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Jeff Clark | Oct 15, 2021

The big story in Q3 was the sharp reversal in yields, along with a rising US dollar, both putting downward pressure on the gold price. This quarterly ITV report briefly examines the performance of gold and other major asset classes during the third quarter and year-to-date, along with a review of the conditions that could impact the precious metal in the final quarter of the year.

Jeff Thomas | Oct 8, 2021

History repeats. (Or it rhymes, depending on your choice of words.) Throughout history, there has been an extraordinary tendency for governments (and cultures) to follow similar paths. Even regarding eras thousands of years apart, we see people behaving in much the same way, over and over. This is particularly true in the case of “wrong moves.” Over and over, people and their governments make the same mistakes, seemingly never learning from past errors. Why should this be? In fact, how is this even possible? Surely, if a government in the 21st century were to make egregiously bad decisions, they are unlikely to be the same bad decisions that were made in, say, Rome, in the 4th century. The reason, in two simple words, is “human nature.” Human nature remains the same throughout time. Two thousand years ago, governments were typically made up of egotistical, self-centred dictatorial-types, who were far more concerned with their own power than in the general welfare of their people. Today, politics remains a magnet for such people. They therefore will revert to type, when faced with the very same problems. Should we cut spending to give the taxpayers a break? No, we should increase taxation and give more to ourselves.

Jeff Thomas | Sep 16, 2021

Over the decades that I’ve been an advisor to those who are hoping to diversify themselves internationally, I’ve met a large number of people who, either immediately or later, succeeded in creating a situation in which they were no longer “owned” by any one country. It's a simple concept, really. You might reside in one or more countries in the course of each year, although possibly none of them would be the country that’s named on your passport. You would store whatever wealth you had in one or more countries and, again, not necessarily in the country in which you were a citizen. You might also derive income from more than one country. And if you had really been thorough, you might have taken on additional passports – the one consideration that would allow you the greatest assurance of freedom.

Jeff Thomas | Sep 14, 2021

In the 1930’s, the farm population in the US was nearly 25% of the total and it was quite common for farmers to borrow from the bank (using their farms as collateral) in the expectation that the proceeds from their annual crop would pay off the note each year. But, in 1929, there was a crash in the stock market, lowering the sales price of crops significantly. That, and coincidental droughts throughout the farm belt, resulted in a large percentage of the thirty million farmers failing to meet their payments. They lost their farms. Worse, they could not turn to another line of work, as layoffs were taking place in all industries, as a result of the Great Depression, which followed the crash. But it was said that, in California, there was year-round good weather and the orange groves were full of fruit needing to be picked. If only the Okies could get there, they’d be all right.

Jeff Thomas | Sep 14, 2021

We’re all familiar with the term, “quantitative easing.” It’s described as meaning, “A monetary policy in which a central bank purchases government securities or other securities from the market in order to lower interest rates and increase the money supply. Well, that sounds reasonable… even beneficial. But, unfortunately, that’s not really the whole story.

Jeff Clark | Sep 13, 2021

I wrote to silver last week—yes, the physical metal herself, the one we trust and convert our paper dollars to. And as luck would have it, she wrote me back! I'd like to share our correspondence with you… Dear Silver, I’m a big fan. Your industrial uses in our modern society are exploding, and you’ve been money for as long as records have been kept. It’s hard to imagine your monetary value losing stature, especially when I look at the abject destruction of our currency by central bankers and politicians today. Which is why it’s amazing to me that you’re so unappreciated in the present. I’m incredibly excited that I get the opportunity to acquire you at half the price from your near record high price set 10 years ago, especially when all the reasons I’ve been buying you are even more important today. I fully understand the explosive potential you hold, but I have to admit, the wait can sometimes be frustrating for me and my friends. Is your price weakness almost over, or is it here to stay?

Jeff Thomas | Sep 13, 2021

Increasingly, both Europeans and North Americans whom I meet are expressing their concern that the social structure of their countries appears to be breaking down. Americans and Canadians speak of people of who, for making an off-handed comment that could possibly be interpreted as racist, can lose their livelihoods as a result. In the UK, it’s worse, with people being sentenced to prison for publicly denouncing rapes of children by Muslims in UK cities. In the US, some universities now have “non-white-only” days, when Caucasian students and faculty are banned from school grounds. (Those who do attend have at times been harassed, threatened and even physically attacked in the new racist anti-white trend.) The quest for illogical “diversity” is arising in a host of surprising contexts. For example, in applications for air traffic control positions, applicants are given five times more points for seemingly irrelevant “qualifications,” such as “having played team sports in high school” or for “having been unemployed for more than three years,” than for being pilots. This, in spite of the fact that air traffic control is not about diversity, it’s about knowing how to get planes full of people to land safely.

Jeff Clark | Aug 30, 2021

They say to buy straw hats in winter, and stack your firewood in summer. That advice is based on the simple fact that seasons change, and preparing for the next season is easier and cheaper and more useful before it begins to switch. Similarly, we know winter is coming for the economy and markets. It may not feel that way at the moment, but nothing goes up indefinitely. And when things shift, it will likely kick-start the next surge in gold and silver. It may be winter right now for our two favorite metals, but spring and summer are coming (and winter for non-gold holders). Are you fully prepared for it? The worst feeling in the world—worse than how you may feel now about lagging prices—would be to find yourself with too little metal and too much risk. You’d hate to be scrambling to figure out what to do in the middle of an economic or market breakdown. Here’s a checklist I’ve used myself that you might find useful. Here are five questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re ready for the coming change in season…

Jeff Clark | Aug 18, 2021

Wanna know when silver will go on its next surge? We can actually make an intelligent estimate, based on data and trends from history. I haven’t seen anyone else document this, but I think it’s valuable intel for us silver investors…

Jeff Clark | Aug 13, 2021

Gold and silver prices are taking it on the chin. They’re bucking seasonal trends. They haven’t been responding to catalysts that would normally push them higher. They’re one of the worst performing asset classes this quarter and year. So are we wrong? Is it time to pack it in? There are a myriad of ways to answer that, the biggest of which is Mike’s core reason why we’re not wrong about where they’re headed. But in this article I want to show what your fellow investors think about the price weakness, and how they’re reacting to it. This easy-reading “chartorial” looks at all the major areas of physical demand from around the world. See how you react to this as you read through it…

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