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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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Choosing a Precious Metals IRA Firm

Self directed IRAs are increasingly popular as investors discover they can use them to escape the ring fence represented by traditional IRA accounts. Banks and brokerages successfully cultivated the idea that IRAs should contain only conventional securities – stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The truth is that they get paid handsomely for selling those paper assets, so that is all they put on the menu. But word is getting out that it is perfectly legal and easy to own tangible assets, including real estate and precious metals, in an IRA. Investors just have to leave Wall Street and find a […]

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Will the Tax Reform Debate Impact Precious Metals?

November 20, 2017 — Precious metals got a boost last week as investors were reminded that stock prices move in two directions — up and down. The S&P 500 and the Dow both finished the worst two weeks they have seen since August. The selling certainly wasn’t dramatic (both indexes remain within about 1% of their all time highs), but it does represent the recent negative correlation between stocks and metals. Absent the return of an inflation trade, any sustained rally in metals will likely have to be fueled by investors fleeing the stock markets. We’ll see how the equity indexes fare this […]

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Should You Sell Your Precious Metals to Buy Bitcoin?

There is a new trend by individuals in the alternative media community who are now selling out of precious metals and buying into Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. While this may seem like a good idea, especially when Bitcoin and the cryptocurrencies reach new all-time highs, it is likely a big mistake. Now, I am not saying that individuals shouldn’t invest in cryptocurrencies. Rather, it’s a lousy idea to sell all of one’s precious metals holdings and put it all into Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Recently, Sean at SGTReport published a short video in which part of the headlined was titled as “SILVER […]

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Significant Developments in Precious Metals Market

As the U.S. Stock Market Bubble continues upward toward a giant pin, there are some interesting developments that precious metals investors will find quite interesting. Yes, there’s still a lot of life left in the precious metals, even though pessimistic market sentiment has frustrated a lot of gold and silver investors. Also, even though precious metals investment demand in the U.S. has fallen 40+% compared to the same time last year, it continues to be strong in other parts of the world. For example, German physical gold bar and coin demand increased 8% in the first half of 2017 versus […]

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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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