Melman on Gold & Silver
May 2020 by Leonard Melman
In all the years I have been writing this column (approaching 35) and in my writings elsewhere, I have to admit that I never foresaw the kind of immense changes that have been wrought during the past two months…
One of the most surprising jolts of the past month came with the decision of the Supreme Court upholding the legality of what has come to be known as “ObamaCare.”
This is yet another potential danger to the financial and social health of America—and one which the precious metals markets appear to be taking under consideration.
The ultimate resolution of this apparent contradiction between fundamental news and market performance could provide us with important future clues for gold and silver.
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.
The first thing a person should do is seriously consider whether they want to go mining as a hobby or a business, and the tax implications of the choice.
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