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Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold: Texbook Pullback In Play
Gold’s recent rally from the $1268 area lows has stalled, and the reasons for that are both fundamental and technical. This is the daily gold chart. Gold fell about $100 from the $1362 area highs as seasonally soft Chinese buying was accompanied by a collapse in Indian demand. That collapse was caused by the “Know Your Client” rule imposed by the government on gold jewellery purchases. The price decline was exacerbated by the “Golden Week” holiday in China. Also, the Chinese government chop
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
China and Russia: Full Steam Ahead Towards a Cashless Society - Rory Hall
We reported back in November 2016 – Cashless World: 1 out of 3 People Never Use Cash – fewer and fewer people understand the importance of using cash to protect themselves from an overarching government warlord. At the time, China’s use of digitized currency was growing at about 40% per annum. This means millions of people each year freely hand over their cash and opt to use their cell phone, online currency transfers or a plastic debit/credit card to make 100% of their purchases. We see t
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
History Says Global Debt Levels Will Lead to Another Crisis
It may feel like we’ll escape a debt crisis since, well, the world hasn’t ended in spite of runaway debt levels. Some of us hard money people feel like we’re taking crazy pills; how the heck can debt be so out of control, so completely unpayable, and yet the financial system keeps chugging along as if nothing’s wrong?Well, history has a message for us: the current calm won’t last forever, because there is a direct link between government debt levels and the number of financial crises that occur.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Silver coin proposal discussed on Mexican TV by Salinas Price
Hugo Salinas Price, president of the Mexican Civic Association for Silver, was interviewed on television in Mexico on Saturday about his proposal for Mexico's central bank to issue an undenominated silver coin whose price in pesos would be guaranteed by the bank not to fall. Such a coin, Salinas Price explained, would provide a practical savings vehicle for ordinary Mexicans. It also would monetize a natural resource in which Mexico surpasses the world and thereby strengthen the nation's sovere
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
China proposes to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources tell Reuters
China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world's biggest oil producer on the stock market. Chinese state-owned oil companies PetroChina and Sinopec have written to Saudi Aramco in recent weeks to express an interest in a direct deal, industry sources told Reuters. The companies are part of a state-run consortium including China's sovereign wealth fund,
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Koos Jansen: The gold-backed oil-yuan futures contract myth
Gold researcher and Chinese gold market expert Koos Jansen today argues that the Nikkei Asian Review's September 1 report asserting that China is planning an oil futures contract somehow "backed" by gold -- https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Commodities/China-sees-new-world-order-w... -- is full of holes. Jansen writes: "China hasn't announced anything but an oil-yuan futures contract. Gold has nothing to do with it. "Yuan can technically be spent on gold at the Shanghai Gold Exchange but gold in
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
London's gold crown is slipping
London is losing its Midas touch. New rules from regulators, on top of uncertainties over the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union, are denting the city's position as the biggest center for gold trading in the world. The changes threaten to push up costs, a key competitive advantage of London's over-the-counter market. Even before the regulations come in, the average net daily volume of gold settled by London Precious Metals Clearing Ltd. fell 12 percent in two months to 18.5 milli
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Why India's gold sales shine
As the world’s second largest consumer of gold, India can exert a significant influence on the precious metals market. Indian demand is particularly robust for one of the country’s key festivals, Diwali, which starts this week. Perhaps the most important and widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness and honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. This year could prove to be a bumper one following a decision by the Indian government to exc
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Central Planners Lullaby
We seem to be in a lull in market moving news, or is it more the gyrations within the market that have been put to sleep?  The question offers an implication that the exchanges and human emotions “used” to be connected, which in the past, these major events would have caused market fluctuations in price. It is most famously known as market volatility. We have mentioned previously how the damages to an entire string of islands and flooded land masses seem to mean nothing to the markets, but are t
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Two Stars Crashed Into Each Other Flinging Out Gold, And Wobbling The Universe
The amazing new discovery of two crashing stars is a giant leap forward for astrophysics. This celestial event has been described by many as one of the most exciting things to happen in space. According to The Independent, the super-dense neuron stars crashed together 130 million light-years away, spewing out precious metals and other heavy elements like platinum and uranium. Neutron stars, the collapsed remnants of massive stars that have died in supernova explosions, are some of the most exoti
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Lithium Supercycle
The truth, in regards to the world’s mineral resources, is that we in the western developed countries are usually not in control of supply. “The spectre of resource insecurity has come back with a vengeance. The world is undergoing a period of intensified resource stress, driven in part by the scale and speed of demand growth from emerging economies and a decade of tight commodity markets. Poorly designed and short-sighted policies are also making things worse, not better. Whether or not resou
Tuesday, October 17, 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
James Howard Kunstler
In Memorium: Harvey Weinstein 
The Greeks and Romans had one up on us: their gods and goddesses were not so easy to impersonate. Their gods and goddesses acted at a remove from everyday life, out of reach, except in the popular imagination. Two thousand years later, along comes Hollywood with an industry designed to manufacture gods and goddesses, and churns them out in its “dream factories” like so many floor lamps. Movies, it turned out, with its close-up shots on the giant silver screen, were a much better vehicle for depi
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Stocks and Precious Metals Charts -
"Interesting that the papers of record regret that they worked the Weinstein story, but never felt like they had enough to actually publish it.   Apparently they had a lower standard for the publication of the Iraqi WMDs and Russian hacking stories.   It makes one wonder what other big stories they are sitting on, that they can't quite bring themselves to publish, for whatever reason." Malcolm, a reader There was an obvious bear raid in the precious metals today. We are nearing peak fraud,
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
LBMA 2017: Spain, Silver and 'Lower Forever'
Precious metals history and macro-outlook from LBMA conference... LITTLE so far on precious metals prices or supply and demand at LBMA 2017 here in Barcelona, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Not directly at least. But the market itself cares little about price direction. The refiners, carriers, vaulters, dealers, brokers and bankers meeting at the London Bullion Market Association's annual conference focus instead on volumes, margin and – most of all – get
Monday, October 16, 2017
Koos Jansen - Bullion Star
  The Gold-Backed-Oil-Yuan Futures Contract Myth
On September 1, 2017, the Nikkei Asian Review published an article titled, “China sees new world order with oil benchmark backed by gold”, written by Damon Evans. Just below the headline in the introduction it states, “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”. Not long after the Nikkei piece was released ‘the story’ was widely copied in sensational analyses throughout t
Monday, October 16, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Silliness of the Bretton Woods Years
We’re continuing our look into One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter. October 2, 2017: One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter Ledbetter glided quickly over the period from 1914 to 1931, taking up the story again in earnest with the British devaluation of 1931 and, especially, the U.S. devaluation of 1933. This was treated with some interesting detail. However, Ledbetter made almost no mention of the fact that the U.S. returned to gold at the beginning of 1934 at $35/oz., and
Monday, October 16, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  The Future (Not) 
I took myself to the new movie Blade Runner 2049 to see what kind of future the Hollywood dream-shop is serving up in these days. It was an excellent illustration of the over-investments in technology with diminishing returns that are dragging us into collapse and of the attendant techno-narcissism that afflicts the supposedly thinking class in this society, who absolutely don’t get what this collapse is about. The more computer magic Hollywood drags into the picture, the less coherent their sto
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Zimbabwe Inflates, Again…
In November 2008, Zimbabwe experienced the second highest recorded inflation rate in history, and with that, it entered the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table. That’s when the annual inflation rate reached a peak of 89.7 sextillion (10^21) percent (see table below). At this point, prices were doubling every 24.7 hours. During Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation episode (2007-2008), the Reserve Bank of Zim
Sunday, October 15, 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
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