by JL Yastine
The Sovereign Investor
Looks like a lot of people are taking The Sovereign Society’s advice and loading up on physical gold.
We are only five months into 2016, and the U.S. Mint has nearly doubled its sales of gold coins — more than 380,000 ounces (most of it in 1-ounce American Eagles), versus just under 198,000 coins at the same point last year.
It’s the same at government and private mints all over the world. So far this year, Australia’s Perth Mint has seen coin sales rise by more than 50% compared to year-ago levels. And, with the Royal Canadian Mint and the Austrian Mint both recently reporting strong coin sales for 2015 (while prices were in a funk), Maple Leafs and Philharmonics likely sold in huge quantities as well, with buyers catching gold fever.
But will it all come to a halt if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates next month?