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The basic law of supply and demand dictates the quantity of goods offered for sale. If prices are low and goods cannot be sold at a reasonable profit, producers will be unmotivated to increase production. If prices increase as demand for a product is soaring
By: GE Christenson A mid 60s woman was chatting with two friends at a Starbucks. I overheard the conversation. It went something like this… “When my husband and I retired, our financial advisor said we had enough
By: GE Christenson The BIG Perspective: Examine the following “Point & Figure” chart from Ron Rosen. This type of chart plots price on the “y” axis while the “x” axis shows time but without uniform distance between years. The long term trend has been up since 1970 and 2001, while the
As discussed in a previous post, sales of the American Eagle silver bullion
Let’s back away from the “smaller” questions like: Will the Fed taper or not? Is Obamacare a disaster or just a huge problem? Is the S&P 500 index due for a correction? Is the U.S. economy improving? Why is most of the rest of the world angry with the U.S.? If inflation is so low, why are
The American public's love affair with the U.S. Mint American Eagle silver bullion coin continues unabated. Ever since the financial meltdown of 2008 there has been an explosion in demand for the silver coins. Average yearly sales of the silver bullion coins have increased by almost 500% since
Although sales totals vary from month to month, annual sales of the U.S. Mint American Eagle gold bullion coins are running at triple the levels prior to 2008 when the wheels came off the world financial system and central banks began an orgy of money printing. From 2000 to 2007 the average yearly purchases
Axel Merk, Merk Investments Fed Chair nominee Janet Yellen will take over where her predecessor Ben Bernanke leaves off.
By: GE Christenson THE SETUP A century ago bankers created the plan for a U.S. central bank, bought enough votes to get it passed into law, encouraged deficit
The Perth Mint presents a neat infographic on the world's top 10 gold producing countries. China, which loves gold more than anything, came in as the number one producer with annual output of 370 metric tons.