Silver

The Chinese Are Selling Treasuries – So What Are They Buying?

In the monthly U.S. Treasury report this week, it was announced that China had sold $34.2 billion of Treasuries in December (or allowed short-term ones to run off), making Japan once again the largest holder of U.S. Treasuries.

The battle between China and Japan for the title of largest holder of this dubious asset is not very interesting. What's more interesting is the question of where China is instead opting to invest. After all, $34.2 billion is a fair chunk of change, and China's overall reserves are growing - not shrinking - and now total $2.4 trillion.

The People's Bank of China usually keeps its holdings a carefully guarded secret, much more so than for most central banks - our knowledge of its holdings of Treasuries comes from U.S. data, not from China. We do, however, have some evidence about the Chinese government's investment thinking, thanks to the holdings of China Investment Corp., the country's $200 billion sovereign wealth fund.

To discover the details of China’s global investments, please read on...

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Silver's Run Quietly Gains Momentum

New fears over the U.S. dollar's vulnerability – warranted or not – have been a boon not only to gold prices, but its more affordable inflationary hedge silver. The white metal is up roughly 10% since Money Morning's Sept. 28 analysis of silver with futures trading as high as $17.71 this morning on the New […]

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The No. 1 Way to Profit When Silver Upstages Gold

While prices of gold don’t necessarily affect silver prices or vice versa, history has demonstrated that when gold rises or falls, silver usually follows suit. This time around, silver has failed to match the gains that gold posted in recent months, spawning a widespread believe that silver is poised for a bull run. Such factors […]

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The Only Way to Profit From a Stock Market Bubble

Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said it was impossible to tell a bubble while you were in it. Well Alan, I’ve got news for you: We’re in one now. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index is up 58% from its March lows, gold has finally broken through the $1,000-an-ounce level – and may […]

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Two Ways to Play Silver’s Potential Rocket Ride

Late last month, one world's greatest speculative profit plays made an important breakout move. This speculative investment is the tiny group of mining stocks that operate as pure plays on the price of silver. If investment assets were all patients in a mental ward, bonds would be the guy who sits silently in the corner […]

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Silver Prices Ready to Rocket; Four Reasons Why and Two Ways to Buy

By Mike Caggeso Associate Editor Silver prices have vaulted an extraordinary 106% in the past two and a half years. More impressive, silver prices have gained 33% since mid December. Now, compare that to how U.S. stocks have fared since then: The Dow Jones Industrial Average has plunged 13.6%; The Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 10.5%; […]

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Three Ways to Own Silver Before it Reaches $30

Leprechaun investors found their pot of gold four days before St. Patrick's Day, when gold broke the historic $1,000 an ounce mark. The chief reason for gold's ascent is simple. Gold is a "safe haven." When economic and geopolitical turmoil rears up, investors scurry for gold. And the billions in subprime write-downs and the failing […]

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Three Ways to Own Silver Before it Reaches $30

When a gold bug says "Buy Silver," it's time to listen. History was made in mid-March, when gold broke the $1000/oz. mark. The chief reason is simple. Gold is a "safe haven." When economic and geopolitical turmoil rear their heads, investors scurry for gold. And the billions in subprime write offs and the failing confidence […]

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