the plane or at the Wedding. 4 days after exposure I felt great up until 9:45 pm Tuesday night. within 15 minutes my whole body crashed. I started getting massive muscular aches and pains, and chills. Maybe just a cold? I went to bed. Read More

07.24.21- Connecting the Dots: The Making of a Gold Heist, Part 1
J Kim

Today, in Part 1 of "Connecting the Dots: The Making of a Gold Heist", I am going to dive deep down the rabbit hole. In fact, I’m going to dive so deep, that just to understand the making of the gold heist that occurred in 2020 and to predict the future of BTC, ETH, gold and silver prices, we have to go back all the way to September of 2019. Read More

07.23.21- The Grind of Silver
Craig Hemke

It has been a challenging and frustrating year thus far for COMEX silver. Inflation is raging while interest rates are falling, yet COMEX silver prices are down year-to-date. This has left many silver investors wondering: Is there still hope for a renewed rally, or has all of this become a lost cause?

Things have been particularly challenging as of late. Before the June FOMC meeting, COMEX silver was up on the year and trading near $28. After the meeting, it fell into a four-week range where price seemed trapped between $26.00 and $26.50. And now, after a sharp selloff over the past few days, price is barely holding above $25.00. That places price down about 5% year-to-date. Read More

07.22.21- Why Australia’s Gold Rush Ushered In Political Freedom (As Well As Wealth)
Lawrence W. Reed

Nineteenth century gold miners brought democracy and property rights to Australia, as well as riches. But the history was at times bloody.

Historically, the connection between gold and liberty is a potent one. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to assert—if you will pardon the pun—that they are two sides of the same coin. Australia in the 1850s provides a sterling example. Read More

07.21.21- After Three Weeks of Gains, Gold May Be Poised to Revisit Yearly Highs
Peter Reagan

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: What’s next for gold after third consecutive week of gains, silver’s role in the monetary reset, and Reddit traders’ next push to normalize silver prices.

Gold’s slow and steady gains might be the prelude to a new all-time high

In line with the expectations of many, gold prices have been climbing ever since the metal broke the all-important $1,800 resistance level. Friday’s volatility saw the metal fall from above $1,825 before bouncing back and finishing the day above $1,810. Read More

07.20.21- The Everything Bubble is Popping - Bill Holter on Silver & Gold
Bill Holter

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07.19.21- Can Reddit's silver 'apes' beat the market?
Peter Hobson

Wall Street Silver Ivan Bayoukhi believes price of silver can rise 100% or even 1,000%

Kerry Kraker, 56, has worked in kitchens all his life. Since March he's spent around $100 a week - half his spare cash – on silver coins. He's part of a growing social media movement who say they are buying bars and coins for protection from a coming age of inflation.

Thanks to a community of like-minded silver 'stackers' gathering on social-media platform Reddit Inc., Seattle-based Kraker says he also feels empowered. Read More

07.17.21- Weekend Rant:
Corrected Golden Lessons

Craig Hemke

If there is anything positive about 21st century finance, it’s that the internet allows you to find all sorts of analysis to consider. Back in the day, you were stuck with the ravings of your commission-hungry stockbroker and his sell-side research. Today, however, those willing to seek out investment information can do so without outside influence.

it’s now more possible than ever to educate the masses on sound money, monetary history and the manipulation of markets by central banks and their agent primary dealers. As this relates to the gold price, anyone with internet access can now learn about The Crisis of 1957, The London Gold Pool, and Nixon “closing the gold window”. Read More

07.16.21- The Fiat Free-For-All: Currency Creation vs. Gold and Silver Production
Jeff Clark

Most headlines about the Fed’s open market committee (FOMC) announcement focused on the potential change in interest rates. What went largely ignored was that it will continue to purchase $120 billion in bonds every month.

The central bank said it “might” raise rates in 2023, but there was NO hesitation to continue full steam ahead with its aggressive bond-buying program. Read More

07.15.21- Gold Could Jump To $1,900-$2,100 In Next 30 days – Here’s Why
Lorimer Wilson

For the past two years at this juncture, the Precious Metals Sector has risen sharply in a month-long up cycle for Silver and with the high inflation expectations going forward a similar ramp up for the Precious Metals Sector is a real possibility.

Inflation Expectations

According to the New York Fed’s Survey of Consumer Expectations: Read More

07.14.21- Basel III and Gold Resource Center
Keith Weiner

What is Basel III?

Born out of the global financial crisis, Basel III is an international regulatory accord intended to mitigate risk within the banking system and make banks more resilient to financial stress, thereby preventing system-wide failure. Key requirements cover leverage ratios and reserve capital (Source: Investopedia). The stated purpose of Basel III regulation is to prevent the repeat of another global financial crisis event.

Originally written in 2009, over 28 central banks participated in drafting the regulation. It has been repeatedly delayed and is now set to go into effect on January 1, 2022. Read More

07.13.21- Basel III’s Effect on Gold & Silver
Keith Weiner

There is sometimes a tendency to confuse ends and means. For example, in traveling through an airport there is extensive inspection of passengers. Before you are allowed to board an airplane, you must go through a process that is intrusive and increasingly invasive. This is deemed to be security. How do we know it makes us secure?

Because it is annoying. Read More

07.12.21- The Silver Bull is not Transitory
Peter Krauth

Transitory. That's something we've been hearing a lot lately.

At its latest FOMC meeting the Fed naturally decided to keep the fed funds rate target at 0.25%. 

It also decided not to mess with the $120 billion monthly bond buying program to help "support the flow of credit to households and businesses." Par for the course. Read More

07.10.21- Why Copper Will Help Define Silver Supply through at Least 2030
David Smith

70% of silver supply comes as a "by-product" of base metals, e.g., lead, zinc, copper, and (some) gold. With the race to find, develop and market new copper projects, one might assume that "since new copper supply will come online during the next few years, it also means that a 'lot of silver' will also become available."

But these assumptions – on both counts – are almost certain to be incorrect. Here's why… Read More

07.09.21- Precious metals outlook: This summer presents a rare entry point
Claudio Grass

It’s been an intense few weeks for precious metals investors, with gold and silver suffering setbacks and somewhat increased volatility. This has caused some observers and mainstream analysts to jump to gloomy conclusions and proclaim that gold’s bull run is over. Instead, they’re betting everything on the “great recovery” from the covid crisis and on an apparently imminent roaring comeback of the world economy. However, when one takes a closer look at the reality on the ground, at the state of the real economy and at the historical context of precious metals performance, arguments like that appear to be increasingly hollow and unconvincing. Read More

07.08.21- The Dollar's Final Crash Down a Golden Matterhorn
Egon Von Greyerz

Was Richard Nixon a real gold friend who understood the futility of tying a weakening dollar to gold which is the only currency that has survived in history?

So was Nixon actually the instigator of the movement to FreeGold?

I doubt it. He was just another desperate leader who was running out of real money and needed to create unlimited amounts of fiat money. Although his fatal decision to close the gold window was clearly the beginning of the end of the current monetary system. Read More

07.07.21- Gold: Simply the Best Hedge in All Economic Climates
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Gold in today’s portfolio, why $15,000 gold is a realistic forecast, and bracing for the next jump in gold and silver.

How gold beats other hedges

In an analysis from International Man, gold expert Adrian Day reminded investors of gold’s role and history during an especially important time. With negative real interest rates and the ongoing drop in the dollar’s buying power, it’s becoming more and more difficult to hold onto one’s savings (let alone make sound investments). Read More

07.06.21- Gold/S&P 500 Ratio Reversal: Are Mainstream Investors Ready?
Jeff Clark

My article last week on the coming reversal in the silver/S&P 500 ratio was very popular.

But I heard from many of you… “What does this same ratio look like for gold?”

This week, I answer that. So we can be ready ahead of mainstream investors who will turn to gold when the broad stock market begins to weaken. Read More

07.03.21- Weekend Rant: I’m a Gold Bug...
Because I’ve Seen Real Inflation and Devaluation

Lobo Tiggre

People often say that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The phrase comes from The Mourning Bride, written by William Congreve in 1697. He put it this way:

Heav’n has no rage, like love to hatred turn’d,
Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

I think this psychology is relevant to us as speculators today. Read More

07.02.21- Gold and Silver: What the hell happened after the FOMC?
Jonathan Mergott

I’ve been insanely busy last couple weeks.  I got back from Lake George and we have some friends staying with us for the next few weeks that have been traveling. We’re having a bunch of furniture moved and delivered, and then I get to top it off with a pretty severe cold of some sort in June.  (Go figure). I feel pretty crappy but trying to get my thoughts down on the metals here.  I’ll apologize ahead of the time for the sporadic jumpiness of moving from 1 thought to another, but I’m focusing on getting those thoughts down, not on writing a perfect master’s thesis.  Inevitably I’m gonna miss some points, we can hopefully fill in some blanks with a Youtube Q&A in a few days when I’m feeling better, but let’s get down to the meat and potatoes of it. Read More

Peak Silver. Peak Debt. Peal Insanity.
Keith Neumeyer

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06.30.21- Silver Has Only Three Futures
Robert (Bobin) Zee

Silver has only three futures. One, obviously, is to stay the present course and reap the consequences of unrelenting and alleged persistent price manipulation and suppression by bullion banks and futures trading organizations. These organizations are referred to as The Cartel by a popular silver commentator. The second potential future is to cease price manipulation and suppression by the aforementioned cartel, thus allowing true price discovery in the marketplace. That is simply not going to happen. The third future is to allow, cause, or otherwise introduce a disruptive force in the marketplace, thus paving the way for exponential demand resulting in an exponential price increase. Read More

06.29.21- CIBC: We’re Months Away From $2,000 Gold, $31 Silver
Birch Gold Group

CIBC: Gold is still going towards $2,000 and silver to $31

Despite the selloff that caused gold to drop by more than 5% within a week, Canadian bank CIBC is still optimistic on both gold and silver’s prospects over the next few years. While the bank downgraded their average 2021 forecast for gold to $1,925, they expect the metal to average $2,100 in 2022.

