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Yearly Archives: 2008

Observations about silver

John Lee of posted some observations about the silver market that should be of interest to silver investors, despite Lee’s website being dedicated to commodities traders, not investors. I will comment on some of Lee’s observations, but time does not permit me to comment on all of them. Lee started by noting that in

A $1000 “no confidence” vote

“A soaring gold price is a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the central bank and the dollar. This certainly was the case in 1979 and 1980. Today, gold prices reflect a growing restlessness with the increasing money supply, our budgetary and trade deficits, our unfunded liabilities, and the inability of Congress and the administration to

Ron Paul vs. Ben Bernanke

Ron Paul has long opposed the concept of central banking and whenever the chairmen of the Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the United States, have had to testify before House congressional committees, Ron Paul has been a thorn in the sides of the Fed Heads. Ron Paul’s tête-à-têtes with former Fed Head Alan

Kitco precious metals prices changes notice, which is renown among gold and silver investors for feeding to the Internet precious metals spot prices, recently posted this notice on its site: Metal price changes are now based on closing prices at 5:15 PM NY time Mon-Fri. The notice has caused some confusion on the part of many precious metals investors and

Analysis of proposed IMF gold sales has posted an excellent report on the proposed gold sales by the IMF. Before anyone panics at the idea of the IMF selling gold, I would like to point out that in the 1970s both the IMF and the US Treasury sold gold while it marched to $850. Further, European central banks have been

SA power shortages pressure price of gold

Worldwide concern about the dollar is the primary reason gold has surged to new highs this year. However, the dollar is not the only factor driving the price of gold. A shortage of electric power in South Africa, the world’s largest producer of newly mined gold, is putting downward pressure on the supply. In South

Silver in surplus? Does it matter?

Yesterday, when we emailed the’s article Silver supply seen as in surplus to our Articles of Interest list, I suspected we’d get comments from investors who objected to our “spreading negative information about silver.” Right I was. The article was a summary of the second issue of The Silver Book, which was compiled by

How to sink America

As this is written, gold is trading at about $924 and silver $16.60, posting decades-high prices. Meanwhile, the dollar is suffering on the FOREX markets. Much of the blame for the dollar’s woes, and the reason for the metals’ climbs, is laid at the feet of the subprime lenders, the subprime mess having been spread

Ron Paul II

In my December 12, 2007 article Only Ron Paul, I asserted that of the presidential candidates only Ron Paul had the economic understanding to deal with the subprime mess. Now, I present more evidence that Ron Paul is the man to deal with the impending recession. The medicine, however, would be bitter, but the results

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