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USA GOLD - USA Gold
Fed economists’ study warns of future episodes of ultra-low rates
FT/Sam Fleming/03-23-17 Even as US rate-setters make tentative progress in the direction of more normal monetary policy, economists are warning that central banks are set to find themselves with official interest rates stuck back down at near-zero levels dispiritingly often in the future. A study to be presented at the Brookings Papers conference this week by two Federal Reserve Board economists finds that rates could hit zero as much as 40 per cent of the time – far more often than predicted by
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Frank Shostak
Understanding Money Creation and the Trade Balance
According to conventional analysis, a key factor in exchange rate determination is the state of the balance of payments. It is held that as long as the US continues to run a large trade account deficit, which stood at $48.5 billion in January 2017, this is likely to keep pressure on the US dollar exchange rate against other currencies.Following this logic, an increase in imports gives rise to an increase in a demand for foreign currency. To obtain the foreign currency importers will sell the dom
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
What's next for the Dollar, Gold Stocks?
Axel Merk, Merk Investments March 22, 2017  Follow @AxelMerk Tweet      Two rate hikes since last year have weakened the dollar. Why is that, and what’s ahead for dollar, currencies & gold? And while we are at it, we’ll chime in on what may be in store for the stock market... Stoc
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Silver 1/ 70th The Price of Gold” – Silver Eagles Sales Jump
– Silver just 1/70th the price of gold – Silver at $17.50 per ounce set to rise “faster than gold” – Silver Eagles (1 oz) buying jumps to 715,000 this week – “Supply may drop following mine closures” – Standard Chartered – Industrial demand “will remain strong” – CPM Group – Silver is substantially undervalued versus gold – Gold silver ratio to fall back below 30 Silver looks set to outperform gold again in the coming months due to falling mine supply and continuing robust global demand. Source:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sprott Money
Gold Silver Soar After The Fed’s Clown Show - Rory Hall/Dave Kranzler
The Federal Reserve’s FOMC predictably nudged the Fed Funds rate up 25 basis points (one quarter of one percent) to set its “target” Fed Funds rate level at .75%-1%. Nine of the faux-economists voted in favor of and one, Minneapolis Fed’s Neil Kashkari, voted against the meaningless rate hike. Or is it meaningless? Ex-Goldman Sachs banker Neil Kashkari was one of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretaries when the Government made the decision to bail out Wall Street’s biggest banks with nearly $
Monday, March 20, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Obama, Bernanke and Yellen Rigged the Bond Market. Now it’s Trump Turn to Dance or be their Dunce
Government dysfunction is at its worst.  We voted them in.  We have no one to blame but ourselves. Granted, the choices were abysmal. But the Republican and Democratic parties, with no third party competition, can continue to run dysfunctional governments, whittling away our dominant global position until the cracks of our broken government becomes abundantly clear.  As a society, we play right into their subterfuge of keeping us so upset at the other party, we don’t see right in front of our ow
Monday, March 20, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Silver seen climbing faster than gold as Yellen wakens bulls
Investors may be better off with silver rather than gold. The Federal Reserve's pledge to stick to its dovish outlook on U.S. monetary policy has fueled a rally in precious metals and silver usually beats its more valuable peer in a rising market. After the Fed raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point Wednesday, Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank was willing to tolerate inflation temporarily overshooting its 2 percent goal and intended to keep its policy accommodative for "some
Sunday, March 19, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
The Daily Market Report: Gold Poised for Solid Weekly Gain
USAGOLD/Peter A. Grant/03-17-17 Gold remains firm, poised for its first positive weekly close in three-weeks. The yellow metal rebounded smartly on Wednesday after the Fed announced policy and economic projections, extended higher yesterday and is maintaining the bulk of those gains today. Minneapolis Fed dove Kashkari reiterated why he dissented on this week’s rate hike, noting that inflation remains below the Fed’s target and that slack in the labor market remains. He also said the Fed should
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Frank Shostak
  How the Fed Operates — And Why It's a Problem
We are often asked about the mechanisms by which the US Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) influences the level of US interest rates and whether these mechanisms also influence the level of the US money supply. It has long been regarded that the Fed no longer inflates and contracts the money supply but rather simply acts to target interest rates. The purpose of this brief paper is to clarify how the Fed works and the impact that its operations have on the money supply. The main market through which
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Bullion Vault
Trump's 'Scorched Earth' Budget Sees Gold Bars +2.1% vs Rate-Rise Dollar, Euro Rate-Rise Rumor Quashed
GOLD BARS traded in London's wholesale market rose back above $1230 per ounce Friday lunchtime, gaining 2.1% from before this week's US Fed interest-rate rise as wrangling began in Washington over Donald Trump's first budget proposals as US president. The Euro held 2 cents higher for the week versus the Dollar at $1.0750, but retreated after spiking on a German newspaper report that a rate rise from the European Central Bank "could be on the way
Friday, March 17, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Fed Hikes With One Dissent: Fed Behind the Curve?
