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Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
  If You Understand History and Economics, You Understand Gold 
by Egon von Greyerz How can ordinary people ever understand the importance of gold when they are continuously fed with false and distorted facts. The latest publication to publish false and ignorant propaganda on gold is the British weekly magazine the Economist. The article begins with a graph of gold starting in September 2011. Anyone who knows anything about gold recognises that this is the time when gold reached a peak of $1,930. Between 1999 and 2011 gold had gone from $250 to $1,930 which
Monday, April 24, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Does Your Plan B Include a Second Place to Live If Plan A Doesn’t Work Out?
This article was originally published by Charles Hugh Smith at PeakProsperity.com We all have a Plan A—continue living just like we’re living now. Some of us have a Plan B in case Plan A doesn’t work out, and the reasons for a Plan B break out into three general categories: Preppers who foresee the potential for a breakdown in Plan A due to a systemic “perfect storm” of events that could overwhelm the status quo’s ability to supply healthcare, food and transportation fuels for the nation’s hea
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Jan Skoyles - gold.ie
Silver, Platinum and Palladium as Investments – Research Shows Diversification Benefits
– Silver, platinum and palladium see increased role as investment vehicles – Increase in academic output on the white precious metals is in line with this – Silver and particularly gold are safe haven assets – Silver was a safe haven at times during which gold failed to be – Platinum and palladium less so but have diversification benefits – Silver manipulation is possible and indications of, if not legal proof – Benefits platinum and palladium could provide as money not been fully addressed – Ma
Friday, April 21, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Powers That Be Are Screaming For QE And NIRP To Infinity
I have a LOT to say this morning – all if it, extremely important.  But first, let’s start, mere hours before the third Miles Franklin Silver All-Star Panel Webinar – which will be posted at milesfranklin.com later today; with this article from one of our distinguished panelists, Steve St. Angelo of the SRS Rocco Report.  In which, it details how Peruvian gold and silver production, in the year’s first two months, are down, unexpectedly, by 11% and 12%, respectively, from a year ago.  Which is q
Friday, April 21, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
America’s financial war strategy
AbstractAmerica’s renewed desire to escalate military tensions is a front for America’s continual financial war, this time directed at North Korea, Syria and possibly Iran. This is likely to be the opinion of China’s strategic advisors. We analyse the geopolitics and economics behind America’s war strategy from China’s perspective, concluding that it is entering its final phase. China’s exit plan appears to be to tie the pricing of energy and then other major commodities to gold, returning to th
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bullion Vault
GLD Adds Most Gold Bars Since Sept. But Price Caught in 'Tug of War'
GOLD BARS traded in London's wholesale market rallied from yesterday's 1-week lows to trade around $1280 on Thursday, regaining $5 per ounce as world stock markets again rose with commodities after a late sell-off in US trade. Despite analyst chatter over this weekend's apparently "four-horse race" in the French presidential election, the Euro rose to new 3-week highs against the Dollar, pushing the price of large gold bars for sing
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Bullion Slips Again from 'MAJOR' Hurdle of 2011 Downtrend as IMF Raises Global GDP Forecasts
GOLD BULLION priced in Dollars retreated on Wednesday from its second attempt in 3 days to break the 6-year downtrend starting at 2011's record peak, as world stock markets and commodities steadied after yesterday's drop amid a higher outlook for world economic growth from the IMF. Analysts at Germany's Commerzbank last week called the $1291 level, where gold's 2011 downtrend now comes in, "MAJOR resistance".
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Silver Production Has “Huge Decline” In 2nd Largest Producer Peru
– Silver production sees “huge decline” in Peru – Production -12% in one month in 2nd largest producer – Silver decline is due to ‘exhaustion of reserves’ in Peru – GFMS recognise that ‘Peak Silver’ was reached in 2015 – Global silver market had large net supply deficit in 2016 – Silver rallied 13.5% in Q1 in 2017 – Base metal production accounts for 56% of silver mining – Base metal demand under threat from global economy – Own financial insurance of silver coins and bars Investors and silve
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present and Future, by Edwin Walter Kemmerer
There aren’t a lot of good books about the gold standard — the monetary system of the world until 1971 — after WWI. There aren’t a lot before WWI either, but it starts to get pretty bad after 1920. Ralph Hawtrey’s books have some merits, but they also have too many errors to serve as a definitive source. Gold and the Gold Standard: The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present and Future (1944) is something of an exception to this pattern. Edwin Walter Kemmerer was a professor at Princeton. Wikipedia o
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
The Richest Man In All Of Asia Is Aggressively Preparing For Collapse: “Direct Exposure To Gold As Super Wealthy Focus On Wealth Preservation”
The world is awash in crisis with wars looming, economies crashing and revolutions brewing. Doomsday bunkers sales are soaring and individuals from coast to coast are getting ready for whatever tomorrow may bring. Moreover, even governments like China and Russia are preparing, having gone so far as to create their own exchange mechanism to trade directly with gold in the event of a global currency crisis or financial meltdown. But it’s not just governments who have taken notice of the problems f
Monday, April 17, 2017
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Giving Credit Too Easily
Signs of The Times Perspective The key line is about banks pulling back and "new players with looser lending are stepping in". This reminds of the culmination of the 1772 Bubble. The Ayr Bank was newly formed and became an aggressive lender in the final stages of that mania. The partners were out to show the older banks what the world of new finance was all about. The collapse ruined most of its investors and became a subject in Adam Smith’s book, The Wealth of Nations. An inquiry
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Death Spiral for the LBMA Gold and Silver auctions?
