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PRIVATE BLOG – Palladium & the ECM

By admin / January 19, 2020

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Using Other People’s Money

By admin / October 8, 2019

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong; You had said you retired from market-making in the precious metals when in the early ’80s people were claiming to sell Krugerrands for spot with delayed delivery. I think they went bust and went to jail if I recall you said back in 1985. Is this the same thing happening in online […]


Should Americans Hoard Cash?

By admin / October 8, 2019

  QUESTION: Martin, I appreciate all the information that you provide and just got done reading about money shortage and hoarding. Would it be good for US citizens to hoard also? Is there any difference in hoarding dollars or gold and silver coins? Thanks for your comments. DM ANSWER: In order for gold and silver […]


Precious Metals Desk at JP Morgan Criminally Charged

By admin / October 7, 2019

The precious metals Desk at JP Morgan Chase on September 16, 2019, was criminally charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with being a criminal enterprise for approximately eight years in its manipulation of the prices of gold, silver, and other precious metals. The head of that desk and two other precious metals traders were […]


Printing Money to Cover the Cost of Government

By admin / May 29, 2019

QUESTION: Hi Marty, I have read that Lincoln’s treasury issued “Greenbacks” to help fund the North during the civil war. 1. Was this a direct printing, issuing of paper currency, aka like your “The Solution” ? (Bill Still, creator of the money masters documentary claims such…) 2. Others claim that it was meant all along to […]


Platinum at 10-Year Lows

By admin / August 24, 2018

QUESTION: Marty, Socrates has done a fantastic job on platinum. It is just so refreshing to have an analysis that is not biased and always saying buy. It looks like platinum is just a precursor to gold. There is an oversupply and with South Africa in turmoil politically on top of its currency in the […]


UAE Drops VAT on Gold

By admin / May 5, 2018

The UAE government came under tremendous pressure by the dealers that the VAT was killing their business. The government has responded dropping the VAT (Sales Tax) on gold, diamonds, and precious metals for investors. Taxing such products is, in reality, taxing money the same as if it bought bonds or stocks. Not everyone buys stocks […]


Lithium – the new White Gold

By admin / November 18, 2017

Lithium is known as “white gold” since electric cars require a lot of batteries. This has resulted in transforming the metal into a valuable and sought-after commodity. The demand keeps rising as there is a need for energy storage that can only be produced if lithium is available in sufficient quantities. The price has soared from $1,550 […]


When Bronze is Worth More than Gold and Silver

By admin / May 27, 2016

An ancient Roman shipwreck has been discovered in the port of ancient Caesarea, located in Israel. The ship was full of bronze statues and coins that were destined to be melted down. The coins are from Constantine (309-337AD) and Licinius (308-324 AD). The typical bronze Follis of this period weighed 6.5 grams on average. By the end […]

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