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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Precious Metals Demand Plummets In the West and Surges In the East

With the Trump euphoria pushing the broader markets to new all-time highs, it has impacted precious metals demand considerably… especially in February. Precious metals investors believing the White House “Grandiose plans”, of making American great again, have cut back seriously on their precious metals buying. There seems to be a percentage of the alternative community that are convinced that Trump will actually put the U.S. back to the way it was in the 1960’s. And that is, back to a manufacturing powerhouse with high-paying jobs. While this would be a wonderful thing to do, the continued disintegration of the global […]

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David Smith Explains Why You MUST Own Precious Metals

It can be difficult, even for dyed-in-the-wool perma-bulls to hold onto precious metals, let alone buy more. We see the Dow trading above 20,000 (placing this into perspective, is that since 2000, the Dow is up around 65% versus gold’s 300%), gold and silver currently languishing below multiple “resistance” points; suspended just above a couple of “support” lines. For long-suffering holders, it feels like the fabled Sword of Damocles dangling over their head, suspended by that proverbial single strand of hair. If you fit the above description, the following chart should provide good cheer. You’ll notice that since 1925, a […]

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The Precious Metals Markets Disconnect from the Stock Market

The Great Precious Metals Market Disconnect that took place four years ago is now a ticking TIME BOMB. While the Fed and Central Banks have been relatively successful in propping up the broader stock, bond and real estate markets, time is not on their side. The more the highly inflated markets continue higher, the more breath-taking will be the inevitable collapse. Now, I am not just pandering hype here, there is plenty of data to support the evidence that the precious metals suffered a serious disconnect from the broader markets in 2012 and continue to be held down like a […]

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Trump Calls Out World Leaders for Manipulating Currencies; Stefan Gleason on Precious Metals Investing

I’m Mike Gleason and welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast. Coming up we’ll hear part two of the recent interview Money Metals president Stefan Gleason did with Pete Fetig during the 360 Gold Summit. Stefan gives some important warnings to precious metals investors, discusses why he favors one of the precious metals over the others and also talks about some absolutely critical things to consider when selecting a precious metals dealer. Don’t miss the fantastic conclusion of Stefan’s interview, coming up after this week’s market update. Precious metals markets are back on the move again, with both gold and […]

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