Likewise, CIBC’s analysts downgraded their average silver forecast for 2021 to $28 from $29, but said that the metal will nonetheless head onwards to $31 next year. Interestingly, the analysts emphasized that physical precious metals will dominate demand: Read More

06.28.21- Basel 3’s gold rules start Monday but it probably won’t be the day of deliverance
Chris Powell

Many people involved with the monetary metals may be eagerly awaiting Monday, when the “Basel 3” regulations on unallocated gold held by bullion banks take effect in the European Union, supposedly making the unallocated business prohibitively expensive. 

Of course there are great hopes that implementation of the rules will begin to explode the fraud of “paper gold” by which gold’s price long has been suppressed with the assistance of central banks. Read More

06.26.21- Fed Musings About Distant Interest Rate Hikes Spook Metals Markets
Mike Gleason

Well, precious metals markets got absolutely slammed on Thursday. The selling rout followed statements put out by the Federal Reserve suggesting that tapering and rate hikes could come sooner than previously expected.

The U.S. Dollar Index spiked on the Fed’s latest talking points, prompting short sellers in the commodity futures markets to pounce. Read More

06.25.21- Michael Burry Warns “The Mother of All Crashes” Is Close Upon Us. I Would Buy Gold.
Anna Sokolidou

Michael Burry, the Scion Asset Management boss, became a famous and a widely followed investor afterhis winning bet against mortgages just before the 2008-2009 crisis. His highly ambitious bet against the bubble was described in the book and the film "The Big Short."He is now worried about the cryptocurrencies boom and meme stocks mania. I agree with Michael Burry. It is uncertain when this bubble will eventually burst. However, there are hawkish signs from the Fed. Read More

06.24.21- The Icarus Wax of the Everything Bubble is Melting
Egon von Greyerz

When will the wax melt that holds up the global economy? Hubris is driving humans and markets ever higher and closer to the sun. The higher everything goes, the greater the risk that the wax melts and the wings that are supporting the global economy just fall off and everything crashes to the ground. Investing successfully is primarily about managing risk rather than maximising profits. As we reach the end of the biggest bull market in history, investors feel so secure that risk has become an irrelevance. Read More

06.23.21- After the Smash
Craig Hemke

Once again, it was the "escalator up and elevator shaft down" for the COMEX digital metals. What does this mean for price moving forward and into the second half of 2021?

First off, we should address what happened and why the precious metals (and most all commodities) reacted as violently as they did last week after the June FOMC meeting. Read More

06.22.21- Gold Price Easily Going to $3,000: Currency Collapse is Coming - Buy Gold & Silver
Keith Neumeyer

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06.21.21- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: On The Verge Of The Unthinkable
Michael Snyder

Over the past couple of years we have become accustomed to expecting the unexpected, but soon we many have to start anticipating the unthinkable.  In this article, I am going to be discussing a couple of potential scenarios that would have been unimaginable to the vast majority of Americans just a few short years ago.  Unfortunately, our world is now changing at a pace that is absolutely breathtaking, and many things that were once “unimaginable” could soon become reality. Read More

06.19.21- Live from the Vault: Insiders underestimate power of Reddit Wall Street Silver
Craig Hemke

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06.18.21- From Yellen’s Tweets to Basel III, Gold Can Only Trend North as Currencies
Can Only Go Down

Egon von Greyerz

In this 20-minute MAMChat, Matterhorn Asset Management principals Egon von Greyerz and Matthew Piepenburg address the current and ever-evolving inflation narrative as well as its inter-relationship with interest rates. This relationship has a direct impact upon gold pricing in a global backdrop of rising and unsustainable debt levels. Matt begins with a brief “translation” of Yellen’s most recent comments on increased fiscal spending, reminding viewers that such serial stimulus from DC has massive inflationary implications despite the meme out of DC that current inflationary tailwinds are merely “transitory.” Read More

06.17.21- Weimarica: Read The Parsson’s Excerpt In Its Entirety…
Dave Kranzler

But think about it as you read in terms of what is unfolding in the United States financial and political system (note: sourced from Zerohedge;  Jens Parssons wrote a book title “Dying of Money:  Lessons of the Great German and American Inflations” published in 1974) – the excerpt describes what it looked toward the end of the Reichsmark (November 1923):

“The life of the inflation in its ripening stage was a paradox which had its own unmistakable characteristics. One was the great wealth, at least of those favored by the boom…Many great fortunes sprang up overnight…The cities, had an aimless and wanton youth” Read More

06.16.21- Translating Yellen-Speak
into Golden-Speak

Matthew Piepenburg

Given the increasingly politicized interplay (cancer) of central bank policy and so-called free market price discovery, it’s becoming increasingly more important to track the actions of central bankers rather than just traditional market signals alone.

Like it or not, the Fed is the market.

Toward this end, we’ve had some substantive fun deciphering the past, current and future implications of “forward guidance” from our openly mis-guided crop of central bankers, most notably Greenspan, Bernanke and Powell. Read More

06.15.21- Gold Getting Ready to Rumble
David Brady

Real yields remain relatively stable despite soaring inflation numbers in the past few months. Today’s CPI print:

“Core Consumer Prices Surge At Fastest Rate Since 1992”

“Goods prices are up 6.5% YoY – the highest since 1982”

Why? Because bond yields rise at the same time as inflation expectations. Simply put, real yields = bond yields – inflation expectations. Read More

06.14.21- After The Reset Silver & Gold Won’t Be Priced in Dollars
Dave Kranzler

“April 2021 money supply and monetary base growth continued to explode” – John Williams, Shadowstats.com

Williams is referencing the “base” monetary aggregates which are compiled monthly. The Fed’s balance sheet grows by the week, hitting $7.935 trillion as of June 3rd. It’s doubled plus another 13% since September 2019, when “QE” was restarted.  Read More

06.12.21- You Need an Escape Plan and Untraceable Wealth ASAP
Robert Kiyosaki

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06.11.21- Basel 3 already has demolished claims that central banks don’t rig the gold market
Chris Powell

Some observers foresee an explosion in the gold price, likely carrying silver and other metals with it, while others expect…

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Many predictions are being offered about the impact of the “Basel 3” regulations on “unallocated gold” that have been proposed by the Bank for International Settlements and that the European Banking Authority has scheduled for implementation in the European Union at the end of this month.  Read More

06.10.21- Basel III And COMEX Gold
Craig Hemke

If you're a gold investor, then you've likely read of the NSFR of Basel III, which are due to be implemented by the EU-based Banks at the end of this month. Well, here's something else to consider.

First of all, these new capital requirements were first introduced as part of Basel III in 2014, and it has taken nearly seven years for them to be instituted. As of June 28, the EU-based Banks will be subject to these new rules, and the UK Banks must fall in line by January 1, 2022. This, of course, is causing all sorts of chagrin and teeth-gnashing in London. The LBMA and their pals at the World Gold Council put out this final plea for help last month: LBMA Responds to Prudential Regulation Authority Consultation  Read More

06.09.21- $4000 Gold – Insurance,
A Hedge, An Investment

Kelsey Williams

After decades of concerted effort by governments and central banks, the focus away from gold as money has led to its characterization as an investment, a hedge, insurance, etc. Some still refer to it as a barbarous relic. Are any of these descriptions valid?

GOLD AS INSURANCE

There is a seemingly plausible argument for calling gold a hedge or insurance given volatile conditions in our society today. But the logic leading to those classifications ignores the single factor that affects the price of gold. That single factor is the actual loss in purchasing power of the paper money substitute in which gold is priced. Read More

06.08.21- Money As the Greater Depression Deepens
Doug Casey

We talk a lot in these pages about what to do with one’s money, but I question whether most subscribers (forget about the public at large) have an adequate grasp of the basics. Without it, much of what we say may seem capricious or outlandish, crazy ideas readers tolerate only because we’ve been so right about the big trends. But the basics in speculating and investing are like the basics in martial arts: Just remembering them isn’t enough; they need to be second nature. That means reviewing and practicing over and over.

It’s not an accident that we usually make good investment calls; the selections arise from a constant awareness of the basics. So I want to briefly review those fundamentals. Let’s start with gold. We’re very gold-oriented around here. Read More

06.07.21- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: Outsourcing The Production Of Virtually Everything Has Brought Us To The Brink Of A Nightmare Scenario For The U.S. Economy
Michael Snyder

Many of the imbalances that are contributing to the nightmarish shortages that we are currently witnessing are not going to be solved any time soon.  Ever since I started The Economic Collapse Blog, I have been warning that outsourcing the production of just about everything and running massive trade deficits year after year would eventually have very serious consequences down the road.  Well, now we are officially “down the road”, and our incredibly foolish trade policies have put us in a very precarious position.  During the “good times”, being extremely dependent on the rest of the world to make stuff for us wasn’t a problem, but now it is rapidly becoming a national security issue.Read More

06.05.21- Don’t Go Picking Up Quarters
in Front of a Steamroller

Peter Reagan

How did you go bankrupt?
Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.

― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Winning the lottery sounds like a dream come true, until you understand most people who win end up broke a few years later. (Most don’t invest their money properly to make it last.)

Everyone knows the possibility of making a large sum of money fast is a thrill, especially if you end up turning a small amount of money into a heap of cash. Maybe that’s why Americans on average spend over $1,000 a year on lottery tickets? Read More

06.04.21- The Geopolitics of Gold
Alasdair Macleod

A number of events are coming together which are set to push gold prices higher. Besides a combination of continuing inflationary policies and massive future budget deficits undermining the dollar, by closing down derivative market activities new Basel 3 regulations appear set to deflect some demand into physical metals. Furthermore, liquidity in gold markets will contract, potentially making prices more volatile

This article looks at how these developments will affect the undeclared but very real financial and propaganda war being waged by America against China. Read More

06.03.21- Silver Price Forecast: Breakout Ahead This Fall
Christopher Aaron

There is a big opportunity setting up in the silver market.

It should be no wonder: with global inflation reaching levels not seen in 13 years (source: https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/economy/inflation-oecd/index.html), markets are increasingly becoming concerned with ever-rising prices. It seems everywhere we look, prices for the things that we need to live (food, energy, housing) are increasing.

What is one way to protect oneself from rising inflation? By investing in tangible assets, which will at least keep pace with the inflation over the long run, and quite possibly outperform it. Read More

06.02.21- Why Is the Bank of England’s Gold Selling at Unusual Premiums?
Birch Gold Group

The Bank of England’s vaults in London collectively hold one of the largest bullion stashes in the world. Much of this gold belongs to central and commercial banks which use the vaults to both store and trade their bullion, with the BoE acting as an intermediary. Normally, the gold sells within a few cents of its benchmark price, just like gold held in other London commercial vaults. Read More

06.01.21- How Governments Killed The Gold Standard
Joseph T. Salerno

The historical embodiment of monetary freedom is the gold standard. The era of its greatest flourishing was not coincidentally the 19th century, the century in which classical liberal ideology reigned, a century of unprecedented material progress and peaceful relations between nations. Unfortunately, the monetary freedom represented by the gold standard, along with many other freedoms of the classical liberal era, was brought to a calamitous end by World War I.

Also, and not so coincidentally, this was the "War to Make the World Safe for Mass Democracy," a political system which we have all learned by now is the great enemy of freedom in all its social and economic manifestations. Read More

05.31.21- Gold’s Middle Finger to Lying Currencies
Matthew Piepenburg

Sensationalism, like central bankers and policy makers, has many faces, views and voices.

This may explain why so many want to hold their ears, hug their knees and beg the heavens for a beacon of guiding light amidst a 24/7 fog of info-cycle pablum masquerading as information.

Facts in a Fog of Sensationalism

With so many opposing ideas, movements, policies, parties, and personalities buzzing galvanically for attention, dollars or votes (in a world rightly or wrongly brought to its pandemic-accelerated knees), it’s becoming increasingly difficult to believe anything or anyone. Read More

05.29.21- Money Supply Growth + Inflation = Cheap Gold, Silver & Mining Stocks
Dave Kranzler

“April 2021 money supply and monetary base growth continued to explode” – John Williams, Shadowstats.com

Williams is referencing the “base” monetary aggregates which are compiled monthly. The Fed’s balance sheet grows by the week, hitting $7.922 trillion as of May 19th. It’s doubled plus another 13% since September 2019, when “QE” was restarted.  The Fed has been printing money and buying Treasuries and mortgages at rate than the assumed $120 billion per month. But the mainstream media fails to report that the policy statement reads “at least $120 billion per month.” Read More

05.28.21- U.S. Congressman Seeks Full Audit Of America’s Gold Reserves
JP Cortez

Washington, DC (May 26, 2021) – America’s gold reserves would be audited for the first time in more than 60 years if a measure introduced yesterday by U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) becomes law.

The Gold Reserve Transparency Act of 2021 – H.R. 3526 – backed by the Sound Money Defense League, Money Metals Exchange, and free-market activists – calls for the first true audit of United States gold reserves since the Eisenhower administration. Read More

05.27.21- #SilverSqueeze Making an Impact
Craig Hemke

It has been four months since the #SilverSqueeze movement began on Reddit and Twitter. While it’s difficult to quantify the impact this is having on the digital derivative price, there’s no doubt that there have been major implications for the physical market.

Before we begin, it’s important to understand that the #SilverSqueeze effort is unrelenting. There are now over 82,000 Reddit users subscribed to the Wall Street Silver page, and another physical buying spree is planned for Wednesday and Thursday of this week. There are some who state that the price impact has been minimal, and I suppose they’re correct when they only use the COMEX price as a reference. But, for today, let’s ignore the digital derivative price. What about the physical market? What impact are the “silverback apes” having there? Read More

05.26.21- Green energy revolution to drive silver prices and outperform gold
Neils Christensen

The silver market remains the precious metal to watch in 2021 as it will be a critical metal in the green energy revolution, according to one Canadian Bank.

In a report published Wednesday, analysts at CIBC said that they are bullish on silver and silver producers as they expect to see significant growth in solar power demand as the U.S. looks to develop more green energy technology. Read More

05.25.21- Copper con
Richard (Rick) Mills

If you needed upwards of 50 million tonnes of copper over the next five years, and had very little production of your own, what would you do?

I’m thinking you would manipulate the market like crazy trying to get everyone to believe there is a huge surplus instead of a major deficit.

How would you do it? Well, we can look at the last time the Chinese manipulated the copper market. In March 2015 they found every analyst they could and invited them to China. The group was shown a few warehouses stacked with copper to the rooftops. There was so much copper the ground was compacting, said one analyst. Another said the stacks were falling over like dominos. The world bought the surplus story, swallowed it hook line and sinker. Headlines screamed ‘China has enough copper!’  Read More

05.24.21- Correction! It Takes Even FEWER Ounces of Gold and Silver to Buy a House
Jeff Clark

We update our charts every year on how many ounces of gold and silver it takes to buy a house in the US. It’s an exciting thought, to potentially be in a position to buy a home with just your stash of bullion, a possibility that seems increasingly likely given the bloated nature of the housing market vs. low gold and silver prices.

However, after reviewing the latest update, Mike Maloney thought it looked off—and after some digging we discovered what it was.  Read More

05.22.21- The end of paper gold and silver markets
Alasdair Macleod

This article looks at the likely consequences of the Bank for International Settlements’ introduction of the net stable funding requirement (NSFR) for bank balance sheets, insofar as they apply to their positions in gold, silver and other commodity markets.

If they are introduced as proposed, banks will face significant financing penalties for taking trading positions in derivatives. The problem is particularly important for the London gold market, as described in last week’s article on this subject. Therefore they are likely to withdraw from providing derivative liquidity and associated services. Read More

05.21.21- The Case For Gold
Jared Dillian

I have been making the investment case for gold since 2005. That was the point that the first physical gold ETF was listed, and I bought some. Then I bought some more, then I bought some more, and now I have it coming out of my ears.

You could skip this note and just read Alan Greenspan’s 1966 essay Gold and Economic Freedom, but his is a little more dense and ideological. Read More

05.20.21- Gold historically follows inflation higher. Will it do so again?
Richard (Rick) Mills

Precious metals are among the best places to park your money in times of economic or political distress. 

Gold and silver offer stability during a period of extreme stock market volatility and low bond yields, and while they do not pay interest or dividends, they are not subject to inflation like paper currencies. Read More

05.19.21- Can You Pass the 2021 Silver Quiz?
Jeff Clark

It’s time for our annual silver quiz! 

CPM Group has released their 2020 data, one of the more comprehensive reports in our industry. It gives us an accurate and final picture of what transpired last year, as well as how it sets up 2021 and beyond.

This will be fun, and can be a great introduction for investors just coming into this market. I’ll combine some questions of my own, and will start easy, but let’s see if I can stump a few silver bugs by the end. ☺ Read More

05.18.21- Major Battle for the Silver Market: Leads to Much Higher Prices
Steve St Angelo

There is a major battle that will take place in the silver market, which will push the price to new all-time highs.  This battle will be based on what I call a “Four-pronged Attack.”  It’s not just physical silver bullion buyers that will win the battle, but also due to three other important components.  These components include Silver ETF, Institutional, and Industrial demand.

In my newest public YouTube video titled, Major Battle In The Silver Market = Much Higher Prices, I provide many charts showing how the four different components of silver market demand will lead to much higher prices. Read More

05.17.21- Bunker Mentality
Michael Ballanger

For many of those following the writings of this “dithering old fool” that continues to hold an unfailing conviction in the strategic importance of gold and silver ownership in an otherwise out-of-control fiscal and monetary world, let me tell you a story about the 1970’s. I arrived in Saint Louis, Missouri in the late summer of 1972 at the start of a magical four-year career as a student athlete at one of the top undergraduate business schools in the country. Populated largely by Jesuit educators, it also had many non-Jesuit professors in the twilight of their business careers that bestowed impressive anecdotes upon the collective psyches of the student population. Read More

05.15.21- “Fedcoin,” Dollar Abandonment May Signal the End of Global Reserve Status
Birch Gold Group

It certainly appears that central bank controlled digital currency is gaining even more popularity.

