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The Lessons of August 1971

As we approach August, it is worthwhile to remember that 49 years ago a momentous event occurred that changed the course of our nation.  What was that event?  It was the unilateral abrogation of the Bretton Woods Treaty, the final break with gold, and the beginning of floating exchange rates. … Readmore

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Is Silver About To Get With The Program?

Silver has been considered money as long as gold but has lagged gold badly of late.  Perhaps this is because silver is not a Central Bank Reserve.  But it is a precious metal with a functional deficit between supply and demand and remarkably varied industrial uses. Perhaps its lackadaisical performance … Readmore

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A Tsunami of Money (Full Article)

Among the chief reasons’ investors are interested in gold is concern about the future purchasing power of money.  Gold has had an excellent record at holding its long-term value against both money and the cost of living. Among the chief determinates of the future value of money is the expected … Readmore

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A Tsunami of Money (Abbreviated)

It is worth remembering what gold did during the more modest and relatively ineffective stimulus after the 2008 crisis. Gold surged from a low of about $560 in 2007 to a high of $1923 by the summer of 2012.  You can see it was more than a threefold move over … Readmore

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Gold Achieves Massive Breakout Versus Cost of Living

“Money is gold, nothing else.” J.P. Morgan Arguably, it is more important for gold to go up relative to inflation rather than just obtaining a higher dollar price. After all, that is what raises your real standard of living.  Just getting a higher dollar price, may, or may not do … Readmore

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Getting Comfortable with a Higher Gold Price

As someone who has observed and participated in the gold market since 1972, we are used to the criticisms of both main stream media and main stream Wall Street advice.  When not being compared to an insect (as in gold bug), we have been told often by Warren Buffett and … Readmore

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Fiscal Deficits GDP and the Gold Price

It is widely thought that if the direction of deficits spending is upward, the price of gold will go upward. That has only been partially true.  It certainly was the case in the 1970s.  But it was not so true in the 1980s and 1990s.  So, why if the deficit … Readmore

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The Case for Direct Ownership of Gold

By Neland D. Nobel As in the case with many things in life, sometimes the simple way to do something, is often the best way to do something.  But there is a proclivity in the human mind towards sophistication and complexity.  If we can manage complexity, we seem to feel … Readmore

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As Promised, A Metals Update

Prices are down, product dwindling and premiums higher We are doing our best during this hectic time in our business to keep our customers apprised of what is going on day to day.  Our wholesaler has informed us today that the US Mint has shut down sales of gold product … Readmore

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Why is Gold Not Going Up Right Now?

By Neland Nobel We are receiving a number of calls and emails that are roughly worded like the title above. We simply can’t find the time to answer everyone on a personal basis. It is an important question and in this short essay we hope will suffice to answer at … Readmore

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