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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
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Bitcoin Soars Past $3,300 to New Record High!
Excitement has returend to the cryptocurrency markets as the price of Bitcoin rocketed to a record high above $3,300 today. We told subscribers that the August 1st fork was generating unsubstantiated FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), thus creating a buying opportunity. Those with BTC prior to the fork, now have an equal amount of Bitcoin Cash. When we add in the value of BCH to BTC, the true value of Bitcoin is really closer to $3,500 today. The price of bitcoin is now up 370% year to date and
Monday, August 7, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
There is $300 billion worth of gold locked in the vaults of London
Quartz/Preeti Varathan/08-02-17 Some 600,000 gold bars, worth nearly $300 billion, are stashed around London. For good measure, there are also a million silver bars in London vaults, adding another $19 billion to the city’s precious metal holdings. Until recently, no one knew exactly how much gold and silver were stored in the vaults of the British capital. But this week, in the name of “transparency,” the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) published this data for the first time. London is
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Theodore Butler - Butler Research
  The Key Test Ahead
Before getting into the subject of today’s title, allow me to update a couple of topics previously discussed. Last Wednesday, I offered a review of world silver inventories in which I concluded that there were roughly one billion oz in fully documented inventories of metal in industry standard 1000 oz bars and perhaps another 500 million to one billion additional oz in unverified holdings; making a grand total of 1.5 to 2 billion oz for world silver inventories in, essentially, the only form tha
Friday, August 4, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ronan Manly: Little transparency in LBMA's London vault report
This week's report by the London Bullion Market Association about the gold and silver held in London-area vaults brings little transparency to the issue and even contradicts itself, gold researcher Ronan Manly writes today. Manly concludes: "The amount of gold in the London LBMA gold vaults (including the Bank of England's) that is not central bank gold, that is not exchange-traded fund gold, and that is not institutional allocated gold is quite a low number. The actual number is difficult to de
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
LBMA Gold Vault Data – How low is the London Gold Float?
The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has just released a first update on the quantity of physical gold and silver holdings stored in the ‘LBMA’ London vaulting network. The LBMA press release explaining the move, dated 31 July, can be read here. This vaulting network, administered by the LBMA, comprises a set of precious metals vaults situated in London that are operated by the Bank of England and 7 commercial vault operators. For simplicity, this set of vaults can be called the LBMA Lon
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
LBMA says London vaults hold 7,500 tonnes of gold
By Jon Yeomans The Telegraph, London Monday, July 31, 2017 London has long been acknowledged as the biggest gold trading centre in the world, but no one has ever been able to say for sure how much gold is stored in the capital -- until now. New data has revealed that around 7,500 tonnes of gold was held in London in March of this year -- the equivalent of 596,000 gold bars, or L227 billion worth of gold. The data was published by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) as part of a new driv
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
24hgold
Announces 2017 Second Quarter Results

Friday, July 28, 2017
24hgold
Reports Unaudited Second Quarter Results for 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Seasonal Sweet Spot – August and September – Coming
– Gold seasonal sweet spot – August and September – is coming – Gold’s performance by month from 1979 to 2016 – must see table – August sees average return of 1.4% and September of 2.5% – September is best month to own gold, followed by January, November & August  by Palisade Research Looking back at gold’s performance since 1979, August and September are big months for the yellow metal. What is the cause? No one really knows but there are some theories that have been thrown around. The adage “
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Koos Jansen - Bullion Star
Did The Dutch Central Bank Lie About Its Gold Bar List?
Head of the Financial Markets Division of the Dutch central bank, Aerdt Houben, stated in an interview for newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad published in October 2016 that releasing a bar list of the Dutch official gold reserves “would cost hundreds of thousands of euros”. In this post we’ll expose this is virtually impossible – the costs to publish the bar list should be close to zero – and speculate about the far reaching implications of this falsehood.  Recap This story started a couple of ye
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Is the COMEX Rigged?
The COMEX gold futures market and the London OTC gold market have a joint monopoly on setting the international gold price. This is because these two markets generate the largest ‘gold’ trading volumes and have the highest ‘liquidity’. However, this price setting dominance is despite either of these two markets actually trading physical gold bars. Both markets merely trade different forms of derivatives of gold bars. Overall, the COMEX (which is owned by the CME Group) is even more dominant that
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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