Articles related to commodities
 
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  Common Gold Silver Pitfalls to Avoid 
Investing in gold and silver may seem simple and straightforward, however it is not. There are many types of ( quote, unquote ) "investments" in gold and silver you will want to avoid. Gold and silver dealers are no different from any other industry or crowd of people. Within our industry you will find many good honest professionals and organizations, but you will also find some bad outfits whose practices can be described as underhanded, even criminal. Being the Managing Director of
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Rick Ackerman
Are the Big Guys Tapped Out?
It’s hard to imagine the news getting much sunnier than it was for the earnings cycle just reported. What will Amazon, Apple, Google and the other FANG stocks do for an encore? More to the point, what will they do for the next three months?  At these very high prices, the task of rotating institutional cash till January, when earnings are next reported, will be like juggling bowling balls. The task will be even harder because Wall Street doesn’t have much “story” left to sell, at least none that
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Hit 4-Week Dollar High as Stocks Fall from 'Irrational Exuberance'
GOLD PRICES jumped to 4-week highs against a weakening US Dollar in London trade Wednesday lunchtime, reaching $1288 per ounce as world stock markets followed Wall Street lower for the 5th session running. New data today showed US inflation holding at the Federal Reserve's 2.0% annual target in October, while retail sales rose 4.6% from the same month last year. Silver and platinum
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Year end tax season and precious metals
We are now close to the end of the year where people adjust portfolios with taxes in mind. For securities there is a “wash rule” provision not allowing the repurchase of the same security for 30 days. Otherwise in the case of a loss, the loss will be disallowed and cannot be used against gains to lower your taxes. This is not the case in commodities. Physical gold and silver are considered “commodities” for tax purposes and are not subject to the 30 day wash rule. Miles Franklin has solicited le
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Stumbling Into the Bubble Zone
Bubbles are a fact of financial life! We know about the Dutch Tulip Bubble and the English South Sea bubble.  Silly – right?  They couldn’t happen in this modern age! Think again! Consider the following examples, a few of many that could be shown. Amazon, Apple and Bitcoin. Amazon, Apple, Bitcoin and other stocks show vertical rises – classic bubble behavior.  They might implode soon or their prices could rise even higher.  There are few limits on crazy price moves and central bank currency p
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Bullion Vault
Comex Gold Sees 'Another Large Sell' as Bullish Silver Betting Grows to 7-Week High
COMEX GOLD contracts recovered a $5 drop against a weakening US Dollar in London lunchtime trade Tuesday, rising back to last week's finish at $1275 after what analysts called another "large sell" order on the futures market. Commodities retreated and bond prices edged higher as world stock markets fell again. Germany's Dax dropped for the fourth session running after the 19-nation Eurozone rele
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Gold Report
Zinc's Rise Shines a Light on Pure-Play Producers and Explorers
With the price of zinc rising, investors are taking a second look at producers and explorers. Most people have no idea what zinc is used for, but it actually is the fourth most produced mineral in the world, trailing only iron, aluminum and copper. Its uses may not appear to be exciting, but they are essential: as a coating on iron and steel to protect them from rusting and as an alloy for creating bronze and brass, for instance. Zinc o
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Years end tax season and precious metals
We are now close to the end of the year where people adjust portfolios with taxes in mind. For securities there is a “wash rule” provision not allowing the repurchase of the same security for 30 days. Otherwise in the case of a loss, the loss will be disallowed and cannot be used against gains to lower your taxes. This is not the case in commodities. Physical gold and silver are considered “commodities” for tax purposes and are not subject to the 30 day wash rule. Miles Franklin has solicited le
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Dave Kranzler - Sprott Money
Gold And Silver: Something Different Is Occurring - Dave Kranzler
JP Morgan, at least according to the daily Comex warehouse report, added over half a million ozs of silver to its “historic” stash of silver at the Comex: TF Metals Report. It would be even more interesting to see an actual independent accounting of that specific metal which would track the serial numbers on the bars to the legal owner of title. I’ve been hedged in my mining stock portfolio since early September. The signal for me to hedge is the reliable Comex bank “net short” posi
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Robert P. Murphy -
The Gold Standard Did not Cause the Great Depression
Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 19, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 101–111[The Midas Paradox: Financial Markets, Government Policy Shocks, and the Great Depression by Scott Sumner]The Midas Paradox is an impressive piece of scholarship, representing the magnum opus of economist Scott Sumner. What makes the book so unique is Sumner’s use of real-time financial data and press accounts in order to explain not just broad issues—such as, “What caused the Great Depression?”—but to offer commentary on th
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Macro Plan Still on Track for Stocks, Commodities And Gold
