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Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  Silver and Opium 
From the mid-17th century more than 9 billion Troy ounces or 290 thousand metric tons of silver was absorbed by China from European countries in exchange for Chinese goods. The British introduced opium along with tobacco as an export item to China
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver Price Optimist or Pessimist?
DISCLOSURE:  This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Miles Franklin sells silver and believes that silver is under-valued. Prices will rise in coming years. I share that belief. Regardless, this article presents both optimistic and pessimistic interpretations for future silver prices. SILVER  PRICES  OPTIMIST: DEMAND:  Silver demand increases every year and will push prices higher. Our modern world depends upon electronics, computers, missiles, fighter jets, cruise missi
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
U.S. Dollar Bull and Bear Markets
The idea of endlessly repeated cycles is a very old one. This is how the ancients perceived time: not as linear sequence of events, but as replaying patterns of dark and golden ages. Although the Judeo-Christian culture changed the way we view time, we like to see the market as an area of constant struggle between bulls and bears, and the resulting upward and downward trends. Since the end of the Bretton Woods system back in the early 1970s, the U.S. dollar has also moved in trends and cycles. D
Friday, February 16, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Right Question…
Last week I mentioned that my grandson Josh (Andy’s boy) was accepted at McGill University in Montreal, the University of Indiana’s business school and the University of Michigan.  He is interested in pursuing a degree in business and is taking all the requisite (advanced) classes in economics. He called me yesterday and asked me, “Which Fed Policy would be better, Quantitative Easing or Tapering and what can be done to make things better?”  Geese Louise!  When I was his age the only question I
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver, Gold and the Dow
The gold to silver ratio hit 80 to 1 last week.  That is unusual – the 3rd highest in over 20 years.  It tells us: Silver prices are too low compared to gold. Silver falls harder than gold, and rises more rapidly in the late stages of a rally. Both gold and silver prices are too low. This is confirmed by the amount of global debt, the crazy heights of the stock market, low commodity prices, monetary nonsense, and political uncertainties. Both silver and gold bottomed in December 2015 and have r
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
What the Stock Market Decline Means for Gold and Gold Stocks
It was a rough week for investors in stocks and stocks of all kinds. The S&P 500 lost 5%. Emerging Markets also lost 5%. Gold Stocks, which had weakened before the broader equity market have been hit hard. They (GDX, GDXJ) also lost 5% last week. The HUI Gold Bugs Index (which excludes royalty companies unlike GDX) lost 7%. After a strong start to the year, gold stocks have essentially given back all their gains. Nevertheless, we remain extremely optimistic on gold stocks over the next 12-18 mon
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Sovereign Wealth Funds Investing In Gold For “Long Term Returns” – PwC
– Sovereign wealth funds investing in gold for long term returns – PwC – Gold has outperformed equities and bonds over the long term – PwC Research – Gold is up 6.7% and 6.8% per annum over 10 and 20 year periods; Stocks and bonds returned less than 5.2% respectively over same period (see PwC table) – From 1971 to 2016 (45 years), “gold real returns were approximately 10% while inflation increased 4%” – Gold also valuable due to lack of correlation and hedge against inflation, currency devaluati
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
“Rules-Based” Monetary Proposals Won’t Create S...
(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on February 9, 2018.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2018/02/09/rules-based-monetary-proposals-wont-create-stable-money/#4b822c96128e I often say that governments should follow the “Magic Formula,” which is: Low Taxes and Stable Money. Good things happen to governments that do this, and bad things happen to those that don’t. “Stable Money” means: money that is stable in value. The traditional way to accomplish this is to link currencies to g
Monday, February 12, 2018
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Investment Fads 
We have been fascinated by the chart on the publically-traded shares of the Swiss National Bank. Yes, it is the central bank, it trades, it zooms and it is long the latest fad in investing. Fiduciary responsibility being a constriction has become a neglected concept. Their reserves have been committed to equities and the chart records the euphoria of the day. As one would expect the biggest positions include the fad stocks of today. In the 1980s, we first wrote a piece on life insurance compan
Monday, February 12, 2018
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Global Synchronized Bond Collapse
We have all heard, in ad nauseam fashion, Wall Street’s current favorite mantra touting a global synchronized economic recovery. For the record, global GDP growth for 2017 was 3.7%, according to the International Monetary Fund. And, although this is an improvement from recent years, you must take into account that in 2004 it was 4.4%, in 2005 it was 3.8%, in 2006 it was 4.3%, and in 2007 it was 4.2%. The Point being, it’s not as if the current rate of global growth has climbed to a level never b
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
We Did It To Ourselves! It’s Time for Change.
