Articles related to Middle East
 
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
  Better than the alternative? 
As people age we sometimes hear them say it beats the alternative, which is usually left unsaid.It’s an old joke technology aims to eliminate by treating aging as a disease and curing it. But there’s another sense in which the alternative is assumed to be far worse than the present condition.  I’m referring to the type of government almost all people live under, which is the nation state.  As bad as states might be — we’ve all been taught — it certainly beats the alternative, anarchy.   R
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Gains vs Falling Dollar as Trump's 'Desolation' Budget Leaves GLD Investors Cold
GOLD PRICES rallied again versus the weakening Dollar in London trade on Tuesday, briefly touching $1330 per ounce as the US currency extended its losses after President Trump sent his 2019 fiscal plan to Congress for approval.  "After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!" tweeted Trump on Monday. With the US military
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Resurgent US oil industry priming the economic pump
Crude oil prices dropped from $110 a barrel in the summer of 2014 to about $30 in January 2016. The effect on oil producers and oil-producing countries was dramatic. The Russian ruble plunged, and the Canadian dollar slipped to below 70 cents US for the first time since 2003, kicking the country into recession and snuffing out the oil boom in Alberta. Many foreign companies operating in the high-cost Canadian oil sands pulled up stakes. One of the hardest hit countries was Venezuela, whose petr
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Silver Prices To Surge – JP Morgan Has Acquired A “Massive Quantity of Physical Silver”
– JP Morgan continues to accumulate the biggest stockpile of physical silver in history– “JPM now holds more than 133m oz -more than was held by the Hunt Bros” – Butler– Silver hoard owned by JPM has increased from Zero ozs in 2011 to 120m ozs today – Money managers showing more optimism towards silver through record buying– “Near impossible to rule out an upside price surprise at any moment” Editor: Mark O’Byrne Source: Sharelynx Money managers are feeling increasingly optimistic about silver,
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Jumps vs. Sinking Dollar But Weak Demand for Bars, Comex Leads as India-Pakistan Nuclear Tensions Worsen
GOLD BAR prices shot to new 4-month highs against the Dollar in wholesale trade on Monday morning in London as the US currency plunged to a 3-year low versus the world's other currencies amid worsening tensions between nuclear states India and Pakistan, write Steffen Grosshauser and Adrian Ash at BullionVault. With US markets shut for Martin Luther King Day, Asian shares hit historic highs, following Wall Street's new record-high cl
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
  One-year score card for Trump
We understand our politicians to be human, with much that that implies. In a democracy, politics is a competitive business, which means that generally well-balanced individuals tend to succeed, while those who are obviously unbalanced do not. And as for political power corrupting individuals, that is normally limited by the obligation to periodically seek an electoral mandate. That, at least is the theory, but in late-2016, the election of President-elect Donald Trump caused us all to question t
Friday, January 12, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Market Analysis For 2018 – Part Two
Part one discussed global stock and bond markets. Read it here. Since that article was written stock indices have bubbled higher.  Some analysts are talking “melt-up” for stock markets. Regardless, bubbles crash eventually. Part two addresses the U.S. dollar and gold prices. The Dollar The Dollar Index dropped from 102.28 on December 30, 2016 to 91.82 on December 29, 2017. The Index tracks the floating value of various unbacked fiat currencies against other fiat currencies also backed by nothing
Monday, January 8, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
How quickly will the dollar collapse? 
This might seem a frivolous question, while the dollar still retains its might, and is universally accepted in preference to other, less stable fiat currencies. However, it is becoming clear, at least to independent monetary observers, that in 2018 the dollar’s primacy will be challenged by the yuan as the pricing medium for energy and other key industrial commodities. After all, the dollar’s role as the legacy trade medium is no longer appropriate, given that China’s trade is now driving the gl
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Has Best Year Since 2010 With Near 14 Gain In 2017
– Gold posted second straight annual gain in USD in 2017– Gold in 2017: up 13.6% USD, up 2.7% GBP, down 1.4% EUR– 2017 is gold’s best year since 29.5% gain in 2010– Strong performance despite rate hikes and stock bubble  – India’s gold imports surged 67% in 2017, Turkish, Chinese demand strong – Gold finished 2017 with longest rally since June 2016 – 2018: Currency War and The Year of the Phoenix? Gold waved a very positive goodbye to 2017 and was delighted to shout ‘Happy New Year!’ to all in
Thursday, January 4, 2018
James Howard Kunstler
Forecast 2018 — What Could Go Wrong? 
