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Treat Symptoms or Causes?

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. You have a headache. Treat with Advil. Well… maybe. The headache is the symptom. The cause might be tight neck muscles, brain tumor or something else. Advil relieves pain and diminishes...

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Will The Gold/Silver Ratio Approach 15:1?

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog. With the current gold to silver ratio at approximately 79 to 1 (meaning that for an ounce of gold, you could trade it for about 79 ounces of silver), many are wondering if the ratio will revert back to the...

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When Do You Sell Your Gold And Silver

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog. If you've been reading the Miles Franklin blog, you're likely already aware of some of the many reasons to be excited about investing in gold and silver. Although a question that comes up often and is relevant to...

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What The Fed Forgot To Mention…

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog. Last Wednesday the Federal Reserve held a meeting and indicated that they plan to go forward with more rate hikes. Yet they left a key question unanswered. Specifically, if the Fed is going to continue to raise...

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Gold, Currency IOUs and Inflation

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The financial world runs on “funny money” or debt based currencies. More currency = more debt. How much debt? In a word – “unimaginable.” But another important word we should consider is “unsustainable.” WHY?...

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Market Tops Take Time

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. “Please, God, just one more bubble.” – Bumper sticker, Silicon Valley, 2003. In early July 2018 I wrote about market parallels between 2000 and 2018. The link is here. The article listed the tops from the 2018...

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Trump Discovering Federal Reserve’s Dilemma

Written by Chris Marcus of Arcadia Economics U.S. president Donald Trump recently issued some pointed comments about the Federal Reserve and some of the currency policies of China and the Eurozone. Which highlight the underlying flaw in the Federal Reserve's...

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Discover Silver Nuggets in a Train Wreck

Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The U.S. National Debt is a “Deep State” induced “train-wreck.” The official debt is over $21 trillion and the unfunded liabilities are an additional $100—$200 trillion, depending on who is counting. It can...

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Have The Bubbles Begun To Pop?

Written by Chris Marcus of Arcadia Economics Over the past decade, many in the Austrian Community have warned of the consequences of past Federal Reserve action, only for most to wonder when these events would ever occur. This week analyst Dave Kranzler was...

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Silver – Depressing and Exciting!

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Short-term: Silver looks oversold and ready to rally. Examine the weekly RSI (a timing indicator) and the MACD (a moving average indicator). These indicators suggest silver prices are low and could rally. Medium Term: Silver...

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Fed Concerns About Growth AND Inflation?!

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell gave his latest economic update last week, and his assessment that he's concerned about both growth and inflation means that the case for investing in precious metals is as...

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JUNK SILVER AND THE PREPPER PREMIUM

My grandfather volunteered for the Air Force at the start of World War Two. He became the guy who aimed and dropped the bombs on those bastard Nazis. Known technically as a bombardier, my grandfather flew on a B24 Liberator airplane and was shot down on his 25th...

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Gold – Dark before the Dawn – Part Two

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Part one is available here. Gold prices have fallen hard since April – closing at $1,231 on July 20. They will rise someday soon, but when, like when will markets crash, is unknown. In the short term: Gold prices are low, the...

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GOLD, GUNS, WINE and FIRE

You should buy some gold and silver. Very therapeutic in turbulent times. Kind of like guns, wine and fire are for me this crazy fourth of July week. Remember when the stock market crashed in 2008 and governments across the world were in full panic mode? Especially...

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Gold – Dark before the Dawn

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Gold prices have fallen hard since April – down to $1,213 as of July 19. When people are depressed about their investments, such as now with gold, it is wise to remember that everything changes and highs follow lows which follow...

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Purchasing Power Warning

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. In a better world we might expect: “Honest” money is universally used, has intrinsic value, retains its purchasing power and cannot be counterfeited by individuals or bankers. Individuals, corporations, and governments spend less...

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Back to basics with Exter’s pyramid

It is obviously time to go back to basics. I say this based on the emails we've received this week which ranged from tears to tirades regarding gold and silver price action. While speaking with a friend a few months back (during a period of price weakness), I said...

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