In an unprecedented move, the US Mint this week raised premiums on its 1-oz Silver Eagles fifty cents per coin. It is not unprecedented that the Mint raised premiums on Silver Eagles. Since being introduced in 1986, Silver Eagle premiums have been increased many times. But, the size of the increase is unprecedented. Past increases
For the CBGA (Central Bank Gold Agreement) year to end September 30, central bank gold sales are estimated to be 6.2 tones, down 96% from their high of 497 tons for the CBGA year ended September 30, 2005, the year for the highest sales under the CBGA. Over the last ten years, central banks sold
The move to repeal 1099 reporting that was buried in Obama’s health care bill suffered a setback with the defeat of S.3578, which would have repealed the law. However, H.R. 5141 is still alive in the House and has gained more cosponsors. The battle goes on.
In the September 11 interview with Eric King of King World News, I mentioned that a number of credible analysts were saying that gold and silver looked like they were about the have a technical breakout to the upside. Gold’s and silver’s price action since have confirmed those predictions. In the interview, I warned long-term
President Obama just announced another stimulus program, the previous spending having fallen far short of turning the economy around. Polls show that many Americans are opposed to deficit spending in efforts to get the economy moving again. After all, it was the Fed’s loose-money policies that caused the housing bubble. While Establishment economists blame
Speaking on a recent CNBC broadcast, Peter Schiff, president of Euro-Capital, said, “The bond market is the mother of all bubbles right now. When it bursts the losses will dwarf the combined losses of the stock market bubble and the real estate bubble.” Marc Faber, author of the Gloom Boom and Doom Report, on the
Does a silver price explosion lie just ahead? Ben Davies, in an analysis prepared exclusively for kingworldnews.com, lays out a case for a silver price explosion. Davies is CEO of Hinde Capital, London. Although Davies sees trading opportunities, long-term buy and hold investors can take solace in Davies’ analysis. If silver does enjoy a move
Among 13 crimes set to no longer carry the death penalty in China is the smuggling of gold or silver. The proposed amendment to China’s criminal statutes would reduce the number of crimes punishable by death to 55. That China has in its laws the death penalty for smuggling gold or silver shows just how
New 1099 reporting rules buried in the Obama’s health care legislation — if they go into effect — will have a major negative impact on precious metals dealers and their clients. Just as bad, the new regulations will have a harmful impact on all businesses. Legislation has already been introduced to repeal them before they go into effect.
Most gold and silver investors are in precious metals because of macro (big picture) economic and financial circumstances in which the world now finds itself after seven decades of Keynesian economics and statist politics. These investors are content to take positions in the metals and hold them, while maybe adding to their positions as opportunities