Articles related to commodities
 
Dr. Richard S. Appel - Financial Insights
THE 30 YEAR BOND'S RETURN MAY PORTEND INFLATION
August 11, 2005 – A major ongoing debate has consumed the investment community regarding whether inflation or deflation is in our future. This is understandable because the impact of its resolution, upon both our investments and our personal lives, hangs in the balance. I believe that the recent official pronouncement that 30-year Treasury Bonds will again be offered, lik
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Commodities and the Commodity Currencies
The Australian Dollar (A$) and the Canadian Dollar (C$) are called “commodity currencies” for a reason. The reason is that regardless of what’s happening in their associated local economies, on a multi-year basis they will usually trend in the same direction as broad-based commodity indices. Since 2001 there have been three major rallies in the A$, each lasting about 2.5 years. These 2.5-year rallies are indicate
Monday, September 18, 2017
Dr. Richard S. Appel - Financial Insights
THE STAGE IS BEING SET FOR A GLOBAL INFLATIONARY EVENT
The U.S. Federal Reserve has aggressively inflated our money supply during the past dozen years. It has performed this act in its effort to stimulate our economy and forestall a potentially damaging period of economic weakness. Prior to this time, and in ever increasing amounts as the years passed, dollar credits have hemorrhaged from our nation. This was largely the resu
Monday, September 18, 2017
Russel McDougal - inv. Daily Edge
The Ghost of Fort Knox Past: Part 2
In my precedent essay, we looked briefly into the Ft. Knox gold controversy. Ft. Knox gold used to back circulating currency, but those days are long gone. Whatever gold remains within this U.S. fortress is now just another Treasury “asset.”
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Up, Markets Fatigued As War Talk Boils Over
North Korea threatens to reduce the U.S. to ‘ashes and darkness’ Markets becoming used to ongoing provocations from North Korea Russia and China continue to support watered down versions of sanctions on Kim’s regime Both NATO and Russia running war games on one another’s borders Putin says Russia will “give a suitable response” to NATOs threatening behaviour Gold set to climb as fears over economy and war will drive safe haven demand Source: Bloomberg This year North Korea has launched a dozen
Friday, September 15, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Gold researcher Jansen skeptical about supposed China oil contract backed by gold
In comments to The Daily Coin's Rory Hall this week, gold researcher Koos Jansen expresses great skepticism about the recent report by the Nikkei Asian Review -- https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Commodities/China-sees-new-world-order-w... -- asserting that China is planning to do its oil business in yuan convertible into gold at the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges. Jansen doesn't see how oil contacts can be directly related to gold as China's gold market is currently structured, and he notes tha
Friday, September 15, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
What is the Spot Gold Price?
What is the Spot Gold Price? When trading gold bullion, the price is usually governed by the "Spot Gold Price". This is the explicit value at which an ounce of gold is selling for on the "over the counter" market at any given point in time. Just like shares, the gold spot price changes minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour as supply and demand fluctuate. The gold spot price, also known as the "gold current price" can be affected by other influences, such as economic uncertainty, war or any other factor
Monday, September 11, 2017
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Price gouging and the generous free market
Gary North published members-only articles recently (here and here) discussing how Hurricane Harvey has affected economic life in Houston.He makes an important point about prices and customers that I have not seen elsewhere. Other things equal we know scarcity or high demand will drive prices higher.Sellers of diamonds are rarely accused of price gouging but when prices for everyday commodities take a big leap in a crisis almost everyone calls it price gouging.It’s an easy call: People are in
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices 'Probe Key $1356 Level' But Fall for Non-Dollar Investors
GOLD PRICES fell below $1350 per ounce Friday lunchtime in London, cutting the metal's weekly Dollar gain to 1.7% and heading for a loss against other major currencies after touching a new 12-month high for US investors at what some chart analysts called a key level. The Euro rose back to its strongest Dollar value since January 2015, peaking just shy of $1.21, while the Chinese Yuan hit USD levels last seen in December that year.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Theodore Butler - Butler Research
Eight Crooks Against The World
I’d like to share what may be a different way of looking at the gold and silver market, but still remain focused on what has been the primary driver of price – changes in the COMEX futures market structure. It has become fairly common knowledge that prices rise when the managed money traders buy and prices fall when these traders sell. So great is the effect on price of this COMEX derivatives positioning that it is discussed in more commentaries than ever before. And that is due to what has beco
Friday, September 8, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
  Gold Price Not 100 About Real Rates. But Close
Nor 100% about the Dollar. Just in time for Goldman Sachs to catch on... NICE to see Goldman Sachs spotting what matters 3 months late. "It is tempting to blame the rally in gold prices on recent events in North Korea," says a note from the US investment bank's commodities team under Jeffrey Currie.
