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Drop Gold, Buy Bitcoin?

The cryptocurrency company Grayscale has launched a multi-million dollar marketing campaign imploring investors to drop gold and buy bitcoin. It is a slick video and the campaign is getting plenty of attention, but does it make any sense? The “Drop Gold” campaign kicked off Wednesday and features a 39-second commercial that shows a man and [...]

By |2019-05-02T09:37:57-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Cryptocurrencies, Gold & Silver Commentary|

Central Bank Gold Demand Spikes to Highest Level in Nearly 50 Years!

There has been a fundamental shift in central banks’ behavior with respect to gold over the past decade. The 2008 financial crisis led central banks to re-evaluate the relevance and importance of gold on their balance sheets. Check out the sudden change in sentiment that occurred in 2009, as central banks shifted from being net [...]

By |2019-03-26T13:14:47-07:00February 11th, 2019|Gold & Silver Commentary|

Cannabis Industry News: Legalization, Investment Opportunities in 2019

2018 was filled with positive cannabis industry news. From the soaring stock prices of companies like Tilray to the sensational blunt-smoking antics of Elon Musk, last year saw its fair share of pot publicity. And although stock prices have since corrected, cannabis companies are still poised to do well. What cannabis industry news will 2019 [...]

By |2019-02-04T12:00:06-07:00February 4th, 2019|Gold & Silver Commentary|

Silver Shortage to Send Price Soaring Above $20 in 2019

Silver peaked just shy of $50 during April of 2011. The price has been correcting ever since, falling below $14 per ounce in 2016 and again late last year. But there is a silver lining to such a deep and protracted price correction. With silver prices under $20 per ounce for so long, a significant [...]

By |2019-01-31T14:10:16-07:00January 31st, 2019|Gold & Silver Commentary|

Gold Breaks Through $1,300, Set to Push Higher in 2019

The gold price finally pierced resistance at $1,300 on Friday, hitting a 7-month high! Why is this important? The $1,300 level has been pesky resistance roughly 12 times over the past 3 to 4 years. A definitive move above this price is a bullish signal that could create a little FOMO (fear of missing out) [...]

By |2019-01-29T11:17:20-07:00January 28th, 2019|Gold & Silver Commentary|

Crypto Security Tokens: What You Need to Know

Crypto security tokens will be a hot topic in 2019. The tokenization of securities will make trading shares more efficicent and cost effective, removing obsolete middlemen from the process. Security tokens are similar to shares of stock in a company. They can yield dividends, provide revenue share, or appreciate in price. Overstock's Medici Ventures launched [...]

By |2019-01-16T18:25:35-07:00January 16th, 2019|Gold & Silver Commentary|

China’s Central Bank is Buying Gold Again for the First Time Since 2016

The People’s Bank of China announced that they have increased their gold holdings to 59.56 million ounces or about 1,853 metric tons, from 59.24 million ounces previously. This marks an increase of roughly 320,000 ounces or over $400m US. The official reserve numbers had been unchanged since about 130,000 ounces were added in October 2016. [...]

By |2019-01-07T10:43:00-07:00January 7th, 2019|Gold & Silver Commentary|

10 Predictions for 2019 – Gold, Bitcoin, Trump and More!

I don't really believe in palm readers and crystal balls and tarot cards, but I respond to the need for them. - Stephan Jenkins I skate cautiously on the thin ice of making predictions and realize its a fool's errand. But people love to read them and I usually get a few correct along the [...]

By |2019-01-01T11:03:43-07:00January 1st, 2019|Gold & Silver Commentary|

Stocks Crash, Gold and Bitcoin Surge Higher

This won't be the last time that you read this headline. The stock market is crashing again to start the last trading week before Christmas. The Dow and S&P 500 both declined by 2.1% today, while the NASDAQ is down 2.3%. The major drivers of this market decline are slowing growth projections, an escalating trade [...]

By |2018-12-17T15:00:12-07:00December 17th, 2018|Gold & Silver Commentary|

How Do Bitcoin Futures Affect the Price?

How do bitcoin futures affect the price of bitcoin? This is a question worth examining. When looking at recent market trends through this lens, some interesting details emerge. The current crypto bear market began shortly after CBOE and CME futures launched in December of 2017 and right around the time that Bitmex volume started ramping up. [...]

By |2018-12-07T11:33:21-07:00December 7th, 2018|bitcoin, Commodities, Gold & Silver Commentary, Predictions|