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Greenspan on Gold

December 16, 2014

“Gold is the premier currency where no fiat, including the (U.S.) dollar, can match it.”     Alan Greenspan, 2014 Such words might be taken with a grain of salt if they had been uttered by any regular Joe, but that is simply not the case with Alan Greenspan. From 1987 to 2006 Mr. Greenspan was the […]

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Gold Series – Visual Capitalist

September 19, 2014

The following links are to a five part infographic series on gold from Visual Capitalist. Series does excellent job of telling the story of gold from its history, supply, demand, to reasons to own, and future trends. Visual Capitalist creates and curates enriched visual content focused on emerging trends in business and investing. Visit them […]

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Precious metals market is “more rigged than LIBOR”

September 11, 2014

The mainstream financial media are finally admitting to what gold bugs have been claiming for years. The gold market is manipulated. Recently, an options trader at Barclay’s, was the first person to be fined by Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for manipulating the price of gold. This vindicated those in the precious metals community who […]

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Inheritance Appraisals

August 18, 2014

Recently, our firm was asked to do a coin appraisal for siblings who had inherited a collection from a parent. This family had no idea as to the collection’s value but realized the importance of having it evaluated. As it turned out, much of the collection had nominal value, but there were a few pieces […]

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Will Russia-China Energy Deal Have Ramifications for the US Dollar’s Reserve Currency Status and Gold?

July 22, 2014

Several weeks ago, Russia announced a significant energy deal with China, a transaction considered by many as a response to Ukraine-based sanctions against Russia imposed by the West. Briefly, the agreement involves Russian natural gas supplier Gazprom delivering the equivalent of $400 Billion US in natural gas to China over the next several decades. Many […]

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Be Prepared, FATCA is coming!

July 23, 2014

Originally Posted June 6, 2014 – What is FATCA? Officially known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, H.R. 2847 became law in March of 2010 but will take effect around the world on July 1, 2014. The ‘official’ goal of this law is to find offshore accounts held by U.S. taxpayers seeking to avoid […]

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The Question of Gold Confiscation

July 23, 2014

Originally Posted May 7, 2014 – One of the most frequent questions asked of us here at Jack Hunt’s involves the possibility of gold bullion confiscation by the US government, similar to what happened in 1933. To review, then president Franklin Roosevelt signed into law in April of 1933 an executive order banning private gold […]

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Seven Thoughts On Gold – What’s Currently Driving The Market?

July 23, 2014

Originally Posted Feb 5, 2014 – The following is simple assortment of gold related news items for your consideration. There is no theme among these points, although the demand for gold by the Chinese is a recurring topic. The increased demand for physical gold in Asia and the transfer of gold from west to east […]

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China, The Gold Story of 2013

July 23, 2014

Originally Posted Jan 6, 2014 – Looking back at 2013 what was the most significant story in precious metals? In my opinion it’s clearly China’s continued growth in its physical gold reserves following a trend that started in 2009..Here are the numbers. Combining mined and imported gold, China has accumulated almost 4300 metric tonnes of […]

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