Politics in Financial Policy
What Is Pre-1933 U.S. Gold?
Find out about pre-1933 U.S. gold coins. Read more about what makes pre-1933 gold valuable.
Perth Mint Appointed as Member of Shanghai Gold Exchange
The Shanghai Gold Exchange continues to emerge as one of the world's premier gold trading platforms. Australia's Perth Mint has been named an international member of the exchange, strengthening ties between the two regional powers.
Don't Discount Trump Using Emergency Powers to Rescue the Economy
In the event of a recession or economic crisis, there are wide-ranging emergency powers that President Trump can invoke. There are also already signs of slowing growth and uncertainty in global markets. Outright wealth confiscation in a crisis is not an impossible scenario.
Scotiabank Restructuring Metals Business
In addition to giving up its seat on the London fix, the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank) will gradually reduce its precious metals operations by half.
Bill in Congress Proposes Return to Gold Standard
H.R. 5404, a bill sponsored by Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV), seeks to bring back the gold standard in the United States for the first time in almost 50 years.
More States Are Exempting Sales Tax on Precious Metals, Coins
Many U.S. states have changed their laws or amended state constitutions to eliminate sales tax on gold and silver bullion coins since the financial crisis.
U.S. Mint Releases Fort Knox Audit
Gold insider Koos Jansen used FOIA requests to investigate how the U.S. Mint audits the gold held at Fort Knox. His findings paint a troubling picture.
More Banks Sued for Bond Rigging
A lawsuit filed on behalf of a pension fund known as Boston Retirement System alleges that a group of five banks are guilty of rigging agency bonds.
Silver Is the Money of the People
Gold may be the king of safe haven investments, but its close cousin silver has long functioned as the "money of the people," who are mostly small buyers.