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Sean Brodrick

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Deep in the Dragon’s Belly: A Visit Inside a Silver Refinery

Not everyone has the time – or resources – to travel 2,000 miles to inspect a mining operation. But if you have the means, embarking on such a journey is often worth it.

How China Will Shock the Gold Market

It’s no secret that China wants to dethrone the U.S. dollar. The good news is it could have an extremely positive impact on gold investors.

Just How Unreliable Is the U.S. Electricity Grid?

This week’s chart shows just how unreliable the U.S. electricity grid is, compared to those of other developed countries.

China’s New Plan to Dethrone the Dollar (And Why It’s Working)

Circle September on your calendar. That’s when China will officially set forth its plan to dethrone the dollar as the world’s international reserve currency.

The Man Who Built a Castle in the Clouds

This is a rags-to-riches story, the kind you can find only in America. The beautiful thing about America is that it really is a land of opportunity for immigrants. That’s why everyone wants to move to the U.S. They dream that they and their children can experience the same kind of success as Thomas Gustave Plant, the builder of the Castle in the Clouds.

The Banks Are Manipulating Silver Prices

The big banks have smashed gold and silver lower this week, and after that shellacking, you’d have to be crazy to buy precious metals, right? Yeah. Crazy like a fox. If you’re smart, you’re going to put on your big-boy pants and buy silver right now. And I’ll show you why.

Who’s Got the Gold?

I recently got my first long-term buy signal on gold in many months. That means we can shift from “playing” short-term swings in gold and miners to long-term investing in the shiny metal. However, one thing nags at my mind: Who’s got the gold?

Gold’s Irresistible Forces

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? We’re about to find out in the gold markets. The irresistible force is Chinese gold demand, which is surging along with its price. Gold flirted with $1,300 on Thursday. (Much higher demand from India could be coming shortly, too.)

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