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We are pleased to inform new readers of this important service. Three times each week (usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday), unless travel or health conditions interfere, we will continue to write a timely commentary on current market conditions. These comments are entitled "Melman Minutes" and it is our hope that they will be of value in providing political and economic background information to assist in your interpretation of market conditions.

 
 

Friday, July 25th, 2014

 

It is strange how a chance news observation can bring about the recollection of an important remark.  I had one of those "Eureka" moments while contemplating the sudden barrage of misfortunes which have struck the international airline industry.  In short order, we have seen the bizarre loss of the Malaysian Airlines flight which disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean several weeks ago with well over 200 presumed dead; the equally sudden and ominous crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over the Ukraine with almost 300 dead; the crash of a domestic airline in Taiwan with about 50 dead; the just-announced crash of an Algerian airplane with over 110 dead and the virtual shutdown of Tel Aviv International Airport due to threats from Palestinian rockets which have been landing near that facility.  Read Article


 

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

 

While we have been openly wondering why the dramatic news events of the past few weeks have not generated a significant rally in gold and silver, a rather interesting alternative has been waiting on the sidelines for recognition.  That alternative remains the US Dollar and it is becoming apparent once again - as has been the case for several years - many investors in the world once again are turning to Greenback-denominated investments as their preferred island of safety.  Read Article


 

Monday, July 21st, 2014

 

It is always somewhat pleasing to a writer to note that others in his field share the same point of view, particularly when the additional commentary is carried in a seriously regarded journal such as the "Financial Post."  I am referring to an article published over the weekend and authored by Yudullah Hussein and headlined, "Why oil prices are shrugging off the MH17 disaster and the Gaza invasion."  Read Article


 

Friday, July 18th, 2014

 

After thinking things over, if there is one word which describes life for most precious metals observers and analysts over the past 13 months, it is "frustration!"  Read Article


 

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

 

Well, the recent precious metals euphoria was fun while it lasted, but the gold and silver markets came down to earth - at least for a little while - on Monday and Tuesday with a $30 plunge for gold on Monday followed by an additional $12 drop Tuesday before stabilizing somewhat in early overnight Asian trading.  Read Article


 

Monday, July 14th, 2014

 

When one considers the various relationships involved in the fundamental analysis of gold trends, it soon becomes clear that there exists a special relationship between gold and the US Dollar.  This is true for several reasons.  Read Article


 

Friday, July 11th, 2014

 

For the first time in quite a while, the precious metals markets were treated to action on Thursday which could truly turn out to be decisive.  Read Article


 

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

 

Many observers have been wondering just what it would take to get gold and silver really moving higher once again.  After all, during recent years we have witnessed enormous monetary creation; monstrous growth in government indebtedness; reckless expansionist policies by various central banks and huge growth in future government obligations - one might say astonishing growth - but the often-forecast resumption of powerful growth in precious metals prices has not materialized over the past three years.  Read Article


 

Monday, July 7th, 2014

 

I have always admired Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill.  It seems to me that he embodied so much of what might be termed "human grandeur", remaining faithful to his great principles even in the most trying of times.  Especially, it is in the field of literature that I find most to admire about the great man and it is to the title of one of his most famous works that I turn to describe a growing sense of the destiny of gold and silvers' futures.  The name of that volume is "The Gathering Storm."  Read Article


 

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2014

 

There is a strange dichotomy ongoing within our world of precious metals analysis.  On the one hand, the general investment community appears to be brimming with enthusiastic approval of economic prospects going forward as evidenced by the following charts on both the Dow Industrials and the Canadian TSX Composite.  Read Article


 

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