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Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Falling Productivity of Debt
Last week, we discussed the ongoing fall of dividend, and especially earnings, yields. This Report is not a stock letter, and we make no stock market predictions. We talk about this phenomenon to make a different point. The discount rate has fallen to a very low level indeed. Discount in stocks is how you assess the present-day value of earnings to occur in the future. For example, if the discount rate is 10%, then a dollar of earnings per share at Acme Piping next year is worth $0.90 today. At
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Gold options trading begins in India
* * * MCX Launches Commodity Options Trading with Gold on Dhanteras From The Times of India, Mumbai Monday, October 17, 2017 NEW DELHI -- Finance minister Arun Jaitley today launched an options contract in gold on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras. Options are an instrument that give the buyer a right to buy or sell at a present price on a future date. They are of two types: calls (right to buy) and puts (right to sell). According to market experts, optio
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Koos Jansen: The gold-backed oil-yuan futures contract myth
Gold researcher and Chinese gold market expert Koos Jansen today argues that the Nikkei Asian Review's September 1 report asserting that China is planning an oil futures contract somehow "backed" by gold -- https://asia.nikkei.com/Markets/Commodities/China-sees-new-world-order-w... -- is full of holes. Jansen writes: "China hasn't announced anything but an oil-yuan futures contract. Gold has nothing to do with it. "Yuan can technically be spent on gold at the Shanghai Gold Exchange but gold in
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
The GAME CHANGER for Gold
Mike responds to questions about Jeff Clark’s recent story on Chinese oil imports being priced not in dollars, but yuan. And how they're convertibility into gold on the Shanghai futures exchange creates a new and large source of gold demand.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Lithium Supercycle
The truth, in regards to the world’s mineral resources, is that we in the western developed countries are usually not in control of supply. “The spectre of resource insecurity has come back with a vengeance. The world is undergoing a period of intensified resource stress, driven in part by the scale and speed of demand growth from emerging economies and a decade of tight commodity markets. Poorly designed and short-sighted policies are also making things worse, not better. Whether or not resou
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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
Koos Jansen - Bullion Star
  The Gold-Backed-Oil-Yuan Futures Contract Myth
On September 1, 2017, the Nikkei Asian Review published an article titled, “China sees new world order with oil benchmark backed by gold”, written by Damon Evans. Just below the headline in the introduction it states, “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”. Not long after the Nikkei piece was released ‘the story’ was widely copied in sensational analyses throughout t
Monday, October 16, 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
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Yuan and Gold
In the previous editions of the Market Overview, we have already analyzed the relationship between gold and some major world currencies, such as the U.S. dollar, the euro, or the Japanese yen. But what is the link between the Chinese yuan (officially: renminbi) and the yellow metal? Let’s check it out. Chart 1: The USD/CNY exchange rate (red line, right axis) and the price of gold (yellow line, left axis, London P.M. Fix) from January 1981 to September 2017. As one can see in the chart above,
Friday, October 13, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
More New SP 500 Record Highs Or Topping Action?
