1. All eyes are on the G-20 meeting in Osaka Japan this week, with heavy market expectations for some sort of progress to be made between the U.S. and China on restarting their trade talks to try to resolve the dispute between the two. 2. The seasonally adjusted number of Americans filing initial claims for…
By Jeff Thomas, Feature Writer for Doug Casey’s International Man and Strategic Wealth Preservation For many years, I’ve held the belief that, when World War III was brought on, it would most likely be in the Strait of Hormuz. The strait is relatively narrow, with a shipping lane of just two miles. It’s bordered on…
Last week, I laid out four reasons for why this gold rally will be bigger than anything we’ve ever seen. I explained how central banks are buying up piles of gold… how China is using the metal to remove its dependence on the U.S. dollar… and why the Fed’s shifting strategy is bullish for the sector.
An epic gold bull market is on the menu for 2019. I’m not talking about a garden-variety cyclical gold bull market, but rather one of the biggest gold manias in history. This gold mania will be riding the wave of an incredibly powerful trend… the re-monetization of gold.
The U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting decision, followed by uncertainty over the geopolitical climate in the Middle East were the two primary factors that drove market moves this week. The ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China also remains unresolved and can be expected to trigger further market volatility ahead of the G-20 meeting in Japan next week.
All countries have a “shelf-life” of sorts. Generally, they begin when an old, top-heavy government collapses from its own weight. The end of the old regime is characterized by civil unrest, revolution, secession, economic collapse or some combination of these conditions.
Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East erupted again this week as Iran was accused of attacking two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, as well as supporting an attack against an airport in Saudi Arabia.
The gold/silver ratio keeps climbing. And climbing and climbing. When is this darn thing going to reverse and see silver finally outperform gold?
Ancient Greece is credited as raising the societal structure to new heights. Whenever this period is referred to, philosophers and historians are quick to mention that the ancient Greeks gave the world Democracy.
Our resident precious metals guru, SWP General Manager Mark Yaxley, answers the question “What should I look for when considering storing precious metals offshore?”