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John Butler - Goldmoney
Financial crisis dynamics, the ‘shadow’ gold demand, and Mene
The study of financial crises is as old as the economics discipline itself. One of the most prominent theorists of financial crises ever to hold a senior Federal Reserve policy position was John Exter, vice-president of the New York Federal Reserve during the 1950s. Several years ago I co-wrote a series of essays on Exter’s theories together with his sonin- law, Barry Downs. In this paper, building on Exter’s work, including his eponymous ‘pyramid’, I introduce a new ‘hourglass’ framework for un
Friday, November 17, 2017
Koos Jansen - Bullion Star
China Gold Import Jan-Sep 777t. Who’s Supplying
While the gold price is slowly crawling upward in the shadow of the current cryptocurrency boom, China continues to import huge tonnages of the yellow metal. As usual, Chinese investors bought on the price dips in the past quarters, steadfastly accumulating for a rainy day. The Chinese appear to be price sensitive regarding gold, as was mentioned in the most recent World Gold Council Demand Trends report, and can also be observed by Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) premiums – going up when the gold
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
Two-Thirds Of The Top Primary Silver Miners Suffered Production Declines In 2017
It has been a rough year for many primary silver miners as two-thirds have suffered declines in production.  Also, many high ranking silver producing countries are also experiencing a pronounced reduction in their domestic silver mine supply.  According to the data put out by World Metal Statistics, Chile’s silver production is down 20% in the first eight months of the year, while Australia is down 19%, Mexico declined 2% and Peru lower by 1%.The Silver Institute will be releasing their 2017 Sil
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Precious Metals: Patience Is Golden
Without growth in Western gold ETF holdings, the “decent but not spectacular” demand from China and India is not strong enough to move the gold price higher. The SPDR (GLD-nyse) fund gold holdings currently sit at about 843 tonnes. There has been very little change in the total tonnage for several months. That’s neutral for the gold price. Governments don’t like their citizens to own much gold. Restrictions they impose (like India’s import duty as a recent example) dampen demand enough so th
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
South Korea: ‘It Won’t Be Easy For North Korea To Destroy Nuclear Arsenal’ Because It’s So Advanced
According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, it won’t be a simple task for North Korea to destroy their nuclear arsenal even if they wanted to. Moon says that because the communist nation’s weaponry is so advanced and more developed than most realize, simple destruction isn’t possible. North Korea is under heavy international pressure to end its weapons programs, pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions. But it has vowed never to give up its nuclear arsenal giving a metaphori
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Bullion Vault
Comex Gold Sees 'Another Large Sell' as Bullish Silver Betting Grows to 7-Week High
COMEX GOLD contracts recovered a $5 drop against a weakening US Dollar in London lunchtime trade Tuesday, rising back to last week's finish at $1275 after what analysts called another "large sell" order on the futures market. Commodities retreated and bond prices edged higher as world stock markets fell again. Germany's Dax dropped for the fourth session running after the 19-nation Eurozone rele
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Gold Report
Zinc's Rise Shines a Light on Pure-Play Producers and Explorers
With the price of zinc rising, investors are taking a second look at producers and explorers. Most people have no idea what zinc is used for, but it actually is the fourth most produced mineral in the world, trailing only iron, aluminum and copper. Its uses may not appear to be exciting, but they are essential: as a coating on iron and steel to protect them from rusting and as an alloy for creating bronze and brass, for instance. Zinc o
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Hot bullion coin offers new opportunity to enjoy Dragon and Phoenix design
Admirers of The Perth Mint’s China-inspired Dragon and Phoenix design have a limited opportunity to acquire a new gold bullion coin featuring both auspicious mythical creatures. Their intricate depictions surrounding the representation of a flaming pearl appeared in 2017 on a highly sought-after 1oz silver bullion coin, and two outstanding high reliefs for collectors.   Bearing a 2018 year-date, the new coin is struck from 1oz of 99.99% pure gold and features The Perth Mint’s trademark bullion f
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Physical gold demand a bright spot in Q3
Global gold demand disappointed in Q3 2017 according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends, but physical buyers bucked the trend with a solid increase in investment coin and bar purchases. At 915 tonnes, total demand fell 9% compared the same period last year, with particular weakness seen in Indian jewellery volumes. Stalling inflows into gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) also negatively impacted Q3 figures, the report’s authors said. Reasons cited for slowing ETF deposi
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Bounce from Comex Sell-Off as Fed Looks to 3x Rate Hikes in 2018
GOLD PRICES traded in a narrow $5 range above last week's close on Monday morning in London as expectations held firm for a US Fed rate hike next month and the British Pound dropped amid fresh doubts over Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold prices climbed to $1279 per ounce after posting its biggest daily decline in three weeks in Friday's session, falling below the 100-day moving average as
