Saturday, April 21, 2018

Gold Hedging From Hedge Funds & Traders Continues to Surge

It’s a relatively quiet trend, but the most active of investors—hedge funds and traders—are aggressively putting gold hedges in place.

It shouldn’t really be a surprise, given the recent spike in volatility in the stock market. It hasn’t been reported much in the mainstream, but an increasing number of people who make their living from investing are betting on gold.

We’ve shown this data before, but the trend continues to build strength. Gold trading volumes on the COMEX surged to yet another new high last quarter.


Volume on world’s biggest futures market hit a record 23 million contracts in the first quarter.

This swell in activity is quite remarkable. Volume is up a whopping 130% since gold bottomed in December 2015… it is more than triple the levels of 2006… it’s 40% higher than when gold hit its record price of $1,921 in 2011… and 65% higher than when traders dumped their holdings in 2013.

To be clear, this data measures “trading” activity, so it includes both buys and sells. But the jump in volume over the past two years shows that that activity is bullish in nature, because prices are rising. Basically, investors have placed more buy orders than sell orders during this period, which pushes prices higher. If more sell orders were initiated, prices would be falling.

Some of this activity is strictly trading—speculators that are betting the price is headed higher. But some of this is definitely hedging behavior. In other words, hedge funds and other institutional funds that have initiated a position in gold, via the futures market, to hedge their stock positions or other investments.


- Source, Jeff Clark via Mike Maloney's Gold Silver, Read More Here

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The 4 Biggest Signs For Silver


There are some unprecedented events occurring in the precious metals markets right now - find out about the four biggest signs for silver in this delayed preview of Mike Maloney's Insiders Report...

- Source, Mike Maloney via Gold Silver

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mike Maloney: 6 Slices Or 8? The Economic Consequences Of "Free" Pizza


Join Mike Maloney as he takes a light-hearted look at a very serious question - is there such a thing as a free lunch? The answer won't be a surprise to regular viewers of this channel, but if you are new - this may be a revelation.

- Source, Mike Maloney

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mike Maloney: Has Silver's Time Finally Arrived?


Has silver's time finally arrived? This week Mike Maloney links to several pieces of news and data that show a massive shift in the silver market, as well as a gigantic nail in the coffin for the US Dollar Standard.

- Source, Gold Silver

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Inflation Will Not Stay Dormant Forever...

Many analysts believe inflation will continue to rise, so let’s apply those historical increases to today and project how high inflation could potentially be two years from now.

If we matched any of those prior rates, here’s what inflation could look like by the year 2020, based on the current 2.38% CPI reading.



If we matched the 1917 rate, inflation in the year 2020 would hit a whopping 40%.

The 1947 increase would take us to 16.6%, exceeding what we saw in the 1970s and ‘80s. The 1974 rate would push us to 8.3%.

Even the least of these increases would catch most people off guard; even though real inflation (when calculated with old formulas, including items like tuition, healthcare, and energy) is quite a bit higher, when’s the last time North America was in a soaring inflationary environment?

Any of these scenarios would be good for gold, of course. And if we tip into hyperinflation, gold will still protect our purchasing power. One of the surest predictors of when the gold price will rise is when inflation takes off.

Given the massive amount of currency abuse that’s occurred around the world, soaring inflation is not some farfetched theory. Sooner or later we could easily become victim to a rapid and scary decline in purchasing power.

Friends, history has a clear warning: Inflation will not stay dormant forever, and will likely pay a personal visit to your household soon...

- Source, Jeff Clark via Mike Maloney's Gold Silver

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Here’s What Inflation Could Look Like in 2020, Based on Past Surges

Rising inflation has hit the headlines, sparking some attention from journalists. What most mainstream investors don’t realize, though, is that history shows inflation can quickly get out of control, and not just in some mismanaged third-world country. Surprise spikes in inflation have occurred right here in the US—and given the massive amount of currency dilution around the world over the past decade, a jump in inflation could easily kick in again.
From Zero to Raging in Two Years

Most historical inflation studies only go back to the 1970s. But as Mike Maloney has always taught, the further back you go in history, the more you can learn about the future.

I ran across a study by Amity Shlaes, an author with an impressive bio. Her research found several examples from the past 100 years when US inflation started mildly but then soared to alarming levels. What’s perhaps even more startling is that those inflationary spikes occurred within just two short years.

Check out how much the rate of inflation rose during these periods:


Based on an earlier version of the CPI-U, Shlaes says US inflation was at 1% in 1915. Within just two years, it soared to 17%. She reports this runaway rise in prices was because the Treasury “spent like crazy on the war, creating money to pay for it…”

The official inflation rate in 1945 was 2%, but surged to 14% within a mere 24 months, a 7-fold increase.

