Articles related to gold reserves
 
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
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
  Brexit, Gold and Harold Wilson's 'Pound in Your Pocket', 50 Years On
How the 1967 devaluation of Sterling killed the Gold Standard... THIS WEEKEND will mark 50 years since Harold Wilson's infamous devaluation of Sterling, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Hoping to cut the trade deficit by making imports dearer and exports cheaper, the Labour prime minister claimed that the "Pound in your pocket" hadn't been devalued, only its internatio
Saturday, November 18, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
Financial crisis dynamics, the ‘shadow’ gold demand, and Mene
The study of financial crises is as old as the economics discipline itself. One of the most prominent theorists of financial crises ever to hold a senior Federal Reserve policy position was John Exter, vice-president of the New York Federal Reserve during the 1950s. Several years ago I co-wrote a series of essays on Exter’s theories together with his sonin- law, Barry Downs. In this paper, building on Exter’s work, including his eponymous ‘pyramid’, I introduce a new ‘hourglass’ framework for un
Friday, November 17, 2017
Philip Judge
Lessons from the London Gold Pool 
As we examine 6000 years of monetary history, several very clear "Monetary Constants" seem to emerge. These very same constants have appeared throughout time and millennia, regardless of the empire, ruler or social structure of the day. While there are several, three of these constants are important to our journey into history today;
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Physical gold demand a bright spot in Q3
Global gold demand disappointed in Q3 2017 according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends, but physical buyers bucked the trend with a solid increase in investment coin and bar purchases. At 915 tonnes, total demand fell 9% compared the same period last year, with particular weakness seen in Indian jewellery volumes. Stalling inflows into gold-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) also negatively impacted Q3 figures, the report’s authors said. Reasons cited for slowing ETF deposi
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Shilling for Bundesbank, FT avoids key questions about gold
Yesterday the Financial Times continued its campaign to persuade the world that nothing deceptive is going on in the gold sector, publishing a long article lauding the German Bundesbank and its board member, Carl-Ludwig Thiele, for flawlessly arranging the repatriation of some of the central bank's gold from London, Paris, and New York. At least the article, appended here, quotes the founder of Germany's "Repatriate Our Gold" campaign, Peter Boehringer, who just has been elected to the country's
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Coins and Bars Saw Demand Rise 17 to 222T in Q3
– Gold coins and bars saw demand rise 17% to 222t in Q3, driven largely by China – Chinese investors bought price dips, notching up fourth consecutive quarter of growth – Jewellery, ETF demand fell while gold coins and bars saw increased demand  – Central banks bought a robust 111t of gold bullion bars (+25% y-o-y) – Russia, Turkey & Kazakhstan account for 90% of 111t of central bank demand – Turkey increased gold purchases and saw broad based physical gold demand – Gold demand in Q3 at eight-ye
Friday, November 10, 2017
Bullion Vault
Rising Gold Prices Lag Crude Oil as Saudis Accuse Iran of War, Equities Rise with Bitcoin
GOLD PRICES held most of yesterday's 1.0% jump against the Dollar and touched new 3-week highs for Euro investors on Tuesday, trading higher as crude oil rose and Saudi Arabia accused Iran of "direct military aggression" tantamount to a declaration of war. Wall Street's S&P500 index of US stocks ended Monday with its 11th new record closing high in a month. Crypto-currency Bitcoin today rallied
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Russia Buys 34 Tonnes Of Gold In September
– Russia adds 1.1 million ounces to reserves in ongoing diversification from USD – 34 ton addition brings Russia’s Central Bank holdings to 1,779t; 6th highest – Russia’s gold reserves are at highest point in Putin’s 17-year reign – Russia’s central bank will buy gold for its reserves on the Moscow Exchange – Russia recognises gold’s role as independent currency and safe haven Editor: Mark O’Byrne Prior to World War I Russia held the world’s third largest gold reserves, behind America and Franc
Friday, October 27, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
China’s Importance in the Gold Market
China has been accumulating a lot of bullion over the past decade. It is also the largest producer of gold in the world and – along with India – one of the biggest consumers of the yellow metal. According to the World Gold Council’s data on the second quarter of 2017, China accounts for about 28.6 percent of the jewelry demand, and for about 26 percent of total bar and coin demand. And China – with its almost 1843 tons of gold – owns the fifth largest gold reserves in the world. Is China thus a
Friday, October 27, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Chris Powell: The essentially prohibited questions about the price of gold
