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Jeff Clark - GoldSilver
You Are Being Lied To About “Low” Gold Demand 
I don’t like to use inflammatory language, such as the title of this article, but the message from the mainstream media about gold demand is a lie misleading.Yes, coin purchases in North America are down compared to last year (a record-setting year, by the way). It’s been soft at a few other Mints as well, such as Perth.But Eagle and Kangaroo purchases aren’t the whole market. You and I don’t buy paper gold products, for example, but throw in demand from this part of the industry and a very diff
Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Daily Market Report: Gold Consolidates Awaiting FOMC Minutes
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/08-16-17 Gold is consolidating within yesterday’s range, awaiting the FOMC minutes from July’s Fed confab. Earlier tests of the downside were limited and short-lived and the yellow metal is now trading modestly higher on the day. It will be interesting to see if the level of concern about waning inflation pressures was elevated beyond that which was expressed in the July policy statement. I suspect that the minutes will do nothing to mitigate the expectation that the Fed is o
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  Can a government surplus cause the economy to tank?
According to the article linked HERE, if the US or the Australian or the UK government repaid all of its debt, the economy would tank. The article contains such a large number of factual errors and such a copious amount of nonsense that completely debunking it would take far more time than I’m prepared to spend, so in this post I’ll only deal with a few of the flaws. To begin, the article points out that US government surpluses have, in the past, often been followed by depressions or recessions,
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Mark O'Byrne -
World’s Largest Hedge Fund Bridgewater Buys $68 Million of Gold ETF In Q2
– World’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater buys $68 million of gold ETF in Q2 – Investors poured $870 million into SPDR Gold in Q2 – Billionaire Paulson keeps 4.36 million shares in SPDR Gold – “Risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in” – warns Dalio on Linkedin – Investors should avoid ETFs and paper gold and own physical gold – Given negative interest rates, companies should consider allocating some of corporate deposits to physical gold as done by Munich Re From Bloomberg
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
The Return of Sound Money
On Sunday evening, August 15, 1971, President Nixon told the American people the U.S. would “suspend temporarily the convertibility of the dollar into gold or other reserve assets” as a means of defending the dollar against “the speculators.”  This was one part of his New Economic Policy, a phrase borrowed from communist Vladimir Lenin, which included a 90-day freeze on prices and wages, and a 10 percent tax on imports.  Gary North points out that Barron’s editor Robert Bleiberg, in a 1974 speec
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The Daily Market Report: Gold Retreats on Heightened Risk Appetite, but Finds Support
USAGOLD/Peter Grant/08-15-17 Gold came under additional corrective pressure in early U.S. trading, weighed by a further easing of geopolitical tensions, along with some better than expected U.S. economic data. While the yellow metal set new lows for the week, buying interest resurfaced well ahead of last week’s low. While North Korea may have walked back an imminent threat to Guam, I don’t believe anyone really thinks that the Korean crisis has been resolved. “Though North Korea is signaling its
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Gary Savage - Smart Money Tracker
Some of you probably remember me saying that the final vertical phase of a bubble is characterized by price rising at least 100% or more in a year or less. Bitcoin is clearly in the final vertical phase of its bubble. It’s now becoming more and more dangerous every day. At some point you just have to say enough is enough, get out, and stay out so you don’t get caught when the bubble pops and price comes crashing back to earth. Folks its not different this time. There is no fundamental reason for
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Stewart Thomson - Graceland Update
Gold Versus The Yen
Graceland Updates By Stewart Thomson1.For gold to perform well against the US dollar, it needs to perform well against the Japanese yen.2.Please click here now. Double-click to enlarge. 3.Since 2011 gold has traded sideways against the yen.Since 2013 it has been coiling in a very positive symmetrical triangle pattern.4.An upside breakout would usher in a major move higher for gold against both the yen and the dollar.5.Since 2013, the Indian market has been dealing with major duty, import rule, a
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Mark O'Byrne -
Diversify Into Gold Urges Dalio on Linkedin – “Militaristic Leaders Playing Chicken Risks Hellacious War”
– Don’t let “traditional biases” stop you from diversifying into gold – Dalio on Linkedin – “Risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in” warns founder of world’s largest hedge fund – Geo-political risk from North Korea & “risk of hellacious war” – Risk that U.S. debt ceiling not raised; technical US default – Safe haven gold likely to benefit by more than dollar, treasuries – Investors should allocate at least 5% to 10% of assets to gold – “If you don’t have 5-10% of your ass
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
N.Korea? Gold Prices More About Real Rates Than Ever
So the daily correlation data say at least... SO APPARENTLY, the latest pop and retreat in gold prices has all been about the nuclear stand-off between the US and North Korea, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. "Gold falls on rising risk appetite as N.Korea tensions ease," says Reuters. And fair enough. Trum
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
announces expected non-cash impairment

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Jason Hamlin - Gold Stock Bull
Why The Bitcoin Price Could Top $1 Million
The price of Bitcoin made a new record high above $4,300 today and is now up roughly 350% year to date or 643% over the past 12 months. If you add in the free Bitcoin Cash distributed to Bitcoin holders, the current value of Bitcoin is closer to $4,600. In this article, I will lay out the case for why a Bitcoin price of $1 million is not as outlandish as it appears at first blush. While some people are saying it could hit this level by 2030, I think we could see the Bitcoin price reach $1 milli
Monday, August 14, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Drop $10 ...
