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Mark O'Byrne -
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?
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Impending Mega-Moves and re #1 Asset for Profiting and Protecting
DEEPCASTER LLCFORTRESS ASSETS PORTFOLIO | LETTERS, ALERTS & ARTICLESHIGH POTENTIAL SPECULATOR | HIGH YIELD PORTFOLIOPreserve & Enhance WealthInvestment & Geopolitical IntelligenceMarkets were triggered and shocked a few days ago when the yield on the Bellwether U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note shot up over 2.9% which resulted mainly from Fed Chair Powell’s hinting at the possibility of 4 rate hikes this year. Other soon-to-be-detonated Triggers will have Mega-Consequences for Key Market Sectors but wi
Friday, March 9, 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
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
China Rating Agency Downgrades U.S. Debt
While U.S. government and Federal Reserve officials continue to pretend as if all is well in the economy, apparently a rather important counter-party doesn’t share the same view. A few weeks ago there was a story about how the Chinese government is considering reducing its allocation of U.S. treasuries. Now, one of the Chinese rating agencies (Dagong Global Credit Rating) has gone ahead and downgraded the U.S. credit rating. Based on the financials, it’s hardly a surprise to see the U.S. get dow
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Budget Issues Return To Spotlight As Next Debt Ceiling Circus Looms
Judging by the fact that you’re reading this, at some point you have probably been concerned about the financial condition of United States government. The publicly stated debt is now over $20 trillion, while Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff pegs the cost of unfunded liabilities at over $222 trillion! Not exactly ideal in an $18 trillion economy. And if there’s an accountant out there who can explain how it’s even feasibly possible that the debt could ever be repaid without default
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Mark O'Byrne -
Government Shutdown Ends – Markets Ignore Looming Debt and Bond Market Threat
– U.S. Senate pass a temporary spending plan through Feb. 8 to end shutdown– Markets shrug off both government shutdown and re-opening– Markets, government and media ignoring worsening US debt position – Gold responding positively to U.S. dysfunction, rising US Treasury yields & weaker dollar – U.S. government national debt is $20.6 trillion and increasing rapidly– ‘Bonds, like men, are in a bear market’ – Bill Gross Editor: Mark O’Byrne Investors “irrational exuberance” continues after the larg
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Bullion Ends June at January Low vs Falling Dollar, 'Supportive' Asian Demand 'Will Weaken'
GOLD BULLION slipped again overnight Friday against a falling US Dollar, heading for the lowest monthly finish since January in London's wholesale trade while world stock markets rallied from yesterday's sell-off and bond prices also stabilized. Commodities extended their bounce in Dollar terms, taking Brent crude oil further above $47 per barrel – some 6% above mid-June's 7-month low – but silver and platinum prices held lower for
Friday, June 30, 2017
India’s gold jewellery demand to rise 17 in calendar 2017
BusinessStandard/Dilip Kumar Jha/03-06-17 India’s gold jewellery demand is likely to increase by 17 per cent during the calendar year 2017, on reviving demand after a drop in post-demonetisation consumer offtake. Rating agency. India Rating, in its latest study forecasts India’s gold jewellery demand at 600 tonnes for calendar 2017, which is equivalent to the last five years’ average. Data compiled by the World Gold Council (WGC) estimated India’s gold jewellery demand at 514 tonnes for 2016.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
IT WILL ALL GO HORRIBLY WRONG By Egon von Greyerz To own gold is not climbing a wall of worry. For anyone who understands the problems that the world is now facing, physical gold ownership gives peace of mind and the best insurance that money can buy. So why is less than 0.5% of world financial assets invested in gold and gold stocks? There are several reasons for this. Firstly, 100 years of massive credit expansion and money printing have mainly inflated the asset classes that investors underst
Friday, March 3, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Expect the Expected in 2017. For the Rest, Buy Gold
You can't plan for the unplannable. Buying gold might at least spread your risk... LIKE quitting smoking again (now something of a pro') and pretending to drink a bit less (at least mid-week) a rally in prices to buy gold is becoming something of a New Year's tradition, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Eight times in the last 10 years gold prices have ended January hig
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Gordon Long - Market Analytics
Financial Repression and a Chronic Unemployment Problem
What is little appreciated today is that the Humphrey Hawkins Full Employment Act in 1978 assisted in "birthing" Financial Repression and placing us firmly on the Monetary policy path the Federal Reserve is presently imprisoned by. Deep State planners fully understood then that employment would become an increasingly larger problem in America and within the developed nations as leveraged buyouts with immediate "downsizing", "rightsizing" and "outsourcing" were beginning to domi
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Is Stockman Right Is This The Big One
