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The U.S. Mint produces precious metal coins for collectors and investors in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Proof and uncirculated coins are collected for their limited mintage numbers, while bullion coins offer a way to invest in precious metals.
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMorgan), a New York, New York-based global banking and financial services firm, has entered into a resolution with the Department of Justice to resolve criminal charges related to two distinct schemes to defraud: the first involving tens of thousands of episodes of unlawful trading in the markets for precious metals futures contracts, and the second involving thousands of episodes of unlawful trading in the markets for U.S. Treasury futures contracts and in the secondary (cash) market for U.S. Treasury notes and bonds.
One of the traders on the precious metals desk, John Edmonds, 38, of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty on Oct. 9, 2018, to one count of commodities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, commodities fraud, commodities price manipulation, and spoofing, and his sentencing, at this time, has not been scheduled before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny of the District of Connecticut. Another one of the traders on the precious metals desk, Christian Trunz, 35, of New York, New York, pleaded guilty on Aug. 20, 2019, to one count of conspiracy to engage in spoofing and one count of spoofing in connection with his precious metals futures contracts trading at JPMorgan and another financial services firm, and his sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2021, before U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson of the Eastern District of New York.
Finally, as part of the investigation, the department obtained a superseding indictment on Nov. 15, 2019 against three former JPMorgan traders, Gregg Smith, Michael Nowak, and Christopher Jordan, and one former salesperson, Jeffrey Ruffo, in the Northern District of Illinois that charged them for their alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy and other federal crimes in connection with the manipulation of the precious metals futures contracts markets. An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
As a peer-reviewed and international research journal, Rare Metals provides a forum for publishing full-length, original papers and invited overviews that advance the in-depth understanding of rare metals and their applications. Papers that have a high impact potential and/or substantially advance the frontiers of science and technology are sought. Rare Metals promotes papers precisely and globally to make scientific findings understood by a broad range of readers.
'I think most people do not have any idea of the range and scale of metals and minerals that are used to make electronics,' says Richard. 'We've found use for them in computers, cars and all kinds of machinery - it's technology that we didn't have 15 or 20 years ago that we now take for granted.
'It is really important that we all understand where the raw materials come from, that metals and minerals are in the Earth where nature puts them. They don't come from a factory, and the supply is dispersed around the world where sometimes business and environmental practices aren't the best.'
Richard says, 'We all acknowledge that we need to stop burning carbon for our energy. Alternatives like wind turbines, solar panels, hydro-electric dams and electric cars call for new technologies that also demand metals and other materials.'
Green technologies such as electric vehicles and wind turbines require metals for wiring, batteries and components including copper, lithium, cobalt, manganese, nickel and graphite. Solar panels will also call for metals such as tellurium and silicon for the solar cells that turn sunlight into electricity.
What is tellurium used for? Adding tellurium to other metals improves their strength and hardness and reduces corrosion. It can also be used for tinting glass and is vital to the manufacture of solar panels.
'What we really don't want to happen is that the metals and materials we use come from only one place or only one company in the world,' Richard explains. 'Narrow supply opens up the possibility of commercial and geographical monopolies being created.
Before the Renaissance, humans had found uses for seven metals. During the industrial revolution, this increased to a mere dozen. Today, we have found uses for all 90-odd of them, and some are very rare. Neodymium and gallium, for instance, are found in iron ore, but there is 1200 times less neodymium and up to 2650 times less gallium than there is iron.
Fidelity offers additional ways to gain exposure to precious metals. For example, you can purchase mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in the securities of companies involved in the production of gold and/or other precious metals. Although most mutual funds provide indirect exposure, they often provide greater diversity than direct investment in a single commodity.
The direct purchase of precious metals and other collectibles in an IRA or other retirement plan account can result in a taxable distribution from that account (except as specifically provided under IRS rules). If precious metals or other collectibles are held in an ETF or other underlying investment vehicle, you should first confirm that such an investment is appropriate for a retirement account by reviewing the ETF prospectus or other issuing documentation and/or checking with your tax advisor. Some ETF sponsors include a statement in the prospectus that an IRS ruling was obtained providing that the purchase of the ETF in an IRA or retirement plan account will not constitute the acquisition of a collectible and as a result will not be treated as a taxable distribution.
To varying degrees, both gold and silver may provide a hedge in a potential economic or market downturn, as well as during sustained periods of rising inflation. Understanding the difference between how the two metals are used, their economic sensitivities and technical characteristics can help you determine which metal may benefit your portfolio.
Dealers in precious metals and precious stones (DPMS) must fulfill specific obligations as required by the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and associated Regulations, to help combat money laundering and terrorist activity financing in Canada. For the purposes of the PCMLTFA, a dealer in precious metals and precious stones is a person or an entity that buys or sells precious metals, precious stones or jewellery in the course of its business activities.
As a dealer in precious metals and precious stones, you are subject to PCMLTFA obligations once you engage in the purchase or sale of precious metals, precious stones or jewellery in the amount of $10,000 or more. In other words, you are not subject to these requirements if you only engage in purchases or sales of less than $10,000 per transaction.
The sales referred to above include sales of precious metals, precious stones or jewellery that are left on consignment. However, goods left with an auctioneer for sale at auction are not considered to be left on consignment.
If 90% or more of all your purchases and sales are related to manufacturing activities, you are considered to be a manufacturer and you are not subject to these requirements. However, if your manufacturing activities represent less than 90% of all your purchases or sales, you are not considered a manufacturer and are subject to these requirements. Manufacturing activities are understood to include the manufacturing of jewellery made from gold, silver, palladium, platinum, pearls, or precious stones. This includes jewellery-making components commonly referred to as findings, which includes the bits and bobs made from precious metals that help to piece jewellery together. Findings do not include beads, gemstones or stringing materials.
If you are an agent of the Crown (i.e. a government department or an agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province) and you sell precious metals to the public in the amount of $10,000 or more, then you are also considered to be a dealer in precious metals and precious stones subject to the requirements of the PCMLTFA and associated Regulations.
Precious metals include gold, silver, palladium and platinum; they can be coins, bars, ingots, granules or in other similar forms. Precious stones include diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, tanzanites, rubies or alexandrites. Jewellery means objects made of precious metals, precious stones or pearls that are intended for personal adornment.
If you are the employee of a dealer in precious metals and precious stones, the requirements described further below are the responsibility of your employer, except with respect to reporting suspicious transactions, which is applicable to both you and your employer.
Dealers in precious metals and precious stones must verify the identity of persons and entities for certain activities and transactions, and carry out other customer due diligence activities, as described below:
Dealers in precious metals and precious stones are required to take reasonable measures to make PEP and HIO determinations for certain activities or transactions. If a dealer in precious metals and precious stones determines that a person is a PEP or a HIO then they have additional related requirements.
A person or entity that, in the course of their business activities, buys or sells precious metals, precious stones or jewellery. It includes a department or an agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada or an agent or mandatary of Her Majesty in right of a province when the department or the agent or mandatary carries out the activity, referred to in subsection 65(1), of selling precious metals to the public. (négociant en métaux précieux et pierres précieuses) 041b061a72