Category: Precious Metals
- May 19th, 2011
Gold and silver investors are putting away precious metals to use in a worst case scenario – if and when a paper currency collapse wipes out the purchasing power of traditional units of monetary exchange. In this respect, we can’t stress enough that before you buy you must do your research, especially if you are investing large portions of your retirement savings, lest you lose everything.
- April 26th, 2011
Sent via email: ‘Due to the recent incredible demand for Gold and Silver bullion products, APMEX would like to offer you an exclusive opportunity to LOCK IN YOUR PRICES and sell us some of your U.S. Mint collection. This is a limited time offer and it is first come, first served until we have secured enough U.S. Mint bullion products to meet our current demand!’
- April 25th, 2011
For those concerned with the unlikely possibility of confiscatory action by government we continue to recommend, as we have done previously, that you obtain a shovel – and dig deep. Confiscation is a purely speculative proposition at this time, and we strongly believe that gold and silver remain some of the best investment assets in today’s uncertain world.
- April 19th, 2011
Bill Cramer of St. Louis purchased 5000 ounces of silver back in 2003 for a spot price of $4.94 and stored it with an east coast broker. When he was discussing his holdings with his coin dealer, the dealer dared him to try and take delivery of the metal.
- April 18th, 2011
For now, if you’re a gold buyer, you’re still a little wacky, but certainly not a tin foil quack like you were back in 2008 or before.
- March 15th, 2011
Throughout history there has been one asset that, regardless of the type of crisis, has always been turned to in times of confusion and panic. Whether the crisis was financial, energy related, or involved global confrontation, individuals and governments alike have always turned to gold as a last resort. When currencies collapse, when governments lose credibility, and when people panic, precious metals have always been the sought after wealth preservation mechanism.
- March 7th, 2011
If there’s one asset that’s heated up over the last several months amid tensions in the middle east and a second round of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing, it’s silver. The price has risen so dramatically, some 20% since January 1, 2011 through today, that investors may be wondering what actions they should take.
- February 24th, 2011
As the price of precious metals sky rockets the world over, enterprising counterfeiters in China are jumping on the bandwagon.
- February 18th, 2011
We’ve learned that the puppeteers behind the US government, in order to facilitate a move into a new world currency, are considering or may have already begun moving forward with a plan to confiscate gold and silver from the American public.
- February 6th, 2011
Most of our neighbors and fellow citizens have not an inkling what is coming their way. They wonâ€™t be ready. You can be.
- January 25th, 2011
If part of your wealth diversification strategy includes the stockpiling of gold and silver bullion outside of the United States, be warned.
- January 17th, 2011
The fact that large financial institutions like JP Morgan are able to place ‘bets’ on paper, essentially without limits, means that manipulation may continue unabated for a while longer. Until, that is, global instability leads investors to request physical metals in exchange for their paper receipts. It is at this point that the entire paper gold and silver markets will be revealed as the house of cards that they actually are.
- December 30th, 2010
As explained in the latest mini-documentary from Future Money Trends, silver has a long history of use in practical application. From health related benefits to current uses in industrial application, silver is by far a more useful precious metal than its rarer counterpart.
- December 9th, 2010
When it hits the fan, and you really need access to that allocated gold you bought through a bank broker, you can be assured that it won’t be available. Imagine a scenario where the US dollar completely collapses causing panic across the world. Everyone with physical gold holdings is going to head straight to their local banker to claim and take physical delivery of their precious metals.
- December 8th, 2010
Many financial advisers suggest a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds. This strategy has worked since the 1960′s, and many advisers believe it will work going forward. Just listen to any Sunday afternoon AM talk show host promoting mutual funds. They’ll set you up with a diversified portfolio of blue chip stocks, US Treasuries and corporate bonds. In the past, when one went up, the other went down – providing security for savings.
- December 3rd, 2010
It is literally impossible to pay off all claims at current (par) dollar value. If nothing is done and we do go through a hyperinflation of the dollar, all of these fantastic dollar gains in equities will be an illusion. It is those who hold the real tangible items or claims on those items who will win.
- November 11th, 2010
Both have been used as money since forever. Historically, the price of gold has almost always been greater than that of silver. This is because silver is somewhere around ten to twenty times more plentiful in nature. Does this mean that we should only hold gold? I say no for a variety of reasons.
