Articles related to physical bullion
 
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
The London Bullion Market Association
The LBMA, or London Bullion Market Association, offers "over-the-counter" (OTC) wholesale trading of gold and silver bullion between members. The LBMA operates the worlds largest OTC gold market, trading an average of $13.9 billion worth of bullion (equivalent to 18.3 million ounces, or 52,875 Good Delivery bars) each day. Because of its importance to the global bullion trade, the LBMA oversees spot dealing in gold and silver for most of the world. Gold traded by members of the London Bullion Ma
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Precious Metals Leasing Explained
Whatis precious metals leasing, and why is it done...? LEASINGis an integral part of the precious metals market,writes Miguel Perez-Santalla at BullionVault. Why is it necessary? For a diverse number of reasons, the first is the need for industry to borrow instead of buying outright the metal. This enables them to avoid owning the metal at a fixed price if they have not yet contracted to sell their product.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
investing in precious metals - gold.ie
Beware of Exchange Trade Funds (ETFs) Bearing Gold 
Gold is unique among asset classes as it is the only asset class not dependent on the performance of auditors, management, corporations, financial institutions, banks, politicians and governments. Nor should physical gold be dependent on the performance of trustees, custodians and or sub custodians.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
How to Store Silver at Home 
Now that you’ve decided to buy silver, it's time to think about properly storing and protecting it. It is often said that silver bullion has no counter-party risk, and in a monetary sense, this is indeed true.   Although silver bullion requires no counter-party to sustain its value, there is and always remains the very real threat of theft. With the threat of burglary in mind, there are two
Monday, April 8, 2019
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
A beginner's guide to investing in Gold 
One’s motivation for buying gold is fundamental to deciding in which form you should buy it. Are you a speculator, investor or saver? Do you wish to take a short term speculative position in gold? Are you investing for the short, medium or long term? Or are you diversifying, saving or using gold as a form of financial insurance?
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The origin of cycles
It was Karl Marx who was among the first believers that cyclical behaviour was endemic to free markets.He lived through a time when there was a regular cycle of boom and bust, with phases of economic expansion followed by contraction. Workers were employed and then unemployed, and the only way this could be stopped, in Marxian economics, was for the workers to acquire the means of production, or more correctly, the state to do so on their behalf.Other economists, such as Jevons and Wicksell, rec
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Sprott Money
The Secret of Wealth Preservation - Jeff Nielson
We have a failure to communicate. The vast majority of the investment public in the Western world has no understanding – at all – about how to preserve and protect their wealth. Of the minority of the investment community with some understanding of wealth preservation, almost invariably it is a flawed understanding. Understanding wealth preservation begins with having a detailed and correct understanding of “money”. Understanding money begins with correctly comprehending the difference betwe
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  Common Gold Silver Pitfalls to Avoid 
Investing in gold and silver may seem simple and straightforward, however it is not. There are many types of ( quote, unquote ) "investments" in gold and silver you will want to avoid. Gold and silver dealers are no different from any other industry or crowd of people. Within our industry you will find many good honest professionals and organizations, but you will also find some bad outfits whose practices can be described as underhanded, even criminal. Being the Managing Director of
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
10 Years of 4-Figure Gold
Spot gold prices first broke $1000 per ounce 14 March 2008... IN FACT the world's first ever $1000 gold deal had happened the day before, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Thursday 13 March 2008 – a day earlier than the wholesale 'spot' gold price finally popped above $1000 per ounce – saw a customer of BullionVault offer the five ounces of gold he held in secure, insur
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Bullion Price Suppression To End Bullion Bank Traders Arrested For Manipulating Market
– CFTC fines UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Bank millions of dollars each for gold price manipulation – Deutsche Bank ‘engaged in a scheme to manipulate the price of precious metals futures contracts’– UBS ‘attempted to manipulate the price of precious metals futures contracts’– HSBC engaged ‘in numerous acts of spoofing with respect to certain futures products in gold and other precious metals’– Gold ‘experts’ continue to deny legal rulings, evidence amassed by GATA, admissions by banks and central ban
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Unsound money is crucifying pensions
