Articles related to Monetary Policy
 
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  Fiat Money in Death Throes 
"Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take away that power, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear -- as they ought to in order to make this a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, then let them continue to create deposits." ~ Sir Josiah Stamp (1880-1941), one time governor of the Bank of England, in his Commencement Address at the University of Texas in 1927. Reportedly he was the second wealthiest individual in Britain.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Standing Ready to Lease Gold
We will take another break from capital destruction, to treat a topic which has come up this week. On March 11, we said: “…central bankers do not think about gold. Granted, they once did. In the 1960’s, there was the now-infamous London Gold Pool to keep the price of gold at $35. This is endlessly cited as evidence of current central bank price suppression, without bothering to mention that until 1971 the official US policy was to maintain the dollar to gold exchange rate of $35 to the ounce. …
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
This $8.8 billion fund sees financial stress spurring a gold rally
Rising U.S. interest rates, usually bad news for gold, are instead feeding signs of financial stress among debt-laden consumers and helping drive demand for the metal as a haven. That's the argument of Sprott Inc., a precious-metals-focused fund manager that oversees $8.8 billion in assets. The following four charts lay out the case for why gold could be poised to rise even as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy. ... ... For the remainder of the report: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/ar
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
How Will Gold Prices Behave During The Next Economic Crisis
This report was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com It is generally well known in economic circles and in the general public that precious metals, including gold, tend to be the go-to investment during times of fiscal uncertainty. There is a good reason for this. Precious metals have foundation qualities that provide trade stability; these include inherent rarity (rather than artificially engineered rarity such as that associated with cryptocurrencies), tangibility (you can
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Super-Duper-Irrational Exuberance
Think back to the halcyon days of the dot com boom. This was a time after Greenspan declared “irrational exuberance”. Long Term Capital Management collapsed in 1998, and Greenspan decided to risk propelling exuberance to a level beyond irrational. Super-duper-irrational exuberance? Anyway, Greenspan cut interest rates a few times in late 1998. Technology companies were able to raise $5 million or more with just a sketch on a napkin (“serviette” for those outside the US). Companies at a “later st
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Fall, Silver Spec's Still Bearish as Attention Turns to the Fed
GOLD PRICES started the week lower against a falling US Dollar on Monday, while equity markets surged after Friday's strong US job data eased fears of inflation, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. With the US central bank expected to hike interest rates at its March meeting next week, gold fell 0.5% even as the Dollar dropped on the FX market, touching what technical analysts called "nearby support" at $1317 per ounce after
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
Bullion Vault
'Red Hot' US Jobs Data See Gold Bullion Lose 1-Week High as 'Trade War' Hits Yen, Beijing
GOLD BULLION slipped against a weakening Dollar in London trade Wednesday, retreating $10 from a 1-week high at $1340 per ounce as talk of a global 'trade war' spurred by US President Donald Trump grew yet again following the resignation of his top economic advisor, Gary Cohn. After new data showed US factory orders falling steeper than expected in January, private-sector payrolls provider ADP today said the world's largest economy added more jo
Thursday, March 8, 2018
BullionStar - Bullion Star
Why QE didn’t send gold up to $20,000
This blog post is a guest post on BullionStar's Blog by the renowned blogger JP Koning who will be writing about monetary economics, central banking and gold. BullionStar does not endorse or oppose the opinions presented but encourage a healthy debate.  Why didn't quantitative easing, which created trillions of dollars of new money, lead to a massive spike in the gold price? 100 Trillion Dollar Notes are not yet required to purchase gold. Why hasn't the increased money supply significantly incre
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
  Gold $10,000 Goldnomics Podcast Quotations and Transcript
In the latest Goldnomics latest podcast, we consider whether the gold price will reach $10,000 per ounce in the coming years and what factors will drive prices. Watch on YouTube or read the quotations and transcript below. Dave: Hello and welcome to the Goldnomics podcast where we look at global markets through the lens of precious metals. And you can keep your eye out for new episodes on iTunes, on SoundCloud and also on YouTube and you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. And wso
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Trump Risks Trade and Currency Wars – Protectionism and Economic War Loom
– Global stocks slump as Trump risks trade wars– Gold prices little changed despite dollar weakness after tariff news– Trump announced plans to impose heavy tariffs on imported metals– China likely to retaliate with heavy tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports– Geo-political tensions with EU and of course China and Russia to escalate– Trade, currency wars and competitive currency devaluations tend to lead to actual war– Russia unveils next generation of “invincible nuclear weapons”– Safe haven gol
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Four Key Themes To Drive Gold Prices In 2018 – World Gold Council
– Four key themes to drive gold prices in 2018 – World Gold Council annual review– Monetary policies, frothy asset prices, global growth and demand and increasing market access important in 2018 – Weak US dollar in 2017 saw gold price up 13.5%, largest gain since 2010– “Strong gold price performance was a positive for investors and producers, and was symptomatic of a more profound shift in sentiment: a growing recognition of gold’s role as a wealth preservation and risk mitigation tool” – China’
Friday, March 2, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Flirts with $1300 on Solid US, Euro Inflation Data But China's Demand to Buy Supports
BUY GOLD prices in London's wholesale market erased the last of 2018's previous 4.9% gain on Thursday, falling back near $1300 per ounce after new US inflation data came in stronger than analysts forecast. The PCE measure of US consumer costs rose 1.7% in January from the same month last year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported, holding the same pace of inflation as December.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Why Did You Send Gold Lower, Mr. Powell
Not nice, Mr. Powell! Gold prices fell more than 1 percent after your comments as the Federal Reserve’s new chairman. What did you say – and what are the implications for the precious metals market? As We Warned, Powell Is More Hawkish We have been alerting investors about the hawkish turn at the FOMC for a long time. For example, in the Gold News Monitor on February 13, we wrote that Powell could move faster on normalization than Yellen, as the macroeconomic conditions have become more favorabl
Friday, March 2, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Currency exchange value dynamics
In a recent article[i] I postulated that the dollar could lose all its purchasing power with a rapidity that will come as an unpleasant bombshell, even to those who already see inflation as society’s greatest problem in the future. The key to understanding why this may be so lies in human reactions to the monetary consequences of the next credit crisis. The undermining of the dollar as a currency affects all other fiat currencies, because it is the reserve currency and all financial markets use
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Thorsten Polleit
The Fateful Wish for Price Stability
[Originally published February 2007.]It is hard to think of a slogan that nurtures anti–free market sentiment as strongly as the term "stabilization policy." To Ludwig von Mises, stabilization policy was a direct consequence of the failure of government's interventionism in the field of monetary affairs:Shortcomings in the governments' handling of monetary matters and the disastrous consequences of policies aimed at lowering the rate of interest and at encouraging business activities through cre
Thursday, March 1, 2018
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