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BullionStar - Bullion Star
What sets the Gold Price – Is it the Paper Market or Physical Market?
The following article is arranged in Question and Answer (Q & A) format. Through the Q & A approach, this article raises some important issues about price discovery in the gold markets and aims to explain the view that the gold price is being set by the paper gold markets. BullionStar’s CEO Torgny Persson and precious metals analyst Ronan Manly are of the opinion that due to the structure of contemporary gold markets, it is primarily trading activity in the paper gold markets which sets the inte
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Sprott Money
The Targeted Lifetime of the US Dollar is 35 Years - Nico Simons
Why does the Fed aim for 2 percent inflation over time? The Federal Reserve System (Fed) judges that inflation at the rate of 2 percent (as measured by the annual change in the price index for personal consumption expenditures (PCE) is most consistent over the longest run with the Fed’s mandate for price stability and maximum employment. But what does this targeted 2 percent inflation mean for the lifetime of the US dollar? Statistically, the targeted 2 percent inflation works out as fol
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Hold 'Psychological $1200' as US Fed Decision Trumps Brexit, Dutch Election
GOLD PRICES held above $1200 per ounce Monday morning in Asia and London, retaining a 4% drop for this month so far ahead of this week's key central bank interest-rate decision from the US Federal Reserve, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Wednesday will also see the Netherlands go to the polls, with the anti-Euro anti-Islam Geert Wilders' Freedom Party projected to win a majority in the Tweede Kamer.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Fear Mongering, F.U.D.-ing And Fleecing-Rinse And Repeat, Until The Cartel’s Well Runs Dry
Today, we’re going to start in Europe – where the world’s second largest; and soon-to-be-defunct; currency is again plunging, as the equivalent of political and economic “nuclear bombs” are serially crashing.  In other words, the dollar – i.e., the meaningless “dollar index”; which matters not a whit to European gold investors, who are patting themselves on the back for having had the foresight to have invest in history’s best inflation hedge.  Thehe price of gold in Euros is just 16% from its a
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Central banks and gold 
The very near future is likely to see a sea-change in central bankers’ attitude to the gold allocation in their reserves. The failure of G20 monetary policy since the financial crisis is causing a general rethink, which may eventually lead to a new policy direction.For now, that is undecided, beyond a growing acceptance that today’s monetary policy does not work and the assumptions of recent decades, that gold as money should be phased out, might have been a mistake.The idea, that Western centra
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
A Global Eurodollar Shortage
The World Bank just released a telling report entitled "Trade Developments in 2016: Policy Uncertainty Weighs on World Trade". Though they deflect the problems in global trade to areas such as excessive regulatory initiatives and policy uncertainty (which is true), what is to be found buried in the appendix are the two un-annotated charts below. I suspect the World Bank didn't compare them directly (they are shown separately) because it would cast a spotlight on an even l
Monday, February 27, 2017
Charleston Voice
Banker Gold Price Suppression Currency Manipulations Have Persisted for 50 years
This 1967 meeting of the FOMC nearly 46 years ago is clear and indisputable evidence of gold price suppression and currency manipulation of the world's "free" and "open" market exchanges.  This criminal cabal has certainly built up their mechanisms since this time to conceal their sinister scheme from issuing dishonest money. It's blatant now and all of "in your face" is their behavioral response to inquiry. Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead. If you find this too cumbersome to read, the Fed
Friday, February 24, 2017
Mark O'Byrne -
Every Citizen Should Own 3.5 Ounces of Gold Bullion – Central Bank
Central bank governor has “dream” for every citizen to own at least 100 grams of gold bullion Governor of Central Bank of Kyrgyzstan said the central bank had sold around 140 kilos of gold bullion to the domestic population already Central Asian country’s central bank continues to diversify into gold bullion “Gold can be stored for a long time … doesn’t lose its value for the population as a means of savings” “I’ll try to turn the dream into reality faster…” The Governor of the Central bank o
Friday, February 17, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
A Chink of Light into London’s Gold Vaults?
On 5 February, the Financial Times of London (FT) featured a story revealing that the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) plans to begin publishing data on the amount of real physical gold actually stored in the London precious metals vaulting network. The article titled “London gold traders to open vaults in transparency push” can be read here (accessible via FT subscription or via free monthly FT read limit). This new LBMA ‘monthly vault data’ will, according to the FT’s sources, be publi
Friday, February 17, 2017
Thorsten Polleit
What Will Trump Do About the Central-Bank Cartel? 
