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Adrian Douglas - Market Force Analysis
Central Banks are NOT ordinary Gold Investors 
Central banks do not sell gold to get a few billion of their own fiat money in return, money they probably would throw on top of the stack of half a trillion freshly printed notes that rolled off their presses just that morning. No, central banks sell gold to make it appear
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
5 Reasons to Buy Gold and Bitcoin
Gold and Bitcoin are two of my favorite investments. Here are 5 reasons why I believe both are headed much higher over the next few years: #1 War and Political Instability Despite running on a non-interventionist foreign policy, President Trump appears to be escalating tensions around the globe. He fired over 50 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian army airbase and dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (MOAB), for the first time ever, on suspected ISIS fighters in the mountains of Afghani
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price 'Likely to Rebound' But Silver Tests 2017 Uptrend as Trump's Tax Plan Sees Stock Markets Drop
GOLD PRICES gave back most of last night's $10 pop following news of Donald Trump's much-trailed tax reforms on Thursday, retreating to $1263 per ounce as the Dollar rallied but commodities and world stock markets extended their drop. Silver fell harder, trading almost 7% below last week's 5-month high of $18.66 per ounce as gold held 2.7% lower. The Euro eased back from this week's earlier surg
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
End of empire
"Already, China dominates world trade. Her own economy is already significantly larger than that of the US on the PPP estimates. While being the largest consumer of raw materials, China also exports more finished goods by value than any other country."...In last week’s Insight article, America’s Financial War Strategy, I described how the Chinese government viewed the geopolitical scene. It is clear from earlier remarks by the Peoples Liberation Army’s senior strategist, Major-General Qiao Liang
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Bullion Vault
Trump's First 100 Days See Gold Price Most Closely Tied Ever to Dollar's Value in Yen
GOLD PRICES set new 2-week lows against a rising US Dollar on Wednesday, hitting $1262 per ounce as European stock markets slipped from their two-day surge and commodity prices also fell. US Treasury bonds ticked down, nudging 10-year yields up to 2-week highs at 2.34%. Ahead of President Trump unveiling what he's trailed as major tax reforms, the US Dollar meantime pushed higher against major c
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Central Banks Are Now Printing $200 Billion Per Month... Without a Crisis
A tidal wave of inflation is rapidly moving through the financial system. Most investors only pay attention to the Federal Reserve. And they are missing the BIG PICTURE for Central Bank monetary policy. The Fed is tightening policy by hiking rates. But the rest of the world’s Central Banks are printing a combined $200 BILLION in QE every single month. Yes, $200 billion. At a time when the financial system is out of crisis and the Fed’s put its own “print” button on “pause.” This is an all-time r
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Daily Market Report: Gold Remains Defensive as Risk Appetite is Stoked
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/04-25-17 Gold extended modestly lower, exceeding yesterday’s low at 1265.12 as risk assets continue to benefit from the French election results and the prospect of much lower U.S. corporate taxes. The weaker dollar and geopolitical risks continue to offer some support. “Between the France election and the prospects of corporate tax cuts being proposed in the next few days, it’s clearly a risk-on backdrop.” — Thierry Albert Wizman, global interest rates and currencies strategi
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
All Paper is STILL a short position on gold 
The gold derivatives pyramid is a vigorous free market creature. It cannot be put down with a simple declaration that the paper is no longer redeemable in gold, as governments did with currency. It is a short selling scheme that has become a trap from which few short sellers will escape
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Sweden’s Gold Reserves: 10,000 gold bars shrouded in Official Secrecy
In early February 2017 while preparing for a presentation in Gothenburg about central bank gold, I emailed Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank,  enquiring whether the bank physically audits Sweden’s gold and whether it provide me with a gold bar weight list of Sweden’s gold reserves (gold bar holdings). The Swedish official gold reserves are significant and amount to 125.7 tonnes, making the Swedish nation the world’s 28th largest official gold holder. Before looking at the questions put to the
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ronan Manly: Sweden conceals the status of its gold reserves
Gold researcher Ronan Manly reports today that Sweden's central bank claims to make physical inspections of its gold reserve, much of which is held outside the country, but refuses to disclose a list of its gold bars with their weights, even as the central bank acknowledges that it holds gold in part for intervening in the foreign exchange markets. Manly concludes that the bar list is being withheld because some of Sweden's gold is impaired by loans or swaps and full transparency would expose in
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
If A Nuclear Bomb Destroyed Europe, Part V-Rigging Versus Reality
It’s early Monday, and let’s start by clearing our heads of the ramifications of yesterday’s first round of the French Presidential election process – in which, as expected, 39-year Emmanuel Macron, a former Rothschild Bank investment banker whose only political experience was miserably failing as “Economy Minister” under outgoing President Francois Hollande (whose approval rating was so low – principally because the French economy has collapsed – he didn’t run for re-election); running under a
Monday, April 24, 2017
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Swamp Creatures Sack D.C.; and Fed Drops MOAB on Wall Street
Wall Street and our central bank are in for a rude awakening very soon! The idea that the US economy is on stable footing and about to experience a surge in growth is ridiculous. Hence, the consensus that the Fed can normalize interest rates and its balance sheet is nothing short of a bad joke...and it's on them. For starters, the government's fiscal deficit for the month of March came in at $176.2 billion, which means the deficit 6 months into fiscal 2017 is $526.9 billion and running
Monday, April 24, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
Ready, Set, Splat.
