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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American Silver Eagle Sales Slip in February

Higher Silver Prices Curb February Sales Sales of American Silver Eagle coins at the U.S. Mint fell in February as price of silver continued to rise and the geo-political situation […]

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US Mint Gold Sales Slump in February

Higher Gold Prices Curb February Sales Sales of gold at the U.S. Mint fell in February as price of gold continued to rise and the geo-political situation was relatively calm. […]

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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 […]

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2016 U.S. Mint Gold Sales Best Since 2010

Sales of American Gold Eagle and American Gold Buffalo Coins Top 1.2 Million Ounces in 2016 Gold sales at the U.S. Mint were 1,204,500 ounces in 2016. This was the […]

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The Fed Raised Interest Rates, Now What?

The Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates A Quarter of a Percentage Point The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee concluded their meeting last week with an announcement that they were raising […]