Paul Eberhart - Senior Metals Market Analyst & Columnist

Paul Eberhart
Paul Eberhart
Senior Market Analyst and Columnist

Paul Eberhart has been actively trading and writing about precious metals for more than a decade. A U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran, he holds an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

His market analysis has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of investors and shared on several platforms in the gold and silver online community.

  1. Stock Prices Rise as Civil Unrest Continues

    Stock Prices Rise as Civil Unrest Continues

    America has been going through one rough week.

    The saying, "out of the frying pan, into the fire" comes to mind. That is to say, just as more and more cities and states across the United States begin the challenge of opening back up and trying to bring their economies back to life, America, as a whole, takes a turn for the worse.

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  2. Is the Gold Price Correcting Over Time Instead Of Over Price?

    Is the Gold Price Correcting Over Time Instead Of Over Price?

    Interesting things are happening in the gold market, and many explanations for what's going on are equally valid.

    For example, some may say "gold is consolidating in preparation for its next move higher". This is valid as the paper price of gold has basically traded between $1,700 and $1,750 since mid-April...

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  3. Silver Surges On Uncertainty And Mnuchin & Powell Stimulus Reassurances

    Silver Surges On Uncertainty And Mnuchin & Powell Stimulus Reassurances

    Last Wednesday, the price of silver had a closing price of approximately $15.75, and this morning, in the pre-opening bell hours, silver is poking its head above $18.

    That's a surge of nearly 15% in one week!

    What has happened over the course of the week that's giving us an impressive move in the price of silver?

    It comes down to many factors, and here are two that are noteworthy: The increased uncertainty regarding the markets and the economy, and the ongoing US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin & Fed Chair Jerome Powell reassurances to the public and to Congress...

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  4. Economic Records Smashed as Monetary and Fiscal Policies Soar

    Economic Records Smashed as Monetary and Fiscal Policies Soar

    Over the course of the last week, there have been several economic data releases and market events that have all been historic in nature.

    For example, on Friday, we learned that over 20,000,000 people lost their jobs in the month of April alone. Also, last Friday, the market's Implied Fed Funds Rate went negative for the first time, ever. The record-breaking didn't stop on Friday, however. For example, just yesterday, Tuesday, May 12th, core CPI crashed by the most ever, and we also learned the US Federal government racked-up the largest one-month deficit in April, coming in at nearly $750 billion, which means three-fourths of a trillion dollars was added to the US National Debt, in just one month!

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  5. Gold Price Reaction: Bad Economic Reports Continue to be Released

    Gold Price Reaction: Bad Economic Reports Continue to be Released

    To nobody's surprise, varying degrees of bad economic data and reports continue to be released.

    Interestingly, however, it seems market participants don't quite know what to do with the news.

    For example, there have been around 30,000,000 people who have lost their jobs in recent weeks, averaging about 5,000,000 new, initial unemployment claims filed, but last week's Department of Labor News Release showed initial unemployment claims were under 3.8 million...

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  6. Markets Get First Real Look At Economy With GDP This Morning

    Markets Get First Real Look At Economy With GDP This Morning

    Today is a big day for the markets, and it just kicked off with the release of the first quarter GDP.

    Suffice to say that everybody was expecting a contraction in the first quarter, and according to the US Beurau of Economic Analysis, GDP came in at -4.8%...

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  7. Crude Oil Crashes To Negative Pricing - Market Overwhelmed

    Crude Oil Crashes To Negative Pricing - Market Overwhelmed

    Gold & silver continue to maintain while turmoil appears to be coming back into the markets... The price of crude oil has crashed.

    Earlier this week, the price for many different types of crude oil turned deeply negative. This headline from a popular financial news website captures the mayhem in the markets...

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  8. Gold Makes New Multi-Year Highs As Debate To Re-Open Heats Up

    Gold Makes New Multi-Year Highs As Debate To Re-Open Heats Up

    Gold's broken-out over the last week, silver's had some interesting volatility, platinum put in a massive 1-day move the the upside, and more...

    The precious metals are on the move! Some of the highlights include: Gold reaching fresh multi-year highs. Silver moving from the $14s just last week to battling $16 this week. Platinum surging nearly $90 in one single day.

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  9. Gold & Silver Price Break-Out As U.S. Endures Hard But Hopeful Week

    Gold & Silver Price Break-Out As U.S. Endures Hard But Hopeful Week

    Gold broke-out on Monday, and silver broke-out even more, but will their price advances hold?

    This is turning out to be a challenging week for the markets, and it really has that "hope for the best, prepare for the worst" feel to it.

    Fundamentally speaking, this is the way it has been across society.

    For example, the coronavirus death toll in the US keeps climbing higher, but many, including President Trump, are hopeful that the virus will peak, possibly even this week.

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  10. Markets Dissect Surging Unemployment With Hopes Of Major Federal Infrastructure Spend

    Markets Dissect Surging Unemployment With Hopes Of Major Federal Infrastructure Spend

    Will the infrastructure spend be enough to fill the void left by the surging unemployment?

    The competition between job seekers surged last week.

    An all-time record high nearly 3.3 million unemployment claims were filed as reported on March 26th, and the number is off the US Department of labor's own chart...

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