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Frank Shostak
Understanding Money Creation and the Trade Balance
According to conventional analysis, a key factor in exchange rate determination is the state of the balance of payments. It is held that as long as the US continues to run a large trade account deficit, which stood at $48.5 billion in January 2017, this is likely to keep pressure on the US dollar exchange rate against other currencies.Following this logic, an increase in imports gives rise to an increase in a demand for foreign currency. To obtain the foreign currency importers will sell the dom
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Thorsten Polleit -
The Fed’s Half-Hearted Attempt at Monetary Tightening
On 15 March, the Federal Reserve (Fed) raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 basis points, bringing the band of the official rate to 0.75 – 1.00 percent. The move was widely expected. However, the market seemed surprised when the Fed reaffirmed that it would stick to its plan to raise rates no more than three times this year because inflation has already taken off. In February, the consumer price index was up 2.7 percent compared to last year, while the “core inflation rate” stood at 2.2 percent
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Silver 1/ 70th The Price of Gold” – Silver Eagles Sales Jump
– Silver just 1/70th the price of gold – Silver at $17.50 per ounce set to rise “faster than gold” – Silver Eagles (1 oz) buying jumps to 715,000 this week – “Supply may drop following mine closures” – Standard Chartered – Industrial demand “will remain strong” – CPM Group – Silver is substantially undervalued versus gold – Gold silver ratio to fall back below 30 Silver looks set to outperform gold again in the coming months due to falling mine supply and continuing robust global demand. Source:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sprott Money
Is Demand For Physical Gold Really Collapsing? - Dave Kranzler/Rory Hall
Seriously? “Simon Black” (it’s a nom de plume) wrote an article titled “Demand For Physical Is Collapsing.” He focused on retail bullion demand numbers. The headline and the content is largely fake news as it focuses on the demand for minted coins vs the paper gold market. We’re not really sure about the intent of article, but the content was devoid of any relevance to the actual global demand for physical gold. While the retail minted coin and small-size bar demand is down from last year
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Obama, Bernanke and Yellen Rigged the Bond Market. Now it’s Trump Turn to Dance or be their Dunce
Government dysfunction is at its worst.  We voted them in.  We have no one to blame but ourselves. Granted, the choices were abysmal. But the Republican and Democratic parties, with no third party competition, can continue to run dysfunctional governments, whittling away our dominant global position until the cracks of our broken government becomes abundantly clear.  As a society, we play right into their subterfuge of keeping us so upset at the other party, we don’t see right in front of our ow
Monday, March 20, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Silver seen climbing faster than gold as Yellen wakens bulls
Investors may be better off with silver rather than gold. The Federal Reserve's pledge to stick to its dovish outlook on U.S. monetary policy has fueled a rally in precious metals and silver usually beats its more valuable peer in a rising market. After the Fed raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday, Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank was willing to tolerate inflation temporarily overshooting its 2 percent goal and intended to keep its policy accommodative for "some
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
A beginner's guide to investing in Gold 
One’s motivation for buying gold is fundamental to deciding in which form you should buy it. Are you a speculator, investor or saver? Do you wish to take a short term speculative position in gold? Are you investing for the short, medium or long term? Or are you diversifying, saving or using gold as a form of financial insurance?
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Frank Shostak
  How the Fed Operates — And Why It's a Problem
We are often asked about the mechanisms by which the US Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) influences the level of US interest rates and whether these mechanisms also influence the level of the US money supply. It has long been regarded that the Fed no longer inflates and contracts the money supply but rather simply acts to target interest rates. The purpose of this brief paper is to clarify how the Fed works and the impact that its operations have on the money supply. The main market through which
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Miles Franklin, And The Precious Metal Bullion Industry
The Ides of March came and went, with the Fed’s “dovish hike” once and for all proving it cares nothing about the economy, and everything about the stock market, and its Wall Street masters.  The following, damning chart of who has benefited from a decade of post-financial crisis Central bank largesse; not including, of course, the vast amount of covert market support – and likely, inside information dissemination – to the Fed’s partners-in-crime, the “too big to fail” banks; whose joint goal is
Friday, March 17, 2017
Bullion Vault
Trump's 'Scorched Earth' Budget Sees Gold Bars +2.1% vs Rate-Rise Dollar, Euro Rate-Rise Rumor Quashed
GOLD BARS traded in London's wholesale market rose back above $1230 per ounce Friday lunchtime, gaining 2.1% from before this week's US Fed interest-rate rise as wrangling began in Washington over Donald Trump's first budget proposals as US president. The Euro held 2 cents higher for the week versus the Dollar at $1.0750, but retreated after spiking on a German newspaper report that a rate rise from the European Central Bank "could be on the way
