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Silver Shortage? No, Says Perth Mint

Posted on August 22, 2015


BULLION BARS AND COINS Internet chatter about a looming shortage of silver should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism. As we’ve seen recently, this conversation tends to surface whenever one or more of the world’s major mints announce they’ve sold out of silver bullion coins because of a spike in demand. The hype […]

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Gold Bullion Demand Surges

Posted on August 1, 2015


Perth Mint sees surge in demand and cannot keep up with demand. – “Our biggest restriction is the amount of unrefined gold we’re getting in from producers” – Very high demand for Perth Mint coins, bars coming from Asia, U.S. and Europe – U.S. Mint sees highest sales of gold coins in over 2 years […]

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When It’s “Greece Time” in America

Posted on July 4, 2015


By Jared Dillian I was watching the 6 o’clock news and saw images of closed banks in Greece and people lined up at ATMs. I’m sure you did, too. This must seem surreal to most people because it seems so remote. But put yourself in these people’s shoes for a second. You have money in […]

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Game-Changer: Texas State Gold Depository

Posted on June 2, 2015


This is from Franklin Sanders, the precious metals dealer in Tennessee. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *I read this bill establishing a Texas state precious metals depository a few nights ago and it has everything. I talked to a […]

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Free Market Money vs. FED and Greenbacks

Written by Robert Murphy on March 12, 2015


For more than a century, skeptics of government power have rightly focused on the damage caused by interventions in money. As the market’s classic commodity monies have been displaced by unbacked State-issued paper, libertarians — particularly those versed in Austrian economics — have disparaged fiat currencies and championed commodity-based money, especially gold and silver. Unfortunately, […]

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Central Banks Bought Gold in 2014. Did You?

Written by Gary North on February 13, 2015


Gold is a barbarous relic, Keynes famously said. Keynesian economists repeat this . . . until they become central bankers. Then, it’s a different story. Governments added 477.2 metric tons to their reserves [in 2014], the second-biggest increase in 50 years and 17 percent more than a year earlier, the World Gold Council said in […]

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The Middle Class Is Slowly Shrinking

Written by Gary North on February 9, 2015


News from Pew Research. The share of adults who live in middle-income households has eroded over time, from 61% in 1970 to 51% in 2013. Although the share is unchanged in recent years – it was the same in 2010 – the erosion over the last four decades has been sure and steady, through economic […]

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Central Banks to New York FED: “Send Back Our Gold!”

Posted on December 23, 2014


Interview of Fabrice Drouin Ristori, Founder and CEO of Goldbroker.com, by Wolf Richter WOLF: There have been a slew of countries trying to repatriate some of their gold, among them Venezuela, Germany, and the Netherlands. Seems easy enough, but some of these countries have a hard time repatriating their gold. What’s the deal? FABRICE: Gold […]

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