Crack-Up Boom 2024: The Economic Disaster We Can’t Afford to Ignore
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by Gold and Silver UK
1M ago
What is a Crack-Up Boom and are we in one in 2024? Have you ever heard of a “Crack-Up Boom”? It’s a term used to describe a particular economic situation, and understanding what it means in 2024 can help us better grasp the current state of our economy. Let’s break it down in simple terms. A Crack-Up Boom is a situation where people lose confidence in a currency, leading to a rapid and uncontrolled increase in prices. It’s like a vicious cycle – as people start doubting the value of their money, they try to get rid of it as quickly as possible by spending it on goods and assets. This increased ..read more
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Is silver demand greater than silver supply?
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by Gold and Silver UK
7M ago
The demand for silver is surpassing its supply Is silver demand greater than silver supply? In the realm of precious metals, silver has faced a persistent issue over the past three years: the demand for silver surpassing its supply. This imbalance poses a critical concern as it involves the utilisation of finite above-ground silver reserves to meet the excessive demand. Silver demand exceeds supply The deficit between silver demand and supply has been acknowledged as a ‘structural deficit’ by the Silver Institute. This term refers to a prolonged shortage driven by underlying factors like techn ..read more
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Inflation, Deflation, Stagflation, Hyperinflation, Shrinkflation What does it all mean?
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by Gold and Silver UK
8M ago
Navigating Economic Turbulence – What Inflation, Deflation, Stagflation, Hyperinflation, and Shrinkflation Mean for You Welcome to a journey through the economic landscape, uncovering the mysteries of inflation, deflation, stagflation, hyperinflation, and shrinkflation. In this post, we decode these economic terms in simple language, revealing their impact on your wallet and the wider economy. Join us as we demystify these economic concepts, from inflation’s sneaky erosion of your purchasing power to the chilling stagnation of deflation, the puzzling dance of high prices and slow growth in sta ..read more
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A first look at the 2024 Gold Sovereign collection
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by Gold and Silver UK
8M ago
The 2024 Gold Sovereign collection Brace yourself for a touch of royal magic as The Royal Mint reveals its enchanting 2024 Gold Sovereign collection. This is a big deal because it’s the first time King Charles III’s reign graces the iconic Sovereign coin. Imagine a coin featuring a classic dragon-slaying St. George on one side and the king’s portrait on the other – that’s what’s cooking in the mint! The 2024 Sovereign Collection is not just one coin but a treasure trove of possibilities. It includes The Sovereign and Half-Sovereign 2024, and also the fancy 2024 Three-Coin Set, Four-Coin Set, a ..read more
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Is the price of everything going up or is the value of money going down?
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by Gold and Silver UK
8M ago
Is the value of money going down? The Illusion of Rising Prices: A Devaluation of UK Currency In a world where inflation becomes a part of daily life, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that everything is getting more expensive. So is it actually the value of money going down? We witness the prices of goods and services steadily climbing, from food and fuel to housing and energy bills. However, it’s essential to recognise that what’s truly happening isn’t a sudden surge in the cost of living but a consistent devaluation of the currency we use to measure value. Inflation: A Silen ..read more
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The Royal Mint’s 2024 Britannia Bullion Coin: Fit for a King!
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by Gold and Silver UK
8M ago
Introducing the Royal Mint’s NEW 2024 Britannia Bullion Coin The Royal Mint, revered as the official maker of UK coins and a sanctuary for precious metals, has just unveiled something truly remarkable. Today marks the launch of the highly-anticipated 2024 Britannia bullion coin range, featuring the official coinage portrait of His Majesty King Charles III on the obverse of each coin. This momentous release has already set the bullion world abuzz, and here’s why. “We’re pleased to launch the first bullion coins from the 2024 Britannia Bullion range,” shares Andrew Dickey, Director of Precious M ..read more
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2023 Britannia gold and silver bullion coin unveiled
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by Gold and Silver UK
8M ago
The 2023 Britannia gold and silver bullion coin collection has been unveiled by the Royal Mint, the authorised manufacturer of UK coins. This is the first chance for collectors to possess a commemorative Britannia coin with the official picture of His Majesty King Charles III. 2023 Britannia design Jonathan Olliffe, who also designed the gymnastics 50p cent for the 2012 London Olympics, designed the Britannia coin for this year. Britannia’s naval heritage served as inspiration for Jonathan’s portrayal of her. The image depicts Britannia guarding the country and its shores while riding a chari ..read more
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UK pension funds were “hours” away from collapse
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by Gold and Silver UK
1y ago
Why did 90% of UK pension funds almost collapse? Recently an extraordinary thing happened, it is estimated that 90% of all UK pension funds almost collapsed, but why?  It all started when there was a huge sell off in Government bonds, which are also known as ‘gilts’, just after the governments mini budget policy announcements which took place on the 23rd September.  The policies included an extremely large amount of unfunded tax cuts as well as vast government borrowing programs, this also triggered a plunge in the value of the pound to an all time low against the dollar.  Some ..read more
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Royal Mint “will begin minting bullion coins with His Majesty’s effigy from January 2023”
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by Gold and Silver UK
1y ago
Royal Mint will begin minting bullion coins with the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III  In an exclusive from Gold and Silver UK, the Royal Mint press office has confirmed that it “will begin minting bullion coins with His Majesty’s effigy from January 2023”.  King Charles III Bullion Coin Exactly which bullion coins is yet to be known, however, this is great news for bullion investors and collectors alike.  The Royal Mint continues to confirm that legal tender coins bearing effigy of His Majesty King Charles III will enter circulation in the UK.  Who created the ..read more
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Is silver the most undervalued asset on the planet right now?
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by Gold and Silver UK
2y ago
Is silver undervalued?   Is silver undervalued? Silver has behaved exactly how it’s supposed to during a crisis.  When you have a financial crisis, silver is often one of the first metals to take somewhat of an initial hit, with a quite sharp downward trend along with the rest of the base metals and commodities in general.  Gold on the other hand can act differently.  Gold would usually take a small hit as a means to create liquidity for individuals or institutions, but then will often quite quickly start to move up.  As gold is a purely monetary metal, this ..read more
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