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Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
The London Bullion Market Association
The LBMA, or London Bullion Market Association, offers "over-the-counter" (OTC) wholesale trading of gold and silver bullion between members. The LBMA operates the worlds largest OTC gold market, trading an average of $13.9 billion worth of bullion (equivalent to 18.3 million ounces, or 52,875 Good Delivery bars) each day. Because of its importance to the global bullion trade, the LBMA oversees spot dealing in gold and silver for most of the world. Gold traded by members of the London Bullion Ma
Friday, August 3, 2018
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Refinery and Product Accreditation
To trade efficiently, market participants need to agree on standards for the products they deal in. In addition to agreeing where the product they will trade will be located (eg COMEX gold must be in a warehouse in New York) and in what form (eg COMEX bars must weigh 100oz), market participants need to agree on which manufacturers they will accept product from. This is the purpose of accreditation. In the precious metals markets it is the refiners that are accredited, as refiners are the first p
Friday, July 20, 2018
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
How Is Gold Produced
PRECIOUS METAL SERIES - 7 The days when miners could dig or pan for nuggets of gold are largely gone. Today, gold is generally extracted from the Earth's crust as microscopic particles.  Estimates put the amount of gold in the Earth's crust at just 11 parts per billion!To recover a single ounce of gold, many tonnes of material must therefore be blasted and processed. Gold mines sell unrefined gold in the form of doré bars. Australian doré bars are usually composed of between 70-80% gold and 10-1
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co. - The Real Asset Co
  The London Gold Market: What’s behind the smoke and mirrors 
In our last two major research pieces we have been looking at the working parts of the gold market and where the heart of it lies. We’re trying to help investors understand where gold prices are really set. Today we take a look at the London gold market, an older and arguably larger market than COMEX. A couple of weeks ago we explained how we had ‘found that the COMEX was still the beating heart of the gold market.’ Since this research piece, Bron Sucheki, whose work featured in our last piece,
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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?
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Crock Of Gold Hidden In Ireland Happy Saint Patrick’s Day
Crock Of Gold In Ireland? Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Wishing you health, wealth and good luck this Saint Patrick’s Day! May your home be filled with laughter  May your pockets be filled with gold And may you have all the happiness Your heart can holdThis Saint Patrick’s Day we bring you an interesting article from the Irish Post about the history of gold mining in Ireland and Ireland’s hidden gold hotspots. IRELAND has a long and rich history of gold mining, dating back to the 1800s and contin
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Buy Silver And Sell Gold Now
– Buy silver and sell gold now – Frisby– Gold should cost 15 times as much as silver– Silver might have disappointed in short term – But it’s time to buy – Editor’s note: Silver has outperformed stocks, bonds and gold over long term (see table) For those of you with busy schedules who like to see arguments made in 280 characters or less, let me come straight to the point: the time has come to sell your gold and buy silver. Got that? Right. Now, those of you who are interested to know why I wou
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
  Stephen Hawking – Doomsday Prophet’s Top Five Predictions
– Stephen Hawking, the doomsday prophet & visionary physicist died yesterday – Hawking’s five doomsday warnings highlight the need for a ‘Plan B’ – Hawking predicted A.I. may be “the worst thing” for humans – Vocal critic of President Trump and warned about the risk of nuclear war – “Nuclear war remains the greatest danger to the survival of the human race” Photo by Simon Steinberger via Flickr Stephen Hawking, the visionary physicist who died early yesterday at the age of 76,  made five predic
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Are We Going to $1,120 or $1,510 No Matter What, Own Some Gold!