These “Fedcoins,” according to The Economist, “are a new incarnation of money. They promise to make finance work better but also to shift power from individuals to the state, alter geopolitics and change how capital is allocated.” Read More

05.14.21- Gold vs $200 Trillion Counterfeit Money
Egon von Greyerz

“O Zeus, why is it you have given men clear ways of testing whether gold is counterfeit but, when it comes to fiat money, it carries no stamp of nature for distinguishing bad from good.” ― Euripides & EvG

The Greek playwright Euripides’ (450 BC) statement on gold (slightly amended by me), tells us why it has remained money for 5,000 years. Because gold is constant wealth and can’t be altered or forged successfully. Read More

05.12.21- Basel 3 rules will wreck gold price suppression, LBMA warns Bank of England
Chris Powell

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Pending “Basel III” regulations emanating from the Bank for International Settlements could destroy the clearing and settlement system for “unallocated” — that is, “paper” or imaginary — gold and silver, the London Bullion Market Association and the World Gold Council warned the Bank of England this week. Read More

05.12.21- Basel 3 rules will wreck gold price suppression, LBMA warns Bank of England
Chris Powell

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Pending “Basel III” regulations emanating from the Bank for International Settlements could destroy the clearing and settlement system for “unallocated” — that is, “paper” or imaginary — gold and silver, the London Bullion Market Association and the World Gold Council warned the Bank of England this week. Read More

05.11.21- Silver Eats Doubt For Breakfast
Korbinian Koller

Gaining certainty about a clear picture of the future is getting more complex by the minute. Data arrives of never-seen occurrences that make it seemingly impossible to know how everything will pan out. President Biden demands higher taxation of the rich and a minimum wage of US$15. News about Silver market manipulation introduces fear into this market sector. Janet Yellen spoke of inflation. Many are talking about a possible hyperinflation. Others however are pointing towards the “Japanization” of America. On top, a recent New York Times headline reads: “Reaching herd immunity is unlikely in the U.S.”. All this noise is creating more confusion and pressure instead of clarity. The good news is: You do not need to know how the future unfolds to preserve your wealth. And Silver eats doubt for breakfast. Read More

05.10.21- At Record Highs, Copper "Is The New Oil" & Could Be A Double From Here
Tyler Durden

On the heels of record highs in Iron Ore and Steel earlier this week, as commodity demand soars on the back of economies emerging from COVID lockdowns (demand) and various supply chain/operational issues (supply); copper prices surged to an all-time high this morning as Chinese investors unleashed fresh demand following a five-day holiday.  Read More

05.08.21- Silver Investment Demand Explosion and Other Silver News
Peter Schiff

Silver investment demand surged in 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the feature story in the most recent edition of the Silver Institute’s Silver News.

Holdings in silver-backed ETFs tripled last year, surpassing 1 billion ounces for the first time. Meanwhile, investment in physical silver also saw a healthy increase. Silver coin and silver bar purchases grew 8% to 200.5 million ounces in 2020.  Read More

05.07.21- Is Silver Going to $300?
Peter Krauth

I know this might sound ridiculous to some, but I think silver could reach $300.

No, I haven’t lost my mind. After all, it’s a metal that’s known for massive rallies.

You see, when silver went through its 1970s bull market, it started from a low of $1.31 in October 1971. By the time it reached its peak in 1980, silver had run all the way up to $49. That was a 37x return. Read More

05.06.21- What Is the Best Gold to Buy?
Jeff Clark

Gold is an excellent long-term hedge, but the first-time buyer may not always know what type of gold to buy. Here’s your quick guide to learning the best gold to buy so you can capture its full advantages and benefits

Gold Coins

Buying gold bullion coins is a tangible way to own investment-grade gold. Not rare coins that come with exorbitant premiums and subjective values, but gold coins manufactured by reputable mints that have the highest quality, purity and liquidity. Read More

05.05.21- Ed Moy Explains Why You Can’t Buy Gold at Spot Price
Birch Gold Group

Many goldbugs and silver stackers believe the prices of both metals have long been heavily suppressed. Yet there are always detractors from this notion who claim that this is nothing more than a popular myth with little basis in reality.

For an expert take on spot vs. street prices, one needs not look further than Ed Moy, who served as the director of the U.S. Mint between 2006 and 2011. Read More

05.04.21- Palladium Tops Record $3,000 Amid EV-Demand Surge, Supply Chain Pressure
Tyler Durden

Palladium futures climbed Friday to over $3,000 an ounce for the first time as the market is worried about a shortage of the precious metal used mainly by automakers in exhaust systems and green technologies such as hydrogen power. 

Palladium briefly rose above $3,000 an ounce around 0445 ET. As of 0828 ET, palladium was up 1% at $2,981. Read More

05.03.21- Top 10 Countries with
Largest Gold Reserves

Frank Holmes

Central banks have been net buyers of gold for 11 consecutive years. According to World Gold Council (WGC) data, central banks around the world bought 272.9 tonnes of bullion in 2020.

Purchases last year were a whopping 60% lower than the record 668 tonnes added in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic was a stronger driver for some central banks to sell reserves and inject liquidity into their economies. Purchasing was concentrated in the first half of the year, then turned nearly nonexistent in the third quarter and resumed in the last three months of the year. Read More

05.01.21- Silver, Lies have short legs
Korbinian Koller

Market manipulation is as old as the market itself. From arbitrage to front running, from pump and dump to cornering the market.
But every imbalance will be closed at some point in time, and every front runner gets front-run by faster competition himself, eventually. In the case of Silver and its exposure to spoofing practices of various market participants, the principle is the same. The truth will prevail. Silver, Lies have short legs. Read More

04.30.21- Sparing the Dime: The Dangers of Fudging Inflation Numbers
Michael Ballanger

“Once I built a tower, up to the sun,
Brick, and rivet, and lime;
Once I built a tower; now it’s done.
Brother, can you spare a dime?” — Harburg & Gourney

In 1932, a couple of songwriters named E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Jay Gourney were struggling to come up with a song for a new musical called “New Americana” when, returning to the studio, they were approached by a frail, young man with upturned collar and hat pulled low who asked them, “Buddy, can you spare a dime?” That encounter led to the creation of a song whose lyrics and message became the anthem of the Great Depression, while songs promoted by the establishment included “Happy Days are Here Again” and “The Sunny Side of the Street.” Read More

04.29.21- Think $100 Silver Is A Crazy Price? Not If You Check Out This Chart!
Steve St Angelo

While we have witnessed a surge of new silver investment demand over the past year, it’s nothing compared to the massive buying coming in the future.  We know that there is something BIG happening in the silver market when the top silver analysts “conveniently” omit the massive global silver ETF demand in their surplus-deficit calculations.

I provided my analysis in response to the recent Kitco interview of Phillip Newman, managing director of Metals Focus, who provides the World Silver Survey for the Silver Institute. Read More

04.28.21- Silver Demand To Climb To 6-Year High In 2021: Silver Institute
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Silver demand to climb to a six-year high, what India’s massive gold import figures for March tell us about Asian gold demand, and a stash of antique coins in New England sheds light on a famous historical figure.

Silver Institute: Silver demand will climb to its highest since 2015 this year Read More

04.27.21- Gold Is Still the Best Money
Doug Casey

It’s an unfortunate historical anomaly that people think about the paper in their wallets as money. The dollar is, technically, a currency. A currency is a government substitute for money. But gold is money.

Now, why do I say that?

Historically, many things have been used as money. Cattle have been used as money in many societies, including Roman society. That’s where we get the word “pecuniary” from: the Latin word for cattle is pecus. Salt has been used as money, also in ancient Rome, and that’s where the word “salary” comes from; the Latin for salt is sal (or salis). Read More

04.26.21- Silver Enters Acceleration Phase
Peter Krauth

Spot silver is trading around $26 per ounce…but you can’t buy any at that price.

Instead, you’ll have to pay almost 50% more.

That’s right. If you want silver right now, you’ll need to pay at least $35 per ounce.

If you prefer government mint coins, and you’re willing to wait a month to get them, you’ll have to pay upwards of $37 per 1 oz coin. Read More

04.24.21- The US Mint - A Blast from the Past
Gold and Silver Education Center

Anyone who has interest in silver and especially silver coins knows the history of the Morgan and Peace silver dollars minted in the US until the 1920's (Morgans) and 1930's (Peace).  As Judy Shelton noted in her speech given at the Thomas Jefferson Library, a lot of thought was put into how the US dollar should originally be defined. Here is one excerpt from her speech:

"Based on Jefferson’s recommendations as laid out here…the Coinage Act of 1792 would define America’s dollar in terms of precise weights: 371.25 grains of pure silver or 24.75 grains of pure gold. Read More

04.23.21- Gold’s Perfect Storm
Richard (Rick) Mills

US Treasuries are as much sought-out by investors in a crisis or pending crisis, but lately, Treasuries have become much less popular as a means of storing wealth.

The reason is simple: T-bills don’t offer a good return, and neither do other sovereign debt instruments. Although US Treasury yields have been climbing, owing partly to expectations of inflation, in recent weeks this trend has reversed, amid renewed concerns about the pandemic. Read More

04.22.21- Do You Know What BTC, Doge Coin and NFTs Have in Common with Gold, Silver and Oil?
JS Kim

This year, Beeple, a digital artist whose highest price garnered for one of his works as of October 2020 was a mere $100, fetched more than $69M for a piece he transformed into an NFT. Doge Coin, a cryptocurrency that started as a tongue-in-cheek joke and the cryptocurrency favored by Shiba Inus worldwide, increased to a high of $0.4377 this year, a 1,563.2X multiple over its price of not even 1/3 of one penny ($0.0028) that it held for long periods of time during 2020. For both of these assets, it’s not difficult to convince recent buyers of such assets that the insane price bubble that has formed in these assets may soon pop. Read More

04.21.21- A Time to Fight Back
Craig Hemke

Many of us are fed up. We've dealt with the overt Bank price manipulation of the COMEX precious metals for years, if not decades, and we're all ready for it to end. Individually we are powerless to stop it, as The Banks and their captured "regulators" collude to maintain their power. However, collectively we may stand a chance to overwhelm and break them. Who's ready to take action?

