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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?
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Are We in Late Cycle Implications for Gold
In the previous edition of the Market Overview, we explored the fascinating history of bull and bear cycles in both the U.S. dollar and gold. Since then, the idea of cyclicity doesn’t lead me to drop off, disrupting my sleep cycles. Let’s then dig into the topic. We start with the business cycles, as in the recent Gold News Monitor we wrote that “we are in the late stages of the economic cycle – as the cycle matures, volatility increases and investors start to buy more gold as a hedge.” Why do w
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
Don’t Fight the Fed! Or the Rest of the World’...
On March 9, 2009, The Wall Street Journal’s Money and Investing section posed this ominous question: "How low can stocks go?" The stench of economic malaise was suffocating as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rounded off its fourth straight week of losses, and the S&P 500 touched below 700 for the first time in 13 years. Goldman Sachs cautioned the S&P could fall to 400, while CNBC’s Jim Cramer was busily calculating the stock valuations of the DJIA components based on balance sheet cash
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Taunts From Bulls Come In: "Stupid to Hold Cash"
Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio says investors in cash are going to feel pretty stupid. Speaking at Davos, the head of world’s largest hedge fund says ‘If You’re Holding Cash, You’re Going to Feel Pretty Stupid’. “We are in this Goldilocks period right now. Inflation isn’t a problem. Growth is good, everything is pretty good with a big jolt of stimulation coming from changes in tax laws,” Dalio said, referring to the health of the U.S. market as well as what he sees as an improving global economic clim
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Bond Market Bear Creating Gold Bull
Gold is climbing as bond yields rise and the dollar falls, over speculation that China is pulling back on buying US Treasuries and Japan signals it is winding down its quantitative easing program. Meanwhile, US debt continues to grow after the Republicans under President Trump pushed a trillion dollars worth of tax cuts through the Senate, that the Congressional Budget Office thinks will add $1.7 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. The dollar, 10 year yields and golds price
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
  2018: The Wrong Lesson on Gold Investing
Gold investing can wait 'til the crash. Right...? SO EVERYONE thinks the stock market is about to pull back or even crash, but no one is doing a damn thing about it, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. "Many clients we meet are fully invested bears," reports ever-bearish strategist Albert Edwards at SocGen, "nervously looking over their shoulder for signals of the next 'G
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Bullion Vault
Silver Lags Gold Price But Comex Speculators Turn Net Bullish as Fed Member Cuts Dollar Rate Outlook
GOLD PRICES held onto last week's 1.4% gains in London trade Monday but silver slipped amid a rally in the Dollar on the forex market. World equities pushed up to fresh all-time record highs as major government bond prices also rose, pushing interest rates lower. European banking stocks lagged the broader gain in equities, however, after Germany's Deutsche Bank said at the weekend i
Monday, January 8, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
GDPNow Dives Following Jobs, ISM Report: Little Reaction in Nowcast
A volatility difference between the GDP models is again in play. GDPNow declined 0.5 PP to 2.7% while Nowcast rose 0.1. The Atlanta Fed GDPNow Forecast for fourth-quarter GDP took a half-percentage-point dive following today's economic reports. GDPNow Forecast: 2.7% - January 5, 2018 The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the fourth quarter of 2017 is 2.7 percent on January 5, down from 3.2 percent on January 3. The forecasts of real consumer spendin
Friday, January 5, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
The Gold Market in 2017
So another year has passed. How quickly it happened! But we hope that you did not get bored, and instead took time to learn more about the fascinating gold market. At first glance, 2017 seems to be a dull period for the yellow metal, as it was traded within a narrow range of $1,200-$1,300 for most of the year. However, all that glitters is not gold, and all that does not fluctuate like Bitcoin is not uninteresting. Actually, the price of bullion gained more than 12 percent, as one can see in the
Friday, January 5, 2018
Rory Hall - The Daily coin
Big Gains for Silver in 2018
We are finding a lot of support for our thesis that silver and gold will be on the rise in 2018. We firmly believe silver is going to surprise everyone in 2018 and be even more surprising throughout 2019. In order to achieve some of the lofty heights we believe are going to come into view over the next 2-3 years 2018 has to jump up somewhere around 20+%. To the crypto crowd that’s not even worth writing about, but with silver and gold we have something real, that is decentralized and off grid. T
