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Bullion Vault
Gold Price 'Unmoved' by Catalonia, Down 7 Months in 12 as US Stocks Up in 11 Ahead of the Fed
GOLD PRICE gains of 0.9% overnight evaporated against a rising US Dollar in London on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy decision, widely-expected to leave interest rates and QE unchanged. Gold popped to 1-week highs at $1280 per ounce in Asian trade overnight as the Caixin PMI survey said Chinese manufacturing activity held near stall-speed in October. Bullion prices then re
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Oil for gold – the real story
Following an article in the Nikkei Asia Review, which reported China will shortly introduce an oil futures contract priced in yuan, there has been some confusion about what it means. The article pointed out that in combination with existing gold futures priced in yuan, an oil exporter to China contracting to accept yuan could use these two futures contracts to take delivery of physical gold in payment for oil.I was quoted in that article as follows:"It is a mechanism which is likely to appeal to
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
London House Prices Are Falling – Time to Buckle Up
– London house prices fall in September: first time in eight years – High-end London property fell by 3.2% in year – House sales down by over a very large one-third – Global Real Estate Bubble Index – see table – Brexit, rising inflation and political uncertainty causing many buyers to back away from market – U.K. housing stock worth record £6.8 trillion, almost 1.5 times value of LSE and more than the value of all the gold in world – Homeowners and property investors should diversify and invest
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Michael Ballanger
The Monotonous Madness of Managed Markets
So there you have it. A clear breakout to all-time highs confirmed by every measure everywhere with momentum charging ahead and high-fives and champagne corks flying about with reckless abandon and serial glee. To quote Chuck Prince, who left Citigroup in 2007 with an exit bonus of around $12.5 million, $68 million in stock and options, $1.7 million pension, an office, a car and a driver for five years during which time Citigroup shed $64 BILLION in valuation, "As long as the music is playing, y
Thursday, October 5, 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
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Japanese Banks Plan To Launch A Digital Currency Meant To Kill Off Cash
Japan’s central bank is currently planning to back a scheme that would permanently kill off cash. Using blockchain technology, the J-Coin is now under development by Japanese bankers. The J Coin has the blessing of financial regulators as this will literally end Japan’s cash dependency. According to the Financial Times, the currency is meant to launch in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a way to streamline the country’s financial system. The idea for J-Coin is that it would sit alongside the
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
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
$500 Billion of ‘Liar Loans’ in Australia
Australian banks are sitting on A$500 Billion of ‘Liar Loans’ according to UBS. In US dollars, that’s about $400 billion, quite a significant amount of money for a relatively small economy. Here’s something else for policy makers to worry about as they attempt to engineer a soft landing in Australia’s property market. The country’s lenders could be sitting on A$500 billion ($402 billion) of “liar loans,” or mortgages obtained on inaccurate financial information, according to an estimate from UB
Friday, September 15, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Outlook for the dollar price of gold
Now that gold has become overbought on Comex, the price is vulnerable to being trashed, yet again, by the too-big-to-fail banks. It is a familiar operation in gold futures markets, where speculators buying contracts protect themselves with stop-losses.All the TBTF banks need is a pause in the speculator’s buying and a little good news (bad for gold). Ideally, the active contract will be running into maturity, so the speculators are forced to put up or shut up: in other words, sell the contract,
Friday, September 15, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
China sees new world order with its own oil benchmark backed by gold
By Damon Evans Nikkei Asian Review, Tokyo Friday, September 1, 2017 https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Commodities/China-sees-new-world-order-w... DENPASAR, Indonesia -- China is expected shortly to launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold in what analysts say could be a game-changer for the industry. The contract could become the most important Asia-based crude oil benchmark, given that China is the world's biggest oil importer. Crude oil is usually priced in re
Tuesday, September 5, 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
Oilprice.com - oilprice.com
Forget Oil Prices, Oil Majors Are A Buy
Oil stocks have been performing dismally this year, and oil prices have failed to sustain a rally, so why are these stocks still attractive? Low valuations and high dividend yields, say analysts.  Supermajor oil companies are living a new reality that is based on new profits in a forever-low oil price environment—and globally, analysts say, the oil sector is a great investment. Value has returned, because international oil giants have adapted. The initial enthusiasm over OPEC’s production cut de
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Will the Electric Car Revolution Sink Platinum and Palladium?
Everyone has probably heard about the upcoming electric car revolution whose vanguard is Tesla Motors led by Elon Musk. The electric car is actually nothing new – the first vehicles were produced as long ago as in the 1880s. However, the mass production of cheaper gasoline vehicles triggered by Henry Ford put electric cars into limbo for decades. But this can change quickly thanks to the rapidly falling costs. As one can see in the chart below, the price of a battery pack declined from $1000 per
Friday, August 18, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Fearful Investors Losing Faith in Trump?
Mainstream media likes to assign a reason for every squiggle in the stock market, bond market, or commodities. Today provides an amusing example. Reuters says Washington’s Mounting Woes Push S&P to Biggest Loss in Three Months. U.S. stocks sold off on Thursday, with the S&P 500 recording its biggest daily percentage drop in three months as escalating worries about the Trump administration’s ability to push through its economic agenda rattled investors. Investors appeared to be losing faith in t
Friday, August 18, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Advance towards Resistance on Weak Dollar and Cautious FOMC Minutes, Palladium Hits 16-Year High
GOLD PRICES rallied towards its resistance level this Thursday morning in London, while the US Dollar remained weak after rather dovish hints from Fed officials suggesting that the next rate hike may be further postponed, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold briefly touched $1289 per ounce before dropping back to $1286 failing to reach the resistance level of $1294 and the psychological barrier of $1300.  The metal started its rise from $1268 on Thursday after
Thursday, August 17, 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
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Money Laundering Scandal at Australia’s Largest Bank Triggers Another Call for Ban of Cash
Ian Narev, the CEO of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation’s largest bank is set to step down amid money laundering charges. Money laundering is big business in Australia because regulations do not cover lawyers, real estate agents, accountants, and CEOs ignoring warnings from police. Despite the obvious problem, it’s cash itself that gets the blame. There are several stories here buts let’s start with Australia’s Biggest Bank Says CEO Will Retire Amid Money-Laundering Scandal. Comm
Monday, August 14, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
How much gold is in the London vaults?
Buyers and sellers of precious metals welcome greater transparency.  The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and the London Precious Metals Clearing Limited (LPMCL) have just begun releasing data on gold and silver inventories in London vaults. Until last week no one knew exactly how much precious metal was stored in the British capital’s vaults.  The vaulting statistics, which are released on a three month lagged basis, will be enhanced by more detailed trade reporting at an as yet unsp
Monday, August 7, 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
Julian D. W. Phillips - Gold Forecaster
Gold’s future confiscation is a growing reality, as currency confidence slides!
Article – Part 5The subject of gold’s confiscation has come onto our screens again, but this time, being described as a “Myth” in the future. This thought comes from Canada, a favorite place for U.S. citizens to store their gold in the hopes that it will be outside the reach of the U.S. Federal Reserve. We respond to the article that described it as a myth, because we are firmly of the opinion that as we move from dollar hegemony to a multi currency, world currencies will find themselves competi
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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