One person who is already taking significant action is Chris Marcus. I'm so proud of him, and I'm happy to call him a friend. When he first contacted me five years ago to ask if I would participate in a chapter for his book, I happily obliged. Since, though, he has become a bulldog in the fight against The Banks. And he does it with passion and integrity, being sure to question all of his conclusions while always giving his adversary the opportunity to respond. Read More

04.20.21- $50 Silver Will Just Be a Pit-Stop for Higher Prices, Here's Why.
Mike Maloney


04.19.21- Why The Future Money
Is Gold And Silver

Alasdair Macleod

A reminder why gold and silver always will be sound money and why bitcoin cannot fill that role.

With bitcoin’s price still rising and expected to rise even more, there has been a growing belief in cryptocurrency circles that it will replace unbacked government currencies when they eventually fail. Read More

04.17.21- A Battle for Monetary Supremacy…
Gold, Bitcoin, and Fiat

Nick Giambruno

International Man: For over 2,500 years, gold has been mankind’s most enduring money.

With the emergence of Bitcoin—which has piqued the interest of many—there is a new hard money option.

How do you see the two as governments worldwide are engaged in the most extreme money printing experiment in history? Read More

04.16.21- Silver and platinum will outperform gold in 2021 as the economy recovers and industrial demand supports higher metals prices, says UBS
Emily Graffeo

2020 was one of the best years on record for gold, as investors piled into the safe-haven asset amid geopolitical and economic uncertainty. The precious metal even hit a record high of $US2,075 on August 7, 202.

But UBS Global Wealth Management strategists don’t see gold repeating its stellar performance in 2021. Instead, the firm sees other metals— including silver and platinum — outperforming gold during the year ahead. Read More

04.15.21- Gold Suddenly Gets Real-ly Interesting
Craig Hemke

Won’t take much to get prices moving higher again…

Since August, we’ve been waiting for a bottom and end of this current consolidation in COMEX gold prices. With the most recent U.S. inflation data, that day may finally be here. Read More

04.14.21- LBMA acknowledges “Buying Frenzy” in Silver Market and silver shortage Fears
Ronan Manly

The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has just published a new report titled “Silver Investment 2021: Report” which looks at recent developments in the investment silver sector.

While it’s not clear who actually wrote the report, as no author is specified, the LBMA states that it “acknowledges Metals Focus’ contribution to this report” so we can assume Metals Focus actually wrote it or was heavily involved. Metals Focus is a precious metals consultancy based in London, which also at times, writes the Silver Institute’s annual World Silver Survey. Read More

04.13.21- Back to the 1970s
Dan Amoss

After a multi-month correction in gold, fear and frustration are apparent among gold investors. But today, I’d like to present a case for sticking with gold. Here it is in a nutshell:

As long as politicians spend wildly and the Fed keeps monetary policy loose, the case for gold will remain compelling. And both are likely to continue for a long time.

It also has to do with supply. The amount of gold supply available on the market at any given time represents a tiny fraction of the potential demand for that gold. Read More

04.13.21- Back to the 1970s
Dan Amoss

After a multi-month correction in gold, fear and frustration are apparent among gold investors. But today, I’d like to present a case for sticking with gold. Here it is in a nutshell:

As long as politicians spend wildly and the Fed keeps monetary policy loose, the case for gold will remain compelling. And both are likely to continue for a long time.

It also has to do with supply. The amount of gold supply available on the market at any given time represents a tiny fraction of the potential demand for that gold. Read More

04.12.21- The battle of wills as inflation rises
Neils Christensen

The sentiment is improving in the precious metals market, but the tug of war between the global economic recovery and inflation is far from over.

Unfortunately, a new dynamic is now starting to assert itself within financial markets. First, a little background: bond yields have been rising sharply since the start of the year because of growing expectations that the U.S. will see a strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Those expectations were reaffirmed this past week when the International Monetary Fund significantly increased its economic growth forecasts.  Read More

04.10.21- Weekend Rant: Wokeless and Second Class
Donald Jeffries

America is on the way to instituting a new form of Apartheid. This one won’t be based on skin color. The new “Jim Crow” isn’t voting laws that logically require a photo ID to prevent fraud. It isn’t a convenient historical reference for prominent Blacks like Virginia Assistant Governor Justin Fairfax to invoke, because he was accused by two credible women of sexual assault. Nobody is “racist” against anyone with wealth or power, like Fairfax. Lots of average Whites may justifiably despise him, but they can’t be “racist” regardless. They don’t have power. He does.  Read More

04.09.21- Precious Metals Miners Setting Up for a Breakout Rally - Wait for Confirmation
Chris Vermeulen

Precious Metals have continued to slide sideways as the US stock markets have rallied into the FOMC meeting last week.  Not by coincidence, metals have continued to base/bottom near recent lows as concerns about the global debt/credit markets, central banks, and precious metal supplies continue to linger.  The US Fed indicated it will do whatever is necessary to support the recovering economy.  The question my research team asks in relation to the basis for a move in metals/miners is “do the global markets believe the global central banks still have control of the underlying global banking/credit markets well enough to prevent another massive rally in metals?”. Read More

04.08.21- Silver: How High Can It Spike?
Mike Maloney, Jeff Clark & Adam Taggart


04.07.21- Gold Rises as Financial Faith Weakens
Matthew Piepenburg

That said, I also joked that the only thing certain in life is uncertainty; and yet I stuck to my inflationary certainty.

With this paradox openly confessed, one of my former law professors sent me a polite yet challenging email to make a contrary case for inflation, as he had taught me (and many others) to do as part of a 3-year legal education in seeing two sides to every fact pattern. Read More

04.06.21- Disorder Will Come
- as Confucius Warned

Egon von Greyerz

When bubbles burst, we will discover how very few superior men there actually are – as defined by Confucius:

“The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.”
– Confucius
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04.05.21- Gold And US Dollar Hegemony
Kelsey Williams

The US dollar is the world’s reserve currency. That isn’t likely to change anytime soon.

All currencies are substitutes for real money, i.e. gold.  And because all governments inflate and destroy their own currencies, any potential alternatives to the US dollar are as bad or worse. Read More

04.03.21- Multiple Indications of a Reversal
in Gold and Silver

Gary S.Wagner

Both gold and silver had been trading under extreme pressure, resulting in dramatic price declines in both precious metals.

In fact, gold traded to an intraday low on Tuesday of just below $1680. Gold prices have been under pressure for quite some time as a multitude of factors have been directly responsible for the lower pricing. Rising yields on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes, a strong dollar in the United States, U.S. indices reaching all-time record highs on multiple occasions have directly attributed to the price decline in gold. Read More

04.02.21- The End Of This Correction Is Nigh: $100 Silver Ahead
Peter Krauth

Being a silver investor over the last few weeks has become more psychologically challenging.

That’s true even for us die-hard silver enthusiasts.

After all silver had a standout 2020, having gained about 47% in its best year since 2010. That easily outpaced gold’s own impressive 25% return. Read More

04.01.21- Gold's Singular Role
Kelsey Williams

When it comes to analyzing gold and gold prices there seems to be no limit to the explanations of cause and effect. The number of things presumed to be fundamental, or which are correlated to gold, has grown exponentially as gold receives more attention in the media and from the public.

The state of confusion that exists regarding gold and gold prices is exacerbated by the contradictions and conflicting arguments of almost all concerned parties. This includes investors, traders, analysts, brokers (make sure your broker is safe to trade), bankers, etc. Read More

03.31.21- Congressman Mooney Introduces Bill to End Federal Taxes on Gold and Silver
JP Cortez

Washington, D.C, March 30, 2021  U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) today re-introduced sound money legislation to remove all federal income taxation from gold and silver coins and bullion.

The Monetary Metals Tax Neutrality Act (H.R. 2284) backed by the Sound Money Defense League and free-market activists – would clarify that the sale or exchange of precious metals bullion and coins are not to be included in capital gains, losses, or any other type of federal income calculation. Read More

03.30.21- What Biden’s Big Infrastructure Push Means for Silver
Stefan Gleason

The federal government is spending and redistributing newly created cash so rapidly, it’s becoming difficult to keep track of which trillions are going where.

This week, President Joe Biden will pitch a $3 trillion “green” infrastructure package. That’s on top of the $1.9 trillion economic “relief” bill he recently signed into law. Read More

03.29.21- Market Report: Option Expiration
Alasdair Macleod

Gold and silver drifted lower on the week, with gold down $20 from last Friday’s close at $1725 in London morning trade, and silver down $1.20 at $25.03 on the same timescale. Yesterday saw the expiration of April options for both metals, and the bullion establishment appeared particularly keen to ensure that silver options with strike prices at $25 expired worthless. Accordingly, the silver price traded down to $24.45 yesterday, and by the close it had rallied to just above $25. Read More

03.27.21- A Touch of Silver
Lisa Kulick

In the field of robotics, metals offer advantages like strength, durability and electrical conductivity. But, they are heavy and rigid — properties that are undesirable in soft and flexible systems for wearable computing and human-machine interfaces. 

