Articles related to interest
 
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
Leonid Bershidsky: Authoritarian cryptocurrencies are coming
With Russia and China both embracing the idea of sovereign cryptocurrencies, it's time to ask a simple question: Why is a technology threatening to decentralize money so attractive to highly centralized, authoritarian regimes? Last weekend Argumenti i Fakti, a pro-government newspaper, quoted Russian Communication Minister Nikolai Nikiforov as saying President Vladimir Putin had ordered the swift launching of a "crypto-ruble." According to the report, Nikiforov said the currency would use "Russi
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
China proposes to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources tell Reuters
China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world's biggest oil producer on the stock market. Chinese state-owned oil companies PetroChina and Sinopec have written to Saudi Aramco in recent weeks to express an interest in a direct deal, industry sources told Reuters. The companies are part of a state-run consortium including China's sovereign wealth fund,
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
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Why India's gold sales shine
As the world’s second largest consumer of gold, India can exert a significant influence on the precious metals market. Indian demand is particularly robust for one of the country’s key festivals, Diwali, which starts this week. Perhaps the most important and widely celebrated Hindu festival, Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness and honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. This year could prove to be a bumper one following a decision by the Indian government to exc
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Subdued Despite Re-emerged Geopolitical Tensions and Indian Festivals
GOLD PRICES extended their fall on Tuesday morning in London as the Dollar continued to rise amid speculation off potential new Fed chief and continuing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold slid to $1288 after touching a 3-week high in the previous session before falling through the key level of $1300 per ounce. Silver tracked gold and dropped to $17.08 per ounce after it had already started fa
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
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
LBMA 2017: Spain, Silver and 'Lower Forever'
Precious metals history and macro-outlook from LBMA conference... LITTLE so far on precious metals prices or supply and demand at LBMA 2017 here in Barcelona, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Not directly at least. But the market itself cares little about price direction. The refiners, carriers, vaulters, dealers, brokers and bankers meeting at the London Bullion Market Association's annual conference focus instead on volumes, margin and – most of all – get
Monday, October 16, 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
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Gold, the stock market and the yield curve
The yield curve is a remarkably useful leading indicator of major economic and financial-market events. For example, its long-term trend can be relied on to shift from flattening to steepening ahead of economic recessions and equity bear markets. Also, usually it will remain in a flattening trend while a monetary-inflation-fueled boom is in progress. That’s why I consider the yield curve’s trend to be one of the true fundamental drivers of both the stock market and the gold market. Not surprisin
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
John Butler - Goldmoney
Common commodity misconceptions 
Commodities are the most basic economic goods, providing essential inputs into progressively more complex goods at advanced stages of production. Yet the economic mainstream generally fails to understand commodities, treating them as distinct from the processes whereby they are created and the processes they subsequently enable, when in fact they are an integral part of a dynamic, complex, adaptive economic system. A correct understanding of commodities is essential if we are to understand what
Saturday, October 14, 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
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Miners’ Q3’17 Preview
With the third quarter’s earnings season now underway, the gold miners will soon join in and report their latest results.  No data is more highly anticipated by investors, for good reason.  Quarterly reports dispel the dense fogs of herd sentiment that usually obscure gold stocks, revealing their operations’ underlying fundamental realities.  Q3’17’s upcoming results are likely to prove quite bullish for this neglected sector. Four times a year publicly-traded
Friday, October 13, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
“Fade” the little guy for profit!
As many of you know, I worked in the brokerage industry as a stockbroker/branch manager for 23 years. During that time and the 10+ years since, I have seen the “herd” move(d) violently in tandem many times. For years, smart investors would discern what retail investors were doing as a group and do the opposite quite profitably. It has been said and I have to agree, “the little guy is almost always wrong, and wrong at the wrong time”. Fade the little guy, it is usually quite profitable! We are ag
Friday, October 13, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
U.S. Mint Gold Coin Sales and VIX Point To Increased Market Volatility and Higher Gold
– US Mint gold coin sales and VIX at weakest in a decade – Very low gold coin sales and VIX signal volatility coming – Gold rises 1.7% this week after China’s Golden Week; pattern of higher prices after Golden Week – U.S. Mint sales do not provide the full picture of robust global gold demand – Perth Mint gold sales double in September reflecting increased gold demand in both Asia and Europe – Middle East demand likely high given geopolitical risks – Iran seeing increased gold demand and Iran’s
Friday, October 13, 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
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Gold, Gold Stocks, and Gold Favorable News
Recent News: Four hurricanes arrived in six weeks.  Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate have caused hundreds of billions in damage to the US.  Repairs and human misery will continue for months or years.  Many will never return to Puerto Rico, Houston, and Florida. Where will they go and what will it cost? Regardless, it means higher deficits, more debt, a weaker dollar and higher gold prices! Wildfires, literal and figurative: California wine country is burning out of control as of October 11.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
FOMC Minutes from September 2017 Meeting and Gold
Yesterday, the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s September meeting were released. What do they say about the Fed’s stance and what do they mean for the gold market? How can we summarize the recent FOMC minutes? As earlier this year, the FOMC members agreed that “the labor market had continued to strengthen and that economic activity had been rising moderately so far this year”. The U.S. central bankers also noted that the economic impact of recent hurricanes would only be short-lived. But the mos
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Hits 2-Week Dollar, Euro High Ahead of Catalan 'Independence' as Shanghai Premium Leaps, Turkish Lira Sinks
The GOLD PRICE touched 2-week highs for Dollar and Euro investors on Tuesday, extending the metal's rally from Friday's 8-week low to 2.4% as world stock markets slipped further from last week's new record high. Major government bond prices also slipped with stocks, edging yields higher. Betting on the likelihood of a US interest-rate rise when the Federal Reserve meets in December
Thursday, October 12, 2017
12345678910...