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.

Silver & Gold

From the desk of Jim Cook

Panics and Crashes

Many of the articles that follow in this newsletter predict a variety of economic crisis ahead. Most of these difficulties and financial disasters spell doom for conventional investments. The best protection against the possibility of catastrophic loss has historically been owning gold and silver. What you will read here are powerful arguments from independent thinkers and capable analysts. Their views are not to be dismissed as improbable or eccentric. Anybody who wants to look can see that our country is way over its head in monetary terms. If you think these authors have a 10% chance of being correct in their predictions, then you should be hedged with 10% of your net worth in silver and gold. Frankly, I think the risks of a crisis are higher than 10% and the more silver and gold you own the better. READ MORE


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An Old Theme

A theme I haven’t discussed in a while is the workings of SLV, the big silver ETF. I know many feel it may not hold the 317 million ounces said to be held by the trust, but I don’t agree with that. My concerns about SLV have centered on its large short position at times. The physical ownership of silver in one’s own possession or segregated storage is preferable to holding shares of SLV. But as an analyst I can’t ignore the largest visible stockpile of silver in the world. READ MORE


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