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Chris Powell - GATA
Shilling for Bundesbank, FT avoids key questions about gold
Yesterday the Financial Times continued its campaign to persuade the world that nothing deceptive is going on in the gold sector, publishing a long article lauding the German Bundesbank and its board member, Carl-Ludwig Thiele, for flawlessly arranging the repatriation of some of the central bank's gold from London, Paris, and New York. At least the article, appended here, quotes the founder of Germany's "Repatriate Our Gold" campaign, Peter Boehringer, who just has been elected to the country's
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Hypocrisy Most Foul. . .
As you all know by now, I have absolutely zero knowledge of anything related to the "blockchain" technology, which translates into "I don't own Bitcoin and would not touch HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (HIVE:TSX.V; PRELF:OTC) with a barge pole." That also means that I am constantly being reminded, primarily by those considerably younger than me, that geriatric anchoring is costing me (and my readers) a great deal of money by avoiding the space which, as you can see from the chart below, has
Monday, November 6, 2017
Frank Shostak
Can Gradual Interest-Rate Tightening Prevent a Bust?
Fed policy makers are of the view that if there is the need to tighten the interest rate stance the tightening should be gradual as to not destabilize the economy.The gradual approach gives individuals plenty of time to adjust to the tighter monetary stance. This adjustment in turn will neutralize the possible harmful effect that such a tighter stance may have on the economy.But is it possible by means of a gradual monetary policy to undo the damage inflicted to the economy by previous loose mon
Friday, November 3, 2017
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
How to Buy Silver Online 
This guide is for any potential silver investor looking to buy silver online to protect wealth or maximize gains. Although there are literally dozens of silver products and silver dealers, following a few simple guidelines will ensure you secure a safe investment and capitalize on this precious metals bull market to the fullest.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  Motive, means and opportunity, but no crime
When a prosecutor is trying to establish guilt in a murder trial in most cases he will try to show that the accused had the motive, the means and the opportunity. However, prior to analysing motive, means and opportunity (MMO) there must first be evidence that an actual murder occurred. One of the most basic mistakes made by those who tout gold-price suppression stories is that they focus on the MMO without first establishing that a crime has taken place. The crime in this case would be causing
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
  Neck and Neck: Russian and Chinese Official Gold Reserves 
Official gold reserve updates from the Russian and Chinese central banks are probably one of the more closely watched metrics in the gold world. After the US, Germany, Italy and France, the sovereign gold holdings of China and Russia are the world’s 5th and 6th largest. And with the gold reserves ‘official figures’ of the US, Germany, Italy and France being essentially static, the only numbers worth watching are those of China and Russia. The Russian Federation’s central bank, the Bank of Russia
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Is That a Feature or a Bug?
We have covered many reasons why bitcoin is unsound and not money. It’s a ledger of unbacked liabilities. It is designed to have finite quantity but therefore indeterminate and hence volatile value. This makes it unusable for borrowing or lending and hence savings, but a great a vehicle for conversion of one person’s wealth into another’s income. It is not a commodity—discussion of the usefulness of the network notwithstanding—nor is it backed by a commodity or any asset. It is a perfect, crypto
Monday, October 2, 2017
Bullion Vault
Wholesale Gold Bars Recover Half Week's Drop as China's Bank Funding Queried, UK Deficit Widens
GOLD BARS traded in London's wholesale market rose back to $1287 per ounce on Friday, halving the week's previous $20 loss as global stock markets rose within 0.5% of last week's new all-time high on the MSCI World Index. Major government bond prices rallied, easing longer-term interest rates lower from this week's jump, as commodities held flat overall. Silver traded 10 cents above its 6-week l
Friday, September 29, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
LBMA Silver Price Benchmark – Changes, but no Wider Participation
On 21 September, ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) announced that it will take over the administration of the daily LBMA Silver Price benchmark auction beginning Monday 2 October. This LBMA Silver Price auction is the successor to the former London Silver Fix auction. The auction takes the form of trading unallocated silver positions on an electronic platform. The resulting price from the daily auction provides a daily silver price reference rate or benchmark which is used widely throughout the
Friday, September 29, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Financial Advice From Man Who Made $1+ Billion in 1929 – Importance Of Being Patient and “Sitting”
Editor Mark O’Byrne – Listen to Jesse Livermore and ignore the noise of short term market movements, central bank waffle and daily headlines   – Stock and bond markets are overvalued but continue to climb… for now – What goes up must come down and investors should diversify and rebalance portfolios despite market noise – Behavioural biases currently drive markets, prompting legendary investors to be confused and opt out – Lesson is to prepare portfolios for long-term and invest in assets that wi
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Ray Dalio's Principles: A Radically Truthful Review
Axel Merk, Merk Investments September 27, 2017  Follow @AxelMerk Tweet      Spending $26.95 to pick Ray Dalio’s brain for over 16 hours listening to the audiobook appears fantastic value to me. The thought crossed my mind to offer Mr. Dalio a charity donation in his name if he gave me t
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Philippine dictator Marcos' gold bars: Fact or fiction?
