Gold & Silver Digest: 2/1/13
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2/1/13 5:28 PM EST US close metals price quotes from Finviz
NEW YORK, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Gold rose in unison with equities and commodities on Friday, notching a weekly gain, after U.S. nonfarm payrolls data showed modest job growth in January.
Bullion prices climbed after the Labor Department also said U.S. job gains in the prior two months were bigger than initially reported, supporting views the economy's sluggish recovery was on track despite a surprise contraction in output in the final three months of 2012.
"But there is a sort of 'Ok guys, you're mad, but how are you going to stop me' mentality at the top."
This will not end well.
The anti-gold bandwagon is getting more and more crowded.
Analysts Tom Kendall and Ric Deverell of Credit Suisse is out with a bombshell report this morning titled: Gold: The Beginning Of The End Of An Era.
In this week’s talk with National Numismatics’ Tom Cloud, he explains why Germany’s gold repatriation is just the beginning, the US Mint’s silver shortage will continue, and the big money is right about precious metals.
Booms and busts in the economy are based on predictable demographic cycles such as those studied by Harry Dent, founder of HS Dent, chairman of SaveDaily.com and author of "The Great Crash Ahead: Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down." In this Gold Report interview, Dent predicts a global crash between mid-2013 and early 2015, in an ongoing decade of economic coma. For now, gold and gold equities are great investments, but when the crash comes, read on to find out what he suggests will be a good sector until the echo generation enters the workforce and starts buying potato chips and houses.
The Gold Report: Harry, you base your economic predictions largely on demographics and demographic cycles. As the baby boomers enter old age and spend less, will that quash any hope of an upward trend in the overall economy?
Chris Martenson on protecting against financial turmoil; CNBC anchor outed for her dislike of gold
Welcome to this week's market wrap podcast, I'm Mike Gleason.
On deck we have an exclusive interview with scientist and economic forecaster Dr. Chris Martenson. He presents some unique insights of urgent importance to precious metals investors, so you'll want to stay tuned for that.
Silver is not going away. Its ongoing popularity seems to fly in the face of the modernist, the Keynesian and the visionary who dreams of a world without physical currency or money at all. Despite their viewpoints, silver and other precious metals remain sought after and valued by many investors.
Humans in developed countries often seem obsessed with technology and modernity, but they stillsit in chairs, read with their eyes, and repeat the same behaviors over and over again.
The U.S. Mint resumed sales after a week of suspension as silver coins sales for January almost doubled compared with the month before. An all-time high of over 7.4 million Silver Eagle coins were bought in January from the U.S. Mint, which substantially exceeded the former record set in early 2011. Gold coin sales were also the highest seen in almost three years.
All of this excitement in the coin market is happening against the backdrop of currency wars, debt ceiling debates, and some of the most blatant price controls implemented in years.
One can almost hear the whispers about the end of QE as the world patiently awaits the fate of Europe’s coming recapitalizations and the rise of the Eurobond.
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