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Dave Kranzler - Sprott Money
  Get Ready To Party Like It’s 2008 - Dave Kranzler
Apparently Treasury Secretary, ex-Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin, has threatened Congress with stock crash if Congress doesn’t pass a tax reform Bill. His reason is that the stock market surge since the election was based on the hopes of a big tax cut. This reminds me of 2008, when then-Treasury Secretary, ex-Goldman Sachs CEO, Henry Paulson, and Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, paraded in front of Congress and threatened a complete systemic collapse if Congress didn’t authorize an $800
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Happy Black Friday
Amsterdam | As the financial world happily fixates on who will be the next Fed Chairman, I am in Europe celebrating the 30th anniversary of Black Friday, October 19, 1987. Three decades ago, I was on a trading desk at Bear, Stearns & Co in London along with David, Joey, Gregory, Peter and Paul, among others. We had just finished a remarkable four year run, but the party was over. That fateful day, our Treasury/MBS trader Matt got his eyes ripped out early in the day. His big mistake was answe
Friday, October 20, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
September 2017 ECB Minutes and Gold
Yesterday, the minutes of the ECB’s September meeting were released. What do they say about the ECB stance and what do they mean for the gold market? After a short trip to Japan, we return to Europe. On Thursday, the European Central Bank issued the minutes from its September meeting. They were considered by the markets as dovish. This is because they showed that the officials were worried about the appreciation of the euro. Peter Praet, an executive board member and chief economist at the ECB,
Friday, October 6, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Rise for UK + Euro Investors as Catalan Banks Look for Exit, Hapless May Risks Leadership
GOLD PRICES slipped against a rising US Dollar in London trade Thursday, cutting the metal's recent losses in terms of other currencies such as the Euro as political tensions rose in the UK and Spain. Ahead of Friday's official monthly jobs estimate, the Dollar price of gold held around $1275 per ounce as new data showed claims for jobless benefits rising less than analysts forecast last week. T
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Michael Ballanger
The Monotonous Madness of Managed Markets
So there you have it. A clear breakout to all-time highs confirmed by every measure everywhere with momentum charging ahead and high-fives and champagne corks flying about with reckless abandon and serial glee. To quote Chuck Prince, who left Citigroup in 2007 with an exit bonus of around $12.5 million, $68 million in stock and options, $1.7 million pension, an office, a car and a driver for five years during which time Citigroup shed $64 BILLION in valuation, "As long as the music is playing, y
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Commodities King Gartman Says Gold Soon Reach $1,400 As Drums of War Grow Louder
– ‘Commodities King’ Gartman sees $1,400 gold surge in months – “Gold is the one currency that will do the best of all…” – Pullback below $1300 “is relatively inconsequential” – Use gold price weakness to be a buyer “no question” – Bullish on gold due to central banks and easy monetary policy and gold will be even higher in euro terms – Gold will be the best of all, as a result of QE and expansionary policies – Dalio reconfirms belief that ‘gold serves a purpose’ and portfolios should have expos
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Tick-Tock, Northern Rock
Ermine for idiots, profits for bankers. And for savers? Risk... EVEN a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. And 10 years ago this week, the minute-hand slowly turned towards a dark midnight which gloomy gold bugs like us had long predicted.  We like to flatter ourselves that
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
The Golden Revolution, Revisited: Chapter 10
This Insight continues the serial publication of the new, Revisited edition of my book, The Golden Revolution (John Wiley and Sons, 2012). (The first instalment can be found here.) The book is being published by Goldmoney and will also appear as a special series of Goldmoney Insights over the coming months. This instalment comprises the fifth chapter of Section II.View the Entire Research Piece as a PDF here.An Unstable Equilibrium“A Nash equilibrium is defined as a strategy combination with the
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices 'Probe Key $1356 Level' But Fall for Non-Dollar Investors
GOLD PRICES fell below $1350 per ounce Friday lunchtime in London, cutting the metal's weekly Dollar gain to 1.7% and heading for a loss against other major currencies after touching a new 12-month high for US investors at what some chart analysts called a key level. The Euro rose back to its strongest Dollar value since January 2015, peaking just shy of $1.21, while the Chinese Yuan hit USD levels last seen in December that year.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Morning Snapshot: Gold surges to 11-month highs as dollar tumbles
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/09-07-17 Gold surged to new 11-month high of 1348.47 in early New York trading as the dollar index tumbled to new 33-month lows. Political and geopolitical tensions continue to offer support as well. Weakness in the dollar is being primarily driven by euro strength, despite a rather dovish vibe from the European Central Bank. The ECB held steady on policy as was widely expected. Discussion of tapering specifics won’t occur until October, but it was reiterated that QE could in
