Author Archives: Pat Heller

No more restraint on dollars issued

Last week I wrote about the 45th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s Aug. 15, 1971, temporarily closing the gold exchange window, where central banks had previously been able to turn in U.S. currency and receive physical gold. Nixon claimed that … Continue reading

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No gold for you, paper

Monday was the 45th anniversary of then President Richard Nixon’s Aug. 15, 1971, speech in which he said, “I have directed [Treasury] Secretary Connally to suspend temporarily the convertibility of the dollar into gold or other reserve assets, except in … Continue reading

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‘Buy what you know’ valuable advice

There is a sensible bit of financial advice to only invest in what you understand and know. If you don’t understand the nuances of a possible investment, your risks of a loss go way up. The same advice applies when … Continue reading

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Silver markups decline

Premiums have fallen for pre-1965 90 percent silver U.S. coins. Since my article two weeks ago where I did some comparison shopping on what different dealers were quoting retail customers as their price for $1,000-face-value bags of circulated 90-percent silver … Continue reading

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Unload coins in tough times?

The overall economy has an impact on supply and demand for numismatic and precious metals products. When there is a general sense of prosperity, there is greater demand for discretionary items, which are items beyond what is needed for everyday … Continue reading

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Compare prices when buying silver

As you probably know, dealers don’t quote the same prices for identical merchandise. It takes time and effort to check prices from multiple sellers. If you are checking on items selling for bullion-related prices, how do you know if you … Continue reading

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Silver profits in water

The antibacterial properties of silver were known 2,000 years ago. Back in the days of the Roman Empire, people knew enough to throw silver coins into water cisterns as a low tech way to kill germs – despite not yet … Continue reading

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Silver $20 on way to $100

In intraday trading on the Shanghai Gold Exchange on Monday, July 4, the spot price of silver reached $21.13 per ounce, up about 53 percent since the end of 2015. In the June 1, 2016, issue of my  “Liberty’s Outlook,” … Continue reading

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Gold up as Britain bolts EU

The vote June 23 in Great Britain calling for that nation to leave the European Union is triggering, and will continue to trigger, dramatic global financial changes. Even people of such widely diverse backgrounds and orientations as globalist hedge fund … Continue reading

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Dealers and customers crave experiences

A key draw to initial and repeat business is how well any kind of business can develop a contact or visit with a prospective customer into a positive “experience.” Between having the merchandise available and competing on the basis of … Continue reading

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