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  • Troy Ounce and Avoirdupois Ounce

    Precious metals such as gold and silver are often sold by the troy ounce. Many people don’t realize that an ounce of gold (and other precious metals) is weighed in a different weighing system called “troy weights”. A troy ounce is more than the typical ounce found at the grocery store. In many English speaking…
  • How To Hunts Cornered The Silver Market

    Silver Thursday was an event that occurred in the silver commodity markets on Thursday, March 27, 1980. A steep fall in silver prices led to panic on commodity and futures exchanges. Nelson Bunker Hunt and William Herbert Hunt, the sons of Texas oil billionaire Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, Jr., had for some time been attempting to…