Deductions: Get 'Em While You Can
September 2011 by Mark E. Battersby...miners, prospectors and mining related businesses are discovering that capital investments in equipment, machinery and other business assets are more affordable today than ever before.
When it comes to the expense of using a car, van, pickup or panel truck for business purposes, they can be deducted by the operation as 'transportation" expenses.
...it is beginning to appear that we are recently witnessing a gradual buildup of background information that could lend strength to the arguments for ultimately higher gold and silver prices.
Some financial commentators have speculated that bitcoin and other virtual currencies have captured a portion of funds that would have been invested in gold. I find it a bit ironic that people who invest in precious metals would even consider another fiat currency.
A matter of some serious concern has developed in the relationship between the prices for gold and silver and the performance of mining share averages.
One area receiving huge attention is the promised ascension of free market concepts associated with Trump versus the government-dominated Keynesian ideas previously advocated by both President Obama and Hillary Clinton.
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