Markets Prepare For Trump Turmoil

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With Inauguration Looming, Trump Administration Policies Uncertain. Gold and Silver Prices Rise/Gold ETF Inflows Dry Up. U.S. Mint Reports Strong First Week Gold and Silver Sales. Press Conference Decorum Top stories of the week- Trump calls “fake news” on CNN at press conference; refers to Buzzfeed as a failing pile of garbage. Celebrities record “I Read More →

Indian Gold Imports – The Rise Before the Fall

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November 2016 Indian Gold Imports Rose 28% From October; up 9% Year Over Year. Indian Gold Imports Rose in Midst of Gold Giving Season and During Shock Rupee Demonetization Announcement. Rupee Demonetization Makes Gold Attractive for Indians, but also a Target for Indian Government Removal of Cash From Circulation Curbs Further Gold Sales; 10% Import Read More →

No Boost in Indian Silver Imports From Rupee Demonetization

Indian Monthly Silver Imports August 2014 - November 2016

November 2016 Indian Silver Imports Were 324.2 Tons (approximately 10.416 million ounces) Indian Silver Imports Were down 1.6% from 319 Tons (10.256 million ounces) in October. Silver imports were down 49% from 610 tons (19.61 million ounces) imported in November 2015. Will India’s demonetization and “war on gold” lead to greater silver demand in India? Read More →

US Mint Reports 35% Increase In First Day American Silver Eagle Sales

American Silver Eagle Sales in January 1897 - 2017

American Silver Eagle Sales Spike Out of the Gate in 2017. U.S. Mint Sells 3,747,500 American Silver Eagles on First Day of 2017. Sales of American Silver Eagle Coins on the First Day of 2017 were 35% Higher than First Day of 2016. First Day 2017 sales of American Silver Eagles were higher than total Read More →

What is the Real Purpose of the Gold Futures Market? – Podcast

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Wikileaks 1974 Cable Reveals Purpose of Creation of Gold Futures Market. Top economic stories of the week: Wilikeaks 1974 cable confirming the intent of the creation of a gold futures market prior to the legalization of gold at the end of 1974. 1933: gold ownership banned (FDR executive order 6102) 1944: Bretton Woods Agreement (established Read More →

Perth Mint Silver Sales Set Record in 2016

Perth mint silver sales December 2015 - December 2016

Silver sales at the Perth Mint in 2016 were 12,236,772 ounces up 3.9% from 2015 gold sales of 11,775,927 ounces. December Perth Mint silver sales of 430,009 ounces were down 56.3% from 984,622 ounces sold in November. Silver sales at the Perth Mint in December were down 60.3% year over year from December 2015 sales Read More →

Gold and Silver 2016 Year in Review

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Gold and Silver Finish 2016 Higher. Click here to see the Smaulgld commentary video to this report below. Gold and silver. Gold closed last week at $1133.50 an ounce and closed this week at $1150 up 8.5% from the close of 2015 of $1060 an ounce. Silver closed last week at $15.73 an ounce and Read More →

Gold Price vs. World Currencies in 2016

Gold vs the Dollar 2016

Gold Rose 8.5% vs. the U.S Dollar in 2016. Gold breaks three year losing streak in 2016 vs. the U.S. Dollar; higher against the Euro, the Australian and Canadian Dollars currencies three years in a row. Gold hit all time highs against the Syrian Pound, the Turkish Lira and Ukraine Hyrvnia during 2016. Silver out Read More →

What Will Trump Do if the Stock Market Crashes?

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Many of Donald Trump’s Political Enemies Benefit From Higher Stock Prices Many of Donald Trump’s Supporters Do Not Benefit from Higher Stock Prices How Would a Trump Administration React to a Stock Market Crash?

Re -Evaluating Bitcoin – ICYMI December 26, 2016

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The War On Cash Expands. India, Venezuela, Europe, Pakistan, Australia among sovereign issuers that have pulled or considered pulling their currencies. Bitcoin soars. Not a Smaulgld subscriber? Sign up here. Donate To via paypal Top News A terrorist truck attack in Berlin was the main story of the week. Top Economic News India’s war Read More →