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US Mint Runs Out of Silver Bullion Coins – Gold and Silver Coin Sales Hit … – Gold and Silver Blog (blog)


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US Mint Runs Out of Silver Bullion Coins – Gold and Silver Coin Sales Hit
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roosevelt Long term proponents of sound money cannot seem to get enough of the U.S. Mint gold and silver bullion coins. Ever since 2008 the financial crash of 2008 many Americans remain profoundly skeptical of the paper dollar system backed by the

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My Private Bullion Offer Home Storage of Your IRA Gold – HispanicBusiness.com

My Private Bullion Offer Home Storage of Your IRA Gold
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Culver City, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Continuing the ongoing effort to be the most innovative and informative gold company in the industry, Private Bullion (MPB) announces today the ability to offer gold IRA clients the ability to store precious

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Software Tracks Search Term "Buy Gold Bullion": New Jersey Tops Poll – SBWire (press release)

Software Tracks Search Term "Buy Gold Bullion": New Jersey Tops Poll
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According to the poll, “Buy Gold Bars” “Buy Gold Coins” Buy Silver Bullion” and “Buy Gold Online” are all search terms regularly typed into search engines by web users in the state of New Jersey. Times are still tough for many people, inflation is

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Is This Digital “Gold Bullion” Investment Worth the Risk? – SmallCap Network


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Is This Digital “Gold Bullion” Investment Worth the Risk?
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I'm sure many of you are asking yourselves, is this online currency for real? What does it really say about our financial system? But for those who are unaware, Bitcoin is essentially an online currency that is completely decentralized. Simply put, it
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Doc Eifrig: How YOU can make money just like a Vegas casino

From Dr. David Eifrig, Jr., MD, MBA, editor, Retirement Trader:
 
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A few pages ago, we learned about "call options" by pretending we owned a house… and then sold someone the right to buy our house for an agreed-upon price at an agreed-upon time in the future.
 
Most people don't realize this, but these sorts of transactions happen every single day the stock market is open. But these transactions don't involve houses.
 
They involve stocks. A share of stock represents the ownership of a small slice of a business.
 
Some businesses chop their ownership structure into hundreds of millions of these "shares." These shares fluctuate in value every day the financial markets are open.
 
In addition to the big market for stocks, there is also a big market for stock options. Each day the market is open, millions of stock options are bought and sold. And a huge number of the participants in the stock-options market are hopeless gamblers.
 
We can use this market and its participants to produce steady income streams from the stocks we own in retirement accounts (and any other brokerage account).
 
Here's an example of how it works in the stock market…?Let's say you own 300 shares of stock in the hypothetical company Magnum Enterprises.
 
A few years ago, you bought the stock for $20 per share. Its current market value is $40 per share. Your holdings are worth $12,000.
 
One day, you look at the market and see that a group of stock market gamblers believe Magnum is about to experience a price rally. They believe shares could hit at least $44 per share within six months (a 10% gain).
 
They are willing to enter into contracts that give them the right, but not the obligation, to purchase shares of Magnum at $44 within six months. They will pay $1 per share for the right to enter into these contracts.
 
Just like our house example, these contracts, which allow people to buy an asset (in this case a stock) for a certain price at a certain time in the future, are named "call options."
 
The standard size of an options contract?covers 100 shares. However, these?contracts are quoted and priced in terms of just one share.
 
For example, if the quoted price of a call option contract is $4 per share, the call buyer would pay a total of $400 to acquire the contract.
 
If the quoted price of an options contract is $6, the call buyer would pay a total of $600 to acquire it.
 
One more time, for emphasis: Option contracts cover 100-share blocks of stock. But they are quoted and priced in terms of just one share. A call buyer who buys a contract for the quoted price of $4 will actually pay a total of $400 for that contract.
 
Options trade in bundles of 100 shares.?Option prices are in dollars per share.?Thus a $4 option price equates to $400 of option premium.
 