The US is by far the biggest economy in the world. Its financial markets — be it equity, bonds or derivatives markets — are the largest and most liquid. The Greenback is the most important transaction currency. Many currencies in the world — be it the euro, the Chinese renminbi, the British pound or the Swiss franc — have actually been built upon the US dollar.The world is effectively on a US-dollar-standard, and the US Federal Reserve (Fed) has risen to the unofficial status of the world’s cent
Monday, February 13, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The “Money Supply” with a Gold Standard 
Usually you hear a couple things about the "money supply" with a gold standard. The first thing you hear is that it is determined by gold mining. The second thing you hear is that it is limited to the amount of gold held "in reserve," whatever that means. Sometimes you hear that it is determined by the "current account balance." All of this is bunk.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The “Money Supply” with a Gold Standard 2 : 1880 - 1970 
The United States, from 1789 to 1860, had a libertarian "free banking" system. Anyone could issue currency, but it had to be pegged to gold. This "gold peg" was a value peg
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  There Is More Where This Gift Has Come ...
On Wednesday, March 18, another handsome gift was delivered by the Fed to the bond bulls. It was the announcement that the Open Market Committee has made a unanimous decision for the central bank to buy $300 billion in long-term Treasury bonds and notes over the next six-month period. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond immediately fell from 3.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Feast Or “Famine”
Just 24 hours ago, for the first time I can remember, I was on the verge of sitting down to write without a single item of focus, given just how quiet the weekend’s news flow was.  Subsequently, I was “saved before the bell” – when China’s People Daily unleashed a scathing attack on Western government, claiming it was ready to assume the global leadership being actively abdicated by today’s supposed “leaders.”  Thus, the “upcoming, unprecedented, world-changing clash of civilizations” was born.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Who Owns the World’s Largest Gold Hoards? – Not the Central Banks!
It’s a common misconception that the world’s major central banks and monetary authorities own large quantities of gold bars. Most of them do not. Instead, this gold is owned by the sovereign states that have entrusted it to the respective nation’s central bank, and the central banks are merely acting as guardians of the gold. Tracing the ownership question a step further, what are sovereign states? A sovereign state is an entity with legal personality that is represented by one government. And w
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Death Of The European Union-And The Precious Metal Demand Explosion Hence
Even on a “quiet” news weekend – now that the PPT-orchestrated, soon-to-be-reversed “Trump-Flation” rally has put what remains of critical media analysis into hibernation – an utterly astounding amount of dramatically “PM bearish, everything-else-bullish” headlines emerged.  To the point that, albeit early, it’s starting to feel a lot like a year ago. No, the Fed’s minuscule, way-behind-the-curve interest rate hike didn’t catalyze a stock plunge like last January – as after the powers that be we
Monday, January 9, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Death Throes Of “Money”
I have some profound thoughts early on this cold Saturday morning, of just how much destruction the world’s “powers that be” – using the “weapon of mass destruction” known as fiat currencies – have wrought on seven-plus billion people.  Which more than ever, appears closer to being “counter-attacked” than ever before.  On any given day, dozens of instances of what’s wrong are readily apparent, causing the understanding of why this has happened to increase exponentially – particularly as the “fak
Monday, January 9, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
  Stocks, Bonds And Metals Will Shock Markets In 2017 
We are now approaching the final mania in markets. The Dow seems to be on its last swansong. Investors have been determined to take it up to 20,000. So far, the market has been twelve points from this magic level. At the same time treasury bonds are crashing. The 10-year yield has gone from a 1.4% a low 1 ½ years ago, to 2.5% now. Normally stock market investors would worry about higher interest rates but currently the market is in a euphoric mode so any bad news is ignored in this final crescen
Friday, December 30, 2016
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Unrelenting “PM-Bullish, Everything-Else-Bearish” Headlines-To Usher Out 2016, And Foreshadow 2017
It’s my last article of what I believe is the penultimate year of survival for history’s largest; most destructive; and for the first time, global, fiat Ponzi scheme.  Fittingly, on this typical quiet week of paper-thin holiday trading, the headlines are exploding with potentially cataclysmic, “PM-bullish, everything-else-bearish” items. For the first time since 2011 – when on Labor Day Eve; coincident with the Swiss National Bank committing to their ultimately fatal, hyper-inflationary decision
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The “Most Hated Asset On The Planet”
After 15 years in Precious Metals – and 27 in financial markets – I thought I had seen everything.  Yes, manipulation has dramatically morphed over that time – starting with the creation of the “President’s Working Group on Financial Markets” in 1987 – just before my career started – from an “as needed” function, to a 24/7, “every day worse than the last” mainstay.  And yes, the self-destructive ramifications of history’s first global fiat currency regime didn’t first appear until the turn of th
Wednesday, December 21, 2016