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Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Why gold has a role in every portfolio
Some investors are averse to gold because, as Warren Buffett argues, it is an unproductive asset. Whereas equities and property can be useful and provide a return, gold “doesn’t do anything but sit there” and consequently has little inherent value, from Buffett’s point of view. The World Gold Council, however, says investment demand for gold exceeded 1,500 tonnes in 2016. As well as being the second-best year on record for inflows to gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), sales of coins and bars als
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Bullion Vault
2018 Inflation 'Concerns' See Gold Price Rally Before Fed Rate Rise
GOLD PRICES rallied $10 per ounce from yesterday's fresh 5-month lows against the Dollar in Asian trade Wednesday, only to lose half that bounce in London as traders looked to today's key US monetary policy decision from the Federal Reserve. With US inflation data due later on Wednesday, just before the US Fed's widely-expected quarter-point hike to interest rates, new data this morning put Germany's consumer-price index 1.8% higher in November
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
CPM Group’s Jeff Christian Responds “NEGATIVELY” To The SRSrocco Report On Silver Investment Demand
The debate continues between the SRSrocco Report and CPM Group’s Jeff Christian on the fundamentals of the silver market.  After my article, in which I questioned the CPM Group’s exclusion of silver investment demand from their supply and demand analysis, Jeff Christian responded with a comment on my website.  I am glad that Mr. Christian responded because it now allows me the opportunity to explain in more detail why I disagree with the CPM Group’s analysis.As I have mentioned before, this has
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Bullion Vault
Spot Gold Halves Post-2014 Recovery vs. Euro Ahead of Fed, ECB, BoE Decisions as Middle East Tensions Worsen
SPOT GOLD prices failed to hold a 0.4% overnight rally from new 5-month lows in London on Tuesday, slipping back as world stock markets rose again ahead of tomorrow's key US Fed decision on Dollar interest rates amid worsening tensions in the Middle East. Edging back towards $1241 per ounce today, the price of gold bullion for immediate delivery has now halved the 16% gains for 2017 reached at early September's 12-month peak.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Cryptojunkies: Beware the Ides of December
It was two years ago this week that I proclaimed that we were witnessing the final lows in the 2011–2015 bear market in the precious metals as gold traded down to $1,045 amidst total capitulation by the Large Specs and after massive short-covering by the Commercial traders. The weekly COT for that week showed an aggregate short position of a miniscule 2,911 contracts down from the earlier highs of over 300,000 contracts. About six weeks later, despite the earlier bottom in gold, the HUI (NYSE Ar
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Gold Report
Jack Chan's Weekly Precious Metals Market Update
Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest movements in the gold and silver markets. 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 traders. Open interests have dropped drastic
Monday, December 11, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Bitcoin Hyper-Deflation
A meme we have seen in the bitcoin community seems to be gaining traction. Bitcoin is deflationary. That is prices of things, measured in bitcoin, are falling. For example, in spring 2011, gasoline was Ƀ1.00. This week, that same gallon had fallen to Ƀ0.0001875. Gas has gone down by 99.98 percent! We don’t think that even the diehard bitcoin bugs really believe this. But it leads to an interesting point. In the past, we have used the analogy of measuring a steel meter stick with stretchy rubber
Monday, December 11, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Bitcoin billionaire Winklevoss sees the cryptocurrency replacing gold
By Olga Kharif Bloomberg News Saturday, December 9, 2017 Cameron Winklevoss, thought to be one of the largest holders of bitcoin, thinks the cryptocurrency's blazing gains this year are just the start. He predicts it will rise as much as 20-fold as investors come to view it as an upgrade to gold. Wall Street's plan to launch futures contracts on Sunday, making it easier to bet against the digital currency's rally in recent months, is making some enthusiasts nervous -- but not Winklevoss. He's on
Monday, December 11, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Should I Buy “Collectible” Silver? The 3 Criteria to Look For
We get the same question every time we release a new proprietary GoldSilver product: why should I buy your silver round instead of a standard bullion product like an Eagle?There are several answers to that question—they can be a great way to diversify, they’re unique in the marketplace, and they might reflect values that you share.But the biggest answer of all is this: because you might make a bigger profit.That’s a bold statement, because like most things in life, there are no guarantees. But o
Monday, December 11, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Reuters mentions 'central bank manipulation'
* * * Bitcoin Flirts with $16,000, Alarm Bells Ring Louder By Jemima Kelly and Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss Reuters Thursday, December 7, 2017 Bitcoin rocketed to a lifetime high just shy of $16,000 today after climbing some 60 percent over one week, intensifying the debate about whether the cryptocurrency is in a bubble about to burst. The largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange struggled to keep up with record traffic as the price surged, with an upcoming launch of the first bitcoin futures contract
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Bullion Vault
Silver Bullion 'Set to Beat Gold' in 2018 as Both Hit 5-Month Lows, Bitcoin Whips 20 from New Top
GOLD and SILVER prices steadied above 5-month lows versus the US Dollar in London trade Friday, rallying into the weekend as global stock markets rose. The EuroStoxx 50 index of Europe's largest corporations added 1.8% for the week. Commodities edged higher but major government bond prices slipped further from Thursday's drop, when gold fell to its lowest since early July at $1244 p
Friday, December 8, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Gold's 1975 Warning on Bitcoin Futures
If Bitcoin really is like gold, watch out...! NEW YEAR's DAY 1975 marked a huge turn in the gold market, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Forty years after banning it, the US government at last let private citizens own bullion.  Coin shops and banks knew how big this was. So they raced to stock up as 1974 ended. 
