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Mike Maharrey

Mike Maharrey is a journalist and market analyst for MoneyMetals.com with over a decade of experience in precious metals. He holds a BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky and a BA in journalism from the University of South Florida.

Mike Maharrey Articles

Could the world be creeping closer to a monetary gold standard? Steve Forbes sees signs that it is. In a recent article published by Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes wrote that it may seem hard to believe, but the world is “beginning to lurch...
The Reserve Bank of India has followed the lead of China and other Eastern central banks and ramped up its accumulation of gold.
Despite a rising price, Chinese gold demand remained robust in April. Strong investment demand more than made up for some weakness in the gold jewelry market. This continues a trend of gold moving from West to East. China ranks as the...
Over the last couple of months, gold has scaled record highs, peaking at over $2,430 an ounce before correcting and settling in the $2,300 range. That's a healthy gain. But you could argue that gold remains significantly underpriced given...
Could we see $27,000 gold? That seems far-fetched but financial analyst and investment banker Jim Rickards makes the case that it could happen.
Industrial and tech demand for gold rebounded in the first quarter, rising 10 percent year over year. Industrial and technological applications consumed about 79 tons of gold in Q1, according to data compiled by the World Gold Council.
The U.S. government ran a rare surplus in April, but don’t get too excited. The Biden administration hasn’t slowed down the spending train, and more budget shortfalls loom on the horizon.
Tiny bars of gold are flying off the shelves in South Korean convenience stores. This is yet another example of the movement of gold from West to East.
Factoring in sizeable over-the-counter (OTC) buying, gold demand charted its strongest first quarter since 2016. Excluding OTC buying, demand fell 5 percent to 1,102 tons. Significant outflows of gold from ETFs drove the dip. But including...
There are cracks in the foundation of dollar dominance. Could Chinese gold be the straw that breaks the dollar’s back? In a column published by the Telegraph, economist Julian Jessop points out that people have been predicting the dollar's...

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