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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

An elderly woman in Maryland lost nearly $800,000 in a gold scam. The incident underscores the importance of using caution when buying, selling, and handling gold and silver. Montgomery County Detective Sean Petty told NBC4 that the woman...
Why should you have gold in your portfolio? The World Gold Council puts it this way in its recent report Gold as a Strategic Asset. "Gold has a key role as a strategic long-term investment and as a mainstay allocation in a well-diversified...
Holding fiat currency is risky business and that’s not going to change any time soon. Currency risk is one of the factors driving the recent rally in gold and silver. It’s no coincidence that the recent gold and silver rally started as the...
Major sound money battles in the states have been heating up -- with important bills moving forward right now in Kentucky, New Jersey, Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa, among others.
You'll often hear precious metals investors talk about the gold-silver ratio. So, what is it, and why does it matter? The gold-silver ratio tells you how many ounces of silver it takes to buy one ounce of gold given the current spot price...
The Federal Reserve didn’t do anything at its March Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, but Jerome Powell & Company had plenty to say. The Fed’s dovish rhetoric sent a wave of relief through the markets and drove stocks to...
The Federal Reserve’s bank bailout program shut down on March 11. So, what next? The Fed created the Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP) after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank last March. The program was set up so banks...
Gold just had quite a bull run, setting a new all-time high along the way. But Money Metals’ Midweek Memo host Mike Maharrey says this is just the opening act. If you enjoyed that, you’re really going to like the feature.
Thanks to record tax receipts, the January budget deficit was "only" $21.93 billion in January. In February, government receipts fell back to normal. Spending was normal too - normally high. As a result, the February budget deficit was...
What is driving the recent gold rally? As with any bull run, there are many factors -- hope that the Federal Reserve is about to get the easy money gravy train back on the track chief among them. However, I have speculated that one of the...

A gold nugget can be worth three to four times the value of the gold it contains because they are so rare.

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