Friday, December 8, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Bitcoin Mania Parabolic
Bitcoin’s meteoric skyrocketing this year has been astonishing, captivating traders across the globe.  This once-obscure cryptocurrency has exploded into the world’s hottest market.  With fortunes being won on paper, everyone is talking about bitcoin.  But with its price shooting parabolic, unfortunately this wild ride has all the hallmarks of a classic popular speculative mania.  And those all end badly, totally collapsing. In the annals of financial-market histor
Friday, December 8, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
THE DISINFORMATION WAR: The Attempt To Disregard Silver Investor Demand In The Market
There is a Disinformation War taking place in the silver market as certain industry analysis is confusing individuals by purposely disregarding the tremendous impact of rising investment demand.  Not only do I find this troubling, but I am also quite surprised how much the silver industry pays attention to this faulty analysis.  So, it’s time once again to set the record straight.Setting the record straight has now become a new mission for me at the SRSrocco Report because the amount of disinfor
Friday, December 8, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
End of Year Reminder: Sell ETF Losses; Buy Physical Metals—No Wash Sale Rule
We know our readers invest in precious metals in various ways. One way is through ETFs. If you are one of these investors, pay taxes to the U.S., and are holding onto any positions with a loss since the time you bought, here’s a heads-up: if you act by December 31, you can capture that loss on your taxes without losing your exposure to metals.The “wash sale” rule was designed to discourage people from selling securities at a loss simply to claim a tax benefit. Section 1091 of the U.S. Tax Code d
Friday, December 8, 2017
Bullion Vault
Price of Gold Bars Rallies with 'Tail Risks' as ETFs Expand, China Fears US-N.Korea Strike, Trumps Moves Israel Embassy
GOLD BARS rallied from yesterday's 9-week low in Asian and London trade Tuesday as global equities slipped with commodity prices amid rising tensions over Washington's policies in both the Middle East and towards rogue state North Korea. A Chinese state-run newspaper today gave readers near the border with North Korea a page of "common sense" advice for the event of a nuclear strike.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Silver’s Positive Fundamentals Due To Strong Demand In Key Growth Industries
– Increased efforts in green energy and advanced technology set to boosts silver’s demand – Four-year supply deficit set to increase due to fewer mine openings and discoveries – Bank manipulation may be why silver under performing – TD Securities and the Bank of Montreal expect silver to be best performing precious metal in 2018 – Growing industrial demand combined with monetary safe haven makes silver an excellent diversifier The beauty of silver is its dual role. It is both a monetary metal a
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Bullion Star's November charts show gold demand rising in China, India, Russia
Bullion Star's gold market charts for November, posted today, show rising demand for the metal in China, India, and Russia. The charts are posted at Bullion Star here: https://www.bullionstar.com/blogs/gold-market-charts/gold-market-charts-...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The Gold Report
Jack Chan's Weekly Precious Metals Report Also Charts Big Moves for Gold Major
Technical analyst Jack Chan charts the latest moves in the gold and silver markets, as well as the one-day fluctuations of a gold major. 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. Gold sector is on a short term buy signal. Short term signals can last for days and weeks, and are more suitable for trad
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
What’s the Point
A reader emailed us, to ask a few pointed questions. Paraphrasing, they are: Who cares if dollars are calculated in gold or gold is calculated in dollars? People care only if their purchasing power has grown. What is the basis good for? Is it just mathematical play for gold theorists? How does knowing the basis help your readers? Is it just a theoretical explanation of what has already happened? Prove that if someone has known the basis for the last four years, he has benefitted. He also added
Monday, December 4, 2017
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