In the case of the stock market gamblers and Magnum Enterprises, the gamblers are paying $1 per share for the right, but not the obligation, to buy Magnum for $44 within six months.
 
If Magnum experiences a big rally, it could rise to $50 per share. In this case, the gamblers win.
 
They can use their call option contract to buy Magnum shares for $44. They can then turn around and sell the same shares in the general market for $50 per share. They would make $5 for every $1 invested.
 
Why just a $5 profit and not a $6 profit?
 
Remember… in this case, the gambler paid $1 for the right to buy Magnum Enterprises for $44 per share. Thus, his "all in" cost in the stock purchase is $45 per share. When he sells his shares for $50, he makes a $5 profit, rather than a $6 profit.
 
Turning every $1 invested into $5 is an incredible gain in just six months. This type of gain would turn a $10,000 investment into $50,000.
 
It's this type of gain that attracts thousands and thousands of gamblers to the options market every day.
 
But just like big hits at a Las Vegas casino, big hits in the options market are extremely rare.
 
Most stock option gamblers lose their money… just like most casino gamblers lose their money in Las Vegas.
 
Still, the allure of "one big hit" draws huge amounts of people into the market… just like it draws them to Las Vegas.
 
No matter how many times people lose, they keep coming back. They keep gambling. It's just a quirk of human nature.
 
Thus, the vast majority of "call option" contracts that gamblers buy end up worthless. The sellers of these contracts almost always keep the money the gamblers paid them.
 
In Las Vegas, casinos occasionally have to pay out money to gamblers. But the odds are so stacked against the gamblers that casinos make billions of dollars a year.
 
The casinos make so much money that they can afford to build stupendous, lavish hotels. Their owners become millionaires and billionaires.
 
They make that money by taking the other side of foolish bets.
 
You can probably see where I'm going with this… and why my advice to investors is…
 
TAKE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FOOLISH BETS… AND SELL CALL OPTIONS!
 
It's one of the safest, easiest ways to generate large sums of cash on your savings.  In the next chapter, I'll show you how…
 
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Porter Stansberry: The U.S. stock market could now fall by half

From Porter Stansberry in the S&A Digest Premium:
 
Our government's current debt-fueled policies are unsustainable and creating a huge crisis.
 
The simple fact is, if our government were required to pay a fair market rate of interest on its debt… the interest payments alone would swallow up all of our tax revenue (and then some).
 
Sooner or later, that fact will overwhelm the smoke and mirrors and the chicanery of quantitative easing. Sooner or later, that fact will overwhelm the passions of the world's banks that keep 60% of their reserves in U.S. dollars. Sooner or later, that fact will overwhelm the popularity of the U.S. dollar as the basis of international trade.
 
And make no mistake… China has had good reason to negotiate bilateral trade and currency agreements over the last 18 months with every single major trading counterparty in the world.
 
At some point, the Chinese will unveil a complete convertibility of its currency, the yuan. And when that happens, what do you think will happen to the value of the U.S. dollar? What do you think will happen to the actual rate of interest on U.S. Treasury bonds, especially long-dated bonds?
 
All of those things will change because, as I said yesterday, the markets over time are weighing machines. And I guarantee you the passions of the crowd change over time. So the current pricing for equities in the United States is based on 18 years of earnings.
 
Facebook is trading at a valuation of around 100 years of earnings. But what is the value of all those future earnings if the value of the dollar crashes? What is the value of all those future earnings, 15 years', 17 years' worth of earnings, if instead of the long bond being 3%, it was 8%?
 
If you do the math, if you do the dividend discount models, and you compare it with the risk-free rate, you can see for yourself that evaluations of U.S. stocks could easily fall in half.
 
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Forget what you’ve heard about turkey… This is why you get sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner

From LiveScience:
 
Contrary to popular belief, eating turkey isn't the main reason you feel sleepy after a Thanksgiving feast.
 
