Melman on Gold & Silver
January 2014 by Leonard MelmanI must admit to taking some degree of pleasure in anticipating the excuse-making which will probably come out of the "Global Warming" camp to explain away a truly startling announcement.
One of the oldest sayings we all learned as children was “Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” Following developments during the past month, we might rephrase that as “Questions, questions, everywhere, but not an answer to truly trust.”
While a great many questions remain unanswered, there is little doubt that a new financing option for small-scale mining operations, “crowdfunding,” is growing as a viable and legitimate funding source.
Knowing how and when to deduct the cost and expenses of the vehicles used in the prospecting or mining operation can have significant tax implications.
While most precious metals observers tend to pay more attention to action in the gold market as opposed to silver, there are times when the white metal can give us particularly sharp price targets going forward.
There seem to be two possibilities for the future of this disease and either way there will be an effect on the price of gold.
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