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Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  What should the gold/silver ratio be
The price of gold is dominated by investment demand* to such an extent that nothing else matters as far as its price performance is concerned. Investment demand is also the most important driver of silver’s price trend, although in silver’s case industrial demand is also a factor to be reckoned with. In addition, changes in mine supply have some effect on the silver market, because unlike the situation in the gold market the annual supply of newly-mined silver is not trivial relative to the exis
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The egregious errors of static statistics
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. Lord Macaulay wrote this nearly two hundred years ago. His aphorism is particularly apposite of modern politicians, and also of the modern state itself, which is meant to be selfless in the interest of the common good. We can be certain that when a person moves from outside to inside the machinery of the state, he or she changes from representing the people to representing the state. Presumably ther
Friday, March 16, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
DERIVATIVES – A RECIPE FOR DISASTER SYSTEMIC COLLAPSE
Gambling is according to Wikipedia the wagering of money (or something of value) on an event with an uncertain outcome. Three elements are required for gambling, Consideration, chance, and prize. Thus, you make a bet and if you are lucky you win a prize but you can also lose it all. Gambling has been around for thousands of years and maybe longer. The first 6-sided dice dates back 3000 years. Eventually gambling became more organised as casinos were established. The first well known casino was s
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Silver Purchasing Power
This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. We know: a) Federal Reserve and U.S. government policies devalue the dollar—down about 98% since 1913. b) US. government spending is out of control, increases every year, regardless of revenues, and shows no sign of plateauing or declining. c) Few people encourage balanced budgets and LESS spending. All government agencies, lobbyists, congresspersons, military contractors, and many corporations encourage MORE spending, and by neces
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Capturing a Cacophony of Voices
My  2017 book, Bitumen: The people, performance and passions behind Alberta's oil sands, its book of the year. I'm quite honoured. Here is an intro to the oil sands, based on information from that book. By Peter McKenzie-Brown Hudson’s Bay Company explorer James Knight made a seminal observation in his diary on June 27, 1715. On an expedition into today’s Alberta, he wrote that he had learned from Cree “Home Guard” Indigenous people, local trappers and factory provisioners “abt the Great R
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
CENTRAL BANKERS NEVER GET IT RIGHT
Central bank heads have been at it again last week. And they have clearly all been singing from the same hymn sheet. The messages have been very similar from the bosses of the Fed, ECB and BOJ. The head of the Swedish Riksbank had a different and much more interesting message. More about that later. Why should we ever listen to any of these self-important central bankers. They are consistently inaccurate in their forecasts and policies. Their timing is always wrong as they are always behind the
Friday, March 9, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Silver bullion will likely outperform gold bullion going forward
by John Rubino of Dollar Collapse Normally the action in the gold and silver futures markets tends to be pretty similar, since the same general forces affect both precious metals. When inflation or some other source of anxiety is ascendant, both metals rise, and vice versa. But lately – perhaps in a sign of how confused the world is becoming – gold and silver traders have diverged. Taking gold first, the speculators – who tend to be wrong at major inflection points – remain extremely bullish. Co
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Bullion Vault
Silver Hit by Heaviest Bearish Betting in 15 Years, Gold Prices Unmoved by Italy's 'Messy' Election
GOLD PRICES held onto last week's closing level Monday morning in London as the weekend's national elections in Italy – the Eurozone's third largest economy – gave no clear winner overall, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Analysts and traders were further worried by US President Donald Trump's open declaration of a "trade war", with commodity prices slipping and major government bonds rising.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
A new theory about 'gold pukes': Banks desperate for dollar liquidity
Zero Hedge tonight calls attention to an interview done with Jeffrey Snider, chief investment strategist and head of global research at Alhambra Investment Partners in Palmetto Bay, Florida, by hedge fund manager Erik Townsend at his MacroVoices internet site. Snider acknowledges that central banks are active in the gold market through leases and swaps but argues that their primary objective is not to suppress the gold price in defense of government currencies but to provide emergency liquidity
Monday, March 5, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Silver Looking Better Than Gold
Based on Commitment of Traders (COT) data John Rubino at Dollar Collapse prefers silver over gold. The gold COT chart (GC) shows large speculators are net long 178,718 contracts while the commercial traders are short 199,796. Short specs are long 20,808 contracts, making up the difference. Data is is reported on Friday for the prior Tuesday. Large speculators are typically hedge funds and small speculators are individual traders or tiny funds trading a small number of contracts. The commerci
