Gold rose $55 last week in its third consecutive weekly gain, due in part to the passage of yet another economic stimulus package by the U.S. Congress over last weekend. Gold closed last week at nearly $1,900, its highest level since November 6. This latest $900+ billion stimulus package is bound to spur inflation in 2021 and record-setting budget deficits this year and in 2021, as well as in future years.
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HR6192 passed the Senate last week, meaning that it will become law once the President signs the bill, marking the 100anniversary of the Morgan dollar/Peace dollar transition year of 1921 with newly-minted editions of both series, sparking widespread new interest in both the new and old series of Morgan and Peace dollars in all their mintage years and Mint marks. Here is their basic history:
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With so much money sloshing around, courtesy of the Federal Reserve, prices are being bid up in stocks, real estate and even Bitcoin. With Bitcoin trading near its highs from several years ago, the marketers for this new “phantom money” are out in force on the financial news channels trying to sell investors on a $19,000 “coin” that really isn’t a coin but a line of computer code somewhere in the “cloud” up there.
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Gold recovered to $1,840 late Monday, December 14, after correcting late last week following a series of anemic inflation reports and delays in the Congressional relief packages. The Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index were each up only slightly, leading investors to think that the trillions in newly printed deficit dollars won’t fuel inflation, but that is only due to recent economic lockdowns and COVID fears. Once the economy opens up, we are likely to see sharply rising inflation.
Our 2020 predictions for gold and silver turned out to be conservative. Way back in July 2019, when silver was barely $15, we “boldly” predicted $18 silver by year’s end and $20 silver in 2020. Well, we reached $18 silver in three months and $20 silver by July 2020. Then silver rose to $29 in August 2020!
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During November, the U.S. Mint sold 4,805,000 one-ounce Silver American Eagle coins, more than 10 times the 463,000 coins sold in November 2019, bringing the year-to-date totals to almost a 100% gain (29.3 million ounces vs. 14.8 million last year). Gold American
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As America’s Gold Expert®, I’m often accused of being a “cheerleader” for the precious metals and rare coins, but this year I’m actually a little more conservative than Citibank and some of the other mainstream banks.
For Gold, I’m predicting a slightly lower range than Citibank of somewhere between $2,200 and $2,350 but I don’t think gold can reach $2,200 within three months, like Citibank does. I’m thinking it will take six months to reach $2,200 and a more likely peak price would be $2,350 in the second half of 2021.
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Gold gained $100 in the first week of December, rising from $1,762.55 on the final November 30 London price setting to $1,865 on Monday, December 7. In the same seven days, silver is up even faster, +11%, from $22.15 on November 30 to $24.60 on December 7. The U.S. Dollar index declined about 1% in the same week, but that doesn’t account for the nearly 6% rise in gold in that same time frame. The primary engine for rising gold and silver prices seems to be the fear of another major lockdown and the increased likelihood that another major stimulus (spending) bill will pass Congress this month.Continue reading "Mainstream Banks See Gold Rising to $2,200 to $2,400 and Silver Reaching $30 to $40 in 2021"
The advent of Coronavirus has caused the temporary end of handshakes, big Thanksgiving dinners, open school rooms, large corporate meetings, big football crowds, concerts, night clubs, conventions, most air travel and now some newspaper headlines tell us that coronavirus could spell the end of coins and the cash economy. Every financial transaction will take place online or with credit cards, Pay Pal, crypto-currencies or some new program they claim.
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Gold gained $36 (2%) on Tuesday, December 1, as a new “stimulus package” works its way through Congress. This came after gold fell by a similar amount last Friday in its first fall under $1,800 since last July. Part of the drop was technical, since many traders set “stop losses” under technical support levels like the 200-day moving average. Since the drop happened on thin volume in the early morning hours of a post-holiday trading session with few traders present, the move was steep, and unsupported by buyers.Continue reading "Gold Gained 2% on Tuesday"
During November, the U.S. Mint sold 4,805,000 one-ounce Silver American Eagle coins, more than 10 times the 463,000 coins sold in November 2019, bringing the year-to-date totals to almost a 100% gain (29.3 million ounces vs. 14.8 million last year). Gold American Eagle sales were up 673% in November, with 85,000 Troy ounces sold vs. 11,000 in November 2019 that brought the 2020 11-month total up to over 5-fold from 2019 (794,500 Troy ounces in the first 11 months of 2020 vs. 150,000 ounces in 2019). The Buffalo Gold coin sales were also up strongly, +370% for November and +286% for the year-to-dateContinue reading "Silver American Eagle Sales Soar 10-Fold in November 2020 Over November 2019"
Irving Berlin had most American holidays cornered in his songs (White Christmas, Easter Parade, God Bless America), but his Thanksgiving song, nominated for an Academy Award as “Best Song,” didn’t contain the word thanks. It was Count your Blessings:Continue reading "Songs About the Holidays"
As we take a four-day break for Thanksgiving weekend this Thursday, we all have personal reasons for giving thanks, but we also have overriding reasons for giving thanks for national blessings in this particularly difficult year of 2020, which everyone has come to despise. Consider these opening thoughts:
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