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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 […]

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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 […]

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India’s Cash Crunch Means Lower Gold Sales

India Suspends Rupee Exchange Program The Indian government has flip-flopped and reversed its announced Rupee exchange policy. When Prime Minister Modi announced the demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupee notes […]