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A Brief History of Platinum

Platinum has caught the eye of customers lately given how relatively inexpensive it has been trading compared to other precious metals.Even though throughout history platinum has been cheaper per ounce than gold, platinum experienced a major spike in price from roughly 2000-2008.  Since then, platinum has remained less expensive than gold, and this has caused some people to consider it a better potential speculative play versus simply buying gold.Platinum is one of the rarest metals in the...

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Deal or No Deal? SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Jan. 17, 2020

Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu inked their signatures on the Phase 1 trade deal this week. But was it really a big deal? Or was it no deal? Mike Maharrey talks about it on this week’s Friday Gold Wrap podcast. He also talks about why the gold market seems to be holding steady despite some strong headwinds and the outlook for the yellow metal in 2020.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s precious metals news coupled with thoughtful...

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War Drums! SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Jan. 10, 2020

The sound of war drums dominated this week. After Iran launched missiles at US bases in Iraq in retaliation for an airstrike that killed an Iranian general, gold spiked to over $1,600 an ounce — an eight-year high. But tensions seem to have eased and the price of gold with it, as the war drums have quieted. So, what did we learn from this and what’s next for the gold market? Host Mike Maharrey talks about it in this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap...

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Looking Back and Peeking Ahead: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Jan. 3, 2020

Gold had a pretty good run in 2019. In fact, it was the best year for the yellow metal in nearly a decade. So what’s in the cards as we rush headlong into the 2020’s? In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey looks back at 2019 and highlights some of the things that drove precious metals markets. Then he pivots and looks ahead at 2020 and beyond. Where are we going and what will get us there?The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of...

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Gold Has Best Year Since 2010

Gold ended 2019 up 19%. It was the best year for the yellow metal since 2010.A strong surge during the last two weeks December pushed the gold above the $1,500 mark and it closed out the year at $1,520.90. After a sluggish fall, gold gained 3.4% in the final month of 2019.Silver also had a good year. The white metal ended 2019 at $17.89, a 15.6% gain.According to , based on trade in most-active futures contracts, 2019 charted the strongest performance for gold since 2010, when it rose...

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Top 5 Precious Metals Stories of 2019: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Dec. 27, 2019

Gold is finishing up 2019 with a bang, pushing back above the psychologically significant $1,500 per ounce this week. Although there are a few trading days left, gold appears set to end the year with a better than 17% gain. In the last Friday Gold Wrap podcast of 2019, host Mike Maharrey takes us through a quick overview of what he considers to be the five biggest stories of the year driving precious metals.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s...

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The Arsonist Putting Out the Fire: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Dec. 20, 2019

It was an eventful week as far as news goes, but a rather quiet one in the gold and silver markets. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey covers impeachment and the phase 1 trade deal. He also talks about politicians and their propensity to break things and then woo us with promises to fix them. It’s a little bit like an arsonist coming to the rescue and putting out the fire. Except in the case of government, the fire never really gets put out.The SchiffGold...

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Color Me Skeptical: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap Dec. 13, 2019

We have a trade deal! Maybe. Meanwhile, the Fed wrapped up its last FOMC meeting of the year this week and did nothing. But Powell and Company did give us some indication about what we should expect next year. The week’s news played tug-o-war with gold. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey breaks it all down and says there’s a lot to be skeptical about, both with the trade deal and the rhetoric coming out of the Fed.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a...

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Inflation? What Inflation? Friday Gold Wrap Dec. 6, 2019

We’ve seen new records in the stock market in recent weeks. The headlines tell us it’s all because of a potential trade deal, but Friday Gold Wrap host Mike Maharrey doesn’t buy it. He says it’s really all about Fed money printing. That may juice the stock market, but there’s a downside – inflation. In this episode of the podcast, Mike talks about it along with the week’s gold news.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s precious metals news...

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“The Amazing Chart That Launched My Career”

The GoldSilver TeamDEC 2, 2019 Ever been curious about how Mike Maloney got his start in the gold industry? As Mike says at the very beginning of his new video with Ronnie Stoeferle of Incrementum, “this is the chart that started my career in precious metals.” Listen to Mike tell the story of a chart he gave to Robert Kiyosaki at a conference, which Robert shared with his audience that day. It ultimately led to Mike writing a book on precious metals, founding...

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