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Gold will Never Let a Good Crisis go Waste & There are Lots of Them Coming

The current geopolitical uncertainty has been years in the making & extends beyond the gyrations in British politics. Negative or low interest rate environments, macro risks & deteriorating confidence towards central banks & monetary policy are the reasons cited for the fresh interest in safe haven gold. IF there’s one thing that can be said for gold, it’s that it never wastes a good crisis.

Despite Gold & Silver Being Just A 'Pet Rock', Premium On Physical Bullion Is Exploding

One important aspect of the physical market that is often overlooked is the premium it commands over spot price. Right before the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, the spot Silver price fell as low as USD 9 per oz., whereas the price of a 1 oz. Silver Eagle was around USD 17 on the wholesale market and even higher on the retail market! That’s a price premium of 188%!

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