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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

Is Silver a Better Value than Gold Right Now?

Is Silver a Better Value than Gold Right Now?

silverseek.com / JS Kim / Friday, March 17th

Earlier this month, I wrote that we would have a window of a few more days to weeks in order to get on board with gold and silver mining stocks at a good price for the first half of this year. I also have written extensively this year about the necessity of using hedges during raids on gold and silver combined with temporary moves to cash to balance out any downside exposure during these raids, and mentioned that again we had applied some hedges against paper gold and paper silver during this last raid. We unwound one hedge last Friday, and we unwound the others earlier this week. If you follow us on SnapChat (SKWealthAcademy), I also stated on the morning of the 15th that there was a good possibility of the interest rate hike that was to happen later that day being already priced in to the current price decline in gold and silver assets and that the announcement could cause a spike higher in the prices of gold and silver assets. And this is exactly what happened.

So now with a substantial spike higher in gold and silver asset prices on the back of the US Central Bank’s interest rate hike, has the reversal now begun? It’s a little premature to state the reversal is on its way now, but if you’re new to the gold and silver game, and want to know if now is the time to get on board, visit us at smartknowledgeu.com for more information on how to identify the best junior gold and silver mining stocks and for information on a more conservative gold and silver mining stock portfolio.