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Chris Powell - GATA
Gold-based debit card Glintpay gets started
By Emma Dunkley Financial Times, London Sunday, November 19, 2017 The world's oldest currency is being brought into the digital age with the launch of a debit card and app that will allow people to pay for goods in gold. Fintech group Glint (http://glintpay.com) has teamed up with Lloyds Banking Group in the UK and MasterCard to create an app that enables people to load credit in various currencies, which can then be used to buy a portion of a physical gold bar. Customers use the app at the chec
Monday, November 20, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
  Brexit, Gold and Harold Wilson's 'Pound in Your Pocket', 50 Years On
How the 1967 devaluation of Sterling killed the Gold Standard... THIS WEEKEND will mark 50 years since Harold Wilson's infamous devaluation of Sterling, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Hoping to cut the trade deficit by making imports dearer and exports cheaper, the Labour prime minister claimed that the "Pound in your pocket" hadn't been devalued, only its internatio
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Hits 5-Month Aussie High as No.2 Mine Output Forecast to Halve in 40 Years
GOLD PRICE gains of 0.5% from last Friday's finish held firm in London trade today as world stock markets recovered more of this week's drop and commodities also rallied after falling from their recent multi-year highs. Gold held at $1282, some $5 per ounce below Wednesday's attempt at 4-week highs versus the US Dollar. This week's drop in the Dollar's exchange rate against Euros and Yen edged g
Friday, November 17, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
Financial crisis dynamics, the ‘shadow’ gold demand, and Mene
The study of financial crises is as old as the economics discipline itself. One of the most prominent theorists of financial crises ever to hold a senior Federal Reserve policy position was John Exter, vice-president of the New York Federal Reserve during the 1950s. Several years ago I co-wrote a series of essays on Exter’s theories together with his sonin- law, Barry Downs. In this paper, building on Exter’s work, including his eponymous ‘pyramid’, I introduce a new ‘hourglass’ framework for un
Friday, November 17, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Flat as Half-Billion Da Vinci Sale Sees Stocks and Junk Bonds Rally
GOLD PRICES edged back up to $1280 per ounce on Thursday in London as world stock markets rose for the first session in six. With gold prices trading just $10 per ounce above the 13-week closing low of week-ending Friday 3 November, so-called "junk bond" prices also rallied with equities. US corporate bonds rated below investment grade gained 0.7% from yesterday's new 7-month low as measured by
Friday, November 17, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Hit 4-Week Dollar High as Stocks Fall from 'Irrational Exuberance'
GOLD PRICES jumped to 4-week highs against a weakening US Dollar in London trade Wednesday lunchtime, reaching $1288 per ounce as world stock markets followed Wall Street lower for the 5th session running. New data today showed US inflation holding at the Federal Reserve's 2.0% annual target in October, while retail sales rose 4.6% from the same month last year. Silver and platinum
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Bullion Vault
Comex Gold Sees 'Another Large Sell' as Bullish Silver Betting Grows to 7-Week High
COMEX GOLD contracts recovered a $5 drop against a weakening US Dollar in London lunchtime trade Tuesday, rising back to last week's finish at $1275 after what analysts called another "large sell" order on the futures market. Commodities retreated and bond prices edged higher as world stock markets fell again. Germany's Dax dropped for the fourth session running after the 19-nation Eurozone rele
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Another insider feels compelled to admit the gold market is rigged
Writing over the weekend for the Sharps Pixley bullion dealership in London, market analyst Lawrie Williams confided that he increasingly believes that the gold market is being rigged. Williams wrote that he has been pushed to such a conclusion by the growing number of smashes to the market out of the blue. Williams wrote: "We have just seen yet another instance of a totally insane volume of notional gold hitting the futures markets, surely designed to stop any positive momentum for gold in its
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Gold Report
Zinc's Rise Shines a Light on Pure-Play Producers and Explorers
With the price of zinc rising, investors are taking a second look at producers and explorers. Most people have no idea what zinc is used for, but it actually is the fourth most produced mineral in the world, trailing only iron, aluminum and copper. Its uses may not appear to be exciting, but they are essential: as a coating on iron and steel to protect them from rusting and as an alloy for creating bronze and brass, for instance. Zinc o
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Shilling for Bundesbank, FT avoids key questions about gold
Yesterday the Financial Times continued its campaign to persuade the world that nothing deceptive is going on in the gold sector, publishing a long article lauding the German Bundesbank and its board member, Carl-Ludwig Thiele, for flawlessly arranging the repatriation of some of the central bank's gold from London, Paris, and New York. At least the article, appended here, quotes the founder of Germany's "Repatriate Our Gold" campaign, Peter Boehringer, who just has been elected to the country's
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Bounce from Comex Sell-Off as Fed Looks to 3x Rate Hikes in 2018