Thursday, September 7, 2017
USA GOLD - USA Gold
The Daily Market Report
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/09-05-17 Gold rebounded from modest intraday downticks after filling the gap that was left yesterday. The yellow metal remains elevated by geopolitical tensions that continue to ratchet higher, as well political uncertainty here at home. Gold set another new high for the year yesterday at 1338.82 after North Korea tested a rather larger nuclear device. It was reportedly an order of magnitude greater than previous tests and there is speculation it may have been a hydrogen bomb
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
China sees new world order with its own oil benchmark backed by gold
By Damon Evans Nikkei Asian Review, Tokyo Friday, September 1, 2017 https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Commodities/China-sees-new-world-order-w... DENPASAR, Indonesia -- China is expected shortly to launch a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold in what analysts say could be a game-changer for the industry. The contract could become the most important Asia-based crude oil benchmark, given that China is the world's biggest oil importer. Crude oil is usually priced in re
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Goldbug, Variations V
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Saturday, September 2, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
DEATH OF THE U.S. DOLLAR RESERVE CURRENCY… Picking Up Speed
By Steve St. AngeloThe Death of the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency will have a profoundly negative impact on the lives of most Americans.  Unfortunately, 99% of the population has no clue.  The only reason 1% of U.S. citizens understand what is going on, is because the Mainstream media and financial networks have distorted the truth and the reality of our present situation.What happened in the markets today was a perfect example.  Zerohedge published an article today titled,  ‘Trade
Friday, September 1, 2017
Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
  Above-ground Gold Stock - How Much Is There and Why Does it Matter? 
To understand the price of gold, the relevant supply is the total supply, not the new supply coming to market during the last year, week or month. The supply of gold consists of all of the supply that exists, and the relevant demand is the total demand, not the new demand coming to market during any year. For gold, there is always a large stockpile, and it never gets smaller. The vast majority of all the gold mined throughout human history still exists and is held either in bars, coins, or jewel
Friday, September 1, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Hidden Forces of Economics, Gold Silver Report 27 Aug 2017
We have noticed a proliferation of pundits, newsletter hawkers, and even mainstream market analysts focusing on one aspect of the bitcoin market. Big money, institutional money, public markets money, is soon to flood into bitcoin. Or so they say. We will not offer our guess as to whether this is true. Instead, we want to point out something that should be self-evident. If big money is soon to come in, and presumably drive the price up to whatever new height—perhaps even the magic $1,000,000—what
Monday, August 28, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Hidden Forces of Economics, Gold Silver Report 27 Aug 2017
We have noticed a proliferation of pundits, newsletter hawkers, and even mainstream market analysts focusing on one aspect of the bitcoin market. Big money, institutional money, public markets money, is soon to flood into bitcoin. Or so they say. We will not offer our guess as to whether this is true. Instead, we want to point out something that should be self-evident. If big money is soon to come in, and presumably drive the price up to whatever new height—perhaps even the magic $1,000,000—what
Monday, August 28, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Gold – crossing the Rubicon
Gold is challenging the $1300 level for the third time this year. If it breaks upwards out of this consolidation phase convincingly, it could be an important event, signalling a dollar that will continue to weaken.The factors driving the dollar lower are several and disparate. The US economy is sluggish relative to the rest of the world, the rise of Asia from which America is excluded is unstoppable, geopolitics are shifting away from US global dominance, and the end is in sight for monopolistic
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
  U.S. Banks Precious Metals Derivative Exposure Surged In The Beginning Of 2017
By Steve St. AngeloAccording to the most recent report on the U.S. Financial Institutions Derivatives trading activity, the U.S. banks held a record amount of precious metals contracts in the first quarter of 2017.  Not only did the U.S. banks report a record amount of precious metals contracts, they also held a record amount in notional value of commodity and equity derivative contracts.There just seems to be a lot of paper floating around in our highly inflated stock, bond and Forex markets. 
Friday, August 25, 2017
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