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Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
What You Know for Sure that Just Ain’t So!
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. -Mark Twain We know many things for sure.  Examples are: In 1913 we knew that a European war was unlikely because European countries would not engage in pointless and mutually destructive actions. Later we knew it as “the war to end all wars.” In 1915 we knew that the war would be over in a matter of weeks. In 1929 we knew that the stock market had reached a permanently high price plateau. In
Thursday, October 19, 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
Chris Powell - GATA
Indonesian president urges action on Freeport mine deal
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for faster progress to wrap up a deal with Freeport-McMoRan Inc. on rights to the giant Grasberg copper mine, which the U.S. firm owns, officials said today. The chief executive of the world's biggest publicly traded copper company -- which under a framework deal in August agreed to divest 51 percent of the mine -- held talks with officials in Jakarta earlier in the day. The deal is intended to replace an existing contract with a "spe
Tuesday, October 10, 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
Philip Barton - Gold Standard Institute
Stock to Flow Ratio - A Primer
The importance of gold's stock to flow ratio is greatly underestimated. I first came across the concept in 2009 at a lecture by Professor Antal E. Fekete in Szombathely, Hungary. It fascinated me and the more I looked at its implications, the more amazed that I became, not least of which because my search engine couldn't locate a single piece of writing on the subject anywhere. The stock to f
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
Chris Powell - GATA
Open Mineral Exchange seeks to revolutionize commodity trading with online platform
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada -- A group of former traders at commodity giant Glencore has created an innovative new cloud-based mineral exchange to make it easier for producers and users to trade physical commodities -- cutting out the often costly middleman. "We are reinventing the industry," Open Mineral Exchange Chief Operating Officer Ilya Chernilovskiy told Mining Weekly Online in an interview from London, England. According to him, the OME streamlines contract negotiations and execu
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter
One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter, is, pretty much, a gold-bashing exercise. I think it is propaganda: that is to say, not a forthright expression of an individual’s independent and informed view, but an intentional effort to mold public opinion to serve certain agendas. The tone and method is very much like The Power of Gold: the History of an Obsession, by Peter Bernstein, seventeen years earlier — so similar, indeed, that it sometimes seems that it could have come from the same
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  Gold Is 'Money' Because It Is Plentiful, Not Because It Is Scarce 
Gold, and its brother silver, have always been the basis of money, back to the beginnings of “money,” in the late fourth millennium B.C. Already by 2000 B.C., gold and silver had been “money” for over a thousand years–the entire history of “civilization” on this planet. Gold was still the basis of money in the 1960s, in an unbroken line stretching back to the beginnings of history. One somewhat counterintuitive requirement for “money” is that it does not have a utilitarian purpose; at least, no
Monday, October 2, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Ponzi Finance and Gold Stocks
September News Recap: THE FEDERAL RESERVE met and talked. The unofficial statement issued after their meeting was, “Yada, Yada, Yada.” Their statement was translated by an obscure web site, link unavailable, which interpreted their statement as: “The Federal Reserve along with other important central banks and G-20 nations have created a pyramid of debt. This debt is ever-increasing and will be repaid by issuing new debt. Example:  Issue $2 trillion in new debt to repay $1.5 trillion in old debt
Thursday, September 28, 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
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Is Bitcoin a Commodity, Gold Silver Report 24 Sep 2017
Carl Menger, father of the Austrian School of Economics, showed the world that money is not the product of the state. He did not mean that government is intrinsically incapable of decreeing something to be money while other groups, organized for different purposes, could do it. He described how money emerges as the commodity which is most marketable (“absatzfähigkeit” in German). He discusses factors that limit marketability including to whom you can sell a particular good, where you can sell it
Monday, September 25, 2017
Goldmoney
Ultrasonic inspection of precious metals
Conventional techniques for precious metal quality assessment Historically, inspection of gold quality has mostly involved chemical analysis to determine purity, using techniques such as fireassay[1]. But as this is a wholly destructive technique, there are obvious disadvantages. More recently minimally or non-destructive techniques such as mass spectrometry [1] or X-ray fluorescence [2,3], and even low temperature photoluminescence [4] have been used.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Yellen Said Something, Gold Silver Update 20 Sep 2017
Fed Char Janet Yellen said maintain rate, support job market, blah blah. Well, that set off an avalanche of selling. Copper, crude, the Australian dollar, even the euro fell almost 2 cents. Oh yeah, and da boyz in da cartel manipulated gold and silver down. For those hoping to trade their metal for more of the Federal Reserve Notes that they assure us will be worthless by—when is it, according to the latest insider peeps, January—today was not a good day. Anyways, Fedlov’s Dogs have been well tr
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Bitcoin Silliness, Myths, and Fatal Flaws
Over the past months or so I accumulated a number of articles regarding Bitcoin ICOs (initial Coin Offerings) myths and hype. Let’s also take a look at what I consider to be fatal flaws, one I have not seen discussed yet in articles, but the idea is easily understood. Myth #1: BitCoin is the Next Gold September 5, Bloomberg: Could Bitcoin be the Next Gold? The idea is preposterous. There is no “next gold”. Gold is gold, nothing else. Myth #2: The Institutional Herd is Coming September 4, Charle
Friday, September 15, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Silver: The Red-Headed, Freckle-Faced Stepchild
In grade school, I had a classmate named Craig McVeigh who was easily one of the most maligned kids in the school because as a big lad standing a full hand width taller than anyone and weighing thirty pounds more than anyone, he was never allowed to play in any sports that involved physical contact. Craig was fair, with bright, curly red hair with freckles adorning most of his exposed skin. Most of all, this lumbering giant of a boy was decidedly unlucky. He couldn't catch a break with a butterf
Friday, September 8, 2017
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Copper, Oil, Gold and US Stocks: Big Picture Status
By Gary TanashianSometimes I like to trot these lumbering monthlies out so we can quiet everything down and see where various markets are slowly heading.First of all, as I go down with my ‘strengthening US dollar’ ship*, I also mal-projected copper’s upside. I’d felt that $3/lb. would cap Doctor Copper because it is very clear lateral resistance at a handy 38% Fib retrace.*** Well, insofar as I own UUP and EUO, it has not been fruitful; but that is the whole point because the positions are just
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Ease at 2-Year Yen High as Japan Plans Evacuation, N.Korea Prepares for Foundation Day
GOLD PRICES dipped briefly below $1330 per ounce in London trade Tuesday morning, holding near yesterday's spike to 11-month highs as the Dollar weakened again and reports said North Korea is moving an intercontinental missile towards its west coast after firing a 6th test in 2 weeks. Gold priced in Yen eased back from early Monday's spike to sudden 2-year highs as the Japanese currency recovered on the FX market.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
China sees new world order with its own oil benchmark backed by gold
By Damon Evans Nikkei Asian Review, Tokyo Friday, September 1, 2017 https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Commodities/China-sees-new-world-order-w... DENPASAR, Indonesia -- China is expected shortly to launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold in what analysts say could be a game-changer for the industry. The contract could become the most important Asia-based crude oil benchmark, given that China is the world's biggest oil importer. Crude oil is usually priced in re
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Silver Miners’ Q2’17 Fundamentals
The silver miners’ stocks have largely languished this year, grinding sideways near lows for months on end.  This vexing consolidation has fueled near-universal bearishness, leaving silver stocks deeply out of favor.  But once a quarter when earnings season arrives, hard fundamentals pierce the obscuring veil of popular sentiment.  The silver miners’ recently-reported Q2’17 results reveal today’s silver prices remain profitable. Four times a year publicly-trade
Sunday, September 3, 2017
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