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Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Second Front In The Gold World
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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co. - The Real Asset Co
  The London Gold Market: What’s behind the smoke and mirrors 
In our last two major research pieces we have been looking at the working parts of the gold market and where the heart of it lies. We’re trying to help investors understand where gold prices are really set. Today we take a look at the London gold market, an older and arguably larger market than COMEX. A couple of weeks ago we explained how we had ‘found that the COMEX was still the beating heart of the gold market.’ Since this research piece, Bron Sucheki, whose work featured in our last piece,
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Chris Martenson
  Russia Did It!
This past week saw an enormous outpouring of respect and admiration for Stephen Hawking upon his passing. In contrast to his frail health in life, his contributions to our understanding of the universe were prodigious and robust. Hawking's elevation of rational and intellectual truth above all else, even his failing body, inspired a generation of science lovers. Perhaps, too, he represented something in desperately short supply in today's world: intellectual integrity. Our lives are now fraught
Friday, March 16, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Hungary’s Gold Repatriation Adds To Growing Protest Against US Dollar Hegemony
– Hungarian National Bank (MNB) to repatriate 100,000 ounces gold from Bank of England– Follows trend of Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Belgium each looking to bring gold back to home soil– Hungary one of the smallest gold owners amongst central banks, with just 5 tonnes– Central bank gold purchases continue to be major drivers of gold market– Russian central bank gold reserves now exceed those of China– Decisions to repatriate and increase gold reserves come as rifts between East and West wi
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
LBMA Alchemy and the London Gold and Silver Markets: 2 Steps Back
“Did you think that the high-powered world of the LBMA would operate in a fishbowl for all to see? We cannot take what is on the outside as evidence for what is on the inside.” Thoughts of ANOTHER – October 1997 LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price – Price Publication Delays In August 2014, the long-standing and tainted London Silver Fixing daily auction was replaced by a newly launched London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Silver Price daily auction. Similarly, in March 2015, the infamous
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Ronan Manly: LBMA stalls daily gold and silver price auction fix reports
The London Bullion Market Association, gold researcher Ronan Manly discloses today, has stopped providing timely reports of the daily gold and silver auction price fixes and has against postponed its plans to publish trade data about the monetary metals. Manly writes: "It must be obvious to everyone that the LBMA and its bullion bank members do not want the transparency that gold and silver trade reporting would provide. Otherwise they would not have spent four years on a project that any indivi
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Robert Lambourne: Use of gold derivatives by BIS declines by 55 tonnes in February
The Bank for International Settlements reduced its use of gold swaps and other gold-related derivatives during February, according to the bank's statement of account for the month: https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc280218.pdf This decrease follows a large increase in the bank's gold swaps in January. In recent months the BIS has been actively trading gold derivatives and the amounts disclosed each month have been variable. The information provided in the BIS monthly statement of a
Tuesday, March 6, 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
BullionStar - Bullion Star
The Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin
The rapid emergence and commercialization of blockchain technology is undoubtedly one of the key technological trends at the moment, not just within crypto currencies, but as a disruptive technology across many industries and economic functions. At a high level, a blockchain is a distributed and public digital ledger of transactions that is updated across a peer-to-peer network, and that uses cryptography to record and update the chain of blocks that make up the ledger. Within a blockchain struc
Monday, February 26, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Venezuela aims for crypto alchemy with new 'petro gold' token
CARACAS -- Venezuela is preparing a new cryptocurrency called "petro gold" that will be backed by precious metals, President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, a day after launching an oil-backed token that has been panned as a pipe dream by blockchain experts. Maduro is hoping cryptocurrencies will help Venezuela skirt U.S. financial sanctions as it struggles under hyperinflation and a collapsing socialist economy. On Tuesday he said the newly launched petro cryptocurrency raised $735 million
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Robert Lambourne: Gold market intervention by BIS increased substantially in January
The Bank for International Settlements substantially increased its use of gold swaps and other gold-related derivatives during January, according to the bank's statement of account for the month: https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc180131.pdf This increase follows a large decline in the bank's gold swaps in December. In recent months the BIS has been actively trading gold derivatives. The information provided in the BIS monthly statement of account is not sufficient to calculate a pr