As I write, the French stock market (the CAC 40), is doing a grand jeté (up 4.5 percent!) in celebration of Emmanuel Macron’s assumed slaying of the dragon Le Pen. But that was just the first round under the interesting French election system. Consider that two other candidates who were eliminated, Monsieurs Fillon and Mélenchon, got nearly 40 percent of the vote. Are we so sure about where their voters go in the second and final round two weeks from now? I suspect that most Americans — even the
Monday, April 24, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
To Frexit or Not to Frexit, Report 23 April, 2017
This was also a holiday-shorted week. As we write this, the big news comes from the election in France. The leading candidate is a banker named Emmanuel Macron, with about 24% of the vote in a 4-candidate race. The anti-euro Marine Le Pen came in second with just over 21%. From the sharp rally in the euro, which was up about 2% at one point, we assume that observers believe the odds of France leaving the euro have just gone down. Of course, France (and the other European countries) faces a false
Monday, April 24, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Target2 and Secret Bailouts: Will Germany be Forced Into a Fiscal Union with Rest of Eurozone?
Project Syndicate writer, Hans-Werner Sinn, explains why the ECB’s asset purchases and Target2 imbalances constitute “Europe’s Secret Bailout”. Under the ECB’s QE program, which started in March 2015, eurozone members’ central banks buy private market securities for €1.74 trillion ($1.84 trillion), with more than €1.4 trillion to be used to purchase their own countries’ government debt. The QE program seems to be symmetrical because each central bank repurchases its own government debt in propo
Monday, April 24, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
European Central Bank ready to rig markets if French voters misbehave
By Francesco Canepa Reuters Saturday, April 22, 2017 The European Central Bank can supply cash to banks if Sunday's presidential vote in France roils markets but suppressing a rise in governments' borrowing costs would go beyond its remit, ECB policymaker Ignazio Visco said on Saturday. Investors fear that a potential run-off between eurosceptic candidates Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon would raise questions about France's future in the euro zone and the very survival of the euro. This may
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
  Hyperinflation around the Globe 
Angola (1991-1999) Angola went through the worst inflation from 1991 to 1995. In early 1991, the highest denomination was 50,000 kwanzas. By 1994, it was 500,000 kwanzas. In the 1995 currency reform, 1 kwanza reajustado was exchanged for 1,000 kwanzas. The highest denomination in 1995 was 5,000,000 kwanzas reajustados. In the 1999 currency reform, 1 new kwanza was exchanged for 1,000,000 kwanzas reajustados. The overall impact of hyperinflation: 1 new kwanza = 1,000,000,000 pre-1991 kwanzas.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Chris Martenson
Where There’s Smoke...
Many questions surround the elevated financial asset prices we are faced with today. I'm talking not just about the sky-high prices of stocks and bonds, but also of the trillions of dollars’ worth of derivatives that are linked to them.  All are intricately linked together. For instance, stocks are elevated, in part, because bond yields are so low.  Here are several of the nature questions most investors are asking: Question #1: When will financial assets ever ‘correct’ and fall in price? Quest
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Reader Asks: Can the Bubbles Last Forever?
Reader Bob wants to know if the Fed can keep various bubbles levitated forever. Here is his specific question followed by my response. Hi Mish, Thanks for the great website. I read it every day. With the changes in the rules of the Fed from TARP, I have come to question how things will ever change. I believe the Fed will never raise interest rates (of any consequence). I think the Fed will buy assets in any crash in stocks, bonds, real estate, etc. What if a law required that no real estate be
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Fed fines Deutsche Bank $156.6 million for forex violations
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday fined Deutsche Bank $156.6 million for violating foreign exchange rules and running afoul of the Volcker Rule. The German bank failed to detect and halt its traders from using chat rooms to communicate with competitors, the Fed said in a statement. Central bank officials are "requiring the firm to cooperate in any investigation of the individuals involved in the conduct underlying the FX enforcement," according to the statement. In a statement, the bank said,
Friday, April 21, 2017