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  Silver Investing Chapter 5 : Alternative Silver Investing 
If mining stocks did not provide enough leverage, there are still other avenues that offer even more leverage than mining shares. The decision to use leverage in a precious metals purchase is a decision to accept a greater percentage of risk relative to your capital outlay. The
Monday, July 15, 2019
David Morgan - Silver Investor
Chapter 5: Alternative Silver Investing 
Some alternative silver investments offer even more leverage than mining shares, according to expert David Morgan. In the fifth and final chapter of our "Guide to Silver Investing," David discusses the risk, reward and reality of futures and other alternative investments. Read on. . .
Friday, May 24, 2019
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 10, 2019
Chris Powell - GATA
Chris Powell at New Orleans conference: Gold market manipulation update, November 2018
Since we met at this conference last year much new evidence of manipulation of the gold market by central banks and their bullion bank agents has been compiled and disclosed by the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee. For example, a month ago a major bullion bank, the Bank of No
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
What are all those monetary metals derivatives held by a few big U.S. banks
GATA's and gold's old friend Larry Parks, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Monetary Education (FAME, http://fame.org), calls attention tonight to the third-quarter 2017 report of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, which shows that just several government-insured U.S. banks hold $45 billion in derivative positions related to monetary metals. The chart disclosing these positions, appearing on Page 32 of the OCC report, is reproduced at GATA's internet site here: ht
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Fall, Silver Spec's Still Bearish as Attention Turns to the Fed
GOLD PRICES started the week lower against a falling US Dollar on Monday, while equity markets surged after Friday's strong US job data eased fears of inflation, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. With the US central bank expected to hike interest rates at its March meeting next week, gold fell 0.5% even as the Dollar dropped on the FX market, touching what technical analysts called "nearby support" at $1317 per ounce after
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Bullion Vault
Silver Hit by Heaviest Bearish Betting in 15 Years, Gold Prices Unmoved by Italy's 'Messy' Election
GOLD PRICES held onto last week's closing level Monday morning in London as the weekend's national elections in Italy – the Eurozone's third largest economy – gave no clear winner overall, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Analysts and traders were further worried by US President Donald Trump's open declaration of a "trade war", with commodity prices slipping and major government bonds rising.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
The Coherent, The Foremost, and the Remarkable
The previous week was quite rich in important events. Silver rallied significantly on Wednesday and mining stocks underperformed significantly on Thursday. Gold declined significantly after moving to the previous high, but without a breakdown to new 2018 lows the situation remains tense, especially that the USD Index is fighting to break above an important support / resistance line. These signals may seem random, but if you’ve seen similar cases many times before, it all becomes coherent. Especi
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Rally from Hard ...
GOLD PRICES regained half of last week's losses on Monday morning in London as the US Dollar inched down ahead of US inflation data and the new Fed chief Jerome Powell's first congressional testimony, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell will speak about US monetary policy before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday and the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Volatility funds face fresh scrutiny from U.S. regulators
U.S. regulators are scrutinizing this month's implosion of investments that track stock-market turmoil, including whether wrongdoing contributed to steep losses for VIX exchange-traded products offered by Credit Suisse Group AG and other firms, several people familiar with the matter said. The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have been conducting a broad review of trading since Feb. 5, when volatility spiked and investors lost billions of dollars, t
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Whistle-blower got $30 million for exposing JPMorganChase
JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s failure to properly inform some rich clients about conflicts of interest has resulted in a record $30 million whistle-blower award by U.S. futures regulators. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will pay out that amount for tips received in the case, in which the bank didn't properly disclose that it was steering asset-management customers into investments that would be profitable for the bank, according to a person familiar with the matter. JPMorgan agreed in Decembe
Friday, February 16, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
VIX manipulation costs investors billions, whistle-blower tells CFTC
