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Gnome Underpants Gold Model, Report 21 May, 2017

There is a often-promoted plan to grow your wealth. Here’s the background. The dollar is going to be worthless. Soon! The reason is because [their peeps in high places tell them / the Chinese / end of the petrodollar / historical fiat currencies / Rothschild Jekyll Island Master Plan Private Fed / Fed printing] will […]

A Bumper Under that Silver Elevator, Report 14 May, 2017

If you can believe the screaming headline, one of the gurus behind one of the gold newsletters is going all-in to gold, buying a million dollars of mining shares. If (1) gold is set to explode to the upside, and (2) mining shares are geared to the gold price, then he stands to get seriously […]

Will Gold or Silver Pay the Higher Interest Rate?

This question is no longer moot. As the world moves inexorably towards the use of metallic money, interest on gold and silver will return with it. This raises an important question. Which interest rate will be higher? The Wrong Approach It’s instructive to explore a wrong, but popular, view. I call it the purchasing power […]

Silver Elevator Keeps Falling, Report 7 May, 2017

The dollar moved strongly, now over 25mg gold and 1.9g silver. This was a holiday-shortened week, due to the Early May bank holiday in the UK. The big news as we write this, Macron beat Le Pen in the French election. We suppose this means markets can continue to do what they wanted to do […]

Monetary Metals Finances Scottsdale Precious Metals at 5.5%

Monetary Metals Finances Scottsdale Precious Metals at 5.5% True gold lease finances vintage jewelry Scottsdale, Ariz., May 2, 2017—Monetary Metals announces that it has provided gold financing to Scottsdale Precious Metals. The gross interest rate is 5.5%. Monetary Metals purchased the inventory of Scottsdale Precious Metals, and leases it back. Monetary Metals paid for it […]

Silver Takes the Elevator Down, Report 30 April, 2017

Last week, we talked about the effect of the French election on the gold and silver markets, and noted: Of course, traders want to know how this will affect gold and silver. As we write this, we see that silver went down 30 cents before rallying back up to where it closed on Friday. Gold […]

To Frexit or Not to Frexit, Report 23 April, 2017

This was also a holiday-shorted week. As we write this, the big news comes from the election in France. The leading candidate is a banker named Emmanuel Macron, with about 24% of the vote in a 4-candidate race. The anti-euro Marine Le Pen came in second with just over 21%. From the sharp rally in […]

Gold-Silver Divergence, Report 17 April, 2017

This was a holiday-shorted week, due to Good Friday, and we are posting this Monday evening due to today being a holiday in much of the world. Gold and silver went up the dollar went down, +$33 and +$0.53 -64mg gold and -.05g silver. The prices of the metals in dollar terms are readily available, […]

Mea Culpa, Report 9 April, 2017

Dear Readers, I owe you an apology. I made a mistake. I am writing this letter in the first person, because I made the mistake. Let me explain what happened. I wrote software to calculate the gold basis and cobasis (and of course silver too). The app does not just calculate the near contract. It […]

The Balance of Gold and Silver, Report 2 April, 2017

Last week, we discussed the growing stress in the credit markets. We noted this is a reason to buy gold, and likely the reason why gold buying has ticked up since just before Christmas. Many people live in countries where another paper scrip is declared to be money—to picture the absurdity, just imagine a king […]