silver

When the Hunt brothers bought up silver in 1979, a craze - and then a financial debacle - resulted. Speculators rushed in, families sold their silverware or in some cases, had it stolen.

The oil man who caused a silver craze - and bust

Oct 22, 2014
Nelson Bunker Hunt bought silver as a hedge against the time's raging inflation
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Gold

Fixing the fix: Price-setting precious metals in London

Aug 8, 2014
After a series of benchmark rigging scandals, London's gold fix looks tarnished.
Posted In: gold, silver, price fixing, precious metals, London

CFTC may drop silver price-manipulation probe

Aug 6, 2012
The Commodities Futures Trading Commission may conclude an investigation into whether big banks have manipulated the price of silver.
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Utah officially makes gold and silver legal tender

Apr 20, 2012
The governor signed into law this week that gold and silver coinage is legal tender in the state of Utah. But how does it work?
Posted In: gold, silver, currency