was founded in 1974 by Jim Cook, and has since grown to be one of  the nation’s leading silver and gold dealers. In the 44 years of service, IRI has logged 400,000 transactions for 60,000 customers equaling $3 billion sold and delivered.


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It would appear that the Federal Reserve has been successful in stemming the drop in the stock market. The Fed is buying trillions of Treasury debt. This is newly-created money employed to keep bond yields low and stock prices high. There will be trillions more QE and debt monetization ahead. You would expect a big run in gold and silver given the amount of monetary expansion worldwide. We shall see if history repeats. READ MORE


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They’re Crooks! Big Banks’ Silver Short Positions Pressure Spot Prices

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May 01, 2020
Theodore Butler, Butler Research // James R. Cook, Investment Rarities, Inc.

Analyst Ted Butler names the other banks involved with the JP Morgan Silver and Gold Scam… the Silver Sleuths break down the “real” value of Silver ETFs… as well as an analysis of the events that led up to the June 2019 short selling of silver — and why both veterans believe owning physical silver is the best way to profit in the precious metals market.


Gold and Silver Relative Valuation

Relative valuation is something widely followed with the silver/gold price ratio. One thing that makes this ratio special is that it goes back to the dawn of civilization, some 5,000 years ago. Gold and silver have witnessed the birth and death of every currency in history. Gold and silver have always been embedded in the fabric of human existence. For most of the past 5,000 years, gold and silver were valued as money and objects of value. Up until the past 125 years the amount of gold and silver in existence above ground matched the amount extracted each year from mining. The ratio of each metal found in the earth’s crust and mined was 10 ounces of silver for every ounce of gold. READ MORE


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