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 48 years of service, IRI has logged 400,000 transactions for 60,000 customers equaling $3 billion sold and delivered.

Silver & Gold

From the desk of Jim Cook

Dollar Dunces

This country frequently acts like it doesn’t care if the dollar is the world’s reserve currency. Our government keeps spending like there is no tomorrow. That spending contributes to the inflation that erodes the dollar’s purchasing power. If our inflation gets out of control, people around the world may stop using dollars. Our enemies (and some of our friends) are trying to establish a competing reserve currency. If they are successful to the point where international trade switches to the use of a competing currency, our dollar will lose value to the point that prices for goods in the U.S. will double and triple. A weak dollar will buy very little. Our politicians don’t seem to realize the damage that’s possible if they keep spending so recklessly. READ MORE


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Why I’m More Bullish Than Ever

A subscriber asked if I was more bullish on silver than ever. I told him yes, I was. Them, it dawned on me that I may not have properly conveyed my strong feelings that silver may soon explode in price (and drag gold along with it). After nearly 40 years, I believe the silver manipulation is coming to an end, and that will result in a dramatic price jump. All price manipulations must end and the longer they last, the more powerful and dramatic the end will be. I’ve come to this conclusion because the big COMEX concentrated commercial shorts have reduced their short positions as much as possible. So aggressive and deliberate have the COMEX commercials been in buying back shorts and establishing longs, not only in silver and gold, but also in platinum, copper and palladium, that there can’t be any question that they’ve managed to put themselves in the best possible position for the end of the four-decade COMEX silver manipulation.  READ MORE


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