In a bizarre series of events that have had limited coverage but which are sure to have far-reaching consequences for benchmark pricing in the precious metals markets, the LBMA Gold Price and LBMA Silver Price auctions both experienced embarrassing trading glitches over consecutive trading days on Monday 10 April and Tuesday 11 April. At the outset, its worth remembering that both of these London-based benchmarks are Regulated Benchmarks, regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Friday, April 14, 2017
Bullion Vault
London 'Fix' Price Catches Up with Spot Gold as Stocks Fall Amid Trump-Putin Geopolitics
SPOT GOLD PRICES touched new 5-month highs against a falling US Dollar at $1275 per ounce in London on Wednesday, with the LBMA Gold Price benchmark fixing at its highest level since Donald Trump won the US presidential election last November. European stockmarkets erased an early bounce, but commodities pushed higher with government bond prices. Silver nudged above $18.40 per ounce in Asian tra
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Bron Suchecki - Perth Mint
Refinery and Product Accreditation
To trade efficiently, market participants need to agree on standards for the products they deal in. In addition to agreeing where the product they will trade will be located (eg COMEX gold must be in a warehouse in New York) and in what form (eg COMEX bars must weigh 100oz), market participants need to agree on which manufacturers they will accept product from. This is the purpose of accreditation. In the precious metals markets it is the refiners that are accredited, as refiners are the first p
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Captain Hook - Treasure Chest
Ratios at Work
A subscriber asked if we would explain how to read / decipher the ratio charts we work with, so here you go, as it’s about time again. In this regard, there are in fact two types of ratio related charts we work with, and both will be covered here today. Firstly, we will cover the ETF / Index charts used in our monthly ‘true sentiment' studies, the most recent of which is attached here, with the analysis attached as well, published the day following the posting of the charts. What makes these rat
Monday, April 10, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
TF Metals Report: Infinite imaginary supply from futures keeps silver down
The TF Metals Report's Craig Hemke explains today how creation of futures contracts purporting to represent infinite supply of commodities, silver in particular, is used for price suppression purposes, making the commodity futures markets very different from the ordinary stock markets. The TF's Metals Report's analysis is headlined "Econ 101 -- Silver Market Manipulation" and it's posted here: https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/blog/8252/econ-101-silver-market-manipula... Indeed, back in 2001 the Br
Monday, April 10, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Dubai exchange may launch gold contract for retail investors
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange said today it was considering whether to launch a new spot gold contract designed to be used by retail investors and traders. The DGCX signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, a body that facilitates commodity trade flows through Dubai, and National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (Rakbank) to develop bullion products such as the proposed retail spot gold contract. The contract could be smaller in size than the existing DGCX Spo
Monday, April 10, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Hong Kong to help Myanmar set up a gold exchange
The operator of Hong Kong’s gold exchange is in talks to help the government of Myanmar establish a bourse in the country for trading the precious metal, according to Haywood Cheung Tak-hay, president of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society. "This is the right timing for Myanmar to establish a gold exchange as the country is very keen on modernising its economy," Cheung said in an interview with the South China Morning Post. "Myanmar lies on the route of China's One Belt, One Road project,
Monday, April 10, 2017
Clif Droke
What will finally break the market's lethargy?
To most individual traders, there is no bigger buzz kill than a narrow trading range.  It takes the wind out of the sails of breakout and momentum traders, and even expert stock pickers have a tough time finding the stocks which are bucking the sideways trend.Wall Street would much rather see a lively bull market when stocks are roaring and participation is widespread among all classes of investors.  But sometimes even a trading range-type market is good enough for the Street, provided stock pri
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Bob Hoye - Institutional Advisors
Nothing Can Go Wrong
Signs of The Times Perspective The Fed continues to think that monetary ease will stimulate business activity. Sadly, for conventional economists who are stuck in some previous century, a new financial era has prevailed. Whereby the old concept of CPI inflation has been displaced by the reality of inflation in financial assets. They push, hoping for GDP growth, and the wildest bond market in history results. The one in Treasuries blew out in July. The one in lower-grade stuff is
Saturday, April 8, 2017
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