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2023 Worldwide Demand All Forms Gold Hit Record 4,899 Tons

8 Feb 2024 2 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

It's not just central banks buying up gold. In all its forms, whether bullion, jewelry, manufacturing or investment demand, 2023 was a record year for gold sales, totaling 4,899 Tons. Maybe that's another reason why the price of gold remains elevated...

Central Banks Bought 1,037 Tons Gold In 2023!

7 Feb 2024 2 minute read 3 comments SweptOverNiagara

It's amazing that for two years in a row, central bank gold buying has surpassed 1,000 tons. 2023's total of 1,037 tons fell shy of just 45 ton for the previous year 2022 which in itself, was a record breaking year. This has certainly helped the pric...

Cocoa Prices Up More than $1K Since Start Of 2024!

6 Feb 2024 1 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

Shockingly, since exactly one year ago, cocoa prices by the metric ton have doubled over and show no signs of slowing down. Since January 8, cocoa has exploded by almost $1,100. A year ago, prices hovered near $2,550. By October 5, prices hit $3,400...

USD Up 2 Points Since January 5!

5 Feb 2024 3 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

The dollar, Bitcoin, gold, silver and oil. Let's see how things are doing. The U.S. Dollar has been on a tear for the last month or so. Just yesterday, the dollar tanked more than half a point but later in the day, jumped 1.5 points up to where it si...

FED Holds Rates Fourth Consecutive Month (+ Other News)

3 Feb 2024 4 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

This week has been a busy one indeed. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Bank concluded its first policy setting FOMC meeting of the year. The markets expected neither a rate cut or hike and that's what they got. The FED has decided to remain neutral...

Nintendo Wii Fit - Still A Great Exercise Routine

2 Feb 2024 3 minute read 2 comments SweptOverNiagara

I originally purchased my Nintendo Wii console back in 2010 and to this day, I still use it to exercise regularly with the Wii Fit Plus game disc. I'm impressed the console continues to operate without any issues, especially with the balance board. I...

My Kitchen Project: Paint Over Ceramic Tiles

1 Feb 2024 3 minute read 7 comments SweptOverNiagara

Yes, it's possible to save your old ceramic tiles with a fresh coat of paint. Back in 2011, I purchased an older home that, while needing some upgrading, was in very good condition. Over the years, I've remodeled the living and dining rooms, the bath...

Keywords - A Powerful Tool For Bloggers

27 Jan 2024 5 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

Today, let's look at keywords, these days known as 'tags' to tweak your 'Search Engine Optimization' (SEO) skills. Your creative writing will never be the same after you learn the power of carefully placing valuable keywords within your posts to gene...

USAWatchDog's Greg Hunter Interviews David Rogers Webb

21 Jan 2024 2 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

If you haven't heard the term 'The Great Taking' yet then it's high time we all learn about it. In this week's Saturday night post, Greg Hunter has a candid conversation with David Rogers Webb, a former global money manager who explains in great deta...

Gold Appears To Have A New Bottom Near $2,040

16 Jan 2024 2 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

The average gold price going back decades reveals a startling pattern, the bottom for gold is on the rise. For the better part of two decades, between 1996 and 2006, gold averaged around $350. The massive spike to over $1,900 (May, 2011) that follows...