Popular Articles
  • Over the past several years Americans have pursued various means of protecting their wealth from the prying hands of an increasingly draconian ruling class. Some, like Mitt Romney, have done a great job. Steve Jobs made it clear that the profits Apple realized outside US borders would stay outside US borders and out of the hands of the tax masters....

    The Great Financial Wall of America

    Over the past several years Americans have pursued various means of protecting their wealth from the prying hands of an increasingly draconian ruling class. Some, like Mitt Romney, have done a great job. Steve Jobs made it clear that the profits Apple realized outside US borders would stay outside US borders and out of the hands of the tax masters....

    Continue Reading...

  • The issues facing gold miners are well known: depletion of existing mines, lower grades, and fewer new discoveries – especially big and rich ones. Further, miners face increased calls for nationalization, demands from workers for higher pay or from local communities for better infrastructure, and – of course – environmental concerns. Many mining company representatives say it’s getting harder to...

    Is a Global Gold Supply Crunch Forming?

    The issues facing gold miners are well known: depletion of existing mines, lower grades, and fewer new discoveries – especially big and rich ones. Further, miners face increased calls for nationalization, demands from workers for higher pay or from local communities for better infrastructure, and – of course – environmental concerns. Many mining company representatives say it’s getting harder to...

    Continue Reading...

  • As readers know, the US economy faced incredible obstacles if it is to ever recover. Personally, I don’t think it’s even possible at this point. And I’m not alone. The fact of the matter is, there has never been a country that was able to successfully navigate the illusory waters of fiat currency. It simply is too tempting to manipulate...

    Downgraded Argentina on a Faster Pace Toward Default

    As readers know, the US economy faced incredible obstacles if it is to ever recover. Personally, I don’t think it’s even possible at this point. And I’m not alone. The fact of the matter is, there has never been a country that was able to successfully navigate the illusory waters of fiat currency. It simply is too tempting to manipulate...

    Continue Reading...

  • As we consider the options for buying, storing, investing, trading, collecting and any other investment in precious metals, there are many options. Some semi-numismatics offer excellent opportunities. Bullion is always a prudent buy. IRA allocation, international vaults and a host of other offerings await the investor, vying for their attention. And, of course, part of this effort is to protect...

    Holiday Season Offers Golden Opportunity

    As we consider the options for buying, storing, investing, trading, collecting and any other investment in precious metals, there are many options. Some semi-numismatics offer excellent opportunities. Bullion is always a prudent buy. IRA allocation, international vaults and a host of other offerings await the investor, vying for their attention. And, of course, part of this effort is to protect...

    Continue Reading...

  • Yesterday we discussed miners a little, and one of the considerations being put forth by analysts. A valid concern was the political mess we see some of the miners exposed to. This is complicated even further by management that may be short-sighted or simply made decisions that appeared good at the time, but circumstances changed. Today we’ll take a closer...

    South African Gold Mines Threaten Gold Supplies

    Yesterday we discussed miners a little, and one of the considerations being put forth by analysts. A valid concern was the political mess we see some of the miners exposed to. This is complicated even further by management that may be short-sighted or simply made decisions that appeared good at the time, but circumstances changed. Today we’ll take a closer...

    Continue Reading...

  • Having revisited our monthly and weekly gold charts yesterday, today we’ll take a look at the daily. Again, looking back to last month’s chart, we’re reminded that the technical were looking very overbought. RSI was well above 70, with the MACD clearly embedded to the topside. Our expectations in light of these indicators, and the then-recent rise in gold, were...

    With Short-Term Drop, Even Soros Bullish on Gold

    Having revisited our monthly and weekly gold charts yesterday, today we’ll take a look at the daily. Again, looking back to last month’s chart, we’re reminded that the technical were looking very overbought. RSI was well above 70, with the MACD clearly embedded to the topside. Our expectations in light of these indicators, and the then-recent rise in gold, were...

    Continue Reading...

  • Today we’re going to revisit our monthly and weekly gold charts. Regular readers may remember our discussion on these charts about a month ago. While using the daily and hourly charts can give us a short-term perspective, it’s by using these charts that we can gain a better picture of the long-term. Back then our weekly chart revealed a rather...

    Gold Showing Signs of Setting up Strong Rally

    Today we’re going to revisit our monthly and weekly gold charts. Regular readers may remember our discussion on these charts about a month ago. While using the daily and hourly charts can give us a short-term perspective, it’s by using these charts that we can gain a better picture of the long-term. Back then our weekly chart revealed a rather...

    Continue Reading...

  • As workers in platinum rich South Africa continue to strike, the white gold exports have dwindled dramatically. At first it seemed that these disputes would dry up first, but negotiations have repeatedly stalled. The result is the largest shortfall in the past decade in both palladium and platinum. ETF Trends reports, “Labor disputes in South Africa and production cuts and...

    Platinum & Palladium are Precious Too

    As workers in platinum rich South Africa continue to strike, the white gold exports have dwindled dramatically. At first it seemed that these disputes would dry up first, but negotiations have repeatedly stalled. The result is the largest shortfall in the past decade in both palladium and platinum. ETF Trends reports, “Labor disputes in South Africa and production cuts and...

    Continue Reading...