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Bitcoin and Crypto Prices Being Manipulated Like Precious Metals
Listen on BlogTalkRadio Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network (FSN) interviewed GoldCore’s Mark O’Byrne about the outlook for crypto currencies, financial markets and precious metals. – Are bitcoin and crypto prices being manipulated like precious metals? – Is there a coordinated backlash against bitcoin from JPM and powerful interests? – 95% of cryptocurrencies and ICOs will likely go to zero – Good cryptos will thrive, most will disappear in “massive creative destruction” – Ponzi like n
Monday, February 12, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Robert Lambourne: BIS gold derivatives fall in December but remain hefty
* * * By Robert Lambourne Disclosures in the December 2017 statement of account published by the Bank for International Settlements -- https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc171231.pdf -- indicate that during December the bank reduced substantially its use of gold swaps and other gold-related derivatives. The information provided in the BIS monthly statement of account is not sufficient to calculate a precise amount of gold-related derivatives, including swaps, but it appears that the tot
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Ronan Manly: LBMA promises transparency but never delivers
Gold researcher Ronan Manly today examines the years-long racket of the London Bullion Market Association's promising greater transparency in the gold market while always failing to deliver. Manly's analysis is headlined "What's Happening (or Not) at the LBMA: Some Updates" and it's posted at Bullion Star here: https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/ronan-manly/whats-happening-not-lbma-u...
Friday, February 2, 2018
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Four Key Trends for Gold Market in 2018
The World Gold Council published its gold market outlook for 2018. Will gold continue its January rally or should we expect declines? Solid Gold’s Performance in 2017 The World Gold Council begins its report with a short summary of 2017. The organization points out that gold performed relatively well, given the fact that the global economy picked up, risk assets rose in value, while the Fed hiked interest rates three times. Against this backdrop, the price of gold in U.S. dollars rose 13.5 perce
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
What’s Happening (or Not) at the LBMA: Some Updates
This article is in 3 parts and covers a) upcoming trade reporting in the London gold market which is being led by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), b) the recent publication by the LBMA of a Guide to the London OTC precious metals markets, and c) an update on monthly vault reporting which the LBMA and the Bank of England launched in 2017. LBMA Trade Reporting The lack of trade reporting in the London gold market is possibly one of the biggest ommissions in global financial markets, s
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Is Tether a Scam That Will Crash the Bitcoin Price by 80
Tether is a “stablecoin” which aims to maintain a value of one US dollar per tether. It it connected to Bitfinex and created by officers from the company, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Tether Limited claims that Tether is backed by reserves of U.S. dollars on a one-to-one basis. But some are claiming that Tether is not backed by dollars and is created out of thin air in order to pump the price of Bitcoin higher. They claim that Tether is a scam that will implode and c
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Dollar Destruction and Inexpensive Commodities
Americans buy groceries with dollars. Most of the world buys crude oil with dollars.  World trade depends upon dollars. That is changing but for now, it’s a fact. SO WHAT? If dollars weaken against other fiat currencies and against commodities, it takes more dollars to buy the same stuff. That extra-hot, sugar free, half-caf, soy latte for five bucks could be priced at seven bucks next year.  Gasoline in the U.S. was $0.25 fifty years ago and now it’s ten times more expensive. Slow or fast, doll
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Davos – My Personal Experience of the $100,000 Event, $60 Burgers, Massive Inequality and the Blockchain Revolution 
– Davos elite hear warnings of complacency akin to 2007 as economic risks grow – Toxic mix of infallible belief, arrogance, megalomania and economic ignorance – Some express concern economies are vulnerable due to imbalances, trade, geo-political tensions– Soros: Trump creating ‘mafia state’ & ‘set on a course towards nuclear war’ with N Korea– Bond bear market, rising interest rates and massive $233 trillion debt are some of the many threats to global stability – Davos theme explores massive in
Friday, January 26, 2018
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
The Blockchain Revolution Is Heading To Space
There is a new wave of coders and hackers looking to upend the entire internet, signaling the start of a brand new space race. No, this isn’t an episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, this is actually happening. Currently, the internet is built by large centralized services including server owners, data managers, cloud providers, search engines, telecommunication companies, and social media websites. And these entities are beginning to expand their reach. Internet security and net neutrality are quick
Thursday, January 25, 2018
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