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Melman on Gold & Silver

On a personal level, I have been part of the business, brokerage and financial columnist worlds for 45 years, since the mid-1960s, and in all those years, I have never seen a collection of negative news items similar to what has been published during the past month. In short, taken together they may very well be describing the end of the economic world systems as we know them.

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