The Impact of Hurricanes – Massive Costs to Victims, Insurers, Taxpayers and the Economy

Economic Hurricane

9-12-17 The Impact of Hurricanes – Massive Costs to Victims, Insurers, Taxpayers and the Economy, by Lynette Zang   Today we’re looking at the impact of hurricane Harvey on the victims, insurers, taxpayers and the economy. This could easily be a metaphor for the economic hurricane headed our way. Doppler radar enables us to watch the evolution of a hurricane and history tells us the most likely outcome. Peeking beneath the skin of the markets, along with 6,000 years of … Read More »

A-Mark Bullion Update

7.20.2017   The euro has been on a steady rise so far in 2017 and it reached yearly highs today on the heels of the European Central Bank press conference.  ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank saw signs of “unquestionable improvement” in European Union growth and intimated that plans are underway for policymakers to begin adjusting their quantitative easing program. The euro rallied to over 1.16 and dragged gold back over $1,240 with it. Gold hasn’t seemed to really … Read More »

Stocks New Highs in 2017

2-22-17 S&P Rallied as consensus adjusted EPS were revised down

Youtube Translation Hi everybody and then chief market analyst here at ITM Trading a full-service physical precious metals brokerage house and we all probably heard about the stock market globally making new highs yet again and beating the longest streak of new high ever cetera et cetera so this is what that looks like but let’s ask let’s just kind of look a little bit beneath the surface is just the dojo that’s all we know that’s low level of … Read More »

Meet the SDR, “The” New World Reserve Money

By Lynette Zang Chief Market Analyst, ITM Trading, Inc. How the SDR Got Started At the Bretton Woods Accord in 1944, the US was granted the sole privilege of “The” World Reserve Currency (WRC), overseen by the newly created independent International Monetary Fund (IMF). Since then, global assets have been priced and paid for in US dollars, which we could print as needed. Everyone else had to buy dollars to pay international debts. In return, the US legally agreed to … Read More »

Common Questions And Their Answers About Converting A Traditional IRA Into A Gold Backed IRA

This article-blog is a companion piece to a few of the most recent article-blogs about Individual Retirement Accounts here on the ITM Trading web site. Perhaps you read a few of these articles and after realizing that a traditional IRA full of dollar denominated debt assets is not only a volatile and dangerous way to try and save for your retirement, you are considering rolling your current IRA into a self directed gold backed IRA. If these thoughts are crossing … Read More »

Lynette Zang’s Analysis Of The April 15th, 2014 Interview Between Craig Griffin And Jim Rickards

Below is a link is to an interview between ITM Trading’s President, Craig Griffin and author Jim Rickards, who wrote the book “Currency Wars” and more recently, his new book “The Death of Money”. Many of you know that I think Jim is a genius. I’ve pulled some notes from the interview and then put in the OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) quarterly report on derivatives in the FDIC insured banking system. If you don’t understand why … Read More »

Why Invest In Gold

If have been listening to the sage advice of experts, then you already own gold bullion or rare gold coins. If you listen to stock brokers and investment advisers, then you will never own physical gold. One reason for their detest of gold bullion is the fact that they cannot sell it, not legally anyhow in the United States. There is an old banker saying that goes something like this, “Keep 10% of your assets in gold, and pray that … Read More »

Who am I listening to?

There was a time in this country when banks were nearly synonymous with gold and silver, but those days are behind us. Just 50 years ago, if you walked into a bank, and asked the bank president, “Should I invest in silver?” He would scratch his head, look at you kind of sideways, and say, “Sir, you already are invested in silver, The Dimes and Quarters and Half-Dollars and Dollar Coins are all 90% silver, you already own a bunch … Read More »