Remarks by Chris Powell Secretary/Treasurer, Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc. New Orleans Investment Conference Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel Wednesday, October 25, 2017 All you really need to know about gold could have been surmised from a story on the front page of The Wall Street Journal on August 10: http://www.gata.org/node/17562 http://www.gata.org/files/WallStreetJournalFrontPage-08-11-2017.jpg In that story the newspaper quoted four experts on the gold market, all of them assoc
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Is Clark Kent Transforming into Superman? The Buildup in Gold Trading Volumes
It was one of the coolest scenes in the "Adventures of Superman" show: Clark Kent ripping back his business suit to reveal the Superman outfit underneath while he sprints to save the day. Probably millions of people have seen that transformation.Well, a similar transformation may be underway with gold, one that shows this market may be ready to fly…I noticed a curious development in a gold chart from my regular readings, one the author only made a passing mention of. I hadn’t seen it highlighted
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
God, Gold and Guns
We’ve been looking into One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter. October 2, 2017: One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter October 14, 2017: One Nation Under Gold #2: The Silliness of the Bretton Woods Years Now, we will follow Ledbetter’s account of the end of Bretton Woods in 1971, up to the present. The account of the 1971 devaluation was, following the pattern of this book, long on details but short on insight. It seemed to people at the time that they “had no choice,” that
Monday, October 23, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Why central banks disagree with Gary North about gold
In his essay this week, "The Case Against Gold as a Central Bank Asset" -- https://www.garynorth.com/public/17271.cfm -- the economic historian and libertarian financial writer Gary North argues that central banks should get rid of their gold reserves. North writes: "What can the governments do with the gold? It's useless to them. They don't sell it. I wish they would sell all of it." But of course central banks and governments do sell gold. They "lease" it too, insofar as they at least put gol
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Golden Thorn In The Flesh, Part 2
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Saturday, October 21, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Brexit UK Vulnerable As Gold Bar Exports Distort UK Trade Figures
– Brexit UK vulnerable as gold bar exports distort UK trade figures – Britain’s gold exports worth more than any other physical export – Gold accounted for more than one in ten pounds of UK exports in July 2017 – UK’s stock of wealth has collapsed from a surplus of £469bn to a net deficit of £22bn – ONS error – Brexiteers argue majority of trade is outside EU, this is due to large London gold exports – Single gold bar (London Good Delivery) is, at today’s prices, worth just over £400,000 – “Ther
Friday, October 20, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
How Gold Bullion Protects From Conflict And War
– Gold and silver’s historical role in conflict shaped the world today and the modern financial system – Gold played an important function in the great conflicts up to and throughout the 20th century – Gold and the effective use of bullion played a crucial role in the outcome of the American Civil War – Gold was an important economic agent in both World Wars, conferring a huge advantage on the allies – In a world beset with risks of war both in the Middle East and with North Korea, Russia and Ch
Friday, October 20, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ronan Manly: Neck and neck -- Russian and Chinese official gold reserves
Gold researcher Ronan Manly today wonders whether in coming months China will let Russia overtake it in officially disclosed gold reserves. Manly acknowledges that the gold reserves of both countries probably exceed what they report. Manly's commentary is headlined "Neck and Neck: Russian and Chinese Official Gold Reserves" and it's posted at Bullion Star here: https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/ronan-manly/neck-neck-russian-chinese-...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Charleston Voice
  Germany's Stolen Gold Reserves - Times are changing - the debts remain (Russian)
Is the US Fedkeeping doublebookkeeper entries -addingGermany's plusothergovernments' goldincluded in the USclaimedreserves of 8,100+ tons? Show metheyaren't. STERN REMINDER:It's notownershipthatcounts - -it'salwayswho has CONTROL! Bereminded ofthistruismwhenitcomes toyourownpersonalbankdeposits and "safe"deposit boxes.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
  Neck and Neck: Russian and Chinese Official Gold Reserves 
Official gold reserve updates from the Russian and Chinese central banks are probably one of the more closely watched metrics in the gold world. After the US, Germany, Italy and France, the sovereign gold holdings of China and Russia are the world’s 5th and 6th largest. And with the gold reserves ‘official figures’ of the US, Germany, Italy and France being essentially static, the only numbers worth watching are those of China and Russia. The Russian Federation’s central bank, the Bank of Russia
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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