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  • Blog

    A Primer On How To Buy And Store Gold & Silver

    Most people aren't aware of the full range of options
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 30, 2019, 4:19 PM

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    I'm always surprised by how few people understand the options for buying precious metals. Even the very affluent.

    I find myself guilty of assuming that everyone is as familar as I with the full specturm of gold-silver purchase options available. So to correct that, I've taken the time this week to detail those options out for the novice buyer.

    So, if you've been thinking about converting some of your paper fiat money into precious metals but are unsure how to start, wonder no more.

    Below is a primer of the main options available to you, and in which situations each makes sense to consider.

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    Daily Digest 2/24 – 1 In 5 Americans Have More CC Debt Than Savings, California’s Recurring Nightmare

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6:16 PM

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    • 1 in 5 Americans have more credit-card debt than savings
    • Silver: 2018 and Beyond
    • Four Ex-Deutsche Bank Traders Evade U.K. Euribor Case
    • Me, rich? Here’s what Palo Altans think about themselves
    • Venezuela's New Cryptocurrency: Just Another Form of Control Fraud
    • What's Actually Behind Cape Town's Water Crisis
    • California’s Recurring Nightmare: Nearly Half the State is Back in Drought
    • If Climage Change Wrecks Your City, Can It Sue Exxon?

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    Daily Digest 1/1 – An Economic Call To Arms, The Dark Bounty Of Texas Oil

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, January 1, 2018, 4:10 PM

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    • The Next Financial Crisis Will Be Worse Than the Last One 
    • H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their Debate Whether Science Is Humanity's Best Hope Continues Today 
    • Peak México
    • A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality
    • An Economic Call to Arms: The Path to Prosperity for Commoners, Capitalists & Crypto-Anarchists Alike
    • Hidden in Plain Sight
    • Science Says Fitness Trackers Don't Work. Wear One Anyway 
    • The Dark Bounty Of Texas Oil 
    • Guest post: Bioenergy ‘flaw’ under EU renewable target could raise emissions
    • Alberta issues alert, natural gas outages in north during extreme cold snap
    • Summerside smart grid uses 46 per cent wind power

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  • Insider
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    Smart Strategies For Building & Managing Your Cash Savings

    Options for protecting purchasing power
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:47 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • Is it better to hold cash in savings/checking accounts, or securities accounts?
    • Where will the dollar likely from here?
    • What will likely happen with retirement accounts?
    • Ways to diversify your cash risk

    If you have not yet read Part 1: The Cardinal Sin Of Investing: Permanent Impairment Of Capital available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The Role Of Cash In The Informal Economy

    In stagnating formal economies burdened by over-regulation, high taxes and financialization, one of the few bright spots for employment and entrepreneurism is the informal or cash economy.  The more stultified and elite-dominated the economy, the larger and more vibrant the informal economy.  In some highly regulated, high-tax European nations, up to 30% of the economic activity is underground/cash.

    The elimination of central bank currency will not eliminate the informal economy. Rather, the participants in this sector will adopt non-central bank issued forms of cash—precious metals, coins, other nations’ paper money, perhaps even digital currencies such as bitcoin or its gold-linked cousins (Bitgold, etc.)

    Those with little income often do not have bank accounts, as the fees are costly. Eliminating cash will hit the poor who earn money in the informal economy especially hard. Though the poor are essentially powerless in our influence-is-auctioned-to-the-highest-bidder system, this could change once the working poor who benefit from the cash economy are pushed even deeper into poverty by the banning of cash.

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    I Just Added To My Short Position

    Keeping you updated on my portfolio positioning
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:01 PM

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    Last year, I detailed out my personal investments in the report How My Portfolio Is Positioned Right Now. It turned out to be one of our most popular articles over the past few years.

    In it, I mentioned that I'll do my best to update our subscribers when I make a material change to my portfolio allocation.

    Well, I just did.

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  • Blog

    What To Do With Your Cash?

    Is it folly to hold cash right now? Or brilliant?
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 4:19 AM

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    Have you moved a material percentage of your financial portfolio to cash? Have you become so concerned about the meteoric ramp upwards in asset prices that you find it wiser instead to move to the sidelines, build "dry powder", and wait to re-enter the markets at saner valuations?

    If so, you have my sympathies.

    The past 5+ years have been brutal for savers pursuing this strategy. I know this well, as I'm one of those folks, too.

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  • Podcast

    Leanne Baker: Investing In Gold & Silver Mining Companies

    How to identify the best prospects in this risky sector
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 14, 2017, 6:44 PM

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    For precious metals investors looking to increase their exposure to this asset class beyond owning bullion or gold and silver ETFs, mining companies are a natural consideration. Their prices usually move much more dramatically in response to smaller price moves in the underlying metals they mine. In a bull market, it's very possible for the share prices of these companies to increase by hundreds of percents within a year or two.

    But there are a lot of gold and silver mining companies out there, many of which are small operators. Risk abounds in this sector. And for the past half-decade, most of these companies have been absolute widow-makers for investors. How do we identify which companies are worth considering and which should be avoided? How (if at all) should the small investor go about gaining exposure to precious metals mining companies?

    To address this, Dr. Leanne Baker, former mining analyst at Solomon Smith Barney and current director of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd, joins the podcast this week.

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris' interview with Leanne Baker (46m:16s).

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    The End Of Money

    Our first live event on our new webinar platform
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:27 PM

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    Today's lofty asset prices are dependent on one thing far beyond all else: continued massive amounts of liquidity injected each and every month by the world's central banks.

    Over $12 trillion in "thin air" money has been printed up by the world's central banks since the start of the Great Recession. And so far in 2017, a fresh $200 billion is added to the pile each month(!)

    This makes the future price trajectory for stocks, bonds, real estate and nearly every other asset class more dependent on central bank policy than at any time in history. Investors need to ask: What are the central banks most likely to do next, and what will the repercussions be?

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