As expected, the Fed hiked interest rates 25 basis points to a range of 3/4 to 1 percent. Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari dissented. Kashkari voted to hold rates steady. Here are snips from the FOMC March 15 Statement. In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the Committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 3/4 to 1 percent. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in la
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
ECB Declares Victory Over Deflation: Hallelujah!
ECB President Mario Draghi Declares Victory Over Deflation. That’s much like shouting hallelujah when you miss the game-winning field goal. Mario Draghi has declared victory against deflation and moved a step towards ending the European Central Bank’s ultra-loose monetary policy, sending the euro and German bond yields higher as investors bet on the end of crisis-era stimulus measures. Facing growing pressure from monetary hawks in Germany, the ECB president said the bank decided to change its
Thursday, March 16, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
Fed raises rates by 25 bps, as was widely expected. Minneapolis Fed’s Neel Kashkari dissents.
Release Date: March 15, 2017 For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in February indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace. Job gains remained solid and the unemployment rate was little changed in recent months. Household spending has continued to rise moderately while business fixed investment appears to have firmed somewhat. Inflation has increased in re
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
“Accommodative”
Though not a new word to describe Fed policy intentions, using it in today’s statement in the context of obviously rising inflation and inflationary expectations is a new policy stance and one very favorable for gold and likely the Trump administration as well. It seems that the Fed is willing to chase the inflation rate rather than trump it (forgive the reference), and as long as that’s the case, the markets will read inflation into the economic script for the future. I think some were expectin
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Fed Rate Hikes, Fiscal vs. Monetary Policy and Why Again the Case for Gold?
By Gary TanashianI’ve been thinking about the current Fed Funds rate hike cycle, which is logically gaining forward momentum now that the Fed can stand down from its 8-year, ultra-lenient monetary policy cycle.  That is because the Obama administration’s goals required a compliant Federal Reserve to continually re-liquefy the economy as its fiscal policies drained it.With the coming of Trump mania and its very different fiscal policy goals, we will witness the end of much of what I considered to
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Digital Gold On Blockchain – For Now Caveat Emptor
Digital Gold On The Blockchain – For Now Caveat Emptor – Bitcoin surpasses gold price – a psychological and arbitrary headline  – Royal Mint blockchain gold asks you to trust in the UK government – Royal Canadian Mint and GoldMoney blockchain product asks you to trust in government and the technology, servers, websites etc of the providers – Invest in a gold mine using cryptocurrency – but wait until 2022 for your gold and trust the miners that it is there – Blockchain and gold will likely make
Monday, March 13, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
All Cartels Collapse, And This Will Be No Different
Unequivocally, we are living through an era featuring the most disjointed financial market valuations in global history.  Care of the most maniacal manipulation ever – supported by the most advanced “manipulative machinery”; economic data “cooking”; and psy-ops propaganda from the “evil Troika” of Washington, Wall Street, and the (fake) MSM; the handful of remaining “market participants” have been 100% brain-washed into believing a “new normal” of epic bubble valuations, amidst the worst – and i
Saturday, March 11, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
Gold to jump $200 by end of year, Bank of America says
9 Mar 2017 – CNBC Gold may be under pressure in the run-up to the next Federal Reserve rate hike, but prices are expected to rally by around $200 by the end of the year, according to the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America. In a research note Thursday, analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch highlighted its recent dip but said there were reasons for optimism. “While tighter monetary policy is not bullish, inflation and a range of uncertainties, including European elect
Friday, March 10, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Down 7 Days in 8 as Fed Rate Hike Risks '1994 Bloodbath' in Bonds, Over-Geared Debt
GOLD PRICES extended their slide Thursday lunchtime in London to 2.5% since Monday – the second such weekly drop in a row – as corporate debt and government bond yields rose again ahead of next week's Federal Reserve decision on interest rates. World stock markets held flat overall but commodity prices also dropped hard against the rising US Dollar, while silver hit new 5-week lows of its own, down nearly 7% from end-February's high to trade bel
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The fateful date
Caesar: What sayest thou to me now? Speak once again. Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March. Caesar: He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass. This famous advice, according to Shakespeare, was ignored with fatal consequences for Julius Caesar. Markets may be being similarly complacent ahead of this anniversary date next week. The Fed has signalled that it will raise interest rates at the FOMC’s March meeting, timed for the same day. It so happens that this fateful date coincides with the end of th
Thursday, March 9, 2017
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