Hydrogels, on the other hand, are lightweight, stretchable and biocompatible, making them excellent materials for contact lenses and tissue engineering scaffolding. They are, however, poor at conducting electricity, which is needed for digital circuits and bioelectronics applications. Read More

03.26.21- Helicopter Money Vs. Gold
Peter Krauth

This week Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spoke at the "Innovation Summit" hosted by the Bank for International Settlements.

During his talk, he dissed Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies saying they were "…highly volatile and therefore not really useful stores of value, and they're not backed by anything." Read More

03.25.21- Wall Street Bets Legit Learning
About Silver

James Henry Anders


Over that last now nearly two months, when the Wall Street Bets Gamestop ($GME) stock short squeeze story blew up.

An offshoot of silver-interested bullion buyers has emerged on a Reddit forum called WallStreetSilver.

Some of their growth, fun MEMEs, silver billboard fundraising, and other ongoings over there we have briefly been covering here on ZeroHedge. Read More

03.24.21- Making Sense of COMEX Gold & Silver Insanity
Matthew Piepenburg

We certainly live in interesting times. Yet be you bear or bull, left or right, optimist, cynic or pessimist, one would be hard pressed to pretend that anything is, well, normal.

The Controversially Insane

Many are questioning why a virus with a death rate of less than .4% has shut down the global economy for a year and counting. Read More

03.23.21- Is THE BIG SHORT Moment In Silver Just Days Away…COMEX Under Seige! 
David Morgan

It’s the perfect storm! Are we sitting on a powder keg ready to explode?

Is THE BIG SHORT Moment In Silver Just Days Away… COMEX Under Seige!

In this down to earth interview, Darryl and Brian Panes from As Good As Gold Australia interview David Morgan from the Morgan Report, who shares his views on the concerning shortages of silver worldwide. Read More

03.22.21- Silver, simple and effective
Korbinian Koller

Even as a savvy investor, you have been challenged over the last year. The biggest challenges are the rate of change in the world and the number of unresolved issues. The market doesn’t like uncertainties. We as humans are also at some point saturated with variable news items and overall data overload. Feeling safe requires simplicity. Being safe should be a core foundation for operating one’s daily life. When looking for safe havens for your wealth or investment opportunities, you get bombarded with a variety of opinions shoved into your face more than ever before. Silver, simple and effective. Read More

03.20.21- Downfall of the Silver Cartel
Wall Street Silver


03.19.21- Gold vs. the stock market
Simon Black

More than 3,000 years ago in the early 12th century BC, Greco-Roman legend tells us of a mythical pair of monsters located in the Strait of Messina in southern Italy.

The monsters were named Scylla and Charybdis. And both Homer’sOdyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid describe the terror of sailors who came into contact with them. Read More

03.18.21- COMEX “Delivery” Update
Craig Hemke

Are we getting close to “breaking the COMEX”?

 by Craig Hemke via Sprott Money News

After a tumultuous 2020 for the Bullion Banks, the delivery demand at COMEX has continued unabated in 2021. Are we getting close to “breaking the COMEX”? No, not yet. However, global physical demand is clearly placing a strain on The Banks’ ability to flow metal around the planet and then make delivery at the price discovered through their fractional reserve and digital derivative pricing scheme. Read More

03.17.21- The Lows in Gold are Behind Us: Celebrate The Return Of The Bull
Michael Ballanger

I had not intended to hit the keyboard today, having worked all week to prepare the Special Situations Report on my top-performing Norseman Silver Ltd. (NOC:TSX.V) (whose 65% year-to-date advance and 869% advance since the March 2020 lows has been a pleasant surprise), but Friday’s COT (Commitments of Traders) report grabbed me by the throat and slammed me into the chair. Read More

03.16.21- Here Is Why Silver And Platinum Will Outperform Gold In 2021
Michael Kuchar

Gold is a safe haven for investors in times of uncertainty. Investors rush to accumulate precious metals when conventional paper investments such as stocks decline or experience volatility. For this reason, gold had a good run in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic coupled with geopolitical and economic uncertainty.

Investors resorted to stockpiling precious metals to protect their wealth. As a result, the price of precious metals leaped significantly due to a supply deficit. To be precise, gold recorded a 20% increase while silver and platinum increased 47% and 10%, respectively. Read More

03.15.21- Forbes: Excessive Monetary Stimulus Leaves Gold “Greatly Undervalued”
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: How the expansion of money supply is boosting gold’s allure, an overview of last year’s precious metals imports to the U.S., and U.S. Mint releases final batch of American Gold Eagle coins with current design.Read More

03.13.21- Be a 'Silver Hodler' 
Peter Krauth

Silver is an odd metal.

The crowd loves to hate on it for decades. That's simply because they don't really understand it. But when sentiment flips, it becomes a rock star.

I think silver has entered its rock star period. And it's about to generate a string of hits. They won't be back to back, but they will be regular, with each subsequent one outdoing the previous. Read More

03.12.21- How Gold & Silver Will Someday Make a Vacation Home Very Affordable
Jeff Clark

It’s one of our most popular articles: how much gold and silver will I need to buy a vacation home?

We last looked at these ratios in the summer of 2019, so time for an update.

As you know, gold and silver prices are higher than they were 18 months ago—but so are real estate prices. Partly due to a shift in geographical trends from the pandemic, but mostly a result of extremely low interest rates. Mortgage rates in the US hit an all-time historic low in December, Read More

03.11.21- What to expect from the coming Currency Reset
John Butler

In our present age, we see all of the traditional harbingers of a future currency reset in growing measure. Already elevated for many years prior, government debts and money supply growth have exploded during the Covid-19 pandemic. Interest rates remain near zero, or even negative across mature economies. Taxes have been increasing and broadening to capture more forms of economic activity. Regulations are becoming ever more complex and more difficult and expensive with which to comply. Read More

03.10.21- U.S. Mint Silver Eagle Sales Continue To Be Strong In March While The SLV ETF Sheds More Silver
Steve St Angelo

JP Morgan and its Authorized Participants played a very SAVVY “Accounting Gimmick” to squelch the Silver ShortSqueeze…

In March, sales of Silver Eagles continue to be quite strong as investors pay hefty premiums for the highly sought-after U.S. official silver coin.  Also, the U.S. Mint has sold 70 times more Silver Eagles than Gold Eagles in the first eight days of March.  This is nearly three times the ratio of Silver to Gold Eagles sold last month in February. Read More

03.09.21- Signs of a bottom
in Gold and Silver prices

Stefan Gleason

On Saturday, Senate Democrats narrowly passed their massive COVID relief bill on a party line vote. It includes $1,400 in additional free-money handouts for most Americans, $350 billion in aid to state and local governments, and hundreds of billions more for various other pet programs.

Upon approval by the House of Representatives and President Joe Biden’s signature, expected later this week, another wave of government-induced inflation will cycle through the economy. Read More

03.08.21- A Time To Act
Ted Butler

Interest in silver and concerns about its price being artificially suppressed by excessive short selling are now at levels never seen before. While those concerns are well-founded, in my opinion, too often the remedy for what to do about it is less clear.

Since silver and silver futures trading is regulated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), it is the statutory first line of defense against market manipulation. Here’s something that will take only a few moments and has always worked in the past in assuring the agency will, at least, address the issue directly. Read More

03.06.21- Negative Real Yields: A Precious Indicator for Precious Metals & Market Bubbles
Thomas Lott and Matthew Piepenburg

Below we look at precious metals, risk assets and the critical importance of negative real yields and the Fed’s unenviable position between a currency-killing rock or market-destroying hard place.

I’ve often joked that fretting over delusional price moves in individual stock names in a market Twilight Zone is akin to fretting over the desert choices on the Titanic’s dinner menu. Read More

03.05.21- Why Did the Silver Squeeze Fail to Launch Silver Prices Last Month, as Advertised?
JS Kim

Let's discuss why the silver squeeze failed to launch silver prices higher last month, as was the online consensus in the silver community. With all the excitement in early February when silver was trading solidly above $28 an ounce and gold was trading at about $1,860 an ounce and that a coming silver shot to the moon caused by a developing silver short squeeze that could send silver skyrocketing to $1,000 after the COMEX defaulted on silver futures contracts that stood for delivery, what the heck happened? The easiest answer is just four words: “don’t believe the hype”. Read More

03.04.21- The Cheapest Asset in the World
Jeff Clark

Silver outperformed gold last year, and has so far this year, too. The gold-silver ratio has fallen from 123 last March to 64 today. Silver’s 12-month performance is also strong, up about 60% since last February 28.

And yet, silver remains one of the most undervalued investments that can be bought today.

Regardless of what asset class you compare it to, silver offers better value to investors right now than almost anything else. Read More

03.03.21- Silver Is Sticky Money
Peter Krauth

Many don't realize, but silver is considered to have been the first metal to serve as currency.

Could silver one day regain its role as money? Perhaps. It's widely accepted that gold was used as money by Lydian merchants around 550 BC, roughly 2,500 years ago.

But even before that was silver, more than 4,000 years ago in ancient Greece. At the time, silver ingots were used as payment in transactions of trade. Back when Athens oversaw an empire, its silver coin was the tetradrachm. Read More

03.02.21- Breaking the Silver Market: Investment Demand To Overwhelm
the Market

Steve St Angelo

The Silver Market is on the verge of being overwhelmed by investment demand.  While this has been a steady process over the past decade, the situation changed rapidly in 2020, and especially in the last two months.  Since the WallStreetBets “SilverSqueeze” campaign, more investors are waking up to the SILVER STORY.

