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    Iran’s SEPAM bank messaging system has been accepted by 9 countries in the Asian Clearing Union as a replacement for the SWIFT system and use of the dollar in international trade. You read that right, 9 Asian countries just voted to drop the dollar in trade and to use Iran’s bank wire system in replacement…

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    Last week I gave you the potential bearish case for gold over the summer, and this week I flip the script and give you the summer bull case. I do this because summertime tends to be weak for American investment markets including stocks, bonds, real estate, and commodities. The phrase ‘sell in May and go…

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    Silver remains one of the most popular precious metals for investors to buy. It is both affordable and comes in many desirable formats, including silver coins, silver bars, and even silver bullets. However, one of the primary challenges for stackers is knowing if their investment choice is a good one. After all, not all silver…

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    The ongoing collaboration between MTB and PAMP Suisse has delivered another exciting collection of colorized, shaped silver coins. In the latest series to come from this partnership, Drew Brophy’s design concepts come to life on surfboard-shaped silver coins that harness his captivating, vibrant designs in a manner befitting a surfboard coin blank. Explore the first…

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    Gold is getting a lot of love on the COMEX market in the US. According to the CFTC which regulates the precious metals markets, traders delivered over $3 billion in gold in two days to begin the month of June. We will discuss that next, along with why the charts are telling us that gold…

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    The continuing collaboration between the East India Company and the Issuing Authority of St. Helena has resulted in a number of exciting coin collections. One of the newest is the Goddess Series. The 2023 release of Goddess Series coins not only brings an exciting new reverse design but also St. Helena’s first King Charles III…

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    Gold and Silver are trading essentially sideways in the current market. Traders have cooled off since the banking crisis and are moving positions to later-dated contract months in the summer and to end the year in December. After a week of short covering by the bullion banks had reduced overall momentum in silver, they are…

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    As suspected, the gold and silver prices are going down now after a swift rise following bank failures in the spring. Generally gold and silver do not trade higher on the American exchange unless there is a reason to keep them there. For the most part, prices are determined by the whims of many traders…

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    The more we progress into the end of the dollar era, the more I am surprised at the reaction of the public to it. The truth is a funny thing; most will not accept it until it is simply beyond reproach. A quote from philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer explains the phenomenon. “All truth passes through three…

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    The Precious Metals Are Back in Vogue

    Weekly Metals Digest, Edition 1 We certainly are living in times of change, and with that we also need to change along with it. To that end, we are modifying our blog posts into a weekly digest that will encompass many of the areas of the economy and of gold and silver that we want…

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    Central banks have been buying gold for a long time, but they have not always been net buyers. The following chart from Visual Capitalist tells a tale of two economies. Good economies lead central banks to sell their gold while bad economies reverse the trend and turn them into buyers.   From the early 1990s…

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    This week we are going back to the economy to examine where we are post-bank failures and a resulting positive bump in the precious metals prices. I know investors are happy that gold is back in vogue again. After all, trading within a few dollars of the all-time high is a nice place to be….

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    Owning precious metals has been a life-changing experience for me. Over the last 14 years of being involved in the precious metals space, I have come to appreciate the values and traditions of the industry and of the people that make up this very special community. And I have made many, many friends that I…

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    Coming Soon – Zombucks World

    One of the leading trends in pop culture over the last decade-plus has been the zombie apocalypse. From feature films to long-running series on television, zombies are everywhere these days. The Zombucks Series of silver rounds brought this concept into the precious metals industry, with BU silver and copper options for investors and proof specimens…

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    In 2022, JM Bullion debuted a series of Special Occasion Silver Eagles for investors looking for an alternative to mint packaging for the American Silver Eagle. These custom card designs individually enclose a single 1 oz Silver Eagle with designs befitting any occasion, from a simple thank you to a birthday or holiday celebration. In…

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    At the time of this writing on the early afternoon of Tuesday April 4th, 2023, gold and silver are having a little bit of a breakout party. The chart tells the story.     The Breakout is Real It is exciting to see the metals on a nice bull run and there are plenty of…

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    Gold and Silver After the Bank Crash

    What an interesting couple of weeks we have had! By my count, at least 2 major bank failures with two bank rescues followed right behind them. Certainly, the public is beginning to pick up on the risks in the banking system. The initial reaction resulted in a withdrawal of between $100 and $500 billion from…

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    The ongoing Emoji Series available from JM Bullion comes with a design sure to impress, even if the silver round itself isn’t impressive. The fourth design in the collection of silver rounds for sale comes with a depiction of an Emoji that is both popularly used on a daily basis and flexible in its application…

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    Last week we wrote about the sudden bank failures of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature bank on the runs of depositors taking money out of their bank accounts at the two banks. Afterward, a run also began on First Republic bank which caused several other banks to form a $30 billion bailout fund to…

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    Well, here we are! Much sooner than I thought, I must admit. I figured we would have maybe another six months to a year before the real chaos started, but I was wrong. It looks like the cracks in the US banking system are showing, and the whole world is watching intently to see what…

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    The Medieval Legends Series at JM Bullion marches onward in 2023 with its newest design capturing images from a tale that is nearly 1,000 years old. Based on Celtic legends, the story of Tristan and Isolde is one of forbidden romance that has been told in varying narratives since the 12th century. This latest design…

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    We live in an ever-changing world. One of the hardest concepts we learn when young is that change is inevitable. This is just a fact of the world we live in, and something we have to account for in many aspects of our lives. One such change that has recently come about is that the…

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    What is Gold Really Used For?

    Recently we did an article on the numerous and varied uses of silver in the economy, as an industrial metal. It seems only fair to do the same analysis on gold, which is what we talk about today. Gold’s Main Uses   Gold usage is quite a bit different than silver. A slight majority of…

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    There’s no shortage of lunar-themed bullion available to investors in the 21st century. Collections such as Perth Mint’s Lunar Series III program, and others, have been available since the 1990s. While staples such as the above-mentioned remain popular, there are smaller collections that make their own mark with unique options. Among other bullion collections from…

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    King Charles III Ascends to British Coinage

    For more than two generations, spanning just over 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II not only reigned as Queen of England, but she appeared in countless portraits on paper currency and coinage in Britain, across the United Kingdom, and throughout the Commonwealth. With her passing in September 2022, mints around the world have ushered in plans…

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