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Michael S. Rozeff - Lew Rockwell
Occupy
Central banks exist for a single reason - to inflate the supply of paper currency. They are a currency-creating and currency-inflating institution. This serves two interest groups in the main. One is the fractional-reserve banks that they regulate. The other is the government that created them. For the banks, the alternative to a central bank is to be subject to the forces of mark
Monday, January 1, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
98,750,067,000,000 Reasons to Buy Gold in 2018
– World equity index market capitalization touching distance of $100 trillion dollars at beginning of December – Key indicators across global financial markets are looking decidedly bubble-like – Little indication that we are through the worst of the financial crisis that started in 2007 – Apparent lack of concern regarding the over-heated and overpriced markets – Since financial crisis gold has climbed nearly 124% in EUR, 190% in GBP and 98% in USD – Goldcore’s latest podcast covers gold’s role
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Wolf Richter
Margin Debt, Backed by Enron-Déjà-Vu Steinhoff Shares, Hits BofA, Citi, HSBC, Goldman, BNP
“Shadow margin” is a booming business for brokers. Now they’re licking their wounds. When the bankers of Christo Wiese, the former chairman and largest shareholder of Steinhoff International Holdings – a global retail empire that includes the Mattress Firm and Sleepy’s in the US – went to work on December 6 in the epic nothing-can-go-wrong calm of the rising stock markets, they suddenly discovered that much of their collateral for a €1.6-billion margin loan they’d made to Wiese had just evaporat
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold's 1975 Warning on Bitcoin Futures
If Bitcoin really is like gold, watch out...! NEW YEAR's DAY 1975 marked a huge turn in the gold market, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Forty years after banning it, the US government at last let private citizens own bullion.  Coin shops and banks knew how big this was. So they raced to stock up as 1974 ended. 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Sprott Money
The Dumbest Dumb Money Finally Gets Suckered In - John Rubino
Corporate share repurchases have turned out to be a great mechanism for converting Federal Reserve easing into higher consumer spending. Just allow public companies to borrow really cheaply and one of the things they do with the resulting found money is repurchase their stock. This pushes up equity prices, making investors feel richer and more willing to splurge on the kinds of frivolous stuff (new cars, big houses, extravagant vacations) that produce rising GDP numbers. For politicians an
Wednesday, November 29, 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
Sprott Money
We’ll Look Back At This And Cringe, Part 1: European Junk Bonds Yield Less Than US Treasuries - John Rubino
Financial bubbles are the office Christmas parties of the investment world. They start slowly, with a certain amount of anxiety. But they end wildly, with acts and decisions that in retrospect seem really, really stupid. Millions of people out there still bear the psychic scars of buying gold at $800/oz in 1980 or a tech stock at 1,000 times earnings in 1999 or a Miami condo for $1,000 per square foot in 2006. Today’s bubble will leave some similar marks. But where those previous bubbles w
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
German Investors Now World’s Largest Gold Buyers
– German gold demand surges from 17 ton-a-year to a 100 ton-plus per year – €6.8 Bln spent on German gold investment products in 2016, more per person than India and China – Germans turned to gold during financial crises and ongoing euro debasement – Evidence of latent retail demand on increased economic concerns – “Gold fulfils an important long-term, wealth preservation role in German investors’ portfolios” Editor: Mark O’Byrne India and China often grab the headlines as the world’s largest
Monday, November 6, 2017
Wolf Richter
This is What it Looks Like When Credit Markets Go Nuts
Pricing of risk kicks bucket in record central-bank absurdity. As the days pass, the perverse effects of central bank policies on the financial markets are getting more and more amazing. This includes the record-setting nuttiness now reigning in the European bond market, compared to the mere semi-nuttiness in the US bond market. The 10-year yield of US Treasury Securities closed at 2.34% yesterday and at 2.33% today. This is low by historical standards. It’s barely above the rate of consumer pri
Monday, October 23, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Gold in Q3 2017
The third quarter of 2017 was positive for the gold market. The yellow metal has gained more than 3 percent between July and the end of September. As one can see in the chart below, the price of gold jumped above $1,300 for a while and even approached the 2016 highs. Chart 1: Gold prices (London P.M. Fix) from January to September 2017. What were the reasons behind that impressive upward move? The popular story says that worries about North Korea triggered a rally in gold prices. However, as
Monday, October 9, 2017
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