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Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
A Century Unique In All History 
This last century is unique in all of history, as it tells the story of the first time in all of history, that gold has been completely and officially abandoned as the backing for money. We have said before that maintaining control of the financial systems is the largest single challenge facing the leaders of the world today. This is evidenced in the last two years by the record number of summits and emergency meetings of organizations such as IMF, World Bank, World trade Organization, and the G7. The Plunge Protection Team and Exchange Stabilization Fund have been working overtime, while we have witnessed the setting up and convening of special sub committees of central banks and governmental policy makers, all dedicated to ensuring stability of financial and capitol markets, at all costs.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
G30 Banking Seminar 2017 and Gold
On Sunday, there was a meeting of international central bankers. What does it imply for the gold market? After a week of meetings between the World Bank and the IMF, there was the G30 banking seminar. The group of speakers included Janet Yellen from the Fed, the ECB Vice President Vítor Constâncio and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda. Yellen sounded hawkish, as her “best guess” was that consumer prices would soon accelerate after a period of surprisingly soft inflation. Even though at the 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
  Neck and Neck: Russian and Chinese Official Gold Reserves 
Official gold reserve updates from the Russian and Chinese central banks are probably one of the more closely watched metrics in the gold world. After the US, Germany, Italy and France, the sovereign gold holdings of China and Russia are the world’s 5th and 6th largest. And with the gold reserves ‘official figures’ of the US, Germany, Italy and France being essentially static, the only numbers worth watching are those of China and Russia. The Russian Federation’s central bank, the Bank of Russia
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Silliness of the Bretton Woods Years
We’re continuing our look into One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter. October 2, 2017: One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter Ledbetter glided quickly over the period from 1914 to 1931, taking up the story again in earnest with the British devaluation of 1931 and, especially, the U.S. devaluation of 1933. This was treated with some interesting detail. However, Ledbetter made almost no mention of the fact that the U.S. returned to gold at the beginning of 1934 at $35/oz., and
Monday, October 16, 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
Chris Powell - GATA
The Economist: The internationalization of China's currency has stalled
On October 18 President Xi Jinping will preside in Beijing over the most important political event in five years. At the Communist Party's 19th congress much will be made of the triumphs achieved in nearly four decades of reform and opening up. So expect a glossing over of one part of that process where progress has largely stalled: the “internationalisation” of China's currency, the yuan. This seems odd. Just a year ago the yuan became the fifth currency in the basket that forms the IMF's Speci
Saturday, October 14, 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
Chris Powell - GATA
Debt binge threatens UK economy as IMF warns of financial crash
A surge in household borrowing is paving the way for another financial crisis, according to the International Monetary Fund. In a hard-hitting report published ahead of its annual meetings in Washington this week, the watchdog warned of "risks down the road" from rising levels of debt. And raising the prospect of a new financial disaster, ten years on from the last, the fund said: "Higher household debt is associated with a greater probability of a banking crisis, especially when debt is already
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Supply of Oxen at the IMF
Friday, October 6, 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
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Outlook for the dollar price of gold
Now that gold has become overbought on Comex, the price is vulnerable to being trashed, yet again, by the too-big-to-fail banks. It is a familiar operation in gold futures markets, where speculators buying contracts protect themselves with stop-losses.All the TBTF banks need is a pause in the speculator’s buying and a little good news (bad for gold). Ideally, the active contract will be running into maturity, so the speculators are forced to put up or shut up: in other words, sell the contract,
Friday, September 15, 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
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
  Rude Awakening for the US in January? No, Just More Alarmist BS From Rickards
Best-selling author James Rickards writes Dear President Trump: America is in for a Rude Awakening in January. Really? Let’s investigate. Dear President Trump, Over the last couple of years I’ve been all over TV… from Fox News to CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg. I’ve been telling our fellow Americans that the financial global elite was planning to issue their own globalist currency called special drawing rights, or SDRs. And that those elites would use this new currency to replace the U.S. dollar as th
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sprott Money
Three Faces of Bitcoin - Jeff Thomas
Whenever we see an image of bitcoin, it’s not presented as a blockchain, as it should be, but as a gold coin, which it is clearly not. Why should this be? Well, many of bitcoin’s staunchest supporters are libertarians, who revile fiat currencies as being of no intrinsic value. And they’re correct. Fiat currencies do not pass the Aristotle test of being durable, divisible, portable and intrinsically valuable. They, unfortunately, fail badly on the last requirement. Unfortunately, so does bi
Wednesday, September 6, 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
Sprott Money
The LBMA Is A Ploy of the Central Bank Community - Nico Simons
This article is about the way the Central Bank Community manipulates the price of gold and the role of the LBMA within. We describe some of the signs that the Central Bank Community manipulate the price of gold and that they are using the LBMA to reach their goal. Is the manipulation of the gold price a classic case of Diffusion of responsibility because so many organizations are involved and avoid taking responsibility? Manipulation is a joint effort of the Central Bank Community The sig
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Gold university - Antal E. Fekete
The Gold Demonetization Hoax

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Sprott Money
The IMF overlooked more than 3.000 ton gold from 2009 till 2015
In their annual report 2015 the IMF stated that the world official holdings in gold are 30.506 ton ( 980.800.000 ounces ) as per 2009. This is very remarkable, because in their annual report 2014 the world official holdings in gold were 27.346 ton ( 879.200.000 ounces). In the annual report 2015 there is no explanation for the difference of 3.160 ton ( 101.600.000 ounces ) with a retrospective effect to 2009.So in 2015 the official gold holdings 2009 appear to be 3.160 ton higher than bef
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
BullionStar quoted in Wall Street Journal article on New York Fed gold
On August 10, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article about the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) custody gold and the NY Fed’s gold vault. This vault is located under the New York Fed’s headquarters at 33 Liberty in Manhattan, New York City. The article, titled “The Fed Has 6,200 Tons of Gold in a Manhattan Basement – Or Does It?”, can be read on the subscription only WSJ site here, but is also viewable in full on both the Fox News Business and MorningStar websites, here and h
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Sprott Money
The LBMA is a ploy of the Central Bank Community
This article is about the way the Central Bank Community manipulates the price of gold and the role of the LBMA within. We describe some of the signs that the Central Bank Community manipulate the price of gold and that they are using the LBMA to reach their goal. Is the manipulation of the gold price a classic case of Diffusion of responsibility because so many organizations are involved and avoid taking responsibility? Manipulation is a joint effort of the Central Bank Community The signs
Wednesday, August 16, 2017