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In 2005 a New Jersey car dealer named Chris Duane started questioning the system that let his customers borrow ridiculous amounts of money to buy the frivolous things he was selling. He studied a little monetary history and concluded that fiat currency was a doomed concept and that sound money, especially silver, would soar in […]

Solar power has been the next big thing in energy for as long as most people have been alive. But it was always too expensive to be anything more than a niche technology, attractive more for its coolness than its efficiency. That has changed, in a big way. According to a report by Deutsche Bank, […]

That’s a Lot of Silver…

by John Rubino on November 5, 2013 · 14 comments

The Indian government has restricted the importation of gold. So Indians have switched to silver: Starved of gold, Indians may import record volumes of silver(Reuters) – Indian silver imports are on pace to hit a record high this year as the wedding and festival season drives up buying of the precious metal instead of the […]

A Quick Way To Buy The Silver Juniors

by John Rubino on February 8, 2013 · 11 comments

There are several ways to time the launch of a new exchange traded fund (ETF). One is to strike while a sector is hot, pull in a lot of trend-following money and accept that the fund’s performance might be mediocre, since the hotter the sector the more due it is for a correction. That’s how […]

The Stealth Hoodie: Another Reason to Like Silver

by John Rubino on February 6, 2013 · 14 comments

One of the compelling (and lately, reassuring) things about the silver investment thesis is that it works pretty much no matter what happens. If the financial system spins out of control capital will flow into precious metals as the last form of stable money. And if “normal” growth resumes, then tight silver supplies will run […]

Hedge fund manager Eric Sprott’s speech at this week’s Silver Summit turned a room full of nervous precious metals owners into pumped-up silver buyers. Some of the highlights are posted below, and here’s a link to a recent Financial Sense interview where he makes many of the same points. The US Mint sells about the […]

How You Store It

by John Rubino on August 20, 2010 · 23 comments

Everyone with any sense wants to keep some physical gold and silver at home, but no one with any sense wants to keep too much of it there. So as your holdings grow, so does your need for safe storage. Solari’s Catherine Austin Fitts and Carolyn Betts have published a guide to precious metals storage […]

One Decision Per Decade: Three Choices

by John Rubino on December 29, 2009 · 4 comments

A few years ago the trust department of a major bank decided that it would be good to know where its profits were coming from. So they had their accountants run the numbers and found that, notwithstanding their army of highly-paid stock pickers, more than 75% of their investment profits came from sector choices. In […]

David Morgan on the Junior Miners

by Jason on September 2, 2009 · 0 comments

The precious metals juniors have had a nice pop in the past few months. But according to David Morgan, veteran silver analyst and publisher of The Morgan Report, the real fun is just beginning. We spoke recently about why the sector has a bright future and how to tell the real companies from the story […]

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