by Bob Rinear
The International Forecaster
Anyone that’s been a reader of mine for any length of time knows that I’m a big believer in precious metals. The name alone tells you something, “precious” being the key. A quick look in the dictionary defines precious this way: adjective. of high price or great value; very valuable or costly: precious metals; highly esteemed for some spiritual, nonmaterial, or moral quality: precious memories. dear; beloved: a precious child; affectedly or excessively delicate, refined, or nice: precious manners.
Obviously, our interest is in the very first description. “Very valuable” and that’s exactly what Gold and Silver are. So, for the past 45 years I’ve had a love affair with the stuff. In fact, I started life as a jeweler, working with Gold, platinum, and silver for years.
So, my fascination with the stuff isn’t purely financial. I am still mesmerized by the beauty and the luster of it. 95% of the people have never held a 10 ounce bar of either silver or gold, and when they do, they’re astonished at how “heavy” it is. Yes, it’s really remarkable stuff.