Author Archives: Pat Heller

Dollar safe until August

The value of the euro had been somewhat weak in recent weeks, partly out of fear that the French elections on April 23 would winnow down the presidential runoff election on May 7 to two candidates who both advocated that … Continue reading

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Sagging economy, rising gold

Late last week, the price of gold reached a five-month high going into a holiday weekend (most U.S. markets were closed last Friday while many European markets were closed this Monday). Holiday weekends are a prime opportunity for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Uncertain world good for gold

Last week I predicted a more than 50 percent chance that the price of gold would exceed $1,300 and silver more than $20 by the end of April. As of Tuesday, April 11, the price of gold reached a five-month … Continue reading

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Dollar drops 96 percent

With central banks in France and the Netherlands repatriating U.S. dollars in exchange for gold during the 1960s into the beginning of the next decade, the U.S. government was suffering a run on its gold reserves. To halt this trend, … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Make a deal to get cheaper bullion

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a news story on www.NumismaticNews.net and also ran in the March 24 e-newsletter. By Patrick A. Heller I recently discussed how the sales of bullion-priced precious metals coins and bars have been … Continue reading

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Metals ready to jump?

Through Monday night, the prices of gold and silver had, year to date, outperformed all major American and foreign stock market indices and the U.S. Dollar Index. Here is a list of some of the financial data I track: Last … Continue reading

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Make a deal for bullion

I recently discussed how the sales of bullion-priced precious metals coins and bars have been selling slowly in U.S. markets at the same time demand has picked up in China, India and many parts of Europe. This slowdown in U.S. … Continue reading

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End tax on metals?

Legislatures in the states of Arizona and Idaho are part way through the process of considering bills to exempt any paper profits on the buying and selling of U.S. bullion-priced coins (in Arizona) or on bullion-priced coins and precious metals … Continue reading

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Hard assets make soft targets?

Storing precious metals in safe deposit boxes is a common practice. In general, valuables in safe deposit storage are much safer from theft than if they were stored at home or work. However, there are drawbacks. 1. Safe deposit boxes … Continue reading

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Survey misses gold buyers

Three weeks ago, I wrote how imports of physical gold and silver in China and India were much stronger in 2016 than indicated in reports from GFMS and the government of India (click here to read). There is even some … Continue reading

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