Last week was the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreement. The agreement was collapsing in the 1960s and finally ended during the 1970s when the US abandoned the gold standard. Since then the price of gold has risen to over $1,350 an ounce from the value at the congressionally set price of $35 per […]
If you want to save money you need to think about why the Federal Reserve will be whipping out your cash savings Around the world, people are paying for the privilege of lending money to governments. This may seem a bit odd to you, but it is true. If you think that is it basically […]
Every summer the kids get a summer vacation from school and Congress usually takes a recess from government business in August. This year the recess may become a little dicey since our federal government has been unable to borrow money since March. Why not? Back in March congressionally mandated borrowing limits took effect.
On Wednesday President Trump accused China and Europe of playing a big currency manipulation game. The president implied that America should hit back. President Trump said if America doesn’t do anything about the game, the country will continue being the dummies who sit back and politely watch as other countries continue to play their games […]
Loans in the shadow banking system are now larger and a bigger threat to economic stability and our economic system than the subprime mortgages that nearly collapsed our financial system in 2008.
Central bank financial repression policy leaves savers around the world with few choices. Last week the price of gold soared to a five year high after central banks around the world indicated they would push interest rates lower and print more money to keep interest rates low. Essentially either pushing savers to or keeping them […]
According to reports in the media, late Friday senior officials from President Trump’s administration confirmed that Iran had fired a surface-to-air missile late in the day on Thursday at an American drone flying over the Gulf of Oman. The missile fell into the Gulf and there was no damage. However, military officials have been saying […]
Long before the US Mint began offering gold and silver bullion coins, they issued, as part of their regular distribution, gold coins in 4 denominations. They were the $2.50 Quarter Eagle; the $5 Half Eagle; the $10 Eagle, and the $20 Double Eagle. Actual gold content of these coins ranged between .1209 to .9675 troy […]
At Midas Gold Group we often encourage investors to take some positions in the industrial metals market. Purely industrial metals include platinum, palladium, and rhodium. All three of these metals, Platinum Group Metals (PGM), derive a significant part of their demand from the auto industry where they are used in catalytic converters to reduce emissions.
While most precious metal investors closely watch the price of gold and silver, many miss major moves in some of the industrial precious metals such as platinum, palladium, and rhodium. For many investors, diversification into these industrial metals can add diversity and profit potential to any balanced precious metals portfolio.