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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
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold's Technical Line Of Concern
The traditional post jobs report rally for gold is in full swing. This is the daily gold chart. Gold arrived at a key Fibonacci line at about $1268 as the US jobs report was released. The dollar has stalled against the yen, and that’s also good news for gold. Gold tends to stage great rallies in the days following the jobs report, and this rally is a particularly interesting one. Here’s why: First, Trump has ratcheted up his “hawk talk” in regards to North Korea and Iran. He’s scheduled to
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Elon Musk Says He Can Power Puerto With Batteries
Tesla founder Elon Musk claims to be able to fix what ails Puerto Rico, with his battery technology. He says his battery solution can scale up. The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too. Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017 Heck, if scalability is no issue, le
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  The Gold Worm on the Yuan Hook
Once again, I turn over in my mind the Chinese plan regarding their imported oil, which consists in convincing their oil suppliers to accept yuan in payment (and thus re-directing their sales outside the orbit of the US dollar) with an additional sweetener in case the oil exporters do not wish to hold assets denominated in yuan: the sweetener consists in offering to exchange the yuan received by the oil exporters, for gold purchased on the world markets – and not out of C
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Veteran Owned Coffee Company Releases Best Commercial Ever: “I’ve Had People Call My Videos Offensive… Well… F*** You”
Today’s hypersensitive snowflake world of boycotts and mass protests over seemingly unimportant things has led many a company to remain silent for fear of retribution from the the left. But one company that’s quite literally sticking to its guns and could not care less about the virtue signaling and faux outrage is veteran owned Black Rifle Coffee. Without a doubt, the following commercial, featuring owner Evan Hafer will lead to mass triggerings from coast to coast. Definitely worth watching (*
Friday, October 6, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The upcoming increase in interest rates
Last week, both Janet Yellen of the Fed and Mark Carney of the Bank of England prepared financial markets for interest rate increases. The working assumption should be that this was coordinated, and that both the ECB and the Bank of Japan must be considering similar moves.Central banks coordinate their monetary policies as much as possible, which is why we can take the view we are about to embark on a new policy phase of higher interest rates. The intention of this new phase must be to normalise
Friday, October 6, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Rise for UK + Euro Investors as Catalan Banks Look for Exit, Hapless May Risks Leadership
GOLD PRICES slipped against a rising US Dollar in London trade Thursday, cutting the metal's recent losses in terms of other currencies such as the Euro as political tensions rose in the UK and Spain. Ahead of Friday's official monthly jobs estimate, the Dollar price of gold held around $1275 per ounce as new data showed claims for jobless benefits rising less than analysts forecast last week. T
Thursday, October 5, 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
Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
  Bitcoin is Not New and Improved Money 
Cryptocurrencies are being billed as a new and improved form of money that has been offered to us courtesy of technological evolution. There is a big problem with this conclusion. That is, digital money is not money at all. And proving this truth serves to underscore why gold has been utilized as the best form of money for thousands of years. In the 2013 film titled “Her,” lonely Theodore, played by Joaquin Phoenix, falls in love with Samantha, an operating system. Despite Samantha’s lack of phy
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold: Demand Vacuum Has Silver Lining
Since I issued my “book profits now” call for gold several weeks ago, the price has declined relentlessly from the $1360 area high. Investors want to know if I see signs that a fresh rally could begin. The good news is that gold/silver stocks and silver bullion look better than gold bullion. Some stocks are rallying strongly while gold oozes lower. This is the main problem for gold right now; a collapse in Indian market demand. Prime Minister Modi has acted more like Prime Minister Napoleon
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter
One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter, is, pretty much, a gold-bashing exercise. I think it is propaganda: that is to say, not a forthright expression of an individual’s independent and informed view, but an intentional effort to mold public opinion to serve certain agendas. The tone and method is very much like The Power of Gold: the History of an Obsession, by Peter Bernstein, seventeen years earlier — so similar, indeed, that it sometimes seems that it could have come from the same
