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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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Is The U.S. Economy Really Recovering?

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog Lately elected officials love pointing to the booming stock market and citing it as evidence that the economy is recovering and strong. Similar with the employment data, where many cite the recent numbers as a sign...

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Inflation is a Policy Decision

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Inflation results from policies implemented by governments, commercial banks and central banks. A FEW CONSEQUENCES: More currency placed into circulation devalues all currency units. We can thank fractional reserve banking,...

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Is China At Risk Of A Credit Meltdown Too?

Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog While certainly there’s a lot of attention placed on the growing weakness in the U.S. dollar, the conditions in the rest of the world are not entirely dissimilar. The Eurozone and Japan are currently maintaining...

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Gold and a Drive Down Memory Lane

Gold and a Drive Down Memory Lane Miles Franklin sponsored this article. For most of human history gold was money. The currencies that circulated were silver, gold or paper backed by silver and gold. Times have changed. In 2018 we live with the Internet, fast...

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Why Are So Many Countries Buying Gold

Why Are So Many Countries Buying Gold  Written by Chris Marcus for the Miles Franklin blog  Here in the United States, if you start talking too much about gold and silver, many of the locals quickly look at you like you're wearing a tinfoil hat and searching for...

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Market Parallels – 2000 and 2018

Market Parallels – 2000 and 2018 Miles Franklin sponsored this article. They don’t ring a bell at a stock market top. If a bell existed, someone on Wall Street would silence it.   Quick Summary:  Stocks—Watch Out Below! Tops are often spread over many months. That...

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Silver will be gold on steroids!

Rather than write on a planned topic, I received at least 20 e-mails yesterday on the same subject so had to switch gears. The e-mails were all panicky because an analyst who works in the precious metals industry suggested that silver will not perform as gold will in...

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Gold Prices Next Decade – Part One of Two

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. The price of gold should be how high or low in the next five—ten years? That is an $8 trillion question, and the answer depends upon who you ask. People might suggest any of the following, but these answers provide little insight...

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S&P, Crude and Gold – Ten Year Estimates

Miles Franklin sponsored this article. Borrow and spend! Debt and bubbles. Happy days are here again. Maybe not. Unpleasant consequences will result from imploding bubbles in corporate debt, housing, student loans, stock markets, sovereign debt, cryptocurrencies and...

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Loving Debt = War on Gold

From Kristin Hannah, author of “The Nightingale,” a novel. “In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” She wrote about WWII, but her insight applies to debt and gold. Miles Franklin sponsored this article. The world has created over $200...

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Dreams and Delusions

This article was sponsored by Miles Franklin. Economic delusions are like dreams while sleeping. From Matthew Walker, Ph.D., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science: What Happens During Dream Sleep? “Dreaming is...

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