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When There is Fear Everywhere, That’s When Gold and Silver Perform Best

Right now, this is a very scary time… People want to hop out of traditional assets and find safety in the oldest currency in the world – Gold and Silver. If and when things get worse, panicked and concerned citizens the world over will continue to shift capital into safe haven assets like gold and silver, which will be the only currencies left standing when it really hits the fan.

Here's What Makes Precious Metals Short Sellers Nervous

It’s certainly an interesting (and so far this year, fruitful) time to be owning physical precious metals. Leveraged futures traders risk being wiped out if markets don’t go their way. Holders of physical metal can sleep well at night regardless of what happens on the COMEX. Is this the paper shorts’ last stand? Time will tell.

A Path to Making Gold and Silver the Currency of the 21st Century

For better or worse, the digital economy is here to stay. It can be mostly for the better. Electronic gold and silver payments using innovations like BitGold and the Gold Standard Society’s Digital Gold 2.0 may prove in the future that free-market hard money is viable for everyday transactions. All it will then need is the right to compete directly with the U.S. dollar as legal tender.

JP Morgan Loses 45% Of Registered Gold Stock In One Day

While the drain of COMEX gold and silver Registered inventories continues as demand for physical precious metals increases, JP Morgan experienced a 45% decline of its Registered Gold Inventories in one day. JP Morgan now only has a lousy 10,777 oz of gold remaining in its Registered gold inventories.

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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