Briefly:Intraday trade: Our yesterday's intraday trading outlook was bearish. It proved wrong because the S&P 500 index gained 0.2% again. However, the index continued to trade within relatively narrow intraday trading range. The market may retrace some of its recent rally today, as investors continue taking short-term profits off the table. Therefore, intraday short position is favored again. Stop-loss is at the level of 2,565 and potential profit target is at 2,530 (S&P 500 index).Our intraday
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
LME to expand trading around gold and silver reference prices
LONDON -- The London Metal Exchange expects three more clearing members to join its precious metals contracts by year-end and is looking to expand trading around its gold and silver reference prices, Chief Executive Matthew Chamberlain told Reuters on Tuesday. Adding further clearing members is a top priority for the exchange as it looks to expand volumes on LME precious, the suite of gold and silver spot and futures it launched in July, Chamberlain said. "We have three clearing members who are
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Updating gold’s true fundamentals
Last week I posted a short piece titled “A silver price-suppression theory gets debunked“, the main purpose of which was to direct readers to a Keith Weiner article disproving that the silver price had been dominated by the “naked” short-selling of futures. My brief post rattled the cage of GATA’s Chris Powell, who made an attempt at a rebuttal early this week and in doing so proved that 1) he doesn’t understand what arbitrage is and how it affects prices, and 2) he doesn’t understand what funda
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Bullion Vault
Silver + Gold Jump as China Returns from Holidays, N.Korea + Catalonia Tensions 'Support' After Comex Bulls Retreat
GOLD and SILVER edged higher against a falling Dollar in Asian and London trade Monday, each gaining half-a-per-cent after traders in world No.1 consumer country China returned from national holidays. Gold prices at one point touched $1284 per ounce, some 1.9% above Friday's fresh 8-week low, as the US currency retreated against major rivals and world stock markets fell for a second day from last week's fresh all-time record highs.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Palladium Beats Platinum for the First Time in 16 Years
At the end of September, the price of palladium became higher than the price of platinum. What does it mean for the precious metals market? Initially, we wanted to provide investors with an update on Catalonia, but Catalan President Carles Puigdemont rescheduled the session of the Catalan Parliament for today. We will cover the developments in Spain in tomorrow’s Gold News Monitor, while today we focus on the historical development in the precious metals market. On September 28, palladium prices
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
SP 500 At Record High But Will Stocks Continue Even Higher?
Briefly:Intraday trade: Our Friday's intraday trading outlook was bearish. It proved partly wrong because the S&P 500 index remained within relatively narrow intraday trading range. Overall, it lost 0.1%. The index may retrace some of its recent rally today, as investors will likely continue taking short-term profits off the table. Therefore, intraday short position is favored. Stop-loss is at the level of 2,565 and potential profit target is at 2,530 (S&P 500 index).Our intraday outlook is bear
Monday, October 9, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
The questions that deniers of monetary metals market rigging won't answer
Newsletter writer Steve Saville of The Speculative Investor, who long has denied that manipulation of the monetary metals markets means much, has seized on the recent essay by Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals as the conclusive refutation of silver market analyst Ted Butler's longstanding complaint that JPMorganChase has been rigging the silver market. Weiner's analysis, headlined "Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler" and posted here -- https://monetary-metals.com/thoughtful-disagreement-with-
Monday, October 9, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Explaining gold price suppression, Indian magazine cites GATA, Butler, Sprott
While there's no telling when exposure of Western central banking's longstanding scheme to suppress monetary metals prices will explode the scheme, word is getting around the world. This is signified by a long commentary published in this month's edition of an Indian magazine of politics and economics, Swarajya, written by Shanmuganathan Nagasundaram, founder of a financial consulting firm. Nagasundaram's commentary, headlined "Gold Can Help India Set Global Agenda on Monetary Policy," cites the
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
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  A silver price-suppression theory gets debunked 
Embracing the belief that a bank or a cartel of banks has suppressed the prices of gold and silver for decades via the short-selling of futures contracts is like adopting a child. It’s a lifetime commitment through thick and thin, meaning that once this belief takes hold there is no amount of evidence or logic that can dislodge it. Entering a debate with someone who is incapable of being swayed by evidence that invalidates their position is a waste of time and energy, so these days I devote no T
Friday, October 6, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Stocks At New Record High, Will They Continue Upwards?
The U.S. stock market indexes gained between 0.1% and 0.7% on Friday, extending their short-term uptrend, as investors' sentiment remained bullish following economic data releases, tax cut plan announcement. The S&P 500 index has reached new record high at the level of 2,519.44, around 7 points above its last Wednesday's high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average got closer to the September 21 record high of 22,419.51. The technology Nasdaq Composite gained 0.7%, as it was relatively stronger than t
Friday, October 6, 2017
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