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By: Daniel R. Amerman - 4 June, 2020|
While the use of gold to protect against inflation is well known, it has other investment attributes that are potentially even more valuable, and this is particularly true in times of crisis.
In this analysis, we will examine the relative performance of gold and stocks (as represented by the S&P 500) between early February and late May, as the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic shutdowns transformed global economies and markets.
The short term relationship that we will find is an almost perfect match with what fifty years of financial history shows us is perhaps gold's most valuable investment attribute over the long term, which is its contracyclical relationship with stock prices. Full Story
By: Ted Butler - 4 June, 2020|
Of course, I am sending this article to JPMorgan, as well as to the key officials at the CFTC and CME Group, but I also intend to make this article public so as to openly go on the record. I am torn about accepting payment from private subscribers while turning around and making public what you paid for, but I do feel it is in everyone’s best interest to let all of this see the light of day. Besides, I rarely make public more than one of the 8 or 9 articles I publish each month. Full Story
By: Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange - 3 June, 2020|
The currency crisis will also come – perhaps later this year, perhaps further out in time.
Admittedly, most of us in the sound money camp have been surprised at how resilient the Federal Reserve Note has been for so long. But the world’s primary reserve currency has never had to weather a storm quite like the one we are in now.
No government can borrow into oblivion and no currency can be printed into oblivion without that currency losing credibility and purchasing power. Full Story
By: Robert Lambourne - 2 June, 2020|
The Bank for International Settlements, which acts as an agent for most central banks, appears to have made little change in its use of gold swaps. The BIS is estimated to have increased its position in gold swaps and gold-related derivatives by 6 tonnes in March to 332 tonnes, and then to have decreased it by 4 tonnes in April to 328 tonnes.
By: Richard (Rick) Mills, Ahead of the herd - 2 June, 2020|
Because we live in a fiat monetary system, currencies are not backed by anything physical; the reserve currency, the US dollar, was de-coupled from the gold standard in the early 1970s. It's not like a raid on vaults full of gold, which have an inherent, physical store of value.
In reality there is nothing preventing central bankers from doing a complete global reset, putting all debt back to zero. Full Story
By: Ted Butler - 1 June, 2020|
One wants to be careful about seeing things as previously predicted, but not so careful so as to not recognize when things seem to be playing out exactly as expected. Recent news stories and events seem to be in accord with a number of my central themes, but I’ll present the case as I see it and let you decide.
By: Clint Siegner, Money Metals - 1 June, 2020|
Meanwhile, the ranks of people buying gold and silver as a hedge against economic chaos and financial malfeasance swelled again in recent months.
A new wave of Americans is grappling with what it means for Congress to spend trillions it doesn’t have.
Or for Federal Reserve bankers to print trillions of electronic notes and hand them over to their friends on Wall Street. Full Story
By: Rick Ackerman, Rick's Picks - 1 June, 2020|
For a market that has thrived on bad news, the headlines over the weekend could not be more encouraging: looters running amok in America's largest cities; record unemployment; millions of rents and mortgages going unpaid; a menacing chill in U.S. relations with China; bankruptcies sweeping through nearly every sector; the devastation in particular of travel, dining and entertainment; the huge capital write-downs coming in the energy sector as subways, buses, trains and planes worth hundreds of trillions of dollars face obsolescence.
By: John Mauldin - 1 June, 2020|
Some Final Thoughts
Scars from the Great Depression Full Story
By: Dave Kranzler - 29 May, 2020|
An article from Bloomberg was published 2 days ago which alleged that “New York Gold Traders Drown in Glut…” The Comex is now reporting there’s 26 million ozs of gold in Comex vaults, 17 million of which is in the “eligible” account. This is up from 9 million total ozs at the end of March, 5.5 million of which was “eligible.” Full Story
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