The demand for gold is largely driven by people’s desire for jewelry and artistic creations from the pure, soft metal. This is particularly important in Asian countries such as India where it plays a strong role in the culture and religion. But as we also know, from the reports by Vietnamese “boat people” who escaped
The US Mint reported that Gold Eagle and Silver Eagle sales through the first seven months of 2014 were down significantly as compared with 2013 sales for the same period. Dorothy Kosich, writing for mineweb.com, concluded: Investors’ lack of interest in gold and silver is being blamed for a substantial decline in American Eagle coin
In the 1960s, I attended the University of Chicago and spent many hours with Milton Friedman and graduate students in his economics department. They called themselves “the Chicago school,” and they stood apart from the professors of economics at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, et al. Those were the days of High Keynesian economics. The Chicago school
August 14, the 117-year old London silver fix will be no more. The fix, which now is set by HSBC, Scotia-bank and Deutsche Bank, has been deemed no longer viable because Deutsche is dropping out and cannot find a buyer for its seat on the fixing body. Critics of the fixing process have for decades
The US Justice Department recently announced–with much bravado–that BNP Paribas, a major French bank, had agreed to pay a record penalty of $8.9 BILLION for transferring money on behalf of Sudan and other countries sanctioned by the United States. The fine is more than triple the amount paid collectively by six other banks for similar
Ron Paul recently interviewed Bill Haynes, CMI Gold & Silver Inc. president, for the RonPaulChannel.com. Ron and Bill discussed the gold industry, the right forms of gold to buy and developments that affect the precious metals market.
by Joe Cobb Harvard professor Kenneth Rogoff wrote in the Financial Times, May 29, that “Paper money is unfit for a world of high crime and low inflation.” He proposed to get rid of paper money. Government paper money. What would people do to make payments?
The Left is making “income inequality” a cause célèbre , even trying to make it a campaign issue for this election cycle. Academicians and theorists present many reasons for why the “top one percent” earn so much more than the middle class, but lost in the discussions is why wealth is created by some people
A precious metals wholesale trader issued a commentary on the metals’ price decline this week. He cited three reasons for the drop: 1) calmer voices about Ukraine, 2) higher than expected durable goods orders, and 3) improved consumer sentiment.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi recently suggested (again) that quantitative easing would revitalize the Eurozone’s economies. Robert Blumen, physicist and Austrian economics advocate, thinks that Europe’s’ problems are systemic and that the system is unsustainable.