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Russia Gold Rush Sees Record Reserves For Putin Era
Vladimir Putin is doing his part to keep the upswing in gold alive. Since the Russian president went on a geopolitical offensive in Ukraine in 2014, the haven asset had its first annual gain in four years in 2016 and is on track for another in 2017. Click to enlarge. Russia added another 500,000 ounces of gold to it’s reserves in August. Source: Goldchartsrus.com A beneficiary of economic and political perils from North Korea to Brexit, it’s
Monday, October 2, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
President's top candidate to lead Fed knows all about gold market rigging
President Trump's top candidate for the next chairman of the Federal Reserve Board appears to be former board member Kevin M. Warsh, who has complained repeatedly about the Fed's manipulation of markets and in 2009 revealed to GATA that the Fed has secret gold swap arrangements with foreign banks. According to news reports like this one from Bloomberg today -- https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-29/trump-mnuchin-are-sai... -- Warsh met Thursday with the president and Treasury Secreta
Monday, October 2, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Uplegs’ Three Stages
Gold bull markets offer outstanding opportunities for traders to grow their wealth.  These bulls consist of series of alternating uplegs and corrections.  Naturally the best times to buy low within ongoing bulls are right after corrections when major new uplegs are being born.  Gold uplegs have three distinct stages that are evident in real-time in key datasets.  Understanding how gold uplegs play out leads to superior gains. Bull markets in gold can be exceedi
Friday, September 29, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
  Governments Begin Testing Cryptocurrencies As Cash Use Plummets
Riksbank, Sweden’s central bank, is taking a serious look at Bitcoin. As cash use plummets and the amount of currency in circulation dwindles, central banks are looking to cryptocurrencies as government-backed money. In Sweden, the number of banknotes and coins in circulation has fallen to its lowest level in three decades. Riksbank estimates that cash transactions made up only 15 percent of all retail transactions last year. That number is down from 40 percent in 2010, thanks in large part to m
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  Prospects for Gold II
In my previous article, "My Views Regarding Prospects for Gold", published on September 21, I addressed the consequences of the Chinese scheme "to be launched formally by the end of the year, by means of which exporters of oil to China will accept the Chinese currency, the Yuan, in payment for oil; for this deal, the Chinese have added an incentive: the Yuan received by the oil exporters will be exchangeable for gold. This gold will be "sourced", i.e. "purchased" outside of China, for the oil ex
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Why the Fed’s balance sheet reduction will be more interesting than watching paint dry
Janet Yellen has quipped that the Fed’s balance-sheet reduction program, which will start at $10B/month in October-2017 and steadily ramp up to $50B/month over the ensuing 12 months, will be as boring as watching paint dry. However, like many financial-market pundits she is underestimating the effects of the Fed’s new monetary plan. In the old days, hiking the Fed Funds rate (FFR) involved reducing the quantity of bank reserves and the money supply, but that is no longer the case. Hiking the FFR
Monday, September 25, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The forthcoming global crisis
The global economy is now in an expansionary phase, with bank credit being increasingly available for non-financial borrowers. This is always the prelude to the crisis phase of the credit cycle.Most national economies are directly boosted by China, the important exception being America. This is confirmed by dollar weakness, which is expected to continue. The likely trigger for the crisis will be from the Eurozone, where the shift in monetary policy and the collapse in bond prices will be greates
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold Mining: Investment 'Must Resume' as Reserves' Life Shrinks 1/3rd
Capital investment rallies with gold price but leaves today's mining levels 'unsustainable'... GOLD MINING investment in finding new reserves "must resume" if global output isn't to start falling, according to new analysis from a top consultancy. Studying 11 of the world's largest stockmarket-listed gold miners, specialist analysts Metals Focus say that current investment spending on
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold Ownership: A Golden Wave
Several weeks ago, I surprised most investors by issuing my “Book Profits Now!” call for the precious metals asset class. When I did so, head and shoulders top formations immediately formed on gold and GDX, and prices have swooned. Rumours of a sudden drop in Indian dealer demand appeared to become a concern for commercial traders on the COMEX. India’s monsoon season has turned out to be a bit of a “bust”, with both flooding and drought. Farmers buy gold with a portion of their crop profits.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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