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Precious Metals: A Coiling Spring

Daily Speculations are for me (Alex) to share some quick thoughts on charts/trades I’m looking at, books and articles I find interesting, or maybe just some photos of my dog Mars. As the name states, I’ll be sharing something daily except for some days when I don’t. I’ve been keeping a close eye on precious metal stocks. They’re coiling in a tight pattern and look set for an explosive move in one direction or another. Below is XAU the gold and silver index on a weekly basis. Here a quick rundown on how I think about precious metals. Like Ray […]

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Why Precious Metals Are Better LONG-TERM Over Bitcoin

Many precious metals investors are starting to question whether gold and silver are still the best store of wealth in the future. The reason Alternative Media community is starting to have doubts about their gold and silver investments is due to the rapidly rising value of the cryptocurrency market. Also, a number of precious metals analysts have jumped ship and are now only supporting the cryptocurrencies as the next best thing since sliced bread. While some precious metals analysts now believe that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are the better assets to own in the future rather than gold and silver, I […]

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Trump’s Democrat Deal Hits Dollar; David Smith on Precious Metals Supply

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up David Smith of The Morgan Report and regular contributor to MoneyMetals.com joins me for another enlightening conversation. David tells us how much longer he thinks the upside move will last in the gold and silver markets and also weighs in on Bitcoin and the crypto-currencies. Make sure you stick around for my interview with David Smith, coming up after this week’s market update. As a massive storm bears down on Florida, concerns about political and financial storms emanating from Washington D.C. are helping drive precious metals markets higher. […]

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U.S. Banks Precious Metals Derivative Exposure Surged

According to the most recent report on the U.S. Financial Institutions Derivatives trading activity, the U.S. banks held a record amount of precious metals contracts in the first quarter of 2017. Not only did the U.S. banks report a record amount of precious metals contracts, but they also held an unprecedented quantity in notional value of commodity and equity derivative contracts. There just seems to be a lot of paper floating around in our highly inflated stock, bond, and Forex markets. And… there needs to be. Without an ever increasing amount of leverage via their derivative bets and hedging, these […]

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Precious Metals Heat Up, Trump Turmoil, and Greg Weldon: Gold is a “coiled spring”

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up we’ll hear a wonderful interview with Greg Weldon of Weldon Financial and author of the book Gold Trading Boot Camp. Greg gives us his thoughts on the dangerous scenario that could ensure if a selloff drives everyone out of stocks all at the same time, shares his opinion on Bitcoin and also tells us why he views gold as a coiled spring waiting to release. Make sure you stick around for my conversation with Greg Weldon, coming up after this week’s market update. Downside volatility hit financial markets […]

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Smart Money vs Dumb Money: Precious Metals Turn Bullish

The bullion banks periodically fleece the long-side speculators in the futures market. The pattern has become almost as familiar as day following night. It plays like this; a constant stream of individuals, institutions, and hedge funds discover (or rediscover) the fundamental reasons to own precious metals. Instead of buying physical metal, they get lured into the futures markets by the ability to make leveraged bets and the promise of riches. The bullion bankers build massive short positions by selling paper contracts to all comers and wait for a chance to push prices lower. Recent revelations over price rigging have shown […]

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6 Things Precious Metals Naysayers Get Wrong

Answering the Most Common and Current Objections Gold attracts its fair share of detractors. But the most common objections to gold as money, and as a safe-haven asset within an investment portfolio, are misplaced. Anti-gold myths are ubiquitous. Mega billionaire Warren Buffett remarked derisively of gold that it “gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again, and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility.” That brings us to the first thing precious metals naysayers get wrong… Myth #1: “Gold has no utility.” Warren […]

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What Will Happen To The Precious Metals When this Bubble Pops?

As the Mainstream financial media continues to promote the biggest market bubble in history, only a small fraction of investors are prepared for the disaster when it finally POPS. The markets are so insane today, it seems as if fundamentals don’t matter any more. However, they actually do if we look at the numbers closely. In order to invest in the correct assets going forward, one must choose between those with a low RISK and high REWARD versus assets with a high RISK and low REWARD. While this may seem like common sense, I can assure you, the market makes […]

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Precious Metals Can Protect Your Wealth from Hackers

Could your wealth be hacked? It’s a threat most investors overlook. But they do so at their own peril. If elections can be hacked, then so can bank and brokerage accounts, as well as any online platforms for digital currencies. More than five months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the “Russia hacked the election” conspiracy theories still won’t go away. They’re expanding to also implicate Russian hackers for meddling in elections in France and elsewhere. The latest Russian hacking story centers on Qatar. According to the Guardian, “An investigation by the FBI has concluded that Russian hackers were responsible for sending […]

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U.S. Ponzi Retirement Market In Big Trouble, Protect Yourself With Precious Metals

The U.S. Retirement Market is in BIG TROUBLE as annual benefits paid out are now larger than total contributions. Actually, the amount of net withdrawals were the highest in history. When payouts become larger than contributions… then we have the making of the typical PONZI SCHEME. Americans who have invested their hard-earned money into a 401K, had no idea that it was the Greatest Ponzi Scheme in history. Unfortunately, when the markets crack, so will the value of the U.S. Retirement market. On the other hand, Americans who were wise enough to purchase physical precious metals will protect their wealth […]

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