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Bullion Vault
Gold Price Up Above $1300 as Asian Shares Record Multi-Decade Highs, Geopolitical Tension Continues
The GOLD PRICE is up above $1305 per ounce this Monday lunch time amid Asian stock market gains to multi-decade highs following Friday’s record US stock levels. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose to its highest level since November 2007, while Nikkei climbed for a tenth day to the highest level seen since Nov 1996. The FTSE increased 0.06% and DAX gained 0.16%.  Spain’s IBEX Index fell 0.67%. Yesterday Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont called for calm whilst Spain’s central
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Update on Q4 Pivot View for Stocks and Gold
By Gary TanashianReference a post from August 11: Potential Pivots Upcoming for Stocks and GoldStock Market StatusIn the above-linked article we noted several legs that could be kicked out from under the S&P 500’s table in Q4 2017. The stock market blew right through one of them, which was a bearish (on average) seasonal trend for the 2nd half of September. No one indicator is a be all, end all. In sum, they define probabilities. But price is the ultimate arbiter and as of today, price says ‘sti
Friday, October 13, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Print till it Dies
The US Dollar has had a wonderful run in its life time. Not too many fiat currencies have had the ability to sustain its usage for as long as this mighty experiment has and all who have reported on this instrument of trade are pretty much pointing to the same outcome that it can’t last much longer. Today, the US Dollar trade sits at 93.55 down 8.6 points in the early morning on this Columbus Day. Not too long ago the dollar broke thru a multiyear downside target of 91.88 which originally happene
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Chris Martenson
Let me apologize in advance for what may be an upsetting piece of writing for some of you. If you're in a state of shock or exhaustion from recent events, perhaps you should skip this one. I don't offer this analysis in order to further distress anyone -- but until you understand what is happening and how that influences your psychological state, you'll remain the emotional equivalent of a rag doll shaken to-and-fro by events. Such understanding may not bring you to a place of calm acceptance. B
Monday, October 9, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Survey shows UK and US Pensions Crisis is Imminent
Both UK and US drop in Global Retirement Security Rankings US falls due to sharp income inequality and reduced workforce to support retirees UK is two spots away from being in the bottom 10 for government indebtedness FCA’s Andrew Bailey says “clear risk” that savings rate for retirement is too low UK’s retirement savings gap set to widen to £2.3trn due to automation of jobs UK expected to fall into major pensions crisis by 2028 The economics of retirement funding is at breaking point. Thanks
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Readying to Rally
Gold suffered a sharp pullback this past month, spawning bearish sentiment.  Futures speculators fled on surging Fed-rate-hike odds and new stock-market record highs.  That pounded gold lower despite strong investment demand.  This healthy sentiment-rebalancing retreat has left gold ready to rally again.  Both its technicals and seasonals are very bullish, and futures speculators’ selling overhang has considerably abated. On September 7th, gold powered 1.1% hig
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
WARNING: There Is Going to be an Attempted Communist Revolution on Nov. 4
This article was originally published by Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper There could be more trouble than we ever imagined headed our way on November 4th when a bunch of folks who aren’t happy about Trump and Pence attempt to overthrow the government in a Communist revolution. Groups like Antifa, Resist Fascism, and the Revolutionary Communist Party have been meeting for months to openly plan sedition and organize what they promise will be massive protests all over the country. Don’t be sur
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Japanese Snap Election and Gold
Last week, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, called a snap election. What does it imply for the gold market? The German parliamentary election and crisis over Catalonia have recently brought the investors’ attention to the Europe. However, interesting developments have also been unfolding in Japan. On September 25, 2017 Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, called a snap election to take advantage of a weak opposition and to strengthen his mandate to handle the demographic crisis and tensions ov
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
“Occupation” Forces Booted from Catalonia: What’s Next?
