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SILVER ALERT: Could This Mexican Law Change Cause a Supply Crunch?

[embedded content]In this enlightening video, join our host Mike Maloney and esteemed guest Lobo Tiggre from Independent Speculator.com as they unravel the intricate web of challenges and opportunities within the silver market. Amidst geopolitical tensions and the looming shadow of regulatory changes, particularly in Mexico, this conversation sheds light on the critical factors that could redefine the future of silver mining. Discover why Mexico’s stance on mining could pivot silver from a precious investment to a cautionary tale, making it a market watched closely by investors worldwide. Dive deep into the conversation as we hit record-breaking gold prices and reflect…

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Gold and Silver Surge as Investors Eye Iran-Israel Tensions

Gold was squarely aimed at its 17th record high on Friday, with prices surging past the $2,400 level as investors continued to watch geopolitical tensions and prospects for U.S. interest rate cuts. Gold futures for June delivery  GC00, -0.53% GCM24, -0.53% soared $42, or 1.7%, to $2,414 an ounce, just off intraday highs. Thursday marked the 16th record close of 2024, with the precious metal gaining $24.30, or 1%, to settle at $2,372.70 an ounce on Comex. Based on the June contract, gold is up just over 14% year to date. Silver SI00, -0.99% SIK24, -0.99%, which has outpaced the…

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Rise in Hong Kong Jewelry Market, Exports Up 6% in Early 2024

Hong Kong saw single-digit growth in jewellery exports and retail sales in the first two months of 2024, owing to continued recovery in business and consumer sentiment in major markets.Data from the city’s Census and Statistics Department showed that shipments of jewellery, goldsmiths’ and silversmiths’ wares rose 6 per cent year on year to HK$34.8 billion (around US$4.4 billion) in January to February. 

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Jamie Dimon Sounds Alarm on Economy Amid Inflation and Fed Tightening

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warned Friday that "persistent" inflation, "terrible wars and violence" and the Fed's efforts to tighten financial conditions threaten an otherwise positive economic backdrop. "Looking ahead, we remain alert to a number of significant uncertain forces," the head of the the largest U.S. bank by assets said in announcing first-quarter earnings results. JPMorgan Chase CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon gestures as he speaks during the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing on Wall Street firms, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 6, 2023.  Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie…

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What Creates The ‘Perfect Storm’ For Silver?

[embedded content]In this insightful video, we explore the complex relationship between silver and gold markets, highlighted by historical spikes in silver prices. Lobo Tiggre, a well-regarded precious metals analyst, shares his expertise on how economic uncertainties can affect metal production and demand. This conversation particularly focuses on silver’s distinct characteristics, including its industrial uses and limited supply, and its potential future price movements. Tiggre offers a thoughtful analysis on navigating investments in these fluctuating markets.Mike Maloney is more than just a legend in the precious metals industry. He’s on a mission to help everyone maximize their individual prosperity. Mike is…

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ECB Hints at Future Rate Cuts, Distances Policy from U.S. Federal Reserve

The European Central Bank on Thursday held interest rates steady for a fifth straight meeting but gave its strongest indication yet that rate cuts could be ahead. In a statement, the institution said, "it would be appropriate to reduce the current level of monetary policy restriction" if inflation continues to move toward its 2% target. "We are not assuming that what happens in the euro area will be the mirror of what happens in the United States," Lagarde said, following speculation about the impact of a hot U.S. inflation print on the Federal Reserve's policy. Christine Lagarde, president of the…

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Supercore Inflation Surge Signals Tough Road Ahead for Fed

Markets are buzzing about an even more specific prices gauge contained within the data — the so-called supercore inflation reading. The gauge measures services inflation excluding food, energy and housing and has been roaring higher lately, up 4.8% year over year in March and more than 8% at a 3-month annualized pace. The picture is more complicated because some of the most stubborn components of services inflation are household necessities like car and housing insurance as well as property taxes. US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell attends a "Fed Listens" event in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2019. Eric Baradat…

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Police Recover $100,000 in Gold Scam

EAST HAMPTON, CT — Two men accused of attempting to scam an East Hampton resident out of a large amount of gold were arrested last week, according to police.In a news release, Police Chief Dennis Woessner said officers launched a fraud investigation on April 4 and learned a resident was being scammed by a man who identified himself as a Homeland Security agent.According to Woessner, the alleged agent told the resident they owed a large debt that would need to be paid in gold and set up a time to pick up the payment at the resident's home.Find out what's…

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Silver Up Roughly 18% YTD – Is It Still Undervalued?

Gold is making headlines, surging ahead this month with an impressive 14% increase year-to-date. Yet, in the shadows, silver's performance quietly outstrips gold's, marking a notable 18% gain since the beginning of the year.When you’re faced with these attractive opportunities, how do you decide how to allocate your funds? How much to gold and how much to silver?Join us today as we discuss an often-overlooked indicator suggesting that silver, despite its impressive climb already, might still be hiding untapped value, poised for a breakout.But first, let’s check the latest on the news.Gold Hits a Different Kind of HighGold’s popularity among…

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Condo board considers installing EV chargers for unit owners (IL)

Q: I am on the board of directors of a homeowners association (HOA) in Evanston, Illinois. The board is gathering information about installing electrical vehicle (EV) chargers on our HOA property.  The board is particularly interested in the concept that was described in your article from last year. You said there is an option for an outside company to install and maintain the EV charger. Then, they share revenue with the HOA.   Read the Q&A………………………………..

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