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Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Why gold has a role in every portfolio
Some investors are averse to gold because, as Warren Buffett argues, it is an unproductive asset. Whereas equities and property can be useful and provide a return, gold “doesn’t do anything but sit there” and consequently has little inherent value, from Buffett’s point of view. The World Gold Council, however, says investment demand for gold exceeded 1,500 tonnes in 2016. As well as being the second-best year on record for inflows to gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), sales of coins and bars als
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  Abracadabra 
And so, as they say in the horror movies, it begins…! The unwinding of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet. Such an esoteric concept! Is there one in ten thousand of the millions of people who sit at desks all day long from sea to shining sea who have a clue how this works? Or what its relationship is to the real world? I confess, my understanding of it is incomplete and schematic at best — in the way that my understanding of a Las Vegas magic act might be. All the flash and dazzle conceals the
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
THE DISINFORMATION WAR: The Attempt To Disregard Silver Investor Demand In The Market
There is a Disinformation War taking place in the silver market as certain industry analysis is confusing individuals by purposely disregarding the tremendous impact of rising investment demand.  Not only do I find this troubling, but I am also quite surprised how much the silver industry pays attention to this faulty analysis.  So, it’s time once again to set the record straight.Setting the record straight has now become a new mission for me at the SRSrocco Report because the amount of disinfor
Friday, December 8, 2017
Bullion Vault
Price of Gold Bars Rallies with 'Tail Risks' as ETFs Expand, China Fears US-N.Korea Strike, Trumps Moves Israel Embassy
GOLD BARS rallied from yesterday's 9-week low in Asian and London trade Tuesday as global equities slipped with commodity prices amid rising tensions over Washington's policies in both the Middle East and towards rogue state North Korea. A Chinese state-run newspaper today gave readers near the border with North Korea a page of "common sense" advice for the event of a nuclear strike.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Bailins Coming In EU – 114 Italian Banks Have NP Loans Exceeding Tangible Assets
– Italy opposes ECB proposal that holds banks to firm deadlines for writing down bad loans – Italy’s banks weighed down under €318bn of bad loans – New ECB rules could ‘derail’ any recovery in Italy’s financial system – Draft proposal requires banks to provision fully for loans that turn sour from 2018 – ECB insists banks have better access to collateral on delinquent debt to solve problem – Investors should secure assets as proposal suggests more bailins on horizon and banks remain at risk Sou
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Monthly Sales - November 2017
Total ounces of gold and silver sold by The Perth Mint in November 2017 as coins and minted bars:   - Gold (Au): 23,901 oz   - Silver (Ag): 544,436 oz   This chart shows total monthly ounces of gold and silver shipped as minted products by The Perth Mint to wholesale and retail customers worldwide. It excludes sales of cast bars and other Group activities including sales of allocated/unallocated precious metal for storage by the Depository.
Monday, December 4, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
An Interview with GoldCore Founder, Mark O’Byrne
“Uber-bull predictions of gold at over $5,000 per ounce are not beyond the realms of possibility…” So says GoldCore founder and self-confessed gold bug, Mark O’Byrne. Indeed, I recently caught up with Mark to get his thoughts on gold and what’s going on with it right now… But before we got to the nitty-gritty, I started by asking him a little about his background: GLENN: How long have you been in the gold business, Mark? MARK: Well, I founded GoldCore more than 14 years ago and it’s been my pass
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Risk Of Online Accounts Seen As One of Largest Brokerages In World Stops Trading After “Glitch”
– ‘Technical issue’ at Fidelity blocks access to online accounts, stops online trading – Fidelity is 3rd largest brokerage by client assets: $1.7 trillion at the end of 2016 – NatWest, RBS, Ulster Bank  have experienced online banking “issues” in November – Clients left without access to funds & failed payments & little to no recourse – Social media exposing the banks’ and online trading platforms’ shortcomings – Reminder that online accounts can be rendered non-viable and vulnerability of absol
Friday, December 1, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Bullion Nears 4-Week Friday Low as 'No Way Currency' Bitcoin Rallies, Turkey-US Tensions Worsen
GOLD BULLION prices gave back a rally against the US Dollar on Friday to head for their lowest weekly close in four as European stock markets retreated, relations between Turkey and Nato ally the US worsened again, and Bitcoin rallied 6% below this week's new all-time record high. Falling back to $1273 per ounce at lunchtime in London, wholesale gold bullion bars began December 10% higher for 2017 to date against the Dollar, but was lower from N
Friday, December 1, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Own Gold Bullion To “Support National Security” – Russian Central Bank
– We own gold bullion to “support national security” – Russian Central Bank – Russia warns Washington: Confiscating fx reserves would be “declaration of financial war” – Russia has quadrupled its gold bullion reserves in decade – BRICs discussing ‘the possibility of establishing a single (system of) gold trade’ – Russia, China & maybe Saudi Arabia form alliances to unseat petrodollar – Putin warns state-owned and private companies: be ready for rapid transition to war-time operations – Russia, C
