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Wolf Richter
This is What it Looks Like When Credit Markets Go Nuts
Pricing of risk kicks bucket in record central-bank absurdity. As the days pass, the perverse effects of central bank policies on the financial markets are getting more and more amazing. This includes the record-setting nuttiness now reigning in the European bond market, compared to the mere semi-nuttiness in the US bond market. The 10-year yield of US Treasury Securities closed at 2.34% yesterday and at 2.33% today. This is low by historical standards. It’s barely above the rate of consumer pri
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Barrick gives Tanzania stake in mines, $300 million to end dispute
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- Barrick Gold will give Tanzania a 16 percent stake in three gold mines, a 50 percent share of revenue from those mines, and a one-off payment of $300 million to resolve a dispute that has hit its operations in the country, the two sides said. The Canadian miner and the Tanzanian government have been in talks for months after the east African country banned the export of unprocessed minerals and enacted laws to raise state ownership of the nation's mines. The agreement
Friday, October 20, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Two Charts That Signal a Major Warning For 2018
Inflation is going to annihilate the stock market. The reason, in fact the BIG reason, that stocks have been soaring since November 2016 is because of the coming inflationary storm. Stocks LOVE inflation at first as it results in asset prices rising. However, stocks absolutely HATE inflation once it starts eating into profit margins. When this happens, companies begin to lose money as higher operating costs eat into their profits. On that note, take a look at the following chart of corporate pro
Friday, October 20, 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
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold Prices? 'Meh' Says LBMA 2017
Barcelona conference loved palladium, shrugs at gold prices... GOLD PRICES again proved the least interesting and least discussed issue at this year's LBMA conference, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Palladium everyone loves. It's got narrative (gasoline hybrid autos need pall' catalysts, while platinum's diesel market is hated by lawmakers and headline-writers) plus
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Rallies as China Fears 'Minsky Moment' 30 Years After Black Monday, Spain and India Add to Tensions
GOLD PRICE losses of 2.0% for the week so far were cut to 1.2% lunchtime Thursday in London, as world equities fell from new record highs and government bond yields rose against a backdrop of fresh geopolitical tensions from Spain to India and China. After Wall Street set new all-time highs last night, gold priced against the rising US Dollar touched $1288 per ounce as Western stock markets marked the 30th anniversary of October 1987's Black Mon
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The productivity myth
Every now and then, there’s a rash of commentary on national productivity. And for the British, productivity is all part of the Brexit angst, with the OECD, the Treasury, the Bank of England and Remainers all saying the average Brit’s poor productivity just goes to show how much they need the certain comfort of being in the EU. As Hilaire Belloc put it, we must hold on to nurse, for fear of something worse.Only this week, the OECD came out with a paper repeating its disproved nonsense about the
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Crude Oil - Double Top or Further Rally?
On Tuesday, black gold moved a bit higher, but is this increase as positive as it might seems at the first sight? Crude Oil’s Technical Picture Let’s take a closer look at the charts below and try to find out (charts courtesy of http://stockcharts.com). Yesterday, crude oil increased above the May high and the upper border of the red resistance zone based on it, which may seem like a bullish factor, but is this breakout as positive as it might seems at the first sight? Looking at the daily ch
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Silver Bullion Prices Set to Soar
Silver bullion prices are expected to jump as solar and smartphone demand rises and the Fed tries to stave off economic weakness Gold prices have far outpaced gains in silver so far this year, but silver will emerge as the winner for the second year in a row. With a per-ounce price of $17.41 for silver futures as of Friday, analysts say the white metal is poised for a big climb, particularly as the gold-to-silver ratio stands well above historical averages. “Silver is definitely undervalued com
Wednesday, October 18, 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
The Gold Report
Jack Chan's Weekly Precious Metals Update
Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest moves in the gold and silver markets. Our proprietary cycle indicator is up. 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 buy signal. Short-term signals can last for days and weeks, and are more suitable for traders. Speculation favors overall higher gold pric
Monday, October 16, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Silliness of the Bretton Woods Years
We’re continuing our look into One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter. October 2, 2017: One Nation Under Gold (2017), by James Ledbetter Ledbetter glided quickly over the period from 1914 to 1931, taking up the story again in earnest with the British devaluation of 1931 and, especially, the U.S. devaluation of 1933. This was treated with some interesting detail. However, Ledbetter made almost no mention of the fact that the U.S. returned to gold at the beginning of 1934 at $35/oz., and
Monday, October 16, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Zimbabwe Inflates, Again…
In November 2008, Zimbabwe experienced the second highest recorded inflation rate in history, and with that, it entered the Hanke-Krus World Hyperinflation Table. That’s when the annual inflation rate reached a peak of 89.7 sextillion (10^21) percent (see table below). At this point, prices were doubling every 24.7 hours. During Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation episode (2007-2008), the Reserve Bank of Zim
Sunday, October 15, 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
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
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
New study backs gold as an effective hedge
The case for adding gold to your investment portfolio has won a powerful new advocate. Cameron Crise, Bloomberg’s Macro Man and self-confessed gold sceptic, recently undertook a “Mythbusters-style approach” to ­discovering whether gold is an effective hedge in times of risk. His investigation tests the argument that a small stash of gold can balance out losses in other assets during market turmoil and political crisis. Previous analysis in this area supports the notion that over time, gold holds
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
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