- October 5th, 2010
One can only surmise that the mega-rich, those in the know with connections within our political and financial systems, already have a good idea of what’s headed our way. And they’re not taking any chances with their wealth.
- October 4th, 2010
If one were a speculator or stock market trader playing gold’s short term moves, they would likely be on the long side of the trade with tight stops built in case it were to reverse course. Since we prefer not to speculate with our wealth, our outlook for gold is and always has been to invest, not speculate, for the long term.
- October 3rd, 2010
The recent price rises in gold, possibility of more quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve, collapsing home prices and uncertainty about the future of the US dollar have sparked much debate about what steps to take in order to achieve maximum preservation of wealth and ensure that you are holding on to the right assets if the SHTF.
- September 27th, 2010
Europeâ€™s central banks have all but halted sales of their gold reserves, ending a run of large disposals each year for more than a decade.
- September 21st, 2010
With gold reaching all time [nominal] highs several times in the last few months, ABC news and mainstream media has been asking: Is gold in a bubble and should you invest?
- September 13th, 2010
US consumers, already getting hit hard with permanent job losses that are never coming back, wage decreases, and depreciating real estate prices, understand that with their current debt load, most will never be able to pay back the money they owe. So, instead of defaulting on their debt with available credit remaining on their cards, they’ve decided to max out those cards before they stop paying.
- September 5th, 2010
If you were dying of thirst in the middle of the desert, would you give up your family heirloom diamonds, in exchange for a gallon of water? The answer is obviousâ€”yes.
- September 1st, 2010
Whether you’re buying gold bricks to diversify some of your amassed wealth or stocking pre-1965 quarters for your bug-out bags, you can feel confident that you are backed by over 5,000 years of monetary history that proves your investment will never go to zero.
- August 26th, 2010
When the world was on a gold standard, there was never any discussion in the markets of the terms nominal versus real. They were one and the same.
- August 20th, 2010
The point is, there are lots of monetary and financial games afoot, and looking at traditional methods for investing all of your wealth may leave you holding worthless paper at exactly the time you need to have something of worth, something physical, in your possession.
- August 19th, 2010
“We had a hint that maybe the ratio of ounces of silver to ounces of gold may go through this wild gyration and end up, at some point, briefly, at one to one.”
- August 6th, 2010
This economic impending disaster is one that Americans do not understand and will overtake the mass majority like a thief in the night. Your typical American will not fully realize what has actually happened until they go to the bank to cash their check and find it closed with military guarding the front door.
- August 3rd, 2010
Which would you prefer: enslavement or freedom and justice?
- July 29th, 2010
Has gold achieved bubble status yet? Our opinion is that gold is nowhere close. We haven’t even achieved the inflation adjusted highs of the 1980′s gold bubble as of yet, which would put gold somewhere in the area of $2300.
- July 21st, 2010
The new 1099 provisions in the health care bill, which will force business owners to declare all purchases over $600 on their yearly tax return, will also directly affect the sale of gold coins and bullion
- July 13th, 2010
The Debasement or Destruction of value in their money, has led to the decline and collapse of at least 6 major empires throughout history.
- July 7th, 2010
The intent of this article is not to make a case for deflation or inflation. Our purpose in this article is to provide readers, those who desire to preserve their wealth and purchasing power, a basic historical perspective about precious metals like gold and silver in both, inflationary and deflationary, scenarios.
- June 4th, 2010
Peter Schiff, founder of Euro Pacific Capital and soon to be gold dealer Euro Pacific Precious Metals, did his own research, and determined that Goldline was charging at least 67% “commission” for gold coins that his company offers for just 2% above the spot price.
- May 27th, 2010
It is clear that when a country’s private sector loses confidence in its government, there is only one feasible place to go for safety because it’s readily recognizable and liquid – precious metals.
- May 25th, 2010
Everything you need to know about precious metals including a brief history, why precious metals are money, the gold standard, arguments against gold, how precious metals relate to the monetary base, types of gold investments, what and how to buy, and industrial applications.
- May 25th, 2010
We’ve oft discussed gold as a hedge against not inflation, but the cause of it, which is governments run amok.
