April 05, 2016
There appears to be a growing war on cash as evidenced by more frequent reports in the mainstream media suggesting central banks and federal governments are supporting the banning of currency (cash) in the foreseeable future. Consumer spending in most developed countries makes up at least 50% of the Gross Domestic Product. However, with sluggish […]
March 08, 2016
Following similar steps already taken in United.States the European Commission recently ordered 11 members of the European Union (EU) to enact the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD). These rules theoretically aim to shield taxpayers from the fall out of another banking crisis similar to the recent fiascoes in Cyprus and Greece. The BRRD mandates […]
February 25, 2016
So why is gold doing so well here in early 2016? As I write this gold is hovering in the low $1200.00 per ounce range, up over 10% year to date, already exceeding the high annual price estimate forecast by many ‘experts’. Even though metal prices regressed slightly from earlier highs during the trading days […]
February 15, 2016
A blast from the past. Many of our wholesale and retail customers are unaware that Jack Hunt Coin Broker once produced and marketed of 100 oz. silver bars. It’s come to our attention recently that there are some who mistakenly believe that these bars are a rare collectors item, produced by the infamous Hunt […]
February 15, 2016
The most frequent question asked of us here at JHCB by the public goes something like this… “What’s a better buy, silver or gold?” Our simplistic answer is a polite “We don’t really know”, or a similar non-committal response usually followed up with our question for you… “Why are you buying precious metals?” We’ve […]
February 04, 2016
Recently on more than one occasion I have come across bloggers essentially claiming that United States Mint is failing in its legal mandate to meet domestic investor demand for Silver Eagles. They argue that this especially holds true when market factors lead to significant increases in demand. Arguments range from poor management to nefarious intent […]
February 03, 2016
Reprinted courtesy of The Silver Institute (Washington D.C. – January 28, 2016) Silver is prized primarily for its dual role as a monetary asset as well as an important industrial metal utilized in a wide-range of existing and growing applications. Factors driving the silver market include supply and demand fundamentals, global economic performance, geopolitical issues, […]
January 26, 2016
As global equity markets tumble, many analysts say it could be time for gold to shine once more as a safe buy in times of market turmoil. Spot gold prices are hovering just below $1100.00 per troy ounce as I write this, reflecting a modest 1% increase since January 1st. However, that 1% increase […]
January 08, 2016
As many of you are well aware the Federal Reserve did as many expected on December 16, 2015, raising its key rate by .25% and announcing it will slowly raise rates over the next few years. Here at Jack Hunt’s we observed a noteworthy uptick in bullion sales in the days immediately following this announcement. With […]
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