There’s now even a new GoFundMe Campaign that has raised over $57,000 to promote the Silver Squeeze Theme to the public.  It seems that Social Media is now becoming a much larger MOUTHPIECE for Silver. Read More

03.01.21- Well This Looks Disturbingly Familiar
Johm Rubino

Last March, the financial markets were rocked by a disease that public health officials defined as a pandemic. Stocks and gold both tanked, and the locked-down economy went into free-fall. Read More

02.27.21- 'Gold is going to be outpaced by silver and platinum'
Bill Baruch


02.26.21- Bank of America Anticipates $2,000 Gold in 2021
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Bank of America sets a 2021 gold price target of $2,000, why silver could jumpstart the next precious metals bull cycle, and thefts of catalytic converters from cars are on the rise, driven by high prices in platinum and palladium. Read More

02.13.21- A World That Operates By Financial Cheating And Unsound Money Is Doomed
Mike Shedlock

It's all phony money but there's no revolt yet.

Value for Value

My friend Hugo Salinas Price wrote a short post that I agree with. 

Please consider A World that Operates by Cheating Is Doomed Read More

02.12.21- GOLD/SILVER RATIO ALERT! Rigged Gold-to-Silver Ratio Ready to
"SNAP BACK" to 1-to-1!!

Bix Weir


02.11.21- Short The Fed, Buy Gold
Peter Krauth

Yellen is Treasury Secretary. Powell is Fed Chair. And Sanders is head of the Senate Budget Committee. 

Most of the time, it’s impossible to tell the future. But there are exceptions. Right now, there’s no room left to read between the lines. The goals, and outcome, are obvious.

America, along with the rest of the world, is going to try and spend its way out of the pandemic crisis.  Read More

02.10.21- Investor Gold Demand Running
At Red Hot Levels

Michael Kosares

Though gold has struggled to regain the momentum so far in 2021, silver and platinum are off to solid starts. Silver was up almost 2% in January, and platinum, almost 4%. Gold, though, was down just over 1%.

Demand for gold and silver coins for delivery is running red hot exacerbated by tightening supplies and delayed releases of new coinage from sovereign mints. As a result, premiums – the amount investors pay over a coin’s melt value - have begun to move higher.  Read More

02.09.21- US Mint Warns It Can't Meet "Surging Demand" For Silver & Gold
Tyler Durden

With The Fed printing money 'out the wazoo', monetizing COVID relief package debt as fast as Congress can pass the bills, demand for bullion was already surging. However, the last week or so, on the heels of the Reddit-Raiders taking aim at Silver, demand for silver (and gold coins) has exploded...

Sales of U.S. gold bullion coins rose 258% in 2020 while silver coin demand was up 28%, the U.S. Mint said Tuesday. Read More

02.08.21- Silver Short Squeeze -
What's really going on

Marin Katusa


02.06.21- Gold vs Bitcoin is F-ing stupid
Mark E Jeftovic

With all due respect to the people arguing this one way or the other – many of whom are super intelligent. This argument is a self-defeating doom loop that can only be resolved via an act of faith.

Introducing your Economic Apocalypse Toolkit

With both Bitcoin and gold (and stonks, for that matter) at or recently off of all time highs the age old debate of whether gold is better than Bitcoin or vice versa is everywhere. I finally sat down and mapped out the Economic Apocalypse Toolkit after listening to Grant Williams and Bill Fleckenstein’s End Game podcast episode with Fred Hickey, who writes The High Tech StrategistRead More

02.05.21- $1000 Silver? What would be the price of Silver if not manipulated?
Ronan Manly


02.04.21- Reddit Giveth, And Reddit Taketh Away
John Rubino

For just a little while – literally a couple of days – silver stackers saw the light of sudden riches at the end of the tunnel. The Reddit/Robinhood hoards had noticed that the metal was cheap and blatantly manipulated, and therefore ripe for an epic short squeeze.

They were piling into SLV and PSLV, forcing those ETFs to buy up all the available physical silver and, it was hoped, crush the paper players who have since time immemorial used futures contracts to torment the metal’s fans. The weekend was all anticipation, as coin dealers pulled their inventory off the market and premiums spiked to over $10/oz.  Read More

02.03.21- The Philosophy of Debt, the Math of Precious Metals
Egon von Greyerz

Market insights often come from unexpected sources.

One of Harvard’s most beloved and popular professors, for example, was not an economist, but the brilliant (and thus controversial) campus philosopher, Cornel West.

Professor West filled Harvard’s auditoriums with hundreds of awe-struck undergrads who marveled at his ability to break down Wittgenstein, Royce, Nietzsche and William James as others might rattle off stats for the Boston Red Sox or Newcastle’s odds in the Premier League. Read More

02.02.21- What Will Reddit Do With Silver?
29 January

Keith Weiner

The hot story this week is the incredible run up in the stock price of GameStop. A week ago, this was a $40 stock, with the company losing well over $4 a share. That’s not surprising for a retail store operator in the world of lockdowns. What is surprising is what happened this week.

The share price ran up to almost $500.

To understand why, let’s take a step back and look at the context. Read More

02.01.21- "Everyone Is Afraid Ahead Of The Open" - Reddit-Raiders Spark Nationwide
Physical Silver Shortage

Tyler Durden

It would appear the run on silver has begun. With the market closed, traders have rushed to secure some exposure to silver ahead of what WSB suggests could be "the world's biggest short squeeze" and that has left bullion dealers 

As we noted below, the premium for physical silver had soared late Friday and into  Saturday (after the massive flows into SLV), but as Sunday rolled around, bullion dealers are now facing massive shortages of physical coins.Read More

01.30.21- Silver May Rally Above $39 On Range Breakout
Chris Vermeulen

Nearly 6+ months ago, our research team highlighted a unique price range that appears to be repeating itself in Silver.  This price range consists of a $5.40 bullish or bearish price phase.  Using our 100% measured move techniques, we’ve seen silver move higher and lower by this range over the past 10+ months and, quite interestingly, the current sideways price range in Silver is almost exactly a $5.40 range. After a bit of research related to the explosive upside price move in June 2020, where Silver rallied from $17.75 to levels over $28.75 – an $11 Candle Body Range (nearly 2x the $5.40 range), our researcher team believes the next breakout move in Silver may be another 2x or 3x rally – ranging from an $11+ rally to a $16.50+ rally.  This suggests a potential upside price target in Silver near $39 to $45 if our research is correct. Read More

01.29.21- Epic Gold Market To Follow Epic Stock Market Bubble
Egon von Greyerz

Most investors are more interested in getting richer than preserving wealth. This is why they will never exit the stock market. As the Dow up 39x in the last 50 years this has been the right strategy. Only since 2009, the Dow is up 5x! So clearly a Win-Win position!

But as Jeremy Grantham recently said, stocks are in an “epic bubble”. Still most investors ignore this since greed dominates their emotions. If stocks are up 3,800% since 1971, there is no reason why it shouldn’t continue. Read More

01.28.21- Someting Big Just Happened in the U.S. Mint Gold Eagle Market
Steve St Angelo

Something BIG just happened in the U.S. Mint Gold Eagle Market this month.

Not only have Gold Eagle sales in the first three weeks of January surpassed last year’s total by a factor of three, but it’s also the highest figure since the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis. While Silver Eagle sales have been the main focus of precious metals investors in the past year, Gold Eagle sales are now the new spotlight. Read More

01.27.21- The Gold Bull Market
Is Just Getting Started

Tyler Durden

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of President Nixon’s decision to suspend the convertibility of U.S. dollars into gold. At that time gold was just $35 per ounce. As we approach the August 13th “golden anniversary” date, a review of the past 50-years is worthwhile.

Strategic View: Gold Could see $25,000 in 10 years

The two big rallies in gold occurred over roughly 10-year periods. Both saw dramatic increases in the value of gold.  From August 1971 to 1980, gold rallied from $35 per ounce to over $700 per ounce, a twenty-fold increase. Read More

01.26.21- Silver, one system isn’t enough
Korbinian Koller

When you start freshly entering the trading arena, it is fascinating that all it takes is pushing a button to be in a winning trade (or a losing one). The ease of participation isn’t the only unusual aspect of trading. In this week’s chartbook, we want to illuminate that many traders fail in assuming that one trading system is sufficient. If you, like many others, have after years of struggle finally established an edge, let’s say through a trend following system approach, you risk getting into serious trouble if a market transform into a multi year sideways market. With only one screwdriver, it is hard to get a nail into the wall. Silver, one system isn’t enough. Read More

01.25.21- Inauguration Day Isn’t For Biden
—It’s For Silver!

Jeff Clark

Whether you’re happy about it or not, Joe Biden will take the presidential oath of office on Wednesday, January 20. But while it’s the official induction of a new president, the real inauguration will be for one of our favorite metals, the one that is the most versatile and vital for the world we live in today: silver.

That’s because President Biden’s policies will be a boon for demand—both industrial and monetary. Read More

01.23.21- Gold Stocks' Upleg Intact
Adam Hamilton, CPA

The gold miners' stocks have had a wild ride this month, surging then plunging. After hitting new upleg highs, the leading gold-stock benchmark collapsed in a sharp drawdown. That gutted bullish sentiment, bringing back worried bearishness. But despite that big swing, the uptrend of gold stocks' young upleg remains intact. This sector is still marching higher on balance with gold, a bullish omen for further gains.