- May 21st, 2010
While our government tells us to invest in stocks and bonds, the Chinese have been actively promoting gold to their population of over $1 Billion.
- May 16th, 2010
After watching the foreign currency exchanges for the last couple of months one would think that whatever problems the dollar had in 2008 and 2009 are long gone.
- May 15th, 2010
We’ve heard many a price projection from precious metals analysts, but none so optimistic as that of Jeff Nielson.
- May 12th, 2010
So the question becomes, â€œGiven that Americaâ€™s severe fiscal crisis undoubtedly is well-known to Big Money, why on earth is Big Money flooding into the risky fiat currency known as the Dollar?â€ The answer is: because Big Money does not know what else to do with itself right now. Therefore, hundreds of billions of Euros and other currencies perceived to be at-risk are flowing into what Big Money views as the â€œleast worstâ€ currency at the present time: the Dollar.
- May 3rd, 2010
The coming short term market period should be very exciting. Gold should now mount its assault on its Dec. high. If this can be breached, then the pattern of higher highs and higher lows will be reaffirmed.
- April 26th, 2010
Many a weekend since the beginning of the year has been occupied by a â€œcrisisâ€ in the euro. But this weekendâ€™s â€œcrisisâ€ seems to be the mother of them all. As such, it will probably put an end to them, and the gold market will pull out of its funk and resume its bull trend.
- April 19th, 2010
Well, what is it? Is gold moving sideways, or is it moving up? And this is not just a matter of semantics. The question is being asked from the very practical viewpoint of how do I make the most money?
- April 13th, 2010
This is the third best selling opportunity in the last 10 years. The first one was in 2000, the next one was in October ’07, the third one is somewhere between now and a few weeks from now.
- April 12th, 2010
The explosive move in gold which I have been predicting for some months is now under way. He who hesitates is not lost, but he does make smaller profits. You have undoubtedly heard of the death of a thousand cuts. You now face the death (of your profit) by a thousand decisions to do nothing.
- April 5th, 2010
The vast majority of people do not understand what is happening. The printing of money is a counterfeiting racket run against them by their own government. To avoid being robbed, they must be in gold. This is why every organ of establishment opinion denounces gold and tries to scare you away from it. If you value your hard earned wealth, do not listen to them
- March 31st, 2010
Whether you are planning for a collapse of our economic system, or simply want to diversify your assets in such a way that you don’t lose everything all at once in a massive stock market or real estate crash, gold is an investment you’ve probably considered.
- March 18th, 2010
Despite what we’ve heard from our benevolent leaders, we don’t think this economic crisis is over.
- March 9th, 2010
Are you a gold owner or an “unsecured creditor”? You cannot be both.
- February 22nd, 2010
There has been a sense in the gold market through the month of February that gold is going down, a sense of negativity and discouragement. Gold bugs are giving up and pulling out. The U.S. dollar index hit 81 on Friday. The Fed is tightening. â€œWhat more,â€ say the bears, â€œis there to say?â€
- February 18th, 2010
What does it mean? We’ll leave our readers to decide, but like Soros, we believe gold is the next big bubble, and it’s still in the process of being blown.
- February 10th, 2010
Whether or not The Federal Reserve can create enough money to offset the contraction within the system is the real question.
- February 8th, 2010
Dr. Marc Faber discusses the Chinese bubble, the US bubble, PIIGS, gold, oil, reserve currencies, and geopolitical considerations on February 5, 2010.
- February 6th, 2010
If silver and gold reacted only to fundamentals, then the prices would already be at record, inflation-adjusted highs. But, we live in a world where fundamentals don’t always matter.
- February 5th, 2010
The reality is that all of the problems that caused the recent economic crisis have not been fixed. In fact, many of these economics problems are even worse today.
- February 1st, 2010
When the short term is a puzzle, I take refuge by studying the long term, and so I thought that this week might be a good time to review the long term situation.
- January 21st, 2010
Gluskin Sheff Chief Economist and Strategist Davind Rosenberg discusses the reasons for why silver is an attractive investment poised to outperform even gold in the coming years.
- January 18th, 2010
This evidence is good enough to play and the One-handed Economist is back in a bullish position with regard to gold and gold stocks. We will soon know if this is correct because gold will rise and break above the Dec. 3 peak of $1,229.