September 14, 2020
Since President Nixon’s abandonment of the Bretton Woods System in August of 1971 the price of gold in US Dollars has been allowed to fluctuate from its previously set price of $35.00 per troy ounce. Since 1971 there have been both extended periods of gold price stability as well as several instances of rapid price […]
July 08, 2020
The United States Mint recently announced there will be new reverse designs for the popular Silver and Gold Eagle bullion coins in 2021. In 2021 both Silver and Gold Eagles will be celebrating their 35th anniversary which is one of the two oft stated reasons for the design change. The second and more likely reason […]
April 13, 2020
The current global Coronavirus pandemic which is only now showing some evidence of winding down has already made an enormous negative impact on the U.S. and global economy. So-called experts are predicting future economic impacts ranging from a short-term recession to a lengthy world-wide depression. Most financial pundits agree that both the equities and bond […]
November 21, 2019
Throughout recorded history, true money has been defined as a tangible item accepted for exchange and considered to have value. Diverse items ranging from tulip bulbs to seashells to weaponry have been considered money at some point in history. However, none of those items have stood the test of time. Neither have government issued fiat […]
September 09, 2019
This article is a follow-up to our last blog which discussed the merits of owning physical gold. Both novices and long-time investors stand to benefit from a review of the basics of owning physical silver. The following list contains some, but not all, of the reasons to buy tangible silver. Some items on the list […]
October 15, 2018
This past March, China launched trading of the yuan-denominated crude oil futures contracts. These are the first futures that have been listed on China’s mainland to overseas investors. Given that China is the largest importer of crude on the planet, Asia Times called the launch of the petro-yuan a “geoeconomic game-changer.” But what does this […]
February 16, 2018
The cryptocurrency phenomenon continues with its mind-boggling volatility and millions of dollars gained and lost on a minute by minute basis. Despite recent setbacks, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have enjoyed significant appreciation since their initial offerings. But is this sudden rise a true indication of crypto’s value? The Advantages Of Gold Over Bitcoin Although with […]
December 12, 2017
By Douglas Trinder, Precious Metals Analyst As our planet’s precious metal reserves tap out, big business and NASA are looking to the skies. The race to mine asteroids swirling around our solar system is on. Space mining may sound like science fiction, but it’s real, and big developments are planned in the next decade. Why […]
November 15, 2017
Hundreds of years ago, early economists were puzzled by a quirk in pricing: why do some non-essential goods cost so much while truly essential goods cost so little? As an example, why are water and grain so cheap when they are so vital for human survival? Why are gold and diamonds so expensive when neither […]
August 22, 2017
Many of you are very familiar with the late Jack Kemp (1935-2009) whether it’s from his several terms as a local Congressman or from his tenure as quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. However, many of you precious metal followers, more specifically you “gold bugs,” are not aware of Mr. Kemp’s keen interest in the yellow […]
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