Markets If you take your cues from Consensus Trance Central — the cable news networks, The New York Times, WashPost, and HuffPo — Trump is all that ails this foundering empire. Well, Trump and Russia, since the Golden Golem of Greatness is in league with Vladimir Putin to loot the world, or something like that. Since I believe that the financial system is at the heart of today’s meta-question (What Could Go Wrong?), it would be perhaps more to the point to ask: what has held this matrix of racke
Monday, January 1, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
My Opinion on Bitcoin
Miles Franklin Now Accepts Bitcoin! Question:  Why would Miles Franklin, a conservative and prudent gold and silver business, accept Bitcoin? Because Miles Franklin wants to serve their EXISTING CLIENTS who wish to “cash out” of Bitcoin into something real, such as gold and silver, which have a reassuring 5,000 year history. Call Andy or John at Miles Franklin (1-800-822-8080), sell your Bitcoin, and buy tangible gold or silver. Miles Franklin clients know that gold and silver will preserve wea
Friday, December 29, 2017
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Imaginations of the Misguided
aheadoftheherd.com The end of the world as we know it It’s Christmas 2017 and North Korean Dear Leader Kim Jong-un is facing a crisis. Recently the United States, with UN approval, imposed the harshest round of economic sanctions yet on his reclusive regime. While North Korea has been sanctioned since 2006 due to continuing attempts to develop nuclear weapons, this new provocation by its sworn nemesis is the last straw for Kim, who feels the great legacies of his father and grandfather, Kim
Friday, December 29, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
2017, The Year of the Truth Bomb! (Part 1)
Here we are at the end of 2017 with more “truth bombs” released than I could have imagined!  In fact, I believe we probably received more “truth” in just one year than collectively in all of human history.  This is a sad statement because it also means we have lived behind more lies than at any time prior.  Also surprising is none individually have cracked the dam called “confidence”.  But do not be fooled as it looks as if the entire dam is moving, particularly in the last few weeks! As we have
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
STRONG GOLD IN 2018 vs NEW WORLD CURRENCY
In 1988, the UK magazine, The Economist forecast that 2018 would be the year of a new currency which they named the Phoenix. Quite a mind boggling prediction 30 years ago really, especially since 2018 in fact looks like a year when a major currency upheaval could take place. For conspiracy theorists, the Economist’s owners consist of a number of elite families and bankers including the Rothschilds. Was this a plan which has been in the making for a very long time? Or is it sheer fluke that a ma
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
2017 Year in Review 
For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays 2017 was the kind of year when no amount of showers could wash off the feeling of existential yeccchhhhh that crept over you day after day like jungle rot. You needed to go through the carwash without your car… or maybe an acid bath would get the stink off. Cinematically, if 2016 was like The Eggplant That Ate Chicago, then 2017 was more like Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, a gruesome glimpse into the twisted soul of America. And by that I do not mean s
Friday, December 22, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
2018 could be the year for gold
We approach 2018 having seen the seeds planted in recent years for a monetary revolution. They include the massive world-wide expansion of credit and debt since the last credit crisis, and the advent of potentially disruptive cryptocurrencies. Geopolitical shifts of tectonic scale have occurred, hardly noticed by the ordinary person. That was until now. We are now on board a train which is gathering speed towards its buffers: the end of dollar hegemony and its potential collapse.It might take a
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
How To Get Bitcoin In Your Stock Portfolio
This report is an ADVERTISEMENT from Oilprice.com 2017 has undoubtedly been the year of bitcoin, breaking $1000 dollars on New Year’s Day before rocketing up to $15000 in early December. That’s a return of 1500 percent! And as market fascination grows, investors are beginning to understand the real secret behind bitcoin’s success – the blockchain. Blockchain is transforming markets with bitcoin, but that is only the beginning – it could soon change the world. To understand how, you must first u
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Chris Martenson
The Great Oil Swindle 
When it comes to the story we're being told about America's rosy oil prospects, we're being swindled.  At its core, the swindle is this: The shale industry's oil production forecasts are vastly overstated. Swindle:  Noun  - A fraudulent scheme or action. And the swindle is not just affecting the US.  It's badly distorted everything from current geopolitics to future oil forecasts. The false conclusions the world is drawing as a result of the self-deception and outright lies we're being told is
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Demand Increases Along with Uncertainty Thanks to Trump, Brexit and North Korea
Gold demand increases along with uncertainty thanks to Trump, Brexit and North Korea – Recent events have increased concerns over ability of leaders to repair rather than excerbate problems – Holdings in gold-backed ETFs rose by 9.1 tonnes to 2,357 tonnes thanks to European demand – Trump inflames Middle East tensions. Israel announcement seen as sign of U.S. “failure and impotence” – Key Brexit Minister admits divorce from EU could have consequences as bad as the financial crisis – Chinese medi
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Bullion Vault
Spot Gold Halves Post-2014 Recovery vs. Euro Ahead of Fed, ECB, BoE Decisions as Middle East Tensions Worsen
SPOT GOLD prices failed to hold a 0.4% overnight rally from new 5-month lows in London on Tuesday, slipping back as world stock markets rose again ahead of tomorrow's key US Fed decision on Dollar interest rates amid worsening tensions in the Middle East. Edging back towards $1241 per ounce today, the price of gold bullion for immediate delivery has now halved the 16% gains for 2017 reached at early September's 12-month peak.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
12345678910...

Take advantage of rising gold stocks
  • Subscribe to our weekly mining market briefing.
  • Receive our research reports on junior mining companies
    with the strongest potential
  • Free service, your email is safe
  • Limited offer, register now !
Go to website.