Category Archives: Let’s Get Physical

Why not? Op-Ed columns, legislative decisions, news and economic and precious metals commentary from around the nation and around the world. Wall Street and the Federal Reserve be damned! Allthe reasons under the sun and the darkness of a moonless night – as to why YOU need to have precious metals in YOUR possession – ’cause some day it’s going to rain – and precious metals will become your safe harbor in an economic storm.

Silver: The Key to Monetary Freedom

We love to repeat that gold is money. We also love to point out that silver has been money longer than gold. Sometimes when when we look at situations or images long enough we begin to stop seeing certain aspects, … Continue reading

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How The Investor Fundamentally Changed The Silver Market

While silver investors continue to be discouraged about the low price, the market has experienced a fundamental change that needs to be understood. Ever since governments removed silver from official coinage, over 50 years ago, the market has been supplemented … Continue reading

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The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan’s infamous “irrational exuberance” speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from 830 to 4585 or by 450%. But the perma-bulls said not to worry: This time is different—-it’s a new age … Continue reading

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Why a Roth IRA conversion might be even smarter next year

For years, I’ve lectured chapter and verse about the wonderfulness of Roth IRAs, and they may soon be more wonderful than ever. The quickest way to get a relatively large sum into a Roth IRA so you can start taking … Continue reading

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Twenty-eight reasons…

…to Buy Physical Gold Throughout human history, gold has constantly emerged as an unparalleled form of savings, investment and wealth preservation. Due to its unique characteristics and features, gold has inherent value and cannot be debased. When holding physical gold, … Continue reading

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Why Base Your Money On Gold? A Simple Answer For First-Timers

The United States embraced the principle of a gold standard – a dollar whose value was linked to a defined quantity of gold – from 1789 to 1971, a stretch of 182 years. During this time, the U.S. was the … Continue reading

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Golden Catalysts

The physical fundamentals are stronger than ever for gold. Russia and China continue to be huge buyers. China bans export of its 450 tons per year of physical production. Gold refiners are working around the clock and cannot meet demand. … Continue reading

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Why Gold Isn’t $2,000/oz: the Propaganda Machine Speaks

Rebutting the anti-gold propaganda of the mainstream media can be an exhausting process. We see mound after mound of pseudo-analysis claiming that gold should be priced at $1,200/oz (USD), $1,000/oz, or even more ludicrous numbers to the down side. Countering … Continue reading

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On the use of gold coins as money

Why don’t humans use gold coins as Money? The answer is quite simple: because they don’t want to, under present circumstances. The attachment of humans to gold is remarkable; I suspect there is something metaphysical about gold that attracts human … Continue reading

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‘Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be…’

Money, in its highest manifestation, is gold. However, silver can also be money, though not as aptly as gold. Money is, has always been, and always will be a commodity. Bitcoins, as well as Dollars and all other currencies today, … Continue reading

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