* * * By Gerry Lirio ABS-CBN News, Quezon City, Philippines Thursday, September 21, 2017 http://news.abs-cbn.com/focus/09/21/17/marcos-gold-bars-fact-or-fiction MANILA -- By the late industrialist Enrique Zobel's recollections, former strongman Ferdinand Marcos left behind his widow, Imelda, and three children with a cache of gold bars that in 1989 was worth at least $35 billion. Zobel disclosed the value of Marcos' gold bars in a 14-page sworn statement issued before the Senate Blue Ribbon Comm
Friday, September 22, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
LBMA pledges 'transparency,' so where are the gold swaps and leases?
Writing in the September issue of the World Gold Council's Gold Investor newsletter, London Bullion Market Association Chief Executive Ruth Crowell writes that the organization is committed to delivering transparency and so its members will disclose their transactions with governments, central banks, and the Bank for International Settlements, including gold swaps, leases, and gold-related derivatives. Crowell's essay is headlined "LBMA -- Delivering Transparency and Integrity" and is posted at
Thursday, September 21, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
The Golden Revolution, Revisited: Chapter 9
This Insight continues the serial publication of the new, Revisited edition of my book, The Golden Revolution (John Wiley and Sons, 2012). (The first instalment can be found here.) The book is being published by Goldmoney and will also appear as a special series of Goldmoney Insights over the coming months. This instalment comprises the fourth chapter of Section II.View the Entire Research Piece as a PDF here.Why Financial Genius Fails, or, a Forensic Study of the 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
The Truth About Bundesbank Repatriation of Gold From U.S.
– Bundesbank has completed a transfer of gold worth €24B from France and U.S. – Germany has completed domestic gold storage plan 3 years ahead of schedule – In the €7.7 million plan, 54,000 gold bars were shipped and audited – In 2012 German court called for inspection of Germany’s foreign gold holdings – Decision to repatriate from Paris and New York was ‘to build trust and confidence domestically’ – 1,236t or 37% of German holdings remain in New York Fed facility – Bundesbank wants to hold gol
Friday, August 25, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Mnuchin’s PR Visit to Fort Knox proves nothing about the US Gold Reserves
On the afternoon of Monday, August 21, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, and Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie took a visit to the vault of the US Mint’s gold depository in Fort Knox, Kentucky, a vault which, according to the US Treasury, holds gold bars containing 147,341,858 fine troy ounces of gold (4583 tonnes of gold). The trip was notable in that it is one of the rare occasions in history that a US political/congres
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Sprott Money
The LBMA Is A Ploy of the Central Bank Community - Nico Simons
This article is about the way the Central Bank Community manipulates the price of gold and the role of the LBMA within. We describe some of the signs that the Central Bank Community manipulate the price of gold and that they are using the LBMA to reach their goal. Is the manipulation of the gold price a classic case of Diffusion of responsibility because so many organizations are involved and avoid taking responsibility? Manipulation is a joint effort of the Central Bank Community The sig
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
BullionStar quoted in Wall Street Journal article on New York Fed gold
On August 10, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article about the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) custody gold and the NY Fed’s gold vault. This vault is located under the New York Fed’s headquarters at 33 Liberty in Manhattan, New York City. The article, titled “The Fed Has 6,200 Tons of Gold in a Manhattan Basement – Or Does It?”, can be read on the subscription only WSJ site here, but is also viewable in full on both the Fox News Business and MorningStar websites, here and h
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Sprott Money
The LBMA is a ploy of the Central Bank Community
This article is about the way the Central Bank Community manipulates the price of gold and the role of the LBMA within. We describe some of the signs that the Central Bank Community manipulate the price of gold and that they are using the LBMA to reach their goal. Is the manipulation of the gold price a classic case of Diffusion of responsibility because so many organizations are involved and avoid taking responsibility? Manipulation is a joint effort of the Central Bank Community The signs
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
FLASH: Wall Street Journal acknowledges gold leasing and swaps question ...
* * * In the report appended here the newspaper gets a Fed official to say that the Fed does not lease the gold of other nations. Well, of course not. But do those other nations lease or swap gold, or did they? And does the U.S. government lease or swap gold, or did it? If so, why? The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, William Dudley, was asked that question in public last year and ran away from it as fast as he could. It's on video: http://www.gata.org/node/16341 Over the last
Monday, August 14, 2017
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