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James Howard Kunstler
  The Future (Not) 
I took myself to the new movie Blade Runner 2049 to see what kind of future the Hollywood dream-shop is serving up in these days. It was an excellent illustration of the over-investments in technology with diminishing returns that are dragging us into collapse and of the attendant techno-narcissism that afflicts the supposedly thinking class in this society, who absolutely don’t get what this collapse is about. The more computer magic Hollywood drags into the picture, the less coherent their sto
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
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Yuan and Gold
In the previous editions of the Market Overview, we have already analyzed the relationship between gold and some major world currencies, such as the U.S. dollar, the euro, or the Japanese yen. But what is the link between the Chinese yuan (officially: renminbi) and the yellow metal? Let’s check it out. Chart 1: The USD/CNY exchange rate (red line, right axis) and the price of gold (yellow line, left axis, London P.M. Fix) from January 1981 to September 2017. As one can see in the chart above,
Friday, October 13, 2017
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  The Gold Worm on the Yuan Hook
Once again, I turn over in my mind the Chinese plan regarding their imported oil, which consists in convincing their oil suppliers to accept yuan in payment (and thus re-directing their sales outside the orbit of the US dollar) with an additional sweetener in case the oil exporters do not wish to hold assets denominated in yuan: the sweetener consists in offering to exchange the yuan received by the oil exporters, for gold purchased on the world markets – and not out of C
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
10 FACTORS TO PROPEL GOLD 10 FOLD
Inflation is coming and it will have a major effect on the world economy and financial markets. This is one of the factors that will drive gold to levels which few can imagine today. Later in this piece, I am discussing 10 Factors which will make gold surge. No fear Markets are expressing no fear and seem very comfortable at or near all-time tops. There is no concern that stocks are massively overvalued or that bond rates are at historical lows and only have one way to go. Nor is anyone worried
Monday, October 9, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Gold in Q3 2017
The third quarter of 2017 was positive for the gold market. The yellow metal has gained more than 3 percent between July and the end of September. As one can see in the chart below, the price of gold jumped above $1,300 for a while and even approached the 2016 highs. Chart 1: Gold prices (London P.M. Fix) from January to September 2017. What were the reasons behind that impressive upward move? The popular story says that worries about North Korea triggered a rally in gold prices. However, as
Monday, October 9, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Global Outlook – Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD World: News in Charts
by  Alarm bells are ringing for economic fundamentalists such as Fathom Consulting. Asset prices look increasingly out of step with fundamentals, and in some cases they look downright bubbly. And other geopolitical developments are similarly alarming. One might even describe them as… Mad: Equity prices in developed economies, and specifically in the US, are more than one standard deviation higher than their long-run average in relation to nominal GDP. Mad: The Nasdaq has again played its part,
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Forward Thinking On Backwardation
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Saturday, October 7, 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
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Supply of Oxen at the IMF
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Friday, October 6, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Yahoo Hacking Highlights Cyber Risk and Increasing Importance of Physical Gold
– Yahoo admits every single one of 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft – Equifax hacking and security breach exposes half of the U.S. population – Some 143 million people vulnerable to identity theft – Deloitte hack compromised sensitive emails and client data – JP Morgan hacked and New York Fed hacked and robbed – International hacking group steals $300 million – Global digital banking  and financial system not secure Editor Mark O’Byrne Imagine there was a chemical disaster at a fact
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler 
Dear Mr Butler: In your article of 2 October, entitled Thoughtful Disagreement, you say, “someone will come up with the thoughtful disagreement that makes the body of my premise invalid or the price of silver will validate the premise by exploding.” I will take you up on your request. You state your case in this paragraph: “Here are the issues. Silver (and gold) prices are set by paper dealings on the COMEX by a few large speculators (banks and managed money traders), to the exclusion of input f
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Plan For Run On The Pound
Run On The Pound ? Jeremy Corbyn Says Should Plan For – Right to plan for ‘run on pound’ if Labour wins says Corbyn and Labour party  – British pound already down 20% since Brexit, collapse already in play – Run on the pound likely due to Labour’s ‘command economy’ approach – Collapse in Sterling would undermine UK financial system – Portfolios holding sterling and related assets would be significantly affected – Pension funds and property the most likely to get hit by run on the pound – Gold to
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold: Demand Vacuum Has Silver Lining
Since I issued my “book profits now” call for gold several weeks ago, the price has declined relentlessly from the $1360 area high. Investors want to know if I see signs that a fresh rally could begin. The good news is that gold/silver stocks and silver bullion look better than gold bullion. Some stocks are rallying strongly while gold oozes lower. This is the main problem for gold right now; a collapse in Indian market demand. Prime Minister Modi has acted more like Prime Minister Napoleon
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Theodore Butler - Butler Research
Thoughtful Disagreement
I caught a good interview by Charlie Rose on Bloomberg TV the other night of Ray Dalio, founder and head of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund with some $150 billion in assets under management. Dalio has been making the rounds recently in promoting his new book, “Principles”, in which he lays out his beliefs for the investment business and the business of life. Now in book form, Dalio previously offered his work for free and which was downloaded more than three million times.
Monday, October 2, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Another gold-rich but mismanaged country sinks into hyperinflation again
By Agence France-Press via ENews Channel Africa, Johannesburg Sunday, October 1, 2017 HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Driving to work last week, Dennis Zhemi found his usually busy neighborhood garage in the Zimbabwean capital Harare deserted and a forecourt attendant signalling "no fuel." For Zhemi, it was a worrying sign that Zimbabwe's chronic economic collapse could be heading for another vicious downward spiral of basic shortages, hyperinflation, and social chaos. Zhemi's heart sank as he drove on, h
Monday, October 2, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
WAKE UP AMERICA – THE DOLLAR IS GOING TO ZERO
For news to be read and understood by a great number of people, it must be simple, sensational and forgettable. Most individuals are not interested in “heavy” news or complicated issues. Just compare television and newspapers today to say 50 years ago. At that time, newspapers had very few pictures but instead covered serious matters with in depth analysis. Same with television. In the 1960s there was serious news and many programmes which raised important issues in society or politics, which ma
Monday, October 2, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The New Austrian School of Economics 
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The fiat money quantity (FMQ) 
Summary : This paper seeks to establish a measure of currency quantity that helps economists identify and estimate the risk that confidence in fiat currencies might be significantly eroded or even vanish altogether. It is this phenomenon that was referred to in the great European currency inflations of the 1920s as Katastrophenhausse, or a crack-up boom, when ordinary people lose all confidence in a fiat currency, disposing of it as rapidly as possible instead preferring ownership of goods.This is
Saturday, September 30, 2017
John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital
A New Challenge to the Dollar
In a move that was little noticed outside of the financial world, China announced the creation of an oil futures contract (open to international traders) that will be denominated in Yuan and convertible into gold. This move provides the first official linkage of oil to gold, and more importantly a linkage between the Chinese currency and gold. While the contract volumes that will be traded on this new platform will certainly be minuscule in comparison to those in the dominant markets of New York
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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