Apr 1, 2014
Uncle Sam is losing big money on two of the coins he mints, the penny and nickel. And he's missing a chance to cut his costs significantly — and improve his bottom line — by abandoning dollar bills in favor of small dollar coins.
Mar 3, 2014
The long-awaited World Gold Council (WGC) report Gold Demand Trends for 2013 reveals what we have been saying all along — record physical gold demand could not quite keep up with the panic selling of paper gold investments on Wall Street, which is why we characterized 2013 as a golden "tug of war."
Jan 31, 2014
An intrepid investigator, James Anderson, has researched what gold cost in terms of 120 currencies over the last 14 years.
Jan 6, 2014
After gold's first annual decline in the last 13 years, many on Wall Street are "piling on" gold with a series of flat-to-negative predictions for gold in 2014.
Dec 2, 2013
Eric Sprott of Sprott Global recently wrote an "Open Letter to the World Gold Council," in which he reported in meticulous detail that gold demand is about 5,200 tons a year, approximately double the World Gold Council's reported amount.
Nov 1, 2013
John F. Kennedy stands far and away as the most popular of recent former presidents in the United States. A CNN poll in January 2011 found that 85 percent of Americans approved of JFK, with only 8 percent disapproving and 7 percent with no opinion.
Oct 1, 2013
President Kennedy was the last U.S. president who defended the traditional role of silver in U.S. coinage. His successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, sowed the seeds of future inflation with his "guns and butter" spending policies (paying for rising war and welfare costs at the same time).
Sep 1, 2013
At a time when federal spending is under intense scrutiny, analysts say it now costs the U.S. Mint roughly two cents – double face value – to make a single penny.