Who will win: bulls or bears? The LBMA published its annual forecast survey for precious metals prices in 2018. Gold prices range from $1,120 to $1,510. Where is the price of the yellow metal headed? Summary of the Survey The views of about 30 analysts in the 2018 forecasts are strongly divergent. The average price of gold is projected to be $1,318, so it is expected to be around the current level, but almost 5 percent higher than the last year’s average of $1,257.12. However, the average gold p
Friday, March 16, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Cup At Cheltenham – Gold Is For Winners, Not For the Gamblers
– Gold Cup at Cheltenham – ‘The Olympics’ of the European horse racing calendar   – Gold Cup trophy contains 10 troy ounces of gold – worth £9,000 – £620 million bets on horses, 230,000 pints of Guinness will be drunk, 9.2 tonnes of potato eaten  – Since the 5th century BC, gold has been the ultimate prize to award champions and gold has been constantly and universally awarded as top prize  – Gold, like the summit of human achievement, is very rare and hence precious – Gold is a great prize and
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Hungary’s Gold Repatriation Adds To Growing Protest Against US Dollar Hegemony
– Hungarian National Bank (MNB) to repatriate 100,000 ounces gold from Bank of England– Follows trend of Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Belgium each looking to bring gold back to home soil– Hungary one of the smallest gold owners amongst central banks, with just 5 tonnes– Central bank gold purchases continue to be major drivers of gold market– Russian central bank gold reserves now exceed those of China– Decisions to repatriate and increase gold reserves come as rifts between East and West wi
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Stock Market Selloff Showed Gold Can Reduce Portfolio Risk
– Recent stock market selloff showed gold can deliver returns and reduce portfolio risk– Gold’s performance during stock market selloff was consistent with historical behaviour– Gold up nearly 10% in last year but performance during recent selloff was short-lived– The stronger the market pullback, the stronger gold’s rally– WGC: ‘a good time for investors to consider including or adding gold as a strategic component to their portfolios.’– Gold remains one of the best assets outperforming treasur
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Protects As Cashless Society Threatens Vulnerable
– Swedish authorities concerned cashless society is happening ‘too quickly’ and heading into ‘negative spiral’– Only 25% of Swedes paid in cash at least once a week in 2017, 36% never use cash– Cash usage in Sweden falling both as share of GDP and in nominal terms– Sweden may be world’s first economy to introduce a cryptocurrency, the e-krona– Cashless is not a disincentive for illegal drug trade, Guardian finds– Gold in safe jurisdictions will protect against raids on cash and wealth The total
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Women’s Pension Crisis Highlights Dangers To Savers
– International Women’s Day highlights the underreported UK Women’s pension crisis– 2.66 million affected by UK government’s change to state pension act– Women’s pension crisis is one of many in the UK, where there is a £710bn deficit for prospective retirees– Changes by government highlights the counterparty risks pensions are exposed to– Global problem as pensions gap of developed countries growing by $28B per day– Savers and investors should look to invest in gold as part of their pensions I
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
RaboDirect Closing – Gold May Protect From Irish Banks Going Belly Up Again
– RaboDirect Ireland to close online savings accounts in Irish market on May 16– RaboDirect holds over €3 billion in deposits from its 90,000 Irish customers– Irish savers now exposed to still indebted Irish banks and bail-ins – Bonkers.ie David Kerr mentions “one of note” GoldCore and GoldSaver on RTE radioRaboDirect, the online savings bank, is set to close the deposit accounts of all 90,000 customers by May 16. Rabodirect’s 90,000 depositors have more than €3 billion on deposit with the bank.
Friday, March 9, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold and Silver Trading Down to New Euro Lows as ECB Cuts 42 Words on QE
GOLD and SILVER TRADING in London's wholesale bullion market saw prices hold firm in everything but the single Euro currency on Thursday as the European Central Bank dropped a commitment to boost its QE stimulus if the economic or financial outlook worsens. Platinum prices also fell hard against the Euro as the ECB cut 42 words first used in March 2016 from its monetary policy statement.
Friday, March 9, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
London Property Sees Brave Bet By Norway As Foxtons Profits Plunge
– Sales in London property market at ‘historic lows’ – 65% fall in pre-tax profits in 2017 to £6.5m reported by London estate agents Foxtons – Foxtons warns 2018 will ‘remain challenging’ for London property – Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is backing London’s property market – RICS: UK property stock hits record low as buyer demand falls – Own physical gold to hedge falls in physical property The world’s biggest sovereign state fund is backing the London property market. The news comes at a ti
Friday, March 9, 2018
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
LBMA Alchemy and the London Gold and Silver Markets: 2 Steps Back
“Did you think that the high-powered world of the LBMA would operate in a fishbowl for all to see? We cannot take what is on the outside as evidence for what is on the inside.” Thoughts of ANOTHER – October 1997 LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price – Price Publication Delays In August 2014, the long-standing and tainted London Silver Fixing daily auction was replaced by a newly launched London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Silver Price daily auction. Similarly, in March 2015, the infamous
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Ronan Manly: LBMA stalls daily gold and silver price auction fix reports
The London Bullion Market Association, gold researcher Ronan Manly discloses today, has stopped providing timely reports of the daily gold and silver auction price fixes and has against postponed its plans to publish trade data about the monetary metals. Manly writes: "It must be obvious to everyone that the LBMA and its bullion bank members do not want the transparency that gold and silver trade reporting would provide. Otherwise they would not have spent four years on a project that any indivi
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Does Not Fear Interest Rate Hikes
– Gold no longer fears or pays attention to Fed announcements regarding interest rates – Renewed interest in gold due to inflation fears and concern Fed won’t do enough to control it – Higher interest rates on horizon will make debt levels unsustainable – New Fed Chair warns “the US is not on a sustainable fiscal path” and could lead to an “unsustainable” debt load – Higher interest rates are good for gold as seen in the 1970s and 2000s – Gold markets aware that central banks are running out of
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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