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Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Addressing Keith Weiner’s objections to “Gold’s True Fundamentals”
A 23rd June post at the TSI Blog described the model (the Gold True Fundamentals Model – GTFM) that I developed to indicate the extent to which the fundamental backdrop is bullish for gold. The GTFM is an attempt to determine a single number that incorporates the most important fundamental drivers of the gold price, where I define “fundamental driver” as something that happens in the economy or the financial markets that causes an increasing desire/urgency to own gold in some form. Keith Weiner
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Myopic Metals and Miner Miasma
In recent day and weeks, I have slowly moved to the starboard side of the "Vessel of Public Opinion" where most seasoned veterans (aka "old guys") usually wind up; that is to say that I am now officially "cynical" when it comes to the world of investing. Residing in cynicism usually has a few distinct advantages with one being the uncanny ability to have your "bullsh*t meter" on at all times while one glaring disadvantage is that you miss opportunities you might have taken when you were young(er
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Energy Report
The Coming Battery Bonanza
James Dines, author of The Dines Letter, discusses the importance of graphite in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries and highlights one graphite company he expects to have an edge. Lithium Batteries for Autos and Home Storage Someday, as sneaky years whisper past, batteries will be seen to have been a crucial wave of the investing future. Uses for lithium ion batteries (LIB) are expanding and will be the main technology for mobility and stationary
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Dave Kranzler: Central banks try to scare the crap out of the gold market
Dave Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics today quotes an explanation for today's central bank flash crash in gold, provided by gold market analyst John Brimelow of John Brimelow's Gold Jottings report: "The day was well chosen as the Muslim world including Turkey was closed for the end of Ramadan, as was India, which has the amiable habit of observing the holidays of religious minorities." Kranzler adds: "Four a.m. Eastern time is one of the slowest, lowest-volume trading periods during any
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Durable Goods: Another Bad Report, Diving Into Questionable Details
With the second quarter roughly half over (from a data delivery standpoint), we have had three reasonably good or better hard data points, and at least a dozen bad ones. Today we have another bad data point with Durable Goods Orders down 1.1%  vs an Econoday consensus of -0.4%. Moreover, April was revised lower to -0.9% from -0.7%. Aircraft had been the strength but is now the weakness for durable goods which, pulled down by a second straight downswing for commercial aircraft, fell 1.1 percent
Monday, June 26, 2017
Bullion Vault
London Trading Sees Gold Plunge as Italy's Taxpayers Rescue Failed-Bank Investors
GOLD TRADING in global wholesale center London saw prices sink at the opening of business on Monday after Italy sidestepped Eurozone rules on banking bail-outs to protect creditors of two failed lenders in the Veneto region around Venice. Trading $2 lower per ounce in Asia overnight, the gold price today then plunged $10 from $1254 to hit its lowest Dollar price since mid-May at 9am London time.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Bonds and Related Indicators
By Gary TanashianExcerpted from the June 25 edition of Notes From the Rabbit Hole, which also included comprehensive analysis of US and global stock markets, commodities, precious metals and stock charts galore (with the Market Internals segment, in particular, having evolved into what I find to be a must-have guide).TLT is now a buck from its target of 129. Tell me, where is all that mania about rising interest rates and the likes of the “R.I.P. Bond Bull Market” headlines (Bloomberg called the
Monday, June 26, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Monetary metals will follow cryptocurrencies upward, Embry tells KWN
The explosion in cryptocurrencies, Sprott Asset Management's John Embry tells King World News today, signifies the growing desire of people to escape the fiat currency system, an escape cut off for the moment by the suppression of gold and silver prices by shorting by governments and their allied investment banks. But, Embry says, this only makes the monetary metals, and especially silver, the most undervalued assets and they will follow the cryptos eventually. Embry's comments are excerpted at
Monday, June 26, 2017
Andy Sutton
Goldman Sachs ‘Discovers’ that the ‘not-so-USFed’ has Caused Most Recessions
One week ago, Deutsche Bank issued a loud warning that as a result of the aging of the current economic expansion, now the third longest in history at 32 quarters, if with the lowest average growth rate of just 2%… …. coupled with the collapse in the yield curve… … and the risk that the Fed could fall behind the inflationary curve as a result of near record low unemployment (assuming the Phillips urve still works which it doesn’t)… … the risk is growing that the Fed could hike rates right int
Sunday, June 25, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
Palladium to underperform the PM complex
In recent weeks palladium prices have soared to levels only rarely seen. This is all the more impressive in that precious metals prices more generally have moved sideways, including palladium’s big sister platinum. There are fundamental explanations offered but we do not believe these justify sustained high prices. More probably, non-physical speculative traders have chased upward momentum of late, leaving palladium exposed to highly asymmetric downside in the event these traders choose to exit.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Summer Doldrums
Gold has spent most of June grinding lower on balance, damaging sentiment and vexing traders.  Usual selling leading into the Fed’s latest rate hike contributed, but the summer doldrums are also in play.  Gold has typically suffered a seasonal lull this time of year, on waning investment demand as vacations divert attention from markets.  But these summer doldrums offer the best seasonal buying opportunities of the year. This doldrums term is very apt for gold’s
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
Are the World’s Billionaire Investors Actually Buying Gold?
