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Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Silliness of the Bretton Woods Years
We’re continuing our look into One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter. October 2, 2017: One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter Ledbetter glided quickly over the period from 1914 to 1931, taking up the story again in earnest with the British devaluation of 1931 and, especially, the U.S. devaluation of 1933. This was treated with some interesting detail. However, Ledbetter made almost no mention of the fact that the U.S. returned to gold at the beginning of 1934 at $35/oz., and
Monday, October 16, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Zimbabwe Inflates, Again…
In November 2008, Zimbabwe experienced the second highest recorded inflation rate in history, and with that, it entered the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table. That’s when the annual inflation rate reached a peak of 89.7 sextillion (10^21) percent (see table below). At this point, prices were doubling every 24.7 hours. During Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation episode (2007-2008), the Reserve Bank of Zim
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Oil for gold – the real story
Following an article in the Nikkei Asia Review, which reported China will shortly introduce an oil futures contract priced in yuan, there has been some confusion about what it means. The article pointed out that in combination with existing gold futures priced in yuan, an oil exporter to China contracting to accept yuan could use these two futures contracts to take delivery of physical gold in payment for oil.I was quoted in that article as follows:"It is a mechanism which is likely to appeal to
Sunday, October 15, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
Common commodity misconceptions 
Commodities are the most basic economic goods, providing essential inputs into progressively more complex goods at advanced stages of production. Yet the economic mainstream generally fails to understand commodities, treating them as distinct from the processes whereby they are created and the processes they subsequently enable, when in fact they are an integral part of a dynamic, complex, adaptive economic system. A correct understanding of commodities is essential if we are to understand what
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Miners’ Q3’17 Preview
With the third quarter’s earnings season now underway, the gold miners will soon join in and report their latest results.  No data is more highly anticipated by investors, for good reason.  Quarterly reports dispel the dense fogs of herd sentiment that usually obscure gold stocks, revealing their operations’ underlying fundamental realities.  Q3’17’s upcoming results are likely to prove quite bullish for this neglected sector. Four times a year publicly-traded
Friday, October 13, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
“Fade” the little guy for profit!
As many of you know, I worked in the brokerage industry as a stockbroker/branch manager for 23 years. During that time and the 10+ years since, I have seen the “herd” move(d) violently in tandem many times. For years, smart investors would discern what retail investors were doing as a group and do the opposite quite profitably. It has been said and I have to agree, “the little guy is almost always wrong, and wrong at the wrong time”. Fade the little guy, it is usually quite profitable! We are ag
Friday, October 13, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Actress Rose McGowan Exposes Amazon/Washington Post Owner Jeff Bezos For “Funding Rapists, Alleged Pedos, And Sexual Harassers” – Hours Later An Amazon Executive Is Accused Of Sexual Misconduct
Just hours after actress Rose McGowan destroyed Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos in a series of highly publicized Tweets condemning the left-wing billionaires supposed support for rapists and other sexual deviants, his company was rocked with scandal once again after television producer Isa Hackett accused one the companies top executives of sexual misconduct. The head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, was subsequently suspended from the company after Hackett’s accusations and amid the fu
Friday, October 13, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Is It Right Time for Reversals in EUR/USD and GBP/USD?
Earlier today EUR/USD and GBP/USD extended gains and reached their important resistance areas. Will currency bears use them to push the exchange rates lower? EUR/USD Quoting our Monday alert: (…) taking into account Friday drop to the green horizontal support line (based on the mid-August low) and the buy signals generated by the daily indicators, it seems that we may see a short-lived rebound (…) in the coming days.Will such price action change anything? In our opinion, it’s doubtful, bec
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold's Technical Line Of Concern
The traditional post jobs report rally for gold is in full swing. This is the daily gold chart. Gold arrived at a key Fibonacci line at about $1268 as the US jobs report was released. The dollar has stalled against the yen, and that’s also good news for gold. Gold tends to stage great rallies in the days following the jobs report, and this rally is a particularly interesting one. Here’s why: First, Trump has ratcheted up his “hawk talk” in regards to North Korea and Iran. He’s scheduled to
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Palladium Beats Platinum for the First Time in 16 Years
At the end of September, the price of palladium became higher than the price of platinum. What does it mean for the precious metals market? Initially, we wanted to provide investors with an update on Catalonia, but Catalan President Carles Puigdemont rescheduled the session of the Catalan Parliament for today. We will cover the developments in Spain in tomorrow’s Gold News Monitor, while today we focus on the historical development in the precious metals market. On September 28, palladium prices