Friday, March 17, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Love of technical analysis blinds fund manager to evidence of market manipulation
Keith Weiner of gold fund management company Monetary Metals in Scottsdale, Arizona, is scoffing again at complaints of market manipulation, this time involving the silver market particularly. In his commentary Sunday, "Why Did Silver Fall?" -- https://monetary-metals.com/why-did-silver-fall-report-12-mar-2017/ -- Weiner writes: "With no need of evidence -- indeed, with no evidence -- one can assert this" -- that is, market manipulation -- "and not be questioned in the gold and silver communitie
Friday, March 17, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
Russia’s January Gold Purchase Suggests Some Deeper Global Problems
SeekingAlpha/Hebba Investments/03-10-17 The Russian central bank recently released its gold reserve data for January and investors should take note as it was an abrupt reversal of the central bank’s December gold reserve move. In January, the Russian central bank decided to purchase 1.0 million ounces of gold, which was a stark contrast to its [December] purchases of ZERO ounces.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
THE IDES OF MARCH – GOLD AT $14,463 and SILVER AT $669
THE IDES OF MARCH – GOLD AT $14,463 and SILVER AT $669 By Egon von Greyerz In the Roman calendar, the Ides of March was the same as March 15th in today’s calendar. This date was not significant until Julius Caesar was assassinated on 15 March 44BC. Shakespeare then coined the phrase “Beware of the Ides of March” in his Julius Caesar work. So will March 15, 2017 be significant. We will soon know. There are some noteworthy events taking place on March 15. The debt ceiling must be reset that day a
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices +3% as Fed Rate Rise Lags Inflation, Dollar Falls, Greek Debt Deadlines Loom
GOLD PRICES rose further Thursday in London, gaining almost 3% in Dollar terms since the Federal Reserve raised US interest rates as expected yesterday, and also raised its forecast for interest-rate hikes ahead. Continuing to re-invest the central bank's $4 trillion QE holdings of US Treasury bonds as they mature, the Fed's Open Market Committee now sees its key rate ending 2017 no lower than 1.4% versus 1.1% at the December meeting.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
'Conspiracy' defines government, and 'cowardice' the monetary metals mining industry
Our friend T.P. writes: I have read enough to believe that there is significant manipulation of gold and silver prices. I hold investments in two gold mining companies in Canada. Would you believe that one company thinks that suppression of gold and silver prices is just a "conspiracy theory"? The company claims not to see any firm evidence. Yet this company also sells its product to one of the bullion banks (Scotia Bank) that have been implicated in the silver price manipulation lawsuit. To se
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
ECB Declares Victory Over Deflation: Hallelujah!
ECB President Mario Draghi Declares Victory Over Deflation. That’s much like shouting hallelujah when you miss the game-winning field goal. Mario Draghi has declared victory against deflation and moved a step towards ending the European Central Bank’s ultra-loose monetary policy, sending the euro and German bond yields higher as investors bet on the end of crisis-era stimulus measures. Facing growing pressure from monetary hawks in Germany, the ECB president said the bank decided to change its
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Sprott Money
Hugo Salinas Price: The World Will Hyperinflate Into A Gold Standard - Dave Kranzler
Hugo Salinas Price – website link – posted a couple of comments on Stewart Dougherty’s guest post earlier this week. I concluded that his insights needed to be shared on the front of this blog and he gave me permission to edit them together to make them easier to read for everyone. “I know my comment was complex but I wanted to condense the thoughts I have developed over three decades:” I would like to take this chance to share a few of my thoughts on this. To me it is pretty clear that
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Precious Metal Investing 2017-The “Old” Versus The New
Talk about “extremes to the extreme!”  To wit, I have been watching the “2:15 AM” open of the London paper market for nearly four years; and on 806 of the 923 days since, prices have been either attacked or “capped and attacked” via the ubiquitous “Cartel Herald” algorithm – which has stopped all PM rallies, at all times of day, for the 15 years I have been watching.  In fact, when I started watching the 2:15 AM “phenomenon” in July 2013, gold and silver were $1,300/oz and $19/oz, respectively,
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Most Overvalued Stock Market On Record — Worse Than 1929?
Stock Market Most Overvalued On Record — Worse Than 1929? The US stock market today has never been more dangerous and overvalued, according to respected Wall Street market analyst John Hussman. Indeed, Hussman goes as far as to say that “this is the most dangerous and overvalued stock market on record — worse than 2007, worse than 2000, even worse than 1929” as reported by Marketwatch. For some months now, Hussman of Hussman Funds’ has been warning in his research that investors are ignoring ex
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold, Inflation the Complacency Index
Fed rates up, gold down, right? Well no, in fact... YOUR retirement savings might not show it, but the MSCI World Index has doubled in value over the last 5 years, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. The 'least loved' bull market has bucked several big risks and shocks. Investors seem to think it's become bullet-proof. Wh
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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