The oft-repeated turkey myth stems from the fact that turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which forms the basis of brain chemicals that make people tired. But turkey isn't any more sleep-inducing than other foods.
 
In fact, consuming large amounts of carbohydrates and alcohol may be the real cause of a post-Thanksgiving-meal snooze, experts say.
 
Tryptophan is…
 
 
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This could be the real reason the U.S. made a nuclear deal with Iran

From Casey Research:
 
Over the weekend, the world changed.
 
Officials from Iran made a deal with six countries (the U.S., Russia, China, England, France, and Germany)—in exchange for suspending the world's sanctions on Iran, Iran will curb its nuclear weapons program.
 
Though it's only a six-month interim agreement for now, it's an important first step toward bringing Iran economically closer to the rest of the world.
 
This is, by any standards, a historic deal (or a historic mistake, according to Iran's archenemy Israel): the United States and Iran haven't had diplomatic relations since 1979.
 
This is like Wile E. Coyote suddenly signing a peace treaty with the Road Runner.
 
But the more important question is "Why?" Why did Iran suddenly have this change of heart after pounding the table and claiming that enriching uranium is an inalienable Iranian right?
 
Is it really as the media portrays? Did the tough American and European sanctions placed upon Iran finally bring the country's leadership to its senses?
 
As much as President Obama would like you to believe that, we think the answer is far more complicated…
 
 
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Five "hidden" health risks to watch out for on Thanksgiving

From Newsmax:
 
When it comes to Thanksgiving meals, the big worry most of us have is that we'll eat too much. But for millions of Americans with food allergies and on restrictive diets, the real threats are hidden health dangers in many traditional holiday foods.
 
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), Thanksgiving can pose a minefield of health hazards to the 1 in 12 people with food allergies, as well as asthmatics. Traditional foods can also create serious problems for those on gluten-free or other special diets for health reasons.
 
For such individuals, soy and wheat products in self-basting turkeys, milk in mashed potatoes, nuts in side dishes, and even the ingredients in pumpkin pie can cause potentially life-threatening reactions.
 
"A number of holiday-related triggers can make people sneeze, wheeze or, in the case of food allergies, have a more serious reaction," notes allergist Myron Zitt, M.D., past ACAAI president. "But by planning ahead, the day can go smoothly for people with allergies or asthma."
 
To help holiday party hosts, and partygoers alike, the ACAAI and its allergy specialists have compiled a list of suggestions to help keep celebrations safe for people with food allergies, asthma, or those on health-related restrictive diets. Among them…
 
 
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The Federal Reserve can’t control this… and now it’s breaking into the mainstream

From Clark Stephens at The Daily Crux:
 
The value of the Bitcoin is soaring and so are its uses…
 
The Verge reports that the University of Nicosia, in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, is the first university in the world to accept Bitcoins. Bitcoins are like cash… but in digital form. Users can make anonymous transactions with the currency via the Internet. Last Spring, many Cypriots exchanged their euros for Bitcoins… That's when their banking system almost collapsed. The university hopes to enroll students who made the currency switch.
 
An unknown computer programmer created Bitcoins. Only a finite amount of the currency exists. This means no central source can manipulate its value. The free market determines each coin's worth.
 
Many who fear central banks are printing their currencies into oblivion are turning to Bitcoins… but with no controlling agency, the currency's exchange rate is prone to violent swings. One Bitcoin now trades for $813.50. Three weeks ago, it was under $300. 
 
Bitcoins don't fit the classic model of money. They're not a replacement for gold… But anything that keeps central bankers up at night has our admiration. You can see the current Bitcoin exchange rate here
 
Crux note: Agora founder Bill Bonner believes Bitcoins may be "the most disruptive monetary technology… in 6,000 years." Bill writes about transformative economic events in his free daily e-letter, Diary of a Rogue Economist. It's required reading around the Crux offices. To read Bill's take on Bitcoins, click here.
 
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