10,000 police from Spain tried to stop a Catalonia independence referendum but failed. In the wake of the referendum, in which 90% voted for independence, Catalans now refer to the Spanish police as an occupation force. Mayors in two cities booted 500 of them. What’s Next? Anti-Police Strike Hits Public Services The above images from the BBC article Anti-police strike hits public services. Insurrection Comments from Eurointelligence We don’t think it’s an exaggeration to call what has been go
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Gold Coin Dilemma, Politics and Nonsense
There are five identical bags of gold, and each contains ten gold coins. However, one of the five bags contains fake gold. The real gold, fake gold, and five bags appear identical, except the coins of fake gold each weigh 1.1 ounces, and the real gold coins each weigh 1 ounce. You have an accurate digital scale and CAN USE IT ONLY ONCE. How do you determine which bag contains the fake gold? (Thanks to my friend Brian C. for sending me this dilemma.) There is a straight-forward answer to this
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
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold Buying Rises with Price 1st Time in a Year
Gold Investor Index snaps 2017 pattern of buying and selling... The NUMBER of private investors buying gold rose sharply in September even as prices recorded their highest monthly average in a year, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. This breaks 2017's previous pattern, when gold investing sentiment moved inversely to the metal's month-average Dollar cost and higher pric
Tuesday, October 3, 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
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
For news to be read and understood by a great number of people, it must be simple, sensational and forgettable. Most individuals are not interested in “heavy” news or complicated issues. Just compare television and newspapers today to say 50 years ago. At that time, newspapers had very few pictures but instead covered serious matters with in depth analysis. Same with television. In the 1960s there was serious news and many programmes which raised important issues in society or politics, which ma
Monday, October 2, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Matches SP 500 Performance In First 3 Quarters; Up 12 2017 YTD
Editor Mark O’Byrne – Gold climbs over 12% in YTD, matching S&P500 performance – Palladium best performing market, surges 36% 2017 YTD – Gold outperforms Nikkei 225, Euro Stoxx 50, FTSE and ISEQ – Geo-political concerns including Trump and North Korea supporting gold – Safe haven demand should push gold higher in Q4 – Owning physical gold not dependent on third party websites and technology remains essential Click to enlarge. Source In the year-to-date the gold price performance has m
Sunday, October 1, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
Homework Assignment 
Poor old Karl Marx, tortured by boils and phantoms, was right about one thing: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. Thus, I give you the Roman Empire and now the United States of America. Rome surrendered to time and entropy. Our method is to drive a gigantic clown car into a ditch. Is anyone out there interested in redemption? I have an idea for the political party out of power, the Democrats, sunk in its special Okefenokee Swamp of identity politics and Russia paranoia: m
Friday, September 29, 2017
Mark O'Byrne -
“Gold prices to reach $1,400 before the end of the year” – GoldCore
by  Gold finished sharply higher on Monday, recouping roughly half of last week’s loss, as declines in the U.S. stock market and growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea lifted prices for the yellow metal to the highest settlement in more than a week. December gold rose $14, or 1.1%, to settle at $1,311.50 an ounce. Prices, which lost about 2.1% last week, saw their highest finish since Sept. 15, according to FastSet data as reported by Marketwatch. “The backdrop for gold today is as bu
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Fall after Merkel's Re-Election in German Election
GOLD PRICES eased back on Monday in London but stayed above last week's near 4-week low after Angela Merkel won the general election in Germany, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. The US Dollar rose and the Euro fell however after the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won 1-in-8 votes in the German elections. With Dollar gold prices slipping back towards $1291
Monday, September 25, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Merkel Wins But Grand Coalition Loses: Major Parties Suffer Worst-Ever Results, AfD Solidly in 3rd Place
Angela Merkel won her fourth term but the results were not pretty either for Merkel’s CDU/CSU party or SPD, her Grand Coalition partner following the last election. Support for major parties nose-dived and the Eurosceptic AfD party is now the third largest party in Germany. Rather than enter another Grand Coalition, SPD has indicated it will go into opposition. The above chart from the Financial Times. With SPD bowing out, Merkel has two unfortunate choices: Enter a three-way coalition or
Monday, September 25, 2017