As I’ve been noting again, again, again, again, and again the macro backdrop is marching toward changes. I’d originally thought those changes would come about within the Q4 window and while that may still be the case, it can easily extend into the first half of 2018 based on new information and data points that have come in.One thing that has not changed is that stock sectors, commodities and the inflation-dependent risk ‘on’ trades and the gold sector, Treasury bonds and the risk ‘off’ trades a
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Bullion Vault
12-Month Demand to Buy Gold Sub-4,000 Tonnes 1st Time Since 2010, Mine Supply 10 Larger
BUY GOLD prices traded at 3-week highs and more against all major currencies outside the Japanese Yen on Thursday, rising despite new data showing the weakest 12-monthly gold demand since early 2010. Global gold buying demand fell below 4,000 tonnes between October 2016 and September this year, with global gold mining output larger by almost one-tenth. Western stock markets fell again, as did We
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Shelter From The Storm
What storm?  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) reached another all-time high.  Interest rates in the U.S. are yielding multi-decade lows, some say multi-century lows. Trillions of dollars in global sovereign debt have negative yield and European junk bonds yield less than 10 year U.S. treasuries. “Official” unemployment is low. Borrowing is inexpensive. Things are good, so they say! Ho-Hum! Really?  Do you believe the above is a fair and accurate representation of our economic world?  If so
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price +0.9, Silver Investment 'Weak' as $300m 'Kill' Hits Crypto
GOLD PRICE gains of 0.9% for the week so far held firm in London trade Wednesday as world stock markets flat-lined with bonds and commodities, and news spread that hundreds of millions of dollars held in crypto-currency Ethereum have been potentially lost by a developer "error". Between $150-300 million-worth of crypto-currency was either frozen or destroyed late Monday – depending on whose analysis you read – after
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
CPM Group's Jeffrey Christian joins Monetary Metals' Board of Advisers
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Monetary Metals announces that Jeffrey Christian has become an adviser to the company. Christian IS founder and Managing Partner of CPM Group, a commodities research, consulting, financial advisory, and commodities management firm. "Jeffrey has been involved in gold on Wall Street for four decades," said Keith Weiner, CEO of Monetary Metals, which offers Gold Financing Simplified. Weiner added, "Jeffrey's knowledge of the industry will be invaluable to us as we scale up."
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Sprott Money
Could A Commodity Rally Help Spark Silver? - Craig Hemke
While it is widely believed that commodities are one of the few "undervalued" sectors, sustained rallies have been hard to find over the past few years. Could all that be finally beginning to change? The key to any commodity rally is weakness in the US dollar. Most commodities trade in dollar terms so a rising dollar generally puts pressure on the sector. In contrast, a falling dollar is usually good for the sector. As you can see in the chart below, the general trend since 2015 has been a flat
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Platinum Bullion ‘May Be One Of The Only Cheap Assets Out There’
Platinum “may be one of the cheap assets out there” and “is cheap when compared with stocks or bonds” according to Dominic Frisby writing in the UK’s best selling financial publication Money Week. Platinum Bullion in USD (15 years) Frisby writing in Money Week laments the total absence of value in today’s markets. He then identifies an asset that is both cheap (on a relative basis) and is valuable and the article is well worth a read: The value investor’s lament – where have all the cheap assets
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Sprott Money
Gold Speculators Refuse To Give Up; Another Drop Likely - John Rubino
Normally winter is a good time for gold, with men buying their significant others jewelry for Christmas and lots of New Years Day marriage proposals. Here’s an overview of the dynamic from Adam Hamilton of Zeal Intelligence: Seasonality is the tendency for prices to exhibit recurring patterns at certain times during the calendar year. While seasonality doesn’t drive price action, it quantifies annually-repeating behavior driven by sentiment, technicals, and fundamentals. We humans a
Monday, November 6, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
German Investors Now World’s Largest Gold Buyers
– German gold demand surges from 17 ton-a-year to a 100 ton-plus per year – €6.8 Bln spent on German gold investment products in 2016, more per person than India and China – Germans turned to gold during financial crises and ongoing euro debasement – Evidence of latent retail demand on increased economic concerns – “Gold fulfils an important long-term, wealth preservation role in German investors’ portfolios” Editor: Mark O’Byrne India and China often grab the headlines as the world’s largest
Monday, November 6, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Rally Near 3-Month Lows Amid Saudi Purge and Yemen Attack
GOLD PRICES rose in all major currencies outside a rallying British Pound on Monday, gaining as crude oil hit 2-year highs amid political turmoil and violence in the Middle East. Gold prices rallied back to $1272 per ounce as oil futures rose to their highest Dollar price since mid-2015, breaching $62 per barrel of Brent crude after the weekend's "purge" and detention by new crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman of numerous Saudi princes
Monday, November 6, 2017
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