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Precious metal units of measure explained
The precious metals industry uses the troy ounce as its basic unit of measure, even in countries who have adopted the metric system. A troy ounce is heavier than the more common avoirdupois ounce. While there is a difference between a troy ounce and an ounce, the precious metals industry often uses “ounce” and the abbreviation “oz” rather than “troy ounce” and “ozt”. As a result, when you see “ounce” and “oz” used in the context of precious metals, assume the reference is to troy ounces. When re
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Sentiment Synopsis, Part 2
A blog post titled “Sentiment Synopsis” posted two weeks ago contained some explanatory remarks about the Commitments of Traders (COT) reports and briefly discussed the sentiment situations for gold, silver, the Canadian dollar and the Yen using the COT data as the indicators of market sentiment. In this post I’ll do the same for the euro, the Swiss franc and oil, again with the help of charts from Gold Charts ‘R’ Us. As noted in the earlier post, what I refer to as the total speculative net pos
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Tries $1300 Again as Betting on Fed Rate Shock Grows, Bitcoin Triples in 3 Months
GOLD PRICES held in a tight $5 per ounce range on Tuesday morning in London as major government bond prices rose, nudging interest rates lower, ahead of key US data and central-bank testimony. Holding within 0.4% of what would be a 6-week high at $1300 per ounce, Dollar gold prices extended their longest run of a tight trading range since the start of 2016. With Jerome Powell, Donal
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Bitcoin $10,000 – Huge Volatility of Cryptocurrencies and Risky Fiat Making Gold Attractive
– Bitcoin tops $10,000, soaring more than 850% since beginning of 2017 – Irrational exuberance arguably main driver of price performance – Google Trends shows search for ‘Bitcoin Bubble’ hit highest level this morning – Buyers need to be aware of hacking and security risks – Other primary risks to widespread adoption is volatility and liquidity risk – World’s largest online trading platform IG Markets suspends BTC trading – Volatility of cryptocurrencies and risky world of fiat make gold attract
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Brexit Budget – Grim Outlook As UK Economy Downgraded
– Brexit budget – Grim outlook as UK economic forecasts downgrade – UK Chancellor uses housing market policy as smoke-screen for deteriorating economy – UK budget matters more than ever due to BREXIT risks – Policy on stamp duty will fail to aid worsening housing market – Real GDP expected to grow by just 1.5%, 40% less than projections 2 years ago – Households now face an unprecedented 17 years of stagnation in earnings – Critics claim Budget failed to calm Brexit uncertainty – UK and especiall
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
These Headlines Say Gold is Building a Base for Something Big
It may be frustrating to watch the gold price remain dormant as stock markets continue to push higher. But while cryptos and Trump grab a lot of the headlines, you might be surprised to know there are significant forces behind the scenes that signal the gold market is not only strong but suggest something big is coming.Check out these reports from the last 30 days and see what conclusion you’d draw…Global Physical DemandDemand for coins and bars in North America may be low, but that’s not the wh
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Geopolitical Risk Highest “In Four Decades” – Gold Demand in Germany and Globally to Remain Robust
– Geopolitical risk highest “in four decades” should push gold higher – Citi – Elections, political and macroeconomic crises and war lead to gold investment – Political uncertainty in Germany means “gold likely to remain in good demand as a safe haven” say Commerzbank –  “There has rarely been such political uncertainty in Germany at any time in the country’s post-war history” – Commerzbank – Reduce counter party risk: own safe haven allocated and segregated gold Editor: Mark O’Byrne The geopol
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Dow Peaking? The Quick Guide to Diversifying Your Stock Profits
It’s been a heck of a run.The S&P has nearly quadrupled since its 2009 low. It currently ranks as the second-longest bull market in the last 140 years (top green bar).Just as important as recognizing the frothiness of the current market is the fact that the stock market has always fluctuated between bull and bear markets. No bull market lasts forever—that will include this one.Regardless of your personal outlook for the stock market, capturing some of your profits is only prudent given how long
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
These doomsday preppers are starting to switch from gold to bitcoin
Wendy McElroy is ready for most doomsday scenarios: a one-year supply of nonperishable food is stacked in a cellar at her farm in rural Ontario. Her blueprint for survival also depends upon working internet: part of her money, assuming she needs some after civilization collapses, is in bitcoin. Across the North American countryside, preppers like McElroy are storing more and more of their wealth in invisible wallets in cyberspace instead of stockpiling gold bars and coins in their bunkers and ba
Monday, November 20, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Is New Fed Chief A “Swamp Critter Extraordinaire”?
– Is the New Fed Chief Jeremy Powell a “Swamp Critter Extraordinaire”? – Trump surrounding himself with elites disconnected from everyday society – Realities of America’s difficulties not recognised by US power makers – Powell will likely continue to protect Wall Street over Main Street – Savers should diversify to protect themselves from Fed’s ponzi policies Editor: Mark O’Byrne Just like many of his other campaign promises, Trump isn’t doing a great job of draining the swamp. His nominee for
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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