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FOMC Minutes Indicate Further Rate Hikes Ahead

Stock Market Enters Longest Bull Market in History as the Fed Confirms Rate Hike Path. Longest bull run in the history of the stock market, congratulations America! — Donald J. […]

Federal Reserve Warns on Inflation

Minutes from the Fed’s Open Market Committee Indicate a Fear of Inflation The minutes to the Federal Reserve’s June 12-13 meeting were released today. The June 12-13 meeting was one […]

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Kazakhstan Gold Reserves Draw Closer to U.K.’s

Kazakhstan Central Bank Gold Reserves Rise to 310 Tons. After adding gold to reserves for 66 consecutive months, the Central Bank of Kazakhstan’s gold reserves have pulled into a virtual […]

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Tariffs and Inflation, Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver may provide shelter from the turmoil and inflation resulting from tariffs and brewing trade wars. President Donald Trump has threatened sweeping tariffs on steel (25%) and aluminum […]

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Why the threat of inflation is different this time

Is Inflation Starting to Accelerate? The Consumer Price Index (CPI) reading this week showing a 0.5% increase in January vs. expectations of 0.3%, has market observers on inflation watch. After […]

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Silver Sales Pick up

End of Summer Silver Sales Show Signs of Life The U.S. Mint sold 3.3 million American Silver Eagles (ASEs) during the months of July and August, up 25% compared to […]

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Fear, Greed and Cognac

The Battle Between Fear and Greed In May we asked “Will Fear or Greed Prevail During the Trump Administration?” It seems that since the spring, both fear and greed are […]

Ides of March 2017 – Fireworks or Dud?

Beware the Ides of March! Market prognosticators love to pin their predictions on specific dates. A correct general market trend prediction doesn’t give the putative clairvoyant the same pizzazz as […]

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Trump, Gold and the Cognac Effect

Luxury Goods and Safe Haven Assets May Experience Greater Demand Under a Trump Presidency The election of Donald Trump this past November promises to bring changes to Washington and the […]

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Gold and Silver Rise in 2016

Precious Metals Gain in 2016. Gold and silver rose in 2016, gaining 8.5% and 14.8%, respectively. The charts of the two metals for the year (see below) look like bell […]