Silver hasn’t been this cheap compared to gold in 5,000 years of human history. What is the silver-gold ratio telling us? Is silver about to shine?
People keep talking about the “new normal” we’ll all have to adjust to as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic. So, what does that mean for the economy? In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey looks ahead at the new normal, the prospects of an economic recovery and speculates that we might have already caught a glimpse of the future last year. He also covers the gold market and looks at some of the economic data this week.
Celsius Network, founder and CEO Alex Mashinsky calls the bond market, “the biggest bubble that hasn’t burst yet.” And when the massive bond bubble pops, that’s when the real earthquake begins.
The US Treasury Department is pumping out bonds like there’s no tomorrow. It announced this week that it plans to borrow $2.99 trillion in this quarter alone. The projected borrowing for fiscal 2020 comes in at a staggering $4.48 trillion.
Global silver demand nudged higher in 2019 thanks to a 12% increase in investment demand as retail and institutional investors focused their attention on the long-term investment appeal of the white metal according to a report highlighted in the latest edition of the Silver Institute’s Silver News.
Kanesh was an important trading hub in the Assyrian empire. The city was located in the middle of what is now Turkey, at the midpoint of the route between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
US stock markets just had their best month since 1987. Meanwhile, the economic data is as bad as it’s ever been. It’s almost like a tale of two cities. In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey digs into some of the data and explains why the damage to the economy caused by the coronavirus government shutdowns is deeper than a lot of people think. He also talks about silver. It’s as cheap as it’s ever been in human history.
Global gold demand was up 1% in the first quarter of the year as extraordinarily strong investment demand offset weakness in consumer markets even as supply dropped.
Overall, gold demand came in at 1,083 tons in Q1, according to data in the World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends Q1 2020 Report. In value terms, global gold demand reached US$55 billion – the highest since Q2 2013. The price also reached new record highs in Indian rupees and Turkish lira, among other currencies.
It was another crazy week on Wall Street with a lot more economic doom and gloom, punctuated by a complete meltdown of the oil futures market. In this week’s Friday Gold Wrap podcast, host Mike Maharrey talks about some of the highlights – or lowlights – but he also injects a little optimism into the conversation and offers some constructive advice.
Why is the mainstream financial media mostly ignoring gold? Peter Schiff talked about it in a recent podcast. He said the investment pundits are missing the boat on a “no-brainer” investment.