Should You Buy Gold, Silver, Platinum, or Palladium?

Silver looks undervalued relative to gold at the moment. The gold / silver ratio Gold / Silver Ratio The gold / silver ratio is measure of how many ounces of silver it takes to buy an ounce of gold. The formula for the gold / silver ratio is: Gold / Silver Ratio = Price of Gold per Ounce / Price of Silver per Ounce is currently around 60, which is to say one ounce of gold is priced at about 60 times compared to 1 troy ounce silver price. This ratio has generally been much lower on a long-term historical basis. Combine that with some pretty compelling supply / demand fundamentals, and it appears silver will continue to outperform over the medium to long term.

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Global GDP Up By A Massive Amount Of Debt

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While the government agencies and economists continue to publish strong GDP figures, they seem to overlook how much debt it took to produce that growth. Or should I say, the “supposed growth.” The days of adding one dollar of debt to get one dollar of GDP growth have been long gone for more than 40 years. And, as global debt has increased, it has forced governments to lower interest rates.

$GLD and $SLV Prices as of November 12 2018 @moneymetals

November 12, 2018 -- Stock markets rallied following last week’s midterm elections and precious metals prices fell.

The idea of gridlock in Washington, the Congress split between Democrats and Republicans, was well received on Wall Street. Conventional asset markets have often done well when neither party has control and politicians are constrained.

By the end of the week, however, traders began to worry. The Federal Open Market Committee reiterated its commitment to raising interest rates, and watchers expect officials there to deliver the next hike following the December meeting.

The DOW lost 200 points Friday, and the NASDAQ was hit even harder in percentage terms, down 123 points on the day.

Oil prices have been in sharp decline over the past month. West Texas Intermediate crude has fallen 22% from its highs in early October and that also seems to be weighing on metals prices.

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Washington Investigations; GOP To Give Back 2 Senate Seats?; JP Morgan Trader Pleads Guilty to Gold/Silver Manipulation

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This week, a fascinating and informative interview Money Metals president Stefan Gleason gave recently for the Sustainable Money podcast. Stefan shares some of the history behind sound money, when and where the wheels came off our monetary system.