Serious problems affect Americans. Problems first, solutions at the end! We did what to ourselves? Our representatives, senators, and Presidents, supposedly acting on our behalf, voted for and created what history has shown are huge monetary and fiscal mistakes. Some will disagree, but consider this partial list: 1 – Central banking and The Federal Reserve Act:  Enough money was spread around Washington D.C. to purchase the passage of this self-serving banking monstrosity. It was signed into law
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The “Money Supply” with a Gold Standard 2 : 1880 - 1970 
The United States, from 1789 to 1860, had a libertarian "free banking" system. Anyone could issue currency, but it had to be pegged to gold. This "gold peg" was a value peg
Friday, February 2, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
MOVE IN COMMODITIES, DOLLAR, INTEREST RATES – ROAD TO HYPERINFLATION
2018 is starting right on cue. Inflationary pressures have been latent for quite some time but have recently shown the world what is to come in the next few years. How could anyone believe the propaganda that there is no inflation. It has of course suited the market manipulators. But the fake wizardry of the central bankers is now about to be revealed. Since the early 1980s the interest rate cycle were in a strong down trend. When the financial crisis started in 2007, central banks panicked and
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
If Gold and Silver Are Manipulated, Why Bother Investing?
Over the past six years precious metals investors have seen a barrage of negative news regarding the dollar. Yet despite the almost endless money printing and fundamental reasons why gold and silver should respond with higher prices, the precious metals remain well below their 2011 highs. As has been written on MilesFranklin.com, as well as by experts like Ted Butler and GATA, there is ample evidence suggesting that the markets are being manipulated lower by the bullion banks. Essentially on a s
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Gold Soars, Dollar Sinks After US Treasury Praises Weaker Dollar
The US dollar continued its plunge today after US Treasury Secretary said a weaker dollar was good for trade. The US dollar continued its slide with its worst day since last March when Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin stated a Weak Dollar is Good for Trade. Mnuchin made the comment in Davos, Switzerland Wednesday morning to news reporters attending the World Economic Forum. The dollar index, reflecting the dollar's value against a basket of currencies, tumbled 1 percent to about 89.25. Mnuchin
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
US Gold Reserves, Of Immense Interest to Russia and China
Recently, Russian television network RT extensively quoted me in a series of articles about the US Government’s gold reserves. The RT articles, published on the RT.com website, were based on a series of questions RT put to me about various aspects of the official US gold reserves. These gold reserves are held by the US Treasury, mostly in the custody of the US Mint. The US Mint is a branch of the US Treasury. The first of these articles, published by RT on 30 December 2017, is titled “US gold of
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Vanishing Of The Gold Basis and... 
The gold basis is defined as the difference between the nearby futures price and the cash price of gold in the same location. A positive basis is called contango; a negative one, backwardation. Since there were no organized futures markets in gold prior to 1971, the history of gold basis is confined to the last 35 or so years Gold futures trading started on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in Canada in 1971 at a time when ownership and trading of gold was still illegal in the United States. Upon becoming legal the bulk of gold futures
Monday, January 22, 2018
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Bond Market Bear Creating Gold Bull
Gold is climbing as bond yields rise and the dollar falls, over speculation that China is pulling back on buying US Treasuries and Japan signals it is winding down its quantitative easing program. Meanwhile, US debt continues to grow after the Republicans under President Trump pushed a trillion dollars worth of tax cuts through the Senate, that the Congressional Budget Office thinks will add $1.7 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. The dollar, 10 year yields and golds price
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Hugo Salinas Price
Thoughts on gold and humanity 
The supply of gold is largely misunderstood. According to MSM, gold supply is what is mined every year and brought to market – about 2,500 tonnes. This is a big mistake. The supply of gold is calculated at about 170,000 tonnes, made up of virtually all the gold ever mined since mankind took notice of its existence as shiny yellow pebbles in sand “placers” in riverbeds. Every ounce –every gram - of this supply is owned by someone, either a person or an institution. This brings up another point,
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
The Next Great Bull Market in Gold Has Begun – Rickards
– ‘Gold is in the early stages of a sustainable long-term bull market’ Rickards – Rickards believes the next bull market in gold will be even more powerful than those of 1971–1980 and 1999–2011 – This new rally could send gold $1,475 or higher by next summer thanks to Fed rate hikes – Warns of Peak Gold ‘Physical gold is in short supply. Refiners can’t get enough to meet demand.’ – ‘Now looks like a good time to jump on board to enjoy the ride’ – The Axis of Gold ‘continue to buy gold overtly an
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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