* * * By Brian Louis and Nikolaj Gammeltoft Bloomberg News Monday, February 12, 2018 A whistle-blower today told U.S. regulators that a scheme to manipulate the VIX, the volatility gauge thrust into the spotlight last week during a wild trading session, costs investors hundreds of millions of dollars a month. A Washington-based lawyer told the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission -- the nation's top markets regulators -- in a letter today that his client fo
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Bullion Vault
Spot Gold Up after 'Margin Calls' as Investors Await Trump's Spending Plan and Inflation Data
SPOT GOLD bounced back on Monday morning in London as the US Dollar declined after last week's rally while investors wait for US President Trump's spending plan and inflation data, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold Prices started the week by rallying from $1316 to $1319 per ounce after their second consecutive weekly decline, while the greenback weakened against its major counterparts. Markets were looking at President Trump's infrastructure plan and the US
Monday, February 12, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Crypto Currency Backlash Sees Flight From Cryptos and Bitcoin
– Bitcoin falls from $20,000 to below $6,000 and bounces back to $8000– Top 50 crypto currencies lost over 50% of value in 24 hours– Over $60 billion wiped off entire crypto currency market in 24 hours– Markets concerned about increased regulation, manipulation & country-wide bans– ‘Growing global unease about risks virtual currencies pose to investors and financial system’ – SEC– Gold acting as store of value from “correcting” stock markets & crashing cryptos – Gold is essentially flat in recen
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
CFTC / SEC Hearing on Cryptocurrencies Mostly Bullish
I wasn’t expecting that much open-mindedness from a government institution. The Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs met this morning to conduct a hearing entitled, Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The witnesses were Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); and Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The co
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Fines against bullion banks for market rigging vindicate GATA, Sprott says
Reviewing last week's market action in an interview with Craig Hemke for Sprott Money News, mining entrepreneur Eric Sprott remarks that the details of Friday's U.S. jobs report were actually not very good. Sprott adds that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's fining last week of three European bullion banks for gold and silver market manipulation since 2008 vindicates GATA and others who have complained about such manipulation. The interview with Sprott is 16 minutes long and can be
Monday, February 5, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Unbearable Fall of Bitcoin
There rarely is a more interesting time to be observing the Bitcoin market than what we see now. In an article on CNBC, we read: Digital currency bitcoin fell Tuesday as the 20 largest digital currencies by market capitalization all declined, according to CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin traded 12 percent lower near $9,817 as of 1:19 p.m. ET, according to CoinDesk's bitcoin price index, which tracks prices from digital currency exchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit and Bitfinex. Bitfinex was subpoenaed by t
Friday, February 2, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
U.S. authorities charge three banks, eight individuals in futures 'spoofing' probe
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department and the country's derivatives regulator said on Monday they had filed civil and criminal charges against three European banks, which paid $46.6 million to settle the cases, and eight individuals for alleged manipulation in U.S. futures and commodities markets. UBS, Deutsche Bank, and HSBC and former traders at the banks, as well as individuals at other firms, were charged following a large-scale multi-agency probe including the Commodity Futures Trading
Friday, February 2, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Ted Butler: CFTC's long silver investigation missed what the agency just fined
Rather than congratulate the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for taking note last week of the manipulation of the monetary metals futures markets, silver market rigging whistleblower Ted Butler today notes acerbically that the violations just cited by the commission took place during its interminable investigation of the silver market, which found ... nothing at all! Now, Butler writes, what about JPMorganChase's domination of the silver market? Will the CFTC examine that? Butler's com
Friday, February 2, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Banks are in the clear if they rig markets as U.S. government's agents
Metals market analyst Lawrie Williams, writing yesterday for London bullion dealer Sharps Pixley, notes that manipulation of the monetary metals markets by big banks is becoming more evident, what with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission imposing fines this week on three European banks and the U.S. Justice Department bringing criminal charges against eight traders at the banks. Williams adds, "What is perhaps less certain is whether central banks are involved too in an attempt to prote
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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