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WHAT DOES THE WORLD KNOW ABOUT GOLD THAT AMERICANS DON’T?

Recently the World Gold Council released new 1st quarter data for 2019 relating to Central Bank purchases of gold. They were blowout numbers that hardly seem to stir complacent American investors. For the 12 months ending March 31, central banks of the world purchased 715.7 metric tons of gold, the … Readmore

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ANALYZING THE GOLD TO SILVER RATIO

Typically, we only include one chart or two in our articles, but for this particular analysis, it was necessary to look at multiple year periods.  We hope you will forgive the number of charts, but we feel they are important to show the trend. Recall that gold was fixed in … Readmore

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U.S. Dollar Breaks Trend

Gold prices commonly move opposite the price action of the US Dollar. When the dollar is strong, gold tends to be weak.  Conversely, when the dollar is weak, the gold price tends to strengthen. The dollar has tended to be strong since February-March of last year as the chart below … Readmore

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Modern Monetary Theory and the Gold Investor

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) has recently burst upon the political and intellectual scene. As such, investors of all kinds need to take heed. MMT has developed with some justification. Over the past 20 years or so, all over the world, a grand monetary experiment has been undertaken. Government debt has … Readmore

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SEASONALITY SUGGESTS A BUYING OPPORTUNITY IN GOLD

Seasonality is a technical study that focuses on the price patterns based on the time of year. It is used to increase the odds of making a purchase or sale at the right time. As the old saying goes, don’t tell me just what to buy, tell me when to … Readmore

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HAS THE GOLD CORRECTION GONE FAR ENOUGH?

Those of you who see the long term reasons for owning gold should not be concerned about short term price swings.  But in the practical world, we all want to have a sense of where a market is when we buy.  Yes, we hold for long term fundamental reasons, but … Readmore

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Market Comments – January 2019

We are now experiencing an increase in customer purchases, including many first-time buyers. This is a reversal of a two year trend. A lot of the money, we’re told, is from stock market liquidation. Gold is flirting with $1300 an oz. and silver is near $16. At a ratio of … Readmore

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Market Comments from Jerry – December 2018

Is gold ever going to go up? That is the most frequently asked question of us, nowadays. The answer is well, yes, eventually in dollar terms. It will go up when alternative investments fall out of favor, most likely next year. We are seeing weakness now, in stocks, bonds, some … Readmore

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June 2018 Market Comments

Our office move has been successfully completed. Fortunately, it was during a quiet time in the market, just the way we planned. Gold and silver just made new lows for the year today ($1,275 and $16.60). In spite of the improving economy, fundamentals for owning some metals remain the same. … Readmore

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ICTA issues warning for precious metals IRA home storage

We don’t often share articles to our mailing list clients, but we came across one that we thought was critical for our clients to know. Especially for any of our clients who have chosen to have a precious metals IRA and take possession of their metals as part of a … Readmore

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