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Slip vs. Euro as ECB Holds Rates + QE, Fall vs. Loonie as BoC Hikes
GOLD PRICES in London rose back towards 12-month highs above $1340 in Dollar terms on Thursday morning but slipped versus the Euro as the European Central Bank left its negative interest rates and €60 billion per month QE bond-buying scheme untouched. The Bank of Canada yesterday raised its key interest rate for the second time in 2 months, hiking to 1% and calling the country's second quarter annual GDP growth of 4.5% " broadly base
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
D.C. Dysfunction and Central Bank Chaos 
On September 5th, the members of both houses of Congress of the United States will clean the beach sand from between their toes and return to work. Our public servants who occupy The House of Representatives have been working on their respective tans since July 29th. The Senate has had a little less time in the sun; they held their final vote on August 3rd despite their pledge to stay until August 11th. Hopefully, they got a lot of rest, because they have a lot to do upon their return. By the en
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Bullion Vault
N.Korea Nuclear Test Sees Gold Price Hit 11-Month High vs. Weak Dollar, GLD + Comex Bets Jump
GOLD PRICES rose near 1-year highs against the Dollar and British Pound on Monday morning in London after jumping at the start of Asian trade amid reports that North Korea will follow its series of nuclear weapon tests with an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. While world stock markets fell 0.5%, the spot gold price jumped by 1% to $1338 per ounce – the highest
Monday, September 4, 2017
Thorsten Polleit
Mario Draghi’s Fatal Conceit
On 23 August 2017, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) gave a speech titled “Connecting research and policy making” at the annual assembly of the winners of the Nobel Price for Economics in Lindau, Germany.1 What Mr Draghi talked about on this occasion — and especially what he didn’t talk about — was quite revealing.Any analysis of the causes of the latest financial and economic crisis is conspicuously absent from Mr Draghi’s remarks. One gets the impression that the crisis came bas
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Gold pushes above $1,300 as dollar wavers in Harvey’s wake
MarketWatch/Rachel Koning Beals/08-28-17 Gold futures pushed above the closely watched $1,300-an-ounce line in Monday trading as the still unfolding devastation—including the economic toll—from Hurricane Harvey pressured the dollar and stocks. …The moves for gold and the greenback—which often trade inversely as changes in the U.S. unit‘s value can influence the attractiveness of gold to holders of other currencies—came on the heels of a speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen last week
Monday, August 28, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Gold – crossing the Rubicon
Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it could be an important event, signalling a dollar that will continue to weaken.The factors driving the dollar lower are several and disparate. The US economy is sluggish relative to the rest of the world, the rise of Asia from which America is excluded is unstoppable, geopolitics are shifting away from US global dominance, and the end is in sight for monopolistic
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Reverses Partially as Markets Refocusing on Jackson Hole
GOLD PRICES slipped by $5 per ounce this Thursday lunchtime, as markets turn their attention to Jackson Hole.  Gold rose to $1291 yesterday amid concerns over President Donald Trump’s threats to shut down the U.S. government and withdraw from NAFTA, writes Atsuko Whitehouse at BullionVault. Markets are focussed on the Economic Policy Symposium, which begins today at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi are schedul
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Advance towards Resistance on Weak Dollar and Cautious FOMC Minutes, Palladium Hits 16-Year High
GOLD PRICES rallied towards its resistance level this Thursday morning in London, while the US Dollar remained weak after rather dovish hints from Fed officials suggesting that the next rate hike may be further postponed, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold briefly touched $1289 per ounce before dropping back to $1286 failing to reach the resistance level of $1294 and the psychological barrier of $1300.  The metal started its rise from $1268 on Thursday after
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thorsten Polleit -
Central Banks Are Hiding the True Price of Risk
If you invest your money, you will have to deal with numerous risks. For instance, if you buy a bond, you run the risk of the borrower defaulting or being repaid with debased money. As a stock investor, you face the risk that the company's business model will not live up to expectations, or that it, at the extreme, will go bankrupt. In an unhampered financial market, prices are formed for these and other risk factors.For instance, a bond with a high default risk will typically carry a high yield
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
5 Reasons to Fear the Fall
This powerful and protracted bull market has made Cassandras look foolish for a long time. Those who went on record predicting that massive central bank manipulation of markets would not engender viable economic growth have been proven correct. However, these same individuals failed to fully anticipate the willingness of momentum-trading algorithms to take asset prices very far above the underlying level of economic growth. Nevertheless, there are five reasons to believe that this fall will fina
Monday, August 7, 2017