Price action in the financial markets is never linear for long. Asset prices perpetually flow and ebb, often chaotically from day to day. That reminds me of Mark Twain's famous quote, "If you don't like the weather... just wait a few minutes." Volatility is a constant companion in the markets, forever toying with traders' emotions. But over longer-term time horizons, this incessant daily noise tends to form tradable trends. Read More

01.22.21- Is The Gold Window Closing?
Darryl Robert Schoon

This Article Is Dedicated To The Memory of Professor Antal E. Fekete (1932-2020) >>>

After receiving the above email, I called Terry, i.e. Ralph T. (Terry) Foster, gold coin dealer and author, Fiat Paper Money – The History and Evolution of Our Currency. He explained the gold market had been tight for months and is now even tighter, resulting in his message to clients. Read More

01.21.21- Money Printing, Money Printing and More Money Printing
Dave Kranzler

“Gold, unlike all other commodities, is a currency…and the major thrust in the demand for gold is not for jewelry. It’s not for anything other than an escape from what is perceived to be a fiat money system, paper money, that seems to be deteriorating.”  –  Alan Greenspan, ex-US Federal Reserve Chairman, August 23, 2011 Read More

01.20.21- The Coming Gold Rush
Hugo Salinas Price

The commentary section of Kitco is mostly made up of inane comments regarding the evolution of the price of gold. Clearly, Kitco is deathly afraid of posting any realistic appraisal of the movements in gold's price.  

Actually, there is no reason at all to read Kitco's comments, for the gold graphs speak all too clearly of what is going on: the price of gold is under strict control by The Powers That Be, because a surging price of gold would announce the collapse of the value of the US Dollar.  Read More

01.19.21- 2021 Outlook: Strong Year 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: What to expect in terms of price drivers for gold in 2021, demand for physical gold to remain as prominent this year, and what’s really driving expectations of heightened silver demand.

The World Gold Council’s 2021 outlook is out, and it forecasts a strong year for gold  Read More

01.18.21- Gold Sheared, Silver Smeared
Mark Mead Baillie

Gold was sheared this past week by -1.2% and is now -3.9% year-to-date.

Silver was smeared this past week by -2.6% and is now -6.4% year-to-date.

But relax: have a cracker 'n schmear, perhaps even a beer, and we'll try to relate to make it all clear.  Read More

01.16.21- Biden's Banana Republic
Egon von Greyerz

Donald Trump is probably the luckiest presidential candidate in history to have lost an election. He doesn’t realise it yet as he suffers from a self-inflicted wound in the final moments of his presidency. Nor does Biden yet realise how unlucky he is to have won. But that will soon change as his presidency goes from crisis to crisis in all areas from monetary to fiscal to social and political. Very little will go right during his presidency.

The next four years could easily be four years of hell for Biden (if he stays the course for the whole four years), for the US and thus for the world.  Read More

01.15.21- And Now, for Something Entirely Different: You May Want to Rethink the Jab
Bob Moriarty

The Bill Gates Effect: WHO’s  DTP Vaccine Killed More Children in Africa Than the Diseases it Targeted.

Portuguese health worker, 41, dies two days after getting the Pfizer Covid vaccine as her father says he 'wants answers'.

Mexican doctor hospitalized after receiving COVID-19 vaccine. Read More

01.14.21- Silver to Reach $200 Per Ounce
Michael Oliver

Technical analyst Michael Oliver has just been interviewed on Palisades Gold Radio.

Since mid-2018, gold has gone from $1160 to $2000 and has done so without the help of weak stock markets. Now the dollar is turning downwards while markets are at highs. Big investors seem to be moving assets into different sectors, and soon we may see a violent rebalancing. Read More

01.13.21- Silver and platinum will outperform gold in 2021 as the economy recovers and industrial demand supports higher metals prices, says UBS
Emily Graffeo

2020 was one of the best years on record for gold, as investors piled into the safe-haven asset amid geopolitical and economic uncertainty. The precious metal even hit a record high of $2,075 on August 7, 2020.

But UBS Global Wealth Management strategists don't see gold repeating its stellar performance in 2021. Instead, the firm sees other metals- including silver and platinum - outperforming gold during the year ahead. 

As the economy improves in 2021, industrial demand will support silver and platinum group metal prices, said UBS. The strategists expect silver prices to reach $30 per ounce by the end of the first quarter and eventually level off to $27 per ounce by the end of 2021. Silver is currently trading around $25 per ounce. Read More

01.12.21- Black Swans, Ordinary Swans And Metals
GE Christenson

AT A GLANCE

Expect more of the same for 2021 – massive debt, central bank “printing,” and dollar devaluation, while consumer prices and inflation rise.

Gold and silver have been insurance and protection for thousands of years. They will shine in 2021.

Regression to the mean suggests lower prices for stocks and higher prices for commodities. Read More

01.11.21- Regime Change
Michael Ballanger

The events of this week are dominating the news cycle with a sitting president days away from being replaced while Congressional and Senatorial leaders debate whether he should be impeached immediately. If I were having a chat with Mr. Trump, I would advise him to refrain from reading his own press clippings because they will only offer you glimpses of past glory and never reveal the reality of the moment. It like that great story where Gordie Howe asks a hungover rookie to pick up his game to which the rookie replies “I had four goals last night; I can afford a night off.” Gordie placed his size fifteen hand around the kid’s neck slowly squeezing and said “Son, you are only as good as your last shift.” Trump should have been on the bench to hear that. In fact, Gordie Howe would have been a superb Chief of Staff because no one would dare deviate from what can only be described as “proper decorum” and inciting a mob of “deplorables” to storm the Capitol building would certainly have had Gordie’s attention. Read More

01.09.21- Gold Stocks Break Out
Adam Hamilton, CPA

The gold miners’ stocks entered this young new year with a bang, as their leading index surged to a major breakout above multiple key resistance lines.  That really strengthens the technical case that gold stocks’ next bull-market upleg is underway.  This sector has been carving a textbook-perfect series of higher lows and higher highs since late November now, forming a young upleg.  Those usually mature to massive gains. Read More

01.08.21- U.S. Mint Sells 2.7 Million Silver Eagles First Week Of 2021
Steve St Angelo

With the Fed and central banks pumping up the markets with a record amount of money printing, liquidity, and stimulus, investor demand for precious metals continues to be very strong.  In the first week of 2021, the U.S. Mint sold 2.7 million Silver Eagles.  The Mint also sold 45,000 oz of Gold Eagles.

While Silver Eagle sales are elevated in the first month of every year as the Authorized Purchases are stockpiling the new dated official coin, 2.7 million in the first week is a solid start.  With three more weeks in the month, sales of Silver Eagles may reach 4-5 million.  According to the U.S. Mint website, here is the breakdown in Silver and Gold Eagle Sales. Read More

01.07.21- What 2020 Signals
about Gold and Silver in 2021

Jeff Clark

It’s not exactly a surprise, but Merriam-Webster said the 2020 word of the year was unprecedented. Overused perhaps, but definitely accurate.

What will this year bring with gold and silver?

The answer begins by looking at the context of 2020—where we came from and where it left us. So let’s review to see just how unprecedented last year was, including gold and silver’s performance vs. other assets. And then we’ll examine the potential catalysts that are still brewing. Read More

01.06.20- And Now, for Somthing Entirely Different: A Time for New Beginnings and Ending That Which Must End
Doug “Uncola” Lynn

Janus is an ancient Roman, a composite god who is associated with doorways, beginnings, and transitions. A usually two-faced god, he looks to both the future and the past at the same time, embodying a binary.

– Source

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.

– Thomas Pynchon, “Gravity’s Rainbow” (1973) Read More

01.05.21- Poll Data: Silver Stackers and Solar Panels to Push Silver Higher
Birch Gold Group

This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: Silver to emerge as top commodity in 2021, gold and oil to create a boom in raw materials, and 5 reasons why gold is an essential part of any portfolio.

Silver will be the best performer in a bullish precious metals market Read More

01.04.21- Will Gold & Silver Go Vertical in 2021?
Jordan Roy-Byrne

The correction in price has ended, juniors are recovering, and Silver is leading. This has led to some renewed excitement amongst the faithful. 

But the sector has not broken out yet, and other than the junior silver stocks (SILJ), is not close to a breakout point.

A vertical move typically entails some type of breakout. Let’s see how close the various markets are and evaluate the prognosis for a vertical move in 2021.

We plot the monthly candle charts for Gold and Silver below. Read More

01.02.20- Gold Prices, Fort Knox, Debt…And The Twilight Zone
Gary Christenson

Story at a Glance:

Gold rose $58 to $1,840 (recent low about $1,760) for the week ended December 6, while silver rose $1.66 to $24.21 (recent low around $22.00) for the week.

As we descend into the Twilight Zone, the major stock indices made new highs this week, showing, once again, that fake money encourages fake prices.

Stock market capitalization reached an all-time high compared to GDP. 1929 and 2000 peaks come to mind….

Gold and silver prices are inexpensive relative to “paper” prices—see below. Read More

01.01.21- The Fed Is About To Go Weimar –
Gold And Silver Will Soar

Dave Kranzler

Note:   I learned of the Fed’s redefinition of M1 from the invaluable research of John Williams at Shadowstats.com – This information was not reported by any mainstream financial news sources.

The Federal Reserve quietly announced on December 17, 2020 that it is redefining the M1 and M2 Money Supply Measures (H.6 Release) by shifting the savings deposits component into M1 from M2.   M1 is supposed to measure “demand money” – i.e. funds that can be accessed for use without prior notice, primarily checking account funds, including travelers checks and free-floating currency.   M2 is M1 plus “term” deposits:  savings accounts, CD’s in amounts of less than $100k and retail money market funds. Read More

 

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