Tag Archives: quantitative easing

Unicorn futures

It’s almost that time again — 2016 $50 1-ounce US Gold Buffalo coins go on sale on January 20, 2016. Or at least, that’s when most precious metals dealers will start shipping them. The spot price of gold as I … Continue reading

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Morning on the marsh

Saturday was taken up with hikes in a couple of nearby wetland areas, Huntley Meadows and Dyke Marsh. The goal of both visits was to check out the wildlife, so we didn’t set much of a demanding pace. With over 1,500 … Continue reading

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Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s an interesting tidbit about curious happenings in the gold and silver markets, from a recent interview of investment analyst Eric Sprott by Toronto’s The Gold Report: Eric Sprott: This will sound like a conspiracy theory, but unusual things are happening … Continue reading

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Crisis du jour

“When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout” – Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny A pretty good description of almost everything you hear out of  Washington DC, but we get more than one crisis du jour these … Continue reading

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Twist and Shout

As anticipated, the Fed today announced plans to burn $40 billion a month, with no end in sight: The Fed said it will buy $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities per month in an attempt to foster a nascent recovery in the … Continue reading

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Got Gold?

Just the hint that the Fed might start a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) after Friday’s release of weak US unemployment numbers sent gold prices up $40 in as many minutes: Commodities rose broadly on Friday as the dollar … Continue reading

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