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Energy Report
Oil Breaking Out, But the Money Is Elsewhere
Tom Beck, founder of Portfolio Wealth Global, discusses the energy sector and highlights one commodity that he says appreciates when oil becomes overpriced. One resource industry dwarfs the rest of them put together: energy. The mega-shift of the 21st century is urbanization. For the first time in human history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. The consequences of this pivotal moment are attracting billionaire moguls across the globe, and
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Stocks Up and Yields Down, Gold and Silver Report 8 Oct 2017
Many gold bugs make an implicit assumption. Gold is good, therefore it will go up. This is tempting but wrong (ignoring that gold does not go anywhere, it’s the dollar that goes down). One error is in thinking that now you have discovered a truth, everyone else will see it quickly. And there is a subtler error. The error is to think good things must go up. Sometimes they do, but why? First, we think it’s a cop-out to say, “well it’s all subjective.” If it were all subjective, then there would be
Monday, October 9, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Perth Mint Gold Coins Sales Double In September
– Perth Mint gold coins see sales double on month in September – Perth Mint silver bullion coin sales surge 78% in September – Perth Mint sold 46,415 ounces of gold in September – Nearly six times more gold coins sold at Perth Mint than U.S. Mint in September – Sales surge at Perth Mint from low base; could indicate trend change and higher demand in coming months Click image to enlarge From Reuters: The Perth Mint’s sales of gold products doubled in September from a month earlier, while silver
Monday, October 9, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Scientists Claim to Have Proof that Time Travel Exists
Not much is happening economically speaking this Sunday evening so let’s ponder the ability to travel back in time such that the future can change the past. Please consider Physicists send particles of light into the past, prove time travel is possible. Scientists from the University of Queensland, Australia, have used single particles of light (photons) to simulate quantum particles traveling through time. They showed that one photon can pass through a wormhole and then interact with its olde
Monday, October 9, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Bars +2.6 for Week So Far as US Fed Dents Dollar, T-Bond Correlation Grows Ever-Stronger
GOLD BARS traded in London's wholesale market rose sharply early Thursday as the Dollar fell on the currency market following 'dovish' comments in the US Federal Reserve's latest policy-meeting notes. The greenback then rallied and gold slipped to $1292 per ounce after new data showed US producer price inflation beating analyst forecasts for September with a 2.6% annual rate. Minutes from the Fe
Monday, October 9, 2017
Chris Martenson
  Betrayal!
Let me apologize in advance for what may be an upsetting piece of writing for some of you. If you're in a state of shock or exhaustion from recent events, perhaps you should skip this one. I don't offer this analysis in order to further distress anyone -- but until you understand what is happening and how that influences your psychological state, you'll remain the emotional equivalent of a rag doll shaken to-and-fro by events. Such understanding may not bring you to a place of calm acceptance. B
Monday, October 9, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Bitcoin after Rebound
Bitcoin was spoken about at the Sohn Investment Conference. On CNBC we read: Dan Morehead, chairman of digital currency exchange Bitstamp, said bitcoin and other digital currencies will likely become assets serious investors will want in their portfolios. "Bitcoin's essentially going to revolutionize currency, or money," Morehead said on Wednesday at the Sohn Investment Conference in San Francisco, which was attended by portfolio managers and asset allocators. "If it does work, the upside is so
Friday, October 6, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The upcoming increase in interest rates
Last week, both Janet Yellen of the Fed and Mark Carney of the Bank of England prepared financial markets for interest rate increases. The working assumption should be that this was coordinated, and that both the ECB and the Bank of Japan must be considering similar moves.Central banks coordinate their monetary policies as much as possible, which is why we can take the view we are about to embark on a new policy phase of higher interest rates. The intention of this new phase must be to normalise
Friday, October 6, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Futility at its Finest: Spanish Court Blocks Catalan Parliament from Declaring Independence; Civil War?
What’s the point in telling someone they cannot do something, you know full well they will? Prime minister Mariano Rajoy said there would be no Catalonia independence referendum. He lied. Despite sending in 10,000 troops to stop the referendum, there was a vote and it was 90% in favor of kissing Spain goodbye. On Thursday, the Spanish Court Blocked the Catalan Parliament from Declaring Independence. Wanna bet? Spain’s constitutional court has moved to stop the Catalan government making a unila
Friday, October 6, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
The Guild of Thrall: Warsh Fed Edition
Measured and authoritative. So there... SO WHAT qualities might Donald Trump want in the next chair of the Federal Reserve? asks Adrian Ash at BullionVault. "We'll do whatever we can do to prevent Kevin Warsh from taking on the role," says Jennifer Epps-Addison, president of the self-declared 'pro-worker, pro-immigrant' Center for Popular Democr
Friday, October 6, 2017
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