Deficits are mounting in pension obligations. It is a global problem over which pension trustees are helpless. It is also a problem that’s brushed under the carpet, with prospective and current pensioners generally unaware of the threat to their retirement. Investors in companies with defined benefit schemes, schemes which promise an inflation-adjusted entitlement based on final salary, generally ignore this important issue, as do most stock market analysts. Analysts know the deficits are there,
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Silver as a Strategic Metal and Why Prices Will Soar 
The arguments in favor of silver as an investment asset are growing rapidly. In the opinion of the Jackass, silver is the most under-valued hard asset in existence, with the highest potential for price appreciation on the globe. To begin with, central banks own no silver, but do own huge tracts of gold. Industry has huge demand for silver, but a trifling amount for gold demand. The investment demand is another key factor in favor of silver, but also for gold. Ever since the tech telecom bust in
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
  The 48-Year Record of Pt:Pd Ratios
A Monday Morning Musing from Mickey the Mercenary GeologistContact@MercenaryGeologist.comJanuary 15, 2018Price ratios determine relative value of the precious metals and are useful parameters in deciding which metal to buy at any given time.In previous musings, I documented the history of gold and silver prices and gold-silver ratios from the United States’ abandonment of the gold standard in August 1971 to present (Mercenary Musing, May 9, 2016) and followed with a similar treatment for platinu
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Bullion Vault
GLD Gold Investment Goes AWOL as 'Short Covering' Sees Bullion Jump vs. Sinking Dollar
GOLD INVESTMENT bars pushed their New Year 2018 gains to 2.3% versus a falling Dollar in London trade Friday, rising even as world stock markets extended yesterday's fresh record highs in US equities. Large bullion bars traded by wholesalers and investment dealers reached new 4-month highs at $1332 per ounce before edging back after new data said US inflation in consumer prices held firmer than expected in December.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Palladium Prices Surge To New Record High Over $1,100 On Supply Crunch Concerns
– Palladium prices surge to new record high over $1,100/oz today – Palladium surges past record nominal price seen in 2001 after 55% surge in 2017– Best-performing precious metal and commodity of 2017 is palladium – Palladium prices top platinum prices for first time in 16 years– Strong Chinese car demand and switch from diesel to petrol cars sees demand surge– Supply crunch as six year supply deficit & 2017 deficit expected to hit 83,000 ounces – Palladium supply crunch to intensify if world’s
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Records 8th Best Run Since 1968 as Stocks Jump into 2018, Mifid II Begins
GOLD PRICES extended their New Year 2018 rally against the Dollar in London on Wednesday morning, rising for the 10th time in 11 trading days. In the last 50 years the Dollar price of gold bullion has beaten such a run only 7 times before. Touching $1321 per ounce in 'spot' trading, physical bullion fixed at $1314.60 in Wednesday's AM London Gold Price auction, the highest benchmark
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Imaginations of the Misguided
aheadoftheherd.com The end of the world as we know it It’s Christmas 2017 and North Korean Dear Leader Kim Jong-un is facing a crisis. Recently the United States, with UN approval, imposed the harshest round of economic sanctions yet on his reclusive regime. While North Korea has been sanctioned since 2006 due to continuing attempts to develop nuclear weapons, this new provocation by its sworn nemesis is the last straw for Kim, who feels the great legacies of his father and grandfather, Kim
Friday, December 29, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Match Made in Heaven: Private Storage + One-Click Selling
It’s been a dilemma for bullion investors ever since gold was first used as money thousands of years ago.On one hand, every investor instinctively knows that gold is highly valuable and therefore must be stored as safe and secure as possible. While keeping some in the house gives you immediate access, storing it all in a cookie jar or under a mattress or in a safe that thieves could force you to open isn’t the most ideal storage plan, especially when you add in the risks of fire or natural disas
Friday, November 17, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Ned Naylor-Leyland: Oppose takeover of CEF to prevent banks from raiding its gold
Old Mutual gold and silver fund manager Ned Naylor-Leyland today explains why he opposes Sprott Asset Management's long-running bid to acquire the Central Fund of Canada gold fund -- in part to keep CEF's gold from being raided by investment banks for covering their short positions. Naylor-Leyland writes: "Over the course of the life of CEF, the stock has traded as low as a 17-percent discount to net asset value and as high as a 30-percent premium. Indeed, the fund has traded at a premium to it
Friday, November 10, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Diversification Adds Nothing
The dumbest investing idea you'll read before the next stockmarket crash... SO LAST WEEK's LBMA conference in Barcelona coincided not only with the city's split over independence for Catalonia, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. It also saw the 30th anniversary of the 1987 stock market crash, the sharpest ever plunge in major world equities. 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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