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Mike Maharrey

Mike Maharrey is a journalist and market analyst for 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

Gold production had flatlined even before the pandemic. After slowing for several years, gold mine output fell by 1 percent in 2019. Although that year marked the first absolute decline in gold production since 2008, there has been a...
The United States has weaponized the dollar, leveraging it to achieve foreign policy objectives. But is the U.S. playing with fire? Is it setting itself up for significant blowback? In this episode of the Money Metals' Midweek Memo, host...
Central banks took up where they left off in 2023, adding more gold to their stockpiles to kick off the new year. Globally, central banks increased their gold reserves by a net 39 tons in January, according to the latest data compiled by...
The United States enjoys the privilege of issuing the world's reserve currency. But it increasingly uses that privilege as a hammer to shape foreign policy. Could Americans end up feeling the blows from that hammer?
Gold future prices closed at a record high level on Friday with renewed hope that the Federal Reserve will begin easing off interest rates sooner rather than later.
While your paycheck might be a little fatter, you’re actually earning less because price inflation continues to gobble up your paycheck.
Gold and silver are often disparaged as "useless" or "barbarous relics" by investors and economists. But as Mike Maharrey explains in this episode of the Money Metals' Midweek Memo, gold and silver are real money.
Owning silver and gold is a good way to hedge against counterparty risk. What exactly is counterparty risk? In simple terms, it is the possibility that the party on the other side of a transaction might not fulfill its obligation.
Borrowing continues to get more and more expensive for Uncle Sam. The U.S. Treasury held two auctions on Monday, selling 2-year Treasuries and 5-year notes. Both auctions set a record.
Net central bank gold buying exceeded 1,000 tons two straight years, and commodity analysts at ANZ Bank expect central bank gold demand to continue hot for at least the next six years.

Gold weighs 19.3 times as much as an equal volume of water.

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