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- Letters to the Editor (Oct. 6, 2015) Writings of Asian languages differI am writing this in response to Klaus Schwalfenberg’s letter in the Sept. 8 issue of Numismatic News.To us Westerners, the characters and symbols of the Asian languages, specifically Chinese, Japanese, and Ko...
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Author Archives: Pat Heller
The world price of gold is dominated by trading of paper contracts in the London and New York markets. The trading of physical gold has minimal impact upon the spot price – thus far. The New York COMEX gold market … Continue reading
For more than a decade I have pointed out conceptual weaknesses with the idea of owning precious metals Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). As one example, it does not make sense to place a tax-deferred asset such as physical gold and … Continue reading
Many people are acquiring physical gold and silver to provide financial insurance against the risk of losses to paper assets such as stocks, bonds and paper currencies. However, merely owning physical precious metals for possible use in a financial crisis … Continue reading
As the price of silver touched a six-year low last week, the truth is that many customers of long-term dealers are still in a nice paper profit position. Many coin collectors and investors in precious metals realized years or decades … Continue reading
As I write this Monday morning, Aug. 24, the Shanghai Composite Index has fallen more than 35 percent since its June peak and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 12 percent from its peak less than six weeks … Continue reading
After being range-bound for a few weeks, gold and silver last week surged about 4 percent from the close the previous Friday. The immediate cause was the Chinese government devaluing its currency on three different days, totaling an almost 4 … Continue reading
For several years now, I have been hearing about a means of being able to hold the precious metals acquired by your Investment Retirement Account (IRA) in your personal custody instead of being stored at a custodian as required for … Continue reading
Selling subscriptions to financial investment newsletters is tough. First, the writer needs to be perceived as knowing what he or she is talking about. Second, they also need to scoop other sources on coming out with new information first. Third, … Continue reading
While there may be some who have hopes that Greece’s debt problems may be resolved without a financial crisis, the long-term prospects are virtually nil. A review of U.S. monetary policy from 1944 to 1980 demonstrates just how difficult it … Continue reading