GOLD PRICES traded in a narrow $5 range above last week's close on Monday morning in London as expectations held firm for a US Fed rate hike next month and the British Pound dropped amid fresh doubts over Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold prices climbed to $1279 per ounce after posting its biggest daily decline in three weeks in Friday's session, falling below the 100-day moving average as
Monday, November 13, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Gold investors hold their nerve while stock markets fly
LONDON -- Gold’s resilience in the face of soaring equities and a dramatic fall in demand this year points to underlying confidence in the metal among investors unconvinced by this autumn's scorching stock market rally. Bullion's price has barely budged as stocks soared to record high after record high since mid-October and, with a month and a half to go, is on track to post its narrowest trading range of any year since 2005. Physical gold demand, meanwhile, hit an eight-year low in the third q
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Cryptos may destabilise fiat 
The assumption in some quarters is that crypto-currencies will replace gold as money, or at least challenge it. This is an error borne out of a misunderstanding of catallactics, or the theory of exchange. It also ignores the fact that beyond a few European countries and North America, gold is firmly money in the minds of ordinary people. I wrote an article on this subject, explaining why cryptocurrencies are not a new form of money, here.Anyone reading this article may wish to read my original a
Friday, November 10, 2017
Bullion Vault
12-Month Demand to Buy Gold Sub-4,000 Tonnes 1st Time Since 2010, Mine Supply 10 Larger
BUY GOLD prices traded at 3-week highs and more against all major currencies outside the Japanese Yen on Thursday, rising despite new data showing the weakest 12-monthly gold demand since early 2010. Global gold buying demand fell below 4,000 tonnes between October 2016 and September this year, with global gold mining output larger by almost one-tenth. Western stock markets fell again, as did We
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Third-quarter gold demand slides to eight-year low, World Gold Council says
LONDON -- Gold demand slid to its lowest in eight years in the last quarter as jewelry buying fell and inflows into bullion-backed exchange traded funds dried up, data from the World Gold Council showed today. Overall demand fell 9 percent to 915 tonnes, its weakest since the third quarter of 2009, the WGC said. That pattern is likely to feed through to the full year, with the WGC forecasting annual demand of just 3,900-4,000 tonnes, compared to 4,347 tonnes in 2016. Gold demand has not been bel
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price +0.9, Silver Investment 'Weak' as $300m 'Kill' Hits Crypto
GOLD PRICE gains of 0.9% for the week so far held firm in London trade Wednesday as world stock markets flat-lined with bonds and commodities, and news spread that hundreds of millions of dollars held in crypto-currency Ethereum have been potentially lost by a developer "error". Between $150-300 million-worth of crypto-currency was either frozen or destroyed late Monday – depending on whose analysis you read – after
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Platinum Bullion ‘May Be One Of The Only Cheap Assets Out There’
Platinum “may be one of the cheap assets out there” and “is cheap when compared with stocks or bonds” according to Dominic Frisby writing in the UK’s best selling financial publication Money Week. Platinum Bullion in USD (15 years) Frisby writing in Money Week laments the total absence of value in today’s markets. He then identifies an asset that is both cheap (on a relative basis) and is valuable and the article is well worth a read: The value investor’s lament – where have all the cheap assets
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold Trading Slumps as 'Buy Bitcoin' Beats 'Buy Gold'
Private investor gold trading fell 1/3rd in October... GOLD TRADING among private investors slumped last month as internet searches to 'buy Bitcoin' overtook searches for the phrase 'buy gold' worldwide, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. The quantity of gold changing hands on BullionVault – the world's largest online marketplace for physical precious metals, now used by
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Rally Near 3-Month Lows Amid Saudi Purge and Yemen Attack
GOLD PRICES rose in all major currencies outside a rallying British Pound on Monday, gaining as crude oil hit 2-year highs amid political turmoil and violence in the Middle East. Gold prices rallied back to $1272 per ounce as oil futures rose to their highest Dollar price since mid-2015, breaching $62 per barrel of Brent crude after the weekend's "purge" and detention by new crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman of numerous Saudi princes
Monday, November 6, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ronan Manly: Will anyone notice LME's new gold and silver reference prices?
Gold researcher Ronan Manly today analyzes the London Metals Exchange's 2-month-old system of posting daily reference prices for gold and silver and finds it not yet very useful or competitive with the prices reported by the Intercontinental Exchange and London Bullion Market Association. Manly concludes: "Ideally the London gold and silver markets do not need an additional benchmark reflecting fractionally-backed unallocated gold and silver trading, but a benchmark and reference price reflectin
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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