The CPI registered 3.2% in 1972, and hit 11% by 1974. Worse, it continued to march higher over the decade, peaking at 14.7% in April 1980, in what amounted to a near 5-fold rise.

In other words, there is clear historical precedence that inflation can rise suddenly and rapidly, and that prices can quickly spiral out of control. It would thus be dangerous for us to assume that inflation will stay subdued indefinitely.

In fact, you’ll notice these inflationary spikes occurred roughly 30 years apart. And it’s been over 40 years now since the last one…

- Source, Jeff Clark of Mike Maloney's Gold Silver

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Greatest Manipulation In History Is This Fake Recovery


"Basically...if the Federal Reserve was inflicted upon America by a foreign power it would have been considered an act of war." 

Join Mike Maloney and Stefan Molyneux as they explore the unintended consequences that await us due to the immoral acts perpetrated by government and the Federal Reserve system.

- Source, Gold Silver

Monday, March 12, 2018

History Says You Have 27 Days to Buy Silver Before It Rises

Mike Maloney revealed that he recently made a large purchase of silver because of how undervalued it is. And he bought silver instead of gold because of how high the gold/silver ratio is.

If you want to mimic Mike’s purchase of silver while it’s still undervalued, history says you only have 27 days to do so.

As many of you know, the gold/silver ratio (the price of gold divided by the price of silver) has touched 80 a number of times over the past 25 years. And it’s never stayed there long. History shows this is the level at which silver is grossly undervalued compared to gold. Sooner or later the ratio falls to account for the large discrepancy between their prices.

Here’s an updated view of the gold/silver ratio since 1995, along with silver’s gains after the ratio reversed from 80.


You can see how much silver has outperformed gold when the ratio falls. And that some of those gains have been big—two of them were measured in triple digits.

You can also see that after dipping below 70 a couple times over the past two years, the ratio has returned to the 80 level (80.4 as of March 5). This pattern is similar to what it did in 1996. And in spite of a ravaging bear market in precious metals at that time, silver gained 36% over the next 14 months.

But something else sticks out in the chart: The gold/silver ratio has never remained above 80 for very long.

This is significant if you’re a buyer because it means that the historical window to purchase silver at an undervalued price compared to gold has been small.

Here’s the same chart with the number of days the ratio stayed above 80 before reversing.



You can see that the number of days one has been able to buy silver while the ratio is above 80 has been few. And this is calendar days, not trading days. This is highly actionable information.

Since 1995, you can see there have been three occasions where the ratio registered at or above 80. The average of those days is 47. As of March 5, the ratio has been at or above 80 a total of 20 calendar days—so if it met the historical average this time around, you’d have 27 calendar days left to buy before the ratio drops.

In other words, you’d have until April 1 to buy silver before the price potentially moves higher (the ratio could also move lower if silver fell less than gold, but the price is already low).

The ratio could drop sooner or later than 27 days, of course. The point to this exercise is that the ratio has historically remained above 80 for only short periods of time. Thus, the opportunity to buy silver while it’s cheap is likely going to be brief.

And April Fool’s Day has some significance to precious metals: It marked the very bottom of the bear market in 2001 (a Sunday), and the beginning of the second biggest bull market in modern history. Those who scoffed at gold and silver then because of their low prices ended up being the fools.

History shows the silver price has logged some very nice gains when the gold/silver ratio reverses. Any time it has hit the current level, its stay there has been short-lived.

- Source, Jeff Clark via Mike Maloney's Gold Silver

Friday, March 9, 2018

Mike Maloney: The Golden Crypto Revolution and The Cashless Society


Josh Sigurdson and John Sneisen sit down with Mike Maloney, one of the world's leading educators on gold and silver, the man behind 'The Hidden Secrets of Money' series and most recently, an insightful teacher on the subject of cryptocurrencies.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

BREAKING: Hashgraph Public Launch? AND Big News For Silver


In this combined update for precious metals and the crypto sector, Mike Maloney explains an event that he has never seen before - is it evidence that silver prices might finally be unshackled? 

Then some big news for those who have been asking about Hashgraph (featured in Hidden Secrets Of Money Episode 8). The Hashgraph website has been changed to a countdown clock, indicating an announcement next week. Could this be the start of an open-source public ledger for this ground-breaking new technology?

- Source, Gold Silver

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Silver vs Time, Cryptocurrencies and JP Morgan


Jeff Clark sits down with Mike Maloney to answer questions from GoldSilver customers and readers. You’ll get an update on when gold and silver prices could rise again, JP Morgan's massive physical silver holdings, silver vs. cryptocurrencies, and more.

- Source, Mike Maloney

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Most Dangerous Event In Bitcoin and Digital Currencies


Events continue to unfold in the cryptocurrency space. Things are getting out of control and Mike Maloney breaks down what he sees coming next.