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Precious Metals Demand Plummets In West, Surges In East

The Trump market euphoria has taken the wind out of precious metals investors recently. Sales of gold and silver have plummeted in the West (especially USA), but surged in the East. I am completely dumbfounded by recent decline in precious metals demand & sentiment in the West. It only indicates that most Americans are completely insane when it comes to sound fundamental investing.

Chinese Gold Holdings Estimated at a Whopping 19,500 metric tons

Because of the obscure nature of the Chinese gold market and the reluctance of Chinese officials to show their hand, nobody has been able to accurately calculate how much gold the Chinese have amassed since about 2000, when they began amassing it. Jansen came up with an estimate of total Chinese gold holdings: 19,500 metric tons, or 21,495 U.S. tons, at the end of January 2017.

While the World Binges on US Dollar, Gold Awaits the Purge

The best thing to do is continue carrying a piece of your assets in Gold and Silver to hedge when (not if) the USD falls. Gold will be easily north of $2,000 soon after the world is done converting its currency risk into USD. Then they will be left holding the bag as our Fed pulls the plug. and then you will be buying dips at $1800 and selling rallies at $2500.

War on Gold and Silver Continues - Insanity Still Rules

It is the never-ending kaleidoscope of insanity by world leaders, that those who have been buying and holding gold and silver continue to question when will sanity return[?], for when it does, both gold and silver prices will likely reach levels never seen before. We have never wavered in our conviction that one day, the ownership of physical gold and silver will be a God-send to individual holders.

Why Digital Safe Havens won’t ever Kill the real ones - Gold and Silver

Gold and silver are real & tangible assets, similar to currencies but unlike stocks & government bonds. Gold and silver are also durable with an effectively infinite longevity & thus completely different to any other assets & this gives them a prominent position as safe havens, and they are precisely what the likes of Bitcoin lack. Can the intangible assets really replace the tangible?

Would You Invest in Gold And Silver Bullion or Bitcoin?

From $412, one year ago, to $1290 on Friday, bitcoin has gained over 200%. Compared to the price action in bitcoin, gold seems boring. While this is a virtue for gold to be used as money (and a vice for bitcoin), it does tend to attract those who just want to get into the hottest casino du jure. There’s more than enough irony to go around.

The Major Distinctions & Implications of Gold v/s Silver Investing

Gold and Silver – Both are “precious” metals, meaning their occurrence in the earth’s crust is rare. But when it comes to investing in gold vs. silver, there are 5 important distinctions to be aware of. These differences can supercharge your portfolio—or make it a victim. Here are the five differences to know about gold vs. silver, with special emphasis on investment implications.

Gold and Silver - Honest, Sound Money Rising at the State Level

Supporters of sound money are working hard to reestablish gold and silver as money according to state law and to make sure it is treated as such in the tax code. Trading one form of money for another should not trigger any tax. There is no sales tax when customers swap their precious metals for dollars, so switching dollars to bullion should also be tax exempt.

Will Silver Prices Continue Outpacing Gold Prices In 2017?

Precious metals are off to the races in the first six weeks of 2017, as returns in both gold and silver are beating the S&P 500. The current technical chart pattern for silver prices is stronger than gold. The silver market is trading above its 50-day & 100-day moving averages, which are bullish signals for trend following traders. Why are silver prices outperforming gold? Here are some solid reasons.

Reasons why Gold Prices are Rising & the Dollar is Falling

Shortly after the election, the dollar index spiked as gold prices began a quick decline; however, recently the trend has reversed. The factors shown here for upward movement in gold prices suggest more people are beginning to feel less optimistic about the future, given the current political climate and rightful mistrust of institutions like the Federal Reserve.

Gold and Silver - The Coiled Springs Looking to Breakout

According to the fundamentals, gold and silver are severely compressed coiled springs looking for an opportunity to release their tremendous power. Yes, it is true, the precious metals still hold a great deal of power. Which is why their prices are constantly controlled by market intervention. However, the value of gold and silver are going to skyrocket in the near future.

The Limited Impact that Dollar Strength has on Gold Speaks Volumes

The dollar has hit a six-week high against the euro. The wider forex market, however, tells us that this latest move is mostly euro weakness over French election concerns rather than dollar strength. Into this uncertainty we are continuing to see a pick-up in demand for alternative investments such as gold and silver. We see a bigger upside to gold in the short term.

Gold Fundamentals Strengthen With Inflation Running Hot

With negative real interest rates in place and the gold stocks trading well above their rising 400-day moving averages while showing relative strength against Gold, it is quite clear the gold stocks are in the early stages of a new bull market. The technical setup is potentially in place for the sector to make an explosive move higher over the next 9 to 18 months.

Investment Secret of the Century: Incremental Returns by Investing in Gold and Silver

For investors who hold physical gold and silver, 2017 should be a very interesting year. And for the ones who don’t, $1,200 gold and silver at $17 is an absolute bargain compared to what we will see in the next few years. But the most important reason for holding physical gold and silver is not the potential capital appreciation but as a hedge against a bankrupt financial system.

Gold and Silver Are Still Outperforming Stocks So Far in 2017

Gold and silver are still outperforming stocks so far in 2017, and over the last 15 years. Although HSBC expects a near-term correction, “the rally appears intact…and we expect gold to resume the upside after a pause.” Bottom line, long-term gold investors should hold through corrections, or buy more, not sell into a panic.

EU Escalates War on Cash: Will Gold and Silver Be in Crosshairs Next?

In Germany, 79% of transactions are done in cash. Many there aren’t going to take restrictions lying down. Some see the war on cash for what it is – bureaucrats using the lever of fear to once again ratchet up controls and restrict privacy. Attempts to regulate the trade of physical gold and silver will not be far behind any restrictions on cash.

5 Timeless Reasons Why Gold Is the Best Form of Money

The proper definition of money is as something that functions as a store of value and a medium of exchange. Government fiat currencies can, and currently do, function as money. But they are far from ideal. Aristotle defined five reasons why gold is money in the 4th century BCE. Those five reasons are as valid today as they were then. Here are the reasons why gold is the best money.

Disconnected Precious Metals Market - A Ticking Time Bomb

There is plenty of data to support the evidence that the precious metals suffered a serious disconnect from the broader markets in 2012 and continue to be held down like a coiled spring. Even though it is impossible to forecast when the bomb will go off, logic suggests the S&P 500 will head LOWER, while the price of silver (and gold) will head HIGHER.

Silver Market Set Up For Much Higher Price Move Than Gold

When the paper markets finally collapse, the silver market is set up for much higher price gains than gold. Why? Because the fundamentals show that precious metals investment demand has put a great deal more pressure on the silver supply than gold… and by a long shot. Here are the three crucial reasons why the silver price will outperform the gold price.

Trump Will Be Great For Gold And Silver (If Nothing Else)

If somehow Trump manages to get Congress to pass his border control and excise tax proposals, consumer prices on the products being imported at prices much lower than the same products can be produced domestically will soar. In addition, various price inflation reports are starting to emerge. Let’s not forget, gold loves inflation.

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