Infographic website Visual Capitalist recently published an eye-catching infographic on behalf of Sprott Physical Bullion Trusts which featured 4 well-known billionaire investors and their supposed investments in gold. The infographic is titled “Why the World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals” and can be seen here. The 4 investors profiled in the infographic are: Jacob Rothschild (Lord), chairman of London-based investment trust RIT Capital Partners Plc David Einhorn, president of Man
Sunday, June 25, 2017
The Gold Report
Jack Chan?s Weekly Precious Metals Update
Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest moves in the gold and silver markets, and believes the ongoing consolidation may end soon. Our proprietary cycle indicator is down. The gold sector is on a long-term buy signal. Long-term signals can last for months and years and are more suitable for investors holding for long term. The gold sector is on a short-term sell signal. Short-term signals can last for days and weeks, and are more suitable for
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Is Bitcoin a Bubble Set to Burst?
The bitcoin price is up roughly 10X over the past two years, so it is understandable why some people believe it is overvalued. If you do a Google search on “Bitcoin Bubble,” you will find nearly 700,000 results. People love to proclaim that bitcoin is a bubble, especially those that missed the inflation of said bubble. But are they correct? Is it too late to get on board the bitcoin rocket? Only time will tell, but I suspect that the price of bitcoin will climb many multiples higher before reach
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
The fog around gold really isn't so obsolete at all
"One Nation Under Gold" author James Ledbetter writes in the Los Angeles Times today that the wealthier people are, the less likely they are to own gold, and that gold is best regarded as an investment by people who can't afford it. Ledbetter observes that Americans still own a lot of gold even as nobody is sure how much. Indeed, his essay is most interesting for acknowledging the fog that continues to surround gold. Ledbetter writes: "While we may think that we live in a more accountable era,
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
The Fed Just Started Pulling the Plug on the Markets
Global equity flows might have just peaked. Bull markets are driven by new capital: you need more money from more buyers to increase buying pressure so that stock prices rise. However, it looks as though globally investors are tapped out. After months of new capital pouring into the market, global equity fund inflows slowed dramatically in the last week. And not just a little… by a LOT. Source: Sober Look This is a MAJOR warning sign to stock bulls that buying pressure is weakening in the marke
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
The Post “Rate-hike” Manipulations-Are Nearly Dead
In 15 years of Cartel, PPT, and Fed “watching,” I’ve not seen anything like the manipulations since Election Day – which is quite amazing, considering the powers that be were clearly aligned with the status quo fronted by Hillary Clinton, and her band of criminal bankers, corporate CEOs, globalist politicians, and “fake news” mainstream media.  Why “they” chose to double down their manipulative efforts when the “Red Swan” fought through their historic election-rigging to win the Presidency is be
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Cryptocurrency Review: India Legalizes Bitcoin, Ethereum Flash Crash, ICO Update
There were plenty of major happenings in the crypto world this week, so let’s dive in… This week it was announced by the Unicode Consortium, that the 10.0 version of the Unicode Standard will include a Bitcoin symbol. According to an article in The Verge online magazine, the timely addition won’t appear as a traditional bubble-like emoji, but rather a regular Unicode character, the currency’s B-like symbol. It said, “Unicode 10.0 is d
Friday, June 23, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Go for Gold – Win a beautiful Gold Sovereign coin
The Irish Times has teamed up with GoldCore, Ireland’s first and leading gold broker, to offer you the chance to win a beautiful, freshly minted Gold Sovereign coin (2017) which contains nearly one quarter of an ounce of gold and is ‘investment grade’ 22 carat pure gold. Gold Sovereigns can be bought for insured delivery or in ultra secure vaults and remain one of the safest ways for investors and savers to diversify into gold. They are tax free (no VAT) highly liquid stores of value in these u
Friday, June 23, 2017
Sprott Money
Anti-Gold Propaganda Flares Up - Dave Kranzler
Predictably, after the gold price has been pushed down in the paper market by the western Central Banks – primarily the Federal Reserve – negative propaganda to outright fake news proliferates. The latest smear-job comes from London-based Capital Economics by way of Kitco.com. Some “analyst” – Simona Gambarini – with the job title, “commodity economist,” reports that “gold’s luck has run out” with the 25 basis point nudge in rates by the Fed. She further explains that her predicted two
Thursday, June 22, 2017
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