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David Smith: Why I didn’t sell Gold and Silver in 2011

I’d like to share a personal investment tale with you, the origins of which go back a ways. I became involved in physical precious metals/futures trading in 1972 after reading Harry Browne’s book, How to Profit from the Coming Devaluation. Not unlike David Morgan (before we knew each other) I accumulated metal and silver futures contracts, and rode prices into the March 1980 top. I sold my futures, but held the metal until the Hunt Brothers were knocked out of the game after the CRIMEX changed the rules to contract-offset only, collapsing the silver price. I watched silver drop through […]

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Investors Won’t Be Buying Gold & Silver until AFTER Big Gains Occur

Physical demand for bullion rounds, coins, and bars remains somewhat soft in the U.S. This year’s run higher in prices as well as rising geopolitical tensions has whet the appetites of some investors, but it has not yet triggered broad participation. Only the contrarians have capitalizedon gold & silver’s advance since 2015. With strong gains both this year and last, metals prices have been responding to a host of issues – from unrestrained federal borrowing to the prospect of nuclear exchange. But they haven’t moved up as much as many expect. After advancing dramatically in the prior decade, gold and […]

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U.S. Silver Eagle Sales Surge

While interest and sentiment in the precious metals have been depressed compared to the preceding month, this all changed during the past few days. This trend change is particularly the case for silver. Even though Silver Eagle sales have been much weaker this year, positive signs show that investors still believe in acquiring the shiny metal when fear and uncertainty enter into the markets. Although, Silver Eagle sales for Jan-Aug 2017 are nearly 50% lower than they were during the same period last year. I believe the biggest factor that hurt Silver Eagle sales was the election of Donald Trump […]

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Debt, Dollars, DOW, War, Silver and Shirts

Yes, they are connected. Dollars are created as debt. More dollars in circulation = more debt. More debt means consumption is “pulled forward” from the future so consumption can occur now. This usually ends badly. Commercial banks and central banks have created trillions of new dollars. Each new dollar devalues every other dollar currently in circulation, in savings, and in pension accounts. Prices rise! Wars are costly, kill people and produce little. Governments like wars because they create demand for production of war materials. More production means a higher GDP (even if the concept means little). Politicians point to higher […]

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Historic Upside Gold and Silver Run

The Bigger the Base, the Greater the Upside Case. This saying among technical analysts/chartists helps define where we are today in the precious metals – and where we’ll soon be headed. It means that when prices “base” in a relatively narrow sideways range for an extended period, they will at some point break out. Before the action gets underway, bears and bulls alike will get “sandpapered” as they take positions, trying to guess whether or not the price is getting ready to decline further or move upward into a new bull phase. If you consider that time spent in sideways […]

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Gold & Silver Strengthen; David Morgan: Metals at Breakout Point from 6-Year Downtrend

Welcome to this week’s Market Wrap Podcast, I’m Mike Gleason. Coming up David Morgan of The Morgan Report joins me for a wonderful discussion on the metals and the markets. He’ll share his insights on what the smart money is already doing, the dangers of complacency and the importance of limited counter party risk. Back by popular demand, don’t miss our recent interview with the Silver Guru, David Morgan, coming up after this week’s market update. Well, gold and silver markets are advancing for a second straight week as the U.S. dollar continues to slide. The Dollar Index dropped to […]

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Does the National Debt Matter for Silver Prices? [Explained w/ Charts]

Silver currently sells around $ 16, which would be sensible if the U.S. national debt was much less than its current $ 20 trillion. Given the massive national debt and 100 years of experience, silver prices could easily be double or triple their current prices, and far higher in a panic. WHY? Examine over a century of official national debt data graphed on a log scale. Official debt in 1913 was $ 3 billion. Since then it has risen 8% to 9% every year to reach $ 20 trillion or $ 20,000 billion. Debt will continue rising as long as […]

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GOLD & SILVER MARKET: Four Developments

There are four interesting developments taking place in the gold and silver market that precious metals investors should be aware of. While Americans continue to place all the BETS in the CASINO called Wall Street, via stocks, bonds and real estate, the EAST has been acquiring record amounts of gold and silver. Furthermore, something interesting seems to have changed recently in the Silver Eagle sales market. FIRST DEVELOPMENT: Let’s start off with showing the stunning amount of silver India imported in May. According to Smaulgld.com, India imported nearly 2,000% more silver in May 2017 vs May 2016: Matter-a-fact, India imported […]

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WORLD’S 2ND LARGEST SILVER MINE SHUT DOWN: Implications For Company & Market

The world’s second largest primary silver mine, Tahoe Resources Escobal Mine, was forced to shut down operations in Guatemala by a ruling from the country’s Supreme Court. This was due to a provisional decision by the Guatemalan Supreme court in respect of a request by CALAS, an anti-mining group, for an order to temporarily suspend the license to operate the Escobal Mine until there is a full hearing. (picture courtesy of Tahoe Resources) While this story has been out for a few days, I believe there is a great deal of misinformation on the Mainstream and Alternative media about the […]

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Why Gold & Silver Have Frustrated Investors Since 2011

The biggest frustration to many precious metals investors, is why have the gold and silver prices under-performed the market since 2011? Actually, for gold it was since 2012. Even though gold hit a new record high of $ 1,900 in September 2011, its average annual price was higher in 2012 at $ 1,669 compared to $ 1,571 the prior year. Regardless, the precious metals analysts back in 2012 were forecasting the market was going to experience even higher gold and silver prices, especially after the Fed announced QE 3 at the end of 2012. However, the precious metals community was […]

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