GOLD PRICES slipped $10 per ounce from last week's 2-month highs on Monday morning in London as the US Dollar rallied and global stock markets rose on what analysts and pundits called a retreat in nuclear tensions between the US and North Korea, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Crypto-currency Bitcoin meantime spiked to new all-time record highs above $4000, doubling inside 1 month after dropping by one-third
Monday, August 14, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
  Smoke and Fire 
Cue the corn pone Nazis. Enter, stage left. Well, what did you expect? With the various authorities in this culture incessantly applying “white privilege” noogies to the public’s skull, sooner or later they were sure to provoke a lizard-brain response from the more limbic-oriented low orders of honkeydom. Of course, you couldn’t stage-manage a more stupidly arrant provocative act in the State of Virginia, guaranteed to bring out the raging yahoos, than threatening to remove a statue of Robert E.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Hubert Moolman
Gold Set To Rise While Debt-Based Assets Collapse
In a previous article, I have shown how economic conditions, today, appear very similar to that of the early 80s (circa 1983). These similar conditions show up on the long-term gold and Dow charts, as shown in that article. Now, if those similarities continue, then the Dow will continue much higher from this point on, while gold will go into a long-term bear market. However, I have also pointed out that there are just too many fundamental obstacles, that would make such a scenario almost impossi
Monday, August 14, 2017
Chris Martenson
  Signs Of Distress
The world is edging closer to the final moments after which everything will be forever changed. Grand delusions, perpetuated over decades, will finally hit the limits of reality and collapse in on themselves. We’re over-budget and have eaten deeply into the principal balances of all of our main trust accounts. We are ecologically overdrawn, financially insolvent, monetarily out past the Twilight Zone, consuming fossil fuels (as in literally eating them), and adding 80,000,000 net souls to the pl
Monday, August 14, 2017
Sprott Money
Digital Enslavement Is Now Assured: ACChain - Rory Hall
This is justification for what I have been saying for a year or more – blockchain chain technology and cryptocurrencies are evil and will usher in a cashless society. If some of what I am about say sounds harsh it is because we are discussing our lives – not just our financial lives, but our ability to have the life we dream about, hope for and work to obtain. As we have pointed out, especially over the past few months, the too big to jail banks, IMF, United Nations and BIS have all been e
Monday, August 14, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
FLASH: Wall Street Journal acknowledges gold leasing and swaps question ...
* * * In the report appended here the newspaper gets a Fed official to say that the Fed does not lease the gold of other nations. Well, of course not. But do those other nations lease or swap gold, or did they? And does the U.S. government lease or swap gold, or did it? If so, why? The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, William Dudley, was asked that question in public last year and ran away from it as fast as he could. It's on video: Over the last
Monday, August 14, 2017
Thorsten Polleit -
Central Banks Are Hiding the True Price of Risk
If you invest your money, you will have to deal with numerous risks. For instance, if you buy a bond, you run the risk of the borrower defaulting or being repaid with debased money. As a stock investor, you face the risk that the company's business model will not live up to expectations, or that it, at the extreme, will go bankrupt. In an unhampered financial market, prices are formed for these and other risk factors.For instance, a bond with a high default risk will typically carry a high yield
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Frank Shostak
Employment Is Not the Key to Economic Growth
The US unemployment rate stood at 4.3% in July against 4.4% in the month before. The number of unemployed stood at 6.981 million – an increase of 4,000 from June. A relatively low unemployment rate is considered by most experts as an important factor for economic growth.This way of thinking based on the view that a reduction in the number of unemployed means that more people can now afford to boost their expenditure. As a result, economic activity follows suit. If unemployment is an important dr
Saturday, August 12, 2017