Articles related to metals
 
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
Rory Hall - Sprott Money
China and Russia: Full Steam Ahead Towards a Cashless Society - Rory Hall
We reported back in November 2016 – Cashless World: 1 out of 3 People Never Use Cash – fewer and fewer people understand the importance of using cash to protect themselves from an overarching government warlord. At the time, China’s use of digitized currency was growing at about 40% per annum. This means millions of people each year freely hand over their cash and opt to use their cell phone, online currency transfers or a plastic debit/credit card to make 100% of their purchases. We see t
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Time to sell? Goldman Sachs says gold is better than bitcoin as money
Gold wins out over cryptocurrencies when assessed on the majority of the key characteristics of money, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which adds that fear and wealth are the core drivers of bullion. "Precious metals remain a relevant asset class in modern portfolios, despite their lack of yield," analysts including Jeffrey Currie and Michael Hinds wrote. "They are neither a historic accident or a relic." Looking at properties such as durability and intrinsic value, they are still relevan
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
London's gold crown is slipping
London is losing its Midas touch. New rules from regulators, on top of uncertainties over the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union, are denting the city's position as the biggest center for gold trading in the world. The changes threaten to push up costs, a key competitive advantage of London's over-the-counter market. Even before the regulations come in, the average net daily volume of gold settled by London Precious Metals Clearing Ltd. fell 12 percent in two months to 18.5 milli
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
Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Two Stars Crashed Into Each Other Flinging Out Gold, And Wobbling The Universe
The amazing new discovery of two crashing stars is a giant leap forward for astrophysics. This celestial event has been described by many as one of the most exciting things to happen in space. According to The Independent, the super-dense neuron stars crashed together 130 million light-years away, spewing out precious metals and other heavy elements like platinum and uranium. Neutron stars, the collapsed remnants of massive stars that have died in supernova explosions, are some of the most exoti
Tuesday, October 17, 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
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
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Stocks and Precious Metals Charts -
"Interesting that the papers of record regret that they worked the Weinstein story, but never felt like they had enough to actually publish it.   Apparently they had a lower standard for the publication of the Iraqi WMDs and Russian hacking stories.   It makes one wonder what other big stories they are sitting on, that they can't quite bring themselves to publish, for whatever reason." Malcolm, a reader There was an obvious bear raid in the precious metals today. We are nearing peak fraud,
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
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
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
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Stocks and Precious Metals Charts -
"Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est." Where kindness and love are, God is there. 4th century antiphon, melody 9th century "Hear now this, O people, foolish and without hearts; who have eyes and do not see; and have ears, but do not hear." Jeremiah 5:21 Gold and silver caught a big today, even as stocks continued their slanted push up against trend resistance. I have some optimism for the price of gold here, as it seems to draw the usual rally off the Non-Farm Payrolls bottom, all other thin
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
Tokenization of Gold
The Blockchain technology enables tokenization of gold. What does it mean for the precious metals market? Usually, investors consider precious metals and cryptocurrencies as substitutes, as the value of both asset classes depends on the level of faith in the national fiat currencies. However, a few cryptocurrencies backed by gold exist, potentially creating some synergies. For example, there is OneGram, which is a sharia-compliant cryptocurrency backed by gold. It means that each token is backed
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
Chris Powell - GATA
Where gold trade goes if London loses its grip
London is facing challenges on multiple fronts to its centuries-old status as the place where the world trades gold. Two U.S.-based exchanges, CME Group Inc. and Intercontinental Exchange Inc., have created new ways of buying and selling precious metals. So has the London Metal Exchange. Trade volume in New York is rising, and China, where most of the metal ends up, is giving investors new ways to bet on gold’s price. All of this is a threat to London's over-the-counter market, historically th
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
Jordan Roy Byrne - The Daily Gold
US Dollar Outlook and What it Means for Gold
By Jordan Roy-Byrne CMT, MFTAThe US Dollar Index (USDI) bottomed in September a hair below 91.00 and has recently rallied up to 94. We were skeptical Gold would break its 2016 highs as it failed to show strong performance in the wake of the USDI’s decline to new lows. The market was discounting a coming rebound in the USDI and/or future weakness in Gold. In any event, although the USDI broke key levels which leave its bull market in question, it became quite oversold and was due for a sustained
Friday, October 13, 2017
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