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Precious Metals Analyst Totally Omits Silver Investment Demand From Market Fundamentals

The motivation to write this article came from several of my readers who sent me an interview by CPM Group’s Jeff Christian, at the San Franciso Gold and Silver Summit. In the video, Jeff claims that there has been a silver market surplus for ten years and those industry analysts, who have reported deficits, “Are simply wrong.” Jeff goes onto to say, “they have been wrong the entire time they have been on the silver market.” Jeff continues by explaining that to analyze the silver market correctly, you must look at surplus and deficits based on total supply versus total […]

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Global Gold Investment Demand To Overwhelm Supply

When the next market crash occurs, global gold investment demand will likely overwhelm supply. When this occurs, we could finally see the gold price surpass its previous high of $ 1,900. Now, this isn’t mere speculation, as we already have seen this taking place in the past. When the broader markets crashed to the lows in Q1 2009 and the 10% correction in Q1 in 2016, these periods were to two highest quarters of Gold ETF investment demand. I don’t really care on whether the physical gold is actually in the Gold ETF’s, rather I like to look at it […]

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The Investment Clock

The month of September is shaping up to be an eventful one for markets. Here’s a snapshot of what will dominate price action and news flow over the next 30 days. North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and the world’s response Damage assessment and rebuilding following Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma FOMC meeting and the possible start to its balance sheet reduction (aka. Quantitative Tightening) Raising of the debt ceiling (note: this was kicked to December as this article went to press) The normalization of the Treasury’s cash balances Some of these events pose higher risks than others. Some of […]

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Gold Investment In Germany & The U.K. Surged

While gold demand in the West continues to languish, something has recently motivated renewed interest in the yellow precious metal in Germany and the United Kingdom. Now, when I say “renewed interest”, I am referring to a surge in gold investment by Germans and British that we haven’t seen for quite some time. This big increase in gold investment in Germany and the U.K. over the past year and a half is not from the diehard physical bar and coin investors, rather it is from a source that is even more interesting… it’s coming from investors in the retail Gold […]

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Silver Krugerrand [NEW] – Silver Investment Attraction Renews…

As interest in silver investment expands throughout the world, the South African Mint will produce its first 1 oz Silver Krugerrand, to be released this November.  This is quite remarkable as the South African Mint has been producing Gold Krugerrands since 1967. Matter-a-fact, the South African Mint has produced over 50 million oz of Gold Krugerrands over the past 49 years.  It is the largest Official Gold coin producer in the world.  The U.S. Mint’s Gold Eagle comes in second with over 22 million oz produced since the program started in 1987. With the 50 year anniversary of the minting […]

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Is Bitcoin a Safe Investment?

Over the last few years, so-called “crypto-currencies” – digital equivalents of a monetary exchange unit, have been all the rage. The most well-known in the category, Bitcoin, has had quite a run. Starting out as a “virtual penny stock” it rose in 2014 to the elevated height of $ 1,150, before crashing back to earth. This “electronic currency” is created and stored in a computerized “wallet.” Purchases and sales are made via a “blockchain” which keeps a memory of every transaction conducted. Private keys (supposedly) provide assurance that a Bitcoin holder’s account is safe. Warning: Bitcoin is NOT a tangible […]

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Earn Money 3 Different Ways From This 1 Investment

$ 150 billion is a lot of money. And due to some planned changes the makers of S&P and MSCI indexes are making, that’s the amount of money that is likely to flow into shares of real estate investment trusts (REITs) over the next few months. You see, up until now, REITs have been considered “financials” for the purposes of sector weighting. Well, that’s just crazy. A landlord that owns a portfolio of rental properties really has little in common with a bank or an insurance company.  Yet that’s where REITs have historically been lumped. But now that the index […]

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Which Precious Metals are a Good Investment for 2016?

By Ravinder Sahu Investors are interested in buying bullion to help diversify their risks. As the world economy weakens an investment in precious metals compensates for stock price declines. Although most people think only about investing in gold and silver there are other precious metals – platinum and  palladium which can expand your portfolio. Gold If you are wondering why invest in gold, then you should know that gold maintains its value over time even if the economy slows. Gold will never lose its attractveness and it is a good choice for investment. If you are not an active trader, […]

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Investment is needed everywhere

And particularly in Europe, as this chart shows: The ratings agency Standard & Poors has called for governments everywhere to increase investment spending. It also says they need to improve the efficiency of the spending they are already doing.  Private sector investment spending all over the world fell after the 2008 financial crisis. In Europe, where the crisis started earlier, it started falling in 2007. And it has not recovered. Private sector investors remain risk-averse and fearful of losses, chasing safe havens and unwilling to invest long-term in infrastructure, skills and R&D. When the private sector will not invest, the job falls […]

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