It’s early Monday morning, on what could not only be an historically bad week for global financial markets, but the “beginning of the end” of the manipulated worldwide perception that “everything’s OK.”  Most of the world’s 7.4 billion denizens know this already, having watched their savings, currencies, standards of living, and political and/or social stability decline substantially since the 2008 financial crisis.  Which also goes for the majority of Westerners, I might add.  However, Western
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Mark O'Byrne -
Gold Prices Surge to Highest in Nearly Two Years On FED and Brexit Haven Demand
Gold prices surged to their highest level in nearly two years yesterday on BREXIT concerns and deepening concerns that the Federal Reserve central banks are slowly losing control of the financial and monetary system.Gold subsequently fell quite sharply below the key $1,300 level but remains roughly 1% higher for the week in all currencies and is on track for its third week of gains. Asset Performance YTD 2016 (Finviz)Ultra loose monetary policies are set to get even looser as the Federal Reserve
Friday, June 17, 2016
John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Unintended Consequences, Part 3: 'How Do I Get Away From Negative Yi
The theory was pretty straightforward: push interest rates down far enough -- in some cases to negative territory where borrowers actually turn a profit on their debts -- and people will borrow money, spend it, and growth will ensue, with all that that implies for incumbent party election victories, banker year-end bonuses and other extremely important public policy goals. But the theory's designers apparently missed some crucial concepts -- like the fact that people would be free to i
Friday, June 10, 2016
Chris Powell - GATA
Negative-yield debt breaks $10 trillion level for first time
Negative-yielding government debt has risen above $10 trillion for the first time, enveloping an increasingly large part of the financial markets after being fueled by central bank stimulus and a voracious investor appetite for sovereign paper. The amount of sovereign debt trading with a sub-zero yield climbed 5 percent in May from a month earlier to $10.4 trillion, buoyed by rising bond prices in Italy, Japan, Germany, and France, according to rating agency Fitch. Yields fall as the price of th
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Mark O'Byrne -
Bank Bail-Ins Pose Risks To Retail Investors and Depositors
Bank bail-ins pose risks to retail investors and especially savers and yet these have been completely ignored in most of the media.The Financial Times covers bail-ins today with a focus on the risk to investors while continuing to ignore that posed to savers and depositors including small and medium size enterprises.From the FT:When Ignazio Visco, governor of the Bank of Italy, spoke in Florence this month, his focus turned to regulation of bail-ins.At a sensitive moment for Italian lenders, who
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Corporate Defaults and Gold
Corporate defaults hit the highest levels since 2009. What does it mean for the gold market? So far this year, 46 companies across the world have defaulted on their debt (worth $50 billion), the highest number since the recent financial crisis, according to a study by credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The rise in defaults is caused by declining corporate revenues and earnings. Indeed, corporate earnings have fallen 18.5 percent from their peak in late 2014 and are estimated to decline 8.5
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
24hGold - Publicnow
SILVER Trina Solar Awarded a Silver Rating in EcoVadis CSR Survey
CHANGZHOU, China, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ('Trina Solar' or the 'Company'), a global leader in photovoltaic ('PV') modules, solutions, and services today announced that the Company has been granted a Silver Recognition Level in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance survey conducted by EcoVadis. Recording a solid year-on-year improvement in its overall score, Trina Solar is now ranked in the top 13% of all businesses assessed by EcoVadis globall
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
24hGold - Publicnow
GOLD AngloGold Ashanti rating action by Standard Poor's rating agency ("SP")
Acrobat Version AngloGold Ashanti confirms that Standard & Poor's Rating Agency (S&P) has affirmed AngloGold Ashanti's BB+ long-term corporate credit rating and revised the outlook to stable from negative. S&P cited the reduction in debt and increasing local currency gold prices as reasons for the increase in earnings, cash flows, liquidity, and credit metrics for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. The stable outlook reflects S&P's expectation that AngloGold Ashanti can maintain core credit metrics at t
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Wolf Richter
Italy’s Banking Crisis Spirals Elegantly out of Control
How to dump toxic waste on the public through the backdoor. Back during the euro debt crisis, while the ECB was buying government debt from Member States to keep Italian and Spanish government debt from imploding, German politicians fretted out loud about what exactly the ECB was buying. Among them was Frank Schäffler, at the time Member of the Federal Parliament, who in September 2011 said with uncanny accuracy: “If the ECB continues like this, it will soon buy old bicycles and pay for them wit
Monday, February 15, 2016