Monday, November 13, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Total Return of Stocks, Bonds, Gold, 1871-2015
Today, we are looking at the total return of stocks, bonds and gold, from 1871 to 2015. The source of the data is here: http://www.econ.yale.edu/~shiller/data.htm I calculated the total return this way: stocks: index return plus 1/12th of dividend each month bonds: “long term” bond yield, compounded monthly gold: price in dollars This is not a very good way of calculating a bond index. There is no provision for the market price of bonds, among other issues. But, it should be good enough for a ro
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Perth Mint issues panda privy mark coin in Beijing
The Perth Mint has symbolised China’s iconic giant panda in a special privy mark version of the 2017 Australian Kookaburra 1oz Silver Bullion Coin. The release marks our participation in this year’s Beijing International Coin Exposition (BICE), which takes place at the China National Convention Centre between 10 and 12 November.   China is a key destination for Australian bullion, with coins and bars valued at billions of dollars heading to the world’s largest consumer of gold annually. Accordin
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Chris Martenson
If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention
While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous. A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is in full swing this month. It’s upending many decades of established strategic relationships among the world's superpowers and, in particular, is throwing the Middle East into turmoil. So much is currently in flux, espe
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Dave Kranzler - Sprott Money
Gold And Silver: Something Different Is Occurring - Dave Kranzler
JP Morgan, at least according to the daily Comex warehouse report, added over half a million ozs of silver to its “historic” stash of silver at the Comex: TF Metals Report. It would be even more interesting to see an actual independent accounting of that specific metal which would track the serial numbers on the bars to the legal owner of title. I’ve been hedged in my mining stock portfolio since early September. The signal for me to hedge is the reliable Comex bank “net short” posi
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The Surveillance State: An Inexorable March Toward Totalitarianism
Gizmodo released an article entitled “US Homeland Security Wants Facial Recognition to Identify People in Moving Cars,” on 11/2/17 by Matt Novak.The Surveillance State has slowed down its rate of growth since the President took office, however, it has not halted that growth. Instead, it lies festering below the veneer of daily events, inexorably growing its tentacles and extending their reach. Akin to an infestation of weeds, the roots are deep within the fabric of our communications networks: t
Friday, November 10, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Coins and Bars Saw Demand Rise 17 to 222T in Q3
– Gold coins and bars saw demand rise 17% to 222t in Q3, driven largely by China – Chinese investors bought price dips, notching up fourth consecutive quarter of growth – Jewellery, ETF demand fell while gold coins and bars saw increased demand  – Central banks bought a robust 111t of gold bullion bars (+25% y-o-y) – Russia, Turkey & Kazakhstan account for 90% of 111t of central bank demand – Turkey increased gold purchases and saw broad based physical gold demand – Gold demand in Q3 at eight-ye
Friday, November 10, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Cryptos may destabilise fiat 
The assumption in some quarters is that crypto-currencies will replace gold as money, or at least challenge it. This is an error borne out of a misunderstanding of catallactics, or the theory of exchange. It also ignores the fact that beyond a few European countries and North America, gold is firmly money in the minds of ordinary people. I wrote an article on this subject, explaining why cryptocurrencies are not a new form of money, here.Anyone reading this article may wish to read my original a
Friday, November 10, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Over Two Thirds of Global GDP Is Entering an Inflationary Shock
The world is careening towards an inflationary shock. As was the case with the beginning of the Housing Crash, few are noticing what's happening. And even fewer realize the true scale of what's about to take place. Below is a chart you have to see. This chart shows the Producer Prices Index for the four largest economies int he world: the US, the EU, China, and Japan. Note, that Producer Prices are SPIKING in all four economies. H/T Jeroen Blokland Put another way, a full 66% of world GDP is cu
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Bullion Vault
12-Month Demand to Buy Gold Sub-4,000 Tonnes 1st Time Since 2010, Mine Supply 10 Larger
BUY GOLD prices traded at 3-week highs and more against all major currencies outside the Japanese Yen on Thursday, rising despite new data showing the weakest 12-monthly gold demand since early 2010. Global gold buying demand fell below 4,000 tonnes between October 2016 and September this year, with global gold mining output larger by almost one-tenth. Western stock markets fell again, as did We
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Gary Christenson - Sprott Money
Gold, Bubbles, SP 500, and Currency Wars - Gary Christenson
From John Rubino: “We’ll Look Back At This And Cringe” “Millions of people out there still bear the psychic scars of buying gold at $800/oz in 1980 or a tech stock at 1,000 times earnings in 1999 or a Miami condo for $1,000 per square foot in 2006. Today’s bubble will leave some similar marks. But where those previous bubbles were narrowly focused on a single asset class, this one is so broad-based that the hangover is likely to be epic in both scope and cumulative embarrassment.” BU
Thursday, November 9, 2017
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