The Swiss National Bank’s $1 Billion Gold and Silver Mining Share Portfolio

The Swiss National Bank Holds About $1 Billion in Gold and Silver Mining Shares. Swiss National Bank Gold Mining Holdings include Gold Giants Newmont Mining and Goldcorp. Swiss National Bank Silver Mining Holdings include Silver Wheaton and First Majestic. Swiss National Bank Precious Metals Mining Shares Valued at Approximately $1 Billion. Check out all the Read More →

Swiss Gold Exports to the US Skyrocket- WW III Coming? Comex Collapse Imminent?

Increase in Swiss Gold Exports to the United States Puts Hype Machine into Overdrive. Just 20 Tons of Gold Sent From Switzerland to United States in June Spawns Improbable Tales The Latest in Precious Metals Hype and Click Bait Some commentators and analysts have noted the massive increase in gold imports* to the United States Read More →

American Silver Eagle Sales Plummet 75% in July as Silver Price Soars

U.S. Mint July 2016 American Silver Eagle Sales Report. Sales of American Silver Eagles in July Plummet 75% From 5,529,000 sold in July 2015 to 1,370,000 sold in July 2016 July’s ASE sales lowest since December 2013 sales of 1,200,000 Year to Date American Silver Eagle Coin Sales at 27,620,500 in 2016. Through July 2016, Read More →

Sharp Gold Price Increase Belies Dramatic Decline in Asian Gold Demand – In Case You Missed it – Week Ended July 30, 2016

The Price of Gold Continues to Rise as Asian Gold Demand Falters In Case You Missed It. Top Gold And Silver Stories from the week ended July 30, 2016. The top stories of the week involved Hillary Clinton and her nomination for President, the first woman ever so nominated, amid boos and jeers of lock Read More →

Earnings Decline, Stock Markets Soar! – In Case You Missed it – Week Ended July 23, 2016

In Case You Missed It. Top Gold And Silver Stories from the week ended July 23, 2016. Click here to see the Smaulgld commentary video to this report below. Not a Smaulgld subscriber? Sign up here. The top stories of the week was another terrorist attack in Munich and a wikileaks dump of the Democratic Read More →

The Central Bank of Russia and People’s Bank of China Resume Hefty Gold Purchases In June – Podcast

Russian and Chinese Central Banks Up Their Gold Reserves in June. India Silver and Gold Imports Remain at Lower Levels in 2016. Russian, Chinese and Indian Gold and Silver Update Yesterday, (Fired-up Friday) Rory Hall and I from the Daily Coin held our bi-weekly Russia and Asian gold and silver update call. Prior to discussing Read More →

In Case You Missed it – Week Ended July 16, 2016

In Case You Missed It. Top Gold And Silver Stories from the week ended July 16, 2016. Click here to see the Smaulgld commentary video to this report below. Not a Smaulgld subscriber? Sign up here. The top stories of the week the ‘truck crash’ in Nice Follow our live blog for the latest from Read More →

Precious Metals ETF Demand and Record COMEX Open Interest Drive Gold and Silver Prices Higher – Podcast

Physical Buying Not a Major Factor in Gold and Silver’s Recent Price Increase Precious Metals ETF Demand and Record COMEX Open Interest Drive Gold and Silver Prices Higher vimeo from Smaul Gld on Vimeo. Click here for a You Tube version Check out all the Smaulgld podcasts here. Please consider making a small donation to Read More →

American Silver Eagle Sales Plummet in Middle of Silver Bull Market – Podcast

American Silver Eagle Sales Slow as Silver Price Skyrockets Today, Rory Hall of The Daily Coin and I had our bi-weekly call regarding gold and silver sales at the world’s sovereign mints. We discussed the fall off in sales in June and the accelerating decline in silver sales of American Silver Eagle coins in July. Read More →

Physical Gold Ownership vs. Gold ETFs

Gold ETFs vs. Physical Gold. Gold ETF Shares Provide Exposure to the Price of Gold But Not Gold Ownership. Insured Vaulted Gold vs. Gold ETF Shares. If you are buying gold for insurance against bad outcomes exchange traded funds (ETFs) have three major issues: 1. If the stock market closes or there is a bank Read More →