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Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
Mexico's Past, the World's Future Currency Devaluations
It seems the world is doomed to repeat the same mistakes, from wars to large economic shocks that could have been avoided. All this, without a doubt, is the responsibility of leaders, who are often blinded by today's apparent prosperity, or by the desire to postpone the inevitable, leading entire nations to what will eventually end in tragedy. The influential forces that these leaders possess,
Monday, October 23, 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
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
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
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Lithium Supercycle
The truth, in regards to the world’s mineral resources, is that we in the western developed countries are usually not in control of supply. “The spectre of resource insecurity has come back with a vengeance. The world is undergoing a period of intensified resource stress, driven in part by the scale and speed of demand growth from emerging economies and a decade of tight commodity markets. Poorly designed and short-sighted policies are also making things worse, not better. Whether or not resou
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Up Above $1300 as Asian Shares Record Multi-Decade Highs, Geopolitical Tension Continues
The GOLD PRICE is up above $1305 per ounce this Monday lunch time amid Asian stock market gains to multi-decade highs following Friday’s record US stock levels. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose to its highest level since November 2007, while Nikkei climbed for a tenth day to the highest level seen since Nov 1996. The FTSE increased 0.06% and DAX gained 0.16%.  Spain’s IBEX Index fell 0.67%. Yesterday Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called for calm whilst Spain’s central
Tuesday, October 17, 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
World is turning its back on the dollar, Saxo Bank FX strategist writes
By David Reid CNBC, New York Wednesday, October 11, 2017 A combination of geopolitical pressures could spark the end of the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency, according to the head of foreign exchange strategy at Saxo Bank. In a quarterly outlook note titled "The World Is Turning Its Back on the Almighty Dollar," John Hardy claimed the U.S. currency was "increasingly dysfunctional" and there was an urgent need to replace it. The currencies analyst highlighted these three geopolitical i
Wednesday, October 11, 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
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
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
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Will North Korea Boost Gold Prices? Part II
The turn of 2012 to 2013 was a time of escalated tensions between North Korean and the U.S, comparable to recent strains. Hence, the analysis of that period should be valuable for gold investors curious whether (and how) the latest crisis on Korean Peninsula would affect the precious metals market. On December 12, 2012, North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket, testing a banned ballistic missile and raising nuclear stakes. In response, the U.N. Security Council approved the broadeni
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Japanese Snap Election and Gold
Last week, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, called a snap election. What does it imply for the gold market? The German parliamentary election and crisis over Catalonia have recently brought the investors’ attention to the Europe. However, interesting developments have also been unfolding in Japan. On September 25, 2017 Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, called a snap election to take advantage of a weak opposition and to strengthen his mandate to handle the demographic crisis and tensions ov
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Inflation Watch: Central Banks Just Printed the Equivalent of Germany's GDP
The world’s Central Banks have finally succeeded in unleashing an inflationary storm. The first pickup has only just begun to be felt. But this time next year, when inflation is well north of 4% globally and the big price moves have already occurred, everyone will be screaming “INFLATION!” How did this happen? Globally, Central Banks are now printing over $120 BILLION per month. And this is happening at a time when most major economies are out of harm’s way. Put another way, the economies of the
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
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Will North Korea Boost Gold Prices? Part II
The turn of 2012 to 2013 was a time of escalated tensions between North Korean and the U.S, comparable to recent strains. Hence, the analysis of that period should be valuable for gold investors curious whether (and how) the latest crisis on Korean Peninsula would affect the precious metals market. On December 12, 2012, North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket, testing a banned ballistic missile and raising nuclear stakes. In response, the U.N. Security Council approved the broadeni
Tuesday, October 3, 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
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
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
It’s All About Taking Away Our Cash - Rory Hall
At least the criminal banking cabal in Japan is honest about the development of cryptocurrencies and it is all about getting people out of cash and onto the digital plantation. A consortium of Japanese banks are set to launch a new national digital currency in a bid to wean citizens off cash, the Financial Times reports. The FT says that a consortium led by Mizuho Financial Group and Japan Post Bank plans to launch the new digital currency in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The new
Monday, October 2, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Newton's Third Law
In late August, we decided to anchor our boat out in a place called Indian Harbour, a wonderful "safe haven" for boaters that love northern Georgian Bay, in an effort to make the most of what has been an absolutely dreadful summer for most people in the east-central part of Canada and the U.S. This little harbour is protected by a small sliver of rock and trees that separates it from the ravages of the prevailing westerlies which whip across the prairies gathering momentum until they descent upo
Friday, September 29, 2017
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