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs Fifty Years of Public Relations in Calgary ISBN number: 978-1-55059-363-1 Copy for inside front cover: Public relations is "the management function which evaluates public attitudes, identifies the policies and procedures of an individual or organization with the public interest, and plans and executes a program of action to earn understanding and acceptance." Canadian Public Relations Society definition Title: Barbeques, Booms and BlogsSub
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
SILVER INVESTMENT: The Lowest Risk, Highest Return Potential vs. Stocks Real Estate
While silver is completely off the radar to most investors, it will turn out to be one of the best investments to own as the massive amount of leverage in the stock and real estate market evaporates.  Unfortunately, investors, today are no longer capable of recognizing when an asset displays a HIGH or LOW risk.  Thus, fundamental indicators are ignored as the investors continue the insane strategy of “Buying the Dip.”A prudent investor is able to spot when an asset becomes a high risk and then h
Saturday, March 3, 2018
SRSrocco - SRSRocco Report
SILVER INVESTMENT: The Lowest Risk, Highest Return Potential vs. Stocks and Real Estate
While silver is completely off the radar to most investors, it will turn out to be one of the best investments to own as the massive amount of leverage in the stock and real estate market evaporates.  Unfortunately, investors, today are no longer capable of recognizing when an asset displays a HIGH or LOW risk.  Thus, fundamental indicators are ignored as the investors continue the insane strategy of “Buying the Dip.”A prudent investor is able to spot when an asset becomes a high risk and then h
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Michael Ballanger
The Rhyme of the Ancient Speculator: Bullish Silver COT
Twenty-seven months and two days ago, I was under huge emotional duress due to the dreadful action in the gold market as prices had been under severe manipulative pressure since mid-October. Under the excruciating weight of incessant shenanigans (interventions), the price of gold was in abject freefall, having plunged from $1,189.90 to $1,062.60 or around 10.7% in a mere six weeks. On Friday, December 4, the COT for the week ended December 1, 2015. was reported and as I read the gold portion of
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Currency exchange value dynamics
In a recent article[i] I postulated that the dollar could lose all its purchasing power with a rapidity that will come as an unpleasant bombshell, even to those who already see inflation as society’s greatest problem in the future. The key to understanding why this may be so lies in human reactions to the monetary consequences of the next credit crisis. The undermining of the dollar as a currency affects all other fiat currencies, because it is the reserve currency and all financial markets use
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Corridor From Dubai to China Sought By China
– Gold corridor from Dubai to China sought by Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society– New Asian gold trading corridor could boost demand for 1 kg gold bars– Should increase turnover for yuan-denominated gold coins and bars – President – Secure supplies of physical gold from Middle East and Asia for China – China positioning itself as leading gold trading and owning nation by  The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society (CGSE), Hong Kong’s gold exchange, is in talks with Singapore, Myanmar and Dub
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Hong Kong exchange wants gold trading corridor along 'Belt and Road'
The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society, Hong Kong's gold exchange, is in talks with Singapore, Myanmar and Dubai to establish a gold commodity corridor to promote yuan-denominated products under China's Belt and Road Initiative, according to its president Haywood Cheung Tak-hay. The gold commodity corridor could be formed by establishing an integrated infrastructure network by using Hong Kong as a base, and connect the proposed bonded warehouse in Qianhai with commercial users and precious m
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Bonds and Related Market Indicators
For Notes From the Rabbit Hole bonds are not just an asset class ‘throw-in’ but instead are a key indicator set to the entire modern macro. Insofar as it may be time to use them for portfolio balance (I am currently long SHV, SHY, IEI & IEF), so much the better. Many could not wait to buy bonds during US ZIRP global NIRP operations, but today they pay better interest and have a contrarian edge with the entire herd bracing for a bear market.We claimed appropriately bearish on bonds on December 4t
Monday, February 26, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Lemonade Stand Economics
Disclosure:  This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson. Neither Miles Franklin nor Christenson run a lemonade stand. Summary:  Timmy, a precocious ten-year-old opens a lemonade stand and learns about unbacked currencies. “Dad, I’m excited and ready for business. Mom made me sign an IOU when she gave me sugar and frozen lemonade so I have stuff to sell.” Timmy looked up at his father and smiled in anticipation. “Great job! This’ll be a learning experience. Here comes your f
Monday, February 26, 2018
Thorsten Polleit
How Central Banks Stoke Stock Prices
Reading through Security Analysis, the roadmap for investing first published in 1934 by Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd, I learned something quite interesting: The basis of stock valuation had changed quite drastically in the period between 1927 and 1929. The stock buying public “departed more and more from the factual approach and technique of security analysis and concerned itself increasingly with the elements of potentiality and prophecy”, write Graham and Dodd.1What they mean is that in t
Friday, February 23, 2018
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